Kajol, the dusky beauty is a versatile actress in the Bollywood industry. She doesn’t make quite presence in the industry. For years and even in the future, she will be considered one among the most unique and audacious actress in the industry for a myriad of unconventional reasons. Kajol prove her different, successful, and emerged as reigning queen of Bollywood by breaking the narrow beauty outlook .
Look beautiful, gorgeous, comfy and glamorous in your own skin. She took off at the peak of her career in the industry, not once but twice, which really takes some guts to do. Marriage comes as a stoppage to many leading actresses in the whole Indian film fraternity. Yes, Kajol just broke that stereotype into pieces and came back with a bang in powerful roles.
Kajol was born as Kajol Mukherjee on 5th August 1974. She is born as the elder daughter of the celebrity couple, the veteran actress Tanuja Mukherjee and the late filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee. She has a younger sister, Tanisha Mukherjee, who acted in a few films.
Kajol was born and brought up in Mumbai, but belong to Marathi and Bengali descent. She is born in the family which is intensely connected with the film industry. Nutan Samarth, one of the leading female actors in 60’s and 70’s is her maternal aunt. She belongs to Mukherjee and Samarth film family. Shobhna Samarth, her maternal granny and Rattan Bai her maternal grandmother had closes ties with Hindi film industry.
Her maternal grandfathers were producers and film makers. Her paternal uncles are film producers. Rani Mukherji, yet another celebrated dusky beauty celebrated in Bollywood is Kajol’s cousin. Her cousin Ayan Mukherji is a filmmaker.
Born into a family of film fraternity, it was an easy entry for her. She was a school dropout and made her debut movie when she was just 17 years.
Bekhudi, was her first movie which released in the year 1992. Although the movie failed to perform as expected, it created a good foundation for Kajol. Being a very mischievous and kind of adamant child, Kajol decided to quit her studied and decided to concentrate in the film industry. Things moved towards her favor and she was roped in for the biggest blockbuster movie, Bazzigar. She paired with Shahrukh Khan for the first time and emerged as the successful couples offering big time box office hits. All her collaboration with Shahrukh Khan turned huge success and they made fabulous couple.
Kajol makes the best on-screen pair with Shahrukh Khan. They look like ‘Made for Each Other Couple’ and the carry a unique charming bond and charisma when they appear together. Without a shadow of doubt, they remain the sizzling couples on screen. Rumors spilled then and now about their relationships, but Kajol is the closest friend of the King Khan.
She is a religious woman and adheres to both Marathi and Bengali practices. Her parents got separated at a very young age. The courageous woman, whom we see now learned to be independent and bold when she was around 8 or 9 years old.
Kajol is married to her long time beau, Ajay Devgan in the year 1999. The couple started dating each other after their movie Gundraaj, in the year 1994. After a few years of relationship, the couple tied the knot. She was criticized strongly as an unlikely choice. Also, there were too many rumors about her marital relationships. Just like any other actress, many rumors filled the air about her split relationship with Ajay Devgan, even after kids. She never cared about it and just ignored everything.
She has two kids, a girl named Nysa Devgan born on 20th April 2003 and a boy Yug Devgan, born on 13th September 2010.
She made successful come back twice to the industry after marriage and after having a family.
Every time she took a break, she came back with commendable and blockbuster movies. Kajol always call it as a temporary break and she acclaimed many times, she never retires, but continues to be choosy about her choice of roles.
Regardless of her age, she carried herself gracefully with her unique charm. In fact, Kajol continues to be one of the role models for many budding actresses in the film industry. She made is very strong and apparent that it is impossible to survive in the industry just by being a glam doll or showing off the skin. Besides, she is also an avid social activist.
Kajol has just completed her high school. She studied at St.Joseph Convent Boarding, Panchgani. Although her entry to film industry was considered very temporary, it turned otherwise. Kajol several times quoted, she wanted to return to school after summer vacations. However, it never happened. Of course, she never felt anything bad about being a school dropout. In an interview to an international magazine, she quoted, “I don’t think I am any less well-rounded because I didn’t complete school”.
Kajol Net Worth
Kajol’s net worth is estimated at $18 million US dollars as of 2017. She was born in a rich and luxurious family, who had a lavish lifestyle. However, she earned a great deal of her wealth mainly through acting. She is also a popular face in the television commercials. Besides, she endorses several brands then and now, which earns handsome money. Apart from this, she was a part of several reality shows as Judge. Apparently, Kajol is one of the richest and top earning actresses in the film industry. She is one of the highest paid actresses in the country, not just in the Bollywood industry.
Kajol owns one of the most luxurious and classic houses in Mumbai. The house is named Shiv Shakti. The contemporary and class interiors speaks loud and still appears to be the talk of the town at times. It is a blend of ultra comfort features along with traditional outlook. The house is well recognized as an architectural masterpiece.
She owns the lavish Audi Q7, gifted by her husband, Ajay Devgan on her birthday.
According to her, the film industry is a business itself in other form. She made very open statement that survival in the industry dominated by men is too hard. For her, being an actress is a business, kind of tough business in a man’s world. Apart from being an actress, she also actively involves in a lot of social campaigns and lend her support for underprivileged women and children.
Kajol has a career span of more than two decades in the industry, portrayed in a myriad of roles. There are few best movies that just sweep us away. She received numerous awards for her finest acting skills in several movies. The biggest blockbuster of her entire career is Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
List of Kajol and Shahrukh Khan Movies
Baazigar (1993), Karan Arjun (1995), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Duplicate (1998), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham (2001), My Name is Khan (2010 ) and Dilwale (2015).
List of Must Watch Movies of Kajol
Bekhudi (1992), Baazigar (1993), Yeh Dillagi (1994), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997), Dushman (1998), Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001), Fanaa (2006), U Me Aur Hum (2008), My Name Is Khan (2010), We Are Family (2010) and Dilwale (2015).
She made a debut in a Tamil movie named ‘Minsaraa Kanavu’ directed by veteral filmmaker Rajeev Menon. It was a blockbuster. She has recently signed a tamil movie after several years, directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth.
Next to Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar was her best pal in the industry. She was his favorite actor and he was her favorite director. However, her relationship turned bitter owing to clash of movie release last year. Ajay Devgan planned to release his movie ‘Shivaay’ and Karan, ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ on the same date. Interesting plot is Karan Johar and Ajay Devgan was never friends.
This created a big rift and the relationship between Kajol and Karan turned sore, apparently ended up splitting forever. Even in a recent interview, Kajol just disclosed that relationships with people are difficult.
The media and the industry labeled Kajol with unconventional terms, however, it became her signature. To name a few, ‘dusky complexion’ ‘unappealing physique (considering the size zero fever)’ ‘bushy eyebrows’ and ‘unkempt hair.’ All these stamps have favored her in great time and created an identity.
She is one of the very few actresses acclaimed as ‘queen of expressions!’ She effortlessly nailed every role with ease. From being portrayed a bubbly college girl to psychopath killer, she has proven her versatility.
Kajol is one of the admirable celebrities, beyond being an actress. Kajol makes a perfect example of the term ‘Aging Gracefully.’