Kajol has earned a unique place for herself in the Bollywood film industry. Her films have reached across the globe and certain characters that she has played will remain etched in people’s hearts forever. Kajol is all set to make her digital debut on Netflix with her upcoming film Tribhanga. While we go down memory lane and take a look at some of Kajol’s best performances let hope that her upcoming performance in Tribhnga is something that we can add to this list soon. While Kajol’s most popular role is Simran from her film with Shah Rukh Khan in DDLJ. We think that there is much more to her than just that performance.
In K3G Kajol plays the character of Anjali Sharma who comes from a lower socio-economic home and falls in love with Raul (SRK) who belongs to a rich family. Needless to say, she is not accepted by Raul’s family. In this film, Kajol does a brilliant job with her character, and here’s a fun fact Kajol didn’t know that her character spoke a lot of Punjabi. She said in an interview, “I nearly died when I saw the lines of dialogue on the first day of shooting.” However, she spent time learning the right pronunciations and diction.
In this film, Kajol plays the role of Priya, the daughter of a rich man who falls in love with Ajay who has assumed a fake identity and uses the name “Vicky”. Ajay’s motive in life is to seek revenge for his father’s death caused by Madhan Chopra who is also Priya’s dad. Kajol is very convincing as Priya. Her zeal to find the truth about her sister’s death and the way she goes about it makes her perfect for the role.
This film has Kajol once again paired with SRK in another one of their all-time favorite classics. While the current Gen-Z generation may feel that this film didn’t age well, the truth of the matter is that if you watch the film for what it is, there is no denying that it’s a cult film that is here to stay. Kajol plays the character of Anjali and we see her in her teenage phase as well as a more mature phase where she has to take on the responsibilities of adulting.
Kajol won best actresses for her performance in Fanaa where she acted alongside Aamir Khan. In this film, Kajol plays the role of a blind Kashmiri woman who falls in love with a man named Rehaan who is supposedly killed in a terrorist attack. Many years later she finds out that Rehaan is still alive but she has to confront a dark truth about him. Kajol’s character in this film is different from her otherwise bubbly characters.
This film won Kajol a Filmfare award for her performance. This film is a suspense thriller so in case you haven’t seen it, we don’t want to spoil it for you. However, we will say that Kajol’s performance is exceptional in this film. This film also stars Bobby Deol and Manisha Koirala in key roles.
This performance by Kajol is not from a film but from this very powerful short film called Devi. It’s a short film that needs to be watched by all and deals with the suffering and physical abuse that women go through in India. Kajol along with the rest of the cast is absolutely brilliant.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for January 15 as Kajol’s new film Tribhanga is all set to premiere on Netflix.