Ranbir Kapoor Age, Height, Biography, Family, Education, First Movie & 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 Indian actor and a film producer. He predominantly works in the Bollywood film industry.

Ranbir is the recipient of six Filmfare Awards including many others in different categories. He is on the list of Forbes India‘s Celebrity 100 since 2012.

He is known for his performances in movies like Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), Raajneeti (2010), Rockstar (2011), Barfi! (2012), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Sanju (2018).

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


Personal Info

Real NameRanbir Raj Kapoor
NicknamePappu, Ganglu, Baba
Zodiac SignLibra
Professionactor, producer
Birth Date28 September 1982
Age38 years in 2020
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharastra
SchoolHyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board (Mumbai),
Bombay Scottish School (Mahim, Mumbai)
College/UniversityH. R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Education QualificationBachelor’s of Arts
HobbiesTraveling, Playing Football and Watching Movies


Ranbir with his family

Ranbir was born to Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in Mumbai and belongs to a Hindu family background. He is the great-grandchild of veteran actor Prithviraj Kapoor and grandson of Raj Kapoor.

His father was a legendary Bollywood actor known for movies like Boby, Laila Majhnu, Chandani, Bol Radha Bol, etc. He died on 30 April 2020. His mother is also a renowned Indian actress and known for her brilliant performances in movies like Amar Akbar Anthony, Doosra Aadmi, Yaarana, Kaala Patthar, etc.

He has an elder sister named Riddhima Kapoor Sahani. By profession, she is a model and a fashion designer. Ranbir is the cousin brother of actress Karisma and Kareena Kapoor and nephew of Randhir and Rajiv Kapoor.

Great-grandfatherPrithviraj Kapoor image
Prithviraj Kapoor
GrandfatherRaj Kapoor image
Raj Kapoor
FatherRishi Kapoor image
Rishi Kapoor
Motherneetu kapoor image
Neetu Kapoor
SisterRiddhima Kapoor Sahani
Riddhima Kapoor Sahani


Ranbir in his school days

Ranbir did his schooling at Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board (Mumbai), and Bombay Scottish School (Mahim, Mumbai), and pre-university from H. R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. After that, he went to New York to pursue filmmaking and method acting at the School of Visual Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, respectively.

Body Measurements

HeightFeet: 5 Feet 11¼ Inches[1]IMDB
Meter: 1.81 m
Centimeters: 181 cm
Chest42 Inches
Waist34 Inches
Biceps15 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack


Net WorthApprox $45 million (Rs 320 crore as of 2020) [2]GQIndia
SalaryRs 20 – 25 crore per movie
Brand EndorsementRs 5 crore
Houseranbir kapoor house image
Bandra (30 crores), Pune (14 crores)
Carsranbir kapoor cars image
Range Rover Vogue,
Mercedes Benz G63 AMG,
Audi R8,
Audi A8L
BikeHarley Davidson Fat Boy (Rs 18 lakh)

Girlfriends / Affairs

Ranbir has a long list of girlfriends.

Angela Jonsson (model)Angela Jonsson
Mahira Khan (Pakistani actress)ranbir kapoor and Mahira Khan
Avantika Malik (actress)Avantika Malik
Nandita Mahtani (fashion designer)ranbir kapoor and Nandita Mahtani
Priyanka Chopra (actress)ranbir kapoor and Priyanka Chopra
Katrina Kaif (actress)ranbir kapoor and Katrina Kaif
Deepika Padukone (actress)ranbir kapoor and Katrina Kaif
Sonam Kapoor (actress)ranbir kapoor and Sonam Kapoor
Nargis Fakhri (actress)ranbir kapoor and Sonam Kapoor
Alia Bhatt (actress)ranbir kapoor and Alia Bhatt

Favorite Things

ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Akshaye Khanna, Al Pacino 
ActressKajol, Madhuri Dixit, Natalie Portman
MoviesShree 420 (1955), 3 Idiot (2009), Life is Beautiful (1997)
SingersA. R. Rahman
FoodJungli Mutton, ladyfinger, Paya
Holiday DestinationNew York, USA, Venice, Puglia in Italy
ColourBlack, White, Red
BookHeavier Than Heaven by Charles R. Cross

First Movie

Ranbir made his acting debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film 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 it opposite Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. For his performance, he won the Filmfare, Zee Cine, IIFA, Guild, and Stardust Award for the Best Male Debut. However, the film couldn’t succeed commercially at the box office.

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 and still has his mom’s number on speed dial.
  • Ranbir’s grandfather used to call him by nickname Ganglu in his childhood days.
  • When Ranbir was a child, he drank after shaving lotion. After that, he was admitted to the hospital.
  • Before starting his acting career, he worked as an assistant director and assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Black (2005) and Rajiv Kapoor in Prem Granth (1996).
  • He was the first choice for the movie Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) but due to his busy schedule, Ranveer Singh was signed later.
  • He is the most educated person in his family who passed the 10th board and scored 56 percent marks.
  • Ranbir is a hardcore non-vegetarian.
  • He has the habit of fast speaking and eating.
  • Ranbir has taken dance training in Jazz and Ballet arts and has also learnt horse riding.[3]Hindustantimes
  • He revealed in an interview that he lost his virginity at the age of 15.
  • His favorite game is football and his favorite team and player are Barcelona and Lionel Messi, respectively.
  • Ranbir started taking drugs when he was in college but 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.
  • Sanjay Dutt gifted him a Harley Davidson Fat Boy 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 famous 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, later Ranbir admitted it in front of the media.


Ranbir with Filmfare Award
Saawariya (2008)Filmfare, Zee Cine, IIFA, Guild, and Stardust AwardBest Male Debut
Bachna Ae Haseeno (2009)Stardust AwardStar of the Year
Wake Up Sid (2010)Stardust AwardSuperstar of Tomorrow
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2010)Stardust AwardSuperstar of Tomorrow
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2010)Filmfare Critics AwardBest Actor
Raajneeti (2010)BIG Star Entertainment Award, Stardust AwardMost Entertaining Film Actor, Best Actor
Rockstar (2012)Filmfare, IIFA, Screen, Star Guild, Zee Cine AwardBest Actor
Barfi! (2013)Filmfare, IIFA, Screen Popular Choice, Star Guild, Stardust, Zee Cine Critics Choice AwardBest Actor
Tamasha (2015)Stardust AwardBest Actor
Sanju (2019)Filmfare, Zee Cine, IFFM AwardBest Actor

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