Rani Mukerji is an Indian film actress who works in Bollywood movies.
Making her acting debut with Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat
(1996), Mukerji had her first commercial success with Karan Johar's romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
(1998), her biggest hit so far, and won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance in the film. She later starred in many films, most of which fared below expectations. She re-invented her image with Saathiya
(2002), which was commercially and critically successful.
In 2004, her performances in the hit Hum Tum
and the critically acclaimed Yuva
earned her the Best Actress and the Best Supporting Actress awards at the Filmfare, making her the first actress to win two major awards in the same year. She received unanimous praise for her role as a deaf and blind girl in the film Black
(2005), as well as many awards for her performance, establishing herself as a leading actress in Bollywood. A very vocal Fangirl
of Madhuri Dixit
, Amitabh Bachchan
and Shah Rukh Khan
Her cousin is Kajol
, another famous Bollywood actress.