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Rani Lakshmi Bai (Laxmi Bai) - The Queen Of Jhansi (With Real Photograph)

Updated on April 29, 2011

Introduction

‘Holding the horse’s reins in her teeth, flashing the sword with both the hands, the valiant firebrand, legendary heroine, the Goddess of war, and the epitome of female bravery in India, Maharani Lakshmi Bai had been riding away through the ocean of British solders, as if Goddess Durga herself arrived on the earth to demolish the brigade of Demons’. This is not a mare daydream of the patriot Indians, but this was how she fled away from the Gwalior fort when the fort was captured by company regiment. Rani Lakshmi Bai has been established as the icon of Indian independence movement and she is considered to be one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. She is considered as the embodiment of patriotism. Lakshmi Bai was the queen of a small state, but the empress of a limitless empire of glory.

Knowing the thrilling story of womanliness, courage, adventure, deathless patriotism and martyrdom, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, another unforgettable legendary hero of Indian rebellion history, created women brigade of his Indian National Army (INA) and it was named after her ‘The Rani Of Jhansi Regiment’.  Lakshmi Bai lived for only 22 years and seven months; she flashed and disappeared like lightning on a dark night.

Queen of Jhansi in warrior costume
Queen of Jhansi in warrior costume
Painting of Lakshmi the Queen of Jhansi
Painting of Lakshmi the Queen of Jhansi

The History

The maiden name of Maharani Lakshmi Bai was Manikarnika. Her nickname was Manu. She was born on 19 November 1835 at Kashi (previously known as Banaras and now as Varanasi) to a Maharashtrian Karhade Brahmin family. Her father Moropant Tambey was from Dwadashi, District Satara of Maharashtra and worked at the court of Peshwa Baji Rao II at Bithur. Manikarnika lost her mother at the age of four and was educated at home by her father. She was a brave girl since her childhood and practiced horse riding, archery, sword fighting which normally being taught to the boys only. Baji Rao was extremely affectionate to this valiant girl and considered her as one of his children.

At the age of 14 she was married to Maharaja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar , The King of Jhansi. Her father was then given the position of a minister in the court of Raja Bai Gangadhar Rao.

After her marriage, she was given the name Lakshmi Bai. Because of her father's influence at court, Rani Lakshmi Bai enjoyed more independence than most women of that time. She formed her own army out of her female friends at court and from nearby villages.

Rani Lakshmi Bai gave birth to a son in 1851, however this child died when he was about four months old. After the death of their son, the queen and the king of Jhansi adopted a boy named Damodar Rao. However, it is said that her husband the Raja never recovered from his son's death, and he died on 21 November 1853 of a broken heart.

Because Damodar Rao was adopted and not biologically related to the Raja, the East India Company, under Governor-General Lord Dalhousie rejected Damodar Rao's rightful claim to the throne. Dalhousie then annexed Jhansi, saying that the throne had become "lapsed" and thus put Jhansi under his "protection". In March 1854, the Rani was given a pension of 60,000 rupees and ordered to leave the palace at the Jhansi fort. But Lakshmi Bai was determined not to give Jhansi to the hand of East India Company. She started to strengthen her army. Meanwhile on May 10, 1857 the Sepoy (soldier) Mutiny of India started in Meerut. Unrest began to spread throughout India and in May of 1857, the First War of Indian Independence erupted in numerous pockets across the northern subcontinent. East India Company was forced to focus its attentions elsewhere, and Lakshmi Bai was essentially left to rule Jhansi alone. During this time, she proved her qualities and shown her efficiency to lead her troops against skirmishes breaking out in Jhansi. The leadership Lakshmi Bai was able to keep Jhansi relatively calm and peaceful in the midst of the Empire’s unrest.

