Ranveer Singh Is an Indian actor who works in productions that many have termed as Indian cinema. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bloomington University in Indiana, United States, Singh returned home to pursue a career in film.
The actor made his debut in 2010 when he won the lead role in the romantic comedy Band Baaja Baaraat By Yash Raj Films. The film was a commercial success and got good reviews. Thanks to this role Singh won the Filmfare Award in the Best Male Debut category. From that moment until the present the actor has participated in 13 film productions, some of them as special performances.
His early years
Ranveer Singh Bhavnani was born on July 6, 1985 in Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra, India. It comes from a Sindhi family, one of the oldest cultures in the world. Their grandparents, Sunder Singh Bhavnani and Chand Burke, were natives of the city of Karachi, located in the province of Sindh, a region that today belongs to Pakistan. During the partition of India they left their land and settled in Mumbai.
Singh's parents are Anju, a housewife, and Jagjit Singh Bhavnani, a successful businessman dedicated to real estate in Bandra, a suburb of western Mumbai. The actor has an older sister named Ritika Bhavnani, as well as a famous uncle and cousins. They are the actress Sonam Kapoor and the producer Rhea Kapoor, who are the daughters of also the actor Anil Kapoor and his wife Sunita Kapoor, uncles of Singh.
With such a family, Ranveer Singh was never alien to the world of cinema. But, despite sharing a surname with his famous relatives, the actor chose to leave aside the surname Bhavnani. As he confessed, he did so because he thought his name would be very long. For that reason he decided to minimize his mark to make it a"salable commodity".
The performance, a passion from very young
Since childhood Singh always wanted to be an actor. So he was no stranger to school works or debates because he liked being in front of an audience. There is a particular anecdote that the interpreter remembers of its childhood. She said that once she went to a birthday party, her grandmother asked her to dance and entertain her.
The actor remembers jumping suddenly to the lawn, where he began to dance to the song"Chumma Chumma", a theme from the Indian film Hum of 1991. From that moment he felt the emotion to act and to dance.
After leaving high school, Singh joined H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, an educational institute located in Mumbai. But by that time the actor realized that joining the film industry was not going to be an easy task.
He thought there were too many experienced people looking for the same opportunities he had. So he decided to focus more on creative writing. He went to the United States and enrolled at Bloomington University in Indiana. There he obtained his degree in Arts.
In his university years he began to take acting classes as a secondary discipline. After completing his studies in 2007 he made the decision to return to his city. The actor worked for several years as an editor in advertising with agencies such as J. Walter Thompson and O & M. Then he got a job as assistant director, but left him to pursue his acting career.
It was at that moment that he began to send his portfolio to film directors. Singh attended all sorts of auditions, but did not get any good roles. All he got were calls for secondary papers. By that time the actor began to get frustrated because he did not see opportunities for him in the cinema of that moment.
The beginnings of his career
Although Ranveer Singh was about to faint, believing he could not forge the career he longed for, everything changed in 2010. Earlier that year the actor was called in for an audition by Shanoo Sharma, the head of the production's casting department Yash Raj Films. The role for which he would audition would be for the lead of a titled tape Band Baaja Baaraat . It was a romantic comedy.
Following the audition, Aditya Chopra, the company's vice president, watched the video of Singh's audition and was impressed with his performance. It was from that moment that life would change for the actor. Chopra wanted Singh to play Bittoo Sharma, the hero of the story.
However, the director of the film, Maneesh Sharma, was still not very convinced. So the actor was called in to do a couple more auditions in the next two weeks until they finally became convinced that he was the one for the role. After two weeks of testing, Singh was chosen to play the role of Bittoo along with the actress Anushka Sharma that would give life to the protagonist of the story.
The actor described the character of Bittoo Sharma as the typical guy from New Delhi. So to prepare to interpret it, he decided to spend some time with some students on the campus of Delhi University. But while the actor took his time to get into his role and interpret it as well as possible, many critics were skeptical of the film. Before its launch some were predicting its failure. There were several reasons.
One of the reasons they gave was the moderate success that had the last productions of Yash Raj Films. It also criticized the lack of a star recognized in the leading male role, as well as the fact that the protagonist, Anushka Sharma, was by then an actress almost forgotten.
