Born to parents, Anju and Jagjit Singh Bhavnani on July 6, 1985, Ranveer Singh is a popular Indian film actor and among one of the highest-paid actors in the country. Singh had an elder sister named Ritika Bhavnani, and is also the maternal third cousin of Sonam Kapoor, daughter of actor Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor. Since an early age, Singh aspired to be an actor, often participating in several school plays. After completing a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington in America, Singh returned to INdia to pursue a career in film. However, he briefly worked in advertising prior to his acting career. He made his acting debut in 2010 with a leading role in the Yash Raj Films; romantic comedy Band Baaja Baaraat. The film emerged as a critical and commercial success, and subsequently earned Ranveer singh the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. After the success of this film, Singh’s career skyrocketed. He gained praise for playing the melancholic thief in the drama Lootera (2013), and went on to establish himself with several collaborations with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starting with the romance Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela also in 2013. This film emerged as Singh’s biggest commercial success. Next, Singh starred as a Bengali criminal in Gunday, alongside Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, and Irrfan Khan. This film went on to become Singhs’s biggest box office opener and eventually emerged as a box office success after earning a total of 1 billion Rupees worldwide. After several films Singh took a year long absence from the screen in 2017 and came back with his lead role in the film Padmaavat which grossed over 5.7 billion rupees and ranks as Singh’s highest grossing release. Singh’s most recent release is Gully Boy (2019). This film went on to receive a record breaking 13 Filmfare Awards with Ranveer Singh receiving another Best Actor Award. Throughout his career, Singh has achieved a number of feats, and has gone on to become one of the top earning actors in the Bollywood industry. In 2012, he appeared in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, and peaked at the seventh position in 2019.
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