Today, as Kajol celebrates her birthday, here are seven of her top flicks that you may watch on OTT services to appreciate her talent.
One of Bollywood's most well-known and diverse actresses, Kajol has received countless honours and awards for her work. She has starred in a range of genres, including comedies, dramas, and thrillers, and she has wowed audiences with her on-screen persona and acting prowess. With her talent, the actress also has an infectious smile that makes us all her fans. Today, as the actress celebrates her birthday, here are seven of her top flicks that you may watch on OTT services to appreciate her talent.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995):
This movie established Kajol as a household name in the 1990s. She portrayed Simran, a young NRI woman who, while travelling through Europe, falls in love with Raj (Shah Rukh Khan). She must choose between her love and her family because her stern father (Amrish Puri) has engaged her to another man. The movie has developed a cult following and is still loved by the audience. The film receieved Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director, among the 10 Filmfare Awards.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997):
In this suspense thriller, Kajol played the evil Isha, the obsessive girlfriend of Sahil (Bobby Deol), who is suspected of killing his stepfather (Raj Babbar). She was the first woman to receive the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role. Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, and Kajol's real-life father Shomu Mukherjee also play major roles in the movie. The movie enjoyed both commercial and critical success.
Gupt: The Hidden Truth is available to watch on ZEE5.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998):
This blockbuster movie, which starred Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji, also served as Karan Johar's directorial debut. Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) is best friends with Anjali (Kajol), a tomboyish girl who secretly generates feelings for him. However, he marries Tina (Rani Mukerji), the new student at the college, after falling in love with her. With the help of Rahul's daughter (Sana Saeed), Anjali had the opportunity to reconcile with him years after Tina's passing. A musical romance, the movie also dealt with issues of friendship, love, and destiny. In addition to Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director, it also received eight more Filmfare Awards.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is available to watch on Netflix.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001):
Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Rani Mukerji all appeared in this mega-hit film by Karan Johar. Kajol portrayed Anjali Sharma, a vibrant and jolly woman from a lower middle class household who marries Rahul Raichand, the older son of a successful business tycoon (Amitabh Bachchan). Rahul is played by Shah Rukh Khan. The movie is a moving narrative that examines the ties of tradition, love, and family. It received five Filmfare Awards and at the time was the highest-grossing Indian movie outside of India.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is available to watch on Disney+ Hotstar.
After a five-year acting break, Fanaa was Kajol's comeback movie. She portrayed Zooni Ali Beg, a blind Kashmiri woman who falls in love with Rehan Qadri, an attractive tour guide who is actually a terrorist, played by Aamir Khan. The romantic suspense drama explores themes of sacrifice, treachery, and patriotism. It was one of the highest-grossing pictures of 2006, and Kajol's performance won her praise from critics.
Fanaa is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
My Name Is Khan (2010):
After eight years, Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan once again worked together. They portrayed the Indian-American couple Mandira and Rizwan Khan, who endure sorrow and persecution in the wake of the 9/11 events in the US. With Asperger's condition, Rizwan sets out on a mission to meet the US President and clarify his record. The movie is a social drama that emphasises the problems of racism, terrorism, and Islamophobia. Kajol received her sixth Filmfare Award for Best Actress, and it was the highest-grossing Indian film at the time in foreign markets.
My Name Is Khan is available to watch on Disney+ Hotstar.
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020):
For the first time in 12 years, Kajol and her husband Ajay Devgn appeared together in Tanhaji. She portrayed Savitribai Malusare, the valiant Maratha warrior who battled against the Mughal invasion in the 17th century and was married to Tanhaji Malusare (Ajay Devgn). The movie is a historical action drama that honours Tanhaji and his troops for their bravery and patriotism. It was one of the most financially successful films of 2020 and was well-liked by both viewers and critics.
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is available to watch on Disney+ Hotstar.