Kajol (born Kajol Mukherjee; 5 August 1974), also known by her married name Kajol Devgan, is an Indian film actress, who predominantly works in Hindi cinema. Born into 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 honoured her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country.
After making her film debut through the drama Bekhudi (1992), Kajol had her first commercial success with the thriller Baazigar (1993) and breakthrough with the romance Yeh Dillagi (1994). She achieved further success with starring roles in several top-earning films, including the action-thriller Karan Arjun (1995), the comedy Ishq (1997) and the romantic dramas Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998), Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998) and Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999). She received critical recognization for her portrayal of an obsessive lover in Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997), which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role, and twin sisters in Dushman (1998). Kajol went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Actress five times for her performance as an NRI in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), a tomboyish student in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), a loquacious woman in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001), a blind Kashmiri woman in Fanaa (2006) and a single mother in My Name Is Khan (2010). Her highest-grossing release came in 2015 with the action-romance Dilwale.
In addition to acting in films, Kajol is a social activist and is noted for her work with widows and children, for which she received the Karmaveer Puraskaar in 2008. She has featured as a talent judge for Zee TV’s reality show Rock-N-Roll Family and holds a managerial position at Devgn Entertainment and Software Ltd. Kajol has been married to actor Ajay Devgn since 1999, with whom she has two children.
Kajol began dating fellow actor, Ajay Devgn, in 1994, while filming for Gundaraj. Members of the media, however, labelled them as an “unlikely pair” due to their contrasting personalities. Devgn explained their relationship by saying, “We never resorted to the usual ‘I Love you’ routine. A proposal never happened. We grew with each other. Marriage was never discussed, but it was always imminent”. They subsequently got married on 24 February 1999 in a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony at the Devgn 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.
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Following her marriage, Kajol moved in with Devgn and his parents at the latter’s ancestral house in Juhu. While media members speculated about a lack of compatibility between her in-laws and her, Kajol clarified that they were “like parents to me” and encouraged her to continue working in films. Tabloids have often romantically linked Devgn with other Bollywood actresses, and have reported about an imminent divorce. Refuting the rumors, Kajol stated, “I don’t believe in those rumors because I know the way this industry functions. You cannot continue a marriage without basic trust. Frankly, I don’t care for such talk.”
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. She described motherhood as “fab” and added that her kids brought out “the best in her”.
Kajol Measurements Height Weight Bra Size Age
|Actress Name||Kajol Mukherjee Devgan|
|Age (2020)||46 Years Old|
|Date of Birth||5 August 1974|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||St. Joseph’s Convent School, Panchgani, Maharashtra|
|Educational Qualitification||School dropout|
|Debut||Film Debut: Bekhudi (1992)
TV Debut: Rock-N-Roll Family (2008, as a judge)
|Height in Centimeters||161 cm|
|Height in Meters||1.61 m|
|Height in Feet Inches||5′ 3”|
|Weight in Kilograms||57 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||126 lbs|
|Body Measurements||35-27-34 Inches|
|Waist Size||27 nches|
|Hip Size||34 Inches|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father Name||Late Shomu Mukherjee (Filmmaker)|
|Mother Name||Tanuja (Actress)|
|Sister Name||Tanishaa Mukherjee (Younger, Actress)|
Ajay Devgan (Actor)
|Husband||Ajay Devgan, Actor (1999-present)|
|Net Worth||$16 million|
|Salary||9-12 crore/film (INR)|
|Favorite Food||Pizza, Spaghetti Salad with Olives and French Fries|
|Favorite Actor||Ajay Devgan and Shah Rukh Khan|
|Hobbies||Reading and knitting|
Actress Kajol Interesting Facts
- Kajol was born on 5 August 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra to Late Shomu Mukherjee, Filmmaker and Actress Tanuja.
- She has a younger sister name is Tanishka Mukherjee, also an actress in Bollywood.
- She is a big fan of Shahrukh Khan, Ajay Devgan and Actress Sridevi.
- She married to the Bollywood Popular Actor Ajay Devgan on 1999 and they have two children together.
- Actress Kajol has an estimated net worth of $16 million and Salary 9-12 Crore Per Movie. She considered as the Highest-Paid Bollywood Actresses, Nowadays.
- Her First Bollywood Film ‘Bekhudi’ alongside with Sanjay Kapoor, this film was released in 1992.
- Kajol also appeared in Indian Television Industry and her First Television Appearance is Rock-N-Roll in 2008 and she was the judge of the show.