But those peaceful days were ended when the British troops arrived under Sir Hugh Rose and laid cordon to Jhansi on 23rd March 1858. Maharani Lakshmi Bai decided not to surrender. The fierce fighting continued for about two weeks. Shelling on Jhansi was very severe. The women of Jhansi were also involved in the war by carrying ammunition and supplying foodstuff to the soldiers. Maharani herself was very active. She was keeping her personal vigil on the defense of the city, rallied her troops around her and fought fiercely against the British. A large army of 20,000, headed by the rebel leader Tatya Tope was sent to rescue Jhansi. But before they could reach Jhansi, the well trained and disciplined British army of only 1,540 intensified the attack and Lakshmi Bai was forced to flee away from Jhansi. Rani along with the young Damodar Rao and some of her warrior follower reached Kalpi and joined other rebel forces, including those of Tatya Tope. The Rani and Tatya Tope moved on to Gwalior, where the combined rebel forces defeated the army of the Maharaja of Gwalior after his armies deserted to the rebel forces. They then occupied the strategic fort at Gwalior. However on the second day of fighting, on 18 June 1858, the sole of Maharani Lakshmi was departed from her mortal body while she was fighting with the British in disguise of an ordinary warrior. Her body was not found by the British soldiers and it was believed that a quick funeral was done secretly as per her standing instructions to her close followers. And thus the glorious life of this legendary heroine as well as the glorious era of the Indian rebellion history came to an end.

The TV Serial - Jhansi Ki Rani

Recent trend in the Indian TV serial to glorify the negative characters and exhibition of their repeated victory had made me sick and I was about to take the resolution of not watching any more of those shows. And then incidentally my attention was caught by a show on the name of the great queen of Jhansi. Although the story was not a cent per cent reflection of the history, I found most of the historical characters were portrayed as per their image projected in the Indian history. I became immediately a fan of this show ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ aired by the TV channel Zee TV.

Ulka Gupta - The Budding Star

It was amazing to watch the role of Manikarnika, the heroine of this show. Ulka Gupta in her early teen is playing this role and each time I watch this show I think that it is not Ulka but Manikarnika herself arrived here from the page of the glorious history book to perform this role. It has been known that she has been trained in horsemanship, archery and sword fighting to play this role in the serial. I respect her dedication and enthusiasm towards the perfection in playing this historical character. I have collected some pictures of Ulka Gupta in the costume of ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ which I am sharing with all. If anybody can help me in supplying more information and pictures I will be glad to incorporate those in my hub.

Letters of Maharani Lakshmi Bai

Disclaimer

The information, documents and pictures of Maharani Lakshmi Bai have been collected from different books and web sites. Although I personally feel that popularizing the information and documents regarding this great rebellion heroine are the duty of all patriot Indians, I would also respect any views, objection raised by anyone regarding any matter of my hub. 

Actual Photograph of Maharani Lakshmi Bai

Actual Photograph of Maharani Lakshmi Bai
Actual Photograph of Maharani Lakshmi Bai

Ulka Gupta in the costume of Jhansi Ki rani

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      Gadfly 2 months ago from Olde London Towne

      Ulka Gupta looks so formidable in her warrior garb. Far better for an enemy to surrender to her outright, fall to his knees and appeal for clemency.

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      Gadfly 2 months ago from Olde London Towne

      Limpet makes a good point. I've done some research and all the information on the Warrior Queens is available on the internet. For example, a contemporary of Rani Laksmi bai was Kittur Chenamma born 23rd of the 10th month in 1777 and ascended the throne at the age of 15 reigning for 35 years. A freedom fighter in her own right, she is honoured with an equestrian statue. An express train is named after her also.

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      Limpet 3 months ago

      It may be beneficial for dates of these warrior Queens, both birth and tenure of sovereignty.

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      Gadfly 3 months ago from Olde London Towne

      On revisiting the Maharani Laksmi bai site, and wondering if the theme has made an indelible impression in popular culture. Here in western society as the advancement of the Women's cause continues according to plan many female writers have adopted the theme of Women in power in their fictional works. Here we have it in historic factuality. Other examples to name just a few; Avahti bai led a force of 4,000 men against would be usurpers the her throne. Kotai Rani of Kashmir stopped an attempted invasion by barbarian hordes. Redrama of Anhra pradeesh put down a series of mutinies and punished dissident vassals. Rani Durgali ruled for 16 peaceful years and succesfully repelled Moghul invaders. Rani Chenamma of Killur was another warrior Queen in the same category as Lakshmi bai.

