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Ranbir Kapoor

--- About Ranbir Kapoor ---

Birth name: Ranbir Rishi Kapoor

Meaning of the name: Ranbir - 'The brave warrior' (Origin Punjabi)

Date of Birth: 28 September 1982

Place of Birth: Mumbai, India 

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Nicknames: RK, Daboo, Rana, Ranboo... Bollywood's heart throb

Occupation: Actor

Zodiac sign: Libra

Hight: 6' (1.83 m)

Marital status: Single

Father: Rishi Kapoor (actor)

Mother: Neetu Singh (actress)

Sister: Riddhima Kapoor Sahni

Grandfather: Raj Kapoor (actor and film maker)

Great Grandfather: Prithviraj Kapoor (actor and director)

Cousins: Kareena Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor

Brothers-in-law:Bharat Shani (Riddhima's husband), Sanjay Kapoor (Karishma's ex
husband), Saif Ali Khan (Kareena's husband)

Mother Tongue: Marathi mix Punjabi

Languages: Hindi, English

Current girlfriend: Alia Bhatt

Past love relationships: Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif

Friends from film industry: Ayan Mukerji (director), Shahid Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur

Education: High School from Bombay Scottish; College at the Le Strasberg Institute

Hobbies: Playing Chess

Sports: Football, cricket and chess

Inspiration: Al Pacino
First celebrity crush: Madhuri Dixit
What attracts him the most on the woman: The lips

A special childhood memory: A holiday in Mauritius with his family 

Bad habit: Smoking Cigarettes

Likes: Spending time with his family, friends and dogs, watching movies, playing on his Xbox and
Playstation, playing football and randomly staring at the ceiling

Dislikes: Rudeness and negging others

Worst fear in life: That he will not have a film to work in, or not be able to go on the sets of a film to

Debut film: Saawariya (2007)

Debut Award: Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for 'Saawariya'

Best movies in the career by now: Wake Up Sid, Rockstar, Barfi!, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani...
A role he regrets passing on: Band Baaja Baaraat

Ranbir Kapoor childhood photos

--- Favourites ---

Favourite cuisines: Italian, Chinese. Ghar Ka Khanaa

Favourite beverage: Pepsi, Water...

Favourite desserts: Mishti Doi, Creme Brulee and Gulab Jamun

Favourite spice: Cardamom

Favourite fruits: Bananas and water melons

Favourite juice: Mosambi

Favourite cities: Mumbai and New York

Favourite holiday destination: New York

Favourite actors: Rishi Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Dustin Hoffman

Favourite actresses: Kajol, Jennifer Connelly

Favourite movies: 'Shree 420' and 'Life is Beautiful'

Favourite cartoon: Tom and Jerry

Favourite show: Likes to watch 'Travel and Living'

Favourite song: 'Kisiki Muskurahaton Pe Ho Nisaar' (Anari) & ‘The Boxer’ by Simon and Garfunkel

Favourite singer: A.R.Rahman

Favourite colour: Black

Favourite car: Audi

Favourite books: ‘Songs My Mother Taught Me’ by Marlon Brando, ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini
and Barack Obama’s biography

Favourite outfit: Jeans, T-shirts, sneakers, Kurtha

Favourite brand: Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, G Star, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Aki Narula

Favourite colognes: Zegna and Jean Paul Gaultier

Fovourite shampoo: Redken

Favourite soap: La Prairie

Favourite director: Anurag Basu (directed him in Barfi), Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Favourite sport: Football

Favourite football team: Barcelona

Favourite football player: Lionel Messi

Ranbir Kapoor childhood photos

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> Ranbir Kapoor is grandnephew of actors and filmmakers Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, and
nephew of actor Randhir Kapoor.

--> He belongs to the fourth generation of highly prestigious and considered to be the first family of
Bollywood (Hindi film industry): Kapoor Family.

