Saturday, January 5, 2008

Heights Scaled

Rani Mukherjee comes from a Bengali origin film family. Her father, Ram Mukherjee is a retired director. Her mother Krishna used to be a playback singer, while her brother Raja Mukherjee is a film producer. Her maternal aunt is Debashree Roy. The popular Bollywood actress, Kajol, is her second cousin.
She began her film career with the Bengali film Biyer Phool. Her first Hindi film was Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (1996), which did not do well at the box office. It was her next two offering - Ghulam and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) - that catapulted her to fame and were India-wide hits. For the latter she received her first Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actress category.


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