Madhuri Dixit Nene is an Indian actress and television personality. Regarded as one of the most popular and influential celebrities of Indian cinema, she ranked among the highest-paid actresses in the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, she is the recipient including six Filmfare Awards. In 2008, the Government of India awarded her with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country. Dixit made her acting debut in 1984 with a leading role in the drama Abodh, had her breakthrough with the action romance Tezaab, she established herself with starring roles in several top-grossing productions, including the crime dramas Ram Lakhan and Parinda, the action thrillers Ilaaka, Tridev and Khalnayak, the action comedy Kishen Kanhaiya, the romantic dramas Prem Pratigyaa and Raja. Her portrayal of a supercilious girl in the romantic drama Dil, an incorrigible woman in the social drama Beta, a playful conservative in the romantic comedy Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and a dancer in the musical romance Dil To Pagal Hai won her four Best Actress awards at Filmfare.
She received the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's character Chandramukhi in the romantic drama Devdas, received praise for her performances in the dramas Mrityudand and Lajja. Following a sabbatical from acting in 2002, Dixit starred in the musical Aaja Nachle, worked intermittently in the next decade, garnering appreciation for her starring roles in the black comedy Dedh Ishqiya and the Marathi comedy drama Bucket List, her highest-grossing release came with the adventure comedy Total Dhamaal. In addition to acting in films, Dixit has been engaged in philanthropic activities, she has worked with UNICEF since 2014 to prevent child labour. She was appointed the brand ambassador for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, by the Government of India, she participates in concert tours and stage shows, features as a talent judge for dance reality shows, is the co-founder of the production company RnM Moving Pictures. Dixit has been married to Shriram Nene with whom she has two children.
Madhuri Dixit was born on 15 May 1967 into a Marathi Kokanastha Brahmin family in Bombay to Shankar and Snehlata Dixit. She has an elder brother, she kindled an interest in dance at an early age of three, went on to train in Kathak for eight years. I received a scholarship as a Kathak dancer. I remember that it was due to a dance performance that the first time my name had appeared in the paper. I had performed at the Guru Purnima festival, and there was a journalist, there and he had written this article saying that'this little girl stole the show' – something like that. I was over the moon. So dance gave me a sense of achievement. Of worth." Dixit received her education at Divine Child High School in Andheri. Apart from her studies, she participated in extra-curricular activities, such as dramatics. Aspiring to become a microbiologist, Dixit enrolled at the Sathaye college in Vile Parle where she studied microbiology as one of her subjects in BSc. However, six months after she had commenced her course, Dixit decided to discontinue studies and pursue a full-time career in films.
Dixit made her cinema debut in 1984 with Rajshri Productions' drama Abodh, opposite Bengali actor, Tapas Paul. Upon release, the film failed commercially but Dixit's performance earned her positive reviews from critics. Aakash Barvalia of Gomolo wrote, "Madhuri excels in her role as a young bride who acquits herself well as the naive village girl and does not realise what marriage entails." Her only release of 1985 - Awara Baap — flopped at the box office. During this time, a monochrome photograph of hers, shot by Gautam Rajadhyaksha was featured on the cover of the popular magazine Debonair and she appeared as the cover girl of Filmfare in April 1986. Dixit's next four releases were the dramas Swati, Manav Hatya and Uttar Dakshin. None of these films performed well either commercially. Hifazat marked Dixit's first of several collaborations with Anil Kapoor. In 1988, Dixit had four film releases. In 1988, Dixit attained recognition when she played Mohini, an impoverished and miserable woman, forced to dance to make money for her father in N. Chandra's action romance Tezaab opposite Anil Kapoor.
The movie was the highest-grossing film of the year and she received her first Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination. It proved to be Dixit's first commercial success. Akshay Shah of Planet Bollywood wrote, "Madhuri Dixit gives a fine tuned performance. Though she is more remembered for her crowd pleasing dance act Ek Do Teen, her acting needs to be noted, specially in the scenes where she is pitted against Anupam Kher."Her first release of 1989, did well at the box office. She next re-united with Anil Kapoor for Subhash Ghai's Ram Lakhan, she played Radha Shastri, a girl who falls in love with her childhood friend, but finds it hard to convince her father. Finishing up as the second highest-grossing film of the year, Ram Lakhan emerged as a "super-hit" at the box office. Dixit's next release was the romantic drama Prem Pratigyaa, i
Kathryn Mann is a mathematician who has won the Rudin Award, Birman Prize, Duszenko Award, Sloan Fellowship for her research in geometric topology and geometric group theory. She is an assistant professor of mathematics at Cornell University. Mann graduated from the University of Toronto in 2008, with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and philosophy, she completed her Ph. D. in mathematics at the University of Chicago in 2014. Her dissertation, Components of Representation Spaces, was supervised by Benson Farb. Mann was a Morrey Visiting Assistant Professor and National Science Foundation funded postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley from 2014 to 2016, postdoctoral researcher at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in 2015, a visiting professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University in 2016, Manning Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Brown University from 2017 to 2019, she moved to Cornell University as an assistant professor in 2019. Mann's research involves the symmetries of manifolds.
She has made significant progress on a problem posed by Étienne Ghys: when the symmetries of one manifold act nontrivially on a second manifold, must the first manifold have smaller or equal dimension to the second one? She has studied the rigidity of groups of symmetries of surfaces. In 2016, Mann won the Mary Ellen Rudin Award for "her deep and extensive work on homeomorphism groups of manifolds"; the Association for Women in Mathematics gave Mann their 2019 Joan & Joseph Birman Research Prize in Topology and Geometry, for "major breakthroughs in the theory of dynamics of group actions on manifolds". In 2019, the Wrocław Mathematicians Foundation gave Mann the Kamil Duszenko Award. Mann has been funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and by a Sloan Research Fellowship. Home page Kathryn Mann publications indexed by Google Scholar
White Rock Centre is a major transit exchange on the border between Surrey and White Rock, British Columbia. Opened on April 4, 1975, it is the southern-most major transit hub in the Metro Vancouver area. Part of the TransLink system, it is home to routes serving White Rock and South Surrey, as well as some express routes to downtown Surrey and Richmond; the exchange is located around the intersection of 152nd 16th Avenue. Half of the exchange is located on the White Rock side, while the other half lies on the Surrey side—the city limits separating the two cities run through the exchange. Adjacent to White Rock Centre is the largest mall in the South Surrey / White Rock area, Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. Peace Arch Hospital, the primary hospital in the area, is located 0.75 kilometres east of the exchange, while White Rock's city hall is located the same distance, but to the south. White Rock Centre's location is considered to be White Rock's downtown, despite the fact that half the area lies on the Surrey side of the city border.
As of January 2019, the following routes serve White Rock Centre exchange: List of bus routes in Metro Vancouver White Rock Centre map