A Feminist Icon is Born - Kangana Ranaut

We love Kangana Ranaut for much more than her acting and directorial skills. A well-known feminist who began her philanthropic endeavours and humanitarian work, Kangana continually impresses and inspires us – all while carrying herself with such dignity. Raised in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, the internationally acclaimed artist is a recipient of several awards, including three National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards.

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Kangana’s life story runs like a movie plot. With a successful career as a model and actor in the Hindi movie industry, she was soon plunged into darkness when her sister, Rangoli, was attacked with acid. The Manikarnika actress has struggled, dealt with all the social, emotional, and cultural biases that are the norm in many industries. But her confidence, determination, and work ethic helped her figure in all major power lists. This includes getting featured five times in Forbes India’s Top Celebrity 100 list. A true benchmark of hard work and diligence, Kangana has been actively promoting awareness against acid attacks on women. Through her work, she has encouraged millions of other acid attack survivors across the globe to overcome their traumatic experiences.

More recently, the 31-year-old actress has fought and stood up for herself. In an interview to PTI, the proud feminist said, “Feminism is a movement that has to take over the world. A movement can only be successful when it is global. Anyone should be able to be a part of it. Two years ago, ‘feminist’ was a shameful word. Since then, women, collectively, have fought cases, put their careers at stake, and risked everything to make this word ambitious. A woman should be allowed to talk about sexual assault even 50 years after it happened, even from her deathbed, because then the exploiter will be scared that one day she might remember it and write a memoir. So, this will set an example.”    - PIC: PTI