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Rani Mukherjee is an Indian film actress and is considered as one of the most successful and high profile actresses in Bollywood. She made her Bollywood debut in 1996 with the movie Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat. Later on in her career, Rani has movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Ghulam and many more to her credits. Rani Mukherjee in her career has been a recipient of several awards and she has won the Filmfare Awards seven times. A very popular actress of India, she has been the brand ambassadors of many brands in her career. Her distinctive voice gave her a unique personality among the Indian actresses and her roles in the movies are cited as a significant departure from the traditional portrayal of women in Bollywood. She has been a supporter of multiple causes and charities and has been vocal about the issues related to women and children.
Born on 21st March 1978 in Mumbai, Rani was born to the Mukherjee-Samarth family and his parents Ram Mukherjee and Krishna Mukherjee were both working in the entertainment industry and Rani was born in a family who has been involved in the entertainment media. Her father Ram Mukherjee is a former film director and also one of the founders of the Filmaya studios and her mother Krishna Mukherjee is a former playback singer. She has an elder brother Raja Mukherjee who is a film producer and director, whereas her maternal aunt Debarshee Roy is a Bengali film actress and her parental cousins Kajol and Ayan Mukerji have been in working in the industry as an actress and scriptwriter, film director respectively. She completed her schooling from the Maneckji Cooper High School and later graduated from SNDT Women’s University with a degree in Home Science. From a very young age, she also began to learn the Orissa dance form and she also trained at Roshan Tanjeja’s acting institute prior joining Bollywood. In 1994, Rani was offered a lead role in Salim Khan’s directorial debut Aa Gale Lag Jaa but her father disapproved her to work as a full time actress as she was very young. The next year, she stepped into acting after doing a cameo role in a Bengali film Biyar Phool, directed by her father. She made her debut in Bollywood in the year 1998 and was signed for the lead role in Salim Khan’s social drama film Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat. Her role in the movie was of a protagonist and she played the role of a rape victim who was forced to marry her rapist. Despite the movie wasn’t commercially successful, her performance in the move received critical acclamations and she also received a special recognition award at the annual Screen awards ceremony. In 1998, she tasted her first commercial success in Vikram Bhatt’s Ghulam and she starred opposite Aamir Khan. The song”Aati Kya Khandala” in the movie was a massive hit and it helped herin gaining popularity among the masses. In the same year, she appeared in Karan Johar’s directorial debut movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and she shared the screen with actors like Shah Rukh Khan and her cousin Kajol. She portrayed the role titled Tina Malhotra and received appreciation for her role in the movie. the movie was a blockbuster and it had a box office collection of over 1.03 billion rupees and it won eight Filmfare awards and Rani won her first Filmfare award in the Best Supporting Actress category. Despote after two consecutive hit films, Rani didn’t had a good start in 1999 and her films Mehndi and Hello brother didn’t do well and created critical as well as commercial disappointments. Her careeer struggle continued in the year 2000 where she appeared in movies lie Badal, Bichoo, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega but all her films proved to be average and gher career struggle continued. Her disappointment in films continued in the year 2001 as her movies Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai and Nayak : The Real Heero failed in the bo office collections. After being unsuccessful for three years, Rani made her comeback with the 2002 release Mujhse Dosti Karoge! was a moderate successful movie. Her next release Saathiya costarring with Vivek Oberoi proved a turning point in her career and her role in the movie helped her in winning the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and she also got her nomination in the Best Actress category. Her next release Chalte Chalte opposite Shah Rukh Khan received critical praises as well as performed well at the box office and she received her second best actress nomination at the Filmfare awards. Her next few releases which include movies like Chori Chori, Calcutta Mail and LOC Kargil were moderately successful. She started to gain more success from the year 2004. Her role in Mani Ratnam’s 2004 release Yuva received great successes which lead to Rani Mukherjee winning the Best Actress as well as Best Supporting Actress award in the same year. She is the only actress to do so. Later in the same year, she was casted in Kunal Kohli’s Hum Tum opposite Saif Ali Khan and the movie was one of the biggest successful movies of the year. in the same year, she was casted alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta in the movie Veer Zaara and the movie emerged as one of the highest grossing film of the year. For her role in the movie, she won the Best Supporting Actress at the IIFA Awards. In 2005, Rani Mukherjee gave one of her best performance in the movie Black opposite Amitabh Bachchan and her role of a blind and deaf girl received huge appreciations and critical acclamations. The movie won two national films awards and she became the only actress to win the Best actress as well as Best Actress- critics trophies at the Filmfare award ceremony. Her other releases in the year included movies like Bunty aur Babli, Paheli and Mangal Pandey: The Rising and all the movies received commercial success. She then worked in the movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna for which she received her consecutive third IIFA Best Actress Award. However, her success in films began to decline and later she worked in movies like Baabul, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Saawariya, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, Dil Bole Hadippa. Later from 2010, she started to gain appreciation after she began to act in thrillers and her successful movies include No One Killed Jessica, Aiyaa, Bombay Talkies and Mardaani were both commercially and critically successful.
On 21st April 2014, she married Aditya Chopra in Italy. He is a film director, producer, screenwriter, broadcast producer and distributor.
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India.com Entertainment Desk February 21, 2024 8:29 AM IST
Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Bobby Deol, Shahid Kapoor and Nayanthara among others emerged winners of the night at the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024.
