Kajol at the promotion of
5 August 1974
Kajol (born Kajol Mukherjee; 5 August 1974), also known by her married name Kajol Devgan, is an Indian film actress, who predominantly works in
After making her acting debut in the 1992 romance
In addition to acting in films, Kajol is a social activist and is noted for her work with widows and children, for which she received the
Kajol was born in
Kajol describes herself as being "extremely mischievous" as a child. She added that she was very stubborn and impulsive from a very young age.
 Her parents separated when she was young; but according to Tanuja, Kajol was not affected by the split as "we never argued in front of [her]".
 In the absence of her mother, Kajol was looked after by her maternal grandmother, who "never let me feel that my mother was away and working".
 According to Kajol, her mother inculcated a sense of independence in her at a very young age. Growing up between two separate cultures, she inherited her "
Kajol studied at the St Joseph Convent boarding school in