How much is Kajol worth? $16 million
How did Kajol earn her money and wealth?
Born to a film family in Mumbai in the Maharashtra state of India, Kajol is one of the most popular Indian actresses who was at the peak of her career in the 90s. Her mother Tanuja is an actress while her father Shomu Mukherjee was a film director and producer.
Apart from Kajol and her parents, her younger sister Tanishaa, aunt Nutan, grandmother Shobhna Samarth, great grandmother Rattan Bai and cousin Rani Mukherjee are all well-known actors in the industry. Kajol was born on the 5th of August in 1974. Kajol took to acting at the very tender age of 16 in Rahul Rawail’s film Bekhudi. The movie was just a stepping stone to a marvelous career that the young actress had ahead of her. She later dropped out of school and began concentrating on her career that has already elevated at such an early stage.
The very next year in 1993 Kajol appeared in Abbas- Mustan’s Baazigar opposite Shah Rukh Khan. The movie turned out to be a grand box office hit. The movie also paved its way to one of the most celebrated duos Bollywood has ever seen, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. In 1994, Kajol appeared in KV Raju’s melodrama Udhaar Ki Zindagi. Though the movie didn’t turn out well at the box office, Kajol was much appreciated for her role and even bagged a BFJA Award for Best Actress. This followed by her appearance in Yash Raj’s romantic drama Yeh Dillagi opposite Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan and won Kajol her first Filmfare nomination in the Best Actress category.
In 1995 Kajol was seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rakesh Roshan’s Karan Arjun and Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Karan Arjun turned out to be the second-highest-grossing film of the year in India and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge became one of the most successful Indian films of all time grossing at a whopping1.03 billion at the box office. It won 10 Filmfare Awards and the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. It is still being shown at a theatre in Mumbai after over 20 years of its release.
In the 1990s, Kajol was one of the highest paid actresses in the industry. Her other major movies include Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Fanaa and My Name Is Khan. Until now, Kajol has acted in over 30 films as the lead actress. A major portion of her income is from movies and endorsements. She’s married to actor Ajay Devgan.
What are the highest grossing movies of Kajol?
- My Name Is Khan (2010) – $4.02 million
- Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) – $2.90 million
- Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) – $2.10 million
- Fanaa (2006) – $2.10 million
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