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Ranbir Kapoor (pronounced [rəˈɳbiːr kəˈpuːr]; born 28 September 1982) is an Indian movie actor. He is one of the highest-paid actors in Hindi cinema. He has been ranked in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2012. Kapoor has won many awards which includes six Filmfare Awards.
He is the son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, and grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor. Kapoor did moviemaking and method acting at the School of Visual Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute respectively. He then worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali as an assistant director on the 2005 movie Black. He made his acting debut in Bhansali's tragic romance Saawariya (2007). The movie was a critical and commercial failure. Kapoor became famous in 2009 with his performances in the coming-of-age movie Wake Up Sid, the romantic comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and the drama Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. His most watched movie during this time was the political drama Raajneeti (2010).
He played the role of a troubled musician in the romantic drama Rockstar (2011) and a cheerful deaf-and-mute man in the comedy-drama Barfi! (2012). He won two consecutive Best Actor awards at Filmfare for these roles. He acted with Deepika Padukone in the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013). The movie established him as a leading Bollywood actor. He then acted in a series of movies that did not perform well commercially except for the romance Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016). Kapoor played Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's biopic Sanju in 2018. The movie was one of the highest-earning Indian movies of all time. He won another Filmfare Award for Best Actor for this role.
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