Indian history is immensely rich as it tells us a tale of many brave hearts who fought for our freedom and lost their lives. Out of the many courageous souls, today we will be talking about one in particular and its none other than Rani Laxmibai. Manikarnika, or Manu as she was fondly called, was not born to royalty, but the journey of her rise and fall journey is something every Indian should be aware of. Well, thanks to Indian television and a few directors, the story of Jhansi Ki Rani has been retold from many perspectives. In recent times, it was Zee TV's show titled, Jhansi Ki Rani where the Queen's stories of valour were depicted brilliantly. On Rani Laxmibai's 191st birth anniversary, let's look at all the great television portrayals of the queen. Rani Lakshmibai Birth Anniversary: Know the Inspiring Story of Great Indian Warrior ‘Rani of Jhansi’.
This particular mythological show was fan favourite as it revolved around the life of Manu. Right from her childhood days to how she became the Queen who led a war against the British army, Rani Laxmibai was portrayed in all her glory. And today on Jhansi Ki Rani's birth anniversary, we bring to three bindaas women who took up the challenging role that of Laxmibai and nailed it with their acting prowess. So let us have a look at them. Khoob Ladi Mardani…Jhansi Ki Rani Makers Pay Tribute To Female Police Officers!
Ulka Gupta As Young Manu
From the first episode itself, this historical show Jhansi Ki Rani kept fans glued. The young and fierce Manikarnika's role was essayed by Ulka Gupta with sheer honesty and boy she did impress the masses. From showing her fragile side to turning into a bold warrior, Gupta did complete justice in her portrayal of a Manu. She became quite popular with her stint a young Rani Laxmibai. Its first episode was aired on August 18th, 2009.
Ulka Gupta as Jhansi Ki Rani (Watch Video):
Kratika Sengar As The Queen Of Jhansi
The show which started with Ulka Gupta ended with Kratika Sengar. The Indian drama was loved by fans so much that it continued for a long run and so they needed someone to portray the role of an adult Laxmibai. Then came in the picture Karatika Sengar who ruled the TV screens by essaying the role of a mother, wife and a warrior with equal aplomb. The last episode of the show was aired on June, 19th 2011.
Kratika Sengar in Jhansi Ki Rani (Watch Video):
Anushka Sen As Manikarnika
After Zee TV's hit attempt, Colors channel also came up with a show which was fully focused on the life of Rani Laxmibai. For this one, a new face, Anushka Sen was chosen and we must say she got into the skin of the warrior brilliantly.
Anushka Sen as Jhansi Ki Rani (Watch Video):
On the same note, we bow down to these three ladies for their individual portrayal of the warrior queen and doing justice to it in their individual styles. On her 191st birth anniversary, let's remember the brave queen and her valour with a line that describes her the best: "Khoob ladi mardani woh to Jhansi wali rani thi." Stay tuned to LatestLY!