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Here are Some Lesser Known Interesting Facts About Kangana Ranaut 

  • Kangana is a very good pianist.
  • Kangana Ranaut is a certified screenwriter from the New-York Film Academy.
  • Kangana likes to write poems. 
  • Kangana’s grandfather was an I.A.S officer.
  • Kangana Ranaut started her acting career at the age of seventeen.
  • Kangana had her first kiss at age 15.
  • Kangana Ranaut directed 9-minute Short Film In America called "The Touch".
  • Kangana Ranaut is a one-take actor.
  • Kangana has a cute dog named "Pluto".
  • Kangana Ranaut won two back-to-back National Awards for Best Actress for her film Queen (2014) & Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)
  • Kangana is the  brand ambassador of Uttar Pradesh's ODOP Programme.
  • Kangana is extremely organized and tidy. She likes to be on time.
  • Kangana became the youngest recipient of the National Award for Best Supporting Actress - Fashion (2008).
  • Kangana Ranaut became the Highest Paid Actress in 2014.
  • Aside from screenwriting, Kangana also likes to direct films. She loves to be a technician.
  • Kangana’s favorite foreign fashion designers are Moschino, Chanel, and Versace.
  • Kangana’s favorite fashion labels  Burberry, Stella McCartney, and Tom Ford
  • Kangana’s favorite perfume brands are Tom Ford & Burberry.
  • Kangana Ranaut grew up in a male-dominant conservative joint family and the biased restriction made her rebellious. She told in an interview, “My father slapped me for the first time at 15 and I told him, If you slap me I will slap you back.”
  • She was always a bright student and aspired to become a doctor. As a science student, she used to study for around 18 hours a day and secured 90% in her intermediate. But she suffered a setback when she failed to clear her pre-medical, which made her quit her studies and move out of her hometown.
  • While studying at DAV School in sector -15, Chandigarh, she shared her hostel room with Ranita and Bondina who became her close friends, and they were called “Charlie’s Angels.”
  • In her younger days, she was an active participator in beauty contests.
  • When she moved to Delhi, she initially learned music, and sculpture arts and in 2003, she joined Elite Modelling Agency in Delhi 2003, to become a model.
  • Before doing films, she worked as a theatre actor in Delhi with the Asmita Theatre Group. Her first play was Girish Karnad‘s Taledanda (Rakt-Kalyan). Moreover, she also did plays for Arvind Gaur’s workshop at India Habitat Centre.
  • In 2005, her younger sister Rangoli Chandel was attacked with acid by a man, who had entered her house as a money order delivery boy.
  • Kangana learned acting skills from Asha Chandra’s acting school in Mumbai.
  • Kangana Ranaut was finalized as the leading lady of Puri Jagannath's Pokiri film opposite Mahesh Babu. However, She chose to make her Bollywood Debut by signing Gangster (2006).
  • When she was in Mumbai for a catalog shoot, she gave auditions to Mohit Suri, Anurag Basu, and Mahesh Bhatt, for the film ‘Gangster’ (2006). Mahesh Bhatt was reluctant to cast her; as he considered her too young for the role, and instead, he shortlisted Chitrangada Singh. Two months later, the dejected Kangana Ranaut receives a call from director Anurag Basu that she has been selected to play the lead role in the film as Chitrangada had some issues with the outdoor shoot.
  • After making her acting in the Bollywood film Gangster in 2006, she was felicitated at her school in DAV Chandigarh by her principal ma’am Dr. Sachdeva who crowned her as the “Pride of DAV.”
  • She is one of the youngest Indian actresses to win the National Film Awards at the age of 22, Best Supporting Actress for Fashion (2008).
  • She went to New York for her scriptwriting course but had to leave it midway; as she had to return to India to promote her film ‘Queen.’
  • Earlier, she used to be a hardcore non-vegetarian, in 2013, she turned vegetarian. Moreover, in the same year, she was listed as “India’s Hottest Vegetarian” by PETA.
  • Over the years Kangana has won 4 National Awards for her performance in Fashion (2006), Queen (2014), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015),  Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi (2019), and Panga (2019).
  • She is the only actress to win a National Award (Best Actress) for two performances in the same year (2019).
  • Kangana Ranaut is a trained Kathak dancer.
  • Her first crush was English footballer, David Beckham.
  • She hardly sees films and doesn’t watch TV shows at all.
  • She was listed as "India's hottest vegetarian" by PETA in 2013.
  • Kangana is the first celebrity who got Y+ Security.
  • She is one of the only three actresses who won the National Award for Best Actress consecutively. She won the award in two consecutive years 2015 and 2016, for Queen (2014) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) respectively. The other two actresses are Shabana Azmi (who won for 3 consecutive years actually) and Archana.
  • She is one of the seven actresses who has won the National Award for Best Actress more than once. As of 2020, She has won for Queen (2014), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) & Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi (2019), Panga(2020). The other six actresses are Shabana Azmi, Sharada, Smita Patil, Archana, Shobana, and Tabu.
  • Kangana co-wrote her own dialogues in Queen (2014). She told director Vikas Bahl that she wanted to do the character in her own way and she improvised her lines during filming. This film brought her unanimous critical acclaim for her acting skills. She won the Best Actress award at almost every award ceremony including Filmfare and National Awards.
  • To prepare for her role as Datto in Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015), she used to roam around the campus of Delhi University the same get up, and students around were not aware.
  • Kangana Ranaut is also a businesswoman. She owns several properties and hotels & restaurants in Mumbai & Himachal Pradesh.
  • She dreams of purchasing an organic farmhouse and a stable in Shimla after she retires from her work.
  • She dreams of writing her own biography and also wishes to make a biopic film on her life.
  • Kangana Ranaut was trailed in Bharatnatyam by Gayathri Raghuram for the film "Thalaivii."
  • A few days before the release of her film ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi,’ the former President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind watched a special screening of it at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre; where he also felicitated the actress and crew of the film. 
  • On January 15, 2020, Kangana added another feather to her cap after launching her production company, Manikarnika Films at Pali Hills in Mumbai.
  • She is the managing director of Manikarnika Films Productions Ltd.
  • Emergency is Kangana Ranaut's Second Directorial film.

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