Rani Mukerji. The very name triggers thoughts of a woman who is professional, determined and gutsy (both on and off screen!) and of course, who can forget her trademark husky voice!
As the incredible Rani turns 34, we look back on some of her acting finest, from debuting in Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat; she’s shown that she has what it takes to make it in Bollywood. With super hits such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Saathiya, Chalte Chalte, Hum Tum, Bunty aur Babli and Paheli, demonstrating that she has the commercial power to reel in the masses, which makes her a bankable star the directors can rely on.
She’s also shown that she has the acting finesse to be able to play a whole host of characters and emotions, such as, ‘Sashi’ in Yuva, ‘Saamiya Siddiqui’ the feisty lawyer in Veer-Zaara, blind/deaf ‘Michelle McNally’ in Black, ‘Heera’ in Mangal Pandey: The Rising, confused ‘Maya Talwar’ in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, widowed ‘Milli’ in Baabul, wife ‘Shona’ in Ta Ra Rum Pum, exclusive call girl, ‘Badki/Natasha’ in Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, and of course who can forget the feisty journalist, ‘Meera Gaity’ in the recent No One Killed Jessica. She’s shown that her acting hasn’t gone unnoticed, being nominated for no less than 15 Filmfare awards and winning 7 of them (till date).
We wish her all the best for the present and the future, and hope that she continues to act brilliantly. Happy Birthday Rani!