Guwahati: Born on March 23, 1987, Kangana Ranaut turns 34 today. Having started her journey in the Hindi film industry in 2006, Kangana is also gearing up to celebrate her 15 years in Bollywood next month. The Bollywood diva completed her schooling from DAV model school in Chandigarh and later joined Government Art College for pursuing higher studies. Initially wanting to become a doctor, Kangana relocated to Delhi at the age of sixteen to find her space and freedom.
Kangana started off as a model for the Elite Modelling Agency but soon opted out of it. Kangana went on to join the Asmita Theatre Group, where she trained under the theatre director Arvind Gaur.
The actress started with Gangster and came immediately under the spotlight for her applaud-worthy performance. Today, after almost 15 years in the industry, Kangana has carved out her own identity as a fierce and fearless artist.
With films Thalaivi, Tejas and Dhaakad up her sleeve, Kangana’s 2014 performance as Rani Mehra in Queen is most revered to date. Called one of her finest onscreen acts, Kangana won millions of hearts as the solo girl figuring out her way through the twists and turns of life.
Kangana is the recipient of several awards, including three National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards in four categories. In 2020, Kangana was awarded Padma Shri for her contribution in the field of arts.
Here are the top 5 movies starring Kangana Ranaut-
The debut film of Kangana proved to be a hit on the box-office. She played the role of an alcoholic who falls for a gangster. The film was lauded for its excellent soundtrack and Kangana’s performance garnered a lot of praise by the critics and the audiences alike.
Directed by Madhu Bhandarkar, the film showcases the dark side of the fashion industry. Kangana Ranaut played a supermodel named Shonali Gujral who is unable to handle fame. The film was highly appreciated by critics.
Tanu Weds Manu
Directed by Aanand L. Rai, this romantic drama saw Kangana essay the role of Tanuja, a bold expressive girl who is not afraid of letting others know how she feels about them. The film was a major commercial success.
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Kangana went on to sign bigger and better films as she continued to portray different characters in each film. One such project was the 2015 sequel to 2011’s Tanu Wed Manu. In Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Kangana stepped into the shoes of a dual role and managed to strike a balance like no other. From her short hair to the look of her teeth, Kangana won hearts in her badass Haryanvi avatar.
Queen turned out to be the biggest milestone of Kangana’s illustrious career. The story revolved around a woman taking a solo voyage in order to understand who she really is. Essaying the role of Rani Mehra, an innocent Delhi girl, Kangana earned heaps of praises. The film was a major critical and commercial success.