- Rani Lakshmi Bai was the queen of Jhansi and one of the heroes of the 1857 revolution.
- She was born as Manikarnika Tambe aka Manu.
- She was educated at home and knew horse riding, sword fighting etc.
- She was married to King Gangadhar Rao Newalkar of Jhansi. British annexed her state after the death of the king under the Doctrine of Lapse policy.
- She refused to give her state and decide to fight with the British.