Kajol is undoubtedly one of the greatest actresses Bollywood has ever produced. the impeccable performance and shrewd onscreen presence are some of the significant factors behind the success of this legendary actress.
Kajol is one of the legendary actresses of the Bollywood film industry. In 1992, she made her debut in the film Bekhudi and eventually became popular in Baazigar. Her performance has always been highly praised by the critics and she was even being awarded as the best actress for three consecutive times by the Filmfare magazine. After having a long break from her professional career, she once again felt her presence in 2006. Kajol is indisputably one of the most successful and talented actress Bollywood has ever produced.
The Family Background:
Kajol was born in Mumbai on 5th August 1974. From her very early age, she got the fervors of the film industry. She is the son of the well-known filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee and the celebrated actress Tanuja. Her maternal aunt Nutan is widely renowned for winning the maximum Filmfare Awards. All these factors truly motivated Kajol to become an essential part of this industry.
The well-known actress Rani Mukerjee and the upcoming film director Ayan Mukherjee are the cousins of this beautiful lady. Her younger sister Tanisha Mukherjee has also established herself as one of the potent actress in the B-town.
In 1999, Kajol got married with the Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgan. They have now a son named Yug and a daughter called Nysa. Three years back, in an unfortunate incident Kajol lost her father.
A Vivid Analysis on the Career:
Kajol started her career in the film industry at seventeen years of age. Although the debut film was not successful in the box office but her acting skills and performance grabbed the attention of the directors. In 1993, Kajol appeared in the mega blockbuster hit “Baazigar” along with the top notch actor Shahrukh Khan. Their onscreen chemistry was immensely appreciated by the audience and soon they paired in a number of hit films. It includes- Dilwale dulhania Le Jayenge, Karan Arjun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and the list goes on.
Amongst these, DDLJ is undoubtedly one of the remarkable creations in the history of Bollywood. For the last twelve years, the film was being screened regularly in a theater of Mumbai and has already earned more than twelve billion rupees. The mere performance of Kajol in this film even fetched her Filmfare Award of Best Actress.
Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is another remarkable achievement of her career. The film not only gained commercial success in India but also became the biggest hit in the overseas market. In this movie, Kajol once again shared the screen with the king of Bollywood and even being awarded as the best actress for the second time.
Apart from SRK, Kajol also paired with several other actors of Bollywood. In the movie, Yeh Dillagi , she was being seen with the superstars Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. The film became a massive hit and the mere performance of Kajol has been critically acclaimed. In 1997, people witnessed another enthralling performance of Kajol in the film Gupt. Along with Manisha Koirala and Bobby Deol, the film became immensely popular and once again provided a new boost in the career of Kajol. She is in fact the first female actor who won the Filmfare Best Villain Award for her negative role in this film.
In the film Dushman, Kajol paired with the Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and for the first time won the Star Screen Award for Best Actress. In Karan Johar’s second venture Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kajol once again reinstated her glory and for the third time accomplished the Filmfare Best Actress Award.
In 2006, Kajol once again appeared onscreen after a mere gap of nearly five years. This time she performed with the renowned Bollywod actor Aamir Khan. The magnificent performance as a blind Kashmiri girl fetched her fourth Filmfare Best Actress Award. After Meena Kumari and Madhuri Dixit, now it was the turn of Kajol to attain this glory.
The year 2008 once again witnessed a spellbinding performance from this legendary actress. the name of the film was U, Me aur Hum, the directorial debut of her husband and the renowned actor Ajay Devgan. In this film, Kajol played the role of an Alzheimer patient and her immaculate performance is being highly appreciated by the critics.
In 2010, the romantic pair of SRK and Kajol once again hits the screen with the hands of My Name is Khan. The film is based on the Muslim residents of USA, aftermath the deadly attack of 9/11. The film became one of the highest gross owners in the overseas market and the mere performance of Kajol once again set a benchmark for the others to follow.
Kajol is actively involved with various charitable organizations. The Loomba Trust is one such renowned instance. It is a charitable trust whose sole purpose is to educate the children of the widows. She is even working with an NGO known as the Shiksha. Due to her utmost dedication and commitment in this field, in 2008, she is being honored with the Karamveer Puraskar award. This award is meant for only those people who think about the various aspects of our society and take active steps to alleviate all the concerns.
Kajol often emerged in a variety of television shows. In 2005, she appeared in the reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati, being hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. She even appeared as a guest in the talk show Koffee with Karan along with the Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan. She even engaged herself in a ramp walk in the Indian Fashion Week of 2006. Kajol even became an active jury member of the television show Rock n Roll Family along with Ajay Devgan and her mother Tanuja.
Kajol has always attracted the audience through her versatile acting capabilities and flexible nature. She might not be extremely good looking like her contemporaries, but her immense dedication towards work and natural skills overcome this aspect. Still at the age of thirty seven, she can truly be denoted as the epicenter of attraction.