--> Ranbir gets his name from his grandfather’s name, Raj Kapoor who was a legendary actor. His
(grandfather's) complete name was Ranbir Raj Kapoor.

--> Kapoor began his career by assisting director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and later made his acting
debut with the director's 2007 film Saawariya for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.

--> He was very good at football and even played a the district level.

--> The success of APKGK and the failure of Rocket Singh really surprised him.

--> He shares his birthday with the legendary Lata Mangeshkar and Yash Chopra.

--> His fav scene from Saawariya is the scene where Raj confesses his love to Lillypop while his fav song
is Pari.

--> He is a strict non-vegetarian, however, he is forced to include vegetables in his diet.

--> Deeply involved in even film-making and not just acting.

--> He carries his espresso machine to all his shoots.

--> He wakes up and drinks 2 espresso coffee so that he can properly wake up.

--> Loves to go on a long drive in his favourite sports car Audi.

--> Name of his home is Krishna Raj 56 (Krishna is name of his Grandmother, Raj is name of his

--> Ranbir and Ayan Mukerji went across Europe to watch Champions League Football matches.

--> Hates waking up in the early morning.

--> His mother, Neetu Kapoor is a health freak and she makes him drink Vegetable Juices, and all the
experiments in cooking like wheat pasta, different kinds of salad.

--> Traditional food of the family Jungli Mutton, Roast Chicken, Pulao. 

--> Loves to eat home-cooked food.

--> Doesn't eat Vitamin Pills or Almonds that his Mother gives him. Even avoids bitter gourd juice
from her.

--> His grandmother makes Macaroni which he loves to go and eat.

--> He never lets his emotions come on his Face... always tries to be happy.

--> Very close to his sister... Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. He cried a lot at her wedding.

--> Ranbir was naughty in his childhood.

--> Used to break toys, to see what's inside.

--> In New York, he pushed Fire Alarm to check in how much time emergency comes.

--> Almost 100 people saw him naked on the sets of Saawariya during the towel dance (Jab Se Tere
Naina Song).

--> Ranbir drinks socially and smokes publicly.

--> Ranbir does not sing, not even in the shower and claims that crows will fall dead from the sky if he
ever started singing.

--> He learnt to play the guitar for his movie ‘Rockstar’ and also knows how to play the tabla which he
learnt for two years.

--> A hublot watch was the first thing he bought with his earnings.

--> In March 2008, Kapoor began dating Deepika Padukone after meeting on the sets of their film
Bachna Ae Haseeno. After their high profile break up in November 2009, Kapoor has decided to
keep his personal life away from media attention.

--> Still lives in Pali Hill (Mumbai, Maharashtra) along with his parents.

--> Ranbir is a happy go lucky sort of a person. He likes talking to people who seem to come across as
interesting to him.

--> The one thing Ranbir Kapoor would never leave home without is his cell phone!

--> He prefers silence over noise….loneliness over a stuffy atmosphere.

--> He still takes Rs 1500 as pocket money from his mother every week!

--> Ranbir is known by his boy-next-door looks, his Casanova lifestyle and his famous family.

--> Kapoor is a soccer enthusiast, and is the vice-captain of the All Stars Football Club, a celebrity soccer
club that raises money for charity.
--> Even today when Ranbir talks to his father (Rishi Kapoor) he is looking at the floor and talks softly
that sometimes he cannot be heard.

--> Ranbir is now in a relationship with Katrina Kaif.

Ranbir Kapoor Family Photos 

--- Personal Quotes ---

"I love the female adulation. And as a rule, I never refuse a fan an autograph or a photograph. When I
was a child, I saw my dad’s fans outside our house waiting to meet him. When he refused them at times,
they would be really disappointed and walk away dejected. I don’t take my fans for granted. It doesn’t
take much of an effort to sign an autograph or pose for a photograph with them."

"I don’t have place for new friends in my life. All my friends are from school, they are not yes-men
around me. If they don’t like me in a film, they don’t think twice before saying so."

