Kangana Ranaut was born on 23 March 1987 in Bhambla, a small village in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Kangana belongs to a Rajput family and grew up in a joint family at her ancestral mansion in Bhambla. Her mother, Asha Ranaut, is a school teacher, and her father, Amardeep Ranaut, is a businessman. and her great-grandfather, Sarju Singh Ranaut, was a member of the Legislative Assembly and her grandfather was an officer of the Indian Administrative Service. Kangana is an Indian actress and film producer known for her work in female lead films, who predominantly works in Hindi films.
Early Life and Career
Kangana Ranaut tells about her childhood and that she was “stubborn and rebellious” since childhood. She used to question discrimination since childhood. She did his schooling at Chandigarh DAV School where he took science as his main subject. Ranaut says that even in school time, she used to Mimicry hero heroine a lot in the hostel. She came to Delhi at the age of sixteen and the reason for her coming to Delhi was because of constant disputes with her father. Her father’s refusal to support her financially caused a rift in their relationship, which she later regretted. At the age of sixteen, Ranaut started modeling for a short time. But she didn’t enjoy it much and joined Asmita Theater Group, where she trained under theater director Arvind Gaur.
And having trained under theater director Arvind Gaur, she made her film debut in 2006 in the thriller Gangster, for which she was nominated for Best Female Debut. Awarded Filmfare Award. Life In A… Metro was released in 2007. After this, Kangana’s relations with her family were restored. After this, he worked on some films. And Ranaut’s career prospects improved in 2013 when she played a mutant in the science fiction film Krrish 3. Krish 3 was one of the highest-grossing Indian films.
Kangana Ranaut has said that her initial years in the film industry were difficult as she could not speak English and people used to make fun of her for it. , And people in the industry didn’t treat her well. But despite all these difficulties, he struggled a lot. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including four National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards, and has appeared six times on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. In 2020, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian award.
During the struggle, Ranaut found support from actor Aditya Pancholi and his wife Zarina Wahab. Kangana treated him like a family but the media speculated on the nature of her relationship with Pancholi. Then she started staying away from him. She says that Aditya Pancholi harassed him a lot. Ranaut later said that the incident had damaged her “physically and mentally”. However, she was able to deal with this problem as well. While filming Raaz: The Mystery Continues in 2008, Ranaut began a romantic relationship with co-star Adhyayan Suman. But this relationship also did not last long. From 2010 to 2012, Ranaut was in a relationship with Nicholas Lafferty, an English doctor. But at that time she was not ready for marriage and this relationship also ended.
In 2016, her relationship with her Krrish 3 co-star Hrithik Roshan started doing the rounds, but Hrithik dismissed them. And Hrithik Roshan made allegations of cyberstalking and harassment against Ranaut and filed a lawsuit. Denying the allegations, Ranaut filed a counter-charge against Roshan. People said that her lawsuit by Hrithik was an attempt to cover up their relationship for the benefit of his divorce proceedings. The matter was closed for the time being. After that, there was no news of any relationship with Kangana to date. Ranaut lives in Mumbai with her sister Rangoli. In an interview with Filmfare she said that despite her stardom, she wanted to lead a normal life: “I don’t want to lose my rights to learn and grow as a common man”.
Ranaut at Signature International Fashion Week in 2013
In the book Acting Smart: Your Ticket to Showbiz, Tisca Chopra describes Ranaut as a “free-spirited, original creative” person “who really can’t be put into a particular mould”. Ranaut is especially known for publicly voicing her opinion on issues ranging from film to feminism. A 2013 interview hosted by Anupama Chopra in which Ranaut spoke out against gender bias and nepotism in Bollywood went viral online, leading Sunaina Kumar of Tehelka to write: “In this age of cookie-cutter heroines Refreshingly real and honest with stock reactions, Kangana Ranaut.” Ranaut had a public fallout with filmmaker Karan Johar when she accused him of nepotism on a chat show in 2017.
Ranaut identifies with right-wing ideologies and is a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In May 2021, Twitter permanently suspended Ranaut’s account for repeated violations of the company’s abusive behavior and hateful conduct policies. Actress Vidya Balan credited Ranaut for leading such a movement. According to Shailaja Bajpai of BBC News, Ranaut is an “outstanding performer”. In 2023, Rajeev Masand described her as one of the best actresses in Hindi cinema. Ranaut is also known for her outspoken and controversial statements in the media, often involving political and social issues.
Filmography and Acclaim
Ranaut has been the recipient of four National Film Awards:
Best Supporting Actress Award for Fashion in 2008.
and three Best Actress Awards, for Queen in 2014 and Tanu Weds Manu Returns in 2015. Manikarnika, The Queen of Jhansi in 2019, and Panga both in 2020.
She has also won five Filmfare Awards:
Best Female Debut in 2006: Gangster Film
Best Supporting Actress in 2008: Fashion Film
Special Award: Face of the Year
2014 Best Actress: Queen Film
Best Actress in 2015: Tanu Weds Manu Returns
In 2020, Ranaut was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award by the Government of India, for her contribution to the field of arts.