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Indian Actress Kajol 1974

Kajol Devgan (née Mukherjee) (Bengali: কাজল দেবগন; born 5 August 1974), better known as simply Kajol, is an Indian film actress appearing in Hindi films. She is regarded as one of India's most successful female actors.

Kajol made her acting debut in the film Bekhudi (1992) and had her first commercial success with her second film Baazigar (1993) opposite Shahrukh Khan, with whom she would act in such popular movies as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and My Name is Khan (2010). Her performances in all four of these films were praised and earned her Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. After shooting for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001, she took a sabbatical from full-time acting for five years. She made a comeback with Kunal Kohli's Fanaa (2006), for which she received another Best Actress Award at the Filmfare. Along with her late aunt Nutan, Kajol holds the record for most Best Actress wins at the Filmfare Awards, with five. In 2011, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri for her contribution to Indian Cinema. She is married to fellow Indian actor Ajay Devgn.

Born Kajol Mukherjee
5 August 1974 (1974-08-05) (age 36)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1992–2001, 2006–present
Spouse Ajay Devgan (1999–present)

Family and background

Kajol was born in Mumbai of Bengali-Marathi descent. Her mother Tanuja is an actress, while her late father Shomu Mukherjee was a film director and producer. Her maternal aunt is the late actress Nutan, with whom she holds the record for the most wins (five times) of the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, and her maternal grandmother Shobhna Samarth and great grandmother Rattan Bai had both been involved in Hindi cinema.

Her paternal uncles are film producers; Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee. Kajol's paternal grandfather, Sashadhar Mukherjee, was a filmmaker. His wife Satirani Devi, Kajol's paternal grandmother, was the sister of Ashok Kumar, Anoop Kumar and Kishore Kumar. Kajol's cousins Rani Mukerji, Sharbani Mukherjee and Mohnish Behl are also Bollywood actors; whereas her cousin Ayan Mukerji is a director. Kajol's younger sister Tanisha Mukherjee is also an actress.

Kajol married Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan on February 24, 1999. The couple have 2 children, a daughter named Nysa (born in 2003) and a son named Yug (born in 2010).

On April 10, 2008, Kajol's father died after suffering from a cardiac arrest. His funeral was held the same day and was attended by other Bollywood personalities.


Kajol left her school St. Josephs convent at Panchgani and started her career at the age of seventeen. Her debut film was 1992's Bekhudi, which was a box office failure. In 1993, she shot to fame with her second film, Abbas-Mustan's thriller Baazigar. The film saw her co-starring alongside Shahrukh Khan, with whom she later went on to make a popular pairing in a number of films, all of which were box office successes.

Her first release in 1994, Udhaar Ki Zindagi, was a box-office failure, but her performance in the film won the BFJA Best Actress Award. She next starred in her first collaboration with Yash Raj Films, the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi (1994). Her performance as Sapna, a strong dreamy girl who leaves her paternal home to make her own life in the big city, earned her a first nomination for Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards.

In 1995 Kajol appeared in the two biggest hits of the year in India. Her first release was Rakesh Roshan's Karan Arjun. The film, which dealt with reincarnation, became the second-highest grossing film of the year. While her next three releases that year failed commercially, her last release, Aditya Chopra's directorial debut, the romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, was not only the biggest hit of that year, but one of Hindi cinema's most successful films. In 2008, the film entered its twelfth year in Mumbai theaters, grossing over 12 billion rupees overall, making it one of the biggest blockbusters in Bollywood. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was also a major critical success; it won ten Filmfare Awards, and Kajol's performance as a young NRI who falls for Shahrukh Khan's character was praised, earning her a first Filmfare Award for Best Actress. In 2005, Indiatimes Movies ranked the movie amongst the 25 Must See Bollywood Films, citing it as a "trendsetter of sorts". In that same year's retrospective review by Rediff, Raja Sen stated "Aditya [Chopra] ... wisely picked Kajol to play Simran, the real-as-life actress bringing warmth and credulity to the initially prudish and reluctant Simran. Not to mention the on-screen chemistry that has become the stuff of legend."

