'Mardani' Rani Mukerji turns 38 today

Mumbai: Rani Mukerji turns 38 today. Rani started her career with Bengali film 'Biyer Phool' in 1996. However, she made her Bollywood debut with the film 'Raja ki Aayegi Baraat' that was released in 1997. Though the movie was a commercial failure, Rani's performance was praised and she won special recognition for the same. She gained recognition with her role in 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', which also earned her a FilmFare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Let's take a look at some of the highlights in Rani's career: Black

Rani awestruck her fans with a spellbinding performance in 2005 film Black. She played the role of a deaf and blind girl who falls in love with her teacher (Amitabh Bachchan), who later develops Alzheimer's disease. She won Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role. Hum Tum

In 'Hum Tum' Rani played the character of a prudish college going girl Rhea Prakash, who falls in love with boy-next-door Karan Kapoor (Saif Ali Khan), years after she first met him on a flight bound for New York. The movie was released in 2004 and was one of the biggest hits of the year. Bunty aur Babli

In this movie Rani plays the character of small town girl Vimmi Saluja, who dreams of becoming Miss India. When Vimmi's parents tell her that they have arranged her marriage to a young boy with a decent salary, she runs away and meets Abhishek Bachchan. Together, Bunty and Babli spun magic on the screen giving Bollywood one of the biggest hits for the year 2005. No One Killed Jessica

Three words to describe Rani Mukerji's performance in the socially relevant 2011 film 'No One Killed Jessica' are sassy, confident and daring. This film was based on the case of murder of Jessica Lal. In this movie, Rani played the role of a bold journalist who sets out to expose the corrupt system and the culprit responsible for the murder. Rani won Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award her outstanding performance in the movie. Mardani

Rani played the character of a cop, who is exposed to the world of child trafficking while rescuing a teenage girl. She received several awards for her role. We wish her a very happy birthday and a great year ahead!

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