Age: 38 years
Birthday: 5th August, 1974
Marital status: Married to Ajay Devgan; has two kids Nysa and Yug.
Awards: 5 Filmfare Best Actress Awards, 1 Filmfare Best Villain Award and the Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar Award.
Biography: Kajol’s style, elegance and piquancy are the qualities that set her apart from her contemporaries. Known for her acting prowess and exuberance, she is vulnerable, fierce and a complete natural while in front of the camera. No doubt, Kajol is one of the few actresses that have made a definitive impact on Indian cinema.
Kajol was born in Mumbai to producer Shomu Mukherjee and actress Tanuja. With a family, where her father and uncles were ruling the roost as producers, and her mother Tanuja, aunt Nutan, grandmother Shobhana Samarth and great grandmother Ratanbai were established actresses, Kajol initially took up films more as a hobby than a career choice. Kajol left her school, St. Joseph’s Convent in Panchgani, and started her acting career at the tender age of seventeen.
Kajol stepped into filmdom with Rahul Rawail’s film Bekhudi (1992); however it was Baazigar (1993) that earned her recognition as an actress. Yeh Dillagi (1994) won her a nomination for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. But it was Dilwale Dulhania Le Jeyenge (1995) that broke box-office records and earned Kajol her first Filmfare Best Actor Award. Then, this versatile actor took a bold step by playing an out-an-out negative character in Gupt (1997), which made her the first woman to receive an award for portrayal of negative character at the Filmfare awards. In 1998, Kajol had three successive hits to her credit: Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya and Dushman. She also won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). At the peak of her career, in 1999, Kajol tied the knot with actor Ajay Devgan and moved away from the camera for some time. Kajol returned with a bang with Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…, an opulent family drama which won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award in 2001.
After a long sabbatical, Kajol made a comeback with Fanaa in 2006 and even won her fourth Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance.
In 2010 Kajol was seen in Karan Johar’s films My Name Is Khan and We Are Family winning her her fifth Filmfare Best Actress Award for the former film.