Bombay (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): With her acting prowess, choice of storytelling, and fearless personality, actress Kangana Ranaut has always managed to win people’s hearts. From her film debut with director Anurag Basu’s ‘Gangster’ (2006) to her directorial role with ‘Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi’, her 16-year journey in film is the best example of how a stranger has succeeded in the industry with talent and hard work.
It must not have been easy for the 15-year-old, who was born and raised in the small town in Himachal Pradesh called Bhambla, to leave her home to pursue her dreams at such a tender age, but Kangana conquered all obstacles that came his way with a smile and created a respectable position with his versatile body of work. Without a doubt, words fail to describe the four-time winner of the national award.
So, on her 35th birthday, let’s revisit some of Kangana’s most powerful performances that made her the queen of acting.
Kangana proved himself with his very first film which revolved around the relationship between a bar dancer, played by Kangana, and a gangster (Shiny Ahuja). The film marked her Bollywood debut and showed everyone that she was born to be in front of the camera. Emraan Hashmi was also part of the crime drama.
Kudos to filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar for giving Kangana one of the most powerful roles of his career. Even though Priyanka Chopra played the lead role in “Fashion,” Kangana managed to grab attention with her stellar performance as the troubled model. The hit film will always remain special for Kangana as it kicked off her winning run at the National Awards.
Director Vikas Bahl’s “Queen” has been a game-changer for Kangana in the industry. The movie actually made her audience favorite and made her accept with the work she puts forth. Released in 2014, “Queen” revolves around Rani Mehra (Kangana) who decides to go on her honeymoon alone after her fiancé Vijay Dhingra (Rajkummar Rao) called off their wedding just a day before their special day. Kangana’s role truly acts as a source of motivation for girls who are reluctant to live an independent life in a male-dominated society. ‘Queen’ helped her win her second national award.
4. Franchise “Tanu Weds Manu”
Kangana is not afraid to experience different things in her life. With “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” (2011) by Aanand L Rai, the actress unveiled her comedic side alongside R. Madhavan. Her goal of making audiences laugh didn’t stop there as in 2015 she created “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”. In the sequel, we see the problems that arise in the relationship of the main characters of Kangana and Madhavan after their marriage. The film also gave Kangana a chance to play a dual role.
Her comedic avatar in “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” caught the attention of the National Film Awards jury as they once again honored Kangana with the prestigious award.
5. “Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi”
In 2019, Kangana went behind the lens with ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. She directed several parts of the historical film with Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi. ‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’ was a film made to honor the courage of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. Kangana Ranaut plays the lead role in the film. She won another national award for her work in period drama.
While talking about Kangana’s impeccable acting, it would be a sin if we didn’t talk about “Pangaa”. The 2020 released film revolved around a retired Kabbadi player tried out by Kangana who hopes to make a comeback in the game. Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary, the film also features Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta, Jassie Gill and Pankaj Tripathi in key roles. The film pays homage to the endless working hours that mothers devote to their families and at the same time urges them to never give up on their dreams and take that second chance.
The coming months will be extremely special for the birthday girl as she has an interesting lineup of films in her chat which includes ‘Dhaakad’, ‘Tejas’, ‘Emergency’, ‘Sita’ and ‘Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda ” . (ANI)
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