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Rani Mukerji

--- About Rani Mukerji ---

Birth name: Rani Mukherjee

Meaning of the name: Rani - Queen (origin - Sanskrit); Song. singing (Origin - Hebrew)

Date of Birth: 21 March 1978

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Occupation: Actress

Zodiac sign: Aries

Height: 5' 3" (1.60 m)

Marital status: Married

Spouse: Aditya Chopra (Filmmaker)

Date of marriage: 21. April 2014

Kids: 1, Adira (born on 8. December 2015)

Father: Ram Mukherjee ( former film director and one of the founders of Filmalaya Studios)

Mother: Krishna Mukherjee (former playback singer)

Brother: Raja Mukherjee (film producer and director)

Maternal aunt: Debashree Roy (Bengali film actress)

Paternal cousin: Kajol (actress)

Paternal cousin: Ayan Mukerji (scriptwriter and film director)

Mother Tongue: Bengali

Languages: Hindi, English, Bengali...

Friends from film industry: Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Karan Johar,
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Vikram Bhatt, Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan, famous
choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant, Farah Khan', Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Manish Malhotra,
Ashutosh Gowariker, Kiran Rao, Anil Kapoor and all his family including daughter Sonam Kapoor,
the Deols, especially Bobby and Twinkle Khanna.

Education: Maneckji Cooper High School in Juhu and graduated with a degree in Home Science from
SNDT Women's University

Activities: Yoga

Admires: Beauty

What makes her happiest: Love in everyone's life

What scares her the most: Horror films 

Most beautiful moment in life: The birth of her niece Myiesha

Weakness: The people she loves

Bad habit: Rani is an occasional smoker and just cannot start her day without her morning cigarette.

Trademark: Husky voice, her eyes

Likes: Dancing, watching movies, shopping, traveling, seeing places

Dislikes: Surfing internet

Hates: Hypocrites

The co-stars Rani was the most physically attracted to: Shah Rukh Khan

The most infuriating about men: When they behave badly after drinking

Debut film: Biyer Phool (1992)

Debut Award: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Best movies in the career by now: Ghulam, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham....
Saathiya, Chalte Chalte, Hum Tum, Veer-Zaara, Black, Bunty Aur Babli, Paheli, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna,
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Dil Bole Hadippa!, No One Killed Jessica, Talaash: The Answer Lies Within,
If not an actress: "Probably married in Kolkata somewhere with a husband and two kids, making
chappatis (bread) and putting my pallu (sari) in my kamar (waist). (laughs)"

Dream man: Sylvester Stallone

Inspiration: Life itself

Rani's childhood photos

--- Favourites ---

Favourite food: Daal chawal, fish

Favourite place for a romantic dinner: Her house

Favourite holiday spot: London, Maldives

Favourite actors: Dilip Kumar, Tom Henks, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan

Favourite actresses: Mumtaz, Meryl Streep, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Sharmila Tagore

Favourite movie: Titanic

Favourite song: My Heart Will Go On

Favourite comic: Archie and Donald Duck

Favourite colour: Red, blue

Favourite perfume: Stella by Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren Polo Sport

Favourite car: The Opel Astra

Favourite outfit: Saree

Favourite male co-star: Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan

Favourite directors: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Mani Ratnam

Favourite sport: Cricket

Favourite gift: Diamond ring her dad gave her

Favourite collection: Of birthday cards. She has kept every birthday card she has received since her

Favourite pastime: Driving

Favourite hangouts: Her bedroom and her friend's place

Favourite God: Sai baba

Rani Mukerji in her childhood

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> Rani Mukerji was born in Mumbai on 21 March 1978 to Bengali Brahmin parents.

--> Mukerji is one of the best-known and most high-profile celebrities in India; from 2004 to 2007 she
was frequently listed as one of the most popular and attractive Indian celebrities, was one of the highest
paid actresses in Bollywood, and the brand ambassador for a number of products.

--> Before she began work on Hindi film, Mukerji trained at Roshan Taneja's acting institute.

