Kangana Ranaut Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography

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Kangana Ranaut is an Indian actress, who works predominantly in Bollywood. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry and is the recipient of several awards. She is addressed in the Bollywood Industry as a One Take Actor. Let’s check out some interesting facts about her.

Biography/Wiki

Kangana was born on 23 March 1986 (age 38 years; as of 2024) in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, India. She was quite stubborn and rebellious as a child. Kangna had a keen interest in fashion right from her teenage. She often experimented with her looks and wore clothes that seemed bizarre to her neighbours.

Kangana Ranaut's Childhood Picture

Kangana Ranaut’s Childhood Picture

Ranaut did her schooling at DAV School, Chandigarh with a science stream. Initially, she wanted to be a doctor at the insistence of her parents. However, a failed unit test in chemistry led her to alter her mind and despite having prepared for AIPMT, she did not turn up for the exam. According to Kangana, while attending DAV School in Chandigarh, Ranita and Bondina were her roommates in the hostel, and they were called “Charlie’s Angel.”

Kangana Ranaut's picture from her school days

Kangana Ranaut’s picture from her school days

Her mother wanted to get her married at the age of 16 but Kangana was determined to find her space and freedom. So, she left her college midway and relocated to Delhi.

Kangana Ranaut in school days

Kangana Ranaut in her school days

In Delhi, she joined the Elite Modelling Agency where she briefly worked as a model. Later, she joined the Asmita Theatre Group and was trained under the guidance of theatre director Arvind Gaur. Kangana participated in several plays including Girish Karnad’s Taledanda (Rakt-Kalyan) and a positive response from the audience prompted her to move to Mumbai. She enrolled herself in Asha Chandra’s drama school for a four-month acting course. After making her debut in Gangster (2006), she was honoured by her school principal ma’am Dr Sachdeva crowned her the “Pride of DAV.”

Kangana Ranaut crowned as Pride of DAV in 2006

Kangana Ranaut crowned as Pride of DAV in 2006

Physical Appearance

Kangana Ranaut fitness

The brown-eyed actress is around  5’ 5” tall and weighs around 52 Kg. She has curly black hair.

Family & Boyfriends

Kangana was born into a well-off Rajput landlord family. Her father, Amardeep Ranaut, is a businessman and contractor and her mother, Asha Ranaut, is a school teacher.

Kangana Ranaut with her parents

Kangana Ranaut with her parents

She has an elder sister named Rangoli and a younger brother named Akshit Ranaut.

Kangana Ranaut with her sister

Kangana Ranaut with her sister

Kangana ranaut with her brother

Kangana Ranaut with her brother

kangana Ranaut with her family

Kangana Ranaut with her family

Kangana started dating Aditya Pancholi while she was still struggling. He was a married man and 20 years older than her; still, nothing stopped them from their romantic engagement. They broke up owing to the physical abuse faced by Kangana.

Kangana ranaut with Aditya Pancholi

After parting ways with Aditya Pancholi, Ranaut soon found love in Adhyayan Suman. The lovebirds met on the sets of the film Raaz in 2009; however, their relationship didn’t last for long.

Adhyayan Suman with Kangana Ranaut

Next, she was rumoured to be dating Ajay Devgn during the shoot of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai.

Kangana Ranaut with Ajay Devgan

After that, Kangana went into a brief relationship with a British Doctor, Nicholas Lafferty.

Kangana Ranaut with Nicholas Lafferty

Later, she started dating Hrithik Roshan. Their relationship, which turned out to be one of the most talked-about relationships in Bollywood, ended with a legal battle.

Hrithik Roshan with Kangana Ranaut

On 24 January 2024, Kangana took to social media to reveal that she was dating someone; however, she did not mention the name. This came after news reports suggested she was dating Nishant Pitti, the founder of EaseMyTrip; their pictures from the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony took rounds on the internet, which led to speculations.

