Ranveer Singh is a famous Indian actor who received fame after his debut Bollywood film Band Baaja Baaraat (2010). He is one of the highest-paid actors in the Bollywood film industry. Because of his popularity, he appeared on the list of Celebrity 100 in Forbes India in 2016. Check out Ranveer Singh Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Caste, Family, Biography & More.
He was born as Ranveer Singh Bhavnani on 6 July 1985 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. During the partition of India, his family shifted from Karachi to Mumbai. He removed his surname Bhavnani from his screen name as he thought the name would have been too long. He took an interest in dancing and acting since childhood. His friends and colleagues in the film industry call him by the name Bittoo. He got this name after his debut film Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) became commercially successful.
He is approximately 5’10’’ tall and weighs around 75 kg. He has a broad chest to be around 43 inches and biceps to be around 16 inches. He has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Family, Caste & Girlfriend
He belongs to a Sindhi family and was born to businessman Jagjit Singh Bhavnani and Anju Bhavnani. He has an elder sister Ritika Bhavnani. He is the maternal cousin of Indian film producer Rhea Kapoor and actress Sonam Kapoor.
While he was in school, he had an affair with Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s daughter Ahana Deol.
After that, he was dating the famous actress Anushka Sharma for a short period.
He is currently dating actress Deepika Padukone.
He did his schooling at Learners’ Academy, Mumbai and completed his graduation (Bachelor of Arts) from Indiana University, Bloomington. During his school days, he took part in numerous plays, debates, and many other competitions. While he was in University, he joined the theater. After completing studies, he returned to Mumbai where he used to work as a Copywriter in different advertising agencies like J. Walter Thompson, O&M, etc. Later, he left the job and started working as an assistant director but again he left to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor.
He started his acting career in 2010 by playing the lead role of Bittoo Sharma, opposite Anushka Sharma in the Bollywood film Band Baaja Baaraat. The film was commercially successful and he received numerous awards for his performance such as Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Award and Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut, International Indian Film Academy Awards for Star Debut of the Year – Male and Hottest Pair along with Anushka Sharma, Lions Gold Awards for Favourite Debutant Actor – Male and Favourite Jodi along with Anushka Sharma, Best Debut Male Award at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards, FICCI Frames Excellence Honours for Best Debut Actor, Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male, Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Male, and Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut.
After that, he did numerous hit films like Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011), Lootera (2013), Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), Gunday (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Bajirao Mastani (2015), Befikre (2016), Padmaavat (2018), etc.
- In 2012, he was first time involved in the controversy when he tweeted on his Twitter account after watching the film Ek Tha Tiger, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif that “EK THA TIGER felt absolute bore bt (sic) last 15min was magical. nice stunt nd action @beingsalmankhan pra.” He also tweeted “While I was passing through a multiplex people after seeing Ek Tha Tiger was asking for TIGER BAAM.” After that tweet, he faced lots of criticism from the Indian cinema.
- In 2015, an FIR was lodged against him for using obscene words in public during the roast comedy show AIB Knockout.
- While he was shooting the film Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) along with Priyanka Chopra, he kissed her in front of people, which she did not like at all. She later taunted him while promoting this film for his overenthusiastic acting after which Ranveer said that he would never work with her again.
- Ranveer has endorsed numerous popular brands like Adidas, Kellogg Oats, Thums Up, Head & Shoulders, Jack & Jones, Durex, Ching’s, etc.
- He got injured multiple times during the shooting of the films, that is, severe back injury while shooting for Lootera (2013), falling from a horse while shooting for Bajirao Mastani (2015), and a head injury while shooting for Padmaavat (2018).
- He also has great singing skills and is a fantastic rapper.
- He loves to play and watch football. He has been supporting the Arsenal Football Club in English Premier League (EPL).
- Shah Rukh Khan and Johnny Depp are his favourite actors and Kareena Kapoor, Scarlett Johansson, and Megan Fox are his favourite actresses.
- Sanjay Leela Bhansali is his all-time favourite director.
- He loves to spend his holidays in Goa.