People

Rashidi Yekini

died May 4th, 2012

Rashidi Yekini was a Nigerian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is all-time top goalscorer for his nation.

Rashmika Mandanna

born April 5th, 1996

Rashmika Mandanna (born 5 April 1996) is an Indian actress who works predominantly in Telugu and Kannada films besides few Hindi and Tamil films. She is a recipient of four SIIMA Awards and a Filmfare Award South. She made her acting debut with the Kannada film Kirik Party (2016), and went on to work in the Telugu film Chalo (2018), the Tamil film Sulthan (2021), and the Hindi film Goodbye (2022).

Rashod Kent

born June 7th, 1980

Rashod D. Kent (born June 7, 1980) is a former American football tight end who played one season with the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college basketball at Rutgers University and attended Fairmont Senior High School in Fairmont, West Virginia. He was also a member of the Oakland Raiders.

Rasika Sunil

born August 3rd, 1992

Rasika Sunil Dhabadgaonkar (born 3 August 1992) is an Indian model, television and film actress who mainly works in Marathi industry. She made her film debut with Poshter Girl (2016) and Television debut with Mazhya Navryachi Bayko (2016).

Rasim Delić

February 4th, 1949 - April 16th, 2010

Rasim Delić was the chief of staff of the Bosnian Army. He was a career officer in the Yugoslav Army but left it during the breakup of Yugoslavia and was convicted of war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for failing to prevent and punish crimes committed by the El Mujahid unit under his command. He was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Rasmus Elm

born March 17th, 1988

Rasmus Christoffer Elm is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He is currently the assistant coach of Kalmar FF. During his career, he played for Kalmar FF in Sweden, for AZ in the Netherlands and the Russian side CSKA Moscow. Elm earned 39 caps for Sweden between 2009 and 2013 and competed at UEFA Euro 2012. He is the younger brother of Viktor and David Elm.

Rasmus Hardiker

born January 31st, 1985

Rasmus Hardiker (born 31 January 1985) is a British actor, best known for voicing Scott and Alan Tracy in the reboot animated television series Thunderbirds Are Go. He played Raymond in Steve Coogan's sitcom Saxondale and Ben in the Jack Dee comedy Lead Balloon. Hardiker was also in the BBC3 sketch series The Wrong Door. He joined the voice cast of Thomas & Friends, voicing several characters in the UK and USA versions. He is also known for voicing Alfur from Hilda.

Rasmus Quist Hansen

born April 5th, 1980

Rasmus Quist Hansen, also known as Rasmus Quist, is a Danish rower and double World Champion in the lightweight double sculls, with his partner Mads Rasmussen.

Rasual Butler

died January 31st, 2018

Rasual Butler was an American professional basketball player. In his 14-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career, he played for the Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs. Butler was born in Philadelphia, and raised in the Point Breeze area of South Philadelphia. After playing college basketball with the La Salle Explorers, he was drafted in the second round of the 2002 NBA draft by the Heat. On January 31, 2018, Butler was behind the wheel when he and his girlfriend, Leah LaBelle, died in a single vehicle car crash in Los Angeles.

Ratan Talukder

born January 28th, 1957

Ratan Tallukder (born 28 January 1957) is a Bangladeshi film actor, fighting director and karate instructor. He usually played supporting negative roles. He debuted as a film actor in the 1986 film Laraku directed by Shahidul Islam Khokon.

Ratan Tata

born December 28th, 1937

Ratan Naval Tata is an Indian industrialist, philanthropist and former chairman of Tata Sons. He was a chairman of the Tata Group from 1990 to 2012, and interim chairman from October 2016 through February 2017. He continues to head its charitable trusts. In 2008, he received the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour in India, after receiving the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian honour in 2000.

Rathi

born September 23rd, 1982

Rathi (born 23 September 1982) is an Indian actress, who appears mostly in Tamil cinema and Telugu cinema. She made her feature film debut in Suki S. Murthy's 2002 Tamil film Gummalam. Later, she went on to do critically acclaimed performances in Solla Marandha Kadhai (2002). She had also dubbed for actress Genelia for the 2003 Tamil film Boys.

Rati Agnihotri

born December 10th, 1960

Rati Agnihotri (born 10 December 1960) is an Indian actress, known for acting in Hindi, as well as in Telugu and Tamil language films. Her roles in the cult-tragedy film Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) and the drama film Tawaif (1985) earned her two nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

Ratko Mladić

born March 12th, 1943

Ratko Mladić is a Bosnian Serb former military officer and convicted war criminal who led the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) during the Yugoslav Wars. In 2017, he was found guilty of committing war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Ratna Pathak Shah

born March 18th, 1957

Ratna Pathak Shah (born 18 March 1957) is an Indian actress and director known for her work in Hindi theatre, television, and films. Her extensive work in theatre includes a series of plays in both English and Hindi. She rose to prominence when she appeared in the hit TV serial Idhar Udhar in the 1980s.

Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

died December 27th, 2016

Ratnasiri Wickremanayake was a Sri Lankan politician who was Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2010 and has served as Leader of the Opposition from 2001 to 2002. He was a Member of Parliament representing Horana electorate and later Kalutara District.

