Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut (Hindi: कंगना राणावत) (born 20 March, 1987 in Bhambla, Himachal Pradesh, India) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood movies and currently Tamil films.


Early life

Kangana Ranaut is from a village called Bhambla in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. She completed most of her schooling in Shimla. She studied science and wanted to be a star all time. Kangana Ranaut's mother Asha Ranaut is a school teacher and her father Amardeep Ranaut is a businessman. She has one elder sister, Rangoli and a younger brother.

Theatre Career

She Started her career as theatre actor in Delhi with the Asmita theatre group. She trained under eminent theatre director Arvind Gaur. She participated in his theatre workshop at India Habitat Centre and acted in many plays. Her first play with Arvind Gaur was Girish Karnad's Tale-Danda (Rakt-Kalyan).In this classic play she was playing Lalitamba's character. On the show day one male actor fell ill. It was a crusial time for Arvind's team but Kangana came out and prepared Damodar Bhatt's role within one hour.Damodar Bhatt 's role is very challenging but that day Kangana 's performance in both Male & female characters was outstanding.


Kangana moved to Mumbai to try her luck in movies and received the offer for Mahesh Bhatt's 2006 film Gangster. During September 2005, Bollywood Film-maker Anurag Basu spotted her having coffee in a cafe in Bombay, and signed her up for this movie. .

The film was critically and commercially successful and her performance was especially applauded. This was followed by another acclaimed performance in Woh Lamhe (2006).

Later, Kangana starred in yet another Anurag Basu's hit film Life In A... Metro as a confused girl who is looking for a real love and in Shakalaka Boom Boom (2007) as an aspiring singer. Kangana's sensitive portrayal in the former as a confused girl who is looking for a real love , earned her rave reviews. Kangana made her Tamil debut with the film, Dhaam Dhoom, directed by the late director, Jeeva.



Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Gangster Simran Hindi Debut Hindi Film
Double-Winner, Filmfare Best Female Debut Award
FairOne Filmfare Face of the Year
Woh Lamhe Sana Azim Hindi
2007 Shakalaka Boom Boom Ruhi Hindi
Life in a... Metro Neha Hindi
2008 Dhaam Dhoom Shenba Tamil Debut Tamil Film
Fashion Shonali Hindi Filming
2009 Raaz 2 Sonia Hindi Filming
Roshan Hindi Filming
Kites Hindi Filming
Happy New Year Hindi Filming

See also

Filmfare Award



External links

{{Persondata Kangana Ranaut |ALTERNATIVE NAMES= |SHORT DESCRIPTION= |DATE OF BIRTH=March 20, 1987 |PLACE OF BIRTH=Mandi, HP, India |DATE OF DEATH= |PLACE OF DEATH=] at the Internet Movie Database

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