Kajol Devgn, better known as Kajol, is an Indian film actress appearing in Hindi films. She is regarded as one of India's most successful and talented female actors.
Kajol made her acting debut in the film Bekhudi (1992) and had her first commercial success with her second film Baazigar (1993) opposite Shahrukh Khan, with whom she would act in such popular movies as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001). Her performances in all three of these films were praised and earned her Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. Some of her other films of this period include Yeh Dillagi (1994), Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997), Dushman and Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (both 1998).
After shooting for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001, she took a sabbatical from full-time acting for five years in order to focus on her marriage. She made a comeback with Kunal Kohli's Fanaa (2006), for which she received another Best Actress Award at the Filmfare. She continued working infrequently through the rest of the decade, playing leading roles in such films as U, Me aur Hum (2008), We Are Family and My Name is Khan (both 2010). Her performance in the latter earned her a fifth Filmfare Award.
Along with her late aunt Nutan, Kajol holds the record for most Best Actress wins at the Filmfare Awards, with five. In 2011, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri for her contribution to Indian Cinema. She is married to fellow Indian actor Ajay Devgn, with whom she has two children.