Kangana Amardeep Ranaut
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Kangana was born in the Hindi-speaking Ranaut family on 20 March 1987 in Bhambla, near Manali, which is in the Mandi district in the State of Himachal Pradesh, India. Her dad's name is Amardeep, who is a businessman and contractor, her mom, Asha, is a school-teacher. She has two sisters, eldest one is Rangoli, and she has a brother, Akshit, who is about a year younger than her. Her grandfather was an IAS Officer. Kangana spent her childhood in Dehra Dun and studied in DAV's High School where she participated in many debates, Elocutions, and was a basket-ball player.
After completing her schooling, she attended Science College in Simla. She was enrolled in the Elite School of Modeling, and also tried some theater acting in Delhi and was a member of the Smita Theater Group under Arvind Gaur. She is also a trained Kathak dancer, and is learning to sing from Amitabh Chakraborty.
She decided to re-locate to Bombay, and lived in a flat in Yari Road, Versova. Her attempts at acting in Bollywood movies were unsuccessful. Then during September 2005, she was spotted drinking coffee in a café by Film-maker Anurag Basu, who approached her, and eventually signed her up for a lead role in 'Gangster' which was released during the year 2006. Since then Kangana has appeared in a total of five movies, including 'Dhaam Dhoom' in Tamil.
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.
* 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