13 Facts About Rani Mukerji

1. In October 2017, Rani Mukerji was honoured with the "Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award" by the Government of Mauritius.

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2. At the peak of her career Rani Mukerji was frequently referred to as one of the most popular and attractive Indian celebrities, was one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood, and the brand ambassador for a number of products.

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3. In 2010, Rani Mukerji performed at a concert in the Army Stadium of Dhaka, Bangladesh with several Bollywood actors including Shah Rukh Khan, Rampal and Ishaa Koppikar.

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4. In 2014, Rani Mukerji attended a charity dinner on child abuse in London, where she was felicitated by Prince Charles for raising awareness on the issue through her work in Mardaani.

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5. In March 2006, Rani Mukerji celebrated her birthday with the physically challenged children of the Helen Keller Institute; she had previously worked with them while preparing for her role in Black.

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6. In 2014, Rani Mukerji appeared in Pradeep Sarkar's crime thriller Mardaani, in which she played the lead role of Shivani Shivaji Roy, a Maharashtrian policewoman involved in a kidnapping case that leads her to uncover secrets of human trafficking in India.

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7. The Indian Express noted that Rani Mukerji was responsible for "hold[ing] the film together, even if her part, both as the ingenue and the hooker, doesn't have freshness".

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8. In 2005, Outlook magazine published that Rani Mukerji had established herself as the most successful actress of contemporary Hindi cinema.

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9. At the 50th Filmfare Awards in 2005, Rani Mukerji won both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards, becoming the only actress to win both awards in the same year.

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10. In 2003, Rani Mukerji replaced Aishwarya Rai to play the lead female role opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Aziz Mirza's romance Chalte Chalte.

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11. The BBC stated that "Rani Mukerji plays the character of a middle class girl with great conviction", and Udita Jhunjhunwala of Mid Day added, "Her expressions and acting are understated in a role that fits her like a glove.

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12. In 1998, Rani Mukerji starred opposite Aamir Khan in Vikram Bhatt's Ghulam, her first commercial success.

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13. At the age of eighteen, Rani Mukerji experimented with acting by portraying a supporting role in her father's Bengali language film Biyer Phool.

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