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  • Kangana Ranaut is an actress.
  • Kangana Ranaut is an Indian film actress. She has established a successful career in Bollywood, and is the recipient of a National Film Award and two Filmfare Awards. Born in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, Ranaut initially aspired to become a doctor on the insistence of her parents. Adamant on building her own career path, she relocated to Delhi at age sixteen, where she briefly became a model. After training under the theatre director Arvind Gaur, Ranaut made her feature film debut in the 2006 thriller Gangster, for which she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She subsequently received praise for portraying emotionally intense characters in the dramas Woh Lamhe, Life in a... Metro and Fashion. For the last of these, she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Filmfare Award in the same category. Ranaut featured in the commercially successful films Raaz: The Mystery Continues and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, though she was criticised for being typecast in neurotic roles. A comic role opposite R.

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