Kangana Ranaut Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Kangana Ranaut (born 23 March 1987) is an Indian actress and filmmaker who works in Hindi films. Known for her versatility and portrayal of strong women in female-centric films, she has been described in the media as one of India’s highest-paid actresses. The recipient of several awards, including four National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards, she has featured six times in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. In 2020, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian award.
Born in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, Ranaut initially aspired to become a doctor at the insistence of her parents. Determined to build her own career, she relocated to Delhi at the age of sixteen and took up modelling for a brief period of time. After being trained under 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 received praise for portraying emotionally intense characters in the dramas Woh Lamhe (2006), Life in a… Metro (2007) and Fashion (2008). For the last of these, she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Ranaut appeared in the commercially successful films Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009) and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010) but was criticised for being typecast in neurotic roles. A comic role in Tanu Weds Manu (2011) was well-received, though this was followed by a series of brief, glamorous roles in films that failed to propel her career forward. This changed in 2013 when she played a mutant in the science fiction film Krrish 3, one of the highest-grossing Indian films. Ranaut went on to win two consecutive National Film Awards for Best Actress for playing an abandoned bride in the comedy-drama Queen (2014) and a dual role in the comedy sequel Tanu Weds Manu: Returns (2015), which was the biggest-earning female-led Hindi film at the time. After a number of commercial failures, she portrayed the titular warrior in her co-directorial venture, the biopic Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019), followed by a role as a kabbadi player in the sports film Panga (2020). She was awarded a fourth National Film Award for these two performances, and followed by playing the role of Jayalalithaa in the biopic Thalaivii (2021).
In 2020, Ranaut launched her own production company named Manikarnika Films under which she works as director and producer. She is credited in the media as one of the best-dressed celebrities in the country, and is known to be outspoken. The opinions she has voiced, along with reports of her personal and professional relationships have frequently sparked controversy.
Early life and background
Ranaut was born on 23 March 1987 at Bhambla (now Surajpur), a small town in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, into a Rajput family. Her mother, Asha Ranaut, is a school teacher, and her father, Amardeep Ranaut, is a businessman. She has an elder sister, Rangoli Chandel, who as of 2014 works as her manager and a younger brother, Akshat. Her great-grandfather, Sarju Singh Ranaut, was a Member of the Legislative Assembly and her grandfather was an officer for the Indian Administrative Service. She grew up in a joint family at their ancestral haveli (mansion) in Bhambla, and described her childhood as “simple and happy”.
According to Ranaut, she was “stubborn and rebellious” while growing up: “If my father would gift my brother a plastic gun and get a doll for me, I would not accept that. I questioned the discrimination.” She did not subscribe to the stereotypes that were expected of her and experimented with fashion from a young age, often pairing up accessories and clothes that would seem “bizarre” to her neighbours. Ranaut was educated at the DAV School in Chandigarh, where she pursued science as her core subject, remarking that she was “very studious” and “always paranoid about results”. She initially intended to become a doctor on the insistence of her parents. However, a failed unit test in chemistry during her twelfth grade led Ranaut to reconsider her career prospects and despite preparing for the All India Pre Medical Test, she did not turn up for the exam. Determined to find her “space and freedom”, she relocated to Delhi at the age of sixteen. Her decision not to pursue medicine led to constant feuding with her parents and her father refused to sponsor a pursuit he considered to be aimless.
In Delhi, Ranaut was unsure which career to choose; the Elite Modelling Agency were impressed by her looks and suggested that she model for them. She took on a few modelling assignments, but generally disliked the career as she found “no scope for creativity”. Ranaut decided to shift focus towards acting and joined the Asmita Theatre Group, where she trained under the theatre director Arvind Gaur. She participated in Gaur’s theatre workshop at the India Habitat Centre, acting in several of his plays, including the Girish Karnad-scripted Taledanda. During a performance, when one of the male actors went missing, Ranaut played his part along with her original role of a woman. A positive reaction from the audience prompted her to relocate to Mumbai to pursue a career in film and she enrolled herself for a four-month acting course in Asha Chandra’s drama school.
Ranaut struggled with her meager earnings during this period, eating only “bread and aachar (pickle)”. Refusing her father’s financial assistance led to a rift in their relationship which she later regretted. Her relatives were unhappy with her decision to enter the film-making industry, and they did not correspond with her for several years. She reconciled with them after the release of Life in a… Metro in 2007.
Ranaut has stated that her initial years in the film industry were marred with difficulties as she was unprepared to be an actress. She was conscious of her poor command of the English language and struggled to “fit in”. In a 2013 interview with Daily News and Analysis, Ranaut recollected:
“People in the industry treated me like I didn’t deserve to be spoken to and I was some unwanted object. I couldn’t speak English fluently and people made fun of me for that. So dealing with rejection became a part of life. … All that has taken a toll, I guess. I find it hard to deal with praise. Today, when people say that I have made it and made it on my own, I feel like locking up myself somewhere … It scares me.”
