Rani Mukerji (born 1978) is an Indian film actress. Through her
successful Bollywood (Hindi film) acting career, she has become one of
the most high-profile celebrities in India. Mukerji has received seven
Filmfare Awards, and her film roles have been cited as a significant
departure from the traditional portrayal of women in mainstream Hindi
cinema. Mukerji began a full-time career in film with Raja Ki Aayegi
Baraat in 1997 and had her first major success with the 1998 romance
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. In 2002 she was acclaimed for her role in the
relationship drama Saathiya, and by the year 2004 she had established
herself as a leading actress of Bollywood with roles in the romantic
comedy Hum Tum and the dramas Yuva and Veer-Zaara. She achieved further
success for her leading roles in Black (2005) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
(2006). After starring in a series of unsuccessful films, she featured
in the successful thrillers No One Killed Jessica (2011) and Talaash:
The Answer Lies Within (2012). In addition to acting in films, Mukerji
has been actively involved with several humanitarian causes and is vocal
about issues faced by women and children.
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Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer, one of the founders of
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After being elected as a compromise candidate after several
months of stalemate, Pope Pius VII was crowned in Venice with a
temporary papal tiara made of papier-mâché.
First World War: The German Army opened the Spring Offensive
with Operation Michael, attempting to break through the Allied lines and
to seize ports on the English Channel.
The Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League signed
Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in the
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benefits of peace. Under its auspices, the protection of the laws and of
the authorities will be sufficient for all the inhabitants of the
Republic. May the people and the government respect the rights of all.
Between individuals, as between nations, peace means respect for the
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