Kangana Ranaut

Kangana RanautKangana Ranaut Bio

Born  :   23 March 1986
Age      : 30 Years
Height : 5.6
Birthplace : Bhambla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Occupation : Actress
Years active :    2006–present
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Kangana Ranaut is a popular film actor from India. She was born on 23rd March 1986 at Bhambla a small town in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh into a Rajput family from businessman. Her great-grandfather Sarju Singh Ranaut and happens to be the Member of the Legislative Assembly and her grandfather was an officer for the Indian Administrative Service. She grew up in a joint family at their ancestral mansion in Bhambla and described her childhood as “simple and happy”. As per the actress, she has been stubborn and rebellious while growing up. She did her education at the DAV School in Chandigarh, where she pursued science as her core subject, remarking that she was “very studious” and “always paranoid about results.

Kangana Ranaut initially intended to become a doctor on the insistence of her parents. However, she failed in her unit test in chemistry during her twelfth grade led Ranaut to reconsider her career prospects and despite preparing for the All India Pre Medical Test, she did not turn up for the exam. She soon relocated to Delhi at the age of sixteen for her space and freedom, while her decision not to pursue medicine led to constant feuding with her parents and her father refused to sponsor a pursuit he considered to be aimless. In Delhi, Ranaut was unsure which career to choose; the Elite Modeling Agency were impressed by her looks and suggested that she model for them.

She took on a few modeling assignments, but generally disliked the career as she found “no scope for creativity”. Ranaut decided to shift focus towards acting and joined the Asmita Theatre Group, where she trained under the theatre director Arvind Gaur. She participated in Gaur’s theatre workshop at the India Habitat Centre, acting in several of his plays, including the Girish Karnad-scripted Taledanda. During a performance, when one of the male actors went missing, Ranaut played his part along with her original role of a woman. A positive reaction from the audience prompted her to relocate to Mumbai to pursue a career in film and she enrolled herself for a four-month acting course in Asha Chandra’s drama school.

Ranaut struggled with her meager earnings during this period, eating only “bread and aachar. She refused her father’s financial assistance led to a rift in their relationship which she later regretted. Her relatives were unhappy with her decision to enter the film-making industry,and they did not correspond with her for several years. She reconciled with them after the release of Life in a… Metro in 2007. In the year 2004, she got her debut with the film I Love You Boss. The following year, an agent took her to the office of the producer Mahesh Bhatt, where she interacted with the director Anurag Basu and auditioned for the lead role in the romantic thriller Gangster. She was cast in the central role of Simran, an alcoholic woman caught in a romantic triangle between a notorious gangster (played by Shiney Ahuja) and a sympathetic friend (played by Emraan Hashmi). Kangana’s nuances she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, along with various other debut awards.

The following year, Kangana Ranaut did Shakalaka Boom Boom, alongside Bobby Deol, Upen Patel and Celina Jaitly. She next reunited with Anurag Basu for the ensemble drama Life in a… Metro. For her role, Ranaut was awarded the Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Female. Her next venture is Dhaam Dhoom in 2008 which was a Tamil romantic thriller followed by another called Fashion, which was a big hit and it also gave her the National Film Award and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Some of her other movies include Tanu Weds Manu, Krissh 3, Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns to name a few. She bagged a number of awards for Queen with National Awards. Talking about her upcoming movies, she will be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj film Rangoon with Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor. Talking about her personal life, she is still single though she was linked with a couple of actors including the controversial link-up with Hrithik Roshan.

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