Kajol has been an unconventional and one of the most successful actresses in the industry. She entered the industry with Bekhudi in 1992 but her first commercial success was Baazigar in 1993 alongside Shah Rukh Khan. From playing a tomboy to an overprotective mother, the actress has explored within her skill and impressed the audience with her performances year after year. As she turns a year older, we have listed down five of her iconic roles that have a special place in our heart.
1. Simran from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – Who doesn’t love Simran? The film is considered to be one of the most romantic movies ever made in Bollywood. Simran’s character definitely has an endearing effect on all the girls from the ’90s and will always have a special place.
2. Isha from Gupt – This was the first time Kajol played an antagonist and she aced it. Featuring alongside Bobby Deol, she portrayed the obsessive and murderous lover. You might hate her in the film but cannot ignore her remarkable performance.
3. Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – After watching Kajol in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, everybody wanted a best friend like Anjali. With the short bob and thick hairbands, Anjali became an instant favourite. We all cried when she left Rahul at the station. But, we also overjoyed when they had their sweet reunion at the summer camp. As the never-ending debate between Team Rahul and Team Aman is still on, we cannot stop gushing over Anjali and her boisterous energy.
4. Zooni from Fanaa – Kajol played a blind girl opposite Aamir Khan in Fanaa. Her character Zooni redefined her capability in terms of acting and proved that she can ace any versatile role.
5. Mandira from My Name is Khan – When Kajol essayed the role of a mother in this film, her character Mandira touched everybody’s heart. The way Kajol enacted the force of love she has for Rizwan, the way she emotes pain when she goes through one of the worst tragedy any mother has to face, she did it so beautifully that she left traces of brilliance behind on the big screen. Her collaboration with Dharma Productions and Shah Rukh Khan gave the audience another memorable performance and a super-hit film by the actress.