By: Nikita C Fernandes
This Bollywood actor commonly hailed as the 'Queen of Hearts' have won the admiration and glory of not just her fans but also critics. Bagging every single award this year for her fantastic performance in Black has made everyone anticipate eagerly to her much awaited releases like Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna this year. From her debut film Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat to The Rising:Ballad of Mangal Pandey, she has worked with all the reputed film makers of our time. Known for her girl next door looks, awesome acting talent and bright smile, she has won the hearts of millions of moviegoers.
Her performances in Black , Paheli, Saathiya, Veer- Zaara, Bunty Aur Babli, Hum Tum, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai have made everyone sit up and take notice of her. Rani is rumoured to be one of India's highest paid actresses. Her career did have its share of ups and downs with many flop films during the course of her film career. Hey Ram , Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaye, Calcutta Mail are movies which went into obscurity .The lean patch in her career disappeared with the release of Chalte Chalte opposite Shahrukh Khan.
Rani has acted in different kinds of movies which brings her versatility into fore. Having portrayed characters like Babli and Michelle Mc Nelly have elevated her to the status of being the best actress of our time. Her continuous search for excellence in whatever role she portrays is magnified into a higher level making her the undisputed queen of Bollywood.
1999 - Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Female for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
2003 - Filmfare award Critics Award Best Performance, Saathiya
2003 - Rajiv Gandhi Award
2005 - Filmfare award Best Actress Award, Hum Tum
2004 - Filmfare award Best Supporting Actress Award, Yuva
2005 - Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female, Hum Tum
2005 - Star Screen Award Best Actress, Hum Tum
2005 - IIFA Best Actress Award for Hum Tum
2005 - IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award for Veer-Zaara
2006 - Rediff Movie Awards Best Actress, Black
2006 - Star Screen Award Best Actress, Black
2006 - Filmfare award Best Actress Award, Black
2006 - Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, Black
2006 - Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female, Black
2006 - IIFA Best Actress Award for Black
She is the first actor to ever win both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress trophies in a single year (2005) at the Filmfare.
2001 - Aashirwaad Awards Best Actress, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
2005 - Sports World Awards Best Actress, Hum Tum
2005 - Bollywood Fashion Awards, Celebrity Style Female Award
2005 - Anandolok Puroshkar Awards Best Actress, Hum Tum
2006 - 2nd Edition Pogo Voice Awards Most Amazing Actress, Bunty Aur Babli
2006 - Star's Sabse Favourite Heroine, Black
2006 - Idea Zee F Awards, Celebrity Model of the Year
Her two movies have been India's entry to the Academy Awards. Paheli was the official entry for the 2006 Oscars.