A snip of Kangana Ranaut's Instagram story about dating rumours

A snip of Kangana Ranaut’s Instagram story about dating rumours

Career

Acting

Kangana made a debut in Bollywood with the romantic thriller, “Gangster.” She was just 17 while filming and described her craft as raw and immature. The film emerged as a commercial success and her role was praised by the audience.

Gangster

Kangana’s next role was in Mohit Suri’s Woh Lamhe (2006), which was a semi-biographical film based on Parveen Babi’s relationship with the director Mahesh Bhatt. The film remained moderately successful at the box office.

Woh lamhe

Ranaut received praise for playing emotionally intense characters in films like Life in a Metro (2007) and Fashion (2008).

In 2009, Kangana featured in the commercially successful movie Raaz: The Mystery Continues followed by Once Upon A Time In Mumbai the next year. She played a comic role opposite R. Madhavan in the box office hit, Tanu Weds Manu.

Tanu weds Manu

Next, she played a series of brief glamorous roles before playing the role of a mutant opposite Hrithik Roshan in Krrish 3. Kangana went on to play a naive woman in the comedy-drama, Queen, which ranked as the most successful Hindi film featuring a female protagonist. In 2015, Kangana played a double role in the movie “Tanu Weds Manu Return”.

Politics

In March 2024, she joined the BJP and was named BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from the Mandi constituency for the 2024 General elections. She won the Mandi seat by a margin of 74,755 votes after defeating Vikramaditya Singh of the Indian National Congress.

Kangana Ranaut in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, after joining the BJP

Kangana Ranaut in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, after joining the BJP

Controversies

  • While Kangana was still a struggler, She got involved with much older and already married Aditya Pancholi. Their affair ended on an ugly note after he physically assaulted the actress in an auto-rickshaw when she accused him of infidelity and manipulation. The actress later filed a police complaint against him.
  • Adhyayan Suman, son of Shekhar Suman, claimed that Kangana ruined his life and badgered him emotionally. He, in his detailed interview with a leading newspaper, described how he was assaulted and abused by the actress. He also alleged that she performed some black magic on him.

Kangana Ranaut Adhyayan Suman controversy

  • Kangana is very well known for making some bold statements. She called huge trouble for herself during a chat show by saying, “Just good friends could be friendship plus f**k buddies. Just friends in Bollywood mean f**k buddies who are little promoted.”
  • In 2012, during the Blender Pride Fashion Week in Mumbai, Ranaut faced a wardrobe malfunction while walking the ramp for Gavin Miguel.
  • Kangana went into a media-lead fight with the actor, Hrithik Roshan, which started off with her calling him a “silly ex” and resulted in a full-blown legal battle.

Kangana Hrithik legal battle

  • After Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death, a spat occurred between Kangana Ranaut and Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. The entire row initiated after Kangana termed Mumbai unsafe following Rajput’s death on 14 June 2020. Following her comment, the state’s home minister Anil Deshmukh said she had no right to stay in Mumbai. Later, Kangana accused Sanjay Raut of threatening her and remarked “why is Mumbai feeling like Pakistan-occupied- Kashmir.” This comment further escalated between the Shiv Sena and Kangana Ranaut. [1]NDTV Amid the growing row between Kangana Ranaut and the Maharashtra government, the Centre government sanctioned her “Y-plus” security cover. [2]The Times of India

  • Following the row between the Maharashtra government and Kangana Ranaut, the BMC officials served a notice of building violations to her, and they put the notice at the gate of her office in Mumbai. The notice was served under section 354/ A of the Municipal Corporation Act, and it highlighted over a dozen alterations in the bungalow, like a “toilet being converted into office cabin” and “new toilets being constructed alongside the staircase.” [3]The Times of India Later, the BMC started demolishing alleged illegal structures at her office on 9 September 2020; the day when she returned to Mumbai from Manali amid tight security. The actor later took to Twitter to condemn the action by the BMC. She also shared the images of her demolished office and captioned them as “Pakistan…” and “Babur and his army.”

