Ranbir Kapoor

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Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor posing for the camera
Kapoor promoting Bombay Velvet in 2015
Born (1982-09-28) 28 September 1982 (age 39)
Years active2007–present
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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.[1][2] Kapoor has won many awards which includes six Filmfare Awards.[3]

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.[4][5] 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.[6] 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.[3] 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.[7] The movie was one of the highest-earning Indian movies of all time. He won another Filmfare Award for Best Actor for this role.[3]

Apart from acting in movies, Kapoor supports charities and organisations.[8] He is also the co-owner of the Indian Super League football team Mumbai City FC.[9][10]

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  1. "2012 Celebrity 100 List — Forbes India". Forbes. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  2. "2013 Celebrity 100 List — Forbes India". Forbes. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Ranbir Kapoor: Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  4. Bamzai, Kaveree (11 June 2010). "Ranbir Kapoor: The Natural". India Today. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  5. Roy, Gitanjali (28 September 2012). "Who is Ranbir Kapoor?". NDTV. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  6. "Box Office 2007". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2008.
  7. "Biopic 'Sanju' spotlights troubled life of Bollywood's Sanjay Dutt". The Straits Times. 28 June 2018. Archived from the original on 29 June 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  8. "Ranbir Kapoor wants world class football stadium in Mumbai". NDTV. 28 March 2013. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  9. Basu, Saumyajit (14 April 2014). "Stars embrace soccer through Indian Super League". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 June 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  10. "Ranbir Kapoor's Mumbai City Football Club to play all home games at D Y Patil Stadium". Daily News and Analysis. 30 August 2014. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.

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