Kajol had only one release in 1996, Bambai Ka Babu, opposite Saif Ali Khan, which was a box office failure. In 1997, Kajol starred in Gupt: The Hidden Truth. Co-starring actors Bobby Deol and Manisha Koirala, the film was one of the highest grossing films of that year. Apart from that, her performance was a significant development for female actors in Bollywood; she was the first female actor to win the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role. Her next film release that year was Hameshaa. Like Karan Arjun, the film dealt with reincarnation, but unlike the latter, it failed at the box office. She next starred in her first Tamil film, Minsaara Kanavu. Her final release of that year was the romantic-comedy Ishq, where she was paired with her then-future husband Ajay Devgan. It performed well at the box office.

Kajol had further success in 1998, as she was the main lead starred in three of the year's biggest hits. She first starred opposite Salman Khan in the comedy Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. The film was the fourth highest grossing film of the year. Her next release, Dushman alongside Sanjay Dutt, did moderately well at the box office. She had a double role in the film, and won her first Star Screen Award for Best Actress for her performance. She next starred opposite Ajay Devgan in the romance Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, which was the second biggest hit of that year. However, her biggest success that year came with her final release, Karan Johar's directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which paired her again with Shahrukh Khan and went on to become the biggest hit of the year in both India and overseas. She played the role of Anjali, a young college student who is secretly in love with her closest friend, and many years after breaking contact meets him again after the death of his wife. She won her second Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance.

Kajol's first release in 1999 was the drama film Dil Kya Kare. She played the supporting role of Nandita Rai, which was well received. She had a hit with her second release, the family drama Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain. Starring alongside Anil Kapoor, Kajol received another Best Actress nomination at the Filmfare. She had an unsuccessful year in 2000, as her only release that year, Raju Chacha went unnoticed.

Kajol had only two films released in 2001. She first played a double role in the drama Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi, which was a commercial failure. However, she reinvented her success in her second venture with Karan Johar, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, which was a major grosser in India and the top-grossing Indian production of all-time in the overseas market until 2006. Kajol's role was that of Anjali, a young Punjabi woman from Delhi's market Chandni Chowk, who falls for the rich Rahul, played by Shahrukh Khan. Her comic-dramatic performance won her several awards, including her third Filmfare Best Actress Award and her second Star Screen Award for Best Actress. Critic Taran Adarsh wrote of her performance in the film, "Kajol is first-rate in the role of a typical Chandni Chowk lass. Her Punjabi dialect will win her immense praise." The Hindu wrote, "Kajol -- in only her second appearance this year, the first one being in a double role in ``Kajol ... steals the thunder from under very high noses indeed. With her precise timing and subtle lingering expression, she is a delight all the way." This was Kajol's last collaboration with Khan until they would be cast again by Johar as a lead pair in early 2010.

Following the success of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kajol took a sabbatical from full-time acting for five years. She gave birth to her daughter Nysa in 2003. She made a successful comeback in 2006 with Kunal Kohli's drama Fanaa, one of the highest grossing films of the year. Portraying a blind Kashmiri girl who falls in love with a Kashmiri terrorist (played by Aamir Khan) in the film, she won her fourth Filmfare Best Actress Award.

U, Me aur Hum, which released on 11 April 2008, marked her husband Ajay Devgan's directorial debut. For her performance as an Alzheimer's patient in the film, she received her tenth Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination. Raja Sen wrote in his review, "... Kajol ... can span through happy-breezy with her eyes closed, and so the first half doesn't even pose her a challenge, but when Alzheimer's strikes Piya and she begins to forget all that matters in her life, Kajol raises the bar strikingly high."

Kajol was recently seen alongside Shahrukh Khan in Karan Johar's drama My Name Is Khan, which is based on a true story, against the backdrop of perceptions on Islam post 11 September. Filming commenced in December 2008 in Los Angeles and ended in October 2009. Upon its release in February 2010, the film received mainly positive reviews from critics and became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in the overseas market. Kajol's portrayal of Mandira, a divorced single mother who marries a Muslim autistic man was praised by critics, with Rajeev Masand writing, "Bringing emotional depth to what is essentially Rizwan's story, Kajol is immensely likeable as Mandira, using her eyes to convey volumes, topping the performance off with a powerful breakdown scene that literally puts her through the wringer." Kajol won her fifth Best Actress award at the Filmfare, a record which she shares with her late aunt, actress Nutan.

