Arjun Gumberwrote on Mar 3 2011 6:13PM
The charming Ranbir Kapoor is living upto the Kapoor name. His performances in Wake Up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and Rocket Singh hit the right note, making him the hottest talent in town.
September 28, 1982 saw the birth of the suave Ranbir Kapoor into the first family of Bollywood. He is the son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, great-grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor, and grandson of Raj Kapoor.
This six-footer studied at Bombay Scottish and his college years were at Le Strasberg Institute.
He was dating the actress, Deepika Padukone. However, their relationship seems to have hit the rocks. There are unconfirmed rumours that it was because of the vibes he shared with Katrina Kaif.
Ranbir Kapoor kickstarted his career in the industry, where his family already holds an impressive record, with Karma and India 1964 in 2004. He also donned the hat of an assistant director on the sets of Prem Granth, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, and the award-winning Black.
It was followed by a commercial movie with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. The much talked about movie hit the screens in 2007, where he starred opposite another newcomer Sonam Kapoor, a childhood friend and a star daughter herself. The movie did not make a big splash but his presence was definitely felt and he won the Filmfare Best Male Debut award.
His second movie, Bachna Hai Haseeno, released in 2008. He played a playboy opposite Minisha Lamba, Deepika Padukone, and Bipasha Basu. The response to the movie was both hot and cold.
The following year, all his releases were received well, establishing him as a star. In Wake Up Sid (2009) he played a laidback guy who is involved with an older woman. He was smitten by Katrina Kaif in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), a happy and feel-good comedy. In Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009), he looked his part with a beard and a turban. The movie was a hit.
Ranbir will be seen in Rajneeti (2010), a movie with a political flavour and Anjana Anjani (2010) with Priyanka Chopra.