Kajol Opened Up About The One Important Parenting Lesson She Learnt From Her Mother, Tanuja

Kajol is a hands-on mommy to Nysa and Yug. In an interview, she opens up about the one parenting advice she received from her mother.


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Kajol Opened Up About The One Important Parenting Lesson She Learnt From Her Mother, Tanuja

Mothers play a crucial role in not only nurturing their little one but in the overall development of their children. No matter how far we go, how successful we become and how old we get, for her, we are still their little ones. The relationship of a mother and her children is the purest, and nothing can come in between them. A mother can don multiple roles and can take the place of anybody, but nobody can take her place. Bollywood is full of adorable mothers, and one such mother is Kajol, who dotes on her kids, Nysa Devgan and Yug Devgan. (Also Read: Mira Rajput Kapoor Feels Proud As She Watches Republic Day Parade With Her Kids, Misha And Zain)

Daughter of veteran actress, Tanuja Samarth and late filmmaker, Shomu Mukherjee, Kajol has always proved that acting is in her genes. Recipient of numerous accolades, Kajol holds the record of winning the highest number of Best Actress award. After making her debut with the film, Bekhudi, Kajol had given some breakthrough performances in movies like BaazigarDilwale Dulhania Le JayengeKuch Kuch Hota HaiMy Name Is KhanFanaaPyaar To Hona Hi Tha, etc. In 2011, she was bestowed with Padma Shri. It was in 1994, when Kajol had fallen in love with actor, Ajay Devgan during the shooting of the film, Gundaraj and the lovely couple had gotten married on February 24, 1999.

Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Yug and Nysa Devgan

In an interview with Pinkvilla, Kajol opened up about the one major parenting lesson that she learned from her mother Tanuja. Talking about the same, she 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.”


She also shared that her mother told her how a child should be taught to take decisions on their own and the consequences pertaining to it. In her words, “They have to learn how to think for themselves, make their own decisions and find out whether they can live with their consequences or not. That is the only way they will learn whether this decision is the correct thing for them.” (Also Read: Shraddha Kapoor's Cousin, Priyaank Sharma Is All Set To Tie The Knot With Shaza Morani On This Date)


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 guided her. 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: Soha Ali Khan Shares Glimpses Of Inaaya's Republic Day Celebration, Their Pink Kaftan Is Unmissable)

kajol and tanuja

Kajol had made her digital debut with the film, Tribhanga - Tedhi Medhi Crazy which revolves around dysfunctional relationships. In a special episode of Netflix’s Behensplaining, Kajol had opened up on her parents' divorce. She had revealed that she had an amazing upbringing and because of which, her parents' divorce didn't have a negative impact on her. The actress had said, "I had the most amazing upbringing ever. I am very lucky to have been brought up by such a forward-thinking, amazing person who taught me so much about life, growing up and about being an adult from the time that I was a child. But I totally get if it had gone even slightly wrong what it would have been like."


Well, have you received any parenting advice from your mother? Let us know.

Images Courtesy: Kajol Devgan