Kangana Amardeep Ranaut is an Indian actor and filmmaker who works in Hindi films.
She made her film debut in the 2006 thriller Gangster, for which she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
She received praise for portraying emotional roles in the films Woh Lamhe (2006), Life in a... Metro (2007) and Fashion (2008).
Ranaut gained recognition after she played a mutant in the science fiction film Krrish 3, one of the highest-grossing Indian films.
In 2020, Ranaut launched her own production company named Manikarnika Films under which she works as director and producer.
She initially intended to become a doctor on the insistence of her parents.
She won two consecutive National Film Awards for Best Actress for playing an abandoned bride in the comedy-drama Queen (2014) and Tanu Weds Manu: Returns (2015).
She is credited as one of the best-dressed celebrities in the country, and is known to be outspoken.
Kangana has 9.7 million followers on Instagram.