Ranveer Singh Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Movies & Facts

Ranveer Singh Biography – Once a copywriter becomes the most prominent actor of Bollywood!

Family Background of Ranveer Singh:

Ranveer belongs to a Sindhi family. After the partition of India, his grandparents moved to India from Pakistan.

Ranveer with his father and grandfather

His grandmother, Chand Burke, was an actress in Pakistan and appeared in some Bollywood movies.

Ranveer Singh’s parents

Singh’s father, Jagjit Singh Bhavnani, is a businessman related to the automotive industry. His mother, Anju Bhavnani, is a homemaker.

Ranveer Singh with his sister

He has a two-year-old elder sister named Ritika Bhavnani, to whom he calls his “little momma.”

Personal Life:

Ranveer Singh is married to actress Deepika Padukone. Here’s a short love story of the two – At an awards function, Ranveer falls in love with her at first sight. In an interview, he said, “The first time I saw her, I almost went flat!’.

The couple later starred in Goliyon ki Rasleela- Ram-Leela, and then only they started dating each other. Later, in 2015, he proposed Padukone at the IIFA Awards.

Ranveer with his wife Deepika

And, finally, on October 21, 2018, Ranveer and Deepika got married at Lake Como, Italy. The couple had two ceremonies for their marriage- Sikh and the Hindu Konkani ceremony.

Early Life of Ranveer:

Ranveer Singh was born on the 6th of July, 1985, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. From a very early age, he wanted to be an actor. He used to participate in Dramas, Debates, and Plays in his school.

Ranveer’s childhood pic

In his teenage, he would think that he didn’t have any film background, so it would be tough for him to join the industry. Thus, he started creative writing. Then, for his further education, he moved to the US, where he started doing theatre.

After completing his graduation, he moved back to India and worked as a copywriter for advertising agencies. He started his career with an ad agency named O&M. He has worked with other agencies like JW Thompson and Ponds.


Later, he quit writing and started as an assistant director. He had assisted Shaad Ali in the movie Bunty Aur Babli. But, then stopped it too to pursue his career in acting.


He did his schooling at Mumbai’s Learners’ Academy. Then, he moved to Mumbai-based HR College of Commerce and Economics. Later, Singh completed his graduation in BA from Indiana University, USA.

Ranveer Singh Biography:

Ranveer's Profile
Personal Life
Full NameRanveer Singh Bhavnani
Date of BirthJuly 6, 1985
Age[age birthday=1985-07-06 /] (in [current_year /])
Zodiac/Sun SignCancer
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolLearners' Academy, Mumbai
CollegeHR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.
Indiana University, USA.
Physical Stats
Height5ft. 10”
(178 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
Family & Relationships
Jagjit Singh Bhavnani
Anju Bhavnani
SiblingsRitika Bhavnani
Marital StatusMarried
MarriedDeepika Padukone
Movie DebutBand Baaja Baaraat

Ranveer’s Movies Career:

After quitting his career in writing and assistantship, he decided to give a go for acting. He then sends his portfolio to directors, would go for auditions, but things didn’t happen.

However, he did reject some roles, which according to him, were short.

Band Baaja Baaraat (BBB)-

In 2010, Singh auditioned for the movie and got the lead role in it. Ranveer made his debut in the Hindi Film industry from Band Baajaa Baaraat opposite Anushka Sharma.


The movie performed quite well at the box office; moreover, audiences and critics loved his performance in the film.

Ladies vs Ricky Bahl-

In 2011, he starred in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl with Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Sharma, and Dipannita Sharma. He played the role of a conman in the film. Again, the reaction was the same from the audiences as well as critics.


Later, in 2013, he appeared in Bombay Talkies; the same year, he starred in Lootera alongside Sonakshi Sinha. Critics acclaimed the movie; however, it didn’t perform well at the box office.

Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela:

After appearing in three movies in 2013, Ranveer starred in Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela opposite Deepika Padukone. He played the role of a Gujarati boy in the film, based on the character of Romeo from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.


The following year, he appeared in Gunday with stars like Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, and Arjun Kapoor. Later, Singh appeared in a cameo in Finding Fanny.

Also, in the same year, he starred in Kill Dill along with Ali Zafar and Parineeti Chopra.

Ranveer Singh – An established actor:

In 2015, he made a special appearance in the movie Hey Bro. The same year, Singh starred in Dil Dhadakne Do with the likes of Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, and Priyanka Chopra.

Bajirao Mastani-

Later, in 2015, Ranveer Singh starred in Bajirao Mastani as Peshwa Bajiroa I with Deepika Padukone as Mastani and Priyanka Chopra as Kashi Bai. It was based on Nagnath Inamdar’s novel named Rau.

Singh with Vani Kapoor

He performed so well in the movie that he won the Best Actor award at the 61st Filmfare Awards. Even the film was a major hit at the box office.

The same year, he appeared in the rom-com movie, Befikre, opposite Vaani Kapoor.


In 2018, Ranveer starred in Padmaavat along with Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. It was his third collaboration with Sanjay Leela Bhansali after Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani.

He played the role of Alauddin Khilji in the film, based on Malik Jayashi’s poem Padmaavat.


An interesting fact about Singh regarding the movie is that he isolated himself in a room for three weeks to get in the character. Later, he made a special appearance in Teefa in Trouble.

The same year, Singh starred in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba with Sara Ali Khan.

Gully Boy-

In the year 2019, Singh starred in Gully Boy opposite Alia Bhatt. The story of the movie was based on the lives of street rappers Naezy and Divine.


He played the role of Murad Ahmed in the movie, who lives in the slums of Mumbai and wants to be a rapper. And, how he achieved his goal is the plot of the film.

He lent his voice for some songs in the film. The film was a commercial hit at the box office. Moreover, the movie won 13 awards at the 65th Filmfare Awards, and he won the Best Actor award.

Upcoming movies-

Singh as Kapil Dev

Ranveer’s upcoming movies are 83 (Biopic of cricketer Kapil Dev), Sooryavanshi, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, and Cirkus. All his forthcoming films may release in 2021.

Facts about Ranveer Singh:

  • His full name is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani, but he finds it too long, so he shortened it.
  • For the preparation of his debut movie, BBB, he spent some time with Delhi University students.
  • Singh considers her elder sister as her mother and best friend.
  • His school friends used to call him ‘Atrangi.’
  • The couple, Ranveer and his wife Deepika, is known as DeepVeer.
  • The song “Nashe Si Chadh Gayi” from his movie “Befikre” was one of the most-watched videos on YouTube.

  • He is by far the only Bollywood actor who has endorsed condoms.

Awards won by Singh –

Filmfare AwardBest male debut
IIFABest male debut
2011Band Baaja BaaraatZee Cine AwardBest male debut
Star Screen AwardMost Promising Newcomer (Male)
Stardust AwardSuperstar of Tomorrow – Male
Filmfare AwardBest actor
2016Bajirao MastaniIIFABest actor
Star Screen AwardBest actor
NDTV Indian of the Year AwardsEntertainer of the Year
Filmfare AwardBest Actor (Critics)
2019PadmaavatIIFABest actor
Star Screen AwardBest actor
Zee Cine AwardBest actor (viewer's choice)
Filmfare AwardBest actor
2020Gully BoyStar Screen AwardBest actor
Critics Choice Film AwardsBest actor

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