One of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the s,  she has received several awards , including seven Filmfare Awards. Her roles have been cited in the media as a significant departure from previous screen portrayals of Indian women. Although Mukerji was born into the Mukherjee-Samarth family , in which her parents and relatives were members of the Indian film industry, she did not aspire to pursue a career in film. As a teenager she dabbled with acting by playing a supporting role in her father 's Bengali-language film Biyer Phool and accepted a leading role in the social drama Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat on the insistence of her mother. Following a brief setback, the year marked a turning point for her when she was cast by Yash Raj Films as the star of the drama Saathiya. She also gained praise for playing an abused wife in the political thriller Yuva and a deaf, blind and mute woman in the drama Black Mukerji then collaborated with Yash Raj Films on several unsuccessful films which led critics to bemoan her choice of roles.
Rani Mukerji and her alleged love affairs
Rani Mukerji is an Indian actress. Popularly known as Khandala Girl, she is one of the most accomplished actresses of the Bollywood. Despite being from a family active in Bollywood, Rani was never interested to pursue acting as her career. Rani is a trained Odissi dancer; she starting taking lessons in dance when she was in her 10th grade.
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She is returning to the big screen after four long years, following the birth of her daughter Adira, with the comedy-drama Hichki that releases in the UAE tomorrow. Hence, I chose not to work for a long time. I wanted to take the long maternity leave. I wanted to be with my daughter. I wanted to see her grow," said Rani about her daughter Adira with producer-director Aditya Chopra. She started shooting for Hichki when Adira was more than one year old. I was offered the movie when my daughter was nine months old. I started shooting the movie when my daughter was fourteen months old. The gap was because I wanted to take the break," said Rani while talking to City Times over the phone from Mumbai.
Mukerji comes from a film-oriented family of Bengali origin. Her father, Ram Mukherjee , is a retired director and one of the founders of "Filmalaya Studios". Her mother, Krishna Mukherjee , was a playback singer. Her brother, Raj Mukherjee is a film producer, now turned director. Her maternal aunt, Debashree Roy , was a Bengali-film actress and her cousin, Kajol , is a Bollywood actress. Mukerji is a trained Odissi dancer, and began learning the dance in tenth grade. While in school at the age of 14, Mukerji did a cameo role in her father's Bengali film Biyar Phool In , Salim Akhtar , a family friend, offered her a film called Aa Gale Lag Jaa but her father was against it as she was too young. Mukerji turned down the offer and Urmila Matondkar was cast instead. Two years later, Salim Akhtar came up with another offer and insisted on her playing the protagonist of Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat