Ranbir Kapoor Biography (Who is Ranbir Kapoor?)
Ranbir Kapoor is an Indian actor known for his work in Hindi-language films. He is one of the highest-paid actors in 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. He is also a co-owner of the Indian Super League football team Mumbai City FC.
The son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, and the grandson of 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). Kapoor rose to prominence in 2009 with his performances in the film Wake Up Sid and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani.
Kapoor’s performances as a troubled musician in Rockstar (2011) and a cheerful deaf-and-mute man in Barfi! (2012) earned him two consecutive Filmfare Awards for Best Actor. A leading role opposite Deepika Padukone in the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) established him as a star.
In 2018, Kapoor portrayed Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic Sanju. The film become one of the highest-grossing Indian films, for which he won another Best Actor award at Filmfare.
|Full Name||Ranbir Raj Kapoor|
|Date of Birth||28 September 1982|
|Birthplace||Bombay, Maharashtra, India|
|Current Residence||Bombay, Maharashtra, India|
|Age||39 years old as of 2022|
|Weight||74 kg (approx)|
|Zodiac Sign (Horoscope)||Libra|
|Eyes Color||Dark Brown|
|Alma mater||School of Visual Arts|
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
|Spouse(s)||Alia Bhatt (m. 2022)|
|Parent(s)||Rishi Kapoor (father)|
Neetu Singh (mother)
Bhatt family (by marriage)
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Businessman|
|Hobbies||Playing Football, Traveling, Reading, Food, Watching Movies|
Ranbir Kapoor Early Life, Education, and Family (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister):
Ranbir Raj Kapoor was born on 28 September 1982 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India to Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, both actors in the Hindi film industry. He is the great-grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor and the grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor.
His elder sister, Riddhima (born 1980), is an interior and fashion designer. The actor Randhir Kapoor is his uncle, and his daughters, actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are his first cousins. Kapoor is of Punjabi descent, born to a Hindu father and a Sikh mother.
Father in law is Mahesh Bhatt. Sister-in-law Shaheen Bhatt step sister in law Pooja Bhatt. Step brother-in-law Rahul Bhatt. Cousins from the side of Bhatt family are Mohit Suri, Vishesh Bhatt, Emraan Hashmi, Smiley Suri, Dharmesh Darshan, Suneel Darshan, and Udita Goswami Suri.
Kapoor was educated at the Bombay Scottish School. As a student, he found little interest in academics and would rank low among his peers. However, he has stated that he performed better in sports, particularly football.
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 at the H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Kapoor relocated to New York City to learn filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts and subsequently pursued method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
After returning to Mumbai, Kapoor was hired as an assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the 2005 film Black. He described the experience: “I was getting beaten up, abused, doing everything from cleaning the floor to fixing the lights from 7 am to 4 am, but I was learning every day.” He later remarked that his motive for working on Black was to get Bhansali to offer him an acting job.
Ranbir Kapoor Career:
Following the release of Black, Bhansali cast Ranbir Kapoor as the protagonist of his 2007 tragic romance Saawariya, alongside Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. At the box office, Saawariya failed to earn profits. However, at the annual Filmfare Awards ceremony, Kapoor was awarded a Best Male Debut trophy.
In 2008, He was featured in Yash Raj Films for a primary role in the film Bachna Ae Haseeno along with Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba, and Deepika Padukone. The film was his first commercial success.
In 2009, Kapoor and Konkana Sen Sharma starred Wake Up Sid emerged as a sleeper hit, and garnered acclaim from the critics. Kapoor next starred opposite Katrina Kaif in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani emerged as the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2009.
In 2009 People magazine listed him as the “Sexiest Man Alive” in India.
Kapoor has frequently featured in Rediff.com’s annual listing of “Bollywood’s Best Actors”; he was ranked second in 2009, first in 2011, third in 2012, and held the sixth position in 2015.
In 2010, at the 55th Filmfare Awards, Kapoor was awarded the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performances in his 2009 releases, and he also received two Best Actor nominations at the ceremony for Wake Up Sid and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani.
From 2010 to 2015, Kapoor has featured on The Times of India’s listing of the ‘Most Desirable Man’ ranking among the top ten each year.
In 2010, he was voted the “Sexiest Asian Man” in a poll conducted by the magazine Eastern Eye. Kapoor continued to feature among the top ten of the list from 2011 to 2014.
