Rani Mukerji

Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award

One of the most celebrated actresses that India has ever produced, Rani Mukerji honed her craft in the Bengali film Biyer Phul (1996), and made her Bollywood debut with Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat (1997) for which she won best new talent at the Screen Weekly awards. She made an immediate impact with popular films like Ghulam (1998); Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), for which she won best supporting actress at the Filmfare and Zee Cine awards; Hello Brother (1999); and Hey Ram (2000). 

For Saathiya (2002) she won the special jury award at the Screen Weekly awards and best actress – critics at the Filmfare awards. For Hum Tum (2004) and Yuva (2004), she achieved the rare double of best actress and best supporting actress at the Filmfare and Screen Weekly awards. Similarly, for Hum Tum and Veer-Zaara (2004), she achieved thedouble of best actress and best supporting actress at the IIFAs. 

For her landmark performance in Black (2005), she swept the best actress category at all the major Indian awards. Other memorable performances include No One Killed Jessica (2011) and Mardaani (2014). She will next be seen in Hichki (2018).