This story was updated in January 2019.
Kangana Ranaut is one of the highest paid actors in the country. She has won three National Film Awards and several others, including four Filmfare. After acting in movies like Queen, Tanu Weds Manu, and Simran, led by strong female characters, nobody could question her place in Bollywood anymore. She is a self-proclaimed feminist and isn’t afraid to call out people for who they are, ahem ahem, read Hrithik Roshan.
She was one of the first people in the industry, especially from the A-listers who supported the #MeToo movement and called out her Queen director, Vikas Bahl for sexually harassing her on the sets of the film. Her achievements have been numerous, but today, we want to discuss the most underrated aspect of Kangana Ranaut, her sense of style.
Yes, Kangana has time and again experimented with her looks and changed her clothes and hair completely for different movies. And that includes her look for her most recent film, Manikarnika where she is all set to play Jhansi Ki Rani.
So we picked out some of Kangana’s top movies, which showed her portraying an interesting character, and included a wardrobe we loved! Check out these Kangana Ranaut movies looks here-
Back in 2011, Kangana Ranaut decided to move away from emotional roles (remember Fashion and Gangster?) and picked the fun, and outrageous, character, Tanu Trivedi. With chunky oxidized jewellery, bright kurtas, whimsical dupattas, and silver bangles, Tanu is a character whose look will easily fit into your wardrobe.
These silver earrings will complete your traditional look. You can pair them with an indo-western dress or a LBD alike. Versatility is the key word here.
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This easy-breezy kurta is a summer essential that will get you through the hottest months looking like an absolute goddess. Style tip: it looks great for sangeet and mehendi functions, in case you have a friend who is about to tie the knot.
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In Tanu Weds Manu Returns (the sequel to Tanu Weds Manu) Kangana plays the double role of Tanu as well as Poti. And just like we get twice the acting from Kangana, we also get twice the fashion. Kangana’s style evolved from simple and whimsical to bold and colourful, and we loved every minute of it.
This cute and simple kurta is the ray of sunshine you need at the beginning of the work week. Pair it with your favourite blue jeans and oxidised earrings to get Tanu’s boho look!
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An easy and light Bandhani dupatta will add a dash of colour to literally any outfit. Pair this one with a white kurta and palazzo set for the perfect fail-safe sangeet attire.
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Kangana Ranaut’s debut movie, Gangster was the story of a simple girl who falls in love with the wrong guy. Throughout the movie, Kangana can be seen wearing a range of whites with her wild curly hair, emulating the perfect girl next door. 12 years later, Kangana’s personal sense of style has definitely evolved, but her look from this film is still one of our personal favourites.
This frill dress is cute and can be paired with a pair of bright sneakers to amp up your outfit. If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit, then pair this dress with a furry coat and some dazzling earrings, and you’ll be good to go!
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They’re called ‘classics’ because they never go out of style, and these slim heels just happen to be a part of that list. Easy to handle and delicate in every sense, these ones, in particular, will look great with just about anything.
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Queen marked the beginning of strong female leads in this generation of Bollywood, with Kangana leading the charge as the flag bearer. Her clothes in this film were simple and easy to pull off, thanks to the suits, whimsical dresses, and pastel-colored outfits that Kangana sported throughout the movie. Our personal favourite is the pretty pink dress that she wears in Amsterdam when she’s going to meet her ex-boyfriend. The perfect choice we’d say to stand up to the douche!
This casual fit and flare dress is something you can throw on when you can’t decide what to wear. Since winter is already upon us, pair this dress with a pretty white cardigan or a denim jacket. In the film, Kangana pairs hers with solid brown boots and you can too, just pick one from our list of favourite boots.
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A sling bag is the most underrated accessory out there. You can pair it with a sweater, a dress, even a simple shirt, literally anything and everything looks good with a simple brown sling bag. Plus, it has just enough space for your wallet, phone, and trusted lipstick!
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Set in the 1970s, this movie is a period drama for the books. The loud clothes, puffy hair, OTT bling, Kangana’s looks throughout the movie were quite interesting and inculcated the essence of vintage in every aspect. So, we decided to recreate her look in the most iconic song from this movie, ‘Tum Jo Aaye’, where Kangana looking gorgeous in a floral jumpsuit and chunky jewellery.
This ruffled floral jumpsuit looks like a dream and will look gorgeous on literally every skin tone. Not to mention, the delicate straps of this jumpsuit will accentuate your collar bones. Wear it as it is for brunch with the girls or pair it with a neckpiece and some earrings if you want to add some bling to the outfit.
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Imbibe the ‘70s with this chunky silver bracelet that will add some bling to even the simplest black dress. Retro has never gone out of style – just remember to not go overboard, and do it right with minimal pieces and a simple outfit.
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Not many people have actually seen this 2017 movie, but no one can quite forget the iconic red dress Kangana’s rocking on the poster of this film. Plus, it’s the perfect example of why a simple red dress, black bag, and stud earrings is a great outfit for a night out.
A simple off-shoulder dress is classy yet casual, sans the effort. We promise you’ll be turning heads no matter where you go, just remember to pair it with some high heels. Better yet, transition the outfit from casual drinks to a formal do by tying your hair into a chic top-knot.
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If you want to keep things simple and stick to an elegant look for your Friday night out, then ditch those danglers and invest in some pretty studs that you can wear to work the next day.
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Another movie that did absolutely nothing for Kangana Ranaut’s career, but a lot for her sense of style. Her song ‘Bloody Hell’ topped charts and she was praised for her bold choice of role. However, what caught our eye was her iconic periodic outfit, a velvet jacket coupled with a corset belt.
This burgundy velvet jacket is a great winter essential if you’re looking for something snazzy to wear to a fancy dinner. Pair it with a nice pair of trousers and some high heels for a comfortable, and put-together, outfit.
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Pair a simple white shirt or this velvet jacket with a black corset. You can also invest in a nice and light peasant blouse to complete the classic look.
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Another box office fail, thanks to Imran Khan’s acting skills and Kanaga’s awful haircut, this movie was doomed from the start. But that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the things it did get right. And, Kangana’s boho-chic look was one of the things that it nailed. The chunky jewellery and accessories were on point. Which is why we’re here to recommend two pieces of accessory that you can incorporate in your vacation outfit and pair with even the simplest of clothes.
Layered chunky bracelets may have been around for a few years but they still look great. You can pair them with a beach cover-up and a pair of cute flip flops on a sunny beach day. You can even throw in a watch into the mix like Kangana does in this look.
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Fedoras are so underrated, and yes, not everyone can carry them off, but you won’t know that until you try one! So pick your first fedora and you will realise how addictive undeniable chic they are. We can’t imagine stepping out of the house anymore during the winter.
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