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Birth Date: 05 Aug, 1974, Age (49)

Occupation : Actress, Producer

Filmfare Awards : 6

National Awards : 1

Place of Birth : Mumbai



Kajol, also known by her married name Kajol Devgn, is an Indian film actress, who predominantly works in Hindi cinema. Born in Mumbai to the Mukherjee-Samarth family, she is the daughter of actress Tanuja Samarth and filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including six Filmfare Awards, and alongside her aunt Nutan, she holds the record for most Best Actress wins at the ceremony, with five. In 2011, the Government of India awarded her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country.

Kajol had her first commercial success with the 1993 thriller Baazigar. She rose to prominence by featuring as the female lead in several top-grossing romances, including Yeh Dillagi (1994), Ishq (1997), Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998), Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998) and Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999)—and received critical recognition for playing against type in the 1997 mystery film Gupt: The Hidden Truth, that earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Villain, and the 1998 psychological thriller Dushman. Her portrayal of a conservative NRI in the romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), a tomboy in the romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), a loquacious woman in the melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001), a blind Kashmiri woman in the romantic thriller Fanaa (2006) and a single mother in the drama My Name Is Khan (2010) garnered her five Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. Her highest-grossing release came with the action comedy Dilwale (2015), which ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.

Kajol began dating fellow actor, Ajay Devgn, in 1994, while filming for Gundaraj. They subsequently got married on 24 February 1999 in a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony at the Devgan house. The wedding was subject to wide media scrutiny, as certain members of the media criticised Kajol's decision to settle down at the "peak of her career". Kajol, however, maintained that she would not quit films, but would cut down on the amount of work that she did. In 2001, Kajol was pregnant with her first child. However, due to an ectopic pregnancy, she suffered from a miscarriage. On 20 April 2003, Kajol gave birth to a daughter, Nysa. Seven years later, on 13 September 2010, she gave birth to a son, Yug.

Kajol's stories

  • Helicopter Eela Trailer: Kajol Shares Film's Trailer On Her Birthday

    Helicopter Eela Trailer: Kajol Shares Film's Trailer On Her Birthday

    Kajol is returning to the big screen with Helicopter Eela, a drama film that focuses on the relationship between a mother and a son. The primary cast of Helicopter Eela includes Kajol and Riddhi Sen. The actress plays a single mother named Eela while the young star is her college-going son Vivaan.

  • Happy Birthday Kajol: Looking Back At Some Of Her Outstanding Performances

    Happy Birthday Kajol: Looking Back At Some Of Her Outstanding Performances

    Kajol made her Bollywood debut with Bekhudi, even though more than two decades have passed, the mania surrounding her just refuses to fade away. During her highly successful career, she has won over a legion of loving fans thanks to her confident charismatic personality and above all her acting skills.