Rani Mukerji

Profession: Actress , Guest Appearance, Singer, Supporting Actress
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  • Also Know as :- Rani Mukerji
  • Profession:- Actress , Guest Appearance, Singer, Supporting Actress
  • Gender :- female
  • Birthdate:- 21 Mar 1978
  • Status:- Married
  • Debut Year:- 1996
  • Active Years:- Till Today

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Rani Mukerji
Indian Film History
Rani Mukerji
Indian Film History
Rani Mukerji
Indian Film History

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Rani has appeared at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth games in Melborne and as a part of showcasing Indian culture in the 2010 Common Wealth Games that were held in New Delhi.   Rani has done charity appearances for social causes and her Show called the Temptations in 2005 in New Delhi where she performed to raise funds for the National Centre for Promotional of Employment for the Disabled people.   Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra were also a part of that promotion .   Rani is the only actress  who is on the listing of ‘ Ten Most Powerful names of Bollywood’ . Filmfare Magazine incorporated her name in the Power list # 10, wherein she ranked No. 8 position.  In February 2007, she was placed on No.5 Position at the Prestigious Power List configuring of highest ranking for Woman and Rani is the # 1 on the Filmfare Top Ten Actresses for the three consecutive years between 2004 and 2006. The actress donated her prize money , her half share of half a million rupees from her appearance on Kaun Banega Crorepati in 2000 with Preity Zinta to the Holy Family Hospital for the treatment of children with heart problems which she feels is a major set back in India. In February 2005, Rani Mukerji performed at the HELP!  To raise money for the victims of Tsunami in collaboration with other Bollywood Stars. In 2012 she is one of the seven time Filmfare Award Winning Indian actress. Rani besides acting is also associated with several other commercial and non-profit organizations.  In March 2004 she visted the Sandy dunes of Rajasthan to boost the Morale of the soldiers along with NDTV. She is one of the finest actresses we have today who is also one of the Best Dressed Actresses listed along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Rani Mukerji has been an active stage performer , and has participated in many world tours  . The Magnificent Five  was a widely watched concert in every city where it was showcased.  She did this show along with Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Akshaye Khanna and Twinkle Khanna.

Rani Mukerji comes from a film-oriented family and is a Bengali .   Her father is a retired director and one of the founders of ‘ Filmalaya Studios’ while her mother was a playback singer. Her brother Raj Mukherjee is a film producer cum director. She is the niece of Debashree Roy a Bengali film actress and is a cousin to Kajol the Bollywood famous actress. At an early age Rani was trained as an Odissi dancer and began learning dance while in school. She studied at the Maneckjee Cooper High school in Juhu and later finished her graduation from Mithibai College in Mumbai.  

The Honey eyed actress became one of the most high profile celebrities in India winning several awards for her performances.  Her favourite film is ‘Titanic’ which she is inspired from and the favourite song is ‘ My heart will go on’ from the same film.  A cousin not only to Kajol but also to Sharbani Mukherji, and Tanisha, a niece to actress Tanuja who is her paternal aunt, Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee who is a Model. She got her first break for the film ‘ Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ . Although Rani Mukerji came from a family from the film industry she had no aspiration to pursue a career in films.

