Ranbir Kapoor Biography, Family, First Movie, Best Movies & More

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Who is Ranbir Kapoor?

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Born on 28 September 1982 (Age 38 Years as of 2020), Ranbir Kapoor is an actor and a film producer. He predominantly works in the Bollywood film industry. He is the great-grandchild of Prithviraj Kapoor and grandson of Raj Kapoor and son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor.

Ranbir has also a production house named Picture Shuru Productions which he started in 2017.

Age, Height, Birthday, Education, Hobbies & More

Real NameRanbir Raj Kapoor
NicknamePappu, Ganglu
Professionactor, producer
Birth Date28 September 1982
Age38 years
Height6 Feet 0 Inches (183 cm)
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharastra
SchoolHyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board,
Bombay Scottish School, Mahim
College/UniversityH. R. College of Commerce and Economics,
School of Visual Arts, New York,
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York
Education QualificationBachelor’s of Arts
HobbiesTraveling, Playing Football and Watching Movies

Ranbir Kapoor Family & Wife

Great-grandfatherPrithviraj Kapoor image
Prithviraj Kapoor.
He was a veteran Bollywood actor popularly known for his iconic performance in Mugal-E-Azam. He died in 1971.
GrandfatherRaj Kapoor image
Raj Kapoor.
He was a famous actor and known for his unforgettable performance in Mera Naam Joker. He died in 1988.
FatherRishi Kapoor image
Rishi Kapoor.
He is the legendary Bollywood actor known for movies like Boby, Laila Majhnu, Chandani, Bol Radha Bol, etc. He died on 30 April 2020.
Motherneetu kapoor image
Neetu Kapoor.
She is also a renowned Indian actress and known for her brilliant performances in movies like Amar Akbar Anthony, Doosra Aadmi, Yaarana, Kaala Patthar, etc.
SisterRiddhima Kapoor Sahani
Riddhima Kapoor Sahani.
By profession, she is a model and a fashion designer.

Ranbir Kapoor Biography

Ranbir was born in a very famous Kapoor family and he has inherited acting. From his great-grandfather to his father, all had been a great actor. He dis schooling from Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board, and Bombay Scottish School and was an average student.

He completed his pre-university at H. R. College of Commerce and Economics and went to New York to pursue film making and method from the School of Visual Arts and Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute respectively.

Coming back to India, he worked as an assistant director in the movies Aa Ab Laut Chalen(1999) and Black (2005). He then signed Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Saawariya in 2007 as an actor. However, this movie was a flop at the box office. In 2008, Bachna Ae Hasino was his first commercial success. In the year 2009, he gave three consecutive hits movies – Wake Up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. After that, he gave many hits and blockbusters to the Bollywood film industry.

Ranbir won six Filmfare awards for his outstanding performances for the movies Saawariya, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Sanju, Barfi, and Rockstar.

Ranbir Kapoor First Movie

DirectorSanjay Leela Bhansali
CastRanbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Zohra Sehgal, Begum Para
WriterPrakash Kapadia, Vibhu Puri
Music-DirectorMonty Sharma

Ranbir made a debut in the movie Saawariya in 2007. He played the character of an orphaned and homeless artist who falls in love with Sakina.

ranbir kapoor in saawariya

He appeared in the film against Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. The movie couldn’t do good business and collected rs. 39 crores against its budget of rs. 40 crores. However, his first film performance gave him a Filmfare Awards for the best male debut.

Net Worth, House, Salary, Cars

Net Worth315 crores
Salary25 crores per movie
Brand Endorsement8 – 10 crores
Houseranbir kapoor house image
Bandra (30 crores), Pune (14 crores)
Carsranbir kapoor cars image
Range Rover Vogue (1.96 crores),
Mercedes AMG(2.42 crores),
Audi R8 (2.72 crores),
Audi A8L (1.56)