India.com Entertainment Desk February 21, 2024 7:00 AM IST
Dadasaheb Phalke Awards: Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji, who twinned in all-black. posed for the pictures at the red carpet. Nostalgic fans want them to sign a film together - Watch viral video!
India.com Entertainment Desk February 4, 2024 2:00 PM IST
Black OTT Release: Black, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji, celebrated its 19th anniversary of release on Sunday, February 4. Here's how and when you can watch the film -
India.com Entertainment Desk January 2, 2024 10:18 PM IST
Bollywood diva Rani Mukerji revealed that Karan Johar had almost killed her. The actress referred to the incident when she wore a red chiffon saree in -14 degrees for KANK song.
India.com Entertainment Desk December 13, 2023 9:52 AM IST
Kajol, who played the role of Anjali in the film, revealed that she fought with Karan Johar to play Rani Mukerji's (Tina) role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
India.com Entertainment Desk November 30, 2023 1:11 PM IST
Koffee With Karan 8: In the latest episode, Rani Mukerji and Kajol spoke about their strained relationship and how it improved in recent times.
Vineeta Kumar November 3, 2023 7:51 PM IST
Koffee With Karan 8: Sara Ali Khan-Ananya Panday Go All Mushy About Aditya Roy Kapoor in The Most Exciting Promo of the Season. Kajol-Rani Mukerji, Ajay Devgn-Rohit Shetty and Kareena-Alia make appearances. Watch the viral video.
India.com Entertainment Desk October 23, 2023 10:47 AM IST
Rani Mukerji performs during Durga Puja celebration with cousin Tanisha and choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant. She looked breathtaking in silk saree and bindi - WATCH viral video!
India.com Entertainment Desk October 14, 2023 1:16 PM IST
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai BTS Pics: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kajol look like senior high-school kids in never-seen-before photos from the shoot.
India.com Entertainment Desk August 29, 2023 10:50 AM IST
The Mardaani actress has always emphasised on women getting leading roles in films. Similarly, in a recent interview, she shared her views on OTT platforms coming up with more women-centric content than theatrical movies.
India.com Entertainment Desk August 25, 2023 3:50 PM IST
Rani Mukerji hailed her action-thriller Mardaani franchise for shattering the 'glass ceiling' as it complies by her 'vision for women in cinema'.
India.com Entertainment Desk August 12, 2023 4:26 PM IST
Shabana Azmi recently shared a candid picture with her industry friends from the streets of Melbourne on her official Instagram handle. The photo saw Karan Johar, Rani Mukerji and Shweta Bachchan who were all-smiles as they posed for the lens.
India.com Entertainment Desk August 11, 2023 12:26 PM IST
Rani Mukerji recently opened up about suffering miscarriage during Covid-19 pandemic and the feeling of loss while shooting for Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway.
Vineeta Kumar July 23, 2023 11:58 AM IST
Vivek Anand Oberoi talks about how he moved on from the difficult times and what helped him through. The actor speaks on doing Saathiya 2 and the very anticipated 'Indian Police Force' with Rohit Shetty.
India.com Entertainment Desk July 22, 2023 7:46 PM IST
Karan Johar spoke about the 'gener politics' of his debut film 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' at an event and criticised Rahul's decisions in life.
India.com Entertainment Desk May 30, 2023 10:26 AM IST
Rani Mukerji, whose 'Mrs Chaterjee vs Norway' is streaming on Netflix, says she is conscious of picking up subjects which represent strong women.
India.com Entertainment Desk April 23, 2023 10:24 AM IST
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Deleted Scene: It has Rani Mukerji Aka Tina's godh bharai ceremony that we all wanted to see in the first. Watch the video!
Video Desk April 4, 2023 1:10 PM IST
Recently Deepika Padukone showed her never seen before action avatar in the superhit film Pathaan. Similarly, Katrina Kaif has also played some action - packed scenes in Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger zZnda Hai which was absolutely loved by audience.
India.com Entertainment Desk April 1, 2023 1:08 PM IST
Rani Mukerji for the first time talked about her daughter Adira and revealed in a chat show that she was born prematurely.
India.com Entertainment Desk March 28, 2023 10:26 PM IST
Rani Mukerji says there was a lot of 'cynicism around Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway'. Read on.
Video Desk March 28, 2023 7:05 PM IST
Ranbir Kapoor did a cameo for free, Rani Mukerji and Deepika Padukone acted in films for their dear friends, and Sonam Kapoor believed in the script of her small role. Salman Khan has also made several cameo appearances without charging a fee
India.com Entertainment Desk March 24, 2023 1:50 PM IST
Rani Mukerji mourns the loss of her dada, filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar, who died during the wee hours of Friday. The actor recalls the last call she had with him when she was in Amritsar recently.
India.com Entertainment Desk March 24, 2023 9:08 AM IST
Pradeep Sarkar, who directed Rani Mukerji's Mardaani and Kajol's Helicopter Eela among other films, died at 68 on Thursday.
Prashasti Sudhakar March 21, 2023 1:53 PM IST
Throughout her career, Rani Mukerji has delivered remarkable performances in several movies. Some of her top performances include "Black," "Veer Zaara," "Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway," "No One Killed Jessica," "Laaga Chunari Mein Daag," "Yuva," "Mardaani," and "Mardaani 2."
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