Rani Mukerji Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Rani Mukerji (born 21 March 1978) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. Noted for her versatility, she is the recipient of multiple accolades, including seven Filmfare Awards. Mukerji has featured in listings of the highest-paid actresses of the 2000s.
Although Mukerji was born into the Mukherjee-Samarth family, in which her parents and relatives were members of the Indian film industry, she did not aspire to pursue a career in film. As a teenager she dabbled with acting by starring in her father Ram Mukherjee’s Bengali-language film Biyer Phool and in the social drama Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (both 1996). Mukerji had her first commercial success with the action film Ghulam (1998) and breakthrough with the romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). Following a brief setback, the year 2002 marked a turning point for her when she was cast by Yash Raj Films as the star of the drama Saathiya.
Mukerji established herself by starring in several commercially successful romantic films, including Chalte Chalte (2003), Hum Tum (2004), Veer-Zaara (2004), and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), and the crime comedy Bunty Aur Babli (2005). She also gained praise for playing an abused wife in the political thriller Yuva (2004) and a deaf and blind woman in the drama Black (2005). Mukerji’s collaborations with Yash Raj Films from 2007 and 2010 produced several unsuccessful films and led critics to bemoan her choice of roles. This changed when she played a headstrong journalist in the thriller No One Killed Jessica (2011), and further success came for her starring roles in the thrillers Talaash (2012), Mardaani (2014) and its sequel Mardaani 2 (2019), and the comedy-drama Hichki (2018). The lattermost emerged as her highest-grossing release.
Mukerji is involved with humanitarian causes and is vocal about issues faced by women and children. She has participated in concert tours and stage shows, and featured as a talent judge for the 2009 reality show Dance Premier League. Mukerji is married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra, with whom she has a daughter.
Early life and work
Mukerji was born in Bombay (present-day Mumbai) on 21 March 1978. Her father, Ram Mukherjee (born to the Mukherjee-Samarth family), is a former film director and one of the founders of Filmalaya Studios. Her mother, Krishna Mukherjee, is a former playback singer. Her elder brother, Raja Mukherjee, is a film producer and director. Her maternal aunt, Debashree Roy, is a Bengali film actress and her paternal cousin, Kajol, is a Hindi film actress and her contemporary. Another paternal cousin, Ayan Mukerji, is a scriptwriter and film director. Despite her parents and most of her relatives being members of the Indian film industry, Mukerji was uninterested in pursuing a career in film. She said, “There were already too many actresses at home and I wanted to be someone different”.
Mukerji received her education at Maneckji Cooper High School in Juhu and graduated with a degree in Home Science from SNDT Women’s University. She is a trained Odissi dancer and began learning the dance form while in the tenth grade. As part of an annual tradition, the Mukherjee family celebrates the festival of Durga Puja in the suburban neighbourhood of Santacruz every year. Mukerji, a practising Hindu, takes part in the festivities with her entire family.
In 1994, director Salim Khan approached Mukerji to play the lead female role in his directorial, Aa Gale Lag Jaa. Her father disapproved of a full-time career in film at such a young age, so she rejected the offer. At age 18, following her mother’s suggestion that she pursue acting on an experimental basis, Mukerji accepted leading roles in the social drama Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat, Khan’s second offer to her, and her father’s Bengali film Biyer Phool, both of which were released on the same day in October 1996. Before she began work on Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat, Mukerji trained at Roshan Taneja’s acting institute. She portrayed a rape victim who is forced to marry her rapist in the film. Although the film was a commercial failure, Mukerji’s performance earned her a special recognition trophy at the annual Screen Awards ceremony. Following the film’s poor showing at the box office, Mukerji returned to college to complete her education. However, inspired by her cousin Kajol’s success in Bollywood, she decided to pursue a full-time career in films.
Mukerji prefers not to publicise her personal life. She limits her interactions with the media and is sometimes labelled a recluse; she said in a 2011 interview, “Today actors have become more open with the media. But this has posed a problem for actors like me because if I don’t do that, then I end up being called reclusive. So now I have changed myself and am easily approachable.” Mukerji has collaborated frequently and maintained a close friendship with actors Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, and filmmaker Karan Johar. The nature of Mukerji’s relationship with filmmaker Aditya Chopra was the topic of fervent tabloid reporting in India, though she refused to publicly talk about it. On 21 April 2014, she married Chopra at a private ceremony in Italy. The following year, she gave birth to their daughter Adira. Mukerji has said that she believes in maintaining a work-life balance after motherhood, adding that “it is extremely important for [a mother] to have a career and use her time constructively”.
