Ranbir Kapoor Biography

Ranbir Kapoor is a popular Indian film actor. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life.

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Birthday: September 28, 1982

Nationality: Indian

Famous: Actors Indian Men

Age: 37 Years, 37 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Libra

Born in: Mumbai

Famous as: Actor

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males


father: Rishi Kapoor

mother: Neetu Singh

siblings: Riddhima Kapoor Sahani

City: Mumbai, India

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education: Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Bombay Scottish School, H.R. College of Commerce and Economics

awards: Filmfare Awards
Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut

Apsara Award for Best Male Debut
IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Male
Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Male
Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Male
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Award for Best Actor
IIFA Award for Best Actor
IIFA Award for Best Actor
IIFA Award for Hottest Pair
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Male
Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Filmfare Award for Best Actor
IIFA Award for Hottest Pair
Zee Cine Award – Critics' Choice Best Actor

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Ranbir Kapoor is an Indian actor and producer who is known for hit movies, such as 'Rockstar' and 'Barfi'. The son of popular Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, he made his film debut with the tragic romance film 'Saawariya'. The film earned him a Filmfare award for Best Male Debut. However it was a failure at the box office. Undaunted by his initial failure, he focused on his career. Over the next few years, he appeared in several successful films, such as 'Rajneeti', 'Rockstar', 'Barfi!' and ‘Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani'. He also made a cameo appearance in the 2014 film 'PK' which became a huge hit worldwide and eventually became the third highest grossing Indian film of all time. Kapoor, who is undoubtedly one of Bollywood's most popular actors, has also won many awards in his career, including five Filmfare awards. Other than acting, he is also known for his contributions to charitable activities and causes. A football enthusiast, he is the vice-captain of the All Stars Football Club, a celebrity football club that helps raise money for charity. He donates to environmental organizations as well. He also helped raise funds for the victims of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake which killed nearly 9000 people.

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Childhood & Early life
  • Ranbir Kapoor was born on 28th September 1982 in Mumbai, India. His parents Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh are both well-known actors in Bollywood. He is a great grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor, a pioneer of Indian cinema, and a grandson of Raj Kapoor, a noted Indian film actor and director.
  • Kapoor attended Bombay Scottish School located near Mahim in Mumbai. However, he was not too much into academics. He had a difficult childhood because of his parents' troubled marriage. He didn't have a proper relationship with his father while growing up.
  • After passing his tenth standard examinations, he worked as an assistant director in his father's directorial debut 'Aa ab Laut Chale’ during which period his relationship with his father improved.
  • He completed his pre-university studies from HR School of Commerce and Economics, after which he went to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts where he learnt film making. After his return to India, he worked as an assistant director in 'Black', an Indian drama film that was a huge success.
  • Though his experience was quite difficult as he had to work for long hours, he later stated that he had worked in the film hoping it would make Bhansali give him an acting job in an upcoming movie.
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  • Two years after the release of ‘Black,’ Ranbir Kapoor appeared as the protagonist in Bhansali's romantic tragedy 'Saawariya’ in 2007. Though the film wasn't much of a success, it won him the Filmfare Award for 'Best Male Debut'. He played an obsessive lover of a woman who was awaiting another man she was in love with.
  • The following year, he appeared in the main role in ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno' a romantic drama directed by Siddharth Anand. The film, in which Kapoor played a womanizer, turned out to be a commercial success.
  • In 2009, he played the lead role in 'Wake up Sid!' a romantic comedy drama directed by Ayan Mukherjee. The film portrayed him as a spoiled rich kid who undergoes personality changes after he starts living with Ayesha, an aspiring writer and journalist. Though the film depicted a romantic relationship between a younger man and an older woman, which is quite unusual in Bollywood, the film eventually became a hit.
  • The same year, he played the lead role in 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani', which eventually became the fourth highest grossing film of the year. He also appeared in another movie the same year--'Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year'—in which he portrays a sardar who is an aspiring salesman.
  • After appearing in several movies such as 'Raajneeti' (2010) and 'Rockstar' (2011), he played the lead role in 'Barfi!' in 2012 which was one of the highest grossing films of the year. The story revolved around a mute and deaf Nepali boy from Darjeeling and his relationships with two women. The film became India's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. However it failed to earn a nomination.
  • His role in the 2013 comedy drama 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' was also quite appreciated. Directed by Ayan Mukherjee, the film was a huge commercial success, becoming one of the highest grossing Indian films of the year. The film earned Kapoor a Filmfare Award nomination for ‘Best Actor’.
  • He was latest seen in movies such as 'Roy' (2015), 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' (2016) and 'Jagga Jasoos' (2017).
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Major Works
  • Ranbir Kapoor played one of the lead roles in "Raajneeti', a political crime thriller, which was released in 2010. Along with Kapoor, the film starred several other popular actors such as Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Arjun Rampal, Naseeruddin Shah, Katrina Kaif and Manoj Bajpayee. The film managed to become one of the highest grossing films of the year despite kindling some controversies. Kapoor's brilliant performance won him a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actor.
  • The 2012 Indian comedy drama 'Barfi!' is undoubtedly among Kapoor's most successful works. The film tells the story of a mischievous mute and deaf boy, portrayed by Kapoor. The story follows his relationships with two women portrayed by Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz respectively. The movie was a monumental success. It became one of the highest grossing Indian films of the year, and was also nominated for thirteen Filmfare Awards, out of which it won seven.
  • 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' is yet another one of Kapoor's most important works in his career. The film revolves around the relationship between a charming and handsome guy, Kabir, who wants to explore the world, and a nerdy medical student, Naina, played by Deepika Padukone. The film was a huge hit. Not only it became one of the highest grossing Bollywood films worldwide, but it also earned several Filmfare awards.
Awards & Achievements
  • Ranbir Kapoor has won a total of five Filmfare awards in his career so far. He won the Filmfare Award for ‘Best Male Debut’ for his performance in 'Saawariya' in 2007 and the Filmfare Critics Award for ‘Best Actor’ for ‘Wake Up Sid,’ ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’ and ‘Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year’ jointly in 2009.
  • He again won the Filmfare Award for ‘Best Actor’ for his role in 'Rockstar' in 2011 and 'Barfi!' in 2012. Kapoor has won several other awards as well, such as the Screen Award and the IIFA award.
Personal Life
  • Ranbir Kapoor was in a relationship with actress Deepika Padukone from 2008 to 2009.In 2009, he started dating actress, Katrina Kaif, and the two of them were in a relationship for more than six years, till they broke off in 2016. Currently, he is reported to be single.
  • During the 9/11 attack, he was on a street near the World Trade Centre.
  • Ranbir Kapoor will be portraying the lead role in Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's biopic which will be released sometime in 2018. According to reports, Ranbir Kapoor was ridiculed in a party by Sanjay Dutt for not being manly enough; Dutt also said that Kapoor was not fit to portray him.

1. Barfi! (2012)

  (Romance, Comedy, Adventure, Drama)

2. Rockstar (2011)

  (Music, Romance, Musical, Drama)

3. Sanju (2018)

  (Drama, Biography)

4. PK (2014)

  (Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy)

5. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

  (Comedy, Romance, Musical, Drama)

6. Wake Up Sid (2009)

  (Drama, Romance, Comedy)

7. Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)

  (Comedy, Drama)

8. Black (2005)


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