She next starred alongside Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in We Are Family, an Indian adaptation of the Hollywood movie Stepmom (1998). Directed by Siddharth Malhotra, Hindustan Times critic Mayank Shekhar stated, "The premise is stuff dry tissues are made for. Yet, the pathos here is produced not from moments, but from performances alone: a stunning Kajol’s in particular. She appears superior to Susan Sarandon, I suspect." Her next film, Toonpur Ka Superhero, a live-action/animated film, was released in December 2010.


In 2005, she appeared on the TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. She was paired with her husband Ajay Devgan. They won 1 crore (10 million) rupees and donated this to a cancer hospital in Chennai. She has also appeared on Indian Idol, seasons one and two, as a guest judge.

She appeared on Karan Johar's talk show Koffee with Karan with Shahrukh Khan on the first episode. She also appeared on the last episode of the Season 1 together with Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. Back again with Season 2 of Koffee with Karan, Karan's first episode started with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai reunion. After almost a decade since his directorial debut Karan invited her along with Shahrukh and Rani Mukerji.

She modeled and walked the ramp for Manish Malhotra's fashion display Fashion Week 2006, titled Freedom, along with actress Preity Zinta.

In 2006, 4 miniature dolls under the name Bollywood legends were introduced. Besides Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan, she is one of the dolls.

In 2008, her husband Ajay Devgan and her mother Tanuja were jury members in the TV show Rock'n'Roll Family.

She appeared with Shahrukh Khan in the special anniversary issue of the Indian Vogue in October 2009.

Social work

Apart from being goodwill ambassador and patron of the Britain-based Loomba Trust - a charity devoted to educating widows' children, particularly in India, Kajol also works with an NGO called Shiksha.

She is a recipient of the Karamveer Puraskar award (26 November 2008), which recognises individuals who have been pivotal in leading change beyond their business by being committed to social issues.



Year Film Role Other notes
1992 Bekhudi Radhika
1993 Baazigar Priya Chopra
1994 Udhaar Ki Zindagi Sita
Yeh Dillagi Sapna Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
1995 Karan Arjun Sonia Saxena
Taaqat Kavita
Hulchul Sharmili
Gundaraj Ritu
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Simran Singh Filmfare Award for Best Actress
1996 Bambai Ka Babu Neha
1997 Gupt: The Hidden Truth Isha Diwan Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
Hamesha Rani Sharma/Reshma
Minsaara Kanavu Priya Amalraj Tamil film
Ishq Kajal
1998 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Muskaan Thakur
Special appearance
Dushman Sonia/Naina Saigal Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha Sanjana Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Anjali Sharma Filmfare Award for Best Actress
1999 Dil Kya Kare Nandita Rai
Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Megha Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Hote Hote Pyar Ho Gaya Pinky
2000 Raju Chacha Anna
2001 Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi Tina/Sweety Khanna Double role
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... Anjali Sharma Raichand Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho
Special appearance in song Maahi Ve
2006 Fanaa Zooni Ali Baig Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Special appearance in song Rock N Roll Soniye
2007 Om Shanti Om Herself Special appearance in song Deewangi Deewangi
2008 U, Me aur Hum Piya Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Special appearance in song Oye Hoye
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Special appearance in song Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte
2009 Vighnaharta Shree Siddhivinayak Herself Special appearance
2010 My Name Is Khan Mandira Khan Filmfare Award for Best Actress
We Are Family Maya
Toonpur Ka Super Hero Priya
2012 Koochie Koochie Hota Hai Angie (voice) Post-production

Daily Horoscope Friday, August 5

Aries  March 21-April 19 Your emotions, as well as the feelings of those around you, may be very clear today. Yes, believe it or not--everything is working in your favor. Partnerships, personal relationships or the social scene in general is very important during this time. Relationships can have a very decided influence on your career and workplace. Be aware that you can be overwhelming in any of your relationships--watch for this tendency so as not to obstruct opportunities. You may find that a more impersonal attitude is the key. This evening could be the best time for imagination and creativity when it comes to ideas and thinking. This, coupled with the ability to put your thoughts into words, allows you to captivate and spellbind. A good book or movie is appreciated.

Virgo  August 23-September 22 New ideas and insights may be slow to come just now. An older person may actually help you to create a new slant on an old idea. This has been a good workweek--showing much accomplishment. If this day is a bit slow, it should not worry you in the least. There is a chance of advancement soon. You look forward to the coming weekend where you will see some old acquaintances and have an opportunity to reestablish family ties, perhaps through short-distance travel. A love relationship may be getting your attention this afternoon and it could not come at a better time. This is the time to enhance an existing love relationship or to form a new one--the energies work in your favor. There is harmony and passion.

