Bollywood actress Kajol is a complete family person. The actress, who has been immensely appreciated for her performances in films, has been consciously being choosy in her work, post her marriage and especially after entering motherhood. We take a look at some of her candid pictures with her family.
In picture: Kajol lovingly hugs her mother Tanuja in this wonderful black-and-white photo from childhood. (All pictures courtesy: Kajol and Ajay Devgn's Instagram accounts)
Kajol with her parents Shomu Mukherjee and Tanuja. Her mother, Tanuja, is an actress, while her father Shomu Mukherjee was a film director and producer. Kajol's father died in 2008 after suffering cardiac arrest.
Kajol captioned this photo, "#tbt my muhurat of Bekhudi at RK studios, 26 years back!". She made her acting debut with Bekhudi in 1992.
Kajol married Ajay Devgn on February 24, 1999. There was wide scrutiny about their relationship since Ajay is an introvert and Kajol exactly the opposite. Their love story is also different. Ajay once revealed that while they were very much in love during their dating days, they hardly said 'I love you' to each other, and even a formal proposal was never made. As Ajay put it, "We just grew with each other, and marriage was imminent though it was never discussed."
Kajol gave birth to daughter Nysa on April 20, 2003. She was blessed with son Yug on September 13, 2010
Kajol with her teen daughter Nysa. The actress often shares selfies with her daughter on social media.
Nysa with her grandmother Veena Devgan
Ajay Devgn with son Yug and wife Kajol on a holiday.
Yug enjoys pool time with mother Kajol in the Maldives
Kajol poses for a selfie with daughter Nysa
Kajol and Nysa are all smiles in this beautiful selfie
Terrific trio! Kajol with mother Tanuja and sister Tanishaa
Kajol with sister Tanishaa. Tanishaa shares a close bond with the Devgn family she is often spotted with the family at functions and also goes on holidays with them.
Kajol's kids Nysa and Yug in a picture from their holiday in Maldives
When Ajay Devgn took his daughter Nysa out for shopping
Kajol with daughter Nysa and other family and friends in a photo from their holiday in Maldives
Nysa and Yug enjoy in pool with other family and friends in Maldives
Ajay Devgn and Kajol make for a picture-perfect couple in this dreamy photo!
Kajol with mother Tanuja
Kajol and daughter Nysa are twinning in this 'spectacular' photo
Kajol's daughter Nysa made her red carpet debut with father Ajay Devgn at London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) in 2016
Kajol and Ajay Devgn all geared up for a party.
Kajol looks ravishing in this red saree
Kajol recently clocked 25 years in Bollywood. Kajol has featured in hits like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and My Name is Khan. Interestingly, she revealed that she never wanted to be an actor.
"I never wanted to be an actor actually. I didn't think of it was worth the money that was being paid out. I didn't think it was worth the effort and I definitely thought my mother worked too hard for whatever she was doing and however we were at that point of time," Kajol said.
Kajol added that she told her mother Tanuja that she wanted a "paycheck at the end of the month". Kajol feels Bollywood is a very erratic industry and acting is an erratic profession.
Kajol was recently seen in Helicopter Eela, which released on Oct 12. Helicopter Eela is the story of Eela Raiturkar (Kajol), a single, concerned mother who despite being a talented singer, dedicates or focuses her life in nurturing her son, Vivan (Riddhi Sen).
Kajol says Helicopter Eela is not just a mother-son story. "The film is about a relationship. I think in every relation be it mother-son, husband-wife, best friends or even brother-sister, if one person becomes over possessive then there is a sense of suffocation," said the mother of two.
Kajol reveals that the film was inspired by the social media hashtag 'helicopter mom' where the mother is a bit cynical, interfering and at times she even checks her child's phone and pockets. "It is neither the fault of the mother nor the child," she said.
Kajol doesn't miss being on a film set as often as she used to. She also revealed the reason why. "I don't miss it at all. I am happy working in one film in three years or one film in two years. I enjoy working, but I think work is just one part of your life. Other than that, you have your family which is really important. My kids also need me a lot. We think that once your child will grow up he or she will not need you but after our marriage also, we need our parents for their support. So, I enjoy my life and I don't think I should work just for the heck of it.," said Kajol.
Well, Kajol is a complete family person, and these pictures are enough proof of this.
As Kajol's latest release Helicopter Eela talks about a mother-son relationship, here's a look at pictures from her personal life that you may not have seen before - from selfies with daughter Nysa to throwback photos with family.
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