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Ranbir Kapoor was born on 28 September 1982. He is an Indian actor and producer. The son of actors Rishi and Neetu, and the grandson of actor-director Raj, Kapoor pursued film-making and method acting at the School of Visual Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, respectively. He subsequently assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the film Black (2005), and made his acting debut with Bhansali’s tragic romance Saawariya (2007), a box office flop. Kapoor rose to prominence with his performances in three films of 2009—the coming-of-age film Wake Up Sid, the comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and the drama Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year.
The 2011 drama Rockstar and the 2012 comedy-drama Barfi! earned Kapoor two consecutive Best Actor awards at Filmfare, and a starring role in the 2013 romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani—one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films—established him as a leading Bollywood actor. However, he followed it by starring in a series of films that under-performed at the box office, although his performance in the romantic drama Tamasha (2015) was praised.
Through his career in Bollywood films, Kapoor has become one of the most popular celebrities and one of the highest-paid actors in India. He is the recipient of several awards, including five Filmfare Awards. In addition to acting in films, Kapoor supports charities and causes. He is the co-founder of the production company Picture Shuru Productions, and is a co-owner of the Indian Super League football team Mumbai City FC.
On 2015, Kapoor featured as a mysterious thief in Roy, a romantic thriller which critic Sarita A. Tanwar described as a “boring, exhausting and pretentious” film. The series of financial failures continued with his next release, the Anurag Kashyap-directed crime drama Bombay Velvet, based on the historian Gyan Prakash’s book Mumbai Fables, which also starred Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar. Kapoor portrayed an ambitious boxer in the 1960s who is drawn towards a life of crime; he based his tapori diction on Johnny Walker’s character in Mr. & Mrs. ’55 (1955). Made on a budget of ₹1.2 billion (US$18 million), the film opened to meager box-office collections and mixed reviews from critics. Ritika Bhatia of Business Standard found Kapoor’s part to be a departure from his previous roles, writing that he “does test the waters with methodical sincerity but his portrayal lacks depth on occasion”. Bombay Velvet was eventually screened at the Locarno and Bucheon film festivals.
Kapoor next reunited with Deepika Padukone to film Tamasha (2015), a romantic drama from Imtiaz Ali. He played the role of Ved Sahni, a man who desires a career in the arts but settles for a life of monotony as an engineer. As with his previous three releases, the film failed commercially and received mixed reviews from critics. Kapoor’s performance, however, was praised; Lisa Tsering of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Kapoor is beautifully cast, his trademark mix of assertive theatricality and subtle emotion well suited to the role of a man who seemingly has it all under control, until he doesn’t.” The film earned him a Best Actor nomination at Filmfare. He next appeared in Karan Johar’s romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) alongside Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai, where he essayed the role of a musician.