Taurus  April 20-May 20 This could be a period when you take your work more seriously than before. You actually see some real opportunities for advancement that may have seemed unlikely before now. There is a lot of energy coming from you to get things scheduled and organized. The nail that sticks up gets hammered down, so to speak. You find that you can really use your mind to think things through and make clear choices. Career decisions are straightforward and easy to make. Things are happening and your career or path depends upon your enthusiasm and tenacity--which are strong now. You can feel the trends and make the right moves--a time to get ahead by taking action. This evening is full of fun communications with lots of laughter and NO work--enjoy.

Gemini  May 21-June 21 Your inner resources and emotions are accented. Expect a sense of support and goodwill from those around you today. It is ideas that count for you now. The new and the unusual are the things that appeal to you. Mental discipline and patience are keynoted as you enter into some new learning activities. Thinking things through, accounting for all the details and making careful measurements along with similar experiences keep your mind active and involved. You have a high interest in health and work. A period of great mental activity has begun. You have a lot on your mind and feel a strong need to gather ideas. Your social life and charm could suffer due to your feelings of responsibility toward family and work. Take time to play a little!

Cancer  June 22-July 22 It is important today that you move forward with your work and get things accomplished--perhaps with a list to guide you. This could take the ability to become detached with regard to outward situations and strongly focused with regard to your work. Perhaps you are in a technical field or perhaps you are a lawyer trying a case. It's the business at hand that counts now. You perform well when it comes to stressful situations and time limitations create stress. Allow yourself time later in the day to laugh or cry or enjoy a friendly pet. It may also be a plus to become involved in some physical exercise this afternoon in order to get rid of any stress. Create ways to relax and renew your spirit. Mental discipline and patience are keynoted.

Leo  July 23-August 22 Higher-ups may not realize your strengths. It may be time to take notes on how you have improved in the workplace and how much you can offer to a higher position or post. You are enthusiastic, expressive and communicative as you conduct, lead or give your input at a round table or group discussion today--impressive. Some of your worthy observations could go into a letter or proposal for your next employee update. This is a good time for imagination and creativity when it comes to ideas and thinking. Coupled with the ability to put your thoughts into words as you captivate and spellbind others, you are open to a good position for improving your life situation. A career that allows you to enrich others will allow you to grow.

Libra  September 23-October 23 Mental discipline and patience are keynoted as you enter into a new cycle. Thinking things through, accounting for all the details and making careful measurements are the similar experiences that keep your mind active and involved. The path or career that you take now may take on a need for much concentrated effort. Frankly, it looks as though the tension to achieve will not be difficult. Celebration after a hard workweek may move into the arena of over-indulgence, so do your celebration by the clock! You finally come to an important decision with regard to your life choices. Family members are supportive of your decisions. Taking intelligent chances can bring big rewards. A good weekend is ahead for renewing old acquaintances.

Scorpio  October 24-November 21 Mental discipline and patience are important in the work you are involved with now. Thinking things through, accounting for all the details and making careful measurement keep your mind active and involved. There is an interest in health and work now. You could discover yourself through creativity and self-expression. Increased confidence and a more outgoing manner may be the key that opens many a new door in your career. This is a time to take risks and dare to be a little unconventional. You will prosper through new insights, inventions and an independent point of view. Refinement and relationships are of great satisfaction to you now and you may be working at creating harmony among family members.

Sagittarius  November 22-December 21 Now is the time you move forward and make your plans and ideas known. New partnerships are entered into; old ones are renewed or else they are left behind. You try your strength against another--learn to cooperate or conquer. There are no hard feelings as others seem to be in this mode of thinking as well. Everyone around you realizes that this is the best time for needed changes. At home, everyone needs something--clothes, accessories and personal improvements. Change and inner growth tend to come through your relationships with both friends and lovers. Marriage or a love relationship will be very intense and not at all superficial. You get to the heart of a relationship every time. Someone shows appreciation for your generous nature.

