|Real Name/Full Name:||Kajol Devgn|
|Age:||49 years old|
|Birth Date:||5 August 1974|
|Birth Place:||Bombay, Maharashtra, India|
|Husband/Spouse (Name):||Ajay Devgn (m. 1999)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Nysa, Yug)|
|Is Kajol Lesbian/Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$20 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Kajol Devgn, or the gorgeous lady who is more commonly known by the name- Kajol, is an Indian film actress, who is considered to be a gem of the Hindi film industry. Born in the famous Mukherjee-Samarth family- one which has been involved in the Bollywood film industry since the 1930s.
Her father is a renowned filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee, and her mother is a talented actress Tanuja Samarth. Apart from being the recipient of numerous accolades throughout her career- which includes 6 Filmfare Awards, she has also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress 5 times, which is the most in the history of Bollywood yet.
She was also honored with the Padma Shri- which is the 4th highest civilian honor of the country, by the Government of India, in 2011.
Maybe you know about Kajol very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2023? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Kajol’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
The beautiful Kajol was born in Bombay, on 5 August 1974, in the famous Mukherjee-Samarth family, which is of Bengali-Marathi origin. The death of her father Shomu Mukherjee back in 2008, who was a renowned film director and producer, brought down severe tragedy in her life since he used to be a significant support to her.
From a generalized point of view, almost her entire family is somehow related to the Bollywood industry. Starting from her younger sister Tanishaa who is an actress, to her cousin- the famous Rani Mukherjee, who is one of the best actresses Bollywood has ever had, to her cousin Ayan Mukerji- who is a great film director.
Kajol has often cited that she used to be ‘extremely mischievous’ as a child and that from a very young age, she was very stubborn and impulsive. Though her parents, unfortunately, separated when she was young, her mother had said that the split didn’t affect her much since her parents never fought or argued in front of her.
Kajol had once stated that the deep sense of independence which she has in herself, had been taught in her by her mother’s well-guided upbringing. She has also said that as a result of growing up in a family of mixed cultures, she inherited the ‘Bengali temperament’ from her father and the ’Maharashtrian pragmatism’ from her mother.
Kajol, while filming a movie- ‘Gundaraj’ back in 1994, had started dating her fellow actor Ajay Devgn, which was tagged as an ‘unlikely pair’ by the media because they had contrasting personalities. Mr. Devgn once while speaking of their relationship, had said that it was never like the healthy stereotypical relationships which started with a proposal and circled round the ‘I love you’s, and instead they just went with the flow and felt that silently they were headed towards marrying and having a beautiful life together.
The lovely couple finally got married on 24 February 1999, in a grand ceremony at the Devgn house. Though the media criticized their wedding and took a dig at Kajol saying that she was going to settle down while her career was blooming brightly, she clarified that though Kajol wouldn’t quit films, she’d surely reduce the workload she was taking.
Back in 2001, when Kajol confirmed her first pregnancy, the entire Bollywood industry was as happy as her. But unfortunately, it ended with a miscarriage since she had a complication named ‘Ectopic Pregnancy.’ It was an adamant time of her life, and everywhere there were rumors that she might not be able to become a mother again. But proving all odds, Kajal gave birth to a baby girl ‘Nysa’ on 20 April 2003, and much later, she gave birth to a son- ‘Yug’ on 13 September 2010.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 5 August 1974, Kajol is 49 years old as of today’s date 26th September 2023. Her height is 1.6 m tall, and her weight is 57 kg.
Kajol had stepped into Bollywood back in 1992 just at the age of 17, in her debut film- ‘Bekhudi,’ which was a romantic drama. Her real mom- Tanuja Samarth, also acted as her mom in that movie. Though that film wasn’t at all a commercial success, her performance was noticeable. Thus she got her next offer from director duo- Abbas-Mustan for their upcoming thriller ‘Baazigar’ in 1993. That film ‘Baazigar’ turned out to be a significant commercial success and emerged as the 4th highest-grossing film of that year, collecting worldwide revenues of $ 2.6 million.
1995 turned out to be a critical year in her life since she starred in 2 movies, which were not only great but also major commercial successes- Rakesh Roshan’s ‘Karan Arjun’ and Aditya Chopra’s ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.’ Starring in both the movies opposite to Shah Rukh Khan, the former was a melodramatic thriller which was the 2nd highest-grossing film of that year, while the latter was not only a massive box-office hit collecting worldwide revenues of $ 17 million at the time of release, but also one of the best films ever made in the bollywood industry.
Few of her other blockbuster hits include ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,’ ‘Fanaa’ and ‘My Name Is Khan’.
Awards & Achievements
Kajol has won 6 Filmfare Awards in her career, which includes 1 Best Performance Performance In a Negative Role for the movie- ‘Gupt: The Hidden Truth’(1997) and five other Best Actress for the film- ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’(1995), ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’(1998), ‘Kabhi Khushu Kabhie Gham’(2001), ‘Fanaa’(2006) and ‘My Name Is Khan’(2010).
She was also honored with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2011, which is the 4th highest Indian civilian award for her contribution to the Hindi film industry.
Net Worth & Salary of Kajol in 2023
Kajol has been in the film industry for more than two decades now and has undoubtedly been immensely successful from all aspects of her life. She has a net worth of about $20 million as of September 2023. Apart from these, she earns a hell lot of money from endorsements as well, which makes us wonder how vast her riches might be.
Not only is Kajol an evergreen actress of the Hindi film industry, but she has also worked a lot in the fields on social service and has even received the Karmaveer Puraskaar award in 2008 for the same. Actresses like her, who smell like sheer talent in every film they’ve acted in, are like real treasures for any film industry and Bollywood is lucky to have one like her.