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Rani Mukerji (born March 21, 1978 as Rani Mukherjee), is an Indian actress in Bollywood movies.
She comes from a film-clan family of Bengali origin. Her father, Ram Mukherjee is a well-known director, while her brother Raja Mukherjee is a film producer. Kajol, another popular actress, is her cousin.
Rani made her debut in Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat in 1996. The film didn't do well at the box-office. However, she proved herself as an actor in her following two movies: Ghulam and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, both of which were hits. She has since appeared in many award-winning movies and box-office successes.
Ms. Mukerji has also performed nineteen stage shows in Shahrukh Khan's commercially successful 'Temptations 2004'.
Bunty aur Babli is the year's biggest blockbuster (2005). Paheli is India's nomination to the Oscars for the coming year. It is India's official entry to the 2006 Oscars. Rani had four of her movies which would be selected for the Oscars out of seven picks including Veer-Zaara, Black, The Rising for the year 2006.
- 1998, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
- 1998, Zee Cine Award "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
- 2000, Aashirwaad "Best Actress", Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega
- 2002, Anandlok "Best Actress", Saathiya
- 2002, Critics Award Best Performance, Saathiya
- 2002, Sansui Awards "Best Performance of the Year", Saathiya
- 2002, Bollywood Awards "Most Sensational Actress", Saathiya
- 2004, Filmfare Best Actress Award, Hum Tum
- 2004, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, Yuva
- 2004, Zee Cine Award "Best Actress", Hum Tum
- 2004, Screen Videocon Awards "Best Actress", Hum Tum
- 2004, Screen Videocon Awards "Best Actress in a Supporting Role", Yuva
- 2004, Sports World Award "Best Actress", Hum Tum
- 2004, Sports World Award "Best Actress in a Supporting Role", Veer-Zaara
- 2004, Sports World "Jodi of the Year" (Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherji) for Hum Tum
- 2004, Cinegoers Award "Best Actress in a Supporting Role", Yuva
- 2004, GIFA Awards "Best Actress", Hum Tum
- 2004, IIFA Best Actress Award for Hum Tum
- 2004, IIFA Best Actress in A Supporting Role for Veer-Zaara
- 2004, Bollywood Awards "Best Actress", Hum Tum
- 2004, Bollywood Awards "Best Actress in a Supporting Role", Yuva
She has been nominated for Filmfare Best Actress three times and has won once. She has been nominated for Filmfare Best Actress in a Supporting Role three times (twice in one year!) and has won twice. She is the first woman to ever win both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in the same year (2004) at the Filmfare. She repeated that feat at several other award shows, as can be seen from the list above.
In 2004, she was the only woman to be found on the Filmfare power list of Bollywood clout; she won the number ten slot.She was also the number one actress on the Filmfare top ten actesses' chart.
- The Mahabharata (2006) (announced) ... Draupadi
- Fanaa (2006) (filming)
- Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006) ... Shalini Sharma
- Babul (2005) ... (pre-production)
- The Rising (2005) ... Heera
- Paheli (2005) ... Lachchi
- Bunty Aur Babli (2005) ... Babli
- Black (2005) ... Michelle McNally
- Veer-Zaara (2004) ... Saamiya Siddiqui (nominated Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award)
- Hum Tum (2004) ... Rhea Prakash (Filmfare Best Actress Award)
- Yuva (2004) ... Sashi Biswas (Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award)
- LOC Kargil (2003)
- Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) ... Special Appearance (song)
- Chori Chori (2003) ... Kushi
- Calcutta Mail (2003) ... Bulbul
- Chalte Chalte (2003) ... Priya Chopra (nominated Filmfare Best Actress Award)
- Saathiya (2002) ... Suhani Sharma (Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance)
- Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002) ... Pooja Sahani
- Chalo Ishq Ladaaye (2002) ... Sapna
- Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai (2002) ... Payal Khurana
- Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) ... Naina (cameo)
- Nayak (2001) ... Manjari
- Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (2001) ... Pooja
- Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001) ... Priya Malhotra
- Snegithiye (2000)
- Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye (2000) ... Priya Sharma
- Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000) ... Pooja Oberoi
- Bichhoo (2000) ... Kiran Bali
- Hadh Kardi Aapne (2000) ... Anjali Khanna
- Hey! Ram (2000) ... Aparna Ram
- Badal (2000) ... Soni
- Hello Brother (1999) ... Rani
- Mann (1999) ... special appearance (song)
- Mehndi (1998)
- Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) ... Tina Malhotra (Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award)
- Ghulam (1998) ... Alisha
- Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (1996) ... Mala
- Known for her husky voice.
- Has the same distinctive light brown eyes as her cousins, Kajol and Sharbani Mukherjee.
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