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’.
Ranbir 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.
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 Two Years the release of ‘Black,’ Ranbir Kapoor emerged as the main lead 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 performing in several films such as ‘Raajneeti’and ‘Rockstar’ 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).
But his super performance in Sanju earned him respect and many awards. Ranbir Kapoor won Filmfare award for the best actor in a leading role for the film Sanju, which was solely based on the life of Sanjay Dutt.