Aug 6, 2010

Actress Kangana Ranaut Biography, Filmography, Profile


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


Ranaut was born to Asha, a school teacher and Amardeep, a businessman and in a Himachal Family. She has an elder sister, Rangoli and a younger brother Akshit. She was born in a small town called Bhambla in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Her family lives in Mandi.

She did her schooling in Chandigarh, Punjab. from DAV model school Sector 15. She 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.

Theatre career

Ranaut started her career as a 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 several plays. Her first play with Arvind Gaur was Girish Karnad's Taledanda (Rakt-Kalyan).


Ranaut joined Asha Chandra's three-month course in 2004 to brush herself to face camera. Ranaut moved to Mumbai to try her luck in movies. During September 2005, Hindi film-maker Anurag Basu spotted her having coffee in a cafe in Bombay, and offered her the leading role in Gangster, written by Mahesh Bhatt, and she accepted it. Released in 2006, the film became both critically and commercially successful and her performance was especially 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 a real 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 movie 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 previous film Pokiri has been remade in Hindi as Wanted. Kangna was briefly seen in a guest appearance opposite Hrithik Roshan in Kites as a rich casino owner's daughter.



* 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


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


* 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


Year - Film - Role - Notes
2006 - Gangster - Simran Winner, - Filmfare Best Female Debut Award
Woh Lamhe Sana Azim
2007 - Shakalaka Boom Boom - Ruhi
Life in a... Metro - Neha
2008 - Dhaam Dhoom - Shenba - Tamil film
Fashion Shonali Winner, National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress

Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
2009 Raaz - The Mystery Continues - Nanditta
Vaada Raha - Pooja - Special Appearance
Ek Niranjan - Sameera - Telugu film
2010 - Kites - Gina -  Special Appearance
Once Upon A Time In Mumbai - Rehana - Releasing July 30, 2010
Knock Out Journalist - Releasing October 1 , 2010
No Problem - Releasing December 3, 2010
2011 - Tanu Weds Manu - Tanu Filming
Game British Agent - Releasing Jan 21, 2011
Double Dhamaal - Announced
One and Only - Announced