Ranbir Kapoor ProfileRanbir Kapoor is an Indian actor popular in bollywood. He made his acting debut with Bhansali's 2007 tragic romance Saawariya for which he was awarded his first Filmfare Award-Best Male Debut. He has a huge fan following which made him the most hottest star in Bollywood. This youth icon is considered as the Bollywood's next superstar. Now he will be seen in movies like Bombay Velvet, Jagga Jasoos and Tamasha.
BiographyScion of Kapoor family, Ranbir was born on 28 September 1982 in Mumbai to famous bollywood actors Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor. He is the great-grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor and grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor. While growing up, he was petrified of his father and never had a friendly relationship because he used to stay very busy but shares a much closer relationship with his mother. He has an elder sister, Riddhima Kapoor, a fashion designer. His paternal cousins are actress Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.
Personal Profile DetailsBirth Name : Ranbir Kapoor
Date of Birth : 28 September, 1982
Place of Birth : Mumbai, India
Age : 32 years
Height : 6' (1.83 m)
Weight: 68 kg
Zodiac Sign : Libra
Father Name : Rishi Kapoor
Mother Name : Neetu Kapoor
Sister Name : Riddhima Kapoor
Occupation : Actor
Nationality : Indian
Debut Movie : Saawariya
CareerRanbir started his career as an assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the movie Black in 2005. After the release of Black, Bhansali casted him as the main lead in Saawariya alongside Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukerji which was not a big hit but he earned a lot of appreciation from critics. Then he was seen as lover boy in Bachna Ae Haseeno opposite Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Minisha Lamba. In 2009, this dashing star acted in Wake Up Sid, a film by Ayan mukherjee opposite Konakana sen and the film was a big commercial success followed by Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and Rocket Singh : Salesman of the Year.
In 2010, Kapoor boy has proved himself as an immense versatile actor in Prakash Jha's Rajneeti which was considered to be his biggest commercial success. Then with rockstar in 2011, he made the role of jordan live with confidence and conviction that it becomes easy to forget that he is an actor but jordan. Rockstar brought him a new success story. His acting skills got more exposed when he potrayed the character of a mute dumb guy Barfi and gave a fabulous performance for the film Barfi. He was last seen in the movie Besharam which got the mixed response from viewers and critics.
Education QualificationRanbir did his schooling from Bombay Scottish School, Mahim. He attended HR College before setting off to New York to pursue a course in acting and direction at Lee Strasberg Institute and School of Visual Arts where he made about 300 short films. He chose the school because of its "colorful website."
In school, Ranbir barely managed to scrape through his classes, though he was the first male from the Kapoor family to graduate tenth grade. He was very good at football and even played at the district level.
Girlfriend/ MarriageThe lover boy Ranbir kapoor has been linked up with many girls, though the mentioned ladies were never confirmed. Ranbir dated the beautiful Deepika Padukone and is allegedly having an affair with Katrina Kaif these days. Ranbir confessed to the media that he was in a hurry to get married four years back but he dropped his marriage plans after director-friend, Ayan Mukherjee, advised him to focus on film career. He said, "One should not keep deadline for marriage...kids. I was in hurry to get married. I was looking forward to getting married four years back settle down. But it was Ayan Mukherjee who told me not to do so and focus on my career and have fun."
Latest NewsRanbir Kapoor was announced as the brand ambassador of a Swiss watch brand. Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer introduced newest addition to its family - Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor – and its new ad campaign Don't Crack Under Pressure. The actor says the campaign is about pressure that keeps you going in life.
In RoyRanbir Kapoor will soon be seen in an upcoming movie Roy opposite Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez. Black and white and very vintage, the Roy first look was revealed. It captures a grungy, bearded Arjun Rampal sitting with a pensive Ranbir Kapoor. There is a certain old world charm attached to the picture, giving it a very 50s touch.
FavoritesActor/Actress : Raj Kapoor, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor
Causes associated with : Aids Awareness programme
Endorsements : Pepsi
Favorite Sports : Cricket, Soccer and Chess
Favorite Movie : Shree 420, Life is Beautiful, Devdas
Book : 'Songs My Mother Taught Me' by Marlon Brando, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
Bombay Velvet movieBombay Velvet is an upcoming Bollywood movie directed and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, based on historian Gyan Prakash's book Mumbai Fables. It is the story of the rise of an ordinary man named Johnny Balraj, played by Ranbir Kapoor. The film also stars Anushka Sharma in lead role while Karan Johar will play the primary antagonist. Raveena Tandon, Kay Kay Menon and Siddharth Basu will appear in supporting roles.
In Tamasha MovieImtiaz Ali's next film, titled Tamasha will be shot extensively in a European Island. The former lovers Ranbir and Deepika will again reunite for the movie. While the team will complete the rest of the shooting schedule within India itself.
Ranbir and Rishi KapoorRanbir Kapoor has been dreaming of re-launching his paternal grandfather Raj Kapoor's prestigious production house, RK Films. Though Ranbir preferred to keep mum, his excited father Rishi Kapoor spilled the beans on reviving the RK banner in a recent interview. "A remake of Awara is on our minds, and in all likelihood, we will be doing it for our banner, RK Films." What better way to re-launch the respected banner than the Awara remake. In the new Awara, Ranbir and his dad will reprise their grandfathers roles - Ranbir will play the new-age Raj Kapoor, while Rishi will reprise Prithviraj Kapoor's character.
FamilyFather Name : Rishi Kapoor
Mother Name : Neetu Kapoor (Singh)
Sister Name : Riddhima Kapoor Sahni
Grandfather : Raj Kapoor
Siblings : Karishma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor
Brother-in-law : Bharat Sahni(Riddhima's husband), Sanjay Kapoor(Karishma's husband), Saif Ali Khan(Kareena's husband)
Uncle : Randhir Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor
Filmography2007 : Saawariya - Ranbir Raj
2008 : Bachna Ae Haseeno - Raj Sharma
2009 : Luck by Chance - Guest appearance
2009 : Wake Up Sid - Siddharth Mehra (Sid)
2009 : Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani - Prem Shankar Sharma
2009 : Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year - Harpreet Singh Bedi
2010 : Raajneeti - Samar Pratap
2010 : Anjaana Anjaani - Akash
2011 : Chillar Party - Special appearance
2011 : Rockstar - Janardan Jhakhar / Jordan
2012 : Barfi! - Murfy
2012 : Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani - Kabir "Bunny" Thapar
2013 : Besharam