During the struggle, Ranaut found support in the actor Aditya Pancholi and his wife Zarina Wahab and considered them her “family away from home”. She became embroiled in a well publicised scandal when the media speculated on the nature of her relationship with Pancholi. She declined to speak about it openly, although she made several public appearances with him. In 2007 it was reported that Ranaut had filed a police complaint against Pancholi for physically assaulting her under the influence of alcohol. The following year Pancholi confirmed the affair in an interview, saying that he had been cohabiting with Ranaut in the past and accused her of owing him ₹2.5 million (US$33,000). In response, Ranaut’s spokesperson said that “after physically assaulting her in the middle of a road, he has no right to expect anything from her”, adding that she had “already given ₹5 million (US$66,000) to as a goodwill gesture”. Ranaut later said that the incident had left her “physically and mentally” damaged.
While filming Raaz: The Mystery Continues in 2008, Ranaut began a romantic relationship with co-star Adhyayan Suman. On Suman’s insistence that he focus on his professional career, the couple separated the following year. From 2010 to 2012, Ranaut was involved in a long-distance romance with Nicholas Lafferty, an English doctor; she described the relationship as “the most normal” she ever had, but the couple split amicably as she was not ready for marriage. She has since maintained that she will never get married, and has expressed a desire to not be bound by a relationship. In 2016, Hrithik Roshan, her co-star from Krrish 3, filed a lawsuit against Ranaut accusing her of cyber stalking and harassment. Denying the charges, Ranaut filed a counter-charge against Roshan, claiming that his lawsuit was an attempt to cover-up their affair for the benefit of his divorce proceedings. The case was closed later that year owing to lack of evidence.
Ranaut lives in Mumbai with her sister Rangoli, who was the victim of an acid attack in 2006. She makes yearly visits to her hometown of Bhambla. A practicing Hindu, Ranaut follows the teachings of the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda and considers meditation to be “the highest form of worshipping God”. She practices vegetarianism and was listed as “India’s hottest vegetarian” in a poll conducted by PETA in 2013. Since 2009 Ranaut has been studying the dance form of kathak from the Nateshwar Nritya Kala Mandir. She has said that the technical process of filmmaking is of tremendous interest to her, and to better her understanding of it Ranaut enrolled in a two-month screenplay writing course at the New York Film Academy in 2014. In an interview with Filmfare she said that despite her stardom, she wants to lead a normal life: “I don’t want to lose my rights as a common person to learn and grow”.
Kangana Ranaut Measurements Height Weight Bra Size Age
|Full Name||Kangana Amardeep Ranaut|
|Nickname(s)||Arshad, OTA (One Take Actor)|
|Profession(s)||Actress, Writer, Director|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 168 cm|
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet inches– 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 55 kg|
in pounds– 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-26-34|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Bollywood Film (Actress): Gangster (2006)|
Tamil Film (Actress): Dhaam Dhoom (2008)
Telugu Film (Actress): Ek Niranjan (2009)
Writer: Queen (2014)
Director: Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)
|Awards, Achievements||National Film Awards|
2009: Best Supporting Actress for the film ‘Fashion’ (2008)
2015: Best Actress for the film ‘Queen’ (2014)
2016: Best Actress for the film ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ (2015)
2019: Best Actress for two of her films ‘Panga’ and ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’
2007: Best Female Debut for the film ‘Gangster’ (2006)
2009: Best Supporting Actress for the film ‘Fashion’ (2008)
2015: Best Actress for the film ‘Queen’ (2014)
2016: Best Actress (Critics) for the film ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ (2015)
2020: Padma Shri
Note: Along with these, she has many other awards, honours, achievements to her name
|Date of Birth||23 March 1986|
|Age (as of 2022)||36 Years|
|Birthplace||Bhambla, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Bhambla, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|School||DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh|
|Educational Qualification||12th standard|
|Political Inclination||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Address||A 4-BHK apartment in Khar, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Cooking, Reading, Writing, Doing Yoga, Listening to Music|
|Tattoo(s)||Nape of the Neck– A sword and wings with a crown|
Left Ankle– A warrior angel
|Controversies||• During her initial days in Bollywood, she was in a relationship with Aditya Pancholi, who was around 20 years older than her and already married. However, things got complicated when she accused Aditya of violence and broke up with him.|
• After her break up with Adhyayan Suman, he said, “I was emotionally badgered because of my relationship. Kangna only knows how to use, abuse and throw. She has flooded me with abusive calls ever since the truth about her fake claims came out. I have remained silent on her abusive nature for so many years, but she is crossing all limits now. Since I haven’t been taking her calls, her aides have been calling my mother and harassing her.”
