Kangana Ranaut Biography

About Kangana Ranaut

Kangana in a silver saree 1

Kangana needs no introduction as her illustrious career speaks for itself. She is one of the strongest and prolific artists of the industry to inspire the whole generation of young female actors.

She began her glorious career with Anurag Basu’s Gangster starring opposite Emraan Hashmi. Her performance was highly appreciated and established her as a mainstream actor.

Kangana is one of the few actors with the ability to convert her performances into award-winning ones. Her noteworthy films are- Life in a Metro, Fashion with Priyanka Chopra, and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai with Ajay Devgn and Prachi Desai.

Her outstanding performance in Queen was considered one of the best performances of Bollywood, which also marked the beginning of female-oriented movies and earned her the title of ‘Queen of Bollywood’.

Other than a movie maestro, she is known for her acute fashion sense and splendid outfits, which have portrayed her as the ‘Fashion Diva’ of Bollywood.

She will soon feature in the spy thriller Dhaakad alongside Divya Dutta and Arjun Rampal.

Kangana in a white salvar suit

Biography of Kangana Ranaut

Name: Kangana Ranaut

Nickname: Arshad

Known For: Played the role of ‘Rani Mehra’ in the critically acclaimed film ‘Queen’ along with Rajkumar Rao and Lisa Haydon.

Date of Birth of Kangana Ranaut: 23 March 1986

Age of Kangana Ranaut: 35 Years (as of 2021)

Height of Kangana Ranaut: 168 cm, 1.68 m, 5’ ft 6” in

Weight of Kangana Ranaut: 55 kg (121 lbs)

Body Measurements of Kangana Ranaut: 34-26-34

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Zodiac Sign/Star Sign: Aries

Known Languages: English

Religion: Hindu

Caste: Kshatriya (Rajput)

Profession: Model and Actress 

Favourite Actors: Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan

Favourite Actress: Sridevi

Favourite Food: Berry Burst and Dal-Chawal

Favourite Beverage: Coffee and Red Wine

Favourite Destination: Paris, Milan, London, and New York

Net Worth of Kangana Ranaut: $13 Million (approx.)

Marital Status: Unmarried 

Nationality: Indian

Home Town: Bhambla (A small town in Himachal Pradesh)

Currently Living: Mumbai, India

Controversies about Kangana Ranaut

1. In one of her Instagram posts, Kangana compared Mumbai city with the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and stated that she no longer feels safe in the city. After her post in a few days her Mumbai based office was demolished by the municipality. The actress blamed the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray for this act.

2. After the suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput, news regarding drug use in Bollywood got quite popular and trending. Kangana through her Twitter profile accused actors like Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji, and Vicky Kaushal of using drugs and wanted them to take drug tests to prove their innocence.

3. Kangana also linked Sushant Singh Rajput suicide with the debate of Nepotism and some dark secrets of Bollywood. She tweeted that she would require security from the government in return for her help.

4. Through her Twitter account, Kangana called actresses Sonam Kapoor and Dia Mirza ‘mafia bimbos’ when they showed sympathy towards Ranaut and Rhea Chakraborty. She further tweeted that the Mafia Bimbos have tried to compare her struggles with a small-time druggie referring to Rhea. 

5. Kangana in 2013 went public about her affair with Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan. However, Roshan explicitly denied the affair and even accused her of stalking and defamation. He further mentioned that Kangana suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome.

Kangana in Aap ki Adalat clarified her stance and said that her affair was very much real and it started while shooting Krrish 3.

6. The feud between Kangana and director Karan Johar was full of buzz and spice. Where the director in 2010 Koffee with Karan episode pointed out about her failed love life and her cosmetic surgery and in retaliation, the actress in 2017 on the same show called out Karan as a flag-bearer of nepotism and a movie mafia.

Kangana Ranaut with Karan Johar in a Public Event

Interesting Facts about Kangana Ranaut

  1. Kangana Ranaut’s nickname is Arshad which is given by her family, meaning ‘Devotion’.
  2. Kangana made her Bollywood debut at the age of 19 with Gangster (Film), initially Mahesh Bhatt approached Chitrangada Singh for the female lead but due to her unavailability, Bhatt continued with Kangana.
  3. Kangana is known for her strong values and once rejected a fairness cream endorsement worth 2 Crores.
  4. She is a trained Kathak dancer.
  5. Kangana is also known for her amazing comic timing. She has featured in various comedy films like No Problem with Sanjay Dutt and Sushmita Sen, Double Dhamaal with Ritesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi and Mallika Sherawat, and Rascals with Ajay Devgn.
  6. She is a proud feminist and loves challenging women-centric roles. Her notable films are Queen, Thalaivii with Arvind Swami and Bhagyashree, and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi with Atul Kulkarni and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
  7. Her role as ‘Tanuja Trivedi’ in hit movies Tanu Weds Manu and Tanu Weds Manu: Returns, was highly praised and she also won the National Film Award for Best Actress. The movie also starred R.Madhavan, Jimmy Sheirgill and Deepak Dobriyal in the main roles. 
  8. Her recent film Panga along with Jassi Gill and Richa Chadda was highly praised by the critics and she also received National Film Award for Best Actress.
  9. In 2020, she received the fourth-highest civilian award Padma Shri for her excellence in the field of performing arts.
  10. To perfect her acting skills, at the age of 27, she went to New York to study at New York Film School. 
  11. Kangan’s younger sister Rangoli Chandel is an acid attack survivor.
  12. In 2013 PETA listed her as the ‘India’s Hottest Vegetarian’.
  13. For her flamboyant appearances, she has featured 6 times in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list.
  14. In recent times, Kangana has become a controversial celebrity in Indian Cinema. Her bold and demeaning twitter comments and posts led to her account getting banned by the Twitter authority.

Boyfriend/Affairs of Kangana Ranaut


  • Ajay Devgn (Rumoured)
  • Hritik Roshan (Rumoured)
  • Nicholas Lafferty (Rumoured)

Movies By Kangana Ranaut

Raaz: The Mystery Continues

Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

Tanu Weds Manu

Krrish 3

Tanu Weds Manu: Returns

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi


Family of Kangana Ranaut

KANGANA with parents

Father: Amardeep Ranaut

Mother: Asha Ranaut

Siblings:  Akshit Ranaut and Rangoli Ranaut

Social Media Profiles Kangana Ranaut

Facebook: KanganaRanaut

Instagram: @kanganaranaut

Education/Qualification of Kangana Ranaut

School: DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh

College: Film Academy New York

Hobbies of Kangana Ranaut

Cooking, Reading, Writing, Doing Yoga and Listening to Music

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