--> Although Mukerji was born into the Mukherjee-Samarth family, in which her parents and relatives
were members of the Indian film industry, she did not aspire to pursue a career in film. She became
an actress on the insistence of her mother.

--> She is a trained Odissi dancer and began learning the dance form while in the tenth grade.

--> As part of an annual tradition, the Mukherjee family celebrates the festival of Durga Puja in the
suburban neighbourhood of Santacruz every year. Mukerji, a practising Hindu, takes part in the festivities
with her entire family.

--> She was exchanged with another baby in the hospital when she was born.

--> Rani almost got married in the age of 14.

--> She changed the English transliteration of her surname from Mukherjee to Mukerji several years ago.
At the time, it was reported that she did this for numerological reasons, but she has claimed that
numerology was not a concern; her name had been put down as Mukerji on her passport, and she wished
to harmonize her name and her passport.

--> She is the first actor to ever win both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress trophies in a
single year (2005) at the Filmfare.

--> Two movies in which she appeared have been India's entry to the Academy Awards. Paheli (2005)
was the official entry for the 2006 Oscars. Hey Ram (2000) was an earlier entry.

--> In February 2005, she was the only woman on the listing of "Ten Most Powerful Names of Bollywood".

--> In 2006, the actress bought a new house for herself in Juhu. The interiors were done by Twinkle Khanna
and it took an entire year to get ready.

--> In addition to acting in films, Mukerji has been actively involved with several humanitarian causes
and is vocal about issues faced by women and children.

--> The actress has been an active stage performer and has participated in numerous world tours. Her
first world tour was in the year 1999 with Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Akshaye Khanna and
Twinkle Khanna. It was called the "Magnificent Five". The show was widely watched in every city where
it was showcased.

--> When she was in school she wasn't as confident as she is now. She was shy, not so open with people.
She was lazy and she just wanted to enjoy life.

--> When Aamir Khan was shooting for 'Love Love Love', Rani approached to take an autograph from him.
She was 10. Later, when they both were shooting for Ghulam, she reminded him of that.

--> Rani used to was a huge fan of Aamir Khan and when she did her FIRST film with him, she used to
look at his shoes, as she used to be all tensed and nervous. She had a crush on him. She was feeling
nervous while doing a romantic scene with him, she feared she would fall in love with him, hence she
couldn't look into his eyes."

--> Rani Mukerji's voice was dubbed by another individual for her first film, Ghulam, who had a much
more high-pitched voice compared to Mukerji's low-pitched and broken voice texture. When asked if
the director's decision to not use her voice in the film affected her, she said that her voice was dubbed
as it "did not suit the character".

--> When it comes to a man, his sense of humor, his intelect and warmth is what Rani appreciate
the most.

--> Acording to Rani, the best on-screen kiss she had with Abhishek Bachchan.

--> Rani used to cooked for the Indian Army.

--> In 2013, the American Embassy in India honoured her with a special trophy for her contributions to
Indian cinema.

Rani Mukerji in her younger age

--- Personal Quotes ---

"I would like to share the happiest day of my life with all my fans all over the world whose love and
blessings have been part of my journey all these years. I know that all my well-wishers who have waited
for this day will be really happy for me. It was a beautiful wedding in the Italian countryside with just a few
of our close family and friends with us. The one person I missed terribly was Yash Uncle, but I know he was
there with us in spirit and his love and blessings will always be with Adi and me. I have always believed in
fairy-tales and with God’s grace my life has been exactly like one, and now as I enter the most important
chapter of my life - the fairy-tale continues."

"What I really believe in is that if I am around anybody I wanna make them laugh, I wanna make then
have a good time and the atmosphere has to be very chilled out, happy. I guess positivity is one thing
which is very important in one's life.

"I've got a lot of agression within myself. Otherwise I wouldn't have come this far. So, I do have agression,
but it is not something I would show people."

"I wasn't born with the silver spoon in my mouth. I was very independent child in that sense. But I don't
think they (parents) pampered me for anything.