In 2011, Kapoor took on the role of Janardhan “Jordan” Jakhar in Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar. In preparation for the role, Kapoor lived with a Jat family in Pitam Pura and studied their mannerisms. He additionally learned to play the guitar and practiced extensively at A.R. Rahman’s music studio. As part of the film’s promotional activity, Kapoor performed at a live concert in Mumbai.
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), Rockstar was one of the top-grossing Hindi films of the year.
The 2012 romantic comedy Barfi! was Kapoor’s first release to earn over ₹1 billion (US$13 million) at the domestic box office. The film was submitted as India’s official entry for the 85th Academy Awards and was screened at the Marrakech and Busan International Film Festivals. Kapoor won second consecutive Best Actor awards at the Filmfare, Screen, and IIFA Award ceremonies.
In 2012 and 2013 Forbes featured him among the top twenty in India’s Celebrity 100, a list based on the income and popularity of the country’s celebrities. For the next two years, he was ranked 11th with an estimated annual earning of ₹93.25 crore (US$12 million) and ₹85 crore (US$11 million) respectively, making him one of the highest-paid actors in the country.
In 2013, Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin, and Aditya Roy Kapoor starrer Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time with earnings of ₹2.95 billion, proving to be Kapoor’s third consecutive commercial success in three years and earned him another Best Actor nomination at Filmfare.
In 2013 he topped Filmfare’s poll of the “Most Stylish Young Actor”. Also in 2013, he was one of the recipients of the “People of the Year” award by the Limca Book of Records.
Films like Besharam (2013), Roy (2015), Bombay Velvet (2015), Tamasha (2015), Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), and Jagga Jasoos (2017) did not perform well commercially.
In 2018, Kapoor portrayed the actor Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic Sanju. Sanju’s strong financial performance re-established Kapoor’s stardom with earnings of over ₹5.79 billion (US$76 million). Iit emerged as one of Indian cinema’s biggest earners and Kapoor’s highest-grossing release. He won another Best Actor award at Filmfare.
After a four-year absence from the screen, Kapoor will star opposite Alia Bhatt Brahmāstra, Shamshera, alongside Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt, and will star with Shraddha Kapoor in Luv Ranjan’s as-yet-untitled romance. He has also committed to star in Sandeep Vanga’s crime drama Animal.
Kapoor is also a celebrity endorser for various brands and services, including Pepsi, Panasonic, Renault India, Lenovo and the Spanish football club FC Barcelona.
Ranbir Kapoor Movies List (Ranbir Kapoor Filmography):
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Ranbir Kapoor Personal Life, Boyfriend, Relationship, and Love Affairs:
Ranbir Kapoor has been vocal about his personal life and has stated that his parents’ marriage taught him how complex a relationship can be. He had his first serious relationship while in the seventh grade, and suffered from depression when it ended.
While filming Bachna Ae Haseeno in 2008, Kapoor began dating his co-star Deepika Padukone. The relationship attracted substantial media coverage in India and they speculated on an impending engagement. However, the couple broke up a year later.
Rumours of an affair with Katrina Kaif first emerged during the production of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani in 2009. As of February 2016, the media reported that they had broken up. He also admitted to being addicted to smoking and drinking.
In 2018, he began dating Alia Bhatt and he married her on 14 April 2022 in a traditional ceremony in Mumbai.
Ranbir Kapoor Philanthropy and Other works:
In addition to acting, Kapoor is a football enthusiast and supports charities and organizations. He is the vice-captain of the All Stars Football Club, a celebrity football club that raises money for charity.
In 2014, Kapoor along with the chartered accountant Bimal Parekh, Kapoor acquired ownership rights for the Mumbai-based football team of the Indian Super League, named Mumbai City FC.
In 2016, he featured in the documentary series Girls with Goals, to create awareness about and raise funds for YUWA, an all-girls football team in the state of Jharkhand.
n December 2014, Kapoor again took part in an eBay auction; the phiran he wore in Rockstar was sold, with proceeds going to the redevelopment of the flood-ravaged states of Kashmir and Assam.
Kapoor had also fronted a campaign to collect donations for the victims of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.
In 2018, Kapoor collaborated with Aamir Khan’s Paani Foundation to help local farmers and villagers suffering from drought in parts of Maharastra.
Ranbir Kapoor Net Worth:
Ranbir Kapoor’s net worth is est. $50 million-plus. Kapoor is one of the highest-paid actors in India. He charges $1.5-2 million per movie.
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