Actor Ranveer Singh Sister Ritika Bhavnani

Ranveer Singh (born Ranveer Singh Bhavnani on 6 July 1985) is an Indian actor. Born in Mumbai, India, Ranveer Singh had always wanted to be an actor since his childhood. However, during his college days he felt that the idea of acting was far-fetched and focused on creative writing. While pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University (Bloomington), Ranveer Singh again became interested in acting and after coming back to India, started auditioning for lead roles in the Hindi film industry.

Ranveer Singh was born Ranveer Singh Bhavnani on July 6, 1985, in Mumbai, India to Jagjit Singh Bhavnani (Father) & Anju Bhavnani. He have an elder sister named Ritika Bhavnani.

Actor Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh had always wanted to be an actor, and after joining school he started participating in the school plays and debates. However, after he joined junior college at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai, Ranveer Singh realised that getting a break in the film industry was not at all easy, as it was mostly people with a filmy background who got the prime opportunities in Bollywood. Feeling that the idea of acting was "too far-fetched", Singh focussed on his second passion, that of creative writing. He moved to the United States to pursue his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.


Actor Ranveer Singh with his Elder Sister Ritika Bhavnani

While there, he decided to pursue acting classes besides studying. After completing his studies and coming back to Mumbai in 2007, Ranveer Singh worked for a few years in advertising as a copywriter, with agencies like O&M and JWT. Then he started working as an Assistant Director, but left it to pursue acting seriously. He decided to send his portfolio to directors. For the next three years, Ranveer Singh went to producer's offices, showing his pictures and asking for work.

After three and a half years, finally in January 2010, Ranveer Singh was called for an audition for Yash Raj Films (YRF) by Shanoo Sharma, the head of the casting division for the entertainment company. They informed him that it was for a lead role in their venture titled Band Baaja Baaraat, the film being a romantic comedy set in the world of wedding planning. Ranveer Singh went to Yash Raj for his audition, and was asked to perform two scenes. Aditya Chopra, the Vice President of YRF, later saw the audition tapes on video and was impressed by Ranveer Singh's acting, and decided that he fit the part of Bittoo Sharma, the hero of the film. After the two weeks of testing, Singh was confirmed for the role of Bittoo, with Anushka Sharma playing the female lead.

Prior to Band Baaja Baaraat's release, some pundits had expressed doubts that the film would be successful, citing the middling response to Yash Raj Films' last few productions, the lack of a male star and the fact that the female lead, Anushka Sharma, was by then an "almost-forgotten" actress. However, after its release, Band Baaja Baaraat went on to become a critical and commercial success. Raanveer Singh's portrayal of Bittoo was lauded. At the 56th Filmfare Awards, Singh won the award for Best Male Debut.

Following Band Baaja Baarat, Singh signed his second film titled Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, produced by Chopra and directed by Maneesh Sharma. The film was described as a fun-filled 'rom-con' where a conman Ricky Bahl, played by Singh, cons girls for a living but finally meets his match. It also starred Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita Sharma and Aditi Sharma, with filming in April 2011 in Delhi.

While post-production was going on for Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Singh signed his third feature film titled Lootera. Written and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, the film is a love story set in the 1950s, starring Sonakshi Sinha opposite to Singh. The story was inspired by writer O. Henry's short story, The Last Leaf, even though the producers claimed it was different. Shooting for Lootera completed in August 2012 with the film to be released on July 5, 2013.

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