Born to star actress Tanuja and Shomu Mukherjee, acting was in Kajols blood line as her great grandmother Ratanbai, her grandmother Shobhana Samarth her mother Tanuja and aunty Nutan were all well known renowned actresses of their time. She schooled in Panchgani's St. Joseph's Convent. She admits that she was an average student whose scoring subject happened to be English literature. Eventually, she got herself enrolled in Sophia College but later gave upon studies to join the movies at the sweet age of 16.
There are people who depend on beauty. But Kajol knows she's not one of them. She doesn't care if her look is unperfected. Not that she makes an effort to be unglamorous but she just- doesn't consider a perfect hair-do and the oh-so-sophisticated attire to be beautiful. Swathed in simple, young clothes, bereft of any obvious make-up, she's so totally unconventional. This being central to her identity, it's no surprise that she defines herself in her own terms and becomes something that's never been seen before. There's never any danger that Kajol would be a carbon copy of anybody. She was only nine-films-old, and her best actress trophy for DDLJ had affirmed the all-round opinion that she is one hell of the feisty actress.
She may not be a classic beauty, but is definitely sexy. She looks appealing playing a dauntless girl and also wins you over with her little girl's vulnerability. With her, we can never talk about a one-dimensional surface. There's something or the other constantly unfolding. Maybe because she's a paradox, she has this versatility, which allows her to play a variety of roles. And a lot of non-bimbo roles, you see. She's smart but she's able to play characters that don't essentially have to be smart.
She wanted fame but she never wanted anyone to put her up on a pedestal. Not shallow and yet transparent. As a little girl with resolute convictions, Kajol began pursuing her acting career quite earnestly. When she got her creative outlet, she cleverly avoided following the trajectory of other young performers who, after rising early, crash and burn. She wanted to be an artiste, and not just a piece of decoration. With her emotions lying so close to the surface that we find her so real on screen. No wonder, film makers like Yash Chopra can sense that she's like a piece of fine glass that can come out sheer, more transparent and with a keener edge if handled rightly. If Yeh Dillagi caused tremors of the unusual kind, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was a truly earth-shaking event.
Five years down, Kajol shines on in the constellation once occupied by her grandma Shobhana Samarth, mum Tanuja and aunt Nutan. Nominated first time in 1995 for the film Yeh Dillagi, Kajol was disappointed when the award went to Madhuri Dixit. But she didn't lose hope and won the 1996 Best actress award for DDLJ. According to her, an award means an acceptance and appreciation of your work... and that's what makes a trophy valuable. She felt that the biggest compliment ever paid to her was that she was competing in the same category as Madhuri Dixit. She never felt close to the role she played in DDLJ of Simran and whatever she displayed on the screen was out of her imagination. Rajiv Rai's murder-mystery Gupt, which was a major hit, had Kajol in lead, where she played a villainess to win her childhood love. Sapnay and Hamesha, was a semi-flop but Kajol's work was appreciated. Indra Kumar's Ishq was her next hit.
Kajol's other super hits in a row were Pyar To Hona Hi Tha opposite her hubby Ajay Devgan and Sohail Khan's Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which went on to became a blockbuster which also bagged Kajol many awards that year.
Right after the success of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kajol decided to get married with Ajay Devgan. Kajol Weds Ajay : Feb 24, 1999 at 1:00 PM. It was a quiet ceremony with only close relatives and friends attending it. Before the wedding, Ajay & Kajol went to the gurudwara in Andheri, and later a simple ceremony was held at Ajay's residence Varsha, in Juhu, at 7 in the evening. Mehndi was held a day before in Kajol's south Bombay apartment. For their honeymoon, the couple went to Europe, Egypt, and then later Australia.
Kajol took a long gap in the movies and there were rumors that she is quitting films but then she did two films opposite Ajay Devgan : Dil Kya Kare and Raju Chacha. Both films flopped at the box office. But success or flop doesn't matter to Kajol.
Kajol signed Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum, which was released at the end of 2001, which got trumenodus success. The film did prove that Kajol is different from others and that her marriage didnt affected her even a bit.
She had the best role to play in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum and she bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Actress 2002 and Lux Zee Cine Award's Outstanding Performance of the year 2002 for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghum. << Less Bio