Ranbir Kapoor is born on 28 September 1982. He is an Indian actor. One of the highest-paid actors of Hindi cinema. Also featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2012. Kapoor is the recipient of several awards, including six Filmfare Awards.
About Ranbir’s family and education he gained
The son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, and the grandson of veteran actor-director Raj Kapoor, Kapoor. He pursued filmmaking and method acting at the School of Visual Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, respectively. He subsequently assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the film Black (2005) and made his acting debut with Bhansali’s tragic romance Saawariya (2007), a critical and commercial failure. Kapoor rose to prominence in 2009 with his performances in the coming-of-age film Wake Up Sid, the romantic comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and the drama Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. His most widely seen film in this period came with the political drama Raajneeti (2010).
Early life and background
Kapoor has been vocal about how his parent’s troubled marriage affected him as a child: “Sometimes the fights would get really bad. I would be sitting on the steps. My head between my knees, till five or six in the morning, waiting for them to stop”. These experiences led to a “reservoir of emotions building up inside him”, which he said compelled him to develop an interest in film. In his early years, Kapoor was close to his mother but had a dysfunctional relationship with his father. After completing his tenth standard examinations, he worked as an assistant director to his father on the film Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999), during which he developed a closer bond with him.
After completing his pre-university education from the Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics, Hyderabad (Sind). National Collegiate University in Churchgate, South Mumbai. Kapoor relocated to New York City to learn film-making at the School of Visual Arts, New York City in Gramercy Park, Lower Manhattan and subsequently pursued method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Union Square, Lower Manhattan. In film school, Kapoor directed and starred in two short films, entitled Passion to Love and India 1964. The loneliness of living alone in New York City coupled with his experience in film school, which he described as “useless”, inspired him to pursue a career in Bollywood.
Debut and initial success
Bhansali cast Kapoor as the protagonist of his 2007 tragic romance Saawariya. In an interview, Kapoor state that his character got script as a tribute to his grandfather’s iconic roles as a tramp. Saawariya is the first Indian film to be produce by a Hollywood studio and is a highly anticipated release. However, film critics got disappoint with the picture with BBC’s Jaspreet Pandohar calling it a “misfire on a massive scale”. Rajeev Masand consider it “contrived and fake”, but got impress by Kapoor’s “affable charm” and script that “he’s got that star quality to him which is so rare to find.” At the box office, Saawariya failed to earn profits. But at the annual Filmfare Awards ceremony, Kapoor was awarded a Best Male Debut trophy.
Kapoor took on the role of Janardhan “Jordan” Jakhar in Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar, a drama that follows the journey of an aspiring musician from a humble background to international stardom. For the role, Kapoor won both the Best Actor and Best Actor (Critics) trophies at the 57th Filmfare Awards ceremony, along with Best Actor awards at Screen and IIFA. With a gross revenue of ₹1.07 billion (US$14 million).
Relationship and affairs
Affair with Katrina Kaif first emerged during the production of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani in 2009. In 2018, he began dating Alia Bhatt, his co-star in Brahmastra. And obviously, everyone knows about Deepika Padukone. He also admitted to being addicted to smoking and drinking.