Kangana Ranaut Age, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Biography

Kangan Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut (born 23 March 1987) is an Indian actress and filmmaker who works in Hindi films. The recipient of several awards, including four National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards, she has featured six times in Forbes India‘s Celebrity 100 list. In 2020, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian award.

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Kangana Ranaut at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Born 23 March 1987 (age 34)

Bhambla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Occupation ·         Actress

·         filmmaker

Years active 2006–present
Works Full list
Awards Full list
Honours Padma Shri (2020)

Kangana Ranaut Early life and background

Ranaut was born on 23 March 1987 at Bhambla (now Surajpur), a small town in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, into a Rajput family. Her mother, Asha Ranaut, is a school teacher, and her father, Amardeep Ranaut, is a businessman. 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.

Career

2004–2008: Film debut and critical acclaim

In 2004, the producers Ramesh Sharma and Pahlaj Nilani announced that Ranaut would make her film debut with the Deepak Shivdasani-directed I Love You Boss. The following year, an agent took her to the office of the producer Mahesh Bhatt, where she interacted with the director Anurag Basu and auditioned for the lead role in the romantic thriller Gangster.

Bhatt felt that she was too young for the role and signed Chitrangada Singh instead. However, Singh was later unavailable to do the film and Ranaut was contracted as a replacement for Gangster, opting out of I Love You Boss.

2009–2012: Career fluctuations

The supernatural horror film Raaz: The Mystery Continues from director Mohit Suri was Ranaut’s first film release of 2009, in which she played a successful model who is possessed by a ghost. The film co-starred Emraan Hashmi and Adhyayan Suman and proved to be a financial success.

2013–2015: Established actress

The director Sanjay Gupta cast Ranaut in a brief role opposite John Abraham in the crime thriller Shootout at Wadala (2013) due to her ability to stand out in a predominantly male-centric film. The Daily News and Analysis‘ Tushar Joshi wrote that her role was written “to provide the sex quotient” and critic Vinayak Chakravorty opined that she “does not get much scope beyond the steamy lovemaking grind”.

2017–present: Professional expansion

After a year-long absence from the screen, Ranaut starred as Julia, a 1940s heroine and stunt-woman in Vishal Bhardwaj’s romance Rangoon (2017), opposite Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor. Modelled on the actress Fearless Nadia, Ranaut played the part as an “amalgamation of many characters” from that era, and was particularly drawn towards the “fierceness and sensuality” she found in her.

Public image

In the book Acting Smart: Your Ticket to Showbiz, Tisca Chopra describes Ranaut as a “free-spirited, original creative” person “who cannot really be slotted in a particular mould”. Ranaut is particularly known for her forthrightness in expressing her opinions in public on issues ranging from film to feminism.

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