Rani Mukerji (Actress) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Rani Mukerji is an Indian actress who comes from a film-oriented family of Bengali origin. Her father, Ram Mukherjee, is a retired director and one of the founders of “Filmalaya Studios”. Her mother, Krishna Mukherjee, was a playback singer.Mukerji is anaccomplished Odissi dancer, as well. Rani Mukerji (born 21 March 1978) is an Indian actress. She has won several awards, including seven Filmfare Awards. Her film roles have been cited as a significant departure from the traditional portrayal of women in Bollywood. After a leading role in Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat, she gained recognition for a supporting role in the romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998).
Name: Rani Mukerji
Nickname: Khandala Girl, Baby
DOB: March 21, 1978
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Home Town: Kolkata, India
Home Address: 405, Shanti Building, B Width, 4th Floor, Kalyan Complex, Versova, Mumbai
Best Friends: Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Aditya Chopra, Vikram Bhatt, Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant, Farah Khan, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Manish Malhotra, Ashutosh Gowariker, Kiran Rao, Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Twinkle Khanna
Hobbies: Dancing, reading
Debut Work: Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (1997)
Movies: Saathiya (2002), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), No One Killed Jessica (2011), Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012) and Mardaani (2014)
TV Serials: Not Applicable
Height: 160 centimetres
Weight: 59 kilograms
Hair Color: Black
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Aditya Chopra (Director, Producer)
BF: Govinda (Actor), Abhishek Bachchan (Actor)
Father: Late Ram Mukherjee (Film director)
Mother: Krishna Mukherjee (playback singer)
Brother: Raja Mukherjee (producer and director)
School: Maneckjee Cooper High School, Juhu, Mumbai
College (Graduation):Mithibai College, Mumbai
College (Post-Graduation):Not Attended
Cars: Audi A8 W12, Mercedes Benz E-class
Bikes: Not Applicable
House: Bungalows in Juhu, Mumbai
Movies: 2-3 Crore rupees/film (estimate)
TV Shows: Not Applicable
Net Income: $25 million (estimate)
Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan
Actress: Sridevi, Sharmila Tagore
Song: My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
More Information and Facts about Rani Mukerji
- While in school at the age of 14, Mukerji did a cameo role in her father’s Bengali film Biyar Phool (1992). In 1994, Salim Akhtar, a family friend, offered her a film called Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1994) but her father was against it as she was too young. Mukerji turned down the offer and Urmila Matondkar was cast instead.
- Two years later, Salim Akhtar came up with another offer and insisted on her playing the protagonist of Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat (1997). After a long discussion with her father, she agreed to do the film. When the film was unsuccessful at the box office, Mukerji returned to college to complete her education.
- She won ‘Best Actress’ for Hum Tum (2004) at the Bollywood Movie Awards, Screen, Cinegoers, Sports World, 1st GIFA, Zee Cine, IIFA and at the 50th Filmfare Awards.
- Rani won honours in the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ category for Yuva (2004) at the Bollywood Movie Awards, Screen and at the 50th Filmfare Awards.
- Furthernore, she won tributes in the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ category for Veer-Zaara (2004) at the Sports World, Cinegoers, IIFA and South Africa Awards.
- She got Sports World Jodi of the Year with Saif Ali Khan (2004).
- She is the only actress on Filmfare power list (2004).
- Mukerji won a Filmfare award for greatest supporting actress for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). Directors then started taking her seriously, and then she signed up to around 20 films.
- She changed her surname from Mukherjee to Mukerji several years ago when it was reported that she did this for numerological reasons. Recently, she has claimed that numerology was not a worry; her name had been put down as Mukerji on her passport, and she wished to harmonize her name and her passport.
- She is the first actor to ever win both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress trophies in a single year (2005) at the Filmfare.
- Two movies in which she appeared have been India’s entry to the Academy Awards. Paheli (2005) was the official entry for the 2006 Oscars. Hey Ram (2000) was an earlier entry.
- She appeared at the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, as part of a performance showcasing Indian culture, on behalf of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to be held in New Delhi.
- Besides acting in films, she also does many charity appearances for noble causes. Her most noteworthy show was Temptations 2005 where she performed in New Delhi. The event provided the opportunity to raise funds for National Centre For Promotional of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), a leading disabled rights group.
- In 2005, she worked with the biggest production houses and banners: Black, Bunty aur Babli and The Rising. These three movies were amongst the top ten grosser of the year. Paheli, while only moderately successful, was India’s official entry to the 2006 Oscars.
