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Kangana Ranaut is a four-time National Film Award recipient

Kangana Ranaut honoured with Padma Shri

Update : 30 May 2022, 12:40 PM

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut was honoured with the Padma Shri Award 2020 at a ceremony held on Monday, November 8, in Delhi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Donning a green-golden saree, the “Queen” actor received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind.

Other recipients of the Padma Shri include filmmaker Karan Johar, producer Ekta Kapoor, musician Adnani Sami and late singer SP Balasubramaniam.

Kangana, who has been in a bitter feud with Karan Johar, congratulated the filmmaker during an interview with India Today Television.

"I heartily congratulate him. I think he totally deserves this award. As a producer, the kind of films he backs, whether it is Kesari or Good Newwz, are commendable, as is the position he has worked to achieve.”

 “Even though his father gave him a head start, he has risen to the top because of his own efforts and merits," the actor caustically remarked.

"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,” she added.

"I have always been honoured as an artiste but this time, I have also been recognized as a citizen and for my awareness towards 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."

Kangana Ranaut is a four-time National Film Award recipient, who is best known for her performances in “Life in a Metro,” “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai,” “Tanu Weds Manu,” “Queen,”  “Thalaivii” and others.

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