Kajol's highest-grossing release came with the action comedy Dilwale (2015).In addition to acting in films, Kajol is a social activist and is noted for her work with widows and children, for which she received the Karmaveer Puraskaar in 2008.The former was a melodramatic thriller, based on the concept of reincarnation, in which she played Sonia Saxena, a supporting character who forms the love interest of Khan.The film eventually emerged as the second-highest-grossing film of the year in India.Not to mention the on-screen chemistry that has become the stuff of legend." In an interview with The Hindu, director Rajiv Rai quoted, "[I] tapped the versatile artistry in Kajol in Gupt![She] had a complex role and she certainly brought a rare finesse to her etching of that character in the film".Her paternal uncles, Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee, are film producers, while her paternal and maternal grandfathers, Sashadhar Mukherjee and Kumarsen Samarth, were filmmakers.Kajol's cousins Rani Mukerji, Sharbani Mukherjee and Mohnish Behl are also Bollywood actors; whereas another cousin of hers, Ayan Mukerji is a director.
Although the film turned out to be a box office flop, Kajol's performance was noticed and she was signed for Baazigar (1993), a thriller by Abbas-Mustan, which emerged as a major commercial success.
However, she eventually dropped out of school to pursue a full-time career in film.
On not completing her education, she quoted, "I don't think I am any less well-rounded because I didn't complete school".
She has featured as a talent judge for Zee TV's reality show Rock-N-Roll Family and holds a managerial position at Devgn Entertainment and Software Ltd.
Kajol has been married to actor Ajay Devgn since 1999, with whom she has two children.
After making her acting debut in the 1992 romance Bekhudi, Kajol had her first commercial success with the 1993 thriller Baazigar.