Kajol Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Kajol Devgan (née Mukherjee; born 5 August 1974), known mononymously as Kajol, is an Indian actress. Described in the media as one of the most successful actresses of Hindi cinema, she is the recipient of numerous accolades, including six Filmfare Awards, among which she shares the record for most Best Actress wins with her late aunt Nutan. In 2011, she was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

The daughter of Tanuja and Shomu Mukherjee, Kajol made her acting debut with Bekhudi (1992) while still in school. She subsequently quit her studies, and had commercial successes in Baazigar (1993), opposite Shah Rukh Khan, and Yeh Dillagi (1994). Starring roles with Khan in the top-grossing romances Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) established her as a leading star in the 1990s and earned her two Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. She also gained critical appreciation for playing a psychopathic killer in Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997) and an avenger in Dushman (1998).

After starring in the family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001), which won her a third Filmfare Award, Kajol took a sabbatical from full-time acting and worked infrequently over the next decades. She won two more Best Actress awards at Filmfare for starring in the romantic thriller Fanaa (2006) and the drama My Name Is Khan (2010). Her highest-grossing releases came with the comedy Dilwale (2015) and the period film Tanhaji (2020). She has since starred in the streaming projects Tribhanga (2021) and The Trial (2023).

In addition to acting in films, Kajol is a social activist and noted for her work with widows and children. She has featured as a talent judge for the reality show Rock-N-Roll Family in 2008, and holds a managerial position at Devgn Entertainment and Software Ltd. Kajol has been married to the actor and filmmaker Ajay Devgn, with whom she has two children, since 1999.


Kajol Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Kajol Wiki and Biography
Real NameKajol Mukherjee
NicknameKads
ProfessionActress
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 161 cm
in meters- 1.61 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 3”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 57 kg
in Pounds- 126 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-28-34
Eye ColourHazel
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 August 1974
Age (as of 2023)49 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signLeo
Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolSt. Joseph’s Convent School, Panchgani, Maharashtra
CollegeDid not attend
Educational QualificationSchool dropout
DebutFilm Debut: Bekhudi (1992)

TV Debut: Rock-N-Roll Family (2008, as a judge)
FamilyFather– Late Shomu Mukherjee (Filmmaker)
Mother– Tanuja (Actress)
Brother– N/A
Sister– Tanishaa Mukherjee (Younger, Actress)
ReligionHinduism
Address5/6, Sheetal Apartments, Ground Floor, Opposite Chandan Cinema, Juhu, Mumbai

45/D Malgari Road, Mumbai
HobbiesReading, Knitting
ControversyHer longtime friendship with Karan Johar ended in 2016, and the reason behind it was the Diwali clash of her husband Ajay’s Shivaay and Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Karan also said that he will never be friends with Kajol again. However, the reconciliation began when Kajol liked a post of Karan’s twins Yash and Roohi. According to reports, she also invited him to a party, where they ended their differences.
Favourites
FoodPizza, Spaghetti Salad with Olives and French Fries
ActorAjay Devgn, Shah Rukh Khan
ActressSridevi
Film(s)Bollywood: Sholay, Chaalbaaz
Hollywood: Casablanca, Ironman 3, Gone With The Wind
DirectorAditya Chopra
BookNotes to Myself: My Struggle to Become a Person by Hugh Prather
ColorWhite
PerfumeCool Waters
DestinationEurope
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsKarthik (South Indian Actor)
Ajay Devgan (Bollywood Actor)
HusbandAjay Devgan, Actor (1999-present)
Marriage Date24 February 1999
ChildrenDaughter– Nysa
Son– Yug
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionMercedes Benz SUV
Assets/Properties• She owns a property in Powai that spreads out to 771 sq ft and is on the 21st floor of the Atlantis project in Hiranandani Gardens.
• In January 2022, she purchased two apartments in Mumbai’s Juhu’s Ananya building. Reportedly, the apartments are said to be located on the 10th floor of the building, and their combined cost is Rs. 11.95 crore.
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 9-12 crore/film (INR)
Net Worth (approx.)$16 million

Early life and background

Kajol was born in Bombay (present-day Mumbai) on 5 August 1974. Her mother, Tanuja, is an actress, while her father Shomu Mukherjee was a film director and producer. Her younger sister, Tanishaa, is also an actress. Her maternal aunt was actress Nutan and her maternal grandmother, Shobhna Samarth, and great-grandmother, Rattan Bai, were both involved in Hindi cinema. Her paternal uncles, Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee, are film producers,[8] while her paternal and maternal grandfathers, Sashadhar Mukherjee and Kumarsen Samarth, respectively, were filmmakers. Kajol’s cousins Rani MukerjiSharbani Mukherjee,[11] and Mohnish Bahl are also actors; whereas Ayan Mukerji is a director.

Kajol describes herself as being mischievous, stubborn, and impulsive at a young age. Her parents separated when she was young, but Kajol was unaffected by it since the matter was never discussed at home. Kajol was looked after by her maternal grandmother, who “never let me feel that my mother was away and working”. According to Kajol, her mother inculcated a sense of independence in her since she was young. Growing up between two separate cultures, she inherited her “Maharashtrian pragmatism” from her mother and her “Bengali temperament” from her father. As part of tradition, along with the Mukherjee family, Kajol, a practising Hindu, celebrates the Durga Puja festival in the suburban neighbourhood of Santacruz annually.

Kajol was educated at St. Joseph’s Convent School, Panchgani. Apart from her studies, she participated in extra-curricular activities, such as dancing. It was in school that she began to form an active interest in reading fiction, as it helped her “through the bad moments” in her life. In the early 1990s, Tanuja tried to direct a film to launch her as an actress, but it was shelved after a few days of shooting. At sixteen, Kajol began work on Bekhudi, which according to her was a “big dose of luck”; she was cast by him when she visited the studio of the photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha, who also wrote the film’s screenplay. She intended to return to school after shooting during her two-months summer vacation but eventually dropped out to pursue a full-time career in film—though she later regretted the decision.


Personal life

Kajol began dating actor Ajay Devgn in 1994, while filming Gundaraj. Members of the media, however, labelled them as an “unlikely pair” due to their contrasting personalities. 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 imminent”. The couple married on 24 February 1999 in a traditional Maharashtrian ceremony at Devgn’s house. The wedding was subject to wide media scrutiny, as certain members of the media criticised Kajol’s decision to settle down at the pinnacle of her career. Kajol, however, maintained that she would not quit films, but would cut down on the amount of work that she did.

Following her marriage, Kajol moved in with Devgn and his parents at the latter’s ancestral house in Juhu. Tabloids have often romantically linked Devgn with other Bollywood actresses, and reported an imminent divorce. Dismissing the rumors as gossip, Kajol attested to not giving attention to such talk. Kajol prefers not to talk much about her personal life and dislikes being interviewed, considering it “a waste of time”. She gave birth to a daughter, Nysa, on 20 April 2003. Seven years later, on 13 September 2010, she gave birth to a son, Yug. She described motherhood as “fab” and added that her kids brought out “the best in her”. Kajol has used Devgn as her surname since 2015. She speaks English, Hindi and Marathi, and “can understand Bengali”.


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