Rauf Denktaş

born January 27th, 1924

Rauf Raif Denktaş was a Turkish Cypriot politician, barrister and jurist who served as the founding president of Northern Cyprus. He occupied this position as the president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus between the declaration of the de facto state by Denktaş in 1983 and 2005, as the president of the Turkish Federated State of Cyprus between 1975 and 1983 and as the president of the Autonomous Turkish Cypriot Administration between 1974 and 1975. He was also elected in 1973 as the vice-president of the Republic of Cyprus.

Raúl Alcalá

born March 3rd, 1964

Raúl Alcalá Gallegos is a Mexican former professional road racing cyclist, who competed between 1985 and 1999 and again in 2008 and 2010. As an amateur, Alcalá competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, finishing in eleventh place and 17th with his team in the 100 km team time trial. In 1986, Alcalá became the first Mexican cyclist to compete in the Tour de France and to date has been the most successful Mexican cyclist. In the 1987 Tour de France, he won the young rider classification. In both 1989 and 1990, he won a stage in the Tour de France and finished in 8th place. A capable General Classification rider Alcalá finished in the top 10 during five different Grand Tours. In 2008, Alcalá returned to professional racing by competing in the Vuelta Chihuahua. In 2010, he won the national time trial championship at the age of 46. In early 2011, he stated his intention to race at the 2011 Pan American Games, but eventually did not compete.

Raúl Alfonsín

March 12th, 1927 - March 31st, 2009

Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín was an Argentine lawyer and statesman who served as President of Argentina from 10 December 1983 to 8 July 1989. He was the first democratically elected president after more than seven years of military dictatorship, and is considered the "father of modern democracy in Argentina". Ideologically, he identified as a radical and a social democrat, serving as the leader of the Radical Civic Union from 1983 to 1991, 1993 to 1995, 1999 to 2001, with his political approach being known as "Alfonsinism".

Raúl Héctor Castro

died April 10th, 2015

Raúl Héctor Castro was a Mexican American politician, diplomat and judge. In 1964, Castro was selected to be U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, a position he held until 1968 when he was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia. In 1974, Castro was elected to serve as the 14th governor of Arizona, and resigned two years into his term to become U.S. Ambassador to Argentina. Prior to his entry into public service, Castro was a lawyer and a judge for Pima County, Arizona. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Raúl Jiménez

born May 5th, 1991

Raúl Alonso Jiménez Rodríguez is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Fulham and the Mexico national team.

Raul Julia

born March 9th, 1940

Raúl Rafael Carlos Juliá y Arcelay was a Puerto Rican actor. He was known for his intense and varied roles on stage and screen. He started his career in the Public Theatre before transitioning to film. He received numerous accolades including a Drama Desk Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and nominations for four Tony Awards. In 2017, The Daily Telegraph named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.

Raül López (basketball)

born April 15th, 1980

Raül López Molist is a Spanish former professional basketball player. He played for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). López is a native of Vic, Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. At a height of 6 ft 0 in tall, he played at the point guard position. López was featured on the Spanish version of the NBA Live 2004 video game.

Raúl Macías

died March 23rd, 2009

Raúl Macías Guevara was a Mexican professional boxer, actor and boxing trainer. He took the NBA World Bantamweight Championship on March 9, 1955. Widely known as "Ratón" Macías, or "Mouse" Macías, he won a bronze medal at the 1951 Pan American Games.

Raul Mälk

born May 14th, 1952

Raul Mälk is an Estonian diplomat and a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia. He was also head of the Estonian delegation for border negotiations with Russia from 1992 to 2005. Up to 2007 he was Chairman of the Board of International Centre for Defence Studies in Estonia.

Raul Meireles

born March 17th, 1983

Raul José Trindade Meireles is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Raul Pompeia

born April 12th, 1863

Raul d'Ávila Pompeia was a Brazilian novelist, short story writer and chronicler. He is famous for the Impressionist romance O Ateneu.

Raúl Riganti

born February 2nd, 1893

Raoul Riganti was an Argentine racecar driver. He competed in the Indianapolis 500 three times, qualifying every year he was entered. Riganti was briefly an adviser of driver Juan Manuel Fangio.

Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde

died February 8th, 2015

Rauni-Leena Tellervo Luukanen-Kilde née Valve was a Finnish physician who wrote and lectured on parapsychology, ufology and mind control.

Rauno Alliku

born March 2nd, 1990

Rauno Alliku is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Meistriliiga club Flora.

Raveena Tandon

born October 26th, 1972

Raveena Tandon (born 26 October 1972) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. The daughter of director Ravi Tandon, she made her acting debut in the 1991 action film Patthar Ke Phool, which won her the Filmfare Award for New Face of the Year. Tandon established herself by playing the leading lady in the commercially successful action dramas Dilwale (1994), Mohra (1994), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), and Ziddi (1997). Tandon is also an environmentalist and has worked with PETA since 2002. Tandon has four children, two adopted and two with her husband.

Ravel Morrison

born February 2nd, 1993

Ravel Ryan Morrison is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Major League Soccer club D.C. United. Born in England, he represents the Jamaica national team.
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