"my mom shouts at me all the time. Even now, like today, if she feels I am doing something wrong..."

"I made my house with all my love for the whole family to stay together, but like every other girl I would
like to make a house of my own with the guy whom I marry. I do have those aspirations as well.

"A month before I start shooting, I sit with my director, try to understand how he has visualised the
character on the screen and take notes. Then I start working on the most basic thing — the look.
It's very important that the physical appearance of the character gets decided because if I look the
character, it makes it all the more believable. Once that is achieved, I go into the finer nuances of
what the girl is like, her background..."

"The nature of Mukerji's relationship with film-maker Aditya Chopra has been the topic of fervent tabloid
reporting in India, though she has strongly denied having a romantic relationship with him. In 2012
during a televised interview with Simi Garewal, Mukerji accepted that she was "absolutely in love",
without divulging the name of the person."

"I have a problem, that when I do things, I have to do it really well. And if I can't do it, I won't get into it."

"I don't party, I don't get drunk and I don't have affairs. So all my passion goes into my work."

"Why should I try to imitate Kajol? I am not a mimicry artist."

"I'd rather have a room full of cuddly teddy bears than a diamond necklace in a safe deposit locker."

"I am here to act, entertain and make good films. I don't want to work hard for a film which does not even
get released. I will cooperate with my director and help him make a good film. I get disappointed if my
co-actors don't put in as much as I do. Today I am looking for banners and costars who have the same
goal as me --- to work towards making a good film with dedication. I have made mistakes in my career,
but that is just the learning process."

"I am in the profession of acting and so to suit the character I sometimes have to indulge in kissing and
provocative scenes. I have never felt comfortable shooting for kissing sequences. Although, kissing
scenes like the ones in Yuva with Abhishek Bachchan and in Hum Tum with Saif were shot in an aesthetic
manner. I am still pretty much uncomfortable performing such scenes."

"To be honest, when the media gets very curious about my personal life, I get a little worried because too
much curiosity is not good for anybody's health."

"Preity Zinta and I have always shared a good working relationship. We were never great pals, but we
ibe so well on-screen that to the media and outsiders it appears that we are great friends in real life, too."

"Both Shah Rukh (Khan) and Aamir (Khan) have taught me a lot. I used to be their fan. I had seen all their movies.
Once I had even taken Aamir's autograph! Then all of a sudden, I was facing the camera with him!
The way these two looked after me and saw me through my initial scenes is something I can never forget."

"Right from the beginning of my career I have done films with another actress being there, and it has
not made a difference to my life, my career or my individual personality."

"All my audience, fans, well-wishers, who have supported me, blessed me for so many years, have the
right to at least know when I get married. And I will tell them myself, trust me. So till then, don't believe
what your sources say (laughs)."

"My father has never raised his hand on my mother. Yes, there have been instances when my brother
wanted to strangle me but he stopped himself. Even if my father accidentally steps on my toe, he
mutters 'Ma' and does a pranam. Like every girl I idolize my father."

"I have no qualms about saying that men are really fantastic and I love them. No two ways about that.
I have learnt so much from my male directors and actors like Shah Rukh, Aamir and Govinda."

"No man is picture perfect. Loving is accepting each other with one's faults."

"Women (me included) belong to Kali Mata's dynasty. Therefore I will marry only a 40 plus man. Since by
then, he will have his fill of fun; he will be loyal to me for the rest of his life."

"I started acting at the age of 17. Before that I was at school, being scolded by baba (dad) and ma
(mum), not baba, ma! I used to go on the school bus to school and come back. I was born in Kolkata..."

"I think acting comes naturally to me. I don't know how but I think its God's gift to me."

Rani with her family

--- Connect With Rani ---

Home address: B/405, Shakti Apartments, Kalyan Complex, Yari Road, Versova, Mumbai 400 061

Rani on Instagram: http://instagram.com/ranimukerji

Rani with her husband Aditya


Rani's daughter


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