Rani Mukerji a very glamorous actress did her first screen appearance at the age of 14 when she did a cameo role in her father’s Bengali film ‘Biyar Phoo’ in 1992.  In 1994, Salim Akhtar a family friend offered her a role in the film ‘ Aa Gale Lag Ja in 1994 but her father turned down the offer for her as he felt she was too young to enter the film industry and she was replaced by Urmila Matondkar. Two years later He came up with his 2nd offer to Rani and he insisted she plays the role of Protagonist of Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat in 1997 which she agreed to do the film for him but the film was not successful and she decided to continue with her education and joined college again to complete her education. The husky voiced queen of Bollywood has worked with some of the biggest production houses and banners and is praised for her remarkable performances in her films, Black, Bunty Aur Babli and The Rising.These three films were the top amongst other for the highest grossing of the year.  Her film Paheli was also a hit film though not as compared to the former three but got an official entry to the 2006 Oscars. In the same year she was also offered a lead role in Hollywood , for the film,’ Namesake’ but owing to the clash of dates for her ongoing film already on hand Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna she refused the Mira Nair’s project. Rani Mukerji though we see her films so rarely has created a niche for herself as being one of the most sought after heroines of the Bollywood Industry . A popular actress and much loved by her fans, in 2006 while shooting for her film in Varanasi  her fans crowded the sets so much that it got unmanageable and Rani issued an apology for creating that storm in public. As of 2006 it is stated that her total box office impact is worth over a 5 billion. Rani Mukerji is well remembered for her vivacious laugh and chuckle in the Song in the film ‘ Ghulam’ in 1998 with Aamir Khan which became a hit with the song, ‘ Aati Kya Khandala’ which earned her fame and a widespread recognition . Lataer that year she was cast by Karan Johar for his film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.  Her role as the coy Tina Malhotra a college student was a scene stealer and proved to be one of the finest actress and the film did extremely well not only in India but abroad as well with the highest grossing of 1.3 billion (US$ 15 million)  and for this she won eight  Awards including Best supporting Actress award as well. Her role in the film Laaga Chunari Mein Daag a Journey of a Woman fetched her laurels and she is considered as one of the most versatile actress we have today that carried the role with ease of a young girl who turns to prostitution to support the family keeping her identity in hiding. A very promising role that led her to become one of the finest superstar actresses of the Indian Cinema. Her role in the film Baabul also was very emotional and intense with Salman Khan and a multi star film with Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini and John Abraham. As a young widow she has a prominent role and a woman-centric role that she carried off very well till the end and did super well at the Box office. Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman Following this success she played the leading actress role in the Social film Mehndi in the same year and the comedy film Hello Brother . Both the films were disappointing and failed to give a boost to her career that had kick started with success. Struggles and initial success in her career. By 2000, Mukherjee wanted to stop doing the standard stereo type roles and do more challenging roles than just being the glamorous actress. However none of the films of the kind she wanted to do came her way  except the two releases Badal and Bichhoo. Both were male-centric action dramas. She later did a film for Kamal Hassan’s bilingual film Hey Ram which proved rewarding as the film was based on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination and the film was selected at the India’s official entry to the Oscars that year which also received wide acclaimed for her role as a Bengali school teacher who is raped and murdered during the communal rights in Calcutta ( Now Kolkotta) She further acted in comedy films like Hadh Kar Di Aapne and the romantic film Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye. In 2001 she did the film Chori Chori Chupke Chupke a film on surrogate childbirth though the audience felt that Preity Zinta’s role was more prominent as the surrogate mother while Rani Mukerji’s potential was not absorbed well by the film maker and did not give her scope to do her best.   What followed were her roles in Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai,, Nayak the Real Hero , Mujhse Dosti Karoge! , Saathiya,  which was a remake of a Tamil box office film and all these films did good at the Box office and for which she has won the awards for Best Actress and the nominations as well. In 2003 she did a film by Aziz Mirza’s romantic Chalte Chalte and the film was quite similar to her earlier film Saathiya . The film was well received by the critics and her fans.  She acted in the romantic film Chori Chori the same year and Calcutta Mail opposite to Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala and J.P. Dutta’s ensemble war film L O C Kargil but none of these films fared well commercially. Her role in Yuva and Veer-Zaara got her the much deserved acclaim and further success . The film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna in 2006 was yet another block buster film with multi-star by Yash Raj Films and she acts as a unhappy married woman who falls in love and has an extra marital affair.   The Biopic film No One killed Jessica in 2011 proved to be her first box office hit after four years followed by a chain of more successful films in her booty.. which were Talaash and Mardaani in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

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3 19 Nov 2021 Film Actress Bunty Aur Babli 2
4 05 Nov 2021 Film Guest Appearance Sooryavanshi
5 13 Dec 2019 Film Actress Mardaani 2
6 21 Dec 2018 Film Guest Appearance Zero
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