Rani Mukerji made her debut in Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat in 1996, but was first noticed in Ghulam opposite Aamir Khan. She achieved star status through Karan Johar's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai with Shahrukh Khan and her cousin, Kajol, in the lead.
She was widely praised for her performance in Black in which she played a deaf and blind girl and has also become a safe bet at the box-office with films such as Hum Tum and Bunty Aur Babli.
Despite link-ups with Govinda and Abhishek Bachchan, Rani has never spoken of her personal life. Her high-profile friendship with Aishwarya Rai turned sour after Rani signed on projects that Aishwarya was forced to leave.
Rani is currently rumoured to be engaged to Aditya Chopra.