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--- About Kajol ---

Birth name: Kajol Mukherjee

Meaning of the name: Kajol - 'Eyeliner'

Date of Birth: 5 August 1974

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Nickname: Kadsoo

Occupation: Actress

Zodiac sign: Leo

Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m) 

Marital status: Married

Date of Mariage: 24 February 1999

Spouse: Ajay Devgn

Kids: 2 - Daughter Nysa (born 20 April 2003) and a son Yug (born 13 September 2010)

Father: Shomu Mukherjee (film director and producer)

Mother: Tanuja (actress)

Sister: Tanisha Mukherjee (actress)

Maternal aunt: Nutan (actress)

Maternal grandmother: Shobhna Samarth

Maternal great grandmother: Rattan Bai

Paternal uncles: Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee (both film producers)

Paternal grandfather: Sashadhar Mukherjee (filmmaker)

Cousins: Rani Mukerji, Sharbani Mukherjee and Mohnish Behl (all actors) and Ayan Mukerji (film director)

Father-in-law: Veeru Devgan (choreographer)

Mother-in-law: Veena Devgan (film producer)

Brother-in-law: Anil Devgan (film director)

Mother Tongue: Bengali

Languages: Hindi, English, Marathi, a little bit of Bengali

Friends from film industry: Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar... 

Education: St. Josephs Convent School; Mithibai College

Activities: Reading, knitting, dancing, going to the gym

Most memorable film: Udhar Ki Zindagi
Strengths: Confidence and Talent

Weakness: Certain things that she believe about herself which she cannot cannot overcome even for
taking a risk on a movie or taking a risk in front of the camera
Scared of: Cockroaches. Not bringing up her children well. Her insecurities overpowering her decisions.

What frightens her about life: The uncertainty! To not know what’s going to happen tomorrow.

Trademark: Her uni-brow

Likes: Reading fiction

Debut film: Bekhudi (1992)

Debut Award: Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Best movies in the career by now: Baazigar, Yeh Dillagi, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dushman,
Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie
Gham, Fanaa, U Me Aur Hum, My Name Is Khan

Her best quality as an actor: Very vivid imagination
What she likes about Ajay the most: "(Laughs) That he lets me talk."
If not an actor: A psychiatrist
The role whisc is colosest to the real her: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kajol as a baby

--- Favourites ---

Favourite food: Anything sweet

Favourite dessert: Bengali sweets

Favourite holiday spot: Egypt, Europe 

Favourite actors: Ajay Devgan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar

Favourite actress: Sridevi, Tanuja

Favourite films: Sholay... Ironman 3... Gone With The Wind, Casablanca...

Favourite snack while watching a movie: Popcorn that is salted with extra butter or cheese

Favourite music: Old Hindi film songs...

Favourite colour: Orange... White

Favourite perfume: Gucci, Cool Waters

Favourite book: Hugh Prather's 'Note To Myself'

Favourite outfit: Saree, Jeans and T-shirts 

Favourite accessory: Bangles

Favourite male co-stars: Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn

Favourite director: Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar

Kajol Childhood Photos


Kajol Family Photos

--- Interesting Facts --- 

--> Kajol is half Bengali and half Maharashtrian. She can't speak Bengali well, but she can speak Marathi.

--> She quit her studies to pursue acting, and had her first commercial success with the 1993 thriller

--> Kajol is a social activist and is noted for her work with widows and children, for which she received the
Karmaveer Puraskaar in 2008.

--> In 2011, the Government of India awarded her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award
of the country.

--> Kajol holds a managerial position at Devgn Entertainment and Software.

--> Kajol began dating actor, Ajay Devgn, in 1994, while filming for Gundaraj. They got married in 1999.

--> Members of the media, however, labelled them as an "unlikely pair" due to their contrasting

--> 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

--> For Kajol and Ajay's honeymoon, they visited Europe, Egypt and Australia.

--> Following her marriage, Kajol moved in with Devgn and his parents at the latter's ancestral house in

--> Kajol describes herself as being "extremely mischievous" as a child. She added that she was stubborn
and impulsive from a very young age.

--> Her parents separated when she was young; but according to Tanuja, Kajol was not affected by the
split as "we never argued in front of her.

--> According to Kajol, her mother inculcated a sense of independence in her at a very young age.Growing
up between two separate cultures, she inherited her "Maharashtrian pragmatism" from her mother and
her "Bengali temperament" from her father.

--> In 2008, Kajol featured as a talent judge, alongside her husband, Ajay Devgn and mother, Tanuja,
in Zee TV's family reality show, Rock-N-Roll Family.

--> In 2001, Kajol was pregnant with her first child. Due to an ectopic pregnancy, she suffered from a

--> Kajol has often been criticised in the media for "her lack of interest in maintaining her appearance by
means of slimming, grooming, jewellery or fashion".

--> In 2006, Kajol was one of the four Bollywood actors, alongside Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and
Shahrukh Khan, whose miniature dolls were launched in the United Kingdom, under the name of
"Bollywood Legends".

--> She is often paired on-screen with actor Shah Rukh Khan.

--> Often making public appearances in a saree, Kajol describes it to be her "favorite outfit".