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      Gadfly 3 months ago from Olde London Towne

      Further to my last posting, where i stated many nations lay claim to at least one, two or three 'warrior Queens' i've recently found several have been obscured from from history or relegated to a semi legendary status. Not so on the Asian continent with the likes of Zenobia, Califia, Maya and so on. Jhansi Lakshmi Bai being a defiant Queen who lead her forces into battle, is from a long line of factual warrior women dating back more than a millenium in historical time line. The question remains who will be the next warrior Queen and when?

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      Gadfly 5 months ago from Olde London Towne

      The concept of the 'Warrior Queen' is deeply embeded in the psyche of many nations however in some instances a Lady action hero / heroine needs to be created fictionally. This is not the case with Maharani Lakshmi bai who in around 1857 rallied her troops to the cause for freedom. I vaguely recall a Hollywood movie loosely based on the Rani but it was loaded with cultural inaccuracies and aimed mostly at an audience of kids. None the less it did portray a Woman of courage and defiance. Lakshmi bai Jhansi was no ordinary Woman.

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      Samvedi Palarpawar. 7 months ago

      That is very good

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      shekher iyer 13 months ago

      As is seen above with reference to Jhansi ki Rani - Laxmi Bai - is there anybody amongst the TV serial makers to come up with with a lovely serial in TV showing all about the same Lord Dalhousie regarding his painstking advocacy he pleaded for and on behalf of Indian Railways which was got erected by him onlyin the year 1853 which we all call it as INDIAN RAILWAYS in the present days scenario of the country. he is most welcome as is is done for Rani Laxmi Bai. regards

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 14 months ago from London England

      I wonder if Phoolan Devi should rank in the same category as Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansa. Although the Bandit Queen had no realm of her own to rule, she did however have command and control of men.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 14 months ago from London England

      Another woman to have ruled in India was Razia Sultana at around the 12th century (in Western chronology that is). Many nations have had and look up to a warrior Queen but in her three years on the throne of Delhi she emerged as a wise ruler, shrewd enough to thwart the evil usurpers of palace intrigue. Razia Khan also led an army that succeded in capturing Gwalior fortress.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 14 months ago from London England

      Vaguely recall the 1953 film on Rani Jhansi portrayed by Mehtab in the lead role . Titled Tiger and the flame, i wonder if it is still available for viewing.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 20 months ago from London England

      Ulke Gupta makes for a perfect Jhansi Ki Rani. So graceful and serene and yet able to be courageous and defiant if the need arises. In my next life i would come back as her willing slave.

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      Navaneetha ch 22 months ago

      I LOVE INDIA AND I LOVE JANSI RANI LAKSHMI BAI

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      cupid51 2 years ago from INDIA

      Thanks sibani, nice to see patriotism in young stars like you. Thanks.

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      sibani panigrahi(student in j.e.s odisha) 2 years ago

      i m vry much happy nd i m proud to be an indian i really love it. A girl she fought 4 everything to give freedom nd independent to our nation really she is a brave girl. Each nd every they should read about rani laxmibai biography to give lot of confidence it is really 4 each nd every women.

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      susan 3 years ago

      I love laksmi bai very muc

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      sachin kumar kuntal 3 years ago

      rani laxmi bai my favourite women warrior

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      A.CAYALVIZHI 3 years ago

      I am very proud to say that Rani laxmi bai was the one and only person to give the soul instead of nation and not our nation instead of her soul,

      and i wish to share that i am a great fan of MANIKARNIKA.

      And also i wish to share that rani of jhansi is my role model from 5th standarad.

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      indian 3 years ago

      i appreciate your work. i found entire contrast in the scripts of the serial and the movie the tiger and the flame, can u gather some information of what was more accurate version according to the historians.

      i would like to watch the making videos of this serial if available

      jhansi ki rani was really inspirational character

      i have a lot questions regarding the accuracy of the incidents shown in this serial and was she really kranti guru and rana bakura as shown in the serial

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      Akanksha anand 4 years ago

      rani lakn shmi bai was verry great womma ll thei think that all the woman have to be like them.

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      swathika 4 years ago

      amazing exploring

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      ansu priya dubey 4 years ago

      waiting for this serial tilll..........thanz ye serial dobara shuru karne k lie in ZEE ANMOL,.....love u jhansi ki rani...

      proud to be an indian.....

