Ranveer Singh is an actor working in the Indian Hindi film industry. After finishing his graduation from Indiana University in Bloomington, USA, Ranveer came back to India for a career in movies. He successfully bagged the lead role in a romantic comedy by Yash Raj Films in 2010. The film ‘Band Baaja Baaraat,’ became a sleeper hit that year and also earned him the Best Male DebutFilmfare Award.
In the later years of his career, Ranveer Singh received a lot of accolades for playing diverse roles such as a conman/robber in period movie Lootera, a Gujarati Romeo in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s tragedy Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, and a don in the action-fiesta Gunday. His forthcoming films include Shaad Ali’sromantic-drama Kill Dil, and Zoya Akhtar’s family-drama Dil Dhadakne Do.
Family and Early Life
Ranveer Singh was born as Ranveer Singh Bhavnani to Anju Bhavnani and Jagjit Singh Bhavnani on July 6, 1985, in Mumbai, India. Ritika Bhavnani is his elder sister. Rhea Kapoor and actress Sonam Kapoor are his cousins; through the side of Sunita Kapoor née Bhavnani who is married to actor Anil Kapoor. Ranveer dropped his original last name, that is Bhavnani, because he felt that it was too long and had too many syllables, which in turn would not help the overall cause of his salability as a brand.
Ranveer Singh always wanted to become an actor and participated in many debates and plays in school. He often recalls this one incident during a birthday party, wherein his grandmother asked him to entertain her and dance.He immediately jumped onto the lawn and started dancing to the tune of the famous song, ‘Jumma Chumma de de,” from the Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Hum.’He was fully and completely into dancing and acting and got the most thrill from performing. He reiterates that he always wanted a career in the performing arts, and that acting interested him the most because it had several types of art forms. He used to watch many television shows and was completely enamored by Bollywood. He maintains that he was a total filmy kid.
After joining junior college at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in south Mumbai, Ranveer Singh however realized that getting into the Indian film industry was not an easy process. It was mostly full of people who had filmy connections and background, and they were the ones who got the best roles and prime opportunities. Hence he gave up on the idea of acting and started to focus on creative writing. Later, he went to the US to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree.
At Indiana University, Bloomington, Ranveer Singh enrolled for some acting classes. On the very first day, he was asked to perform an impromptu act by the instructor. This reinvigorated his desire for acting. He realized that acting was all that he wanted to do in life, and hence joined theater as a minor. He duly completed his graduation and came back to India in 2007.
After his return to India, the Ranveer Singh initially worked in the advertising industry as a copywriter for firms like JWTand O&M. Later, he worked as an Assistant Director, but left that to concentrate on becoming an actor. He started sending his portfolio’s to numerous directors. Ranveer always wanted to play the lead role in movies. Hence, he did not take up offers on TV, ads, music videos, etc. He felt that a fresh face was an asset and a major player in getting a lead role.
The next 3 years comprised of visits to the offices of producers wherein he would show his photos and ask for work. He went to audition for all kinds of lead roles, but rarely got any work; and all that he got was minor roles. It was a very frustrating period for Ranveer, which led him to question his abilities as an actor and performer.
The year 2010 was when Ranveer Singh got the big break that he was waiting for. He auditioned for the male lead in a Yash Raj film called ‘Band Baaja Baaraat.’ He got selected, but still had to give many additional auditions to the director. Finally, the director gave the go-ahead and the rest is history!
Ranveer Singh – Height, Weight and Other Trivia
Height – 5 feet 10 inches
Weight – 82 kgs
Chest – 42 inches
Arms – 17 inches
Waist – 32 inches
Ranveer Singh and his affairs
Before 2010, Ranveer Singh was dating Ahana Deol, the daughter of actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini. They later parted ways.
Ranveer Singh dated Anushka Sharma during the entire shoot of his first movie. He stated that he had affection and attraction for Anushka, but did not know if it was love.
It was rumored that Ranveer was dating Sonakshi Sinha, but Singh clarified that they were just friends.
The latest arm-candy girlfriend of Ranveer Singh is Deepika Padukone. However, none have accepted or denied dating each other. Ranveer has only stated that he always found Deepika to be hot and that he was always attracted to her, much before they started working together in ‘Ram-Leela.’ Deepika while not denying Ranveer says that she is cautious about committing to a relationship after her previous heart-break with Ranbir. However, they continue to be hang out together and the chemistry between them is palpable.
Ranveer Singh – Photos