Kangana Ranaut is a known actress and a director from India and she works in Hindi films. She got plenty of awards for her acting including Filmfare Awards, National Film awards and so on.
She debuted with a thriller titled „Gangster“ from 2006 for which he got a Filmfare Award in the category of „Best Female Debut“.
Some of her more popular movies new Fashion from 2008, Woh Lamhe from 2006 and Life in a… Metro from 2007.
For these three films, she won the National Film Award.
She became even more known to the public with movies like Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai from 2010 and Raaz: The Mystery Continues from 2009.
In 2013 she had a role in one of the highest-grossing Indian movies ever. It is called Krrish 3 and she played Hrithik Roshan.
Kangana is also known as one of the most fashionable Indian celebrities and she has her own clothing brand called Vero Moda.
She said that she always liked to wear nice clothes and that one of her favorite things ever has been the clothes that her grandma bought her when she was little.
Kangana was born on March 23th in 1987 in Bhambia, a small town located in the Mandi district.
She was raised by a Rajput family. Her mother is Asha Ranaut and she is a school teacher, and her father is Amardeep Ranaut and he is a businessman.
She grew up alongside her older sister, Rangoli Chandel, who is an activist and currently works for her sister as her manager, and her brother, Akshat. She had a very good childhood because her family members are very close to each other.
While she was a child Kangana was a rebel and she often defied the stereotypes often dressing in weird fashion combinations.
She found it funny that other children didn’t like her clothes since she never thought that this would be such a big thing for a kid.
Kangana went to the DAV School located in Chandigarh and there she was most interested in sciences and she was really committed to her education.
When she was a child she wanted to be a doctor because of her parent’s wishes but after she failed a chemistry test n 12th grade it made her think about other careers and although she was working for the All India Pre Medical Test she didn’t show up on it.
When she was only 16 she moved to Delhi to find her own peace. She would often have arguments with her parents because she didn’t want to study medicine.
In Delhi, modeling agencies were suggesting she to model and she signed to the Elite Modelling Agency and did a few assignments for them but she didn’t like it at all.
After that, he focused on acting and joined a group called the Asmita Theatre Group. There, she was trained by Arvind Gaur.
There, she had a role in several plays. The most notable one was called „Taledanda“. For this play, she got a really positive reaction from the audience and it inspired her to move to Mumbai and make a career in film.
There she went to a four-month acting course in a drama school.
This was a rough period of her life because she didn’t have much money and didn’t want to take her father’s money. She wasn’t in a good relationship with her family until her movie Life in a… Metro in 2007.
In 2005 Kangana auditioned for a role in a romantic thriller Gangster. At first, she wasn’t picked for the role but later she replaced Chitranganda Singh who originally got it.
She had the role of Siman, an alcoholic in a love triangle with a gangster and a friend. She was only 17 years old at that time and because of that didn’t understand the character that good.
In 2006 this movie was a huge success and for it, Kangana won the Filmfare Award in the category Best Female Debut.
After that, she was in a drama titled Woh Lamke. This movie was based on n actress Parveen Babi who is a schizophrenic and the relationship she had with Mahesh Bhatt.
Kangana stated that this role was mentally exhausting for her. The film didn’t perform well in the box office but it got a lot of positive reviews.
After that, she had the role of a musician in a musical thriller made by Suneel Darshan named Shakalaka Boom Boom. In it, she worked with Celina Jaitly, Bobby Deol and Upen Patel.
This movie was an overall flop. After that, she again worked with Anurag Basu in a drama called Life in a… Metro here she had the role of Neha, a girl that’s having an affair with her married boss that was played by Kay Kay Menon This movie did well in the box office.
For this role, Kangana got the Stardust Award in the category Breakthrough Performance – Female.
In 2008 she was in a romantic comedy called Dhaam Dhoom where she played the role of a village girl.
In the same years, she was in a drama called Fashion with Priyanka Chopra and Mugdha Godse. This movie was a huge success in the box office. She got several awards like a Filmfare Award and National Film Award.
