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Tracing Kajol’s journey on her birthday



Born to actress Tanuja and Director-Producer Shomu Mukherjee, Kajol always had Bollywood in her genes. She made her debut into Bollywood with the film BEKHUDI alongside actor Kamal Sadanah. It was through her very first film that she got noticed by directors Abbas Mastan and she signed BAZIGAAR opposite Shah Rukh Khan and the rest is history.

Her chemistry with Shah Rukh Khan was termed as the hottest selling couple in Bollywood. After Amitabh and Rekha’s pair, it was this couple that pulled the audience to the theatre. Hey were seen together in BAZIGAAR, KARAN ARJUN, DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE, KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI, KABHI KHUSHI KABHI GHAM and MY NAME IS KHAN. The last one being DILWALE.

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She attempted some of the most daring films of her times. Like in GUPT, she played the female villain, and in DUSHMAAN, where she seeks revenge for her sister’s death. Very unlikely roles for a romantic heroine, she always attempted the unconventional.

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Kajol, who was always found reading a ‘Mills & Boon’ novel, had finally fallen head over heels in love with her Mr. Right. She was the queen of Romance and he was the action Devgn. Opposites attract and Ajay and Kajol’s pair defined this phrase. He was the camera shy guy and she was the bubbly one. Ajay 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.”  This ‘unlikely pair’ tied the knot on February 24, 1999, in true Maharashtrian style.


She took a sabbatical after the success of her film KABHI KHUSHI KABHI GHAM. The reason behind the break was to concentrate on her marriage and start a family. Kajol returned to films in 2006 with KunalKohli’s romantic thriller FANAA, opposite Aamir Khan.

She is considered the most contrasting personality till date. She’s either the most emotional soul in the room or the loudest one in it. Here’s wishing the impulsive, unorthodox and distinct,