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Bollywood actress, Kajol is a name that needs no introduction. Granddaughter of Shobhna Samarth and Kumarsen Samarath and daughter of veteran actress, Tanuja Samarth and late filmmaker, Shomu Mukherjee, Kajol had followed the footsteps of her family. With her effortless acting and stellar performances, Kajol has always proved that acting is in her genes. Be it 'Simran Singh' in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge or 'Zooni Ali Beg' in Fanaa, Kajol has done justice to every role she has portrayed on screen. Recipient of numerous accolades, Kajol holds the record of winning the highest number of Best Actress awards. (Also Read: When Virat Kohli Had Picked Anushka Sharma As His Bride In A Swayamvar Conducted By SRK Back In 2014)
Kajol is married to actor, Ajay Devgn and together they are parents to two adorable kids, Nysa and Yug. Kajol, who considers her mother, Tanuja as her inspiration shares a very warm rapport with her. Her love and devotion for her mother is quite visible on her social media handle as she loves sharing adorable pictures and heartfelt notes for her. On May 10, 2020, Kajol had shared a smiling selfie with her mommy, Tanuja ji and had penned an appreciation post for her mother. Her post could be read as "Me n mom mom n me me n mom mom n me....Never ending of infinity. I am a good mom today because I had the most awesome blueprint to follow. Grateful everyday."
While scrolling through our social media handle, we stumbled upon an adorable throwback childhood picture of Kajol with her mother, Tanuja. In the picture, baby Kajol was seen sitting in her mother’s lap while posing for the camera. Tanuja ji looked beautiful in a pink-coloured saree and open hair. The lovely picture is a pure dose of nostalgia and Kajol’s smile is unmissable.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Kajol had opened up about the one major parenting lesson that she had learned from her mother, Tanuja. Talking about the same, she had revealed, “My mother has passed down too many things to me. The most important thing that she passed down to me was, ‘You have to make your children think for themselves.’ I think that was the biggest learning that I took back and that led to everything.” (Also Read: When Reena Roy Threatened To Marry Anyone If Shatrughan Sinha Doesn't Marry Her In Eight Days)
Tanuja ji had undergone a surgery for diverticulitis in June 2019. Kajol had taken to her Instagram and had shared a black and white picture with her ailing mother. In the picture, Kajol could be seen smiling with her head on her mother’s shoulder. Thanking the well-wishers for praying for her mother's speedy recovery, Kajol had captioned her thank-you note as “This is just a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has called and prayed and thought of us. This smile that you see is of sheer gratitude.”
Kajol shares an adorable bond with her mother, Tanuja and sister, Tanishaa. For Kajol, her mother is a school of inspiration, who has guided her through all walks of life. Be it her personal life or professional decisions, Tanuja ji has always been her pillar of strength. In an interview with India Today, Kajol had opened up about her equation with her mother, Tanuja while growing up. She had revealed, “I was petrified of her. I wouldn't put one toe out of line if I knew she didn't approve of it. My mother was one of the most forward-thinking people. I had the most amazing upbringing because of it. Topics like compassion, anger, forgiveness and death were discussed. Most things were not hidden. We were always told to take the most tolerant route and that revenge doesn't get you anything.” (Also Read: The Story Of How Shashi Kapoor Got His Name, His Real Name Was Disliked By Mother, Ramsarni Kapoor)
What do you think about Kajol’s childhood picture? Isn’t it adorable? Let us know.