In 2011, the Government of India awarded her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country.
After making her acting debut in the 1992 romance Bekhudi, with her mother, Kajol had her first commercial success with the 1993 thriller Baazigar.
to play Simran, the real-as-life actress bringing warmth and credulity to the initially prudish and reluctant Simran.
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!
The film marked the first of her many collaborations with Khan.