Rani Mukerji is the most pretty Indian actress who was born on March 21, 1978, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She started her career in 1996 when she was in her late teens and has maintained herself with a different acting style from the traditional portrayal which was done by often Bollywood actress. In a short spanning of time, in 2000, she became one of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses and remained the same throughout the 2000s. Mukherji is best known for her hit roles in many successful Bollywood films, including ‘Hum Tum’, ‘Veer-Zaara’, ‘Yuva’, ‘Black’, and ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’. Here are five more things you probably don’t know about actress Rani Mukerji.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Rani Mukerji
Mukerji married to a filmmaker Aditya Chopra
One of the attractive Bollywood actresses, Rani Mukerji was married to famous Bollywood filmmaker Aditya Chopra in a private wedding ceremony which was held in Italy on 21st April 2014. Aditya was first married to Payal Khanna with whom he got divorced in 2009. Mukerji was blessed with a baby girl in December 2015, whose name is Adira.
She is also a philanthropist
Besides acting, Rani Mukerji is also a philanthropist and has remained involved in many humanitarian causes for long. She especially engages in those campaigns that focus on the rights of women and children, like Procter & Gamble, NGO Child Rights and You joined forces. She was also a member of a charity campaign ‘Because I am a Girl’ in 2011 and helped to raise the funds.
Mukerji belongs to a well-known artistic background
Rani Mukerji has a strong artistic background and belongs to an Indian famous Mukherjee-Samarth family. She is the daughter of a famous Indian director, Ram Mukherjee and a former playback singer, Krishna Mukherjee. Moreover, her only the elder brother Raja Mukherjee is an Indian film director and producer.
The popular film actress Kajol is her relative
The Bollywood famous actress Kajol is her paternal cousin and also belongs to the Mukherjee family. She said, “There were already too many actresses at home and I wanted to be someone different”.
She is a well-trained Odissi Dancer
She is a well-trained Odissi Dancer as she performs as a dancer with other women of her family, on the annual family festival of Durga Puja which her family celebrates every year. Rani Mukerji started to learn this dancing style when she was just in the tenth grade at school.
Mukerji made her first acting debut with a Bengali film
Rani appeared first time on-screen with her father, Ram Mukerji‘s Bengali film, Biyer Phool where she played the supportive role of a younger sister.
The only one Bollywood actress who won two awards at a time
Rani is the first Bollywood actor and the only actress to have won two awards simultaneously, the Best Actress and the Critics Award for the same film.
Never became a brand endorsement of fairness cream
Rani never endorsed any fairness cream so that she has been credited by the media for breaking the ‘fairness myth’ and made herself as our favorite star.