Kajol

Active - 1993 - 2015  |   Born - Aug 5, 1974   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Comedy

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  • Made her debut with the movie Bekhudi (1992); she was still in school at that time, but quit studies soon after the release of the movie to focus on her acting career.
  • The success of her movie Baazigar (1993) made her an overnight star.
  • Launched an online showbiz portal www.cineexplore.com in 2000, heading it as the CEO.
  • Honoured with the Karmaveer Puraskaar, a national award recognising social justice and citizen action, in 2008, commending her services to the society.
  • Won a Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, in 2011 for her contribution to art and cinema.
  • Became an ambassador and advocate of Lifebuoy's Help a Child Reach 5 campaign in 2013.
  • Holds the directorial position at Devgn Entertainment and Software.
  • A goodwill ambassador of the Britain-based Loomba Trust, which aims to educate widows' children, with a lot of focus on India.
  • Also works with Shiksha, an NGO promoting children's education.