New Delhi, July 6: Bollywood’s favourite Befikra, actor Ranveer Singh is all set to blow out 33 candles today. The handsome hunk started his career 8 years back in Band Baaja Baaraat and since then there has been no looking back for the actor.
He often gives his fans a peek into what he’s up to while shooting for his films. From weird dancing to paying homage to colleagues in specially shot videos, he clearly believes in spreading the fun.
Apart from his movies, the actor makes sure to always be in limelight; be it because of his fashion sense or his witty sense of humour or his alleged relationship with Deepika Padukone.
Ranveer made his debut in 2010 with Band Baaja Baarat and is best known for films like Gunday, Dil Dhadakne Do, Lootera, Bajirao Mastani, Ram-Leela, Padmaavat among others. Ranveer is currently in Hyderabad shooting for his upcoming film ‘Simmba’.
On his 33rd birthday, here’s a look at his journey so far.
Ranveer Singh Bhavnani was born on July 6, 1985 in Mumbai to Jagjit Singh and Anju Bhavnani. He has an elder sister Ritika.
From a very young age, Ranveer aspired to become an actor. In college, though, he focused on a career in creative writing. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in USA and later worked as a copywriter in advertising agencies like Ogilvy & Mathers and JWT.
Ranveer then decided to switch completely to acting and started sending his portfolio to production houses. In 2010, the actor was called for an audition by Yash Raj Films and was selected for a lead role in the film Band Baaja Baraat, opposite Anushka Sharma.
While considered as the boy-next-door, it was Lootera which showed Ranveer’s versatility as an actor. After that, it was Ram Leela that made him a commercial star, Bajirao Mastani marked his stamp in Bollywood as a bonafide actor and deservedly so. His latest blockbuster ”Padmaavat”, in which he played the role of Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji; was highly acclaimed by critics as well as the audience for his intense look and powerful acting.
Here are 5 best performances of Bollywood’s Dil Lootera:
1. Band Baaja Baaraat – Bittoo Sharma
Ranveer made his big and grand debut with a Yash Raj movie titled Band Baaja Baaraat. While many were a bit finicky about Singh, he managed to shut down all his critics and gave a superb performance. Band Baaja Baraat turned out to be a hit and critics heaped praise on Ranveer’s portrayal of Bittoo Sharma. He won a slew of awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
2. Lootera – Atmanand Tripathi
Lootera changed the way fans perceived Ranveer. Shedding his extravagant screen presence, It was well received by critics and audiences and performed moderately well at the box office.
3. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram – Leela- Ram Rajadi
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2013 movie Ram-Leela was his first film opposite Deepika Padukone. The movie was an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
As Ram, Ranveer became an overnight heartthrob. No one will ever get over his Tattad Tattad dance and his crackling chemistry with Deepika Padukone became the talk of the nation. The film is regarded as one of Ranveer’s biggest commercial successes till date.
4. Bajirao Mastani – Bajirao
Ranveer Singh proved his mettle as an actor in this cinematic masterpiece. From his look to his dialogues, from the action sequences to the way he talked, to say that Ranveer’s performance was outstanding would be an understatement. For his role in Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
5. Padmaavat – Sultan Alauddin Khilji
Ranveer Singh played the role of the tyrant Alauddin Khilji. The actor took up the biggest challenge of a hero playing an anti-hero and excelled at it. Ranveer’s role in Padmaavat will surely be remembered for years. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the most talked about film of the year that was tied in a lot of controversies managed to do great at the box office in spite of all the issues that the makers and the actors had to go through. This is a must watch if you are a die-hard Deepika-Ranveer fan.
Ranveer is currently gearing next up for Rohit Shetty-directorial ”Simmba”, co-starring Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan.
Here’s wishing Ranveer Singh a very happy birthday and all the very best for future endeavours!!