Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Kajol (Mukherjee) Devgan, better
known in the film industry as
Kajol and Kads at home, is one
of the most versatile and talented
actresses in Bollywood. She was
born on the 5th of August 1975
into a family where acting was a
treasured heritage passed from
one generation to another. The
talent- rich family lineage includes
Tanuja (actress, mother), Shomu
Mukherjee (producer , father),
Shobhna Samarth (actress,
maternal grandmother), Rattan
Bhai (actress, maternal great
grandmother), Sashadhar
Mukherjee (producer and
director, paternal grandfather),
Joy Mukherjee (actor, paternal
uncle), just to name a few. With
such richness in the family, Kajol’
s love for movies is explicable.
Kajol’s family were very well-
off and she and younger sister
Tanisha had an enjoyable childhood.
As a child, Kajol loved playing pranks
and watching cartoons. As she grew
up reading became a passion that still
persists. During later years, splitting
of parents Tanuja and Shomu might
have disturbed the two sisters but
Kajol was strong and confident and
moved on with life’s normal course.
She quit school at the age of seventeen
and turned towards Bollywood to
pursue her hobby – acting. Despite
her dark complexion, heavier built,
and lack of ‘from the fairy tales’ look,
Kajol had the confidence to contemplate
and accomplish a foothold in the world
of commercial cinema. Her effervescen
t laughter, attractive eyes, loads
of confidence, and love for acting
made her a charismatic Bollywood
Despite being selective about the
roles that she selects, Kajol has
an impressive career graph. Kajol’
s acting career started in 1992
with the film Bekhudi. Though
the film did not leave any impact
on the audience, it prepared th
em to notice the unconventional
but extremely spontaneous actress.
1993 brought Kajol the much
deserved fame with Bazigaar.
It also brought her Shahrukh
Khan! Kajol and Shakrukh became
a rage as an onscreen couple with
their sparking chemistry in movies
such as Karan Arjun, Dilwale Dulhaniya
Le Jaenge, and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
Today Kajol and Shahrukh Khan are very
close friends and the audience waits
to see them together in more movies.

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