Biography of Rani Mukherji

Feb/25/2023 / by Bharti Pankaj
Rani Mukherji
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Rani Mukherji is one of the most accomplished actresses of all time. The Indian actress has made outstanding films to make a dominant place for herself in the film industry.

Here are her details

Date of birth: 21 March 1978

Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Home town: Kolkata, India

Mother tongue: Hindi

Marital status: Married

Nationality: Indian

Affairs/Boyfriends: Govinda (Actor), Abhishek Bachchan (Actor), and Aditya Chopra (Director, Producer)

Physical appearance

Height: 5ft. 3 inches

Weight: 58 kgs

Hair colour: Brown

Eye colour: Brown

Figure measurements: 34 – 30 – 34

About Rani Mukherji

Born in Mumbai, Rani Mukherjicompleted her schooling at Maneckjee Cooper High school, Mumbai. Rani got to Mithibai college to finish her graduation. One of the facts about Rani Mukherji is that even though her family was quite active in the film industry, she still never wanted to become an actress. Being a trained Odissi dancer, she has taken dance classes since she was in the 10th grade. When she was just 16 years old, she got a movie offer but rejected it because her father thought she was too young to enter into films. Before entering the industry, Rani took acting classes at Roshan Taneja’s institute and made her debut in 2018.

Family Details

Rani’s father, Late Ram Mukherji, was a film director. Krishna Mukherji, her mom, was a playback singer. Raja Mukherji is her brother, who is a director and producer as well. Debanshi Mukherji, an award-winning national actress, is Rani’s aunt. Kajol and Tanisha Mukherji are her cousins who belong in the industry too. Her husband, Aditya Chopra, and Rani have a daughter named Adira.

Career Details of Rani Mukherji

As a teenager, Rani appeared in the social drama Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat and the Bengali film Biyer Phool. Both of these were directed by her father himself in the same year. In 1998, she got her first big box office hit movie with Ghulam. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was a turning point for actress Rani Mukherji as she became a household name after this movie.

The hit actress faced a setback for a couple of years before she bagged the blockbuster Saathiya. In 2003, she did a romantic comedy named Chalte Chalte and Hum Tum in 2004. Veer Zara came out in 2004, which was again a commercial hit. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006) and Bunty Aur Babli (2005) were some movies that got more recognition and applause for Rani. She played the role of a deaf and blind lady in Black and an abused wife in Yuva, both of which movies were successful at the box office.

Between 2007 and 2010, Rani faced a setback and gave back-to-back flop movies with Yash Raj Films. During this period, she faced a lot of criticism and negative feedback. In 2011, she came back with No one Killed Jessica, which raised her position in the industry again. In 2012, Rani did Talaash and Mardaani in 2014. After this, she took a break from the industry and returned with Mardaani 2 in 2019 and Hichki, both successful movies. Moreover, Rani is an active humanitarian who often helps out women and children.

Achievements and Awards received by Rani Mukherji

  • Filmfare award for best actress for the movies Black and Hum Tum
  • IIFA fresh face of the year award in 2004
  • Filmfare Award for the best-supporting actress for the movies No one killed Jessica, Yuva, and Kuch Kuch Hota hai
  • Filmfare Critics award for best actress for the movies Black and Saathiya
  • Guild award for best actress in a leading role for Black
  • IIFA award for the best-supporting actress for the movie Veer-Zara
  • Zee Cine award for best actress in supporting role for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  • Zee Cine award for best actress- Viewers’ choice for Black and Hum Tum
  • Stardust award for an actor of the year for Black
  • Bollywood Movie Award- Best supporting actress for Yuva
  • IIFA Award for Best Actress in the years 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • BIG star, most entertaining actor in a social role for the movie No one killed Jessica
  • Indian Telly Award for Best TV ki Raani in 2009
  • Bollywood movie award- Critics award Female for the movie Saathiya
  • Bollywood movie award- Best Actress for Hum Tum


According to some reports, Govinda was having an extramarital affair with actress Rani Mukherji. A journalist visited the actress at her home when she found Govinda in a night dress. Rani had a catfight with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on several occasions. The actress was once dating Abhishek Bachchan, but Jaya Bachchan did not approve of the couple. Reportedly, Aditya was married when Rani entered his life, and soon after, he got a divorce.

Movies of Rani Mukherji

This actress has done several movies, but here is the rundown of some of the most loved movies.

  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
  • Saathiya
  • Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
  • Bunty Aur Babli
  • Chalte Chalte
  • Veer Zara
  • Hichki
  • Mardani

This was all about Rani.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Rani Mukerji from?

She is from Mumbai.

When did Rani Mukerji start her career?

She started her career she was 18. Now, the age of Rani Mukherji is 44 years.

How many films have Rani Mukerji done?

Rani has done more than 55 films in the industry.


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