Kangana Ranaut GQ Magazine Photo Shoot
Kangana Ranaut (born 23 March 1987) is an Indian actress. She has established a successful career in Bollywood films, 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 a career in medicine on the insistence of her parents. Adamant on building her own career path, she relocated to Delhi at age sixteen, where she briefly dabbled with modelling. After training under the theatre director Arvind Gaur, Ranaut made her feature film debut with 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 (2006), Life in a… Metro (2007) and Fashion (2008). For the last of these, she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Filmfare Award in the same category.
Ranaut subsequently featured in the commercially successful films Raaz – The Mystery Continues (2009) and Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010), though was criticised for being typecast in neurotic roles. A comic role in the 2011 box office hit Tanu Weds Manu proved to be a turning point in her career, though this was followed by a series of brief, glamorous roles in films that failed to propel her career forward. She then portrayed a superwoman in the science fiction film Krrish 3 (2013), one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time, and established herself as a leading actress of Hindi cinema with the comedy-drama Queen (2014).