Kajol, the bold, beautiful and brown eyed beauty speaks through her eyes and her expressions are enough to make anyone fall for her. In the career spanning 20 years, the actress has impressed everyone with her amazing acting.
Kajol - impulsive, confident, daring, and natural, is turning 39 today. Born to actress Tanuja and film director Shomu Mukherjee, Kajol is married to actor Ajay Devgn. The couple has two children - Yug and Nysa.
Kajol made her acting debut with Bekhudi (1992). She quit studies to pursue acting. Her first success in Bollywood came in the form of Baazigar, a film where she first starred opposite Shahrukh Khan. Kajol ruled 90s. She was paired with all the three Khans of Bollywood: Shahrukh, Salman and Aamir.
Kajol and Shahrukh went on to do many movies together and were called 'golden pair'. People still love to watch them together on screen. Kajol also did guest appearances in SRK and Karan Johar's movies. She was known as lucky charm of Karan Johar. She took a break and did a smashing comeback in Fanaa, also did a movie for Karan Johar, opposite Shahrukh in MNIK.
She was listed as number 4 of 'Top Bollywood Actresses' of 2006, by rediff.com. She was honoured with many awards. The diva has won six Filmfare Awards. In 1999, she got Style Awards for Most Stylish Heroine. In 2002, she got fifth Annual Rajiv Gandhi Award. In 2011, she got Padma Shri by the Government of India. In 2012, she received Vogue India Awards - Timeless beauty Award. She got National Award for Social Justice & Citizen Action- Karmaveer Puraskaar in 2008.
Kajol did many movies, few were superhits, few were average and some were flops too. In the slideshow, we are short-listing 15 Best Movies of Kajol. Wish Kajol a very Happy Birthday and tell us which movie you like the most?
Baazigar was Kajol's first film opposite Shahrukh Khan, and a big hit too. The film also had Shilpa Shetty. The movie was a thriller, where a hero (SRK) kills heroine (Shilpa), and traps her sister (Kajol) in his love to take revenge. The movie became the fourth highest grossing movie of 1993.
Yeh Dillagi, a romantic film, was produced by Yash Chopra. The movie starred Kajol, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles. Kajol played the role of a daughter of driver, a simple fun loving girl, who dreams big. Akshay and Saif play her love interests. Kajol was nominated for Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards.
Though the movie is more known for Karan (Salman Khan) and Arjun (Shahrukh Khan) - the first movie to feature them together, this movie had Kajol paired opposite Shahrukh. This is the second movie where they were paired up together and people started loving the couple. The movie was the second biggest hit of 1995.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ)
DDLJ - The movie which smashed all the records at the Box Office. It was declared All-time Blockbuster and Biggest Bollywood hit. This romantic comedy musical of Yash Raj Films starred Shahrukh and Kajol as main leads, third movie together.
The movie is the story of a young couple who falls in love on a European vacation. How the boy woos girl's parents so that she can marry him rather than the boy that her father has chosen for her, form the crux of the film. It was filmed in India, London, and Switzerland.
Kajol won Filmfare Best Actress Award and was nominated for Star Screen Award (Best Actress) for her performance in the film.
Gupt - The Hidden Truth
This film had Kajol in the negative role. Her role in the movie was much appreciated. It is the musical suspense thriller, directed by Rajiv Rai. The movie had Bobby Deol, Kajol and Manisha Koirala. Kajol and Bobby are childhood friends. Kajol falls in love with him and wants to get him, while his family plans to marry him to Manisha. Gupt got critical and commercial success. In Filmfare Award history, Kajol was the first woman to receive the Best Villain award.
Minsara Kanavu (Tamil film) was dubbed in Hindi as Sapnay. The movie had Kajol, Prabhu Deva and Arvind Swamy in the lead roles. Kajol played a role of young woman who wishes to become a nun. The movie is best known for its music by AR Rahman. Minsara Kanavu won four National Film Awards, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and a Filmfare Award mostly for the film's soundtrack.
Ishq is a comedy drama, which had Kajol opposite Ajay Devgn, real life couple, and Juhi opposite Aamir Khan in the lead roles. The film was the fourth highest grossing film of the year behind Border, Dil To Pagal Hai and Pardes. The movie is about Ajay and Juhi's wealthy fathers who wants to marry them, but Ajay was in love with Kajol, and Juhi with Aamir (Kajol and Aamir were from middle class families).
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, a romantic comedy film, was written and directed by Sohail Khan. Kajol played the role of Salman Khan's love interest. Though this is second film of Kajol with Salman, she was for the first time paired opposite Salman. Audience loved this sweet love story and Kajol-Salman's pair. Kajol was nominated for Star Screen and Zee Cine Awards - Best (Actress) for her performance in the film.
Dushman, a psychological thriller film, had Sanjay Dutt and Kajol in the lead role. Kajol played dual role in the movie - Sonia and Naina Sehgal (twins), two completely different characters. Sonia being the outgoing twin and Naina being the shy one. Tragedy strikes when Gokul (cold-blooded, sadistic killer and rapist) rapes and brutally kills Sonia, and distraught Naina vows to hunt down Gokul.
Kajol's role in the film was much appreciated. She won Star Screen Award (Best Actress) and was also nominated for Best Actress Filmfare Awards.
Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha
A romantic comedy film, had Kajol and Ajay Devgn in the lead role. The movie is about Kajol who is in search of her love (Bijay Anand) in India, meets thief Ajay and both fall in love later. The film was the third highest grosser of 1998 and was a superhit at the Box Office. Kajol was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
This Dharma Productions and Yash Raj Films, had Kajol, Rani and SRK in the lead role. Audience loved the pair - Shahrukh and Kajol. Kajol played role of Rahul's best friend, who is secretly in love with him. Kajol carried look of tomboy in the first half and beautiful, sensitive, homely girl role in the second half wonderfully. The movie won many awards. It was the third film to win the four major awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress) at Filmfare.
Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain
Kajol was paired up with Anil Kapoor in this movie. The movie is about Anil Kapoor, who plays the role of a pampered multi-millionaire industrialist's son. Anil marries Kajol (personal assistant in the company) on a contract basis, and later falls in love with her. Kajol was nominated for a Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in the film.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Produced by Yash Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions, the movie had multi star cast - Shahrukh, Kajol, Hrithik, Kareena, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan in the lead roles. Kajol played the role of Shahrukh's love interest. She won Filmfare Award, Screen Awards, Valenciennes International Film Festival for Best Actress award. She also won Zee Cine Special Award for Outstanding Performance. Kajol and SRK also received Best Jodi Award (Screen Awards).
Fanaa was a romantic film, which starred Kajol and Aamir Khan in the lead role. This was Kajol's comeback film as she was last seen in Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001). Kajol played a role of blind girl in and a love interest of terrorist Aamir.
Kajol and Aamir's performances and chemistry was much appreciated. They were also nominated Star Screen Award Jodi No 1. Kajol won Filmfare and Zee Cine Best Actress Awards, and was nominated for IIFA Best Actress Award.
My Name Is Khan (MNIK), 2010
The movie where SRK and Kajol were seen together after nine long years [last seen together in K3G (2001)]. The film is about Shahrukh (Autistic man, muslim), who falls in love with married women (Hindu) Kajol who has a son.
It was said to be most expensive Bollywood film of 2010. On its release, the film broke many Box Office records. The movie was the highest-grossing Bollywood film overseas at the time. Kajol won Filmfare Award for Best Actress, and was nominated for Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.