• She is known for her bold statements, but she made a blunder during a chat show by saying that, “Just good friends could be friendship plus f**k buddies. Just friends in Bollywood mean f**k buddies who are little promoted.”
• During the 2012 Blender Pride Fashion Week, in Mumbai, she suffered a wardrobe malfunction while walking the ramp for designer Gavin Miguel.
• She and Hrithik Roshan had a media-led fight which started off with her calling him as a “silly ex”, and later resulted in full-blown name-calling, e-mail leaking, legal battle.
• In 2018, during the MeToo movement, Kangana Ranaut alleged that Vikas Bahl had harassed her on the sets of ‘Queen.’
• In January 2019, just before the release of her film ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi,’ the Karni Sena threatened the makers of the film that if the image of Rani Lakshmibai is maligned in the film, then makers will have to “face consequences.” To which Kangana strongly replied, “Four historians have certified ‘Manikarnika’, we have got censor certificate as well, Karni Sena has been conveyed this but they are continuing to harass me. If they don’t stop then they should know I am also a Rajput and I will destroy each one of them.”
• Kangana Ranaut and Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena locked in a bitter war of words since Kangana termed Mumbai unsafe after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Earlier, her comment that she feared living in Mumbai had led to a severe backlash from the Shiv Sena, and the state’s home minister Anil Deshmukh said she had no right to stay in Mumbai. Kangana accused Sena leaders like Sanjay Raut of threatening her and remarked “why is Mumbai feeling like Pakistan-occupied- Kashmir.” This comment escalated the row between Kangana and Shiv Sena.  Later, the Centre government sanctioned “Y-plus” security cover to Kangana Ranaut; with this, the actress had a total of 11 CRPF personnel for her personal protection.
• Amid the row between Kangana Ranaut and Maharashtra Government, the BMC officials served a notice under section 354/ A of the Municipal Corporation Act after inspection to Kangana Ranaut and pasted the notice at her office gate in Mumbai. The notice pointed out over a dozen alterations in the bungalow, like a “toilet being converted into office cabin” and “new toilets being constructed alongside the staircase.”
• In December 2020, she attracted controversy after she misidentified an elderly woman as the ‘Dadi’ (Bilkis Bano of Shaheen Bagh fame) through a tweet in which she doubted the intention of her taking part in the ongoing farmers’ protest against the central government’s newly drafted farmer’s bills. Later, the elderly woman was found to be a Sikh woman, Mahinder Kaur.
Punjabi actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh took to Twitter to condemn Kangana’s remarks on the elderly woman, and this Twitter war became intense after Kangana retaliated and addressed Diljit a ‘pet’ of filmmaker Karan Johar. Later, Kangana received criticisms from many celebrities including Swara Bhaskar, Richa Chadda, Ammy Virk, Mika Singh, and others.
• On 1 February 2021, she received a summon from a metropolitan magistrate court in Mumbai to appear on 1 March 2021. The summon was issued after a criminal complaint filed by lyricist Javed Akhtar in which he alleged that on 19 July 2020, during an interview, Ms. Ranaut linked his name to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide case.
• On 4 May 2021, her Twitter account was permanently suspended after she posted a series of controversial tweets. Following the result of the 2021 West Bengal Assembly Elections, violence erupted in the state, and Kangana took to Twitter to give a piece of her mind and said that violence could only be stopped through violence.
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Aditya Pancholi (Actor)|
Adhyayan Suman (Actor)
Ajay Devgan (Actor, Rumour)
Nicholas Lafferty (British Doctor)
Hrithik Roshan (Actor)
|Parents||Father– Amardeep Ranaut (Businessman)|
Mother– Asha Ranaut (Teacher)
|Siblings||Brother– Akshit Ranaut|
Sister– Rangoli Ranaut (Elder, Manager)
|Food(s)||Berry Burst, Dal-Chawal|
|Beverage(s)||Coffee, Red Wine|
|Actor(s)||Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Actresses||Sridevi, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn|
|Film(s)||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Piku, Bombay Velvet|
|Book||Mahatma Gandhi Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi|
|Perfume||Chanel No. 5|
|Fashion Icon||Sonam Kapoor|
|Restaurant||KongPoush in Mumbai|
|Hotel(s)||Soho Grand Hotel in New York, Le Meurice in Paris, Four Seasons in Maldives, Courthouse in London|
|Destination(s)||Paris, Milan, London, New York|
|Car Collection||BMW 7 Series|
|Assets/Properties||• A 67,000 per sq. ft bungalow in Pali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai (worth ₹20.7 crore, as in 2018)|
• A 8-BHK bungalow in Manali, Himachal Pradesh
|Salary (approx.)||Rs. 14 crore/film (as in 2019)|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$10 million (as in 2017)|
In the book Acting Smart: Your Ticket to Showbiz, Tisca Chopra describes Ranaut as a “free-spirited, original creative” person “who cannot really be slotted in a particular mould”. Ranaut is particularly known for her forthrightness in expressing her opinions in public on issues ranging from film to feminism. A televised 2013 interview hosted by Anupama Chopra in which Ranaut spoke out against gender bias and nepotism in Bollywood went viral online, which led Sunaina Kumar of Tehelka to write: “In this age of cookie-cutter heroines with stock responses, Kangana Ranaut is refreshingly real and honest.” Ranaut had a public fallout with the filmmaker Karan Johar when she accused him of nepotism during a chat show appearance in 2017. She has since continued to advocate against nepotism in the industry, more so after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, when she accused influential film professionals of having “systematically sabotaged” his career.
