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

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

Early Life of Ranveer Singh:

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.

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Ranveer’s childhood pic

Subsequently, in his teenage, he thought that he doesn’t have any film background, so it will 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 started working 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.

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

Education-

He did his schooling from 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.

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Ranveer Singh Biography:

Ranveer's Profile
Personal Life
Full NameRanveer Singh Bhavnani
Nickname Rambo
Date of BirthJuly 6, 1985
Age34 years (in 2020)
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism
CasteSindhi
Zodiac/Sun SignCancer
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolLearners' Academy, Mumbai
College HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.
Indiana University, USA.
Physical Stats
Height5ft. 10”
(178 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
Family & Relationships
Father
Jagjit Singh Bhavnani
Mother
Anju Bhavnani
SiblingsRitika Bhavnani
Marital StatusMarried
MarriedDeepika Padukone
Career
ProfessionActor
Movie DebutBand Baaja Baaraat

Family Background of Ranveer:

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

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Ranveer with his father and grandfather

His grandmother, Chand Burke, was an actress in Pakistan and also did appear in some Bollywood movies.

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Ranveer’s parents

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

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Ranveer Singh with his sister

He has a two years elder sister named Ritika Bhavnani to whom he calls “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 fall in love with her at first sight. In an interview, he said, “The first time I saw her, I almost went flat!’.

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

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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.

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.

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

Band Baaja Baaraat (BBB)-

In 2010, Singh gave an audition for the movie and soon accepted as the lead role of the movie. The same year Ranveer made his debut in the Hindi Film industry from Band Baajaa Baaraat opposite Anushka Sharma.

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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 the likes of 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.

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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 along with Deepika Padukone. He played the role of a Gujarati boy in the movie which was based on the character of Romeo from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

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The very next year, he appeared in Gunday along with the 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-

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

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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 movie was a major hit at the box office.

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

Padmaavat-

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.

The movie is basically based on Malik Jayasi’s poem Padmaavat in which he played the role of Alauddin Khilji.

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An interesting fact about Singh regarding the movie is that he isolated himself in a room for 3 weeks for the preparation of the character’s role. Later, he made a special appearance in Teefa in Trouble.

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In 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 is based on the lives of street rappers Naezy and Divine.

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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 movie.

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 Ranveer won the Best Actor award.

Upcoming movies-

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Singh as Kapil Dev

Ranveer’s upcoming movies are 83 (Biopic of cricketer Kapil Dev), Sooryavanshi, and Jayeshbhai Jordaar. All his upcoming films may release in 2020.

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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 the only Bollywood actor who has endorsed condoms.

Awards won by Singh-

Awards:
YearFilmAwardCategory
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

Social Media Accounts:

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References/Sources:

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Times Of India 
  3. Herzindagi
  4. Times Of India
  5. Bollywood hungama
  6. India Today

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