Date of Birth: 5-Aug-74
Birth Place: Mumbai,Maharashtra, India
Description: Kajol Devgan, better known as simply Kajol, is an Indian film actress appearing in Hindi films. Kajol was born in Mumbai of Bengali-Marathi descent. Her mother Tanuja is an actress, while her late father Shomu Mukherjee was a film director and producer. Her maternal aunt is the late actress Nutan, and her maternal grandmother Shobhna Samarth and great grandmother Rattan Bai had both been involved in Hindi cinema. She is regarded as one of India's most successful female actors. Kajol made her acting debut in the film Bekhudi (1992) and had her first commercial success with her second film Baazigar (1993) opposite Shahrukh Khan, with whom she would act in such popular movies as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and My Name is Khan (2010). Her performances in all four of these films were praised and earned her Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. After shooting for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001, she took a sabbatical from full-time acting for five years. She made a comeback with Kunal Kohli's Fanaa (2006), for which she received another Best Actress Award at the Filmfare. Along with her late aunt Nutan, Kajol holds the record for most Best Actress wins at the Filmfare Awards, with five. In 2011, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri for her contribution to Indian Cinema. Kajol married Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn on February 24, 1999. The couple have 2 children, a daughter named Nysa (born in 2003) and a son named Yug (born in 2010). Sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kajol)
KAJOL IN NEWS
Veteran actress Tanuja has been admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata after complaining of breathing problems. Tanuja is in the city with her two daughters Kajol and Tanisha to attend the Kolkata International Film Festival and was at a dinner function with West Bengal CM Mamata Bannerjee when she started complaining of breathing trouble. She was rushed to the hospital and was immediately administered oxygen. Sources tell us that the 70 year old actress is now stable and well on her way to recovery. Just yesterday, she was seen launching a music album at the KIFF opening ceremony with actress Jaya Bachchan. Tanuja has appeared in countless Hindi films and was famous for portraying bold and dashing characters even during the black and white era. Her daughter Kajol walked in mommy’s footsteps and proved to be an even bigger star. Tanisha on the other hand has struggled with her Bollywood career but has been in the limelight lately thanks to her stint in Bigg Boss last year. Here’s wishing Tanuja a speedy recovery.
Kajol is the latest star to join Twitter but we she hasn’t done it to simply climb aboard the microblogging bandwagon. The actress is involved with Lifebuoy’s ‘Help A Child Reach Five’ movement and will be attending a seminar at the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) week in New York. The actress will on Sunday and has decided that Twitter will be a great way to keep her fans updated about the conference. Her Twitter account went live on the 14th and her handle is @KajolAtUN. Her first tweet read, “Hi guys!!! Joining Twitter for a few weeks, all for a good cause.” Hubby Ajay Devgn immediately welcomed her and tweeted, “Very Proud to see @KajolatUN advocating Handwashing at the UN and supporting the #HelpAchildreach5 movement.” While the rest of Bollywood too is busy cheering Kajol for her work, we are sure her fans will be delighted to finally have her on Twitter if only for a few weeks.
Kajol may have been out of the film scene for a while but she is definitely not done with Bollywood just yet. The latest buzz is that she is all set to make a come-back with a female-centric movie that will be produced by hubby Ajay Devgn.
We hear that the film will be based on the Dutch TV series Penoza and will have Kajol playing the role of a mafia matriarch. The story goes that Kajol’s character was a mafia kingpin and after his death she has to take the reins to protect her family.
This should be a very nice change from the sweet and bubbly Kajol we have always seen and apparently this Bong babe is also working hard to get into character. Another interesting bit of news surrounding this film is that Kajol will also claim a share of the profits the way our heroes of B-town do. This will make her Bollywood’s first heroine to be given a share of the profits. But since her husband himself is the producer, wouldn’t it ultimately come down to the same thing?
Well we are just glad to know that Kajol will grace the silver screen again very soon.
She may not be your regular conventional looking Bollywood beauty, yet she defied all the set forms of a typical heroine material and achieved super stardom purely on the basis of her versatile acting. Our in house expert and ace astro numerologist Bhavikk Sangghvi predicts what’s in store for the super talented Kajol on the eve of her 39th birthday. “Born on 5th August 1975,Kajol is a Number 5 (Mercury) person in numerology ruled by Number 1 (Leo – ruler Sun) while her destiny number adds up to Number 8 (Saturn)” explains Bhavikk. “Being primarily ruled by Number 5, Kajol is upright frank, honest, talkative and communicative in her speeches. Like a typical Leo, she is also very adamant in her decisions and sticks to what she has committed and would hardly turn back on her words. Also with the influence of Saturn (Number 8), she has really worked hard to achieve what she has and is proud of the fact that she has made it big on her own terms” describes Bhavikk of her characteristics. “Kajol will now be entering in her 40th year which indicates the beginning of a much positive phase ahead of her; thereby ending her much long hiatus from films” predicts Bhavikk joyously. “Her next untitled project (an adaptation of Penoza) produced by hubby Ajay Devgn and directed by Ram Madhvani if released post August (next year) will prove to be a winner all the way. Her role as a widow who takes on the gangsters to protect her family will be much appreciated; be it by the critics or the aam junta” adds Bhavikk. “Wearing a Blue Sapphire on her middle finger on a Saturday will ensure that she is able to rightly balance her health, personal and professional life” signs off Bhavikk on an advisory note.
This Sunday, Koffee With Karan viewers will see Karan Johar welcome one of his favorite heroines back to the show. Apparently, Kajol was surprisingly candid about a lot of things on the episode. At least this talented actress does not feel the need to fake diplomacy like so many other young stars on the show. Kajol was on the show with cousin and director Ayan Mukerji and the actress really opened up during the rapid fire round. When Karan posed the question whether she would like to ask Rani Mukerji something Kajol quickly replied, “When are you getting married, even I would like to know.” When asked to rate actors on the basis of acting ability, Kajol placed Ranbir Kapoor at the number one position. But when it came to who is the sexiest actor, Kajol instantly yelled out that it was her dear hubby, Ajay Devgn. Following which Karan started to tonelessly hum, “Bhala hai, bura hai, jaisa bhi hai, mera pati mera devta hai.” (Good or bad, my husband is my god) Kajol also posed a very specific question to Shahrukh Khan. “Why are you so candid all the time?” she said, “Don’t you know people like to hear nice... pretty lies once in a while.” Hopefully, Kajol herself will not feed us too many pretty little lies on the show. The episode airs this Sunday. You can watch the promo of the upcoming Kajol - Ayan Koffee With Karan episode below.