Kangana Ranaut receives the Padma Shri!

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Kangana Ranaut is a fast blooming name in the film industry, known for her versatility and sharp intellect. Her recent release of ‘Thalaivi,’ the biopic of late Chief Minister Jayalalitha, raked huge numbers and showcased her versatility in so many different roles.

The actor has been conferred with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, today by President Ramnath Kovind and has expressed her gratitude over her posts on Instagram.


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She wrote, “Humbled for this great honor…
Padmashri 🇮🇳
Heartfelt gratitude for my Guru and Parents 🙏”

Other recipients of the Padma Shri this year from the world of arts include singer Adnan Sami, Karan Johar,  Ekta Kapoor, and late singer SP Balasubramaniam.

Picture from the award ceremony

Pictures from the ceremony show Kangana in a green-golden saree, wearing large earrings and a white face mask. Receiving the award, she expressed her gratitude and recalled her journey.

“I started my journey from a small village in Himachal Pradesh, and for me to be in the same league as these bigwigs we have grown up watching, whether it is Karan’s films or Ekta Kapoor’s serials… We knew these people, growing up. And who has not heard Adnan Sami ji’s songs? For a girl like me, to get a Padma Shri alongside them is a matter of pride.”

Receiving four National Awards and now the Padma Shri, she added, “I have always been honored as an artist, but this time, I have also been recognized as a citizen and for my awareness of the country. This is special for me because you know that the industry always points fingers at me (laughs). This is also special for my family because they feel that I am always targeted in the film industry, slapped with legal cases, and involved in fights. My family is extremely happy.”

On the professional front, she also introduced her first-time gig as a producer with the announcement of the film “Tiku weds Sheru.” She posted about the same on Instagram and extended her gratitude.


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The actor will also soon be seen in “Dhaakad,” an action thriller that would be released in April 2022. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.

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