Lesser-known facts about Kajol Devgan & Genelia Deshmukh

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Kajol, the talented actress, has made a name for herself by being part of films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. By playing bubbly and lovable characters, she has won a special place in Bollywood and our hearts.

Genelia Deshmukh, the actress whose performance stayed with us after Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na has been part of multiple films like Chance Pe Dance, Force, and Force 2. The actress is also an established name in Telugu and Tamil cinema, receiving both critical and commercial acclaim for the same.

While there is a lot you might know about the actresses, here are a few unique facts about them.

Kajol Devgan

  • She has a wax statue at Madame Tussauds Singapore

The actress is one of the few Bollywood actors to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds Singapore. She walked the red carpet with daughter Nysa on May 24, 2018, to see the unveiling of the statue.

  • She received the Padma Shri 

Back in 2011, the actress was awarded the fourth-highest civilian award in the country, the Padma Shri, for her contribution to Indian cinema.

  • Her contribution to social work

The actress is involved with an NGO, Shiksha, which helps in children's education. She is also the international goodwill ambassador and patron of The Loomba Trust, a charity that supports widows and their children. The actress is also the brand ambassador of Pratham, a charity for children.

Genelia Deshmukh

  • Her first commercial ad was with Amitabh Bachchan

At the young age of 15, she was in an ad commercial opposite legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. They came together to endorse Parker pen, with her performance receiving appreciation. 

  • She is a sportsperson

The actress can do a lot more than act! Before embarking on her journey as an actor, Genelia was a state-level basketball and hockey player, a national-level footballer, and a sprinter.

  • Bollywood Movie debut with Riteish

While most of you might think her debut was in Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, she made her Bollywood debut in the 2003 film Tujhe Meri Kasam. Her co-star in the movie is her now-husband, Riteish Deshmukh!