Ranbir Kapoor Bollywood Actor Biography

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Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor is an Indian actor popular in bollywood. He made his acting debut with Bhansali’s 2007 flick Saawariya for which he was awarded with Filmfare Best Male Debut award. Ranbir Kapoor pursued film-making and method acting at the School of Visual Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, respectively. He was last seen in the movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Now he will be seen in movie Jagga Jasoos. Ranbir has finally shifted to his new residence at Pali Hills which has been designed by Shah Rukh Khan‘s wife and Interior designer Gauri Khan.

Kapoor studied at the Bombay Scottish School in Mahim. He completed his pre-university education from the H.R. College of Commerce and Economics and later went to New York City to learn film-making at the School of Visual Arts. He 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 worked really hard on there to impress Bhansali to get him an acting job.

Bhansali cast Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor as the protagonist of his 2007 release Saawariya that was the first Indian film to be produced by a Hollywood studio (Sony Pictures Entertainment). However, it didn’t go well on box office, Ranbir’s charm was appreciated and he earned his first Filmfare for Best Male Debut.

Despite the commercial failure of Saawariya, Kapoor was contracted by Yash Raj Films for a romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), opposite three women, played by Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba, and Deepika Padukone. This was a commercial success.
Thereafter, he did three films in Wake Up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year in 2009. He also won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for all three.

In 2010, he did Raajneeti of Prakash Jha and Anjaana Anjaani of Vikas Bahl. He earned Filmfare Award for Best Actor and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Imtiaz Ali’s film Rockstar in 2011. In 2010, he did Raajneeti of Prakash Jha and Anjaana Anjaani of Vikas Bahl. He earned Filmfare Award for Best Actor and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Imtiaz Ali’s film Rockstar in 2011.

Again in 2012, he won Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Anurag Basu’s Barfi!

His 2013 journey started with a special appearance in the song “Apna Bombay Talkies” of Bombay Talkies. And his first release of the year was Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani directed by Ayan Mukherjee and Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam in the same year. He was the playback singer for the song “Love Ki Ghanti” of Besharam.

In 2014, he gave cameo appearance in Bhoothnath Returns and PK.

In 2015, Vikramjit Singh’s Roy, Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, and Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha came on the floor. He also made a Documentary series Girls With Goals in the same year. His movie of 2016 was Ae Dil Hai Mushkil along with Aishwarya Rai, Fawad Khan, Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan, that earned too good TRP.

Kapoor is reuniting with Katrina Kaif to promote his upcoming film Jagga Jasoos produced by Picture Shuru Productions in collaboration with Director Anurag Basu.

Currently, he is filming for a biopic on Sanjay Dutt.According to sources, he might be working with Alia Bhatt in film Dragon, a fantasy film about a man with superpowers.

Filmography:

Film Year Role Directors Awards
Aa Ab Laut Chalen 1999 Rishi Kapoor Assistant director
Black 2005 Sanjay Leela Bhansali Assistant director
Saawariya 2007 Ranbir Raj Sanjay Leela Bhansali Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
Bachna Ae Haseeno 2008 Raj Sharma Siddharth Anand
Luck by Chance 2009 Himself Zoya Akhtar Special appearance
Wake Up Sid 2009 Siddharth “Sid” Mehra Ayan Mukherji Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani 2009 Prem Shankar Sharma Rajkumar Santoshi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year 2009 Harpreet Singh Bedi Shimit Amin Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
(also for Wake Up Sid & Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani)
Raajneeti 2010 Samar Pratap Prakash Jha Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Anjaana Anjaani 2010 Akash Siddharth Anand
Chillar Party 2011 Himself Vikas Bahl

Nitesh Tiwari

Special appearance in song “Tai Tai Phish”
Rockstar 2011 Janardan “Jordan” Jhakhar Imtiaz Ali Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Barfi! 2012 Murphy “Barfi” Johnson Anurag Basu Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Bombay Talkies 2013 Himself Multiple Special appearance in song “Apna Bombay Talkies”
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 2013 Kabir “Bunny” Thapar Ayan Mukherji Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Besharam 2013 Babli Abhinav Kashyap Also playback singer for song “Love Ki Ghanti”
Bhoothnath Returns 2014 Himself Nitesh Tiwari Cameo appearance
PK 2014 Alien Rajkumar Hirani Cameo appearance
Roy 2015 Roy Vikramjit Singh
Bombay Velvet 2015 Johnny Balraj Anurag Kashyap
Tamasha 2015 Ved Sahni Imtiaz Ali Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Girls With Goals 2016 Himself Unknown Documentary series
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil 2016 Ayan Sanger Karan Johar Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Jagga Jasoos 2017 Jagga Anurag Basu Also producer
Sanju 2018 Sanjay Dutt Rajkumar Hirani Filming

 

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