      HAR HAR MAHADEV.....

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      ashty rasul 4 years ago

      Im aKurdish woman in Iraq Ilike her bravoury so much Ihope each woman think like Manu she fight for the sake of her country .also Ihope Ulka the wonderful girl to be muslim because We love u thanks for your acting My name means peace in English

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      pavi 4 years ago

      I like this serial very much. All actors acted very good. Mostly I like

      ULKA GUPTA

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      Arif hussain khan 4 years ago

      waqei maine jhansi ki rani searial dekha to bilkul imotional ho gaya aur ye sochne per majboor ho gaya ke ek hindustani aurat aur ker dikhaya jo aaj kal ke zamane hum mard nahin ker sakte laanat hai un sabhi desh ke gaddaron per jo aaj hamare desh ko kahin hindu to kahin muslim aur zaat paat ka dhong ker ke desh ko barbadi ki taraf le jaa rahe hain hamen to ye sochna chahiye ke hum hindustani hain aur ek hi mitti se janam liya hai aur ka malik bhi ek hai jise koi ishwer ke naam se pukarta hai aur koi allah ke naam se lekin hum sub insaan hain aur ek hindustani hain is liye hamein chahiye ki ek ho ker rahen aur apni hindustan ki mitti se mohabbat karen use napak irade rakhne walon ka sir chatni ki tarah koochal dein allah ishwer ek hai hindu muslim sikh isai hum sub hain bhai bhai mera bharat maha ARIF HUSSAIN KHAN GAYA BIHAR INDIA

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      manojna 4 years ago

      i love our indian history and i especially love lakshmibai very much.i inspired by her.both ulka gupta ,kruttika singar were lucky

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      D.Johnsi Lakshmi 4 years ago

      I love the brave and beautiful queen lakshmi bai and also ulka and kritiga. especially Kritiga was mind boggling. I just love Kritiga

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      ARUNA 4 years ago

      These shows boost up nationalism of every Indian girl. ulka is really lucky to act as manu. today we need an another jhansi rani to make revolution in Indian politics.laxmi bai is really awesome lady who fought freedom for our country in 18'S.make more articles about jhansi rani cupid

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      Sachin chourasiya 4 years ago

      she was soooooooooooooooooooo great lady i slued

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      DIVYA 4 years ago

      REALLY I LIKE THIS SERIAL.I AM PROUD TO BE A INDIAN JAI HIND

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      anjali khan 4 years ago

      i'm realy recpect rani jhansi.the great woman in the world for me.i think that india is very lucky that rani jhansi born here."main chahti hu k india ki her orat hr ladki rani jhansi jaisi bne;or main khud rani jhansi ki tarh brave or despremi banana h.

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      seema 5 years ago

      i like rani lakshmi bai and i want to be like her i am so impress i love her

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      Gunashree 5 years ago

      "Rani Lakshmi Bai, indeed a supreme soul, who descended for a selfless purpose. Let thy life ignite the spirit in each of us to serve the people in its true sense."

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      Malathi 5 years ago

      Thanks Z TV for retelecasting JR serial. We have the great opportunity to watch the acting of Manu. Please cut short the dragging cunning portions of moti bai, mother of Gangader, Ganga and the bobbies.

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      yogesh 5 years ago

      rani laxmi bai ki jai

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      poti 5 years ago

      love you rani laxmi bai for this i m proud of you

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      hazel 5 years ago

      nice job..!!

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      nivedha 5 years ago

      i like the show very much. this is my favourite tv show

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      vikash khanna 5 years ago

      born-19 november 1835. died- 17 june 1858. place of died- gwalior.birth place-kashi (varanashi). predecessor- rani rama bai. successor- british raj.consort to-maharaj gangadhar raw newalkar- royal house -maratha empire.

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      ansu priya dubey 5 years ago

      luv u jhansi ki rani !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      ansu priya dubey 5 years ago

      i wish ki ye serial phir se start ho jaye i lov kratika and miss her 2

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      GAYU 5 years ago

      I LIKE JHANSI KI RANI SO MUCH BECAUSE SHE IS A VERY BRAVE LADY!!I AM ENJOY!!!.....................

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      Pooja 5 years ago

      I love Kratika Sengar didi........

