>Kajol was born in Mumbai of Bengali-Marathi descent. Her mother Tanuja is an actress while her late father Shomu rae Mukherjee was a film director and producer. Her maternal aunt is the late actress Nutan with whom she holds the record for the most winsfive times of the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, and her maternal grandmother Shobhna Samarth and great grandmother Rattan Bai had both been involved in Hindi cinemaactrees
Her paternal uncles are film producers Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee. Kajols paternal grandfather Sashadhar Mukherjee was a filmmaker His wife Satirani Devi Kajols paternal grandmother was the sister of Ashok Kumar, Anoop Kumarand KishoreKumar Kajols cousins Rani Mukerji Sharbani Mukherjee and Mohnish Behl are also Bollywood actors; whereas her cousin Ayan Mukerj is a director Kajols younger sister Tanisha Mukherjee is also an actress.
Kajol married Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan on February 24 1999. The couple have 2 children, a daughter named NYSE (born in 2003) and a son named Yugo (born in 2010)
On April 10 2008 Kajols father died after suffering from a cardiac arrest. His funeral was held the same day and was attended by other Bollywood personalities