India Tribune is serializing profiles of top Bollywood sex symbols of all time. Bollywood sex symbols have been creating storms across India and worldwide. The list consists of female icons of Bollywood, who have impacted the history and changed the face of Bollywood.
Kajol: Mumbai born Kajol Mukherjee Devgan (August 5, 1975), comes from a long line of Bollywood’s leading ladies. She’s a fourth generation actress; her mom is 1960’s sweetheart Tanuja (Rules: Pyaar Ka Super hit Formula, 2003), her maternal aunt is actress Nutan (Milan, 1967), and her grandmother Shobna Samarth was also a popular actress in her time. Apart from her impressive maternal lineage, her father Somu Mukherjee is a famous producer. Her debut Bekhudi (1992), gave a promising start to her career. She reigned at the box-office for nearly a decade until her marriage to Ajay Devgan in 1999, and hasn’t appeared in a film since Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2002).
Why she’s sexy: Kajol is sexy because she has a raw unpolished beauty different from the 1990s glamour girls, Raveena Tandon and Manisha, who also entered the industry at the same time. She exemplifies a devastating combination of innocence and sensuality, which makes her a total babe.
Her impact on Bollywood: She’s had a string of hits, which catapulted her to dizzying heights with King Khan, Shah Rukh in Baazigar (1993), Karan Arjun (1995), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2002). Each mega hit encouraged audiences in India and abroad to flock to movie theaters.
Interesting fact: She is best known for her role as Simran, whose personality is different from hers. Unlike Simran, Kajol could never agree to marry someone she’s never met, which is why she found it natural to marry co-star Ajay Devgan. She has a daughter named Nysa and a boy Yug. She is currently gearing up to re-enter the industry.