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Happy Birthday Kajol: Top 5 Performances To Watch As Actor Turns 48

Even after almost 3 decades of her acting career, Kajol remains synonymous with quality performances.

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New Delhi: Kajol, who carved her own niche in Bollywood over the years, turned 48 on Friday. The actor has been an unconventional beauty who made her name in the Hindi film industry by showcasing her acting prowess over the years.

Kajol made her Bollywood debut in 1992 with the movie Bekhudi. She recently celebrated 30 years in the movie industry.

From girl-next-door characters to the typical Indian woman, she immortalised several characters on celluloid. Even after almost 3 decades of her acting career, Kajol remains synonymous with quality performances.

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As the actor turns a year older today, let’s take a look at her 5 best performances in movies.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

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Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in a still from Dilwale Dulhniya Le Jaayenge.

This film is regarded as one of the best romantic films made in Bollywood. Both DDLJ and the performance of the actors went on to achieve cult status. Kajol as Simran played an innocent girl, who falls hopelessly in love with Shah Rukh Khan‘s Raj.

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Gupt: The Hidden Truth

Bobby Deol and Kajol in a still from Gupt.
Bobby Deol and Kajol in a still from Gupt.

For this film, Kajol won a Filmfare Award for her performance in the Best Actor In A Negative Role category. She delivered a spine-chilling performance role as Isha Dewan in the film and was convincing as the possessive girlfriend who would kill for her man.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in a still from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in a still from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

Audiences once again experienced the magic of Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan’s post DDLJ in Karan Johar‘s directorial debut. Kajol stunned the audience and critics alike, as a brat in the first and as a dainty and homely girl in the second half of the film.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in a still from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in a still from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.

Kajol played the loud and fun-loving Punjabi kudi from Chandni chowk in Karan Johar’s whirlwind of love and family drama. She tickled our funny bone with her impeccable comic timing.

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My Name Is Khan

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in a still from My Name Is Khan.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in a still from My Name Is Khan.

In this film, Kajol delivered a terrific and heart-wrenching performance of a mother who loses her child, which touched a million hearts. She won the Filmfare award in the Best Actress category that year.

With ANI Inputs.