--> In 2012, Kajol was placed at the fourth position by NDTV in the listing of "The most popular actresses
of all time", behind actresses Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi and Meena Kumari.
--> She’s always done her own thing. Call it her whims and fancies but she’s never given two hoots about
what others say or think.
--> She was was 15 and a half when she was offered a first film and she was was 16 and a half when
she signed the first film. her mother (Tanuja) had to sign the contract for her as her legal guardian.
She couldn’t sign it because she was underage.

Kajol and Ajay wedding day

--- Personal Quotes ---

"When Ajay is home for a couple of days, he doesn't let me shout at the kids or put them to sleep. He'll
say "I'm here for two days, let them stay up late today. I don't want to yell at them. Let them do all the

"I don't think I am any less well-rounded because I didn't complete school."

"I have two favourite co-stars: One is Shahrukh, and the other my husband! And I'd love to work with
them again and again and again."

"I was born to be a mother because I consider motherhood my exclusive niche in life. Nysa is my top
priority. I can give up everything and anything for her."

"I think the family is and should be the 1st priority in any woman's life.They should have that dependence
on you that you are there for them no matter who you are, where you are and how you are. I have the
same sense of dependence on my mother till today." 

"It (marriage with Ajay) has worked because both of us wanted it to work and we have tremendous love
plus respect for one another. You need to work on a relationship and that is what we do in our own little
ways every single day. The feeling of caring must be there in both the partners and this does not begin
or end with those three words 'I love you'."

"I definitely want to open an orphanage in the near future. I do not have the time for it right now but the
will is there."

"Happiness enables you to take on many things. I was never bothered about my appearance in the past,
but I figured it’s not that tough. And my resolve has borne fruit..."

"Earlier, looking lighter or slimmer never mattered to me. Frankly, I didn’t care. I had more important
things to do. But when I figured that it’s not that hard and I have the time, passion and patience to take
it up, I jumped onto the health-wagon. I started working out. Also, the world is changing and you have to
change with it or else you will be swept aside."

"In my entire life, I have never bothered about what brand I wore, let alone what other people wore. All
these things were irrelevant. But being a movie star, how can you escape the ‘brand wagon’? You won’t
believe it, but I am still not brand conscious. If I like something, I will pick it up from anywhere and wear
it. I don’t believe that only branded stuff looks good on you. If it doesn’t look good in my eyes, I’ll never
wear it."

"Shopping was never an issue with me. I go crazy in grocery stores and chemist shops... And you may
find this weird, but when Ajay and I go abroad, we spend the maximum on medical shopping. I check
out the latest vitamin, calcium and iron tablets, painkillers and medicines for other illnesses. I spend
five times more money at a chemist shop than I would at a fashion boutique. Clothes shopping is
optional for me, shopping at a chemist store is a must."

"I am in a happy space, proud of myself and my age. I wouldn’t want to be 16 again because I am much
prettier and thinner right now than I was at 16."

"I would rather not work than do a bad film."

"My ambition is not to be the richest person or the most successful actress in the world. My ambition is
that 10 years from now I should be a better person. To be a fitter person than I am today."

"When you stand up for yourself, it's considered arrogant. If you don't agree with someone who's a bigger
star than you at that point of time, it's considered rude. I'm not a very nice person. I've come to accept
the fact that I'm no Miss goody-two-shoes."

"I am a huge Sridevi fan. India has never produced a finer actress than her. She has reinvented herself
with every film. Whenever I meet her I tell her to open a school and I would be her first student. There’s
so much to learn from her."

"The best thing you can do for your body is sleep. It’s simple. Cater to your body as much as to your
mind. Your body after all houses your mind. You have to pay attention to your physicality as much as
your mentality."

"I like the way I look now. I like myself. I believe I look way better now than I did 10 years

"That I’m fantastic, I’m beautiful, I’m amazing. I’m lovely. Every adjective that I know, I throw at myself
every morning in front of the mirror."

"The biggest difficulty for a working mother is how to handle the guilt. I don’t think you can ever get over
the guilt of going to work and leaving your kids. Even though they are perfectly happy to see you go."

"It’s important for the kids to know that there are boundaries drawn and they cannot cross them. It’s
important for their mental stability, for peer pressure. It’s important for them to grow up straight and tall.
It’s important for them to know that so far and no further."

"If I have an issue with someone, I become obsessive compulsive. I have to clear that issue then and
there with that person. I will not leave it hanging. I will talk it out especially with people I love or respect.
If you’re a stranger then it doesn’t matter."

"Both of us (Kajol & Ajay) work hard at it (marriage). We have to understand each other and move
accordingly. We also have to make compromises and need to keep each other’s likes and dislikes in
mind. You have to find a middle path and that can only happen when you both agree to do it."

"I’m really nasty, critical and cutting. Ajay is a much better person than me. It’s not easy being the
sensible one all the time, but he’s such a gentleman."

"I have the financial reason not to work. I don't need to work and I can afford to stay at home and take
care of them (kids), which is why I do!... I think it's everybody's personal decision that whether you have
to work or not. As long as you spend time with your children, is most important..."




Kajol & Ajay Devgn


Kajol with her kids


--- Connect With Kajol ---

Kajol on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KajolAtUN

Kajol in her younger age



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