Kajol

5 August 1974 | Leo

Actress

Actor

Kajol

Kajol

Kajol is a popular Indian film actress. She has received six Filmfare Awards from eleven nominations, and holds the record for most Best Actress wins at Filmfare, with five. In 2011, the Government of India awarded her with the Padma Shri.

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Filmography

26 May 2006Fanaa
Zooni Ali Beg

29 May 1998Dushman
Sonia / Naina Saigal

8 May 1998Duplicate
Girl on railway station

28 October 1997Ishq
Kajal

12 September 1997Hameshaa
Rani Sharma / Reshma

Biography

Kajol is a popular Indian film actress. She has received six Filmfare Awards from eleven nominations, and holds the record for most Best Actress wins at Filmfare, with five. In 2011, the Government of India awarded her with the Padma Shri. Kajol made her acting debut with Bekhudi (1992) while still in school. She quit her studies to pursue acting, and had her first commercial success with the 1993 thriller Baazigar. She subsequently earned wide public recognition for playing leading roles in several blockbuster family dramas, including DilwaleDulhania Le Jayenge (1995), KuchKuchHota Hai (1998), and KabhiKhushiKabhieGham... (2001). She earned critical appreciation for playing against type in the 1997 mystery film Gupt and the 1998 psychological thriller Dushman. Following a sabbatical from full-time acting in 2001, Kajol returned to film with the 2006 romantic thriller, Fanaa. She continued working infrequently through the rest of the decade, and earned critical acclaim for her work in U Me Aur Hum (2008) and My Name Is Khan (2010). She, thus, established herself as one of India's most successful female actors. In addition to films, Kajol is a social activist and is noted for her work with widows and children, for which she received the KarmaveerPuraskaar in 2008. She also holds a managerial position at Devgn Entertainment and Software, a company she co-owns with her husband, actor Ajay Devgn. Kajol was born in Mumbai. She is the daughter of Indian actress Tanuja and film director Shomu Mukherjee. Her younger sister, Tanisha Mukherjee is also an actress. She is the niece of late Indian actress Nutan. Her paternal uncles, Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee, are film producers, while her paternal grandfather, Sashadhar Mukherjee, was a filmmaker. Kajol's cousins Rani Mukerji, Sharbani Mukherjee and MohnishBehl are also Bollywood actors; whereas another cousin of hers, Ayan Mukerji is a director. She is married to Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, and has two children. Her future projects include starring in the upcoming multistarrer, Dilwale (2015), directed by Rohit Shetty.

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