Kangana Ranaut

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Nick Name: Catwalker (Given by Hrithik Roshan)
Date of Birth (Birthday): March 20, 1987
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 55 Kg.
Hair Color: Black
Birth Place: Bhambla, Himachal Pradesh
Religion: Hindu
Marital Status: Single
Languages: Hindi, English and French
Hobbies: Cooking

Family Background
Father’s Name: Amardeep
Mother’s Name: Asha
Brother(s): Akshit
Sister: Rangoli

Kangana Ranaut is a shining star in the Bollywood industry. She has carried out some remarkable performances in her short acting stint so far. Her memorable roles include award winning performance for her debut movie Gangster, for which she won the Best Female Debut Award and films like Life in a Metro, Woh Lamhe, Shaakalaka Boom Boom and Raaz- The Mystery Continues. Sky is the limit for this talented actor and we are sure that this shining star will continue to illuminate the Bollywood skies in the times to come.

Favourites
Favourite Dish/ Recipes: Hyderabadi Biryani
Favourite Actor: Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salmaan Khan
Favourite Actress: Madhubala, Angelina Jolie and Parveen Babi
Likes: Cooking
Film Background (Filmography)
Debut Film: Gangster
Famous Movies: Kites, Raaz-The Mystery Continues, Vaada Raha, Fashion, Life in a Metro, Woh Lamhe, Gangster, Shakalaka Boom Boom
Other Facts: She has done theater in Delhi joining a group by the name of Ashmita, she did two popular plays Madhavi and Rakht Kalyan. She had aspirations of becoming a Doctor before entering the movie world.
Awards: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, Gangster (2007), IIFA Best Female Debut Award, Gangster (2007), Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award -Female for Life in a Metro (2008), Fimfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Fashion (2009).
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Kangana Ranaut was born on 20th March, 1987 in the hill town of Manali in Himachal Pradesh, India. She is five feet and eight inches tall girl. Kangana Ranaut’s Father name is Amardeep Ranaut and he is a businessman by profession. Her mother is Asha Ranaut and she is a school teacher by profession. She has one elder sister and a younger brother her sister name is Rangoli.

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She has completed her studies from Shimla in Science stream. Earlier she wanted to be a Doctor, but in the passion of acting she came to Delhi where she learnt acting while doing theatre. After that Kangana Ranaut came to Mumbai to try her luck and fulfill her dreams.

One day in 2005 when Kangana were hanging out with her friends, the film director Anurag Basu spotted her and called her for auditions and finally Kangana Ranaut got her very first break from the movie Gangster. In her debut movie she worked with two new actors Shiney Ahuja and Imran Hashmi. She played a serious, mature and an strong character in the film Gangster. Her refreshing performance in the same earned her Star screen awards for the most promising actress in the year 2006.

Kangana Ranaut is blessed with both the Beauty and Brain. She is very bold and never goes with rumors. Kangana Ranaut once caught in the news when she and her manager started receiving threatening calls from an unknown person. Similarly the friendship between Kangana Ranaut and Upen Patel during the shooting of the film Shakalaka Boom Boom in Cape Town has led to rumors back home that something is brewing between the two.

In the year 2007, films like Life in metro where she played the role of an ambitious BPO executive from Mumbai who comes from a small town but wants to make it big in the city of dreams and Shakalaka Boom Boom in which she played the role of a singer earned her a new image in the Bollywood industry. Her great performance in the film Who Lamhe, in which she played the real life of Praveen Bobby was acclaimed and earned her many awards like Filmfare face of the year award, IIFA star debut award, Max Stardust superstar of tomorrow award and many more. However, the success of some of her films like Life in Metro and Shakalaka Boom Boom established her as one of the industry’s good actors and put her on Bollywood’s A-list.

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Madhubala, Praveen Babi and Angelina Jolie are among her favourite actresses. On the other side she wants to work with her favourite actors including Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Amir Khan. In her free time she love to listen Classical, Pop and soft music. her favourite food is Hyderabadi Biryani. Kangana Ranaut loves cooking. She can speak three languages Hindi, French and English.

Kangana Ranaut is a beautiful, talented, independent, and intelligent girl and she is a good learner as well. She considers her learning power as her biggest asset. She decided to learn Classical dance when she received a rude criticism by Bobby Deol for her dance steps on the seta of Shakalaka Boom Boom.

