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Ranbir Kapoor

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Ranbir Kapoor is an Indian film actress. He is one of the highest paid actors in Hindi films and has been on Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2012. Ranbir Kapoor has won several awards, including six Filmfare Awards.

Ranbir Kapoor was born on September 28, 1982 in Bombay (now Mumbai) to Hindi film stars Rishi and Nitu. He is the great-grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor, the grandson of Raj, actor and director. His older sister Riddhima (born 1980) is an interior and fashion designer. Actor Randhir Kapoor is his uncle, and his daughters, actresses Karisma and Kareena Kapoor are his first cousins. Ranbir Kapoor was educated at Mahim's Bombay Scottish School. As a student, he had little interest in his studies and ranked low among his peers. However, he said he performed better in sports, especially football.

In 2018, Ranbir Kapoor played actor Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's biopic Sanju. It deals with Dutt's troubled relationship with his father, drug addiction, and being arrested for possession of illegal firearms. Ranbir Kapoor did not want to avoid Hagiographic narratives and imitate Dutt's mannerism. He interacted extensively with Dutt and transformed physically for a month before filming each stage of the actor's life. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV believes the film has successfully portrayed Dutt's complexity despite his dramatic freedom, and writes that Ranbir Kapoor "gets a pause in a surprisingly effective way to incorporate his character into the character's character. Mint's Uday Bhatia is more critical of making Dutt too sympathetic despite his faults and wrote Ranbir Kapoor's "imitation (sometimes surprisingly) takes over the performance." Sanju's strong financial performance reestablished Ranbir Kapoor's stardom. With a revenue of over $57.9 billion ($81 million), the film has emerged as the highest-grossing film in Indian cinema and one of the highest-grossing films of Ranbir Kapoor. He won another Best Actor award at Filmfare.

Ranbir Kapoor next appeared on the other side of Katrina Kaif in a slapstick comedy directed by Raj Kumar Santosh, which appeared in 2009 as the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film. Film critic Gaurav Malani praised Ranbir Kapoor for his comedy talent, but his "Over-Excited Husky Baritone". Ranbir Kapoor's last release that year was a drama about Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, directed by Shimit Amin, about Sadar wanting to become a salesman. Film critic Mayank Shekhar praised the film and knew that Ranbir Kapoor's acting was "surprisingly sincere," but the film earned little money from the box office. Ranbir Kapoor later professed to be greatly disappointed with the film's commercial failure. At the 55th Filmfare Awards, Ranbir Kapoor won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor in all three releases in 2009, and was nominated for two Best Actor Awards at the Wake Up Sid and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Awards.

Born into a family of popular actors, Kapoor has garnered media attention since childhood. The Hindustan Times announced, "He has always been a star child with great expectations for everyone." Despite the failure of his first film (Saawariya), IANS reported that he "woke up like a meteor in the cinematic expanse by making intense performances in films like Raajneeti, Rockstar and Barfi!" Discussing Kapoor's commercial viability, Apoorva Mehta (COO of Dharma Productions) mentioned in 2013 that "During his 10 short careers, Ranbir Kapoor has made a huge leap in the business he has done in his films. Also that year, The Economic Times named him "the most paying actor of his generation." However, with the success of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, each release of Kapoor was poor at the box office. This led trade journalists to criticize his film choices, pointing out that his propensity for experimental projects negatively affects his commercial appeal.

Ranbir Kapoor has six Filmfare Awards: Saawariya's Male Debut (2007), Wake Up Sid's Best Actor (2009), Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), and Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009) (3 films co-) , Rockstar (2011), Rockstar, Barfi! (2012), Sanju (2018).

The romantic drama Rockstar (2011), which played a troubled musician, and the comedy drama Bapi! (2012), who played a cheerful deaf, won the Kapoor 2nd consecutive Best Actor at Filmfare. Taking the opposite role of Deepika Padukone in the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), he made him a major Bollywood actor. He played roles in a series of films that did not perform well commercially, except for the romance Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016). In 2018, Ranbir Kapoor received another Filmfare Award for playing Sanju, one of the highest-grossing Indian films, playing Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's biographical film Sanju.

In 2009, Ranbir Kapoor released three films. In Ayan Mukerji's adult film Dharma Productions' Wake Up Sid, Ranbir Kapoor played Siddharth "Sid" Mehra, a wealthy and lazy teenager who undergoes a series of changes after interacting with an ambitious journalist (played by Konkana Sen Sharma). . When Mukerji commented to him the script for a film that had no title at the time, Ranbir Kapoor came up with the title himself. The media questioned the financial prospects of the film about the relationship between a young man and an elderly woman. It eventually appeared as a sleeping hit and was praised by critics. Taran Adarsh ​​of Bollywood Hungama rated Ranbir Kapoor's acting in the film as proving that he is "the best in the business today."

The son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh and the grandson of actor director Raj Kapoor, Kapoor, respectively, pursued a method of filmmaking and acting at the School of Visual Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. Afterwards he helped Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the movie Black (2005) and made his acting debut with a critical and commercial failure with Bhansali's tragic romance Saawariya (2007). Ranbir Kapoor made a prominence by starring in the 2009 film Wake Up Sid, the romantic comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and the drama Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. His most widely known film during this period came along with the political drama Rajnity (2010).

