Name – Kangana Ranaut
Birthday – 23rd March, 1987
Zodiac – Pisces
Marital Status – Single
Awards – Kangana won the Filmfare Best Debutant Award for Gangster (2006). She also won the Filmfare as well as the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as a troubled model in Fashion (2008).
Trivia – Kangana Ranaut’s father is a businessman and her mother is a schoolteacher. They aspired for Kangana to become a doctor. Kangana herself also wanted to be a doctor before she started her career in showbiz. She came in 3rd in BollySpice.com Magazine’s list of “Top 10 Actresses of 2006”. (January 2007).
Biography – Kangana Ranaut was born on 20th March 1987 in a small town called Bhambla in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, where her family still lives. Her father, Amardeep Ranaut is a businessman while mother Asha Ranaut is a school teacher. She has an elder sister, Rangoli and a younger brother, Akshit. She completed her schooling from DAV model school. She left her college education half way to join Elite Modelling Agency in Delhi in 2003 with the prospect of becoming a model.
Kangana started her career as a theatre actor in Delhi with the Asmita Theatre Group. She trained under eminent theatre director Arvind Gaur. She then went on to join Asha Chandra’s three-month course in 2004 to brush herself to face camera after which she moved to Mumbai to try her luck in movies. In September 2005, Film maker Anurag Basu spotted her drinking coffee in a café, he approached her, and eventually signed her up for a lead role in Gangster which was released during the year 2006. Gangster became both critically and commercially successful and Kangana’s performance was especially applauded. This was followed by another acclaimed performance in Who Lamhe (2006).
Kangana, then went on to star in yet another Anurag Basu project, Life In A…Metro, which went on to become a hit and her performance in the film earned her rave reviews. In 2007, she appeared as an aspiring singer in Shakalaka Boom Boom. However, her most noteworthy role happened with Fashion (2008) in which she starred alongside Priyanka Chopra and Mugdha Godse. The film portrayed the dark side of the fashion world and received grand critical success. Her role in the film as a supermodel who loses everything on drug abuse gained her widespread praise, fetching her various awards, including the prestigious Filmfare as well as the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. Raaz – The Mystery Continues (2009) with Emraan Hashmi was her last successful film. . The movie has been a commercial success and was declared as first reasonable hit of 2009. She has also starred in South Indian films such as Dhaam Dhoom in Tamil and Ek Niranjan in Telugu.
Her soon-to-be released movies include Tanu Weds Manu (releasing 25th February, 2011), Game (releasing 1st April, 2011), Double Dhamaal and Rascals amongst others.