Ranaut - Kangana Ranaut born 23 March 1987 in Bhambla, Himachal Pradesh,
India is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood movies.
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 star all time. In a passion for
acting, Kangana travelled to Delhi, where she did several theatre shows.
Ranaut's mother is a school teacher and her father is a businessman .
Kangana moved to Mumbai to try her luck in movies. She is the most
brilliant and sensitive actor to enter Indian film industry at such a
young age. Her honesty in acting far surpassing even seasoned actors. At
a very young age she received the offer for Mahesh Bhatt's 2006 film
Gangster. During September 2005 Bollywood Film-maker Anurag Basu spotted
her having coffee in a cafe in Bombay, and signed her up for this movie.
The film was critically and commercially successful and her performance
was especially applauded. Taran Adarsh from indiaFM noted, " Kangana is
not just a photogenic face, but also a first-rate actor. It's rare for
an actor to get such a difficult role in her very first film and its all
the more difficult for the newcomer to carry it off with elan. But
Kangana takes to her role of Simran like a fish takes to water. An actor
to watch! "
This was followed by another acclaimed performance in Woh Lamhe (2006).
Taran Adarsh wrote that, " Kangana gets the role of a lifetime in her
second film itself and the actor sinks her teeth into it and delivers an
astounding performance. If you've ever interacted with Parveen Babi,
even briefly, you'd see a replica of the glamorous star in Kangana. Her
styling is also excellent. "
Later Kangana starred in yet another Anurag Basu's hit film Life In A...
Metro as a confused girl who is looking for a real love and in Shakalaka
Boom Boom (2007) as an aspiring singer. Kangana's sensitive portrayal in
the former as a confused girl who is looking for a real love , earned
her rave reviews. Raja Sen from rediff.com noted, " Maybe it's Kangna
Ranaut's accent, for one can't really complain about the pretty,
interesting actress. The pert young thing is, incredibly, both
refreshing as a daisy and darkly compelling as a vampire, and manages to
herd her emotions well, playing a complex role but hardly ever
overreaching. This is an unconventionally talented actress moving up
steadily, and her straight-hair-n-specs look will win her even more
Kangana was announced as heroine of Jeeva's forthcoming Tamil venture,
Dhaam Dhoom on February 19, 2007.
She has at present, a current offer to star in an US based film entitled
"Between the Night and the Moon"(2009). She is to play a character named
Zoon and is a romantic film lightly based on Romeo and Juliet. Set in
Kashmir and Miami, Florida. Directed by Italian Director Gilda Pianelli.
In march 2008 her driver filed a case against her for slapping him.
2006: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Gangster
2007: GIFA Best Female Debut Award for Gangster
2007: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Gangster
2007: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow - Female for Gangster
2007: Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for Gangster
2007: IIFA Star debut for Gangster
2007: AIFA Awards, Best Debut - Female for Gangster
2007: Bollywood Movie Award - Best Female Debut for Gangster
2008: Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award (Female) for Life In A...