Kajol Devgan Biography: Journey Through the Iconic Actress Life and Career

Aug/23/2023 / by Team Seema
Kajol Devgan
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Kajol was born to Shomu and Tanuja Mukherjee on August 5, 1974, in Mumbai, India. Tanisha Mukherjee, her sister, also pursued acting as a career.

Age Kajol Devgan

Kajol Devgan was born in Mumbai, India, on August 5, 1974. She is 48 years old.

Biography

In 1999, Kajol wed the well-known Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan. Popular Indian film actress Kajol Mukherjee, better known by her married name Kajol Devgan, is well recognized for her work in Hindi cinema. She has won six Filmfare awards so far in her career and has become one of Bollywood’s most well-known and well-paid actresses. With the release of, Bekhudi, Kajol made her film debut. Soon after, she appeared in the blockbuster commercial success, Baazigar, a crime thriller.

She has received the fourth highest civilian accolade in India, the Padma Shri, in recognition of her contributions to Indian cinema. Despite having a very successful career, she has her critics. She is renowned for portraying an unorthodox persona that differs from the typical Hindi film heroine. Her lack of effort in grooming herself or slimming down to maintain her appearance has been ridiculed in the media.

Kajol claims that when she was little, she was quite obstinate and naughty. She went to the boarding school St. Joseph Convent in Panchgani, a well-known hill town in India. She participated in extracurricular activities like dancing as well. When she was sixteen, she made her acting debut in the movie, Bekhudi. She ultimately decided to quit school to pursue acting as a full-time job.

About Kajol Devgan

In the 1992 love drama, Bekhudi, in which her mother Tanuja acted as her on-screen mother, Kajol made her acting debut. Despite the movie’s lackluster box office performance, Abbas Mustan’s crime thriller directed, Baazigar, was a tremendous commercial success. The movie also received four Filmfare honors.

She appeared in popular movies like Karan Arjun in 1994, Yeh Dillagi, and Udhaar ki Zindagi in 1994. She also starred in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1995, becoming the year’s biggest hit and one of the most watched and profitable Indian movies ever. She received a lot of praise for her performance and first Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

She played a psychotic killer and obsessive lover in the 1997 film, Gupt: The Hidden Truth. The movie starred Manisha Koirala and Bobby Deol and was a tremendous financial success. She was the first actress to receive the Best Performance in a Negative Role Filmfare Award.

After making appearances in movies like Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya, Dushman, and Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, she finally reached the pinnacle of her career in 1998 after starring in the love drama Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which became one of the most well-known movies in Indian cinema. It later gained cult significance as well. Kajol received her second Filmfare award for best actress for the movie.

She also made appearances in films that did not do well over time, including Hote Hote Pyaar Ho Gaya and Dil Kya Kare in 1999. She co-starred with her husband Ajay Devgn in Raju Chacha in 2000, the most costly Indian film ever made at the time. But in addition to receiving poor reviews from critics, the movie bombed at the box office.

She starred in the Indian family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham in 2001. Several more celebrities appeared in the movie, including Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, and Kareena Kapoor.

In 2006, she came back with the romantic suspense film, Fanaa. The movie Kunal Kohli directed was a major box office hit.

She next appeared in the 2008 love movie U, Me, Aur Hun, which was also the lead actor and was directed by her husband, Ajay Devgn. She received a Filmfare award nomination for best actress. The movie, however, didn’t have much of a following.

She appeared in the 2010 love drama My Name is Khan, which became one of Bollywood’s all-time biggest grossing movies. The movie, which Karan Johar directed, became wildly successful all over the world.

Actress Kajol Devgan

Dewale Dulhania One of Kajol’s best works is Le Jayenge, one of the most popular Hindi movies ever. Raj and Simran, played by Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, fall in love in the Aditya Chopra-directed movie. Simran’s family, however, is opposed to the union because Simran’s father long ago promised her hand to his friend’s son. With ten Filmfare awards, it became the highest-grossing Indian movie of 1995.

Another of Kajol’s most known works is the comedy Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Directed by Karan Johar, the film was given huge popularity across India and became the highest-grossing Indian film of the year. The movie tells the story of a young lady who tries to reunite her widowed father with his former best pal, who was secretly in love with him. The film won eight Filmfare awards. It was also met with good reviews from critics.

Also praised was her performance in the romantic suspense film, Fanaa. She was featured in the Kunal Kohli-directed movie as a blind Kashmiri girl who falls in love with a terrorist played by Aamir Khan. For this role, she received the Filmfare award for best actress. The reviews for the movie were mostly favorable.

One of her most notable works is, My Name is Khan. The movie, directed by Karan Johar, stars veteran actor Shahrukh Khan and is in the lead position. Khan plays a good-hearted Muslim man named Rizwan, who is determined to show the Americans that not all Muslims are terrorists.

Six Filmfare Awards in all have been given to her throughout her career. Her outstanding work in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1995, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham in 2001, Fanaa in 2006, and My Name is Khan, and she was given five Filmfare Awards for best actress in 2010. For the movie, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, she also received a Filmfare award for best performance in a negative role in 1997.

She has won various other honors as well, including the Star Screen Award, for best actress in 1999 for her performance in Dushman and the IIFA best actress award, in 2002 for her performance in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.

In addition to acting, she is well renowned for her charitable endeavors. She received the prestigious, Karmaveer Puraskaar award for her charitable work. She works with Shiksha, a non-profit organization that advocates for children’s education. She was also chosen to represent the Pratham Children’s Charity as its brand ambassador.

FAQs

1. When Did Kajol Start Her Career? 

She began acting at the age of 16 in the film, Bekhudi.

2. How Many Films Has Kajol Done?

She has acted in over 40 films.

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