Rani Mukerji

The daughter of well-known Indian film director Ram Mukerji, Rani Mukerji grew up in a household where acting and performing came naturally. She began acting in the late '90s, and landed lead roles in minor films before giving a breakthrough performance as Tina, a sophisticated college woman, in the blockbuster hit "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai." Many of her most successful roles came in social dramas such as "Veer-Zaara," about the doomed romance between two lovers, and the ensemble film "Yuva," where she played a frustrated Bengali housewife. Since then she's won several high-profile Hindi film awards, most notably for her performance as a young deaf-blind student in 2005's "Black."