Kangana Ranaut may not have many hits to her credit but then too she has managed to remains to be one of the most talented actresses of the industry. In such a short span of time she has earned an extraordinary recognition through her performance and style.

Recently she became the hottest topic of conversation for the dress she wore on IIFA awards at Yorkshire, New York. She’s already acknowledged as a powerhouse actress where emoting is concerned, but she also excels in designing clothes for herself. She designs almost 90 per cent of her clothes, be it on screen or off it, and is already setting trends and that has been already proved at Yorkshire New York.

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Kangana Ranaut Biography

Born: Bhambla, Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh, India, March 20, 1987
Years active: 2005 – present
Best Newcomer: Gangster (2007)

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Kangana Ranaut is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood movies.

Early life

Kangana Ranaut is from a village called Bhambla in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. She completed most of her schooling in Shimla. She studied science and wanted to be a doctor at one point. In a passion for acting, Kangana travelled to Delhi, where she did several theatre shows.

Personal life

Ranaut’s father is a businessman and her mother is a school teacher. Ranaut has an elder sister named Rangoli who survived an acid attack in late 2006. She is said to be dating an unknown man whom she met in South Africa.

Career

Kangana moved to Mumbai to try her luck in movies. She was unsuccessful for quite a while, until she received the offer for Gangster. The film was critically and commercially successful, her performance was especially applauded. This was followed by another acclaimed performance in Woh Lamhe (2006). Kangana was announced heroine of Jeeva’s forthcoming Tamil venture, Dhaam Dhoom on February 19, 2007. Her performance in a May 2007 release ‘Life in a Metro’ as a confused girl who is looking for a real love is commendable.

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Awards

* 2006: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer – Female for Gangster
* 2007: Global Indian Film Awards , Best Female Debut for Gangster
* 2007: Filmfare Best Debut Award , for Gangster
* 2007: Filmfare Face of the Year Award
* 2007: Max Stardust Award , Superstar of Tomorrow – Female for Gangster
* 2007: Zee Cine Awards , Most Promising Debut- Female for Gangster
* 2007: IIFA, IIFA star debut for Gangster
* 2007: AIFA Awards: Best Debut (Male/Female) – Gangster

Filmography

Year Title Role Other notes
2007 Dhaam Dhoom Tamil film
2007 Life in a… Metro Neha
2007 Tara Rum Pum Kangana Cameo appearance
2007 Shakalaka Boom Boom Ruhi
2006 Woh Lamhe Sana Azim
2006 Gangster Simran

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Gossips & News
Kangana charges 60 lakhs for Bhatt’s Raaz 2

It is good to know your market price, but it is better when you can extract it from tight fisted producers. Learn from Kangana Ranaut how she managed to get that amount from the Bhatts.

The actress is back in the Bhatt camp for Raaz 2 and has even managed to get her market price for the film. Bhatts who otherwise are known for their small-budget films have agreed to pay Rs 60 lakhs to Kangana Ranaut for Raaz 2, which is an achievement in itself for the actress.

It’s tough to say no to the very people who have launched you in Bollywood. But Kangana Ranaut is an exception. The actress has refused almost all the scripts the Bhatts have been giving her post the success of Gangster and Woh Lamhe, her last two films with the banner. But when Raaz 2 was narrated to her, she said, “The script was so exciting that I had to do it. And contrary to what you might believe, I am not acting opposite Emraan Hashmi.”

So what is she playing? The actress grins, “How you guys want to know everything.. Hang on the film will start this month end. It’s a long way off.”

With star remunerations rocketing sky-high, we wonder what is the price a relatively new actress like Kangana commands. An industry trade pundit says, “It depends on film to film. For a Yash Raj film an actress may be willing to work for a very small amount. But from a smaller banner one takes more money. If the director or the production house is very big, one is ready to work at a very small price. Working with a big director is a respectful thing”.

That makes us wonder who the top paid actress in Bollywood is today and what is the amount she charges? “Aishwarya and Kareena are the top paid actresses today. Aishwarya charges more than a crore per film”, reveals the trade person.

