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Kangana Ranaut has come up the long way in life surmounting multiple impediments both in Bollywood and back at home as well where her parents initially hated her for the very fact of she being a girl. Kangana’s parents wanted a boy after Rangoli and were dismayed when a girl in the form of Kangana was born. And her very parents went as far as making Kangana realise that she was the unwanted girl child in the family.
Revealing this was Kangana herself at the cover launch of a magazine. “There was a sense of discomfort while growing up. The fact that I was not seen as how I wanted myself to be seen as. My parents had a baby boy but he didn’t make it and died within 10 days. He was called Hero and my parents could never come emerge out of that loss. When Rangoli was born, her birth was celebrated and she was well looked after. But when I was born, my parents and my mother especially couldn’t come to terms with the fact that it was a girl again. I know these details because everytime a guest used to drop in, they used to repeat this story as to how I was the unwanted child in the family. It’s very hard to live in an environment where you are constantly reminded that you just happen to be here and you are not supposed to be here. I could never come to terms with that environment.”
Crediting her sister for being the rock in her life, Kangana Ranaut said, “She is the one I derive all the strength from. She has been my source of inspiration.”
Kangana has won two National Awards.