From locks that curl to perfection to acting skills that make Bollywood biggies swoon for her, Kangana Ranaut is a promising name in the film industry.
The ravishing beauty who hails from Himachal has managed to garner limelight for all the good reasons. On the occasion of the diva’s birthday, we take you through why she is the real ‘Queen’ of Bollywood.
Back in 2006, a romantic crime thriller Gangster made for a blockbuster. With iconic songs, a great screenplay and direction of Anurag Basu, there was a diamond that outshone everything in the movie- a young and raw Kangana Ranaut.
While many lauded her for her incredible portrayal of a bar girl stuck between choices of love, there were others who found her a misfit for Bollywood. But the queen rose out of it all and bagged another hit role after this.
Though Priyanka Chopra bagged most of the fame in this movie, Kangana wasn’t left behind in the race and won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 56th National Film Awards. Her role as a model who rises from rags to riches was boldly carried out by the star and appreciated by all.
The real game-changer for Kangana came in the form of Queen. The actor was lauded for her sheer effortless, innocent yet powerful acting. Playing the role of Rani, a lady who wants to live life on her own terms and embarks on a journey of self discovery; Kangana spoke for all the women out there who want to be independent and free.
She also went on to win National Film Award for Best Actress category. This movie also helped Kangana shed her stereotype image of the “neurotic” and there was no looking back after that!
Tanu Weds Manu: Returns
A sequel to Tanu Weds Manu, this movie was the kind of romantic drama which proved that the actor could do it all- serious to comic in the best possible way. One surely can’t get over those “Pappiji” dialogues!
From Films To Feminism
The actor is known for her free-spirited and originality. She does not shy away from expressing her opinions in public and has spoken extensively on the issue of gender bias.
The Fashion Icon
Kangana’s progressive mindset is well reflected through her dressing sense. Her style is quirky, experimental and very non-Bollywood oriented. She was voted as the “Best Dressed Personality” in 2012 by the Indian edition of People magazine.
The actor was last seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon opposite Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. The beauty turns 31 this year and looks ravishing as ever!
You go girl, here’s wishing the B-Town a very Happy Birthday! 🙂
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