Happy Birthday, Rani Mukherjee
Hailing from a filmy family, the ace performer Rani Mukherjee may not be an unkempt newcomer into the competitive folds of Bollywood. But ever since her debut in 1997, the sizzling enchantress has evolved tremendously in the multifaceted aspects of acting.
To go by the words of the bubbly performer and trained danseuse, Rani wasn’t really keen on making it big as actress, but decided to take the plunge on parental compulsions. The actress born to Ram and Krishna Mukherjee in 1978 on the 21stday of March also happens to be the younger cousin of another enchanting actress- Kajol. While Rani’s father had his hands tried at direction, on her maternal side Rani happens to be the niece of the ace Bengali actress- Debashree Roy.
Having hit it off with a smalltime role in one of her father’s directorial venture-‘Biyer Phool’; Rani’s innings in Bollywood got going with ‘Raja Ki Ayegi Barat’. Though her performance was largely appreciated, the flick failed to punch its mark. Having completed her college deals, Rani etched her praiseworthy comeback with ‘Ghulam’- the directorial venture of Vikram Bhatt had the chirpy actress cast opposite Aamir Khan. Giving way to moderate turnover, the song sequence-‘Aati kya Khandala’ made her a household name. But ‘Kuch, kuch hota hai’ of Karan Johar was her first major chartbuster. The film with its jocular blend of romance, comedy and poignancy put across Ran’s deals as one of Bollywoods leading performers.
Having to delineate a short part in ‘Hey Ram’; Rani etched her mark in the realm of alternate films as well. The controversial endeavor of Kamal Hasan stamped her claims as a classy actress. The startling actress with her bouncy appeal and chirpy ways made her ways through a series of flicks in shapes of ‘Badal’, ‘Mujhse Dosti Karengey’,’ Chalte Chalte’ besides many others. With an assortment of awards and successes in her bag of kitty; the actress mesmerized all and sundry with her breathtaking performance in ‘Black’,’ Bunty and Bubbly’ ‘Baabul’ and ‘Kabhie Alvida Na Kehana’.
With a trail of awards and recognition to her credit, Rani had stellar roles to offer in two of the recently made flicks Laga Chunri Me Daag’ & ‘No One killed Jessica’. The flicks made in 2006 and 2011 showcased her claim as one of Bollywood’s top rated actress. Marked by spontaneous versatility and showy exuberance, the ace actress’s forthcoming projects include ‘Aiya’,’Talash’ and ‘Koochie Koochie Hota Hai’.