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      lalit sadafale 5 years ago

      i m a big fan of jhansi ki rani................bhag bhag re bhag firangi jhansi ki rani aayi hai ...........a salute to jhansi ki rani .................vande matram

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      pratiksha 5 years ago

      i love watching jhansi ki rani,it is a great show and one of a medium for giving information to the next generation...and thanks to the hub for giving us more information.......thankxxxx she was a great women and will be keep remembering as a pride for india by ggggiving her life for nation.......

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      rani 5 years ago

      i like jhansi ki rani very much. the real pic jhansi ki rani is so beautiful, some were i have seen her . it's true

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      jintu hazarika 5 years ago

      i am thanks to god that i am indian

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      Malathi 5 years ago

      Tha love and affection that Bhaji Rao had on Manu more than his daughter is very much pleasing and well shown in this serial the bond between Manu and Praji will be remembered for ever. Will you please telecast the makings of this loving serial. We want to see the artist off the camera.

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      Unkwoun 5 years ago

      jhansi ki rani , lakshmi bai rox

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      madhu 5 years ago

      jhansi rani laxmibai is a great freedom fighter n she is inspiration for all indians.She is nothing but a goddess mahakali,she has born to fight against a britishers.she sacrificed her whole life for india.She is a legend.Her dedication,confidence,bravery everything tells how great she was n she inspires every women.Finally i thank Zee tv for telecasting a serial abt such a great goddess...Thanks Zee tv n i salute to jhansi rani laxmibai

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      nalini 5 years ago

      she is a wonderful lady.

      Har har mahadev.I LIKE IT JANCY RANI.

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      Manu Makwana 5 years ago

      She was the greatest of all.Fought like lioness and sacrificed her life for the love of the country. Hats off to such a great soul for the bravery, zeal and dedication to her values of righteousness.Our present leaders should learn from her sacrifice and self less act of bravery.She lived only for 22years but made the country proud of her.Even after 150years, she lives in our heart and she will dwell in our nations history for ever.She made the history and made true the lyrics of Rabindranath Tagore "Teri awaz pe koi na ave to ekla chalore"

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      ansu priya dubey 5 years ago

      i love diz serial and i love rani lakshmi bai

      har har mahadev.............!

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      Ashish bhandarkar 5 years ago

      Rani was really a very brave soul... the very 1st warrior princess of our country.we are really fortunate to have such a great warrior...highly trained in all the war tactics with guerrilla war of maratha's..Her fight with British force was really a heart-throbbing history..if we actually imagine that times spirit during her fight..how a 22 yr young girl's hands were able to handle that 1-2.5 kg steel sword..n how she was able to pierce a unit of more that 20-30 soldiers in just a flash..how she survived by fighting hundreds of soldiers in wars of kalpi and Gwalior and zhansi.. it was really fascinating..to hear..the war histories of Raniji...it has proved that she was not just an ordinary women..she was nothing bt a form of our Goddesess Durga...cz No women of that era or this running era couldn't even think off what rani has done...Though she had played short part of our freedom struggle but she showed the world the ultimate courage and bravery of women power..She left her glory and inspiration of our next generations..of her freedom fight...when i use to read the book of 1857 freedom struggle many times.. i always stopped at Rani's era..had read it twice,thrice...n many more times ..at that time i use to imagine that war scene of Kalpi where Our great maratha warrior Shri Tatya Tope ji and Rani ji fought very bravely with british single handedly....i was really fascinated that how they both able to fight such huge opponent...only due to the bravery,warriorism they had in their blood..i had also seen the zhansi palace and Gwalior fort and remains of Wars in Zhansi and Gwalior fort..when i was observing the huge damage of zhansi fort belongings of rani at that time..i imagined..the ultimate resistant stand of 2 weeks of Rani of zhansi v/s british forces with heavy shelling,the fearless fighting spirit of rani and she just pierced everything which came into her way....it was really a heart-throbbing experince of mine during my visit to zhansi fort......I am so much greatly impressed by the bravery and patriotic feelings of Maharani Jhansi.....and i salute to that ultimate bravery,courage,sacrifice for her people shown by the goddesses woman....we Indians feel very proud and lucky to have such a great legendary warrior as a part of our history....Hats off to Maharani Lakshmibai...We will never forget the glories of your bravery and courage...you will always remain in our hearts till the end of earth...Jab tak suraj,chand Rahenga Rani lakshmibai tera naam rahega......Jai Hind jay Maharashtra...