Just before Kangana landed at the Mumbai airport, the Bombay High Court ordered a stop to the demolition work. Later, she shared a video message on her Instagram account where she took a dig at the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

  • In December 2020, during the farmer’s protest in Delhi, Kangana Ranaut had a war of words on Twitter with the Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh. This Twitter battle started after Kangana shared a post on her Twitter account in which she mistakenly identified an old woman from Punjab as Bilkis Bano (the face of anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh in Delhi); however, later, the woman turned out to be a Sikh woman, Mahinder Kaur. In her tweet, which she later deleted, Kangana had questioned the intention of the woman while taking the sides of the farmers.
    Kangana Ranaut's tweet about Bilkis Bano taking part in farmers' protest in Delhi

    Kangana Ranaut’s tweet about Bilkis Bano taking part in farmers’ protest in Delhi

    Later, Diljit Dosanjh took to Twitter to slam Kangana for her comment on an elderly Sikh woman. He also shared a video of the elderly woman on his Twitter handle.

Following this, Kangana called Diljit a ‘pet’ of filmmaker Karan Johar, which fueled the Twitter feud between the two. Later, Kanagana’s comments were roundly criticised by Diljit Dosanjh, Richa Chadda, Swara Bhaskar, and a host of Punjabi celebrities such as Mika Singh, Ammy Virk and others. [4]Hindustan Times

  • On 1 February 2021, a metropolitan magistrate court in Mumbai issued summons to her to appear on 1 March 2021 on a criminal complaint filed by Javed Akhtar. In his complaint, Mr. Akhtar alleged that Ms. Ranaut made defamatory statements about him during an interview on 19 July 2020 in which she linked Mr. Akhtar with the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. [5]The Hindu
  • On 4 May 2021, Twitter permanently suspended Kangana Ranaut’s account after she posted a series of controversial tweets over the violence in West Bengal. In one such tweet, she promoted the evil concept of “An eye for an eye.” [6]TheHindu
    Kangana Ranaut's tweet over the violence in West Bengal

    Kangana Ranaut’s tweet over the violence in West Bengal

    On 24 January 2023, Twitter revoked the suspension of her account after nearly two years. [7]The Hindu

  • On 6 June 2024, she was slapped by a woman CISF personnel named Kulwinder Kaur at Chandigarh airport. The actress later posted a video on Twitter in which she said that when she asked the CISF personnel why she slapped her, the woman replied that she supported the farmers’ protest. Later, Kaur was suspended and arrested. The CISF woman later explained through a video that she slapped her as she was upset with the actress over her comment in December 2020 that people joined the farmer’s protest for as low as Rs. 100. Kulwinder Kaur’s mother had participated in the farmers’ protest. [8]NDTV Kangana also shared a story, which she later deleted, on Instagram in which she questioned Bollywood’s silence on the incident.

    Kangana Ranaut's Instagram story on Bollywood's silence about the slap incident

    Kangana Ranaut’s Instagram story on Bollywood’s silence about the slap incident

  • In June 2024, Annu Kapoor, while responding to a journalist’s question about Kangana Ranaut‘s Chandigarh Airport slap incident at the press conference of his film Hamare Barah, said he didn’t know her. Kangana later reacted to his comments and said,

    Do you agree with Annu Kapoor ji that we tend to hate a successful woman, hate her more if she is beautiful and hate her even more passionately if she is powerful? Is it true?”

    Annu Kapoor later took to social media to apologize to the actress by sharing an apology letter in which he wrote that not knowing someone was not a crime.

    Annu Kapoor's apology letter to Kangana Ranaut

    Annu Kapoor’s apology letter to Kangana Ranaut

Car Collection

Kangana owns many swanky cars including BMW 7, Mercedes GLE 350D SUV, Audi Q3, Mercedes Maybach S-Class, and Mercedes-Maybach GLS. [9]Hindustan Times
Kangana Ranaut with her car

Kangana Ranaut posing with her Marcedes Maybach S Class

Kangana Ranaut posing with her Marcedes Maybach S Class

Salary

Kangana charges Rs. 11-12 crore for a film.

