Happy Birthday Ranveer Singh: Befikre @31

July 06, 2016 08:40
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    Actor Ranveer Singh turned 31 today. Ever since Ranveer made his debut in 2010 with Band Baaja Baarat, there has been no looking back.

    Here is a look at his journey so far.

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    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.

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    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 for the film Band Baaja Baraat, opposite Anushka Sharma.

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    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.

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    Ranveer and Anushka were again seen together in the film Ladies vs Ricky Bahl in 2011. The film did average business but Ranveer was praised for his role of a conman.

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    Ranveer's next release, Lootera (2013), directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and co-starring Sonakshi Sinha, was well received by critics and audiences and performed moderately well at the box office.

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    In a very short time, Ranveer caught the eye of big directors and producers. His last release of 2013 was Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram-Leela opposite Deepika Padukone. The movie was an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The film minted money at the box office and is regarded as one of Ranveer's biggest commercial successes till date.

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    In 2014, Ranveer Singh featured in Gunday with Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.

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    2015 was a great year for Ranveer Singh as he starred in Zoya Akhtar's summer hit Dil Dhadakne Do and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani.

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    For his role in Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

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    This year, Ranveer will be seen in Aditya Chopra's Befikre which also stars Vaani Kapoor. Aditya Chopra will be directing a film after 2008's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

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    On the personal front, Ranveer is rumoured to be dating his Bajirao Mastani co-star Deepika Padukone.

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    Here's wishing Ranveer Singh a very happy birthday.

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