Rani Mukerji, an Indian actress who works in Hindi films, was born on March 21, 1978. Her roles have been noted in the media as a dramatic change from prior screen portrayals of Indian women. She has won numerous awards, including seven Filmfare Awards. Mukerji has been named among the most popular and well-paid actresses of the decade. She is now 43 years old.
Although Mukerji was born into the Mukherjee-Samarth family, which included members of the Indian film industry as parents and relatives, she had no desire to work in the profession. She tried acting as a teenager, appearing in her father’s Bengali film Biyer Phool and the social drama Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (both 1996). Mukerji’s first commercial triumph came with the action film Ghulam (1998), followed by the romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (2001). Following a temporary setback, the year 2002 represented a watershed moment for her when she was cast as the lead in the drama Saathiya by Yash Raj Films.
Mukerji is active in humanitarian causes and speaks out on women’s and children’s issues. She has performed in concerts and theatrical plays, as well as serving as a judge on the 2009 reality show Dance Premier League. Mukerji is married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra and has a daughter with him.