Ranbir Kapoor gained greater success in reuniting with director Ayan Mukerji in 2013 with the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani co-starring Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapoor. He was cast as a character and dedicated photographer Kabir "Bunny" Thapar, whose Kapoor turned out to be an extension of himself. The pairing with Fadu Khon led to the hype surrounding the release of the film after the widely known breakup. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time with a revenue of $29.5 billion ($41 million), proved Ranbir Kapoor's third consecutive commercial success and placed him on Filmfare for another Best Actor nomination. It. While film critics knew the film was "full of cliches," the Daily News and Analytics' Tushar Joshi praised both Ranbir Kapoor and Padukone, marking the chemistry on screen as "excellent. Ranbir Kapoor's second release in 2013 was the action comedy film Besharam, which played a petty thief with Pallavi Sharda and his parents. The film overwhelmingly negatively reacted and emerged as a failure. The Hindu Sudhish Kamath described it as "Ranbir Kapoor's Hall of Shame."

Ranbir Kapoor was mentioned in the media as one of the most attractive Indian celebrities. He appeared on The Times of India's list of'Most Desirable Men' from 2010 to 2015, making it in the top 10 every year. In 2009, People magazine named him India's "sexiest man alive", and in 2013, it was number one in Filmfare's "Most Stylish Young Actor" poll. It also won the Limca Book of Records' "People of the Year" award in 2013. In 2010, it was voted "Hottest Asian" in a poll conducted by the magazine Eastern Eye. Ranbir Kapoor continued to be in the top 10 from 2011 to 2014. Ranbir Kapoor is also a celebrity advocate for various brands and services including Pepsi, Panasonic, Renault India, Lenovo, and Spanish football club FC Barcelona.

Nationally, Ranbir Kapoor is one of the most popular and famous celebrities. In 2012 and 2013, Forbes made it into the top 20 in India's Celebrity 100, a list based on income and popularity of Indian celebrities. Over the next two years, he became one of the highest-paid actors in the United States, ranking 11th with an estimated annual income of £93.25 crore (US$13 million) and ₹85 crore (US$12 million) respectively. Ranbir Kapoor has been featured frequently on Rediff.com's annual "Bollywood's Best Actors" list. He was ranked 2nd in 2009, 1st in 2011, 3rd in 2012 and 6th in 2015.

2012 romantic comedy Barfi! Ranbir Kapoor was the first release to earn over $1 billion ($14 million) at domestic box offices. Directed by Anurag Basu, the film (set in the 1970s) tells the story of the protagonist (deaf, played by Ranbir Kapoor) who fell in love with an already engaged woman (played by Ileana D'Cruz). And later, an autistic girl (Priyanka Chopra). In preparation, Ranbir Kapoor observed the works of actors Roberto Benigni, Charlie Chaplin and his grandfather. Bar blood! It was praised by critics, and the performance of the three leading actors was praised. Variety's Ronnie Scheib praised Ranbir Kapoor for successfully channeling Chaplin with "Voice and Influence", and Rediff.com's Raja Sen said, "He gives heart to his character at every stage and plays a very powerful role in this chaplin tribute role. "I wrote. . The film was submitted as an official entry for the 85th Academy Awards in India and screened at Marrakech and Busan International Film Festivals. Ranbir Kapoor won the Filmfare, Screen, and IIFA Awards for the second consecutive Best Actor Award.

Rumors of his relationship with Katrina Kaif first appeared in 2009 during the production of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. In August 2013, a set of paparazzi photos by Ranbir Kapoor and Kaif on a Spanish beach was published by Stardust. Ranbir Kapoor didn't mention this relationship at first, but admitted in 2015 that "we are both convinced about our relationship and that if we don't disclose the relationship now, we'll show disrespect for the relationship." As of February 2016, the media reported that they broke up. In 2018, he started dating Alia Bart, who co-starred in Brahma Stra. He also admitted to being addicted to smoking and drinking.

Ranbir Kapoor has been vocal about his personal life and said that his parents' marriage taught him how complicated a relationship can be. He first had a serious relationship when he was in seventh grade, and then suffered from depression. While filming Bachna Ae Haseeno in 2008, Ranbir Kapoor began dating his co-star Deepika Padukone. This relationship has attracted considerable media coverage in India and has speculated imminent participation. However, the couple broke up a year later. Ranbir Kapoor claimed the division was friendly, but the media widely reported that the division was due to Ranbir Kapoor's disbelief. Ranbir Kapoor later confessed: “Yes, I am immature, inexperienced, using certain temptations, and because of my apathy.” In late 2015, Ranbir Kapoor said that both settled the conflict and went on with life. After the division, he was reluctant to discuss his personal life openly.

Despite Saawariya's commercial failure, Ranbir Kapoor signed a deal with Yash Raj Films for a major role in the romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) directed by Siddharth Anand. The film was his first commercial success, whose role was a feminist romantically involved with three women played by Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba and Deepika Padukone at different stages of his life. Rachel Saltz of The New York Times expressed mixed views on his acting, but predicted that his "dog-dog sweetness" would "serve him well as a leading Bollywood man."

In addition to acting in films, Ranbir Kapoor supports charities and causes. He is also the co-owner of the Indian Super League football team Mumbai City FC.

Following the release of Black, Bhansali cast Ranbir Kapoor as the protagonist of the 2007 tragic romance Saawariya with Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. The film tells the story of Tramp, played by him, who obsessively falls in love with a woman waiting for her lover's return. In an interview with the news and entertainment portal Rediff.com, Ranbir Kapoor said his character was written to pay tribute to his grandfather's iconic role as a bum. Saawariya was the first Indian film produced by Hollywood studios (Sony Pictures Entertainment) and was a very anticipated release. But film critics were disappointed with what the BBC's Jaspreet Pandohar called "a big mistake." CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand thought of it as "manipulation and fake", but was impressed by Ranbir Kapoor's "friendly charm" and wrote that "it has a rare star quality for him." At the box office, Saawariya did not make a profit. However, at the annual Filmfare Awards ceremony, Ranbir Kapoor won the Best Male Debut trophy.

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