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Kajol Biography

Kajol Biography

Kajol was born to the producer-actress duo of Shomu Mukherjee and Tanuja on August 5, 1975, Kajol grew up in an influential setting. Her father and uncles ruled in the arena of producing films and her mother, Tanuja, aunt Nutan and grandmother Shobhana Samarth were established actresses par excellence.

Yesteryears' actress Tanuja may not have reached Mumbai's stellar skyline, as far as her popularity was concerned, but she had elegance, style and piquancy that very few actresses of her times possessed.

It is that style, class and piquancy that sets apart daughter Kajol from the rest of her contemporaries.

Her childhood, with sister Tanisha, was very normal and healthy. There was no dearth of happiness. 'We had toys, outings, studies, everything we could ask for' revealed the actress in an interview. Though in her growing up years she saw her parents split, it did not really affect her, she says.

Kajol took up films more as a hobby pursuit than a career choice. Rooted firmly in a family of film people, Kajol has strong financial support. Therefore, the actress was fortunate to never having to compromise on the kind of films she wanted to do for the sake of money.

The pre-requisites of a Bollywood actress, like a light complexion, dancing abilities, a slim and slender silhouette, chiseled features, all this Kajol did not enjoy. But she was an individual who did not fear to voice her thoughts and opinions, had loads of confidence, and oozed talent.

Kajol stepped into filmdom with Rahul Rawaail as her director and Kamal Sadaana as her co-star in a film titled Bekhudi. The film flopped but Kajol's draw continued to rise. Yeh Dillagi established her credentials as an actress. Her performance in the film made people sit up and notice the spontaneity and confidence she oozed.

There was no looking back. Hits or flops, Kajol remained unaffected. With every passing day her order rose and she became a star. She was probably the only star after Hema Malini who could carry an entire film on her shoulders, the only actress in the recent crop on whom distributors and producers could bank on for returns.

At the peak of her career, in her usual carefree approach to making decisions in life, she decided to tie the nuptial knot and move away from the camera for sometime. Not even once did the thought of the consequences marriage could mean to her career irk her. She was in love and wanted to marry. It was that simple.

Kajol is back from her sabbatical and ready for work. But she is sure of one thing. That her schedules are going to be relaxed. Remember she treats films as a leisure pursuit, not a medium for money. That she in any case has plenty. Plus there are hubby Ajay Devgan's production company, a dotcom enterprise and a distribution company.

In future, Kajol will be seen in projects of her home production company and in a select few ventures from outside. One film of Kajol's that is being talked about a lot is Sridevi and Boney Kapoor's untitled film with Shah Rukh in the male lead.



Kajol Trivia

Daughter of Tanuja and Shomu Mukherjee and niece of Nutan Behl.
Kajol is a fourth-generation actress: her mother Tanuja, maternal aunt Nutan Behl, maternal grandmother Shobhna Samarth and maternal great grandmother Rattan Bai were all movie stars in their day.
Cousin of Rani Mukherjee, Sharbani Mukherji, and Mohnish Bahl. Niece of Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee. Sister of Tanisha.
Often paired on-screen with actor Shah Rukh Khan. In fact, each of her five movies with him (Baazigar, Karan Arjun, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and Kabhi Khushie Kabhi Gham) have all gone on to become super-hits and blockbusters.
In 2001, she retired temporarily from Bollywood to spend more time with her family.
Her wedding to Ajay Devgan was a quiet affair where only a few close friends and relatives were invited. The newly wed couple went on a two month honeymoon traveling the world visiting such places as Sydney & Cairo. She will continue to act in select films, maybe in one or two a year.
Has a daughter with Ajay Devgan, named Nyasa.
Listed as number 4 of 'Top Bollywood Actresses' of 2006. (rediff.com, 8-25-2006)



Kajol - Star - Filmography
Toonpur Ka Superhero .......
Dec 17 2010

We Are Family .......
Sep 2 2010

My Name Is Khan .......
Feb 12 2010

Haal-e-dil ....... Special appearance
Jun 20 2008

U Me Aur Hum .......
Apr 11 2008

U, Me Aur Hum .......
Apr 11 2008

Om Shanti Om ....... Herself
Nov 9 2007

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna ....... Piano dancer (uncredited)
Aug 11 2006

Fanaa ....... Zooni Z. Baig
May 26 2006

Bambai Ka Babu ....... Neha
May 18 2005

Kal Ho Naa Ho ....... Dancer at engagement party (uncredited)
Nov 28 2003

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... ....... Anjali Sharma Raichand
Dec 14 2001

Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi ....... Tina/Sweety Khanna
Jan 19 2001

Raju Chacha ....... Anna
Dec 21 2000

Hote Hote Pyar Hogaya ....... Pinky
Jun 10 1999

Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain ....... Megha
Jan 22 1999

Dil Kya Kare ....... Nandita Rai
1999

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai ....... Anjali Sharma
Oct 16 1998

Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha ....... Sanjana
Jul 15 1998

Dushman ....... Sonia/Naina Saigal
May 29 1998

Duplicate ....... Girl on railway station
May 8 1998

Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya ....... Muskaan Thakur
Mar 27 1998

Ishq ....... Kajal
Nov 28 1997

Minsara Kanavu .......
Jan 14 1997

Sapnay ....... Priya
1997

Gupt: The Hidden Truth ....... Isha Diwan
1997

Hamesha ....... Rani Sharma/Reshma
1997

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge ....... Simran Singh
Oct 20 1995

Gundaraj ....... Ritu
Sep 7 1995

Hulchul ....... Sharmili
Aug 4 1995

Taaqat ....... Kavita
Jun 23 1995

Karan Arjun ....... Sonia Saxena
1995

Yeh Dillagi ....... Sapna
May 6 1994

Udhaar Ki Zindagi ....... Sita
1994

Baazigar ....... Priya M. Chopra
Nov 12 1993

Bekhudi ....... Radhika
Jul 31 1992

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