Kangana Ranaut Profile, Height, Age, Family, Affairs, Biography & More

Kangna Amardeep Ranaut (pronounced [kəŋɡənaː raːɳoːʈʰ]; born 23 March 1987) is an Indian actress and filmmaker who works primarily in Hindi films. Known for her portrayals of strong-willed, unconventional women in female-led films, she is the recipient of several awards, including four National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards, and has featured six times in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. In 2020, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian award.

At the age of sixteen, Ranaut briefly took up modelling before being trained under theatre director Arvind Gaur. She made her film debut in the 2006 thriller Gangster, for which she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, and 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. She appeared in the commercially successful films Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009) and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010) but was criticised for being typecast in neurotic roles. A comic role in Tanu Weds Manu (2011) was well-received, though this was followed by a series of brief, glamorous roles in films that failed to propel her career forward.

Ranaut’s career prospects improved in 2013 when she played a mutant in the superhero film Krrish 3, one of the highest-grossing Indian films. She went on to win two consecutive National Film Awards for Best Actress for playing an abandoned bride in the comedy-drama Queen (2014) and a dual role in the comedy sequel Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015), which was the biggest-earning female-led Hindi film at the time. This was followed by several commercial failures and a decline in stardom. Her sole successful venture in this period was her co-directorial venture, the biopic Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019). Her portrayal of the titular warrior in it and her part as a sportswoman in Panga (2020) jointly earned her a fourth National Film Award.

In 2020, Ranaut launched her own production company, Manikarnika Films, where she works as a director and a producer. She has been credited in the media as being one of the best-dressed celebrities, and is known to be outspoken. The opinions she has voiced, aligning with right-wing ideologies, along with frequent clashes in her personal and professional relationships, have sparked controversy.

Kangana Ranaut Profile, Height, Age, Family, Affairs, Biography & More

Kangana Ranaut Biodata and Biography
NameKangana Amardeep Ranaut
Nick-nameArshad, OTA (One Take Actor)
Date Of Birth23 March 1986
Age36 Years (as in 2023)
Profession / OccupationActress, Writer, Director (Hindi)
Mother TongueHindi
CasteKshatriya (Rajput)
Zodiac SignAries
Height / Weight5′ 6” / 55kg
First MovieGangster (2006, Hindi)
DebutGangster (2006, Hindi)
Dhaam Dhoom (2008, Tamil)
Ek Niranjan (2009, Telugu)
Money FactorRs. 14 Crores per movie
Kangana Ranaut Family and Relatives
FatherAmardeep Ranaut (Businessman)
MotherAsha Ranaut (Teacher)
BrothersAkshit Ranaut
SistersRangoli Ranaut (Elder, Manager)
Marital StatusUnmarried
Boyfriends/ AffairsAditya Pancholi (Actor)
Adhyayan Suman (Actor)
Ajay Devgn (Actor, Rumour)
Nicholas Lafferty (British Doctor)
Hrithik Roshan (Actor)
Kangana Ranaut Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Height in Centimeters168cm
Height in Meters1.68 m
Height in Feet Inches5′ 6”
Body Measurement34-26-34
Breast Size34
Waist Size`26
Hips Size34
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Kangana Ranaut Favorites
Favorite ColourBlack
Favorite ActorAamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite ActressSridevi, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn
Favorite FoodBerry Burst, Dal-Chawal
Favorite Beverage(s)Coffee, Red Wine
HobbiesCooking, Reading, Writing, Doing yoga
Favorite Fashion IconSonam Kapoor
Favorite MovieKuch Kuch Hota Hai,  Piku, Bombay Velvet
Favorite BookThe Story of My Experiments with Truth, autobiography of Mohandas K. Gandhi
Favorite SportBasket ball
Favorite DestinationParis, Milan
Kangana Ranaut Education School and Colleges
Education Qualification12th standard
SchoolDAV School, Chandigarh, India
College / UniversityElite School of Modelling, Mumbai, Maharastra, India
OthersNot Known
Kangana Ranaut Residence and Contact Address
Birth PlaceBhambla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Home TownBhambla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Present ResidenceMumbai, Maharastra, India
House AddressA 4 BHK flat in Khar, Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Phone No / Mobile NoNot Known
Email IDNot Known
WebsiteNot Known
Kangana Ranaut Social Media
TwitterNot Known

Early life and Background

Kangna Amardeep Ranaut was born on 23 March 1987 at Bhambla (now Surajpur), a small town in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, into a Rajput family. Her mother, Asha Ranaut, is a school teacher, and her father, Amardeep Ranaut, is a businessman. She has an elder sister, Rangoli Chandel, who as of 2014 works as her manager, and a younger brother, Akshat. Her great-grandfather, Sarju Singh Ranaut, was a Member of the Legislative Assembly and her grandfather was an officer for the Indian Administrative Service. She grew up in a joint family at their ancestral haveli (mansion) in Bhambla, and described her childhood as “simple and happy”.

