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From Queen to Tanu Weds Manu: Kangana Ranaut’s 5 best performances

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On Kangana Ranaut's 37th birthday, here's looking back at her best performances.

Think about Kangana Ranaut and the first thing that comes to your mind is her hard-hitting and often controversial statements. The actress has acquired this image ever since she gave a bold interview on a TV show less than a decade ago. But despite this image of hers, one can’t deny the natural acting talent that she possesses. She has proven this with a series of fine performances ever since her debut in Gangster in 2006.

From Queen to Tanu Weds Manu: Kangana Ranaut’s 5 best performances

On Kangana Ranaut’s 37th birthday, here’s looking back at her 5 best performances (as per release dates).

Fashion (2008):

In Fashion, directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, Kangana Ranaut played the role of Shonali Gujral, a troubled supermodel who struggles with addiction and personal demons. Ranaut’s intense and captivating performance as Shonali earned her several awards, including a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Tanu Weds Manu series (2011 and 2015):

In the Tanu Weds Manu series, which is directed by Aanand L Rai, Kangana Ranaut was seen in the dual roles of Tanuja Trivedi (Tanu) and Kusum Sangwan (Datto). Ranaut's portrayal of both characters, each with distinct personalities and traits, showcases her versatility as an actor and earned her praise from audiences and critics alike.

Queen (2013):

In Vikas Bahl’s Queen, Kangana Ranaut portrayed Rani Mehra, a young woman who embarks on a solo honeymoon trip to Europe after her wedding is called off. Ranaut's portrayal of Rani's journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and independence earned her widespread acclaim and a National Film Award for Best Actress. Queen turned out to be a career-defining role for Kangana.

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019):

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi saw Kangana Ranaut portray the historical character of Rani Lakshmibai, the warrior queen of Jhansi who led her army against the British East India Company during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Ranaut's powerful portrayal of Rani Lakshmibai received praise for her dedication and commitment to the role. Kangana also directed the movie along with Krish Jagarlamudi.

Panga (2020):

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga was a sports drama where Kangana Ranaut was seen in the role of a former Kabaddi player Jaya Nigam who decides to make a comeback to the sport despite the challenges of motherhood and societal expectations. Ranaut's nuanced performance as Jaya earned her acclaim for portraying the struggles and triumphs of a woman balancing her passion and family life.

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