Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh

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Ranveer Singh is a notable Indian actor. Ranveer Singh gained fame for his appearances in various blockbuster Bollywood films including Band Baaja Baaraat, Gully Boy, Simmba, Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, and Lootera among many others. He is also famous as the celebrity husband of Deepika Padukone.

Early Life and Childhood

Ranveer Singh was born on 6 July 1985 and he is currently 36 years old. His hometown is Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India, and his zodiac sign is Cancer. His full name is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani. Talking about his family, Ranveer is from a Sindhi family. Ranveer’s grandparents moved from Karachi, Sindh, during the Partition of India. Karachi is located in present-day Pakistan.

His parents are his mother Anju and his father Jagjit Singh Bhavnani. Ranveer also has an elder sister named Ritika Bhavnani. His paternal grandfather is Chand Burke, an Indian character actor. Likewise, Ranveer’s maternal cousin is Sonam Kapoor. Sonam is the daughter of popular Indian actor Anil Kapoor and his wife Sunita Kapoor (née Bhavnani).

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Caption: Ranveer Singh in a childhood photograph with his sister. Source: Instagram

Education and Early Career

Similarly, Ranveer always aspired to be an actor. From a young age, he participated in numerous school plays and debates. He felt the thrill of performing and dancing when his grandmother once told him to dance at a birthday party.

However, Ranveer realized that entering the film industry wasn’t very easy and it was mostly for the people from a film background getting the opportunities. Ranveer had this realization after joining the H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. After this, he focused on creative writing and later on went to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University Bloomington.

At Indian University, Ranveer took acting classes and chose theatre as his minor. He returned back from the United States in 2007. After returning, Ranveer worked for a few years in advertising. He worked as a copywriter for agencies like O&M and J. Walter Thompson.

Additionally, Ranveer worked as an assistant director. However, he left the directing job to pursue acting. Ranveer started sending his portfolio to directors and went for all kinds of auditions.

Career, Professional Life, and Net Worth

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Caption: Ranveer Singh appearing on the poster of the film ’83’. Source: Instagram

Professionally, Ranveer Singh is remarkable and one of the best actors in Bollywood. The actor has bagged numerous awards that including 4 Filmfare Awards. Ranveer is also among the highest-paid Indian actors. Moreover, Forbes India has featured Ranveer in its “Celebrity 100 list” since 2012.

Ranveer then made his acting debut in the year 2010. It was with the lead role in the film Band Baaja Baaraat. For his work in this film, Ranveer earned the “Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut”. After this, Ranveer played the role of a melancholic thief in Lootera in the year 2013.

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Ranveer established himself as a remarkable actor with his collaborations with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. They collaborated for the first time in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela in the year 2013. This was also his first collaboration with Deepika Padukone, one of his frequent co-stars over the years.

Moreover, Ranveer gained more fame for starring in the films Bajirao Mastani as Bajirao I and as Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat. The actor also won the “Filmfare Award for Best Actor” for  Bajirao Mastani and the “Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor” for Padmaavat.

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Caption: Ranveer Singh posing for a photo with his awards Source: Instagram

Likewise, Ranveer also appeared in Simmba in the year 2018. The three aforementioned films are among the highest-grossing Indian (Bollywood) films. Moreover, Ranveer Singh also bagged another “Filmfare Award for Best Actor” for appearing in Gully Boy in 2019.

While writing this biography, Ranveer has 4 films yet to be released in the year 2021. They are Sooryavanshi, 83, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, and Cirkus. The actor is still filming Cirkus while writing this article.

Besides Acting

Furthermore, Ranveer has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2012. The actor reached his highest, i.e. 7th position in the year 2019. The same year, Forbes India estimated Ranveer’s annual earnings to be ₹1.18 billion (US$17 million). The magazine ranked him the 5th highest-paid actor in the country.

Moreover, Ranveer also appeared in the GQ magazine. The magazine listed him in their list of 50 most influential young Indians in the years 2017 and 2019. Also in 2019, Ranveer was listed in India Today’s list of the nation’s 50 most powerful people.

Besides his acting career, Ranveer Singh also endorses several brands. They include brands like Adidas, Head & Shoulders, Ching’s, Jack & Jones, Thums Up, and MakeMyTrip among several others. Additionally, Duff & Phelps estimated Ranveer’s brand value at $63 million US dollars in 2018. This made Ranveer the 4th highest of Indian celebrities.

In the year 2019, Ranveer launched his own record label. It is called “IncInk” and the actor created this label in order to promote local musicians. Moving on, the Bollywood actor has a net worth estimation of approximately $30 million US dollars.

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Caption: Ranveer Singh posing for a photo with his collaborators Shankar and Jayantilal Gada. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

Ranveer Singh is married to Deepika Padukone. Deepika Padukone is also one of the most famous Indian actors. The lovers began dating each other in August 2012. Deepika and Ranveer are frequent co-stars in the Bollywood industry. They collaborated for the first time in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.

Then in October 2018, the celebrity couple announced their upcoming marriage. The next month, the couple tied the knot on November 14, 2018. They married in the traditional Konkani Hindu and Sikh Anand Karaj ceremonies at Lake Como, Italy. They had the Sikh ceremony as Ranveer’s paternal grandfather is Sikh.

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Caption: Ranveer Singh posing for a photo with his wife, Deepika Padukone. Source: Pinkvilla

Body Measurements and Social Media

Ranveer Singh stands tall at an approximate height of 1.78 meters or 5 feet 10 inches and his weight is around 75 kgs or 165 lbs. Likewise, the Bollywood actor has a chest-waist-bicep size of 42-30-16 inches respectively. Ranveer has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.

Talking about the actor’s social media presence, Ranveer Singh joined Twitter in August 2009 and so far has over 3.9 million followers on his @ranveerofficial account. Likewise, the famous actor is available on Instagram under the username @ranveersingh. This account boasts 35.6 million followers as of May 2021.