- In February 2005, she was the only woman on the listing of “Ten Most Powerful Names of Bollywood”. Filmfare Magazine incorporated her into the Power List at # 10. She was ranked at # 8 the following year. In February 2007, she was placed at #5 on the prestigious Power List, configuring the highest ranking for a woman. Rani has also been ranked # 1 in the Filmfare Top Ten Actresses’ Listing for three years in a row (2004-2006).
- She has won well over 60 awards to date.
- She was listed # 1 on Rediff’s ‘Top Bollywood Female Stars’ Rankings for three consecutive years (2004-2006).
- Rani was honored by an audience of 50,000 at the Casablanca Film Festival (2005) in Morocco where her selected four movies were presented to the foreign masses of people.
- Her film, Paheli (2005) got the honor to open the ninth Zimbabwe International Film Festival in Harare a year later.
- In 2006, the actress bought a new house for herself in Juhu. The interiors were done by Twinkle Khanna and it took an entire year to get ready.
- Black (2005), Paheli (2005), and Veer-Zaara (2004) were all part of the final process of nomination selection for the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards amongst 60 foreign films in 2006.
- She appeared at the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, as part of a performance showcasing Indian culture, on behalf of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Delhi.
- She was listed # 36 by UK magazine ‘Eastern Eye’ as one of “Asia’s Sexiest Women” (Sept/2006).
- Rani Mukerji has been the only member from the film industry to have been invited to the dinner in Honor of President Musharraf.
- She was invited to the Toronto International Film Festival to promote her movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Due to her schedule shooting of Tara Rum Pum in New York City, she opted not to go.
- In early 2007, the actress performed an act with Saif Ali Khan in Versailles for Lakshmi Mittal’s guests at his daughter’s £30 million/$65 million wedding.
- Mukerji was offered the lead role in Hollywood film, The Namesake (2006) but owing to clashing dates with Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), she couldn’t commit to Mira Nair’s project.
- In November 2006, Mukerji was shooting a film in Varanasi when avid fans crowded the set. Security personnel beat the crowd back with sticks. A media storm followed as various groups insisted that Mukerji should have stopped the security guards. The actress later issued an apology.
- The actress donated her prize money, her half-share of half-a-million rupees from her 2007 appearance on Kaun Banega Crorepati? (2000) with Preity Zinta, to the Holy Family Hospital.
- In February 2005, Mukerji performed at the HELP! Telethon Concert to help raise cash for the victims of Tsunami in company with further Bollywood stars.
- As of 2012, she is a seven-time Filmfare Award-winning Indian film actress, the most wins by any actress. She now has two Best Actress Awards, two Best Actress Critics Awards and three Best Supporting Actress Awards.
- Besides acting in films, Mukerji has associated herself with several other commercial and non-profit organizations. In March 2004, Mukerji visited the sandy dunes of Rajasthan to boost the morales of the soldiers. It was for a show where entertainers and stars visit Indian troops in far-flung regions to encourage them along with the NDTV team.
- She has been featured in the list of Rediff’s “Best Dressed Actresses”.
- Rani Mukerji was listed on the sought-after Rediff’s ‘Bollywood’s Most Beautiful Actresses’ Listing along with Sonali Bendre and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
- For her three minutes dance act at the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games, alongside Saif Ali Khan, she was reportedly paid 1.5 million rupees.
- The actress has been an active stage performer and has participated in numerous world tours. Her first world tour was in the year 1999 with Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Akshaye Khanna and Twinkle Khanna. It was called the “Magnificent Five”. The show was widely watched in every city where it was showcased.
- She starred in Salman Khan’s home production “Hello Brother” in 1999.
- She is the only actress to have won both Best Actress and Best Actress Critic’s for the same movie at the Filmafre Awards. The film was ‘Black’.
- She is extremely close to actor Anil Kapoor and his family, especially his daughter Sonam Kapoor.
- Rani was the first choice for Dil Se, Lagaan, Munna Bhai MBBS, Salaam Namaste, The Namesake, Bhool Bhulaiya, Heyy Babyy, Billu and Gulab Gang. She could not do Lagaan, Munna Bhai and The Namesake due to date conflicts.
- She is the lone actress to have worked in both Salman Khan & Shahrukh Khan’s home productions, under Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s banner, Anurag Kashyap’s and the Bhatts, all whilst being an established and leading Yash Raj and Dharma Productions heroine. Rani was also the first choice for Aamir Khan’s debut production, Lagaan.