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Birthday love: Kajol’s most memorable traditional looks in songs

Kajol is an actress who fits in any role she does, whether that’s a western or eastern inspired role. However, arguably, she has had some of the most iconic traditional looks over the years.

As she marks her birthday, we look back at the five traditional looks that remain the most memorable for the actress on screen in her songs.

Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna – ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (1995)
Wearing a lime green traditional Punjabi outfit in the song, Kajol’s appearance in this song starts off as the shy bride-to-be. However, when seeing her lover dancing for her, she is unable to hold herself back and ends up dancing herself. The colour was something very eye-catching and it’s therefore remained memorable throughout the actress’s career.

Chup Gaya Badli Mein – ‘Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain’ (1999)
Throughout this film, in which Kajol was paired opposite Anil Kapoor, she was seen in traditional attire. Her sarees were to die for and her jewellery and medium high bun hairstyle also made her look stunning. In this particular song, her orange saree which she wears in the snow is stunning and really brings out her beauty, as do all the other sarees in the film.

Suraj Hua Maddham – ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham'(2001)
This song was all the rage when it was released and it’s remained evergreen. In the picturisation at the Egyptian pyramids, Kajol’s contemporary but traditional costumes give her a sexy and sultry look and her pairing with Shah Rukh Khan always delivers no matter what.

Gori Kalai – ‘Yeh Dillagi’ (1994)
This was one of Kajol’s earlier films and, in this lesser remembered song from the film, she was seen opposite Akshay Kumar. She’s dressed in a traditional bright pink lehenga and with the jhumkas to compliment the look, she looks cute and fresh. You can watch the song now and still feel like it looks contemporary because it feels like she hasn’t aged one bit!

Odhli Chunariya – ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’ (1998)
In ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’, Kajol seemed to show a different side in some of her looks. The title song remains one of the most memorable where she’s seen in simple salwaar kameez looks but with different hairstyles which were new looks for the audiences. In her light blue faded to royal blue outfit, the lime green coatie type look and the final red outfit, she stands out but the simplicity definitely works in her favour. would like to wish Kajol a very happy birthday.