Date of Birth 5 August 1974
Kajol Mukherjee was popular as Kajol. She has received six Filmfare Awards.
She was born to actress Tanuja and film director Shomu Mukherjee. Kajol made her acting debut with Bekhudi (1992). In 1993, she had her first commercial success with the 1993 thriller Baazigar. She played heroine roles in several blockbuster family dramas, including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001). Following a break from acting in 2001, Kajol returned to film in 2006 with Fanaa. She further acted in U Me Aur Hum (2008) and My Name Is Khan (2010).
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In 1994, Kajol featured in Udhaar Ki Zindagi, as the granddaughter of the character played by Jeetendra. She subsequently starred and earned public recognition with Yash Raj Films's hit romantic drama Yeh Dillagi, alongside Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan.
In 1995, Kajol starred in two major commercial successes, Rakesh Roshan's Karan Arjun and Aditya Chopra's Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, both opposite Shahrukh Khan.
Kajol's song from Karan Arjun
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Kajol's Song from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, was the biggest commercial success of 1995. The film, earned a worldwide gross of INR123 crore. The role earned Kajol her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress. In 1995, she also acted opposite Ajay Devgn in Hulchul and Gundaraj. In 1996, Kajol starred in the action drama Bambai Ka Babu, opposite Saif Ali Khan.
In 1997, she played a mean character in Gupt: The Hidden Truth. The thriller, which co-starred Bobby Deol and Manisha Koirala was a major commercial success. Kajol was noticed for the negative character with the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role.
Her romantic comedy Ishq alongside Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla and Ajay Devgn, in which she played Kajal, a poor girl in love with a rich boy, played by Devgn was a commercial success.
In March 1998, Kajol appeared in the hit film, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya with Salman Khan. In her next release, Dushman, Kajol played the dual role of twin sisters, Sonia and Naina Saigal. The film, which revolved around Naina avenging the murder of her sister, won Kajol critical appreciation She next starred opposite Ajay Devgn in the romantic comedy Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha.
Her biggest success in 1998 was Karan Johar's directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Co-starring Shahrukh Khan and her cousin Rani Mukerji, the film emerged as a blockbuster in both India and overseas. Kajol played Anjali Sharma, a tomboy, who is secretly in love with her best friend, played by Khan. She won the Best Actress award at the 44th Filmfare Awards ceremony for her performance in the film.
In 1999, Kajol featured in a supporting role opposite Ajay Devgn, post their marriage, in Prakash Jha's drama Dil Kya Kare.The woman's film Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain emerged as a critical and commercial success. It had wide media coverage for being one of the few woman-centered films to emerge as a commercial success in India.
In 2000, Kajol featured alongside her husband once again, in his home-production Raju Chacha. Her first release of 2001 was the comedy Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi, where she played the double role of Tina and Sweety Khanna, twin sisters who are separated at birth. The film was a major commercial failure
Later that year, she played a leading role in Karan Johar's family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..., which was a blockbuster in India and the top-grossing Indian production of all-time in the overseas market until 2006. It had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor in prominent roles. For her role in the film, she won third Filmfare Award.
Following the success of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kajol took a break from full-time acting.
Kajol returned to films in 2006 with Kunal Kohli's thriller Fanaa, opposite Aamir Khan. The film emerged as a "super hit" at the box-office. She portrayed the role of Zooni Ali Beg, a blind Kashmiri girl who unwittingly falls in love with a terrorist, played by Khan. Her work in Fanaa fetched Kajol a fourth Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Kajol acted with Shahrukh Khan in My Name Is Khan (2010). Her performance in the film was acclaimed and she won a fifth Filmfare Award in the Best Actress category.
She next starred in her husband's directorial debut film, U Me Aur Hum (2008) as Piya, a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Upon release, the film performed moderately well at the box-office and earned positive critical reviews for her performance.
Kajol was next cast opposite Shahrukh Khan in Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan, a drama based on the ethnic profiling and discrimination faced by American Muslims post the 9/11 terrorist attacks. My Name Is Khan released in February 2010 to mainly positive reviews and emerged as an international success with a worldwide gross of INR200 crore. Kajol won her fifth Best Actress award at the Filmfare for the film, thereby sharing the record for the most Best Actress wins with her aunt, Nutan.
She next starred alongside Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in Siddharth Malhotra's We Are Family, an official adaptation of the Hollywood tearjerker Stepmom (1998). Kajol played the role of Maya, a character originally played by Susan Sarandon, and which she described as "a control freak", believing it "is something which every woman would identify with."
Her final release of the year was Toonpur Ka Super Hero, a live-action/animated film, opposite Ajay Devgn.
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Baazigar(Shahrukh Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Kajol), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (Shahrukh Khan, Kajol), Karan Arjun (Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee), Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (Salman Khan, Kajol), Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (Kajol), Kabhie Kushie Kabhie Gam (Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol and Kareena Kapoo), Fanaa (Amir Khan, Kajol), My Name is Khan (Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol)
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List of Films of Kajol
1994 Udhaar Ki Zindagi
1994 Yeh Dillagi
1995 Karan Arjun
1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Filmfare Award for Best Actress
1996 Bambai Ka Babu
1997 Gupt: The Hidden Truth Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
1997 Hameshaa Rani Sharma/Reshma
1997 Sapnay - dubbed from Tamil
1997 Ishq Kajal
1998 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Muskaan Thakur
1998 Duplicate Cameo appearance
1998 Dushman l
1998 Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Anjali Sharma Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Dil Kya Kare Nandita Rai
Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain
Hote Hote Pyar Ho Gaya Pinky
Raju Chacha Anna
Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... Anjali Sharma Raichand Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho Special appearance in song "Maahi Ve"
Fanaa Zooni Ali Baig Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Special appearance in song "Rock N Roll Soniye"
Om Shanti Om - Special appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"
U Me Aur Hum
Haal–e–dil Special appearance in song "Oye Hoye"
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Special appearance in song "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte"
Vighnaharta Shree Siddhivinayak Cameo appearance
My Name Is Khan Mandira Khan Fifth Filmfare Award for Best Actress
We Are Family
2010 Toonpur Ka Super Hero Priya
2012 Makkhi Mother (voice) Cameo appearance
2012 Student of the Year Special appearance in song "Disco Deewane"
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