Birthday special: 5 unique roles that show us Kajol’s acting prowess
Kajol is a generation-defining actor with consecutive super crap movies under her arm. The actress first debuted in 1992 with the movie Bekhudi and just celebrated her 30th anniversary in the film industry. During these three decades, she has blessed the industry with memorable performances that have earned her numerous accolades including Six Filmfare Awards and Padma Shri, presented by the Government of India. She was also the first woman to win the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in a Villain.
Kajol has given audiences a wide range of acting with films that have left an impact on Indian cinema. Kajol made waves in the industry with her lead role in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, a love story that defines romance as seen in the cinema. Soon, she was seen in Gupt playing the complete opposite of a psychotic killer. Her character, Anjali, in the popular Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, is a classic, and the film set a precedent for high school romance in cinema. In the movie My name is Khan, she plays a mother who has lost her only son. For her acting ability in film, she won another Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She not only chooses critically acclaimed projects, but also selects films that are extremely successful at the box office. Her highest-grossing films include Dilwale and Tanhaji.
But Kajol has proven time and time again that she loves experimenting with the types of roles she plays. The actress has repeatedly revealed that she does not like being a typist and is always looking for unusual roles. Over the years, the actress has picked out many unique stories and gives her fair share of powerful roles. Today, when Kajol turns one year old, we take a look at the unique roles she has played.
Dushman is a psychological thriller movies from 1998 directed by Tanuja Chandra. It is based on the Hollywood movie Eye for an Eye. Kajol plays a dual role in the movie as twon sisters Naina and Sonia. Kajol earned critical acclaim and was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film. When a brutal murderer and rapist, Gokul, brutally kills and rapes Sonia, her twin sister Naina prepares herself for revenge. She also seeks help to get rid of her fear of killers and undertakes harsh training courses. In the end, she decides to make a bold move by tracking down the killer herself. During a fight that ensued, Naina was captured by Gokul but freed herself and shot Gokul.
Kajol also starred in a modern suspense film that won her numerous awards and popularity. The film Gupt directed by Rajiv Rai known for its mind-bending at the end, and Kajol plays a gray character in what is considered one of the best horror films of Indian cinema. In the movie, Kajol plays Isha, who loves Sahil Sinha and wants to marry him. A heated argument breaks out when Sahil’s father insists that he marry the woman of his choice. Before long, his father dies, and Sahil is accused of murdering his estranged father. However, Sahil escapes from the prison and sets out on a quest to find the real killer. The Gupt is a fascinating watch that will have you hooked in your seat while you wonder who killed Jaisingh Sinha. Kajol’s memories of playing love in a movie have been shattered, and audiences have deepened their understanding of her wide acting range. For her performance in Gupt, Kajol became the first actress in history to close a bag. Filmfare Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role.
We are Family
We are Family is a family film directed by Siddharth Malhotra starring Kajol in the title role alongside Arjun Rampal and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Kajol plays Maya, a former book publisher and mother of three children she shares with her ex-husband, Aman. Despite her divorce from Aman, she feels the family space has changed when his girlfriend Shreya (Kareena) appears in the picture. Despite the considerable friction between Shreya and Maya, things became smoother over time. When Maya was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she realized that children would need a mother figure in her life and wanted Shreya to follow in her footsteps after her death. The story is about a mother’s unconditional love.
Kajol plays an overprotective single mother in the movie Helicopter Eela, directed by Pradeep Sarkar. Film traces Eela’s life, played by Kajol. Eela was on her way to becoming a successful model and singer but decided to marry her boyfriend Arun. She gave birth to a baby boy named Vivan after a few months. The couple painfully discovers that many male members of Arun’s family have died in their late 30s. This greatly worries Arun, who has left Eela and Vivan to fulfill his dream and pass. later life. Eela became extremely protective of her son, whom she feared would have the same fate as her father. Even when her son started college, she decided to go to college with him. But her life took a big turn when her son decided to run away from home to give her the space she needed. In the years that followed, she continued her singing career and was happy and fulfilled.
Fanaa is a romantic horror film directed by Kunal Kohli starring Kajol and Aamir Khan. Kajol plays a blind Kashmiri woman, Zooni Ali Beg, who falls in love with a tour guide, Rehan Qadri, played by Aamir Khan. The couple got married and Zooni had to have surgery to improve her eyes. However, the happy couple is having to separate after a terrorist attack. Rehan is said to have been killed, and Zooni is grieving. It was later discovered that Aamir Khan is an insurgent who is the mastermind behind the attacks. Years later, in a shocking twist, Zooni and Rehan meet. Rehan finds out that he has a son who was raised by Zooni and named after him. He hides the fact that he is a terrorist from both his wife and son. However, the truth wasn’t hidden for too long, and when Zooni found out, she was conflicted about how to handle the heartbreaking situation. For her stellar performance in the movie, Kajol won many awards, including Filmfare Award for Best Actress.