Want to learn how to look like Bollywood actress and star Rani Mukerji? Here is your comprehensive how-to guide on Rani Mukerji’s beauty secrets, makeup mantras, and hair styling tips.
Ask anyone and they’ll agree that Rani Mukherjee is the most talented actress Bollywood has had in a over a decade. She has delivered a series of critically-acclaimed box office hits, the most notable being Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black. Rani is often featured in gossip tabloids for her alleged relationship with Yash Raj Films director Aditya Chopra, whom she is rumored to be marrying in the near future.
Known for her raspy voice, petite frame, and honey-colored eyes, this “Khandala” girl has held and will hold the hearts of men and women across India for years to come.
RANI’S DIET, EXERCISE AND SKINCARE
The three pillars of Rani’s beautiful bod are: a diet of homemade food, loads of fluids throughout the day, and yoga.
Rani loves rice and dal and Bengali fish curry made by her mother (UTV Stars). According to one source, “Rani who lost all the extra flab with “a balanced diet and junking sweets”, lives on “home-cooked food – dal, roti, salad and soup.” Fastfood and colas are a no-no, instead it’s “nariyal pani, nimbu pani, jal jeera and water” (Bwood Beauty).
Rani drinks water like a fish— one report claims she drinks 4 liters (132 ounces) a day! Now, I wouldn’t recommend drinking that much, but be sure to stay hydrated to keep your skin looking fresh. She also enjoys drinking nariyaal pani (coconut water) and green tea.
To lose weight for a movie in recent years, Rani trained with celebrity fitness instructor Satya Chaurasiya, who revealed the diet plan she used to lose extra pounds:
- Early morning: Aloe vera juice, (after some time) a shot of karela juice, and half a banana before work-out
- Breakfast: 1 egg white, muesli, 1 glass of fruit juice
- Lunch: 1 chapati (flat bread), boiled vegetables, and salad
- Dinner: (always taken before 8:30 p.m.) 1 chapati, boiled vegetables
In between meals, Rani snacked on soup and green tea (Indusladies).
Rani works out for about an hour and a half at the gym doing cardio exercises, and follows it up with yoga. She trains with another celebrity exercise favorite, Payal Gidwani. Reports Cinefolks: “At first Rani had a heavy lower body. She [could] only do 5-10 Suryanamaskars and had very weak nerves. As a result, stretching would direct to cramps.
To enlarge her cardiovascular stamina, Payal had to include simple cardio exercises like getting Rani to walk up and down the stairs of her bungalow.
Now Rani has not only lost the extra kilos but can simply do 100 Suryanamaskars or 2,000-2,500 Kapalbhati in a go and can also hold on to Asanas for 1 minute. Her breathing system has also improved.”
Rani shares little about her skincare routine, save this: “I don’t take any special care of my eyes. Except when I’m feeling tired, I use an eye toner, which is rose water. And it really helps because after that, my eyes do feel cool and clear. That’s my secret” (Bwood Beauty).
RANI’S MAKEUP LOOK
1) Matte foundation, bronze touches
First and foremost: if you really want to look like Rani, stick with products from MAC, her favorite makeup brand. You can’t go wrong! Try starting with MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15, a popular medium-coverage liquid foundation. Top with a sheer colored powder (MAC Select Sheer / Loose Powder) to give your skin a matte finish– you won’t ever see Rani looking oily!
Embrace a dusky complexion by finishing with a matte bronzer one shade darker than your skin tone, like MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder, applied in the hollows under your cheekbones.
2) Work a smoky eye
Post-Chalte Chalte, Rani is almost never seen without a smoky eye. The glamorous look was gifted to Rani by MAC makeup artist Mickey Contractor (shown above), and was it the best present ever, or what? Rani’s light eyes pop with inky shades of black, blue, and purple blended around them.
Go bold and try a blue gel liner paired with brown shadows, as pictured below (MAC Fluidline in Waveline). Be sure to check out our breakdown of Rani’s makeup in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna for more on the smoky eye. For added oomph, pair the look with hazel colored contacts.
3) Wear a neutral brownish-pink lipstick
RANI’S HAIR STYLES
Luckily for us plebians, the Queen of Bollywood keeps her hair simple and unadorned, making it easy to replicate.
To get hair like Rani Mukherjee, simply grow it out as long as you like and color it a deep, rich mahogany! She likes to part her hair far to the right for added volume at the top. Rani’s hairstylist, Avan Contractor, cuts her hair in long layers, often with a subtle face frame for added interest around her face.
For lazy days, go ahead and straighten your hair, or braid it. When dressing it up, trying blowing it out and curling your hair with large rollers. Keep a serum and hairspray handy to smooth frizz.
And that’s how you can use diet, exercise, makeup, and hair styling to look just like Bollywood celebrity Rani Mukerji. Let us know what you think and if there are any other celebrities you’d like to learn more about!