Ranbir Kapoor was born 28 September 1982, he is an Indian Hindi film actor. He is one of the highest-paid actors of Hindi cinema and has been featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2012. Kapoor is the recipient of several awards, including six Filmfare Awards.
The son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, and the grandson of veteran actor-director Raj Kapoor, Kapoor 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).
The romantic drama Rockstar (2011), in which he played a troubled musician, and the comedy-drama Barfi! (2012), in which he played a cheerful deaf-and-mute man, earned Kapoor two consecutive Best Actor awards at Filmfare. A starring role opposite Deepika Padukone in the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) established him as a leading Bollywood actor.
He followed this with roles in a series of films that did not perform well commercially, with the exception of the romance Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016). This was changed in 2018 when Kapoor portrayed Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic Sanju, one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, for which he won another Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
In addition to his acting career, Kapoor supports charities and causes. He is also a co-owner of the Indian Super League football team Mumbai City FC.
|School||Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai|
|College||H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai School of Visual Arts, New York
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institution, New York
|Higher Education||A course on filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts|
|Height (approx)||In Centimeter: 183 cm
In Meter: 1.83 m
In Feet Inches: 6′
|Weight (approx)||In Kilogram: 78 kg
In Pounds: 172 lbs
|Figure Measurement (approx)||Chest: 42 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Biceps: 15 inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||9 inches|
Debut and his first step towards success
Black, Bhansali cast Kapoor as the protagonist of his 2007 tragic romance Saawariya, alongside Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. The film tells the story of a tramp, played by him, who falls obsessively in love with a woman awaiting the return of her lover. In an interview with the news and entertainment portal Rediff, Kapoor stated that his character was written as a tribute to his grandfather’s iconic roles as a tramp.
Saawariya was the first Indian film to be produced by a Hollywood studio (Sony Pictures Entertainment) and was a highly anticipated release. However, film critics were disappointed with the picture with BBC’s Jaspreet Pandohar calling it a “misfire on a massive scale”.
CNN-IBN’s Rajeev Masand considered it “contrived and fake”, but was impressed by Kapoor’s “affable charm” and wrote that “he’s got that star quality to him which is so rare to find.” At the box office, Saawariya failed to earn profits. However, at the annual Filmfare Awards ceremony, Kapoor was awarded a Best Male Debut trophy.
Ranbir Kapoor Favorites
- Hobbies: Playing football, traveling and watching movies
- Favorite Actor: Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Al Pacino, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Christopher Nolan
- Favorite Actress: Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Natalie Portman
- Favorite Food: Jungli Mutton, Paya, Chicken Curry, Mishti Doi, Gulab Jamun
- Favorite Destination: New York, USA, Venice, Puglia in Italy
- Favorite Color: Black
- Nandita Mahtani (Fashion Designer)
- Deepika Padukone (2007-2009)
- Katrina Kaif (2012-2016)
- He is currently dating Alia Bhatt