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      anu kumari 5 years ago

      Rani Lakshmi bai is one of great women of indian history. Great comments...

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      parveen gole 5 years ago

      humaa jansi ki rani bar garv ha

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      ANSU PRIYA DUBEY 5 years ago

      I watch diz serial not tat I am inspired by the actress but tat Iam inspired by RANI LAKSHMI BAI (JHANSI KI RANI)I LOVE HER very much der z no limit of how much i love her .my birth place z KASHI(varanasi)but am living in chennai.i love her very much .am irrevocably moving 2wards her even i cant stop my self 2 think abt her . she was a great fighter wondering if i were at that period wen she der .JKR z my fav INDIAN LEADER .I WISH 2 VISIT jhansi and 2 look after all the places relating 2 JKR .she z in my mind soul.

      RANI LAKSHMI BAI ki jai

      VANDE MATARAM, INQALLAB ZINDABAD

      I love my country and am proud tat iam INDIAN

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      shruti .k 5 years ago

      WHY IS THIS SHOW STOPPED? PLEASE START THIS SHOW AGAIN I REQUEST YOU..........

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      priyanka.m 5 years ago

      jhanshi laxmi bai was the king of after his husband die.i love jhanshi very much because she rani laxmi bai .

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      krushika 5 years ago

      RANI LAXMI BAI was a brave woman i proud of her.

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      joyeeta sengupta 5 years ago

      I PROUD JHANSHI KI RANI.MAIN MAHARANI LAXMI BAI PAI GARVE KARTA HU.WO AKALA PURI HINDUSTAN KO NATRITWO KARI THI.SAVHI RAJA; MAHARAJA AUR EK AKALI VANDI RANI LAXMIBY.WO HI HINDUSTAN KI TIRANGA KA VARNANA(DESCRIVE)DIA THA. I LOVE INDIA AND I LOVE JHANSHI KI RANI. JHANSHI KI RANI KI JAI.

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      Antar 5 years ago

      Ulka and Kritika both are best,they usually come in my dreams but I want to meet them in real.The serial have this much impressed me that I wants to do something for Lakshmi bai and want die like her.I love her very very much............

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      Chandan 5 years ago

      Wow the hub is awesome and don't say that queen of jhansi is dead she is still living in every Indian women and the choice of ulka 4 playing the role of manikarnika is really very good

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      Rakesh Negi 5 years ago

      Har har mahadev.

      garv hai us lady par jo apne desh k liye mr miti thi.is dharti maa k liye un firangi se ladi thi.kash aaj dobara se vahi rani india me janm le or hindustan ko azaad dekhkar good feel karti.lekin aaj vo markar b amar.har ek ke dil me basi hai vo.

      hum dil se salute or slam karte hain or bhag firangi bhag teri shamt aayi hai,

      har har mahadev.jai rani laxmibai ki.

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      hadiyal jaysukh 5 years ago

      RANI LAXMI BAI IS A GRT LADY KAAS HUME B UNKE DARSHAN HO JATE HUMARA JEEVAN B DHAN HO JATA..........

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      chandrashekhar 5 years ago

      ma tuje slam

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      shruti .k 5 years ago

      I LIKE IS SERIAL VERY MUCH . IT REALLY IMPRESSED MY A LOT .

      I PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN . CAN I KNOW MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JANSI RANI THE BRAVE LADY . CAN YOU INCREASE THE TIME FOR 1HOUR PLEASE .CAN YOU GIVE PICTURES OF JANSI RANI.JANSI RANI... JANSIRANI... JANSI RANI ..........

      HARA HARA MAHADEVA

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      Kiran 5 years ago

      First of all, I am so proud to be an Indian. Lakshmi bai is so brave lady. India is a very lucky country having that kind of historical figure and am also so lucky to born in the country where she was born though not in the same city or state. I love your hub. I will definitely post this link on my Facebook account. Jhansi Ki Rani serial is an awesome serial. everybody performed very well. Sameer Dharmadhikari, Ulka Gupta, and Kratika did their best in their acting. as Ulka is so young, her dedication towards her role was simply superb. I haven't been to Jhansi. I really want to go after I came to know more details about Lakshmi bai and her adventures, sacrifices. Thanks for writing such a nice article on the brave lady. I am so happy to read this. once again, Thank you.

