Name: Kangana Ranaut
Birthday: 23rd March 1987
Known For: Before getting into movies, Kangana Ranaut ventured into modelling and medicine. She left behind both fields and pursued her career in acting.
Debut Film: Gangster
Marital Status: Unmarried
Relationships: Aditya Pancholi, Adhyayan Suman, Ajay Devgn (Rumoured), Nicholas Lafferty, Hrithik Roshan
Awards: Padma Shri, Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, Filmfare for Best Supporting Actor, Filmfare for Best Actress, Filmfare for Best Actress (Critics), 4 National Film Awards for Best Actress, IIFA Award for Best Female Debut, 2 IIFA Awards for Best Actress
Kangana Ranaut Biography
Kangana Ranaut may have made the headline because of a lot of controversies but she also made a successful career in the film industry. The actress was born in 1987 in Himachal Pradesh. Her mother, Asha Ranaut is a school teacher and her father Amardeep Ranaut is a businessman. Her sister, Rangoli Chandel is her manager and she has a younger brother, Akshat.
In 2004, it was announced that Kangana Ranaut will make her debut in Ramesh Sharma and Pahlaj Nilani’s I Love You Boss. However, an agent took her to meet Anurag Basu who auditioned her for the female lead role of Gangster. She opted out of the former film and performed in Basu’s movie. She was only seventeen while filming.
Gangster emerged as a critical and commercial success and her acting was praised. She even won several awards including Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Kangana’s next film was Mohit Suri’s Who Lamhe in 2006. The film received positive reviews from the critics but underperformed at the box office.
Later she played a role in Suneel Darshan’s Shakalaka Boom Boom, alongside Bobby Deol. The production was marred by the dispute between Kangana and Darshan who wanted to dub her voice. The film became a flop. After that, she reunited with Anurag Basu for the film Life in a…Metro. Despite a poor initial run at the box office, the film emerged as a profitable venture. Kangana Ranaut received awards and praises for her role in the film.
Kangana next played a role in Dhaam Dhoom in 2008. The film’s production was temporarily halted when the director of the film Jeeva, died of cardiac arrest. Her next film, Fashion was the landmark in her career. She played the role alongside Priyanka Chopra and Mugdha Godse. Fashion emerged as a commercial success and gathered critical acclaim. Ranaut won several awards for her performance.
In 2009, Kangana appeared in Raaz: The Mystery Continues. The film co-starred Emraan Hashmi and Adhyayan Suman. The film appeared as a financial success. Later she played a role in Vaada Raha and Ek Niranjan, neither of the films were notable. After that, she had a brief role in Basu’s Kites in 2010. The film co-starred Hrithik Roshan. Ranaut later shared that she felt “cheater” after watching that her role was much smaller than what she had signed on for.
She next starred in Milan Luthria’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, alongside Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Prachi Desai. The film was one of the most successful releases of that year and gained positive reviews from critics and audiences. After that, she played a role in Knock Out and Anees Bazmee’s No Problem, which were flops.
In 2011, she played a role in Tanu Weds Manu, alongside R. Madhavan. The film and her acting received a good critical reaction. The film also led her to a few awards. In 2011, she also played a role in Game, Double Dhamaal, Rascals and Miley Naa Miley Hum. Except, Double Dhamaal, none of the films performed well. Her next film, Tezz, with Ajay Devgn, was a box office flop too.
In 2013, she played a role in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout at Wadala, John Abraham. It received positive reviews from the critics but commercially, it did moderate. Later that year, she played a role in Krrish 3, which was also successful. It also became her most profitable venture and one of the highest-grossing films of that year.
In 2014, she played a role in Queen, which was another one of her most successful films. She won several awards for it and the film did well at the box office too. Her next role was in Ungli, which was also successful. In 2015, she appeared in Tanu Weds Manu: Returns. The film became successful and gained huge popularity. Kangana even won several awards including Filmfare for her role.
Ranaut also played a role in I Love NY and Katti Batti which flopped at the box office. In 2017, she appeared in Rangoon, opposite Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor. The film received mixed reviews but Kangana’s performance was praised. In the same year, Kangana Ranaut starred in Simran. The film received mixed reviews from the critics and audience, and it failed commercially.
In 2019, Kangana starred in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, alongside Sonu Sood. Her performance was praised but the film did moderately well at the box office. In 2019, she reunited with Rajkumar Rao in Judgemental Hai Kya. The film underperformed at the box office but her acting was praised. In 2020, the actress played a role in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga. The film did not perform well commercially.
Controversy: Kangana Ranaut amd Hrithik Roshan’s relationship caught hold the attention of media after the actress called Roshan as a ‘silly ex’. This led to a feud involving a legal battle, leaked emails and name-calling.
Latest News: Kangana Ranaut took to her Instagram Stories to complain how the social media platform won’t allow her to add the link of her film Thalaivii in her bio. She further slammed the photo-sharing platform for ‘unprofessionalism’ and even asked the company to change their ‘East India Company attitude’.
Latest Movies: Panga
Latest Series: None
Upcoming Movies: Dhaakad