Gudu, Student ,18 Jan :Kangna Ranaut Started her career as theatre actor in Delhi with the Asmita theatre group. She trained under eminent theatre director Arvind Gaur. She participated in his theatre workshop at India Habitat Centre and acted in many plays.Her first play with Arvind Gaur was Girish Karnad’s Taledanda ( Rakt-Kalyan).
Ranaut moved to Mumbai to try her luck in movies and received the offer for Mahesh Bhatt’s 2006 film Gangster. During September 2005, Hindi Film-maker Anurag Basu signed her up for this movie.
The film was critically and commercially successful and her performance was especially applauded. This was followed by another acclaimed performance in Woh Lamhe in 2006.
Later, Kangana starred in yet another Anurag Basu project, the hit film Life In A.. Metro. Her performance in the film earned her rave reviews. She also starred in Shakalaka Boom Boom in 2007. Her film Fashion
released in 2008 is already a hit. Kangana has received extremely positive reviews for her portrayal of a supermodel in the film. Her next film is the upcoming supernatural thriller Raaz – The Mystery Continues, directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Sony BMG and Vishesh Films, which is touted as her career best performance.
Kangana made her Tamil debut with the film, Dhaam Dhoom, directed by the late director, Jeeva. Kangana is known as new age Meenakumari, having played mostly tragic characters that are suicidal and self-destructive. In Gangster she jumps from a sky scraper, in Woh Lamhe she slashes her wrist, unable to cope with the brain disorder, in Life in Metro she drinks phenol and in Fashion she dies of cocaine overdose. Now in Raaz The Mystery Continues she plays a ghostly possessed character.
Her Awards Tally include
* 2006: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer – Female for Gangster
* 2007: GIFA Best Female Debut Award for Gangster
* 2007: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Gangster
* 2007: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow – Female for Gangster
* 2007: Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for Gangster
* 2007: IIFA Star debut for Gangster
* 2007: AIFA Awards, Best Debut – Female for Gangster
* 2007: Bollywood Movie Award – Best Female Debut for Gangster
* 2008: Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award (Female) for Life In A… Metro
In Raaz The Mystery Continues Kangna plays Nandita, a young successful model who is smart, beautiful and embodies the contemporary Indian woman. She is about 5’9; light skinned and has curly hair. She is very feminine, delicate and looks vulnerable. While walking the ramp she emerges as powerful and sexy but off it she is demure and quiet. Nandita is possessed by a ghost within.