There is a natural charm about Kajol which always endears her to the audience. Her spontaneity, her smile and her overall appearance has always been a major draw throughout her career.
She has extraordinary acting abilities. That is expected as she comes from a rich lineage of actors – her mother is Tanuja, her aunt Nutan and her grandmother Shobhna Samarath. Her cousin is Rani Mukherji and Mohnish Behl. Her father was a film producer and uncles were also in cinema.
She has had a string of hits in her career and has won many awards. She has also been bold enough to do a negative role and win an award for the same in Gupt.
Here are some of her works which reveal what a wonderful actress she is:
Pyar To Hona Hi Tha (1998)
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Om Puri
Director: Anees Bazmee
A clumsy woman Sanjana (Kajol) has a fear for flying and aborts her journey to India with her boyfriend Rahul and stays back in Paris. Rahul, meanwhile, falls in love with another in India and informs Sanjana about it. The determined Sanjana, however, wants Rahul back so she braves herself and flies to India.
Her co-passenger Shekhar (Ajay Devgn) has stolen a diamond necklace to fund a heart transplant for his nephew. Shekhar begins to love Sanjana in whose bags he has hidden the necklace. He helps her to find Rahul but things take a bizarre turn and Sanjana also falls for Shekhar. But will he reciprocate?
Cast: Kajol, Sanjay Dutt, Ashutosh Rana, Kunal Khemu, Jas Arora, Tanvi Azmi
Director: Tanuja Chandra
Twins Sonia and Naina (Kajol) have different personalities with the former very outgoing and the latter an introvert. However, Sonia is raped and killed by Gopal (Ashutosh Rana) and Naina swears revenge. Gopal is let off due to a witness and now he goes after Naina who fears him.
She takes the help of a blind former military man Suraj (Sanjay Dutt) who helps her to overcome her fear of Gopal and the two battle him. But Gopal finally gets hold of Naina and ties her up and tries to rape her. Then Suraj arrives.
Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997)
Cast: Bobby Deol, Kajol, Manisha Koirala, Om Puri, Raj Babbar, Paresh Rawal, Dalip Tahil, Prem Chopra
Director: Rajiv Rai
Sahil (Bobby, Deol), the stepson of a politician Sinha (Raj Babbar), finds himself in murky waters with a murder rap. Sahil loves Isha (Kajol) but the politician announces his engagement to Sheetal (Manisha Koirala), the daughter of an industrialist.
In a fit of anger, Sahil lunges at the politician. Later the politician is found dead and the rap falls on Sahil. He is sentenced to jail but escapes. He is helped by Sheetal when on the run. But he is determined to find the real killer. He gets a shock when he realises who it is.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukherji, Salman Khan, Sana Saeed, Farida Jalal
Director: Karan Johar
Rahul Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan) is a single parent with a daughter Anjali Khanna (Sana Saeed). His marriage to Tina (Rani Mukherji) is shown in a series of flashbacks and later through eight letters written by her before she dies at childbirth.
Rahul was friends with tomboy Anjali Sharma (Kajol) but claimed there was no romantic link. But Tina, through her letters, asks her daughter to reunite the two. Anjali, meanwhile, is engaged to marry an NRI Aman Mehra (Salman Khan) who later realises that the former actually loved Rahul. Will love prevail?
Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998)
Cast: Dharmendra, Salman Khan, Kajol, Arbaaz Khan, Anjala Zhaveri, Kiran Kumar, Nirmal Pandey
Director: Sohail Khan
Muskaan (Kajol) is an orphan living in a farm, protected by an overzealous elder brother Vishal (Arbaaz Khan) and Chachu (Dharmendra). She seeks permission to go to Mumbai to study where she meets the underachiever student Suraj (Salman Khan) and they fall in love.
Vishal disapproves of Suraj and he fails the tests he puts before him. Muskaan is back at the farm but Suraj worms his way there by helping save Chachu’s life from goons. More tests await the determined Suraj before love triumphs.