Starting off on a low, Kajol has earned immense respect for her acting prowess and her cinematic brilliance. From thunder thighs and dark eyebrows, she turned on the heat, churning out delectable fashion recipes to become one of India's biggest fashionistas today. But when it comes to acting, very few could even go close to her. Barring Tabu, Shabana Azmi and a few others, there could hardly be anyone better than Kajol, back in the '90s or as a matter of fact, Kajol can still give the petite younger actresses a run for their money.
While her fans are eagerly waiting for her next film, where she plays another author backed role, we bring 6 of the best performances with which Kajol had just turned all tables around!
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge:
From the rain dance to the running around in the sarso ka khet, from going talli to showing the world the true meaning of love, Kajol's Simran was a stunner. Pulling the role effortlessly, thanks to her acting credentials, she infused life into the character, which is India's most favourite even now.
At a time when actresses shied away from negative roles, Kajol came and did what others would have never expected to! She not only took up the villainous role but she performed it so meticulously that even today, when any heroine turns up the heat in a negative act, she's always been compared to Kajol!
Move aside Vidya Balan, we had our Kajol way back in the '90s. While the women centric brand of cinema is making waves today, intentionally or unintentionally Kajol had started this movement way back in 1998 with a powerful Dushman on her stride.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai:
In the first half, Kajol mesmerised all with her naughty nonchalance but in the second half, she let her eyes do the talking.
It was the first time that Kajol got paired with Aamir, but undoubtedly she stole all the limelight with her magnificent act. Kajol's aura overshadowed an actor of Aamir's caliber and that itself describes her performance!
My Name is Khan:
The film that was a testimony of an extraordinary journey of an ordinary man had us in tears towards the end of it. but like everyone says, behind every successful man, there is a woman. And behind every Rizwan, there is a Mandira. Enough said!