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      Sonali more 5 years ago

      Very nice.i empress

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      mary 5 years ago

      i love her bravery and her intelligence very much .And i

      would like to thank zee tamil channel very much for telecasting it once more

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      Malathi 5 years ago

      Bravery, honesty, kind-heartedness, patriotism, cleverness of Jhansi Rani is well shown in the serial. This the the life time roll for all the artists. They dragged the serial to some extent in the latter stage but ended it all of a sudden without any explanation. I can watch this serial any no of times. After 'Kanna Kanum Kalangal'(school story) I like this serial very much. Will you please telecast the makings of Jhansi Rani ? Pleaseeee

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      Narinder kaur 5 years ago

      I slute to this great Marytrs and I'm greatly inspired by this Queen.I'm proud of her.I want to become like her.Jai Hind

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      k.k.khare 5 years ago

      I proud of jhansi ki rani

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      Malathi 5 years ago

      Where they find the cruel face marshal? The dubbing voice for him is very much suitable. Will you please telecast the makings of Jahnsi Rani.

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      Malathi 5 years ago

      The stupid part of the serial is Gangadar order to arrest Samar without any clarification and Rani dragging the bullock cart with Karma and Samar to the village from the fort( where Rani was there for few years and nobody from the fort able to find her). The director should have think of any other believable idea. We must congratulate Nelson (seems to be a foreigner). Without knowing the language he acted superbly. At the sight of him we hate him. When one eye closed he showed super expression. Special mention should be made to Rose Nelson. Her acting and character is excellent. The director has carved each and every character. Special mention should be made to the selection of dubbing artist. I have never seen in any other dubbing serial the voices suits the artist. Here the voices suits all the characters especially for 14 year old Rani and then matured Rani. The Britisher who respect Rani is also wonderful.

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      vathana 5 years ago

      she is a wonderful lady

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      Malathi 5 years ago

      We never feel Gangador and Rani are acting as couple. They are very real. The director should have taken more scenes to show their intimacy.(they are like Dev and Radhika in chinna marumagal). We cannot forget Samar Sing, Khoskan and Karma. samar has a very powerful face. during the last battle we feel Karma is in the real battlefield. Dhamodar is sooooo cute. Where they find this pretty boy? The short appearance of Mote Prince is very powerful. Ladai Sarkar is very much real. I am very eager to see the making of Jansi Rani. (how long they shoot the serial, where and the artist in the sets, like that.)

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      Malathi 5 years ago

      Jhansi rani serial is very much near to my heart. The two Ranis are very talented and are very beautiful. They make us feel that we are looking the real Rani. Hats off to the costume deziner and art director. The costume and jewellery suits the artists very much. The settings are natural and grand. We feel that we are looking the real happening and not the serial. All the main characters are very natural. Rani, Gangador Rao, Bajirao, Praji, Dhathya guru, narasinga Rao and so on . The selection of artist is apt. The credit goes to the director. The love that Gangador had on Rani is very much pleasing. There are some unwanted charactors they should have avoided. I want to see the all characters in their costumes from chutti Praji to Bajirao. I have become mad of Jansi Rani serial.

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      Malathi 5 years ago

      Jhansi Rani serial is. Ery much near to my heart. The two Ranis are very much talented and aare very beautiful. They make us feel that we see the real Jhansi Rani. Hats off to the costume deziner and art director.the costume and jewellery suits the artists very much. The setting are natural and grand. We feel we are looking the real happenings and not the serial. All the main characters are very natural. The artist sellection is apt. The credit goes to the director. The love that Gangador had on Rani is well shown and is very pleasing. They are some unwanted character which they should have avoided. I want to see all the main characters in their costume from chutti

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      pooja taur 5 years ago

      i love rani lakshmi bai...

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      aman kumar 5 years ago

      I am proud of rani laxmi bai.she is a great soilder.

