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10 Unknown Facts About "The Queen Of Hearts" Rani Mukerji

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Rani Mukerji  is an Indian flim actress, through her Bollywood career, she has become one of the most high profile celebrities in India, winning several awards, including seven Filmfare Awards. Her film roles have been cited as a significant departure from the traditional portrayal of women in Bollywood.

Let's we take a look at 10 of the unknown facts about "The Queen Of Hearts" Rani Mukerji:

1. Rani Mukerji made her on-screen debut with a Bengali movie. Her father, Ram Mukerji‘s Bengali movie Biyer Phool (1996) had Rani play the role of a younger sister.

2. Rani Mukerji's debut hindi movie "Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat" (1997) flopped at the box office but her performance caught Aditya Chopra’s attention. Which brought her the part of Tina in "Kuch Hota Hai", and the rest as is commonly said, is history.

3. Rani Mukerji was evidently offered Tabu's part in "The Namesake". She had to give the project up because the dates were clashing with Karan Johar‘s "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna".

4. Rani Mukerji is the first actor in Bollywood to win two awards simultaneously. She won Best Actress (for Hum Tum) and Best Supporting Actress (for Yuva) awards in a single year (2005) at the Filmfare Awards.

5. Rani Mukerji ranked topped in the Rediff’s as ‘Top Bollywood Female Stars’ for three consecutive years (2004-2006). This feat not achieved by any other bollywood actress.

6. Rani Mukerji professedly dated Abhishek Bachchan. All things considered, if our Industrywalla says it's actual… then it must be.

7. Rani Mukerji was the only woman to highlight in the Filmfare Power List in 2005. This year was a great year for her, wasn’t it?

8. Rani Mukerji has been credited by the media for breaking the ‘fairness myth’ by the media. The woman has never supported  a fairness cream and that truly makes her our favourite.

9. Rani Mukerji is a trained Odissi dancer, having pursued the dance for 10 years.

10. Rani Mukerji's brother-in-law, Uday Chopra has a rather funny nickname for her and her husband, Aditya Chopra as Mr. and Mrs. Voldemort.

posted Apr 13 by Sahana

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1. She is born and brought up in Mumbai in the year 1981. Her parents got divorced when she was only 11 years old. She had to get shifted to Chembur in Maharashtra later on.

2. Mallaika Arora’s mother is a Malayali Cathoic while her father is Punjabi of Fazilka district near Indian border. She has a younger sister Amrita Arora who is also an actress in the Indian film industry and known for her gorgeous looks.

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4. She is extremely protective about her younger sister and has taken very good care of her ever since her parents got divorced. Malaika Arora is extremely close to Amrita and takes very good care of her.

5. She was one of the first Video Jockeys of India and she was elected for MTV when it started its operations in India. Malaika Arora started as an interviewer and later turned into anchoring many programs. Malaika started dancing at a tender age of 4 years and never stopped dancing since then.

6. Malaika Arora works out three days in the week in gym. Apart from that workout schedule includes medicine balls, free weights, kickboxing, squats and Yoga. All these things help her to keep her curvaceous body in proper shape.

7. Malaika’s favourite dancer in Bollywood is none other than Hrithik Roshan. She will do anything to share the screen dancing with him. Surely it will set the stage on fire watching both of them dance together. Deepika Padukone is her favourite dancing diva in Bollywood.

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9. Before her entry into the film industry, Malaika Arora worked as a model. She appeared in a number of commercials in the early phase of her life. You might have seen her in the music video “Gur Naal Ishq Mitha” and also in the song “Chaiyya Chaiyya” dancing to the tune of the music with Shah Rukh Khan in the movie Dil Se.

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8. Dilip Kumar had found a mentor in Ashok Kumar and it was simply after his suggestion that he got his first break in Jwar Bhata.

9. Legendary director Satyajit Ray named Dilip Kumar as the '‘best method actor’.

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1. Madhubala started working at a very young age (Age 9) To support her financially. Her Screen name was same as her real name Mumtaz.

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5. Her father was very strict. She didn’t have any friends as she was not allowed to go out for parties. She was allowed to come out only for the shooting.

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In fact, Steven Spielberg once said in an interview, "Amrish Puri is the best villain world has ever produced and will ever be!". In a career that spanned close to three decades, Amrish Puri became the archetypal and unforgettable Bollywood villain.

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2. Amrish Puri did a government job for 21 years and he resigned as an 'A' grade officer after he started getting recognition as a theater actor and bagged good roles.

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5. Even after achieving success in Bollywood, he never treated theatre acting as a stepping stone to films, as opposed to many Bollywood actors. He straddled the theatre world, parallel cinema, and commercial cinema and justified every zone.

6. Interestingly, Amrish Puri was sceptical to play Mogambo's part in Mr. India. He approached Shekhar Kapur, the director of the film, to enquire how he'd pull off his character with ease? Shekhar replied, "You have to play Shakespeare's role for 10-year-old kids." Convinced, he played his character so well and the rest is history.

7. In his book, the Act of Life, the late actor revealed how Kaadu, an Indian Kannada film, changed his life, career and social status and how brilliantly the director, Girish Karnad, put the stamp of a villain on his persona.

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9. Amrish Puri's efforts were unparalleled. He disliked his voice being recorded during magazine interviews, as he was apprehensive it would compromise his baritone voice's rarity in his movies.

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8. Dia Mirza has garnered a lot of praise for her social work. As such, she has received 2012 Green Award from IIFA for her contribution towards the environment. At the same time, she has done a number of different awareness campaigns like HIV, female foeticide, cancer etc. She has publicly supported Narmada Bachao Andolan and written a number of articles for Hindustan Times.

9. In the year 2012, Dia was seen in a regional cinema with a Bengali film maker named Pritam's Paanch Adhyay. It swung to be an exceedingly effective movie at the box office and the film was chosen for major film festivals in India and abroad.

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