47 Facts About Ranbir Kapoor


Ranbir Kapoor is an Indian actor known for his work in Hindi-language films.


Ranbir Kapoor is one of the highest-paid actors of Hindi cinema and has featured in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list since 2012.


Ranbir Kapoor subsequently assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the film Black and made his acting debut with Bhansali's tragic romance Saawariya, a critical and commercial failure.


Ranbir Kapoor rose to prominence with the coming-of-age film Wake Up Sid, the romantic comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and the political drama Raajneeti.


Ranbir Kapoor is a co-owner of the Indian Super League football team Mumbai City FC.


Ranbir Kapoor is married to the actress Alia Bhatt, with whom he has a daughter.


Ranbir Kapoor was born on 28 September 1982 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India to Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, both actors of the Hindi film industry.


Ranbir Kapoor is the great-grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor and the grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor.


Ranbir Kapoor is of Punjabi descent, born to a Hindu father and a Sikh mother.


College of Commerce and Economics, Ranbir 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.


In film school, Ranbir Kapoor directed and starred in two short films, entitled Passion to Love and India 1964.


However, at the annual Filmfare Awards ceremony, Ranbir Kapoor was awarded a Best Male Debut trophy.


In Dharma Productions's Wake Up Sid, a coming of age film from director Ayan Mukerji, Ranbir Kapoor portrayed Siddharth "Sid" Mehra, a rich, lazy teenager whose life undergoes a series of changes after interacting with an ambitious journalist.


When Mukerji narrated the then-untitled script of the film to him, Ranbir Kapoor came up with the title himself.


Ranbir Kapoor next starred opposite Katrina Kaif in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, a slapstick comedy from director Rajkumar Santoshi, that emerged as the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2009.


Ranbir Kapoor later professed to being highly disappointed by the film's commercial failure.


Ranbir Kapoor described it as his first complex role and considered it a departure from the "lover boy roles" that he had previously played.


Ranbir Kapoor received a third Best Actor nomination at Filmfare for the film.


Later that same year, Ranbir Kapoor collaborated with Priyanka Chopra on Anand's Anjaana Anjaani, a comedy-drama involving two strangers who vow to commit suicide on New Year's Eve.


In preparation for the role, Ranbir Kapoor lived with a Jat family in Pitam Pura and studied their mannerisms.


Ranbir Kapoor won second consecutive Best Actor awards at the Filmfare, Screen, and IIFA Award ceremonies.


Ranbir Kapoor achieved further success in 2013 when he reunited with director Ayan Mukerji for the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani co-starring Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin, and Aditya Roy Kapoor.


Ranbir Kapoor was cast as Kabir "Bunny" Thapar, a commitment-phobic photographer, a character Kapoor found to be an extension of himself.


Ranbir Kapoor's pairing with Padukone, after their highly publicised break-up, led to hype surrounding the film's release.


Ranbir Kapoor next reunited with Deepika Padukone in Tamasha, a romantic drama from Imtiaz Ali.


Ranbir Kapoor played the role of Ved Sahni, a man who desires a career in the arts but settles for a life of monotony as an engineer.


Critical reception was mixed; Joe Leydon of Variety thought that "Ranbir Kapoor [is] often erring on the side of annoying while trying to balance vulnerability and self-centeredness".


In 2018, Ranbir Kapoor portrayed the actor Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's biopic Sanju.


Ranbir Kapoor was keen to avoid a hagiographic narrative and did not want to mimic Dutt's mannerisms.


Ranbir Kapoor interacted extensively with Dutt and took a month's time to transform himself physically before filming each phase of the actor's life.


Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV thought that despite dramatic liberties, the film had successfully portrayed Dutt's complexity, and wrote that Ranbir Kapoor "pulls out the stops in astonishingly effective ways, subsuming his personality into that of the protagonist".


Uday Bhatia of Mint was more critical for making Dutt too sympathetic despite his misdeeds, and wrote that Ranbir Kapoor's "imitation takes over the performance".


Ranbir Kapoor attributed this absence to the COVID-19 pandemic, the death of his father, and the lengthy production time of these two big-budgeted films.


Ranbir Kapoor has been vocal about his personal life, and has stated that his parents' marriage taught him how complex a relationship can be.


Ranbir Kapoor had his first serious relationship while in the seventh grade, and suffered from depression when it ended.


Ranbir Kapoor maintained that the split was amicable, though the media widely reported that the split was due to infidelity on Ranbir Kapoor's part.


Ranbir Kapoor has spoken about being addicted to smoking and drinking.


Ranbir Kapoor married her on 14 April 2022 in a private ceremony in their Mumbai house.


Ranbir Kapoor is the vice-captain of the All Stars Football Club, a celebrity football club that raises money for charity.


Also that year, Ranbir Kapoor announced his participation with the digital music company Saavn as a content and programming adviser.


Ranbir Kapoor is the campaign ambassador for NDTV Marks for Sports, a nationwide initiative to promote fitness and health in India.


Ranbir Kapoor had fronted a campaign to collect donations for the victims of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.


However, following the success of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, each of Ranbir Kapoor's releases under-performed at the box-office.


Ranbir Kapoor has been cited as one of the most attractive Indian celebrities by the media.


Ranbir Kapoor has featured on The Times of India listing of the 'Most Desirable Man' from 2010 to 2015, ranking among the top ten each year.


Ranbir Kapoor continued to feature among the top ten of the list from 2011 to 2014.


Ranbir Kapoor is the celebrity endorser for various brands and services, including Pepsi, Panasonic, Renault India, Lenovo and the Spanish football club FC Barcelona.