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      ponnuru himabindu 5 years ago

      she is a veeranari,hara hara mahadeva..........jhansi rani ki jai.

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      manya 5 years ago

      I'm proud to be an INDIAN and she is too my role model

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      aadesh bakliwal 5 years ago

      i am proud to be an indian

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      chitra 5 years ago

      I like jhansi Ki rani. i want to become like her .

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      priya 5 years ago

      am really inspired by lakshmibai....the great women of india.ulka gupta u r really awesme in her role..al da best for ur future also u r really lucky to play in her role..

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      MANISHA 5 years ago

      i watch jhansi ki rani

      i am proud to be an indian

      salute to jhansi lakshmi bai

      HARA HARA MAHADEV !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

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      sathya 5 years ago

      Manu,is such a woderful girl and she is the inspiration of every Women in India.I'm proud o be indian becoz of Manu only.She is example of brave,truth,love,honestand for everything.I love you maharani Lakshmi bai as well as pratchi

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      Manoj jamwal 5 years ago

      Mughe to aaj k serial ko dekh kr rona aa gaya aur maine socha ki sach hamari mharani saheb mar gye h aur hm en kutte angrejo ko dekthe reh gaye main tv serial of jhansi ka bhut bada fan hu aur shayed koi aisa ho he na main jhansi ki rani ko Apna sab kuch manta hu hum aaj aazad hai to sirf unki vajah se aur tv serial jhansi ki Rani aapne koi acha work kiya hoga pichale janam me jo aapko es role krne ka mauka mila kahin par bhe aisa na dikha ki yeh koi serial chala ho main to kehta hu ki esse countiue chalate raheye konki ek desh ki gariama aur bhavana esi se milegi... HAR HAR MAHADEV....HAR HAR MAHADEV, MAHARANI LAKSHMI BAI KI JAI..

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      ranjith 5 years ago

      daily i was show that serial.it was new encourage with every indian and me also,thank for kritika and ulka gupta.i love you very much kritika,your acting was fantastic and all working groups. thank you

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      faria 5 years ago

      manikarnika i love u so much.........

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      Shivani Rai 5 years ago

      I am really impressed with Jhansi ki rani. I am inspired of Rani Laxmi Bai and I love the acting of Ulka Gupta and Kratika Sengar. I really appriciate both of them.

      Har Har Mahadev!

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      thillaimathi02@gmail.com 5 years ago

      I really like lakshmi bai,she is my role model,real heroine of in my life. She was vry bold,etc.real life heroine only one RANI LAKSHMI BAI.jai hindh

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      thillaimathi02@gmail.com 5 years ago

      I really like lakshmi bai,she is my role model,real heroine of in my life. She was vry bold,etc.real life heroine only one RANI LAKSHMI BAI.jai hindh

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      sravan 5 years ago

      she is only one women in india for great freedom fighter i watch lakshmi bai serial

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      Jeni 5 years ago

      Iam from tamilnadu . I used to see jhansi rani serial daily at zee tv. No other channels establish the real firey history of our great leaders . Hands off to zee tv. The charecters rahunath,thaya tope, sunthari, karma done a great job . We are the fans wants the entire team ones again

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      Durga neeharika 5 years ago

      What a great godess LAKSHMI BAI is

      and im taking the inspiration as Ulka guptha as Lakshmi bai.

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      shruthi 5 years ago

      i like this tv serial jhansi ki rani and i would like to see more historic movies like this

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      Sindiya 5 years ago

      Hay the character tatya tope was really sexy and great . I love you

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      Ashin 5 years ago

      I LOVE RANILAXMIBAI FROM BOTTOM OF MY HEART AND SALUTE HER

      FOR HER LEADERSHIP AND BRAVERY AND PATRIOTISM,I THINK HER BIRTHDAY SHOULD DESERVE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY.I WANT TO KNOW IS THE PICTURE ABOVE OF THE RANILAXMIBAI ORIGINAL?WHAT IS THE PROOF?KRATIKA SENGAR HAS TRULY DONE A GREAT JOB IN JKR,HER ACTING MADE ME FEEL AS IF I'M WATCHING THE REAL RANILAXMIBAI,WILL THE SERIAL START AGAIN?