life and career
Coming from a film-oriented Bengali family Rani Mukherji at the age of 14 did a cameo act in her father's Bengali film 'Biyar Phool' (1992). In 1994, Salim Akhtar, a family friend, offered her a film called 'Aa Gale Lag Jaa' (1994) 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, the director came up with another offer and insisted on her playing the protagonist of 'Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat'. (1997). After a long discussion with her father, she agreed to do the film. When the film turned out to be a cold turkey at the box office, she returned to college to complete her education. In 1998 she was back with a bang with Aamir Khan's 'Ghulam' that featured the popular 'Aati Kya Khandala' song. However it was a cameo in Karan Johar's 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' that brought her back in the limelight. The doel-eyed beauty went on to work with some of the biggest production houses and banners and delivered several hits like 'Hum Tum', 'Black', 'Bunty Aur Babli', 'No One Killed Jessica' and many others. Despite constant media attention Rani is known to fiercely guard her personal life.