Ranbir Kapoor Girlfriend / Affair

Angela JonssonAngela Jonsson
Chennai based fashion model Angela was dated by Ranbir for a short while.
Mahira Khanranbir kapoor and Mahira Khan
Both caught smoking on the camera. However, they didn’t disclose their relationship to the media.
Avantika MalikAvantika Malik
Before married Imran Khan, a Bollywood actor, they dated each other.
Nandita Mahtaniranbir kapoor and Nandita Mahtani
10 years of an elder fashion designer was dated by Ranbir for quite a short time.
Priyanka Chopraranbir kapoor and Priyanka Chopra
Met on the set of Anjana Anjani, they start dating. However, their relationship didn’t last long.
Katrina Kaifranbir kapoor and Katrina Kaif
Ranbir and Katrina dated after signing the movie Jagga Jasoos.
Deepika Padukoneranbir kapoor and Katrina Kaif
They are in relation for about 3 years. Later, Deepika left her blaming that Ranbir cheated on her. Now Deepika is married to Ranveer Singh.
Sonam Kapoorranbir kapoor and Sonam Kapoor
Met on the set of Saawariya and dated each other. Later they get separated.
Nargis Fakhriranbir kapoor and Sonam Kapoor
They start dating after signing the movie Rockstar.
Alia Bhattranbir kapoor and Alia Bhatt
Ranbir and Alia Bhatt dating each other since they are shooting the movie Brahmastra.

Favorite Things

ActorRishi Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Al Pacino 
ActressKajol, Madhuri Dixit, Natalie Portman
MoviesShree 420, Life is Beautiful
SingersA. R. Rahman
FoodJungli Mutton, Haleem
Holiday DestinationNew York, USA, Venice, Puglia in Italy
ColourBlack and White
BookHeavier Than Heaven by Charles R. Cross

Unknown Facts

  • Ranbir got his name from his grandfather Raj Kapoor. His full name is Ranbir Raj Kapoor.
  • He has always been very close to his mother, Reetu Kapoor.
  • Ranbir was called by nickname Ganglu by his grandfather.
  • In his childhood day, he drank after shaving lotion. After that, he was admitted to the hospital.
  • He is the only one in his family who passed the 10th board.
  • Ranbir is a hardcore non-vegetarian.
  • He has the habit of fast speaking and eating.
  • He admitted in front of the media that he lost his virginity at the age of 15.
  • His favorite game is football and his favorite team is Barcelona.
  • Ranbir started taking drugs when he was in college later he quitted.
  • He is a chain smoker.
  • He still takes rs. 1500 every week from his mom as pocket money.
  • Ranbir wears pairs of jeans pants and two t-shirts to hide his slim outfit.
  • He is very fond of the mobile game Candy Crush.
  • He is a good painter.
  • Ranbir is the co-owner of Mumbai City Football Club.
  • He bought an expensive watch from his first earning.
  • Due to a good bond with Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay gifted him a Harley Davidson Bike on his 30th birthday.


  • Before starting his film career, he was slapped by Salman Khan in a pub. Later, upon knowing that he is the son of Rishi Kapoor, he apologized for his actions.
  • Sonam Kapoor said in a chat show “Coffee with Karan” that – Ranbir is a great friend but I don’t know if he is a great boyfriend. She (referring to Deepika Padukone) did a great job hanging around that long. In response, Ranbir addressed her as a drama queen.
  • Ranbir broke up with Deepika while dating Katrina Kaif. Deepika had accused him of cheating, which was also accepted by Ranbir.

Ranbir Kapoor Best Movies

Since 2007, Ranbir has done many movies so far. Among them, we have made for you a list of the best movies of Ranbir Kapoor / Top 10 Movies so that you can enjoy watching them at least once.

1. Barfi! (2012)

Barfi! image

Plot: Barfi! is the story of a deaf-and-dumb man who falls for Shruti (Ileana D’Cruz). They love each other but Shruti leaves him due to family pressure. Later he finds a soul mate in Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra), an autistic girl. But when they get closer, Shruti once again comes into their life.

DirectorAnurag Basu
Co-StarsPriyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz, Ranjit Sengupta
Budget30 crores
Box Office188 crores
AwardsFilmfare, IIFA, Zee Cine, Screen, Guild awards for the best actor

IMDB: 8.1/10

2. Wake Up Sid (2009)

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Plot: A spoilt brat, Siddharth, lives his life on his own conditions. He spends his life partying, roaming, and wastes money on his friends. His life gets changed when he meets an aspiring writer Aisha (Konkona Sen Sharma).

