Kangana Ranaut has proved time and again that she is an actor par excellence. Aside from the films she does, the spirited actress is also known for her on and off screen persona, her controversies and the badass statements she makes. The last couple of years have been a bit difficult for the Bollywood’s original Queen. She is courting controversies on both personal and professional level and they are making more noise than her films but looks like she will sure make a dhamakedaar comeback and make us smile once more with her crackling performance on screen. After all, she has two very interesting and diverse films lined up. One is a biography of an inspiring historical figure: Rani of Jhansi titled Manikarnika and the other is the quirky Mental Hai Kya where she reunites with her Queen co-star Rajkummar Rao. We are holding on to our horses here, waiting for Kangana to cast a spell on us again with her knockout performance.
Looking back at Kangana Ranaut’s inspirational journey
Being Kangana Ranaut is not easy. For one, she comes from a total non-filmy background with no Godfather in the industry and the second reason is that she is an ambitious, talented artiste who does not settle or even bog down to the system. On the occasion of her birthday, we track down her journey through her pictures. Kangana has spoken a lot about her childhood in many interviews she gave in the past and always highlighted that though a studious kid, she was a rebel. Her family is conservative and were not okay with her pursuing her career in showbiz. She ran away from her hometown in Himachal Pradesh while she was barely a teenager and rest is history. Kangana, therefore, has always taken a strong stand for women and is an unabashed feminist. She did not hence mince her words while calling out all the powerful Bollywood men including Hrithik Roshan and Karan Johar.
Fiery, unapologetic and totally badass, here are 10 rare and unseen pictures of this actress which show that she had all the makings of a superstar right from the beginning.