Ranbir Kapoor is a renowned Indian actor, film producer, and television personality who is well known for his versatility and involvement in action-packed Hindi movies. He is one of the most successful Indian actors. Ranbir has been featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2012 and is one of the highest-paid actors in India. He has received numerous accolades, including six (6) Filmfare Awards and the Padma Shri by the Government of India as well as the Legion of Honour and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France. Considering his significant following in Asia and all over the world, it is no gainsaying to say Khan is one of the most successful film stars in the world.
Ranbir Kapoor Age and Full Biography
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Ranbir Kapoor was born on the 28th of September, 1982 to Rishi Kapoor (father) and Neetu Singh (mother) in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, both were actors in the Hindi film industry at that time. Ranbir is the great-grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor and the grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor. His elder sister, Riddhima was born in 1980 and is an interior and fashion designer. Kapoor was greatly affected as a child by his parents’ troubled marriage. He found solace in films that he saw as an escape from grief.
Kapoor was close to his mother in his early years but had a dysfunctional relationship with his father.
Ranbir Kapoor Education
Kapoor was educated at the Bombay Scottish School where performed better in sports, particularly football though he found little interest in academics and would rank low among his peers. In 1999, he worked as an assistant director to his father on the film Aa Ab Laut Chalen after completing his tenth standard examinations during which he developed a closer bond with him.
Kapoor enrolled for his pre-university education at the H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. He left for 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 after relocating to America where he directed and starred in two short films, entitled Passion to Love and India 1964 while studying.
Ranbir Kapoor Career
Due to his unpleasant experiences in film school, he pursued a career in Bollywood. Getting back to Mumbai, He was offered the role of an assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the 2005 film Black.
Kapoor was cast by Bhansali as the protagonist of his 2007 tragic romance Saawariya, alongside Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukerji though the film failed to earn profits at the box office.
In 2008, despite the failure of the film at the box office, Kapoor’s career was not affected as he was contracted by Yash Raj Films for a major role in the Siddharth Anand-directed romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno which was his first commercial success.
Kapoor had three film releases in 2009. The first of which is Wake Up Sid, where he played the role of coming in contact with an ambitious journalist. He also starred in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, a slapstick comedy directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, that emerged as the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2009.
Kapoor featured in Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar where he played the role of Janardhan “Jordan” Jakhar. The drama centers around the journey of an aspiring musician from a humble background to international stardom. His brilliant performance earned him both the Best Actor and Best Actor (Critics) trophies at the 57th Filmfare Awards ceremony, along with Best Actor awards at Screen and IIFA.
In 2012, Kapoor released a romantic comedy Barfi! Which would be his first release to earn over 1 billion (US$13 million) at the domestic box office. The film portrays the story of its protagonist (a deaf and mute man, played by Kapoor) who falls in love with a woman who is already engaged and later, an autistic girl (played by Priyanka Chopra). The film earned Kapoor second consecutive Best Actor awards at the Filmfare, Screen, and IIFA Award ceremonies.
After featuring in Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic Sanju in 2018 where he played the role of the actor Sanjay Dutt and won another Best Actor award at Filmfare, he was out of the screen for almost four years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the death of his father, and the lengthy production time of these two big-budgeted films. He returned with a feature in Karan Malhotra’s Shamshera and with Shraddha Kapoor in Luv Ranjan’s romantic comedy Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar both in 2022.
Ranbir Kapoor Wife and Daughter
Kapoor had his first serious relationship while in the seventh grade, and suffered from depression as a result of its end. He dated his co-star Deepika Padukone while filming Bachna Ae Haseeno in 2008. The couple broke up after a year despite attracting substantial media coverage. It was reported that the breakup was a result of infidelity, a claim that Kapoor has since debunked.
In 2009, Kapoor was rumored to be in an affair with Katrina Kaif while filming Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. He initially declined to speak on the relationship but later admitted it in 2015. It was however reported in February 2016 that the relationship was off.
Kapoor later got married to his co-star, Alia Bhatt on 14 April 2022 in a private ceremony in their Mumbai house after dating for almost four years. Their union is blessed with a daughter- Raha who was born In November 2022.
Aside from acting, Kapoor is a football enthusiast and a philanthropist. He is also the vice-captain of the All Stars Football Club, a celebrity football club that raises money for charity. In 2014, Kapoor acquired ownership rights with Bimal Parekh who is s chartered accountant for the Mumbai-based football team of the Indian Super League, named Mumbai City FC. He also supports the empowerment of the girl child and is the goodwill ambassador of Shabana Azmi’s Mijwan Welfare Society, an NGO which helps empower women.
In 2011, Kapoor donated money to the Community Water Initiative, a charitable organization owned by PepsiCo.
Ranbir Kapoor Religion
Although Khan is a devout Muslim having been born and raised by Muslim parents, he also values his wife’s religion and allows his children to follow both religions. This is evident in the fact that the Qur’an is situated next to the murti of Hindu deities in his house.
Ranbir Kapoor Net Worth
Despite being a young actor, Shah Rukh Khan is undoubtedly a successful actor with a bright future ahead. He has an estimated net worth of $45 million which is attributed to his acting career.
Ranbir Kapoor Filmography
Shah Rukh khan has been involved in some great movies and TV series which include:
• Yeh Jawaani
• Life is Beautiful
• Diwali Dulhnia Le Jayenge
• Family Romantic Entertainer
• Bucket List
• Jagga Jasoos
• Bombay Velvet
• Chillar Party
• Wake Up Sid
• Luck By Chance
• India, 1964 among others.
Ranbir Kapoor Awards And Recognition
Kapoor is undoubtedly one of the most decorated Bollywood actors who have won notable awards as well as nominations. He has received in total 6 Filmfare Awards from 20 nominations as well as special awards. Some of the awards include;
• Best Male Debut for Saawariya (2007)
• Critics Award for Best Actor for Wake Up Sid (2009)
• Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)
• Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)
• Best Actor awards for Rockstar, Barfi! (2012) and Sanju (2018)
Ranbir Kapoor Social Media Accounts
Kapoor is a social media enthusiast who creates time for his numerous fans all over the world. He has over 3 million followers on Instagram with his handle (@ranbir_kapoooor)