Kangana Ranaut (born 1987) is an Indian film actress. She has
established a career in Bollywood, and is the recipient of a National
Film Award and three Filmfare Awards. She was born in Bhambla, a small
town in Himachal Pradesh. Adamant to build her own career path, she
relocated to Delhi at age sixteen, where she briefly became a model.
After training under the theatre director Arvind Gaur, she made her film
debut in the 2006 thriller Gangster. She received praise for portraying
emotionally intense characters in the dramas Woh Lamhe (2006), Life in
a... Metro (2007) and Fashion (2008). For the last of these, she won the
National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. Ranaut featured in the
successful films Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009) and Once Upon a Time
in Mumbaai (2010), though she was criticised for being typecast in
neurotic roles. A comic role opposite R. Madhavan in Tanu Weds Manu
(2011) was well-received, though this was followed by brief roles in
unsuccessful films. She then played a mutant in the science fiction film
Krrish 3 (2013), one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films, and won
the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the comedy-drama Queen (2014).
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangana_Ranaut>
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