Kangana Ranaut is a Hindi film actress and director from India. She has indeed been dubbed one of India’s highest-paid actresses due to her versatility as well as the depiction of powerful women in female-centric movies. She has won several prizes, notably four National Film Awards as well as five Filmfare Awards, and has appeared on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list six times. The Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, was bestowed on her by the government in 2020.
Ranaut was raised in Bhambla, a tiny village in Himachal Pradesh, and her parents insisted that she become a doctor. She moved to Delhi at the age of sixteen, was determined to start her own profession, and began modelling for a short time.
Ranaut made her feature screen debut inside the 2006 thriller Gangster, in which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She was taught by theatre director Arvind Gaur. Inside the plays Woh Lamhe (2006), Life in a… Metro (2007), and Fashion, she won accolades for portraying emotionally intense characters (2008). She earned the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the last of these.
Ranaut was praised for just being typecast in neurotic parts inside the financially popular movies Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009) last Year Around this Time in Mumbaai (2010). A well-received comedy performance in Tanu Weds Manu (2011) was followed by a string of brief, flashy appearances in movies that failed to further her career.
This changed in 2013 when she starred as a mutant inside the science fiction blockbuster Krrish 3, which went on to become one of India’s highest-grossing movies. Ranaut ended up winning two consecutive National Film Awards for Best Actress for her roles as such an abandoned bride in Queen (2014) and the dual part in Tanu Weds Manu: Returns (2015), which was at the time had been the highest-grossing female-led Movie. She plays the titular warrior in her co-directed biopic Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019), followed by such a role. Her height is 1.66m.