All the actress needs is one big hit that catapults her market value. A good example would be of Mallika Sherawat who after the success of her film Pyaar Ke Side Effects and the famous item number in Guru quoted an incredible Rs 1.5 crore for Himesh Reshammiya’s Aap Ka Suroor. Interestingly she had only a 15 minute role in the film which means she ended up charging Rs 10 lakh per minute for her act. And the producers were willing to pay her too.

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Talking about the producers, how come Bhatts raised their bars for Kangana? “They have now realised that Kangana is important for them. In case of Kangana, they have made an exception”, explains trade source. But why are the Bhatts not willing to pay more as compared to other banners in Bollywood. What is their business model of film making? The source explains, “The Bhatts always work on a small film budgets. They are known to launch new talent. John, Bipasha, Mallika, Kangana, Emraan, Shiney have all started their careers with the Bhatts. Before them Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt and even Aamir Khan in Ghulam have worked with the Bhatts. Some of the path-breaking films of these actors have come from the Bhatts. Mahesh Bhatt always says, “We make actors. We bring more to the table than just making a film for them.” They are in that sense correct because they are giving you your defining film. Nobody would work with them if they did not feel that it was worth its while. If they take an actor, they promote him so well that he becomes a star. Even most musicians have begun their careers with the Bhatts. The Bhatts always find new talented people.”

Kangna’s sisterly act!

Here’s the latest on Kangna Ranaut. We all know that she’s a brave girl, but more than her, it’s her sister Rangoli, who truly deserves accolades for her guts and determination.

Yes, we are talking about the same sister who suffered serious injuries on her face, arms and eyes when a man threw acid on her in Dehradun, but the girl fought back and made a remarkable recovery.

And now, she’s with her sister Kangna in Mumbai undergoing treatment on skin grafting for her burns. “Kangna is now taking care of her sister’s treatment. She has already undergone couple of cosmetic surgeries, and hopefully, will recover fully soon,’ says a friend of the actor.

Meanwhile, the other day we spotted her waiting patiently for her sister on the sets of Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion. “She’s a regular there and a real sweetheart, all the unit members pamper her all the time,” says a unit member. Atta girl!

Kangana wants more money

It is good to know your market price, but it is better when you can extract it from tight fisted producers. Learn from Kangana Ranaut how she managed to get that amount from the Bhatts.

Its tough to say no to the very people who have launched you in Bollywood. But Kangana Ranaut is an exception. The Gangster actress has refused almost all the scriptys the Bhatts have been giving her post the success of Gangster and Who Lamhe, her last two films with the banner. But when Raaz 2 was narrated to her, she said, “The script was so exciting that I had to do it. And contrary to all, I am not acting opposite Emraan Hashme..”

So what is she playing? The actress grins, “ How you guys want to know everything.. Hang on the film will start this month end. It’s a long way off.”

Raaz 2 is not a sequel to Raaz, which was directed by Vikram Bhatt. But with him falling out of favour with the Bhatts, the baton will be picked up by Bhatt current favourite, Mohit Suri.

Kangana getting back into the Bhatt camp, puts to rest all the speculations about the differences between Kangana and the Bhatts. Kangana reveals, “Working with the Bhatts is like coming home.”

So one can imagine how difficult it must have been for the actress to have quoted her market rate of 60 lakh rupees per film from the Bhatts who never pay such a high amount. But if you are the current flavour of the month, we say, just go for it, baby…

Kangana Ranaut to play Juliet

Kangana Ranaut at the filmfare awardsIf you had the feeling that sexy Kangana Ranaut vanished after the success of Gangster and Woh Lamhe then you are totally mistaken. The latest news about her is that she is heading towards Hollywood. She has been approached by US-based film agency Ambassador Pictures to play the role of Juliet in a present day version of Romeo & Juliet.

Reports also poured in that she has another Hollywood project in her kitty. The film titled ‘Between the Night and Moon’ and will be shot in Kashmir and Florida. It is reported that this film will be directed by Italian director Gilda Pianelli.

Kangana is busy these days more with regional films than Hindi films. She is doing a Tamil film Dhaam Dhoom and has signed some more. Her role as Simran in Gangster is well appreciated and for that she has bagged the Filmfare Face of the year in 2006. Woh Lamhe had also done a good business in the box-office. Her forthcoming film is Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion which deals with the dark side of the fashion world. In this film she is sharing screen space with Priyanka Copra. Raaz 2 and Roshan also follow.

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