the Government of India honoured her with the Padma sri for her contribution to Indian Cinema. Born to actress Tanjuna and film director Shomu Mukherjee, Kajol made her acting debut with Bekhudi (1992), while still in school.
She subsequently quit her studies, and had her first commercial success with Baazigar (1993), opposite Shahrukh Khan. She subsequently featured with Khan in several blockbusters, including Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghaam.. (2001). Her performances in these films met with wide public recognition and earned her three Filmfare Awards in the Best Actress category. After predominantly featuring in family dramas Kajol earned critical appreciation for her portrayal of a psychopath killer in Gupt (1997) and an avenger in Dushman (1998)
Mother Tanuja: Kajol’s mother Tanuja was an actress who established herself in bollywood. She started her career with her sister Nutan in the film Hamari Beti (1950) as Baby Tanuja. She was a daughter of Shobhna Samarth who was also an actress. Her sister Nutan who was a huge star in bollywood in 1960s. Tanuja’s daughters Kajol and Tanisha are actresses.