|D.O.B.||Jul 06, 1985|
Parents: Jagjit Singh Bhavnani, Anju Bhavnani and sister Ritika Bhavnani
Born in 6 July, 1985 in Mumbai-Maharashtra, the complete name of actor Ranveer Singh is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani. His father Jagjit Singh Bhavnani and mother Anju Bhavnani. He has an elder sister named Ritika Bhavnani. His second cousins are actress Sonam Kapoor and producer Rhea Kapoor, daughters of actor Anil Kapoor and wife Sunita Kapoor; Singh is their second cousin from Sunita Kapoor's side. Ranveer Singh had always wanted to be an actor since his childhood. However, during his college days he felt that the idea of acting was far-fetched and focused on creative writing. While pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University (Bloomington), Singh again became interested in acting and after coming back to India, started auditioning for lead roles in the Hindi film industry.
After completing his studies and coming back to Mumbai in 2007, Singh worked for a few years in advertising as a copywriter, with agencies like O&M and JWT. Then he started working as an Assistant Director, but left it to pursue acting seriously. He decided to send his portfolio to directors. "My ambition was always to bag a lead role in a film and hence I refrained from doing any ads, TV serials, music videos as I felt that a fresh face always works much better. He would go for all kinds of auditions, but did not get any good opportunities, while only getting calls for minor roles once in every four or five months.
After three and a half years, finally in January 2010, Singh was called for an audition for Yash Raj Films (YRF) by Shanoo Sharma, the head of the casting division for the entertainment company. They informed him that it was for a lead role in their venture titled Band Baaja Baaraat, the film being a romantic comedy set in the world of wedding planning. Singh went to Yash Raj for his audition, and was asked to perform two scenes. After the two weeks of testing, Singh was confirmed for the role of Bittoo, with Anushka Sharma playing the female lead. Thus actor Ranveer Singh started his journey in bollywood.
Following Band Baaja Baarat, Singh signed his second film titled Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, produced by Chopra and directed by Maneesh Sharma. Ranveer Singh won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut at the 56th Filmfare Awards, for his role as Bittoo Sharma.
Debut as Bittoo Sharma in Band Baaja Baarat in 2010