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Ranbir Kapoor ( , born 28 September 1982 in Mumbaimarker, Maharashtramarker, Indiamarker) is an Indianmarker actor who appears in Bollywood movies. He first appeared in the 2007 film Saawariya for which he won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award.

Early life

Born to actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, Kapoor is the great grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor and the grandson of actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor. He is the brother of Riddhima Kapoor and his uncles are Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor. Other notable family members include his cousins, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Nikhil Nanda.As a child, Kapoor studied at Bombay Scottish Schoolmarker in Mahimmarker, Mumbaimarker, and went on to pursue method acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New Yorkmarker.


Before starting off his career as an actor, Kapoor worked as an assistant to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, where he was involved in the making of the film Black (2005). Kapoor later made his acting debut in November 2007 with Bhansali's Saawariya opposite newcomer Sonam Kapoor. The film failed to do well at the box office, though his performance was largely appreciated.Kapoor was then seen in Siddharth Anand's romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno alongside Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba and Deepika Padukone. The film, which released on 15 August 2008, performed reasonably well at the box office. His next film Wake Up Sid, released on 2 October 2009, and was a critical and commercial success. Kapoor's fourth release Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, released on 6 November 2009 and proved to be one of the biggest hits of 2009.

He has completed filming Shimit Amin's Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year which is slated to release on 11 December 2009. His other future projects include Prakash Jha's Rajneeti co-starring Ajay Devgan and Katrina Kaif and Siddharth Anand's next Anjaana Anjaani with Priyanka Chopra.

Personal life

Kapoor currently lives with his parents in Pali Hill in Mumbaimarker, Maharashtramarker. He announced that he is dating Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone in an interview in Februray 2008.But on October,2009 rumours started surfacing that they had broken up.

Awards and nominations

Filmfare Awards


Star Screen Awards

  • 2008 - Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer for ]]
  • 2008 - Nokia Future of Entertainment Award


Zee Cine Awards


IIFA Awards


Stardust Awards


Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards


Other awards

  • 2007 - Star's Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards, Sabsey Favourite Naya Hero for Saawariya
  • 2007 - HT Café Film Awards, Best Newcomer Award (Male) for Saawariya
  • 2008 - samsung Zoom Glam Awards, Glam Debutant (Male) for Saawariya
  • 2008 - Bollywood People's Choice Awards, Best Male Debut for Saawariya


Year Film Role Notes
2007 Saawariya Ranbir Raj Thakur Winner, Filmfare Best Male Debut Award
2008 Bachna Ae Haseeno Raj Sharma
2009 Luck by Chance Himself Cameo
Wake Up Sid Siddharth Mehra/Sid
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Prem Shankar Sharma
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year Harpreet Singh Releasing on 11 December 2009
2010 Rajneeti Samar Pratap Post-production
Anjaana Anjaani Nitin Bankar Filming


  1. Ranbir Kapoor – Bollywood’s latest blue eyed boy

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