This year, University of Mumbai is very fortunate to honor Ms. Rani Mukerji. In a period where India is re-discovering the status of women, Rani Mukerji’s contribution to the cine industry through her powerful woman-centric roles in movies such as Veer-Zara, Black, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, No One Killed Jessica, Aiyaa and many more, shines like a beacon. She is the ‘Mardaani’ of India. Our fight against women trafficking continues and Rani Mukerji through her Mardaani has demonstrated and led the way to empowering women. She is a role model for generations to follow. Her ability to connect with the masses, her ceaseless pursuit for perfection, for her style and charisma, an ambassador of India’s beauty, art and talent she takes the glamour industry and Indian Cinema to greater heights. Mumbai University is very proud to felicitate Ms. Rani Mukerji for her remarkable endeavors to the society and Indian Cinema.