Happy birthday, Kajol. When the actress debuted in 1992 with the film Bekhudi, cinema lovers in India knew that a star was born. With each of her roles, Kajol has only further cemented this belief. From being the ultimate romantic diva to the menacing villain, Kajol has done it all with aplomb. She is also one of the few artists to have carved a niche for herself as a performer in what are considered to be strictly “commercial” films. And, in the process, she has presented us with scenes and songs that are cult favourites among people across generations.
It would not be wrong to say that any party - traditional or otherwise – is bound to feature a song of Kajol's. So, as the actress turns a year older today, we decided to revisit some of her evergreen songs. In addition to making you want to get up and groove, this list will surely take you on a much-needed walk down nostalgia lane.
1.Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna
It would almost be a crime to start the list without this song. This number from the cult classic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is a sangeet staple and it has been for over 25 years now. And those who have watched the song will know why. A testament to Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan's legendary chemistry, this is the perfect love tune to play on a loop on your special day.
2.Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen
Another gold from the SRK-Kajol hall of fame, this song from Baazigar is the mood music you need for your next house party. With groovy beats and the incomparable charm of the 90s, this song is all about letting loose. Also, if you aren't going tu ru ru, tu ru ru already, are you really a fan?
3.Saajanji Ghar Aaye
The song from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, another SRK-Kajol starrer, is proof that she is a fabulous dancer who just didn't get her due. Paired with the suave Salman Khan, this is another wedding number that has stood the test of time. Also, who can get over just how lovely Kajol looked in this song because we can't.
4.Mere Khwabon Mein
And, we have another number from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. It is one of the best coming-of-age songs. In it, Kajol embodies the innocence and anticipation of being in love with the idea of love as she reveals to the audience and herself her idea of Prince Charming.
5.Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main
Kajol dancing drunk with the Swiss Alps in the background and a worried Shah Rukh Khan in tow. Cinematic gold, some might say. It is no wonder that this extremely trippy number from DDLJ is a fan favourite and is sure to make you want to jhoom anytime you hear it.
Kajol has stunning eyes and there is an entire song to prove this. Tere Naina from My Name Is Khan is an ode to love with eyes as a metaphor and it is the only romantic song you need on your playlist. Another SRK-Kajol gem, this number is a beautiful reminder of why the two make for one of the most successful onscreen pairs in the history of Indian cinema.
The song from the 1997 film by Sapnay is cut from the same cloth as Mere Khwabon Mein. However, this track is not a celebration of love but of life and its myriad wonders. The perfect pick-me-up song that you need at the end of the long day. Watch the song here.
8.Suraj Hua Maddham
The Pyramids, SRK-Kajol and Karan Johar. Need we say more? A love ballad if there ever was one, this number is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the ears. Also, we think no one rocks a saree better than Kajol, whether it is the desert or the snow.
9.Neend Churayee Meri
This track from Ishq is a fan favourite for more reasons than one. Not only does the number feature Kajol and her husband, actor Ajay Devgn together, but Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla are also in it. And, believe us when we say the song is a party in itself. From 90s fashion to cool dance moves, it has it all.
If you were in school in the last decade, chances are you danced to this number on Independence Day with friends. From the film, Fanaa, this song features Kajol as a blind dancer and as always, she hits it out of the park.
Tell us which one of these songs you are going to be listening to on loop today.