Ranveer Singh Biography
Ranveer Singh Bhavnani a.k.a Ranveer Singh was born on 6th July 1985. He is an Indian film actor, he is the recipient of several awards, including two Filmfare Awards, and is among the highest-paid actors in the country. Ranveer Singh was born on 6 July 1985 into a Sindhi family in Mumbai, to Anju and Jagjit Singh Bhavnani.
His grandparents, Sunder Singh Bhavnani and Chand Burke, moved to Mumbai from Karachi, Sindh, in present-day Pakistan, during the Partition of India. He has an elder sister named Ritika Bhavnani. Ranveer Singh is the maternal second cousin of actress Sonam Kapoor and producer Rhea Kapoor. Daughters of actor Anil Kapoor and wife Sunita Kapoor (née Bhavnani). Singh explains that he dropped his surname Bhavnani, since he felt that the name would have been “too long, too many syllables”. Thus downplaying his brand as a “sale able commodity”.
Ranveer Singh always aspired to be an actor, participating in several school plays and debates. he joined H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai, Singh realized that getting a break in the film industry was not at all easy, as it was mostly people with a film background who got these opportunities. Feeling that the idea of acting was “too far-fetched”, Singh focused on creative writing. He went to the United States where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University. At the university, he decided to take acting classes and took up theatre as his minor.
After completing his studies and returning to Mumbai in 2007, Ranveer Singh worked for a few years in advertising as a copywriter, with agencies like O&M and J. Walter Thompson. He then worked as an assistant director, but left it to pursue acting. He then decided to send his portfolio to directors. Singh would go for all kinds of auditions, but did not get any good opportunities. In January 2010, Singh was called for an audition by Shanoo Sharma, the head of the casting division for Yash Raj Films. After the two weeks of testing, Singh was confirmed for the role of Bittoo, with Anushka Sharma playing the female lead.
Beginning Of Something New
Prior to the release of the film, trade analysts were skeptical of the film’s commercial potential. Citing the middling response to Yash Raj Films’ last few productions. The lack of a male star and the fact that the female lead, Anushka Sharma, was by then an “almost-forgotten” actress. However, Band Baaja Baaraat went on to become a sleeper hit. Ranveer Singh’s portrayal of Bittoo was praised, with Anupama Chopra of NDTV writing that Singh was “pitch perfect in the role of the uncouth but good-hearted small town slacker who is a bit of a duffer when it comes to matters of the heart.” The film earned approximately 214 million (US$3.2 million) at the domestic box office. At the 56th Filmfare Awards, Singh won the award for Best Male Debut.
Ranveer Singh’s next release was Lootera (2013), a period romance, written and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, and co-starring Sonakshi Sinha. Offering a finely internalized performance, he leaves a lasting impression.” However, Lootera performed poorly at the box office. Singh next starred opposite Deepika Padukone in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, in which he played Ram, a Gujarati boy based on the character of Romeo. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela generated positive reviews from critics, as did Singh’s performance. The film emerged as Singh’s biggest commercial success, with worldwide revenues of 2.02 billion (US$30 million). For his portrayal, he received several recognition, including a Best Actor nomination at Filmfare.
Recognition As An Actor
In 2014, Ranveer Singh starred as a Bengali criminal in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Gunday, alongside Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan. David Chute of Variety praised Singh’s screen presence and wrote that he “tucks the movie’s center of interest under his arm and takes it with him even though he has the could-be-thankless “good brother” role”. Also, Singh’s chemistry with Kapoor was considered by critic Rohit Khilnani to the prime asset of the film. Gunday proved to be Singh’s biggest box office opener.
In Zoya Akhtar’s ensemble comedy-drama Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Singh starred with Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah and Priyanka Chopra as the younger sibling of a dysfunctional Punjabi family. Writing for Mumbai Mirror, critic Kunal Guha found Singh to be the “surprise element” of the film; he praised his “immaculate comic timing” and took note of his subtlety. The film grossed over 1.47 billion (US$22 million) worldwide within seventeen days of release. Singh next reunited with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the epic romance Bajirao Mastani (2015) opposite Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.
Raja Sen in his review mentioned: “Ranveer Singh brings his character to life and does so with both machismo and grace. His Peshwa Bajirao slicing down soldiers like a lehnga-clad golfer wielding a too-sharp nib lick. The film earned 3.5 billion (US$52 million) to become one of the highest-grossing Indian films, and garnered Singh the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
As An Inspiring Actor
In 2016, Singh starred in Aditya Chopra’s comedy-romance Befikre opposite Vaani Kapoor. He played Dharam Gulati, a stand-up comic whose romantic liaisons with Kapoor’s character leads to conflict between them. Jay Weissberg of Variety found the film to be an “overly energetic twist on the old friends with benefits theme” and criticized Singh’s “manic behavior”. It under-performed at the box office.
After a year-long absence from the screen, Singh portrayed Alauddin Khilji. A ruthless Muslim king, in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmaavat (2018). Co-starring Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, which marked his third collaboration with Bhansali and Padukone. Rajeev Masand opined that he “plays the part with the sort of grotesque flamboyance that makes it hard to look at anyone or anything else when he’s on the screen”. Padmaavat’s production budget of 2 billion (US$30 million) made it the most expensive Hindi film ever made. With a worldwide gross of 5.45 billion (US$81 million), it ranks as Singh’s highest-grossing release and is among India cinema’s biggest grossers.
As of January 2018, Singh will star opposite Alia Bhatt in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, a musical based on the life of rappers living in Mumbai’s ghettos. He will also star in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba, a remake of the Telugu action film Temper, co-starring Sara Ali Khan. Singh has also committed to a biopic of the cricketer Kapil Dev, entitled 83. Shetty’s Simmba, a remake of the Telugu action film Temper, co-starring Sara Ali Khan. Singh has also committed to a biopic of the cricketer Kapil Dev, entitled 83.