Rani Mukerji is a well-known Indian film actress. She is popularly known as Khandala Girl, she is one of the most accomplished and highest-paid actresses of Bollywood. The recipient of such accolades as 7 Filmfare Awards, her performances have been cited in the media as a significant departure from earlier screen portrayals of Indian women.
Rani Mukerji was born in the Mukherjee-Samarth Hindu family on 21 March 1978 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Her father, Late Ram Mukherjee, was a film director and her mother, Krishna Mukherjee, was a playback singer. She has an elder brother, Raja Mukherjee, who is a producer and director. According to the sources, Govinda and Rani dated each other. Later, Mukerji started bonding with Abhishek Bachchan while shooting for Yuva and Bunty Aur Babli together. Rani tied the knot with Aditya Chopra in a secret ceremony on 21 April 2014. The couple is blessed with a daughter, Adira.
Rani Mukerji Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Rani Mukerji|
|Nick Name||Khandala Girl, Baby|
|Age||(as in 2023) 45 Years|
|Debut||• Film: Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (1997)|
• TV: Dance Premier League (2009, as a judge)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Aries|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Date of Birth||21 March 1978|
|Residence||405, Shanti Building B Width 4th Floor Kalyan Complex, Versova Mumbai 400 061, India|
|Home Town||Kolkata, India|
|Mother's Name||Krishna Mukherjee (playback singer)|
|Father's Name||Late Ram Mukherjee (Film director)|
|Brother||Raja Mukherjee (elder) (producer and director)|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||• Govinda (Actor)|
• Abhishek Bachchan (Actor)
• Aditya Chopra (Director, Producer)
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|Husband/Spouse||Aditya Chopra (Director, Producer)|
|Marriage Date||21 April 2014|
|School||Maneckjee Cooper High School, Juhu, Mumbai|
|College/University||Mithibai College, Mumbai|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 156 cm|
in meters- 1.56 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 1"
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms- 58 Kg|
in Pounds- 127 lbs
|Breast Size||34 inches|
|Hips Size||34 inches|
|Waist Size||30 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Hindu|
|Dress Size||4 US|
|Shoe Size||8 US|
|Cars Collection||• Audi A8 W12|
• Mercedes Benz E-class
|Favourite Actress||Sridevi, Sharmila Tagore|
|Favourite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Colors||Red, Blue|
|Favourite Food||Fish prepared by her mother|
|Favourite Accessory||Diamond ring gifted by her father|
|Favourite Perfume||Polo Sport|
|Controversies||• Rani kept his relationship with Aditya Chopra secret for many years, she yelled at Simi Garewal on her chat show when Simi asked question about her relationship. Rani said "There's a lot I know about you too, which of course you wouldn't want me to bring up.", later Rani asked to delete that part from the interview.|
• It is said that at times Rani have had cold wars with co-stars Kajol, Aishwarya Rai, Vivek Oberoi and Jaya Bachchan.
• Her brother Raja Mukherji was accused of molesting a young female director by saying that he'll introduce her to Rani Mukherji. Although Rani was not part of this controversy but the issue dragged her name into it.
Rani Mukerji completed her schooling at Maneckjee Cooper High School, Juhu, Mumbai, and joined Mithibai College, Mumbai to pursue graduation. Despite being from a family active in Bollywood, she was never attracted to pursue acting as her career. Mukerji is a trained Odissi dancer, she beginning taking lessons in dance when she was in her 10th grade.
At the age of 16, Rani was requested by Salim Khan, a family friend, to play the main role in his movie Aa Gale Lag Jaa. Rani refused the offer as her father did not desire her to join the film industry at such a young age. In 1996, She made a cameo at the age of 18 in her father’s Bengali movie Biyer Phool. She took coaching from Roshan Taneja’s acting institute before starting her film career. Her first leading character was that of a rape victim in the 1996 social drama film Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat, for which she was awarded a special jury trophy at the Screen Awards.
Rani Mukerji Net Worth
Rani Mukerji has an estimated net worth of $14 million.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||$14 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$12 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Salary||INR 2-3 Crores/film|
Rani Mukerji gained wider recognition for her role alongside Aamir Khan in the action movie Ghulam in 1998. In the same year, her breakthrough role as the romantic interest of Shah Rukh Khan’s role in the romantic drama Kuch Kuch Hota Hai won Mukerji her first Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. Mukerji followed this primary success by playing the leading roles in numerous films such as Hello Brother in 1999 and Nayak: The Real Hero in 2001.
Her career prospects developed in 2002 when she portrayed the lead role of a medical student in Yash Raj Films’ Saathiya. For her characters in the 2004 romantic comedy film Hum Tum and the drama Yuva, she became the only actress to get both the Best Supporting Actress and Filmfare Award for Best Actress, in the same year.
In the same year, Mukerji starred in Veer-Zaara, which was the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of the year. Rani garnered praise for playing a blind, deaf, and mute woman in the drama Black in 2005, and starred in the critically acclaimed fancy movie Paheli.
Mukerji also portrayed a con woman that year in the fruitful comedy movie Bunty Aur Babli. The next year, she portrayed an unhappily married woman in the romantic drama Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, which was one of the top-grossing Bollywood movies overseas.
Rani played a grieving mother in the supernatural thriller Talaash: The Answer Lies Within in 2012 and she performed as a police officer in the crime thriller Mardaani in 2014. Following a 4-year interval, in 2018, she played a woman suffering from Tourette syndrome in Hichki, which ranks among Hindi cinema’s highest-grossing female-led movies. In 2019, Mukerji reprised her character in Mardaani 2, a sequel to Mardaani, which was a significant and commercial hit.
Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Hadh Kar Di Aapne
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye
|2001||Chori Chori Chupke Chupke|
Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai
Nayak: The Real Hero
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
|2002||Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai|
Mujhse Dosti Karoge!
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Bunty Aur Babli
Mangal Pandey: The Rising
|2006||Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna|
|2007||Ta Ra Rum Pum|
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Om Shanti Om
|2008||Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic|
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
|2009||Luck by Chance|
Dil Bole Hadippa!
|2011||No One Killed Jessica|
Talaash: The Answer Lies Within
TV Shows & Serials List
|2009||Dance Premier League|
What You Should About Rani Mukerji
- Does Rani Mukerji Smoke?: Yes
- Does Rani Mukerji Drink Alcohol?: Yes
- Kajol, Tanisha, and Mohnish Behl are her cousins.
- As a private person, Rani rarely communicates with the media, unlike other stars.
- Her maternal aunt is national award-winning actress Debashree Mukerji.
- Mukerji does not like monotonous roles in movies, so she tends to modify them.
- In her passport, Rani changed her surname from Mukherjee to Mukerji, so she opted not to transfer.
- Mukerji was offered the lead role in the Hollywood movie The Namesake in 2006, but she declined due to a conflict with Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.
Who is better, Rani Mukerji or Kajol?
Both actresses are best in acting but Kajol has done more hit movies than Rani, so of course, Kajol is the best actress in the film industry.
Is Rani Mukerji considered one of the best actresses in Bollywood?
Yes, she is one of the finest actors in Bollywood. Her debut movie “Raja ki Ayegi Baraat” got her recognition just because of her amazing performance.
Why was Rani Mukerji’s voice dubbed in the movie Ghulam?
Ghulam was her first movie and the director Vikram Bhatt was skeptical about her voice and accent. Her voice is very different and it would have been risky for the movie if the viewers hadn’t liked her original voice.
Which is Rani Mukherjee’s best movie and why?
It has to be “Black” for her portrayal of a blind & deaf girl. One has to watch that movie to understand how deep she has studied the role and how sensitively she has played it.