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Biography – Kangana Ranaut


Kangna Ranaut, born 20 March 1987 is an Indian Bollywood actress who acts in Bollywood films. He made her Bollywood debut in 2006 with the film named Gangster. She won both a Filmfare and a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as a disturbed model in Fashion (2008).

Kangana was born to Asha, a school teacher and Amardeep, a businessman in Himachal Pradesh. She has an elder sister, Rangoli and a younger brother Akshit. He was born in a tiny town called Bhambla in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Her relatives live in Mandi.

She did her schooling in Chandigarh, Punjab from DAV model school Sector 15. Kangana then moved to Delhi to become a model. She also joined the Elite Modelling Agency situated in Delhi in 2003 with the prospect of becoming a model.

Kangana started her career as a theater actor in Delhi with the Asmita Theater Group. She was trained under eminent theater director Arvind Gaur. Kangana participated in all the theater workshop at India Habitat Centre and acted in several plays. Her first play with Arvind Gaur was Girish Karnad’s Taledanda (Rakt-Kalyan).

Kangana joined Asha Chandra’s three-month work in 2004 to brush herself to face camera. Then she moved to Mumbai to try her luck in movies. In the month of September 2005, Hindi film-maker Anurag Basu spotted her having coffee in a café shop in Bombay, and offered her the leading role in Gangster, written by Mahesh Bhatt, and which was accepted by Kangana and the film was released in 2006, the film became both critically and commercially successful and her performance was applauded. This was followed by another acclaimed performance in Woh Lamhe (2006).

Later, Kangna starred in yet another Anurag Basu project, the hit film Life In A… Metro, as a confused girl who is looking for true love. Her performance in the film earned her rave reviews. She also starred in Shakalaka Boom Boom (2007) as an aspiring singer. Her next film, Fashion, starring Priyanka Chopra and Mugdha Godse, was released in 2008. The film, portraying the dark side of the fashion world, was a critical success, and Ranaut’s portrayal of a supermodel who loses everything on drug abuse gained her widespread praise, fetching her various awards, including the prestigious Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Her last successful film was a thriller Raaz – The Mystery Continues with Emraan Hashmi. The film has been a commercial success and was declared as first reasonable hit of 2009.Her next release was Vaada Raha with Bobby Deol. Ek Niranjan was her second project in the South. Ek Niranjan is a Telugu Film directed by Puri Jagannadh, whose earlier film Pokiri has been remade in Hindi as Wanted. Kangna was also seen briefly in a cameo opposite Hrithik Roshan in Kites as a rich casino owner’s daughter.

Awards won by Kangana in the past :

2007

* Asian Festival of First Films, Best Actress, Gangster

* Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, Gangster

* Filmfare Fairever Fresh Face of the Year Award, Gangster

* IIFA Best Female Debut Award, Gangster

* Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female, Gangster

* Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut, Gangster

* Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow – Female, Gangster

* Bollywood Movie Award – Best Female Debut, Gangster

2008

* Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award (Female), Life in a… Metro

2009

* National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress,Fashion

* Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, Fashion

* IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award, Fashion

* Stardust Best Supporting Actress Award, Fashion

* Apsara Awards Best Supporting Actress, Fashion

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