Rani Mukerji

BirthDay:

21 Mar 1978

BirthPlace:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Bio:

Mukerji 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. Her brother, Raj Mukherjee is a film producer, now turned director. Her maternal aunt, Debashree Roy, was a Bengali-film actress and her cousin, Kajol, is a Bollywood actress.

Mukerji is a trained Odissi dancer, and began learning the dance in tenth grade. Mukerji studied at Maneckjee Cooper High School in Juhu, and later enrolled at Mithibai College in Mumbai.

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.
Filmography

Actor ( 59 credits )

Koochie Koochie Hota Hai (2017) Tina (voice)
Mardaani (2014)
Bombay Talkies (2013) Gayatri
Talaash (2012) Roshni Shekhawat
Aiyyaa (2012) Meenakshi Deshpande
No One Killed Jessica (2011) Meera Gaity
Ke Hobe Banglar Kotipati (2011)  Special Guest
Dil Bole Hadippa! (2009) Veera Kaur / Veer Pratap Singh (as Rani Mukherjee)
Luck by Chance (2009) Herself
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008) Geeta
Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? (2008)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Dus Ka Dum (2008)  Herself - Guest
Om Shanti Om (2007) Herself
Saawariya (2007) Gulabji
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman (2007) Vibhavari Sahay (as Rani Mukherji)
Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007) Radhika Shekar Rai Banerjee (Shona)
Baabul (2006) Malvika 'Mili' J. Talwar / Malvika A. Kapoor
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) Maya Talwar
Paheli (2005) Lachchi
Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005) Heera
Bunty Aur Babli (2005) Vimmi Saluja / Babli
Black (2005) Michelle McNally
Veer-Zaara (2004) Saamiya Siddiqui
Hum Tum (2004) Rhea Prakash
Yuva (2004) Sashi Biswas
Koffee with Karan (2004)  Herself / ... (5 episodes, 2004-2011)
LOC: Kargil (2003) Hema (as Rani Mukherji)
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) Special Appearance
Chori Chori (2003) Khushi
Calcutta Mail (2003) Bulbul / Reema
Chalte Chalte (2003) Priya Chopra (as Rani Mukherji)
Gambling, Gods and LSD (2002) Herself (as Rani Mukherje)
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye (2002) Sapna (as Rani Mukherji)
Saathiya (2002) Suhani
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002) Pooja Sahani
Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai (2002) Payal Khurana (as Rani Mukherji)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (2002)  Herself (2 episodes, 2002)
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) Naina Kapoor (as Rani Mukherji)
Nayak: The Real Hero (2001) Manjari
Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai... (2001) Pooja Shrivastav (as Rani Mukherji)
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001) Priya Malhotra
To Fall in Love (2000) Priya Sharma (as Rani Mukherji)
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega... (2000) Pooja Oberoi
Bichhoo (2000) Kiran Bali (as Rani Mukherji)
Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000) Anjali Khanna
Hey Ram (2000) Aparna Ram
Badal (2000) Rani
Kaun Banega Crorepati? (2000) (1 episode, 2000)
Hello Brother (1999) Rani
Mann (1999) Special Appearance (song 'Kali Nagin Ke')
Rendevouz with Simi Garewal (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) Tina Malhotra (as Rani Mukherji)
Mehndi (1998) Pooja (as Rani Mukherji)
Ghulam (1998) Alisha
C.I.D. (1998)  Meera Gaity (1 episode, 2011)
Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat (1997) Mala (as Ranee)
Biyer Phul (1996) Mili Chatterjee