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Alongside her acting career, Mukerji is involved with humanitarian causes and is vocal about issues faced by women and children. Mukerji was appointed as an ambassador by Procter & Gamble and the NGO Child Rights and You for their joint venture, Shiksha, to endorse the cause of children’s education. In 2011 she set up a Stroke Treatment Fund, in association with the Indian Stroke Association, to pay for the treatment of financially deprived stroke-affected patients. She has made public appearances to support other charities and causes. In March 2004, she visited the Indian army unit in Pokhran, Rajasthan to interact with the jawan troops, for the NDTV reality show Jai Jawan. A decade later, in August 2014, she visited the jawans again at Baramulla. In February 2005, Mukerji and several other Bollywood actors participated in the 2005 HELP! Telethon Concert to raise money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. In March 2006, Mukerji celebrated her birthday with the physically challenged children of the Helen Keller Institute; she had previously worked with them while preparing for her role in Black. In November 2010, she was part of a fund raising auction for the “Because I am a Girl” charity campaign. In 2014, Mukerji attended a charity dinner on child abuse in London, where she was felicitated by Prince Charles for raising awareness on the issue through her work in Mardaani.
Mukerji has participated in several concert tours and televised award ceremonies. Her first concert tour, “Magnificent Five”, was in 1999 in which she performed with actors Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Akshaye Khanna and Twinkle Khanna. The “Temptations 2004” concert had Mukerji perform alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal and Priyanka Chopra in 19 stage shows worldwide. The following year, she participated in the “Temptations 2005” concert in New Delhi with Shah Rukh Khan, Fardeen Khan, Ameesha Patel and Malaika Arora Khan; the show was organised to help raise funds for the National Centre For Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP). In 2010, Mukerji performed at a concert in the Army Stadium of Dhaka, Bangladesh with several Bollywood actors including Shah Rukh Khan, Rampal and Ishaa Koppikar. For the “Temptations Reloaded” concert of 2012 in Jakarta, Mukerji performed alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Zinta and Bipasha Basu, for the 2013 concert of the same name in Auckland, she performed with Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Jacqueline Fernandez, and in 2014 she performed in Malaysia with Shah Rukh Khan, Dixit, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Arijit Singh.
|1996||Biyer Phool||Mili Chatterjee|
|Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat||Mala|
|Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Tina Malhotra||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Hey Ram||Aparna Ram||Bilingual film in Tamil and Hindi|
|Hadh Kar Di Aapne||Anjali Khanna|
|Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega||Pooja Oberoi||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye||Priya Sharma|
|2001||Chori Chori Chupke Chupke||Priya Malhotra|
|Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai||Pooja Shrivastav|
|Nayak: The Real Hero||Manjari|
|Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…||Naina Kapoor||Special Appearance|
|2002||Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai||Payal Khurana|
|Mujhse Dosti Karoge!||Pooja Sahani|
|Saathiya||Dr. Suhani Sharma Sehgal||Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics)|
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
|Chalo Ishq Ladaaye||Sapna|
|2003||Chalte Chalte||Priya Chopra Mathur|
|Chori Chori||Khushi Malhotra|
|Kal Ho Naa Ho||Dancer||Special appearance in song “Mahi Ve”|
|Hum Tum||Rhea Prakash||Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|Veer-Zaara||Saamiya Siddiqui||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Bunty Aur Babli||Vimmi “Babli” Saluja||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|Mangal Pandey: The Rising||Heera|
|2006||Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna||Maya Talwar|
|Baabul||Malvika “Milli” Talwar Kapoor|
|2007||Ta Ra Rum Pum||Radhika “Shona” Shekhar Rai Banerjee|
|Laaga Chunari Mein Daag||Vibhavari “Badki” Sahay/Natasha||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|Saawariya||Gulab||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Om Shanti Om||Herself||Special appearance in song “Deewangi Deewangi”|
|2008||Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic||Geeta|
|Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi||Unknown||Special appearance in song “Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte”|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Herself|
|Dil Bole Hadippa!||Veera Kaur/Veer Pratap Singh|
|2011||No One Killed Jessica||Meera Gaity|
|Talaash: The Answer Lies Within||Roshni Shekhawat||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|2014||Mardaani||Shivani Shivaji Roy|
|2019||Mardaani 2||Shivani Shivaji Roy|
|2021||Bunty Aur Babli 2||Vimmi Trivedi/Babli 1|
|2022||Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway||TBA|