DirectorAyan Mukerji
Co-StarsKonkona Sen Sharma, Rahul Khanna, Anupam Kher, Kashmira Shah
Budget24 crores
Box Office83 crores
AwardsFilmfare Critics Award for the best actor

IMDB: 7.6/10

3. Rockstar (2011)

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Plot: An aspiring singer, Janardan (Ranbir), becomes an international rock star in the name of Jordan when he is thrown out from his house after heartbroken with Heer (Nargis Fakhri).

DirectorImtiaz Ali
Co-StarsNargis Fakhri, Kumud Mishra, Sanjana Sanghi
Budget60 crores
Box Office108 crores
AwardsFilmfare, IIFA, Sceen, Zee Cine awards for the best actor

IMDB: 7.7/10

4. Rocket Singh: Salesman of The Year (2009)

Rocket Singh_ Salesman of The Year image

Plot: The movie narrates the story of an ambitious salesman, Harpreet Singh Bedi. But when he was being mocked by his boss and seniors in the office, he starts secretly his own company which gives tough competition to the organization where he is working.

DirectorShimit Amin
Co-StarsGauahar Khan, Prem Chopra, Manish Choudhary
Budget5 crores
Box Office33 crores

IMDB: 7.5/10

5. Sanju (2011)

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Plot: Sanju is the biopic of famous Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. It portrays ups and downs in his life and how he overcomes his drug addiction and once again establishes himself as a famous Bollywood star.

DirectorRajkumar Hirani
Co-StarsAnushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal, Jim Sarbh, Paresh Rawal
Budget100 crores
Box Office586 crores
AwardsFilmfare, Zee Cine awards for the best actor

IMDB: 7.8/10

6. Raajneeti (2010)

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Plot: Raajneeti tells the story of the dirty politics of Uttar Pradesh. After educated in America, Samar Pratap Singh (Ranbir) returns home. Meanwhile, his father is killed in a political rivalry. He then decides not to return back to the U.S. and jumps into the political world to seek revenge.

DirectorPrakash Jha
Co-StarsAjay Devgun, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal, Sara Thompson
Budget60 crores
Box Office145 crores
AwardsFilmfare award for best actor

IMDB: 7.1/10

7. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani image

Plot: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a romance – drama movie. When Naina (Deepika Padukone) meets Kabir during a trekking trip, Naina falls in love. But she couldn’t express her feeling to Kabir. They again meet years later at their common friend’s wedding.

DirectorAyan Mukerji
Co-StarsDeepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin, Aditya Roy Kapur
Budget75 crores
Box Office319 crores

IMDB: 7.1/10

8. Tamasha (2015)

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Plot: Two love birds Tara (Deepika Padukone) and Ved accidentally meet in Corsica and together spend their holidays on one condition that they will hide their identity from each other. When they return to India, then Tara desperate to know the real Ved.

DirectorImtiaz Ali
Co-StarsDeepika Padukone, Javed Sheikh, Piyush Mishra, Nikhil Bhagal
Budget87 crores
Box Office136 crores

IMDB: 7.3/10

9. Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)

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Plot: Bachna Ae Haseeno is a romantic story of Raj, a heartbreaker. He understands the true value of love and life when he falls truly in love with Gayatri.

DirectorSiddharth Anand
Co-StarsBipasa Basu, Deepika Padukone, Minissha Lamba, Kunal Kapoor
Budget12 crores
Box Office79 crores

IMDB: 6.2/10

10. Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)

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Plot: When Prem meets Jenny (Katrina Kaif), he falls in love with her. But when Prem comes to know about Jenny’s love, he agrees to sacrifice his love for the sake of her happiness by bringing her love back.

DirectorRajkumar Santoshi
Co-StarsKatrina Kaif, Upen Patel, Darshan Jariwala
Budget25 crores
Box Office103 crores
AwardsFilmfare Critics Award for the best actor

IMDB: 6.3/10

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