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Kajol (born Kajol Mukherjee), also known by her married name Kajol Devgan, is an Indian film actress, who predominantly works in Hindi cinema. Born in Mumbai to the Mukherjee-Samarth family, she is the daughter of actress Tanuja Samarth and late filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee. Regarded as one of India's most successful and highest-paid actresses, Kajol is the recipient of numerous accolades, including six Filmfare Awards, among twelve nominations. Along with her late aunt Nutan, she holds the record for most Best Actress wins at Filmfare, with five. In 2011, the Government of India awarded her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country. After making her acting debut in the 1992 romance Bekhudi, with her mother Kajol had her first commercial success with the 1993 thriller Baazigar. She rose to prominence by featuring as the female lead in five of India's annually top-grossing romances—Yeh Dillagi (1994), Ishq (1997), Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998), Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998) and Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999)—and received wide critical recognition for playing against type in the 1997 mystery film Gupt: The Hidden Truth, that earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Villain, and the 1998 psychological thriller Dushman. Her acclaimed portrayal of a conservative NRI in the blockbuster romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), a tomboy in the blockbuster romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), a lower middle class Punjabi woman in the blockbuster melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001), a blind Kashmiri woman in the romantic thriller Fanaa (2006) and a divorced, single mother in the drama My Name Is Khan (2010) garnered her five Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. Following a five-year sabbatical from full-time acting in 2001, Kajol received praise for portraying the lead female roles in the dramas U Me Aur Hum (2008) and We Are Family (2010), and the comedy Dilwale (2015). 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.

Aug 5, 1974 In Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Koochie Koochie Hota Hai
Latest Project:
Movie Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior 2020-01-10
Known For
Movie Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior Lakshmi Bai 2020-01-10
Movie Koochie Koochie Hota Hai Angie 2020
Movie Zero Herself at a party 2018-12-21
Movie Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 Vasundhara 2017-08-11
Movie Dilwale Meera Malik 2015-12-18
Movie Student of the Year Dancer in Dance Competition 2012-10-19
Movie Toonpur Ka Superrhero Priya Kumar 2010-12-24
Movie We Are Family Maya 2010-09-03
Movie My Name Is Khan Mandira Khan 2010-02-11
Movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Special Appearance in "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte" Song 2008-12-11
Movie U Me Aur Hum Piya 2008-04-11
Movie Om Shanti Om Herself 2007-11-07
Movie Fanaa Zooni Ali Beg 2006-05-26
Movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Piano dancer (uncredited--special appearance) 2006-08-11
Movie Kal Ho Naa Ho Special Appearance in "Maahi Ve" Song 2003-11-27
Movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Anjali Sharma 2001-12-14
Movie Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi Tina Khanna / Sweety Khanna 2001-01-19
Movie Raju Chacha Anna 2000-12-21
Movie Hote Hote Pyar Hogaya Pinky 1999-06-10
Movie Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Megha 1999-01-22
Movie Dil Kya Kare Nandita Rai 1999-01-01
Movie Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Muskaan Thakur 1998-03-27
Movie Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha Sanjana 1998-07-15
Movie Duplicate Girl on railway station (Special Appearance) 1998-05-08
Movie Dushman Sonia/Naina Saigal 1998-07-13
Movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Anjali Sharma 1998-10-16
Movie Gupt: The Hidden Truth Isha Diwan 1997-07-04
Movie Hameshaa Rani Sharma/Reshma 1997-02-23
Movie Minsara Kanavu Priya Amalraj 1997-01-14
Movie Ishq Kajal 1997-11-28
Movie Bambai Ka Babu Neha 1996-01-01
Movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Simran Singh 1995-10-20
Movie Taaqat Kavita 1995-06-23
Movie Karan Arjun Sonia Saxena 1995-01-13
Movie Hulchul Sharmili 1995-01-01
Movie Gundaraj Ritu 1995-09-06
Movie Yeh Dillagi Sapna 1994-05-05
Movie Udhaar Ki Zindagi Sita 1994-01-01
Movie Baazigar Priya Chopra 1993-11-12
Movie Bekhudi Radhika 1992-07-31