Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Mini Biography

The spotlight was on Kangana Ranaut when she stepped into Gangster. Her curls, a thin frame, and a child-woman face all set her apart from other actresses.

Kangana Amardeep Ranaut was born on 20 March 1984 in Bhambla, a village in Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh, India. She lived in Shimla and Chandigarh before moving to New Delhi. Her father Amardeep was a businessman while her mother Asha was a schoolteacher. She has an older sister called Rangoli and a younger brother, Akshit.

She did her schooling at the DAV Model School in Chandigarh. She went on to study at the Science College in Shimla and was interested in becoming a doctor. She moved to New Delhi and joined the Elite Modelling Agency but her modeling career did not take off. She also joined the Asmita Theater Group in 2003 and acted in several plays. She enrolled in Asha Chandra’s Acting School.

Kangana was dating Adhyayan Suman, son of actor Shekhar Suman and the couple had starred in Raaz – The Mystery Continues. However, they broke up in 2009. Aditya Pancholi accused the actress of using him to make it in Bollywood. Ranaut has maintained a stoic silence on the subject.

She was in a café when she was noticed by Anurag Basu and signed up for Gangster in 2005.


Name: Kangana Ranaut or Kangna
Astrological Sign: Aries
Date of Birth: March 23, 1987
Writing Hand: Right Handed
Height: 5'8''
Body Piercing: Belly Button and nose
Birth City: Himachal Pradesh-Bhambla area of hilltown Mandi district.
Native Town: Dehra Dun. Kangana lived there practically all of her life.
New Home:
A three-bedroom house on Turner Road in Bandra
Old Residence:
Mumbai, a flat on Yari Road, Versova
Country: India
Mother: Asha Ranaut - School Teacher (Living)
Father: Amardeep Ranaut - Businessman/Contractor (Living)
Siblings: Aksht -Younger brother in college (a year younger than herself), younger sister and Rangoli - Elder sister (engaged) who studies microbiology
Grandfather: He was an IAS Officer
Best Friend: Jaspreet from London
Marital Status:
Favourite Heroines: Madhubala, Angelina Jolie and Parveen Babi.
Favourite Heros: Shahrukh, Salman, and Aamir
Favourite Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Theatre Experience : She did a bit of theatre in New Delhi.
Debut Film: Gangster
Languages: Hindi, French, and English
Education: Science student in Shimla
Modeling: Elite School of Modeling
Dance Education: A trained Kathak dancer and is learning to sing
Singing Guru: Amitabh Chakraborty
Was a member of: Smita Theatre Group under Arvind Gaur
Passions: Yoga! Loves to cook! Cooks spicy foods! Makes elaborate meals.
Loves: "I catch up on sleep. A good eight-nine hours sleep works wonders for me. It rejuvenates me completely."
Favourite Teacher: Principal (DAV Girl's school) Mrs Sachdev.


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
Knock Out Journalist Releasing October 15, 2010
No Problem
Releasing December 3, 2010
2011 Tanu Weds Manu Tanu
Game British Agent Releasing Jan 21, 2011
Dhamaal 2
One and Only