Kajol hails from an illustrious film family. Her grandmother Shobana Samarth was a leading actress of her time. Kajol's mother Tanuja and aunt Nutan were also famous actresses and her father Shomu Mukherjee was a film producer.
Described as a dynamite actress, her pairing with Shahrukh Khan was box-office bonanza especially following the success of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
She took a break from cinema after marrying actor Ajay Devgan and giving birth to a daughter, Nysa.
Kajol returned to Bollywood in 2005 with the film Fanaa opposite Aamir Khan.