But against all odds, Band Baaja Baaraat Became a success. The film grossed $ 3.2 million at the national box office. Singh's performance as Bittoo was fully praised, so much so that he won the Best Male Debut Award at the 2010 Filmfare Awards.
The following work by Ranveer Singh arrived the following year with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl . It was another romantic comedy produced by Aditya Chopra and directed again by Maneesh Sharma. The production house wanted to repeat the success obtained with Band Baaja Baaraat And boy did he succeed. In this tape Singh interpreted Ricky Bahl, the protagonist, next to Anushka Sharma, Dipannita Sharma, Parineeti Chopra and Aditi Sharma. Ladies vs Ricky Bahl Raised 5.5 million dollars at the national box office.
From 2013 to the present, your most relevant work
With the success of Band Baaja Baaraat Y Ladies vs Ricky Bahl , Ranveer Singh was well on the way to the world of cinema. He had already achieved the recognition he had sought for years. Best of all, the future would continue to smile after that. In 2013, another opportunity came with the film Lootera , A period romance written and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. His co-star was Sonakshi Sinha.
This film was an adaptation of the short story of O. Henry, the storyteller William Sydney Porter, entitled The Last Leaf. Lootera Was a critically acclaimed film. Singh's work was praised once again. However, contrary to what one would think, Lootera did not do too well at the box office.
That same year the actor embarked on another project. It was about Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela , Entitled Play of Bullets Ram-Leela in English and Ramleela in Spanish. It was a romantic tragedy co-written, co-edited, co-produced, composed and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The story is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, where Singh plays Ram, a Romeo-based character. Bhansali, the film's director, was impressed with the actor's performance in the film Band Baaja Baaraat And so he decided to call him for the tape.
The movie Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Obtained positive reviews, as well as Singh's performance. The film became the biggest commercial success of the actor with a profit of 30 million dollars worldwide. The performance of this character also earned the actor several awards, including a nomination for Best Actor in the Filmfare Awards.
In 2014, Gunday Became his next job. This film was written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra. Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor perform the lead roles in the company of Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan. The film begins in 1970 and features two guys who grow up to become bullies as they grow.
The film was released on February 14, 2014. Gunday became the best actor at the box office and eventually stood out as a big hit grossing $ 15 million worldwide. That same year had a special participation in the film Finding Fanny. He later played a gangster in the crime drama of Shaad Ali called Kill Dil , A film that got very bad reviews.
In 2015 came new opportunities for the actor. He first made a special appearance as himself on the film Hey Bro. And later worked in Dil Dhadakne Do , A dramatic comedy directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. In addition to Singh, the film was attended by Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah and Priyanka Chopra. The film became a commercial success grossing $ 22 million worldwide in 17 days.
But 2015 was not over for Singh. After concluding Dil Dhadakne Do , The actor met again with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali to create the epic romance Bajirao Mastani . There he played Bajirao I, a role for which he had to shave his head and lock himself in a hotel room for 21 days. This film also became a blockbuster and thanks to it Singh won the award for Best Actor in the Filmfare Awards.
Since getting his first starring role back in 2010, Ranveer Singh has not stopped working. This year he embarked on a new production with Aditya Chopra, a romantic film titled Befikre . Her co-star was actress Vaani Kapoor and the film was filmed in a 50-day period with locations in Paris and Mumbai. It was released on December 9, 2016 and has received a good response from the critics.
The future of Ranveer Singh in the cinema
Ranveer Singh has demonstrated how passion and effort are the best allies to fulfill dreams. Although the actor went through a difficult stage in which he thought he could not achieve his dream of being an actor, he finally succeeded. To this day it has reaped some successes, but its race continues in ascent. With the movie Befikre Singh is already working on his next film project.
Is about Padmavati , A film in which he shares credits with Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, produced by the director in conjunction with India's renowned film studio Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The film is scheduled for release on November 17, 2017.
The actor seems to be passionate about everything he does, especially when it comes to acting. He has defined himself as a loyal but also possessive person. In an interview he confessed that he is not the type of person who can hide his feelings and that he needs to make a great effort to silence the things he feels and thinks.
Singh usually has a charisma and great chemistry with his co-stars. And that is perhaps one of the reasons why he has reaped a good number of fans who follow every step of both his professional career and his personal life.