Ranveer Singh had a perfect dream debut with Band Baaja Baaraat and went on to create a mark for himself in the industry. But he shot to fame thanks to his acting skills in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and then Padmaavat. But away from his serious roles, Ranveer also impressed with a Lootera, Dil Dhadakne Do and his last hit Gully Boy. When not seen on 70mm, Ranveer leaves no stone unturned to dress funky and make headlines.
For those who aren't his diehard fans and are reading about the actor for the first time, Ranveer Singh (Bhavnani) was born on 6 July 1985, to Anju and Jagjit Singh Bhavnani. The actor hails from a Sindhi family, who is based in Mumbai. Ranveer worked in advertising before entering films. The actor married Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone in a lavish wedding ceremony in Lake Como, Italy in 2018. The duo had a beautiful ceremony following Konkani Hindu and Sindhi traditions. The couple kept the nuptials and it’s celebrations a private affair, as they wanted only friends and family present at the event. Ranveer and Deepika later hosted a grand starry reception in Mumbai as well as Bangalore.
Here are some lesser known facts about the actor:
1. The actor has a sweet tooth and doesn't miss out on sweets after lunch or dinner
2. Big B Amitabh Bachchan has written a handwritten letter to Ranveer Singh after seeing Ram Leela
3. Singh is a complete Mama’s boy
4. Ranveer is the maternal third cousin of actress Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor
5. Ranveer Singh dropped his last name Bhavnani before entering the film industry.
6. Singh is an arts graduate and was working in advertising as a copywriter, with agencies like O&M and J Walter Thompson before pursuing his childhood dream of acting
7. Ranveer Singh rejected 3 big Bollywood movies before finalising Band Bajaa Baraat.
On the work front, Singh will portray the cricketer Kapil Dev in 83, a sports film based on the 1983 Cricket World Cup, when India won the cup against West Indies. The actor will also play Mughal prince Dara Shikoh in Karan Johar's directorial comeback Takht, which is again a historical drama.
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