Ranaut identifies with right-wing ideologies, and is a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. An active commenter on social media, such as Twitter, Ranaut often expresses political views, speaks of her religious affiliation and activity, and voices criticism of liberals. Ranaut’s direct ways and confrontational manner, as evidenced in several well-reported public clashes with colleagues around her views, have attracted some media scrutiny.
Analysing Ranaut’s career, the journalist Parmita Uniyal, in 2014, noted that she “loves to challenge herself with tricky roles and manages to add a different dimension to her character every time.” A reviewer for Rediff.com described her as a “director’s actress” who is susceptible to both “shine and crumble under the right/wrong guidance”. Anand L. Rai (the director of Tanu Weds Manu) says that Ranaut actively pursues roles in which she can “work in her own space and not become a mere prop in the male-dominated Bollywood”. Alongside actress Vidya Balan, Ranaut has been credited for spearheading a movement that breaks stereotypes of a Hindi film heroine by playing the protagonist in films not starring a well-known male star. Following the success of Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Deccan Chronicle labelled her as “one of the most bankable actresses in the industry”, and Daily News and Analysis reported that she had emerged as one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood. After Rangoon, Anupama Chopra hailed Ranaut as “arguably the finest actress working in Hindi cinema today”. Ranaut was featured by Forbes India in their annual Celebrity 100 list in 2012, 2014–2017, and 2019. In 2017, Forbes calculated her annual salary to be ₹320 million (US$4.2 million), one of the highest amongst actresses in the country. Also that year, she was one of two actresses to feature in The Indian Express’s listing of the most powerful Indians. Ranaut was featured again in The Indian Express’s listing of the most powerful Indians in 2018, 2019 and 2022.
Ranaut has been cited as a sex symbol and style icon in India. Analysing her off-screen persona, Hindustan Times published that she was initially written off by Indian journalists due to her “funny accent” and the negative publicity generated by her troubled relationships; however, her defining fashion choices and her unconventional film roles eventually established her as a star. Ranaut has frequently featured in listings of the most attractive and stylish celebrities in India. She ranked among the top 10 on The Times of India’s listing of the “Most Desirable Woman” in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015. Ranaut was featured on Verve’s listing of the most powerful women of 2010 and in 2012 she was named the “Best Dressed Personality” by the Indian edition of People. In 2013, Ranaut featured as one of the best-dressed women celebrities by Vogue India. The journalist Jagmeeta Thind Joy credits the actress for her “quirky, almost non-Bollywood take on personal style”, adding that she “likes to shock and awe with her choices”. She has collaborated with the fashion brand Vero Moda to launch two clothing lines for the company—Marquee and Venice Cruise—in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
|Woh Lamhe||Sana Azim|
|2007||Shakalaka Boom Boom||Ruhi|
|Life in a… Metro||Neha|
|2009||Raaz: The Mystery Continues||Nandita Chopra|
|Vaada Raha||Pooja||Special appearance|
|Ek Niranjan||Sameera||Telugu film|
|Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai||Rehana|
|Knock Out||Nidhi Shrivastava|
|2011||Tanu Weds Manu||Tanuja “Tanu” Trivedi|
|Miley Naa Miley Hum||Anishka Shrivastava|
|2013||Shootout at Wadala||Vidya Joshi|
|Revolver Rani||Alka Singh|
|2015||Tanu Weds Manu Returns||Kusum “Datto” Sangwan/ Tanuja “Tanu” Trivedi|
|I Love NY||Tikku Verma|
|Simran||Praful Patel||Also co-writer|
|2019||Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi||Rani Laxmibai|
|Judgementall Hai Kya||Bobby Grewal|
|Tiku Weds Sheru||N/A||Producer; Completed|
|2022||Lock Upp (Season 1)||Host||Alt Balaji & MX Player|