Kangana Ranaut is an Indian actress and filmmaker who works in Hindi films. Born in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, she initially aspired to become a doctor at the insistence of her parents. She relocated to Delhi at age 16, where she briefly became a model. After training under the theatre director Arvind Gaur, she made her feature film debut in the 2006 thriller Gangster.
About Kangana Ranaut in brief
Kangana Ranaut is an Indian actress and filmmaker who works in Hindi films. She is the recipient of several awards, including three National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2020, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian award. Born in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, she initially aspired to become a doctor at the insistence of her parents. She relocated to Delhi at age 16, where she briefly became a model. After training under the theatre director Arvind Gaur, she made her feature film debut in the 2006 thriller Gangster, for which she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She received praise for portraying emotionally intense characters in the dramas Woh Lamhe, Life in a.. Metro and Fashion. For the last of these, she won the National Film award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2013, she played a mutant in the science fiction film Krrish 3, one of the highest-grossing Indian films. Known to be outspoken in the press, the opinions she has voiced, along with frequent reports of her personal and professional relationships, have frequently sparked controversy. She grew up in a joint family at their ancestral haveli in BHAMBLa, and described her childhood as \”simple and happy\”. She has an elder sister, Rangoli Chandel, who as of 2014 works as her manager and a younger brother, Akshat. Her great-grandfather, Sarju Singh RanaUT, was a Member of the Legislative Assembly and her grandfather was an officer for the Indian Administrative Service.
Her father refused to sponsor her as he considered it to be aimless. Her mother is a school teacher, and her father, Amardeep Ranauts, is a businessman. She has two older sisters and one younger brother. She was educated at the DAV School in Chandigarh where she pursued science as her core subject. She did not subscribe to the stereotypes that were expected of her and experimented with fashion from a young age, often pairing up accessories and clothes that would seem ‘bizarre’ to her neighbours. She decided to shift towards acting and joined the Asmita Theatre Group where she trained under the Theatre director Ar vind Gaur. Her decision not to pursue medicine led to constant feuding with her parents and her parents considered her aimless and aimless, which she considered to be unforgivable. She took on a few modelling assignments but generally disliked the career, as she found no scope for creativity in the modelling industry. She then starred in a series of commercial failures, with the exception of her co-directorial venture, the biopic Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, in which she portrayed the titular warrior. She went on to win two consecutive National Film awards for playing a naive woman in the comedy-drama Queen and a dual role in the sequel Tanu Weds Manu: Returns.