Kajol Devgan : Kajol is one of the best actress in bollywood, who is of Bengali-Marathi descent. She is from a filmy family where her parents and grand parents belong to cinema industry. She won four Filmfare Best Actress awards and one Filmfare South award for Best Actress. She was also the first woman to win the Filmfare best villain award.
Family members and photos
Mother Tanuja: Kajol’s mother Tanuja was an actress who established herself in bollywood. She started her career with her sister Nutan in the film Hamari Beti (1950) as Baby Tanuja. She was a daughter of Shobhna Samarth who was also an actress. Her sister Nutan who was a huge star in bollywood in 1960s. Tanuja’s daughters Kajol and Tanisha are actresses.
Father Shomu Mukherjee: Kajol’s father was a noted film producer. On 10th April 2008, Kajol’s father passed away due to cardiac arrest. His funeral was held on the same day and many bollywood personalities attended the funeral.
[Mother, Kajol and Tanisha]
Sister Tanisha: Kajol’s younger sister Tanisha has started her film career with “Sssshhh…” opposite Dino Morea but the movie failed at box office.She appeared in Neal N Nikki (2005) and Sarkar (2005). She even acted in Tamil Movies. made her debut in films with “Sssshhh…” opposite Dino Morea
[Kajol and Ajay]
Daughter Nysa: Kajol gave birth to a daughter named Nysa on 20th April 2003. Nysa means Goddess of purity.
Mother side relatives
Maternal Aunt Nutan Behl: Nutan is Kajol’s mother Tanuja’s elder sister. Kajol’s aunt was a great actress who had five Filmfare Best Actress Awards to her credit. Her five awards are still a record in bollywood film industry. She started her career as actress in Hamari Beti (1950). She was the winner of Miss India in 1952. Nutan’s son Mohnish Behl is an actor.
Maternal Grandmother: Kajol’s maternal grandmother Shobhna Samarth (1915-2000) was a noted film personality in the early stages of bollywood film industry, her film Love in Simla (1960) was a big hit. Shobhna Samarth’s mother Rattan Bai, was also a popular actress of the 1940s. Shobna’s cousin, Nalini Jaywant, was also an actress. Shobhna Samarth had two daughters Tanuja and Nutan who carried on the family tradition. Tanuja, mother of Kajol was a moderate success, Nutan (1936 – 1991) was a huge star. She holds the record for the most Filmfare awards won for Best Actress [five times].
Great Grandmother: Rattan Bai was also a influential figure in bollywood cinema.
Father’s side relatives
Paternal uncles: Kajol’s paternal uncles Deb Mukherjee and Joy Mukherjee were noted film producers of bollywood.
Paternal Grandfather: Sashadhar Mukherjee, was also a filmmaker and founder of Filmistan studios. He had three sons Joy Mukherjee, Deb Mukherjee, and Shomu Mukherjee. Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee were actors while Shomu, father of Kajol became a director and producer. Sashadhar Mukherjee, had two brothers namely Subodh Mukherjee and anotherone is father of Ram Mukherjee, who is the father of the contemporary actress Rani Mukerji. Ram Mukherjee is a film director and founded Filmalaya Studios.
Paternal Grandmother: Satirani Devi was the sister of 3 famous film personalities, Anoop Kumar, Ashok Kumar and Kishore Kumar.
Kajol Devgan’s Cousins
Cousin Rani Mukerji : ( Father’s Side ) Kajol’s second cousin Rani Mukerji is also a well established actress. Rani Mukerji’s mother was a playback singer. She worked with her cousin Kajol in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which turned to be a great hit. Rani Mukerji’s brother Raja Mukherjee is a film producer and director in bollywood.
Cousin Mohnish Behl: (Mother’s side) Mohnish Behl is son of Kajol maternal aunt Nutan. He is also an actor who debuted in 1984 movie “Purana Mandir”, and many films includung “Maine Pyar Kiya” “Deewana” “Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love” “Hum Aapke Hain Kaun” “Hum Saath-Saath Hain” etc..
Cousin Sharbani Mukherjee: Sharbani Mukherjee is also a bollywood celebrity.