According to Ranaut, she was “stubborn and rebellious” while growing up: “If my father would gift my brother a plastic gun and get a doll for me, I would not accept that. I questioned the discrimination.” She did not subscribe to the stereotypes that were expected of her and experimented with fashion from a young age, often pairing up accessories and clothes that would seem “bizarre” to her neighbours. Ranaut was educated at the DAV School in Chandigarh, where she pursued science as her core subject, remarking that she was “very studious” and “always paranoid about […] results”. She initially intended to become a doctor on the insistence of her parents. However, a failed unit test in chemistry during her twelfth grade led Ranaut to reconsider her career prospects and despite preparing for the All India Pre Medical Test, she did not turn up for the exam. Determined to find her “space and freedom”, she relocated to Delhi at the age of sixteen. Her decision not to pursue medicine led to constant feuding with her parents and her father refused to sponsor a pursuit he considered to be aimless.

In Delhi, Ranaut was unsure which career to choose; the Elite Modelling Agency were impressed by her looks and suggested that she model for them. She took on a few modelling assignments, but generally disliked the career as she found “no scope for creativity”. Ranaut decided to shift focus towards acting and joined the Asmita Theatre Group, where she trained under the theatre director Arvind Gaur. She participated in Gaur’s theatre workshop at the India Habitat Centre, acting in several of his plays, including the Girish Karnad-scripted Taledanda. During a performance, when one of the male actors went missing, Ranaut played his part along with her original role of a woman. A positive reaction from the audience prompted her to relocate to Mumbai to pursue a career in film and she enrolled herself for a four-month acting course in Asha Chandra’s drama school.

Ranaut struggled with her meager earnings during this period, eating only “bread and aachar (pickle)”. Refusing her father’s financial assistance led to a rift in their relationship which she later regretted. Her relatives were unhappy with her decision to enter the film-making industry,[8] and they did not correspond with her for several years. She reconciled with them after the release of Life in a… Metro in 2007

Personal life

Ranaut has stated that her initial years in the film industry were marred with difficulties as she was unprepared to be an actress. She was conscious of her poor command of the English language and struggled to “fit in”. In a 2013 interview with Daily News and Analysis, she recollected:

“People in the industry treated me like I didn’t deserve to be spoken to and I was some unwanted object. I couldn’t speak English fluently and people made fun of me for that. So dealing with rejection became a part of life. … All that has taken a toll, I guess. I find it hard to deal with praise. Today, when people say that I have made it and made it on my own, I feel like locking up myself somewhere … It scares me.”

During the struggle, Ranaut found support in the actor Aditya Pancholi and his wife Zarina Wahab and considered them her “family away from home”. She became embroiled in a well publicised scandal when the media speculated on the nature of her relationship with Pancholi. She declined to speak about it openly, although she made several public appearances with him. In 2007 it was reported that Ranaut had filed a police complaint against Pancholi for physically assaulting her under the influence of alcohol. The following year Pancholi confirmed the affair in an interview, saying that he had been cohabiting with Ranaut in the past and accused her of owing him ₹2.5 million (US$31,000). In response, Ranaut’s spokesperson said that “after physically assaulting her in the middle of a road, he has no right to expect anything from her”, adding that she had “already given ₹5 million (US$63,000) to [him] as a goodwill gesture”. Ranaut later said that the incident had left her “physically and mentally” damaged.

While filming Raaz: The Mystery Continues in 2008, Ranaut began a romantic relationship with co-star Adhyayan Suman. On Suman’s insistence that he focus on his professional career, the couple separated the following year. From 2010 to 2012, she was involved in a long-distance romance with Nicholas Lafferty, an English doctor; she described the relationship as “the most normal” she ever had, but the couple split amicably as she was not ready for marriage. She has since maintained that she will never get married, and has expressed a desire to not be bound by a relationship. In 2016, Hrithik Roshan, her co-star from Krrish 3, filed a lawsuit against Ranaut accusing her of cyber stalking and harassment. Denying the charges, Ranaut filed a counter-charge against Roshan, claiming that his lawsuit was an attempt to cover-up their affair for the benefit of his divorce proceedings. The case was closed later that year owing to lack of evidence.

Ranaut lives in Mumbai with her sister Rangoli, who was the victim of an acid attack in 2006. She makes yearly visits to her hometown of Bhambla. A practicing Hindu, Ranaut follows the teachings of the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda and considers meditation to be “the highest form of worshipping God”. She practices vegetarianism and was listed as “India’s hottest vegetarian” in a poll conducted by PETA in 2013. Since 2009 she has been studying the dance form of Kathak from the Nateshwar Nritya Kala Mandir. She has said that the technical process of filmmaking is of tremendous interest to her, and to better her understanding of it Ranaut enrolled in a two-month screenplay writing course at the New York Film Academy in 2014. In an interview with Filmfare she said that despite her stardom, she wants to lead a normal life: “I don’t want to lose my rights as a common person to learn and grow”.

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