Net Worth

In May 2024, she declared her net worth valued at Rs. 91 crore ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Assets/Properties

Movable

  • Gold Jewellery: Rs. 5 crore
  • Silver Jewellery (60 Kg): Rs. 50 lakh
  • Diamond Jewellery (14-carat): Rs. 3 crore
  • Luxury Cars: Rs. 3.91 crore
  • Share Market: Rs. 21 lakh

Immovable

  • A 67,000 per sq. ft bungalow in Pali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai (worth Rs. 23.98 crore, as of May 2024)
  • An 8-BHK bungalow in Manali, Himachal Pradesh (worth Rs. 4.97 crore as of May 2024)
  • A residential property in Zirakpur, Punjab

Awards

  • Kangana has been the recipient of four National Film Awards, namely, Best Supporting Actress for Fashion (2008), Best Actress for Queen (2014), Best Actress for Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015), and Best Actress for two of her films Panga (2020) and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019).

Kangana Ranaut Receiving National Film award

Kangana Ranaut posing with her National Film Award for her films Panga (2020) and Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi (2019) along with her parents

Kangana Ranaut posing with her National Film Award for her films Panga (2020) and Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi (2019) along with her parents

  • She has also been awarded four Filmfare Awards; Best Filmfare Debut for Gangster (2006), Best Supporting Actress for Fashion (2008), Best Actress for Queen (2014), and Best Actress- Critics for Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015).

Kangana Ranaut with filmfare award

  • In 2021, she was conferred with Padma Shri (2020) by President Ram Nath Kovind at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Favourites

 

  • Sridevi tops her list of favourite actresses.
  • Some of her favourite films are Children of Heaven (1997), Moonlight (2016), La La Land (2016), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Pyaasa (1957), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), and Blazing Saddles (1974).
  • Some of her favourite filmmakers are Christopher Nolan, K. Asif, and Guru Dutt.
  • Kangana loves cooking, reading, writing and doing yoga in her leisure time.
  • She prefers eating Berry Burst and Dal-Chawal.
  • She likes to play Basketball.
  • Her favourite colour is black.
  • Kangana’s favourite restaurant is KongPoush in Mumbai.
  • She likes to wear Chanel No. 5 perfume.
  • Though Kangana is not much into watching TV shows and films Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is her favourite film.
  • Paris and Milan are her favourite travel destinations.
  • She is greatly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography called “The story of My Experiments with Truth”.
Mahatma Gandhi autobiography

Mahatma Gandhi’s Autobiography

Facts

  • Kangana is a non-vegetarian turned vegetarian and was listed as “India’s Hottest Vegetarian” by PETA in 2013.
  • Ranaut is a well-trained Kathak dancer.
  • Miss Ranaut is one of the youngest Indian actresses to have won the National Film Award at the age of 22.
  • Her dream is to purchase a farmhouse in Shimla and settle thereafter she retires from work.
  • Reportedly, the actress received a whopping Rs. 110 million rupees for Rangoon, which is the highest payment ever made to a Bollywood actress for a film.

Rangoon

  • Kangana had a crush on English footballer, David Beckham.
  • In the year 2005, her sister Rangoli was attacked with acid by a man, who disguised himself as a money order delivery boy.
  • She resides in a 4 BHK flat in Khar, Mumbai.
  • Here is the autograph of Kangana Ranaut.
    Kangana Ranaut signature
  • Kangana’s family disapproved of her decision to pursue acting as her career. She was thrown out of her house when she still wanted to join the Glamour World.
  • Interestingly, Kangana wrote her own dialogues for the film, Queen. She even went to New York for a scriptwriting course but had to leave it midway in order to promote Queen.
  • On 15 January 2020, she launched her production company, Manikarnika Films at Pali Hills in Mumbai.

    Kangana Ranaut Film Studio

    Kangana Ranaut Film Studio

  • Following the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput on 14 June 2020, Kangana took to social media and blamed the nepotism in Bollywood for Sushant committing a suicide. She took a jibe at the so-called privileged lobby in Bollywood and said that the outsiders were treated as outcasts by this lobby.

 

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