In 2009 she was in a movie titled Raaz: The Mystery Continues that was directed by Mohit Suri and in it, she plays a model that was possessed by a ghost.
In this movie, she starred alongside actors like Adhyayan Suman and Emraan Hashmi.
In 2010 she was in a romantic thriller titled Kites and she played the role of a fiance of a character played by Hrithik Roshan.
After that, she portrayed Rehana in a movie Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. This movie was one of the most successful movies that year and got a lot of positive reviews.
After this, she was in a thriller Knock Out and a comedy No Problem but none of the movies were notable.
In 2011 she got a role in aromatic comedy made by Anand L. Rai called Tau Weds Manu. She got several nominations for this role.
That year she had a lot of small roles in movie Double Dhamaal, Miley Naa Miley Hum, Game, and Rascals.
In 2013 she was in a crime thriller titled Shootout at Wadala.
In 2013 she portrayed a mutant called Kaya in a Sci-Fi movie Krrish 3. She was in it with actors like Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and Vivek Oberoi.
This movie made $43 million in the box office and is one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies of all time.
The same year she had a lead in a musical drama Rajjo.
In 2014 she was in a comedy Queen with Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao. For this movie, she got positive reviews.
This movie was also a hit in the box office. She won the National Film Award and a Filmfare Award for it.
After that, she was a politician in Revolver Rani and a medical intern in Ungli. She said that she had exchanged a lot of different experiences in life, but she loved to work in all of those areas and find herself.
That year she also directed a short movie called The Touch which was the first thing she directed on her own.
In 2015 she was in Tanu Weds Manu: Returns where she reprised her role and also played a new one. She got positive reviews for this movie.
This movie was the highest-grossing Indian movie with a female protagonist in it. She got a Filmfare Critics Award and a National Film Award for it. She said that she felt very proud of everything she did.
In 2015 she was in two comedies, the first one being I Love NY and the second one, Katti Batti. None of them were successful.
In 2017 Kangana made a comeback with the role of Julia, a stunt-woman from the ’40s in Rangoon.
The same year she was in a crime comedy Simran where she played an immigrant that comes to America.
In 2019 Kangana was in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. She wasn’t agreeing with a lot of people and because of that a lot of them quit and she had to reshoot some parts of the movie. It did well in the box office.
She was also in a black comedy called Judgemental Hai Kya that year where she had the role of a mentally ill woman.
In her early career, Kangana struggled a lot with her English.
She was good friends with an actor Aditya Pancholi and his wife Zarina Wahab and she thought of them as her second family. She got into a scandal because it was rumored that she was more than friends with Aditya.
In 2007 Kangana made a police complaint because Pancholi was assaulting her while under the influence of alcohol. He then confirmed their affair and said she owed him $36, 000.
In 2008, while she was filming Raaz; The Mystery Continues, Ranaut started dating Adhyayan Suman. They separated quickly because Adhyayan wanted to focus on his career.
After that, she was with Nicholas Lafferty for two years. They ended the relationship in 2012 because she wasn’t ready to marry.
In 2016 she was accused of harassment and stalking by Hrithik Roshan, an actor. The case was closed because there was no evidence.
Kangana currently lives with her sister Rangoli, who was a victim of an acid attack in 2006. Every year they visit their hometown Bhambla.
Kangana believes that meditation is the highest form of worshipping and she is a devoted Hindu. She is also a vegetarian.
In 2009 she started learning Kathak, an Indian classical dance.
In 2014 she went to the New York Film Academy to finish a screenplay writing course.
Kangana often speaks about issues she is passionate about. She was interviewed by Anupama Chopra and this interview went viral. She talked about nepotism and sexism in Bollywood.
In 2017 Ranaut accused a filmmaker Karan Johar of nepotism on a show.
In India, Kangana is also a fashion icon and a sex symbol.
Full name: Kangana Ranaut
Date of birth: March 23th, 1987
Birthplace: Bamba, India
Profession: actress, director
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 54 kg
Net Worth: $4 million