Capricorn  December 22-January 19 It is good that you have an open mind as you may find yourself agreeing with ideas you never thought you would accept. You have a high rate of change when it comes to what you believe in--your ideals and dreams. Although you are not wishy-washy with your belief system, you will adjust and change your ideals often. There is also a struggle within you not to become carried away with each new vision. You shine brightly in the workplace and have several opportunities to show off your talents. You will find others appreciate your feelings and your ability to act and get things done. There is a kind of romantic dreaming that characterizes your approach to life for now. Invest your time in a romantic partner that will treat you right.

Aquarius  January 20-February 18 You think a lot about appearances this week. Perhaps you will choose a new suit of clothes or a new style. You are very personable and aware of appearances. You enjoy words and you enjoy creating sentences that captivate. You also love to talk and have rap sessions with people of like-minds. You appreciate the good conversations as you feel that stimulating mental adventures, either alone or with others, are among the most exciting experiences that life offers. Mental discipline and patience are keynoted. A dive into some fantastic hobby this afternoon has your attention and as you find activities to distract you from the daily grind you may run across the most involved hobby of pottery, sewing or French cooking. You meet new friends.

Pisces  February 19-March 20 It may be difficult to get your message across to someone this morning. Do not try to push your views, wait awhile--keep conversations technical and you will find the reception becoming clear in time. Careful--there is a sense of emotional detachment at the personal level. Your mind is sharp and you have plenty of quick wit--it is not likely that anyone can fool you. You have an interest in health and may begin some kind of health or exercise program with co-workers or friends this afternoon. You could be looking for a new or used vehicle soon. Important financial decisions require more information than you realize; research first. Gather information about what you want as well as what it takes to get what you want--there are positive results.

বলিউড অভিনেত্রী কাজল দেবগন ১৯৭৪

কাজল দেবগন (বিয়ের আগের নাম কাজল মুখার্জি) (হিন্দি: काजोल देवगन, উর্দু: کجول دیوگن) (জন্ম আগস্ট ৫, ১৯৭৫ মুম্বাই, ভারত) একজন ভারতীয় অভিনেত্রী। তিনি কাজল নামেই সমধিক পরিচিত।

Year Film Role Other notes
২০০৬ কাভি আল বিদা না ক্যাহনা
Special appearance in song Rock N Roll Soniye
২০০৬ ফানা Zooni Ali Begum
২০০৩ কাল হো না হো
Special appearance in song Maahi Ve
২০০১ কাভি খুশি কাভি গাম Anjali Sharma Raichand Won, Filmfare Best Actress Award
২০০১ কুছ খাট্টি কুছ মিঠঠি Tina/Sweety Khanna
২০০০ রাজু চাচা Anna
১৯৯৯ হোতে হোতে পেয়ার হো গ্যায়া Pinky
১৯৯৯ হাম আপকে দিলমে র‌্যাহতে Megha Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award
১৯৯৯ দিল কেয়া করে Nandita Rai
১৯৯৮ কুছ কুছ হোতা হ্যায় Anjali Sharma Won, Filmfare Best Actress Award
১৯৯৮ দুশমন Sonia/Naina Saigal Nomination, Filmfare Best Actress Award
১৯৯৮ ডুপ্লিকেট Girl at train station Guest appearance
১৯৯৮ পেয়ার কিয়া তো ডারনা কেয়া Muskaan Thakur Nomination, Filmfare Best Actress Award
১৯৯৮ পেয়ার তো হোনা হি থা Sanjana
১৯৯৭ ইশ্‌ক Kajal
১৯৯৭ মিন্সারা কানাভু Priya Tamil film (Sapnay is the Hindi version)
Won, Filmfare Best Actress Award South
১৯৯৭ গুপ্ত: দি হিডেন ট্রুথ Isha Diwan Won, Filmfare Best Villain Award
১৯৯৭ হামেশা Rani Sharma/Reshma
১৯৯৬ বাম্বাই কা বাবু Neha
১৯৯৫ দিলওয়ালে দুলহানিয়া লে যায়েঙ্গে Simran Singh Won, Filmfare Best Actress Award
১৯৯৫ গুন্ডারাজ Ritu
১৯৯৫ তাকাত Kavita
১৯৯৫ হালচাল Sharmili
১৯৯৫ কারান অর্জুন Sonia Saxena
১৯৯৪ ইয়েহ দিল্লাগি Sapna Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award
১৯৯৪ উধার কি যিন্দাগি Sita
১৯৯৩ বাজীগর Priya Chopra
১৯৯২ বেখুদি Radhika
১৯৯২ ... xxx