Kajol turns 47 on August 5. An accomplished actress, she made a name for herself with performances backed by writers in the 90s and 2000s. After marriage to actor Ajay Devgn and motherhood, her screen appearances have been limited, but her appeal is such that they continue to be events nonetheless.
Kajol and her husband Ajay Devgn have worked in numerous films together, including the 2019 release Tanhaji. Their first movie together was Hulchul (1995) and it was also the first time they met.
In an interview, recalling their first meeting, Kajol shared that 10 minutes before meeting Ajay, she said it wrong.
Ajay and Kajol’s love story was featured on the Humans of Bombay Instagram page. The couple shared how they first met professionally and quickly found love for each other.
Kajol shared, “We met 25 years ago, on the sets of Hulchul, I was ready for the shoot and I asked, ‘Where’s my hero?’ Someone pointed it out – he was sitting sullenly in the corner. So 10 minutes before I met him, I shit for him!
Even on Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee With Karan, the Tribhanga actor shared his first impression of Ajay, saying, “Who is this guy? What kind of personality does he have? He sits in a corner and smokes like a fireplace and doesn’t even talk to anyone. But, eventually, Kajol’s impression of Ajay changed and the two became big friends.
“We started talking on set and became friends. I was dating someone back then and he too, I even complained about my boyfriend back then! Kajol added. Coincidentally, it was soon after that they both broke up with loved ones.
Mentioning that there had been no formal proposal between them, Kajol added, “Neither of us proposed – it was understood that we had to be together. It went from getting started to a lot more before we knew it! We used to go to dinner and so many car rides – he lived in Juhu and I in South Mumbai so half of our relationship was in the car! “
Kajol also shared that her friends warned her against him because Ajay had a good reputation, but said “he was different to me, that’s all I knew”.
Kajol and Ajay married on February 24, 1999, after dating for four years.
Kajol and Ajay Devgn’s wedding photos
“We had been dating for 4 years when we decided to get married. His parents were on board, but my father did not speak to me for 4 days. He wanted me to focus on my career, but I was firm and he ended up coming back. “
Of their marriage, Kajol said: “Again, there was no proposal – we just knew we wanted to spend our lives together. We got married at home and gave the media the wrong place – we wanted this to be our day. We had a Punjabi ceremony and a Marathi! I remember, during the pheras, Ajay was desperately trying to get the pundit to hurry and even tried to bribe him!
Kajol and Ajay have a daughter Nysa and a son Yug. Kajol also had two miscarriages before the birth of their children.
In an interview, Kajol shared, “Over time we started planning to have kids. I was pregnant during K3G, but had a miscarriage. I was in the hospital that day – the movie had worked so well, but it wasn’t a happy time. I had another miscarriage after that, it was hard. But eventually it worked – we had Nysa and Yug and our whole family.
Kajol believes Ajay made her “calmer”. “I became much calmer … he brought a lot of stability to my life … we are different people but we believe in the same things.” She added: “You have to love someone but you also have to respect them. I respect him a lot and that’s one of the reasons our relationship has lasted so far, ”Kajol shared in one of his interviews with PTI.