On account of International Women’s day, team Urban Tree has meticulously chosen some great women achievers of our country. As we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women on March 8, this is a series of blogs that feature those strong women of India who have made their way up to become successful by breaking stereotypes!
Kangana Ranaut is a very famous Bollywood actress, who is recognized for her stellar performance in well known movies like Queen, Fashion and Gangster. She has won the Best Supporting Actress award for her portrayal of a troubled and distraught model in Fashion.
Kangana snagged her second National Award for her performance in Queen. At the 62nd National Film Awards, it was Kangana that was named as the best actress. She was also seen in the hit blockbuster film Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Next she will be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon as well as Hansal Mehta’s Simran. Kangana has also been honoured with the National Award for a third time thanks to her spectacular performance in the film Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
Kangana Ranaut was born in Bhambla, Mandi district on 23rd March in the year 1987 a Hindi-speaking Rajput family. Kangana was born and raised in a non-media family. Her father Amardeep Ranaut is a professional businessman and her mother Asha Ranaut is in the teaching field. She has an elder sister named Rangoli who is a victim of acid attack and a younger brother Akshit.
Early education and career as a model:
Kangana studied in DAV’s High School, where she engaged in many debates, elocutions and was a basketball player to top it all. After a few months of college in Simla, she moved to Delhi to become a model and joined the Elite Modelling Agency in the year 2003. She later did many ramp shows and became a successful model after a long period of struggling and lonely life in the big city.
Her never ending spirit:
Kangana hails from a small town and could not speak proper English. She says that she has to face a lot of trouble due to her accent and the limited knowledge of the English language. But she was patient enough to learn the language and come out with flying colours. In her many interviews she has boldly said that a girl child in our country is considered a liability. She has since her childhood stood against this discrimination and took the bold step of leaving her house all alone to pursue her dreams.
Kangana has broken stereotypes like only a man is strong enough to live alone and survive in a big city. She also broke the stereotype that many of us have embedded on our minds that people from small towns cannot achieve success, especially in the glamour industry!
We respect her commendable spirit and bold nature and thank her for standing up for all the women out there. Kangana you are undoubtedly the ‘Power Woman of India.’