Rani Mukherjee, the gorgeous Bollywood actress, is one of the most versatile actors in the Indian film industry. Born on March 21, 1978, she started her acting career in 1996 with the film Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat. Since then, she has delivered several blockbuster movies and has won numerous awards for her outstanding performances. As the world is ready to wish a happy birthday to Rani Mukherjee, let's take a look at some of her best movies.
1. ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was Rani Mukherjee's breakthrough film, and her performance as Tina Malhotra won her the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her portrayal of the character was both sweet and heartbreaking, and her on-screen relationship with Shah Rukh Khan was timeless. Rani's performance in the film paved the way for a successful career in Bollywood, and Tina is a character we will forever cherish and the love triangle between Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee is a perfect display of love, friendship and heartbreak. And, let's not forget how much her looks inspired Bollywood's college fashion in the years to come.
Rani Mukherjee played Suhani Sharma in the film Saathiya, a young and innocent woman who falls in love with a man played by Vivek Oberoi. Her performance in the film was praised for its sincerity and emotional depth, and she shared great screen chemistry with Vivek Oberoi. The film was a critical and commercial success, establishing Rani as a versatile and talented actress.
The role of Saamiya Siddiqui, a Pakistani lawyer, in Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara was praised for its emotional depth and authenticity. Rani's empathy and emotive acting with co-star Shah Rukh Khan was one of the highlights of the film, and their on-screen camaraderie left the audiences spellbound.
4. 'Hum Tum'
In Hum Tum, Rani Mukherjee played the role of Rhea Prakash, a young and ambitious woman who aspires to become a successful fashion designer. Her performance in the film was praised for its spunk and energy, and she shared great chemistry with her co-star Saif Ali Khan. The film was a huge commercial success and won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
Rani Mukherjee's portrayal of Michelle McNally, a deaf-blind girl in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black, is considered one of her best performances to date. Her nuanced and sensitive portrayal of the character earned her a National Film Award for Best Actress. Rani's performance in the film was both heartbreaking and inspiring, and it showcased her versatility as an actor.
6. ‘Bunty Aur Babli’
Rani Mukherjee's performance in Bunty Aur Babli was praised for its energy and comic timing. She played the role of Vimmi, a small-town girl who dreams of making it big in the city. Rani's chemistry with co-star Abhishek Bachchan was one of the highlights of the film, and their on-screen romance was both fun and heartwarming.
7. ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’
In Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Rani Mukherjee played the role of Maya, a woman trapped in an unhappy marriage. Her performance in the film was praised for its intensity and emotional depth. Rani's chemistry with co-star Shah Rukh Khan was once again a highlight of the film, and their on-screen romance was both passionate and tragic.
In Mardaani, Rani Mukherjee played the role of Shivani Shivaji Roy, a tough and fearless police officer who takes on a human trafficking racket. Her performance in the film was widely appreciated for its intensity and power, and she received critical acclaim for her portrayal of the character. The film was a commercial success and helped cement her position as one of Bollywood's leading actresses. This movie gave us a peek into her caliber, and is defined as Rani Mukherjee’s powerful roles.
Rani Mukherjee is one of the most talented actors in the Indian film industry. And, is also loved for her large-scale Durga Pujo celebrations. Rani Mukherjee’s list of films including Black and Veer-Zaara are a testament to her versatility and range as an actor. As she celebrates her birthday, fans can only hope to see more of Rani Mukherjee’s powerful roles in the years to come.
We are most certainly intrigued after seeing the trailer of her upcoming movie Mrs. Banerjee vs Norway. This movie looks like Rani Mukherjee's best performance. We can’t wait to see this Rani Mukherjee movie on the big screen!