Sabiha Shaikh (born 3 November 1989), better known as Rani Chatterjee, is an Indian film actress who predominantly works in Bhojpuri-language films. She is known for her roles in films like Sasura Bada Paisawala, Sita, Devra Bada Satawela and Rani No. 786.Chatterjee was born as Sabiha Shaikh in a Muslim family on 3 November 1989. She was born and brought up in Mumbai. Chatterjee did her schooling from Tungareshwar Academy High school, Vasai. Rani, who is originally Sabiha Shaikh on her documents, shares an interesting reason behind it. Talking to a section of media recently Rani said, “In 2004 I was shooting for a Bhojpuri film titled Sasura Bada Paisawala and one day we were shooting a sequence in a temple where I have to bang my head on the floor. And while the shoot was on a few media people had come to interview me also there was a lot of crowd was also watching the shoot. So my director thought revealing my original name might create a scene as I am a Muslim. So when someone people asked my name he said Rani and when they asked about my surname so he couldn’t think of anything and said Chatterjee as Rani Mukerji was very famous at that point of time. And she also became famous with this name”.
Rani also adds, “My family was definitely angry on me for keeping that name as my identity but she convinced them as she really found that name lucky. Manoj Tiwari was opposite me in the film and it became a huge hit on box office. In fact, made many records. Due to which I was offered a lot of work and I became the highest-paid actress in Bhojpuri industry”.