KANGANA RANAUT Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Kangana Ranaut, born 20 March 1987 in Bhambla, Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh, India is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood movies. 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.


Ranaut’s father is a businessman and her mother is a school teacher. Ranaut has an elder sister named Rangoli who survived an acid attack in late 2006. She is said to be dating an unknown man whom she met in South Africa.


Kangana moved to Mumbai to try her luck in movies. She was unsuccessful for quite a while, until she received the offer for Gangster. It happened in September 2005, when  Kangana was drinking coffee with one of her friends at a café in  Mumbai. Filmmaker Anurag Basu , who had already directed a successful  film, Murder , was keeping an open eye for the heroine of his next  movie Gangster .


It was there Basu spotted Kangana and  called her for the audition. Despite the fact that Kangana is not from  a filmi background and has no real acting experience, Basu decided to  cast her in his film. The rest, as they say, is history.


The film was critically and commercially successful, her performance was especially applauded. This was followed by another acclaimed performance in Woh Lamhe (2006). Kangana was announced heroine of Jeeva’s forthcoming Tamil venture, Dhaam Dhoom on February 19, 2007.Her performance in a May 2007 release ‘Life in a Metro’ as a confused girl who is looking for a real love is commendable.