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Kangana Ranaut Biography

A stellar Indian actress, director and writer, Kangana Ranaut works principally for Bollywood. She is considered as one of the lucrative actresses in the Hindi cinema and has garnered numerous accolades for her hard work. She has been pitched into a One Take Actor in the Bollywood industry.

Kangana comes from a small town named Bhambla near Manali in Himachal Pradesh and is the daughter of Amardeep Ranaut who is a businessman and contractor and Asha Ranaut who is a school teacher. Her red-letter day falls on 23rd March 1987. She went to DAV Model School, Chandigarh for her schooling where she opted Science as her major subject. During her school days, she contested in several debates, declamations and beauty contests. She was predetermined to be a doctor on the emphasis of her parents but reassessed herself after facing a setback in Chemistry unit test when she was in grade 12. She was a bright student and obtained 90 per cent marks in her intermediate. Even though she was appearing for the All India Pre Medical Test, she did not write for the exam. Post schooling, she went to Science College in Shimla. Her mother wanted her to get married at the age of 16 but she denied instantaneously. When she disclosed her intentions to enter into the glamorous world, she was extruded from her house and her father refused to give her financial aid in her quest. As she wanted her own space and freedom, she moved to Delhi to look for work in the desired field.

In the beginning, she learnt music and later in 2003, she undertook few modelling assignments for Elite Modelling Agency in Delhi. Later, she was employed as a theatre actor with the Asmita Theatre Group and did several plays under the guidance of theatre director Arvind Gaur. She performed workshops for him at India Habitat Centre. She enlisted herself with Asha Chandra’s Acting School in Mumbai and polished herself in acting skills. She is also a skilled Kathak dancer.

Kangana belongs to a male dominant Rajput family in which her grandfather was an IAS officer and her great-grandfather Sarju Singh Ranaut was a Member of the Legislative Assembly. She was leading a very simple and contented life at their ancestral mansion in Bhambla. She has one elder sister named Rangoli Ranaut and a younger brother named Akshit Ranaut.

Kangana Ranaut Top Hits

The scintillating and heartthrob actress, Kangana Ranaut made her first onscreen appearance with Anurag Basu directorial ‘Gangster’ which was the blockbuster at the box office. In September 2005, she was noticed by director Anurag Basu at a coffee shop in Mumbai. At that time, she was doing catalogue shoot in Mumbai and also auditioned for Mohit Suri, Anurag Basu and Mahesh Bhatt for the film ‘Gangster’. Although Mahesh Bhatt was not very much convinced offering this role of an alcoholic woman to a 17-year-old girl Kangana and portrayed Chitraganda Singh for the same. Subsequently, Kangana got an opportunity to portray this character because of Chitraganda’s date issues.

Post Gangster’s progress, she signed numerous films including Mohit Suri’s Who Lamhe, Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion, Suneel Darshan’s Shakalala Boom Boom, Anurag Basu’s Life in a …Metro and Tamil movie Dhaam Dhoom. Although Anand Rai’s Tanu Weds Manu in 2011 was a turning point for Kangana, her role of a shape-shifting mutant in Rakesh Roshan’s sci-fi flick Krrish 3 in 2013 caused a sensation at the box office and became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.

Her chartbusters list of songs has tugged several people’s hearts which include London Thumakda and Hungama Ho Gaya from Queen, Yeh Ishq Hai from Rangoon, Bano Tera Swagger from Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Sadi Gali from Tanu Weds Manu, O Soniyo from Raaz – The Mystery Continues, Tu Hi Meri Shab from Gangster, Tum Jo Aaye from Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Mar Jaawan from Fashion and Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai from Woh Lamhe.

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Kangana Ranaut Achievements & Awards

Kangana has achieved a lot in 14 years in which she also fought for her bread and butter. Her family did not accept her for a very long time.

Kangana has earned many awards and accolades.

In the year 2013, PETA indexed her as the ‘India’s Hottest Vegetarian’. 

In January 2007, she emerged on the third number in Bollyspice.com Magazine’s list of ‘Top 10 Actresses of 2006’. 

In 2020, the Government of India has honoured Kangana Ranaut with the prestigious Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award for her contribution to arts.

She is one among the three Indian actresses who were conferred with the National Award for Best Actress consecutively. Shabana Azmi and Archana are the other two actresses. 

Kangana is the only Bollywood actress who has ever been paid the abundant 110 million rupees for a movie. The film was ‘Rangoon’ (2017). 

On 15th January 2020, she added a jewel to her crown when her sister announced her production company named Manikarnika Films at Palli Hills in Mumbai.

Kangana has bagged three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards, three International Indian Film Academy Awards and one award each from the Screen, Zee Cine and Producers Guild award ceremonies for her outstanding performances in her Bollywood career.

She is recognised as one of the budding actresses who triumphed the National Film Awards at a young age of 22 as a Best Supporting Actress for the movie Fashion (2008). Her National Awards also include Best Actress for the film Queen (2014) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015). She was bestowed with Filmfare Awards as Best Female Debut for Gangster (2006), Best Supporting Actress for Fashion, Best Actress for Queen and Best Actress – Critics for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

Kangana Ranaut Personal Life

As far as Kangana’s personal life is concerned, she is still single. She had been romantically engaged with the married man Aditya Pancholi since her tough time. Although he was 20 years older to her, she carried on her relationship with him. They dismantled their relationship due to physical aggression faced by Kangana.

Later in 2009, the paramours Kangana and Adhyayan Suman met on the sets of ‘Raaz’ and were drawn towards each other. But their affair didn’t last long. Afterwards, there was a fabrication about her wooing Ajay Devgan during the shooting of ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai’. Next, a UK based British doctor and scientist named Nicholas Lafferty came in her life and they shared a concise relationship. Lastly, she was going around with the Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. This relationship became the talk of the town but soon they broke up. 

Kangana enjoys Italian cuisine a lot and loves eating Berry Burst and Dal-Chawal. Her most-cherished beverages are red wine and coffee. Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan top the list of her best-loved actors whereas Sridevi, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn are among her favourite actresses. Movies Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Piku and Bombay Velvet are among her front-runners. She was an enthusiastic Basketball player in her schooldays and her shoo-in book is Mahatma Gandhi Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi. Her most liked destinations include Paris, Milan, London and New York.

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Since childhood, she was headstrong and turbulent because of the biased restriction and discrimination. She used to play with her looks and was often seen in freakish attire by her neighbours. Hence she turned out to be the most fashionable luminary in the country and began her fashion line with the brand Vero Moda. Her favourite fashion icon is Sonam Kapoor. 

Kangana Ranaut Controversy

The model turned actress Kangana tiptoed into the controversies due to her truthful and articulating public opinions. 

  • In 2017, she and Hrithik Roshan entered into a legal battle when she named him as silly ex and he blamed her for cyberstalking and harassment.
  • In 2007, Kangana accused her ex-boyfriend Aditya Pancholi for physical abuse under the influence of alcohol. 
  • During the ‘Me Too Movement’, she purported that Vikas Behl molested her during the shooting of the movie ‘Queen’. 
  • She became grist for the gossip mill during the 2012 Blender Pride Fashion Week in Mumbai after experiencing a wardrobe malfunction. She was walking the ramp for designer Gavin Miguel. 
  • Even though she is never scared of making bold statements, she made a blooper during a chat show saying that ‘Just good friends could be friendship plus f**k buddies’. According to her, Just friends in Bollywood means f**k buddies who are little promoted’. 

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