India Tribune is serializing profiles of top Bollywood sex symbols of all time. Bollywood sex symbols have been creating storms across India and worldwide. The list consists of female icons of Bollywood, who have impacted the history and changed the face of Bollywood.
Rani Mukherjee: Kolkata born Rani Mukherjee (March 21, 1978) comes from famous family like the Kapoor’s. She’s the daughter of director Ram Mukherjee and she is Kajol’s cousin and also related to Kishore Kumar. Her first Bollywood break was in Ghulam (1998) with Aamir Khan. In Ghulam, she received critical acclaim and created competition for cousin Kajol. They acted in Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) with Shah Rukh Khan, and she won the Filmfare Award for Best Newcomer. Her role in the film was small but her performance made an impact, which is consistent throughout her career.
Why she’s sexy: Rani is sexy because of her trademark husky voice. She’s also known for her green eyes and her captivating smile, stealing the hearts of Bollywood moviegoers.
Her impact on Bollywood: She’s a gifted actress and has held her own with Bollywood heavy-duties, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan and is constantly stealing the limelight from box-office queens Preity Zinta, Kajol and Kareena Kapoor. Her most challenging role was in “Black” (2005), where she played a blind and deaf girl, modeled after Helen Keller. She is constantly receiving Filmfare Awards with her natural performances and is the current generation’s answer to Jaya Bhaduri.
Interesting fact: Rani Mukherjee replaced Twinkle in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mahima in Hadh Kar Di Apne (2000) and Pooja Bhatt in Ghulam (1998). She also surprised ace choreographer/director Farah Khan with her dancing ability in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in the song Koi Mil Gaya, after everyone had doubts about her dancing ability. Rani Mukherjee is a trained Odissi dancer, a dance style originating from Orissa performed by temple dancers.