Kangna Ranaut comes from the hill town of Manali in Himachal Pradesh. She did her schooling from Shimla.

Studing as a science student in Shimla, Kangna had never thought that one day she would work in a film under a reputed banner in bollywood.but she did harbour a dream of acting, a dream that brought her to Delhi where she learnt acting while doing theatre.

Then Kangna took another step and came to Mumbai to try her luck in films.her lucky break did not come straightaway, but after a while when Kangna had already tried unsuccessfully to make an entry into the tinsel town.

It happend in september 2005, when Kangna was drinking coffee with a one of her freinds at a cafe in Mumbai. Filmmaker Anurag Basu, who had already directed a successful film, Murder was keeping an open eye for the heroine of his next moive Gangster.

It was there Basu spotted Kangna and called her for the audition.Despite the fact that Kangna is not from a filmi background and has no real acting experience, Basu decided to cast her in his film. the res, as they say is history..

Personal quotes

“I schooled in Himachal Pradesh. I had taken up science and, initially, wanted to become a doctor. There are few career options for students of science though, so I shifted to Delhi and decided to try theater instead. I joined a group called Ashmita, and did two plays there — Madhavi and Rakht Kalyan. As I was still unsure of what I wanted to do, I began sending photographs of myself to advertising agencies. I even took up classes in French because I thought of shifting to Paris, where models have always had a chance.” (5-4-2006)

“I come from a middle class family, and my parents weren’t too supportive of my career choices. My father is a businessman, and my mother is a schoolteacher. They would always discuss my career whenever I’d visit them, but they are now very happy as Gangster is doing well. In fact, Himachal Pradesh is proud of me! I keep getting calls from there. I’m very happy now, but I’m sure that when I’m older, I will miss being a student and not going to college. I should be writing love letters at this age. Instead, I’m working day and night. Then again, you can’t get everything in life.” (5-4-2006)

 

Movies done By Kangana Ranaut

  • 2006 Gangster Simran Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
  • 2006 Woh Lamhe Sana Azim
  • 2007 Shakalaka Boom Boom Ruhi
  • 2007 Life in a… Metro Neha
  • 2008 Dhaam Dhoom Shenbaga Tamil film
  • 2008 Fashion Shonali Gujral Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • 2009 Raaz: The Mystery Continues Nandita Chopra
  • 2009 Vaada Raha Pooja Special appearance
  • 2009 Ek Niranjan Sameera Telugu film
  • 2010 Kites Gina Grover
  • 2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Rehana
  • 2010 Knock Out Nidhi Shrivastava
  • 2010 No Problem Sanjana
  • 2011 Tanu Weds Manu Tanuja “Tanu” Trivedi
  • 2011 Game Sia Agnihotri
  • 2011 Ready Kiran Special appearance
  • 2011 Double Dhamaal Kiya
  • 2011 Rascals Khushi
  • 2011 Miley Naa Miley Hum Anishka Shrivastava
  • 2012 Tezz Nikita Malhotra
  • 2013 Shootout at Wadala Vidya Joshi
  • 2013 Krrish 3 Kaya
  • 2013 Rajjo Rajjo
  • 2014 Queen Rani Mehra Also dialogue writer
  • 2014 Revolver Rani Alka Singh
  • 2014 Ungli Maya
  • 2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns Kusum “Datto” Sangwan/ Tanuja “Tanu” Trivedi National Film Award for Best Actress
  • 2015 I Love NY Tikku Verma
  • 2015 Katti Batti Payal
  • 2017 Rangoon Julia Nominated—Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress
  • 2017 Simran Praful Patel Also co-Writer
  • 2019 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Rani Laxmibai Also director
  • 2019 Judgementall Hai Kya Bobby Grewal Nominated—Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress
  • 2020 Panga Jaya Nigam
  • 2020 ThalaiviFilms that have not yet been released Jayalalithaa Trilingual film Telugu,Tamil,Hindi

 

Awards and nominations received by Kangana Ranaut 

  • 2006 Global Indian Film Awards Best Female Debut Gangster Won
  • 2006 Best Actress Nominated
  • 2007 Asian Festival of First Films Best Actress Won
  • 2007 Bollywood Movie Awards Best Female Debut Won
  • 2007 Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Won
  • 2007 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Female Debut Won
  • 2007 Best Actress Nominated
  • 2007 Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Female Won
  • 2007 Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Won
  • 2007 Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Won
  • 2008 Stardust Awards Breakthrough Performance – Female Life in a… Metro Won
  • 2009 Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Fashion Won
  • 2009 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2009 National Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2009 Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
  • 2009 Producers Guild Film Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
  • 2009 Stardust Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2011 Stardust Awards Best Actress – Thriller/Action Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Nominated
  • 2012 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Actress Tanu Weds Manu Nominated
  • 2014 Screen Awards Best Actress (Popular Choice) Krrish 3 / Shootout at Wadala[d] Nominated
  • 2014 NDTV Indian of the Year Actor of the Year — Won
  • 2014 GR8! Women Awards Distinction in Cinema – Acting Won
  • 2014 CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Special Achievement Award Won
  • 2014 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best Actress Queen Won
  • 2014 Jagran Film Festival Best Actor (Female) Won
  • 2014 Stardust Awards Best Actress Won
  • 2014 Star of the Year – Female Nominated
  • 2014 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Film) – Female Nominated
  • 2014 Most Entertaining Actor in a Social/Drama Film – Female Nominated
  • 2015 Producers Guild Film Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
  • 2015 Best Dialogue (shared with Anvita Dutt Guptan) Nominated
  • 2015 Filmfare Awards Best Actress Won
  • 2015 National Film Awards Best Actress Won
  • 2015 Arab Indo Bollywood Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
  • 2015 Best Playback Dialogue (shared with Anvita Dutt Guptan) Won
  • 2015 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Actress Won
  • 2015 Stardust Awards Best Actress Tanu Weds Manu Returns Nominated
  • 2015 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film – Female Nominated
  • 2015 Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Female Nominated
  • 2015 Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Film – Female Nominated
  • 2016 Screen Awards Best Actress (Popular Choice) Nominated
  • 2016 Filmfare Awards Best Actress (Critics) Won
  • 2016 Times of India Film Awards Best Actor – Female Won
  • 2016 National Film Awards Best Actress Won
  • 2016 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Actress Nominated
  • 2016 CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Special Achievement Award — Won
  • 2018 Filmfare Awards Best Actress (Critics) Rangoon Nominated
  • 2018 Screen Awards Best Actress Simran Nominated
  • 2019 Screen Awards Best Actress Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Nominated
  • 2020 Padma Shri For excellence in the field of performing arts Civilian Awards Won
  • 2020 Filmfare Awards Best Actress (Critics) Judgementall Hai Kya Nominated
  • 2020 Best Actress Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Nominated
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