Rani Mukerji is an Indian film actress. A recipient of multiple accolades, including seven Filmfare Awards, her roles have been cited in the media as a significant departure from previous screen portrayals of Indian women. Mukerji has featured in listings of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses of the 2000s.
ani Mukerji is an Indian actress known for her work in Bollywood films. Mukerji was born into the Mukherjee-Samarth family. Her father, Ram Mukherjee 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.
Her paternal cousin, Kajol, is a Hindi film actress. Scriptwriter and film director, Ayan Mukerji, is also a paternal cousin of her. Her first lead role was in the 1997 social drama Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat. Some of her popular movies include - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Saathiya, Hum Tum, Yuva, Veer-Zaara, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, No One Killed Jessica, Talaash: The Answer Lies Within, Mardaani etc. On April 21, 2014, she married filmmaker Aditya Chopra at a private ceremony in Italy. On December 9, 2015, she gave birth to their daughter, named Adira.
Born - March 21, 1978, in Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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'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).