"I want people to recognise me by my work. I am burdened by this tag called 'the star son'. People say I
got everything easily, yes, I got my first film easily because people were curious about me. After that I
have worked hard, experienced things. It is important to make an identity of my own."

"My parents feel very proud when somebody calls them Ranbir Kapoor's parents.Every father and mother
wants that for their child. I hope that I make them proud and carry forward the legacy of my family in my
own distinct way."

"I was very scared about how I will work with him (Rishi). I have never looked into my father's eyes till
now. I had to call him 'mote', 'dharti pe bhoj', I was like how will I say that. He gave me courage and
never made me feel uncomfortable.I am very scared of him.But on a film set he becomes the character."

"I am strick non-vegetarian."

"I feel I am getting older. Time will run out, the little bit of beauty that I have will fade away and there
will be new talent that will pose big threats. I have to pull up my socks and be better at my work. Also,
I have to contribute to society and become a better person. I don't think I am a good person yet.
There are lots of things I need to learn from. I have made a lot of mistakes. I hope that I can maturely
understand them and make a better life for the next 35 years that I live."

"I can't resist buying salami and cream cheese. I am a big salami fan. I feel guilty about eating jungli
mutton. My mom says red meat is bad but I just can’t resist it. Serve it to me any day and I will blindly
eat it."

"I am not here in the industry to beat anyone. I am here to do good work and make a name for myself,
earn respect. I don't believe in this term of being the next superstar. It means you are not a superstar
but you can become one. I think anyone can come after me and become a superstar."

"I am standing here just because of Raj Kapoor. He showed me the way."

"At 30, I can talk like this. I feel quite old actually at 30. Mature is possibly the right word to use."

"I spent four years of my life in New York as a student, walking on the streets of Times Square, having
a hot dog and anonymously passing by. I walked as a nobody in New York when I was a student. Now,
suddenly you see so many people screaming your name and giving you so much love, it is a surreal
feeling. I had to pinch myself to believe it was for me. I was like any regular student there on a strict
budget. I've lived a protected life and living alone on my own in the city, making mistakes and learning
from them, is when I really grew up."

"It is not about success or failure. I think with age you become a little bit more secure. I was never an
insecure person. Money has never been my priority. Insecurities are good, but I don’t let them envelop
me. I am happy with my space."

"I don’t know whether I will have my own kids or not but she (Deepika Padukone) will definitely have.
So I would love to be her children’s godfather, but I don’t know whether she or her husband will allow
me but it will be nice to mentor her children."

"I am not here to be a star, I am here to be an actor. We have grown up watching Shah Rukh Khan,
Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar or Ajay Devgn on the screen. They have an image, aura and stardom."

"Rishi Kapoor, apart from being my father, is a public property. He is amazing and my favourite actor.
After having a career spanning 30 years it is like a new beginning as he is doing interesting character
roles. And whatever he is doing, he does it with sincerity and passion."

"Let me tell you a big secret. Shammi Kapoor was technically not a good dancer. His steps were wrong,
but his greatness was that he brought wonderful expressions while dancing, whether romancing or
enjoying himself on screen. I never tried to copy his style. People say there is some shadow of
Shammi Kapoor on my dancing because of my family, but I've never copied him."

"I believe in being rooted and that's what I was taught by my parents."

"My personal life should be on guard. I will not keep it open. I am not on any social networking sites and
I won’t be there."

"I would like to be remembered as a good dad, son and husband."

"I want to get married for the right reason. Physical attraction might be important but there has to be
that deep connect."

"Respect matters to me the most. I don't know what to do with myself when I am not on the sets. I feel
alive on the sets. All my life I have been a very inexpressive person; my movies give me the
opportunity to express myself."

"It is really unfair for me to talk about a movie, which I have refused. I don't even regret when those
films do well."

"Well, it is a demand that comes from my audiences. They want me to play a romantic hero. So, I just
live up to their preferences."

"I have to stick to the commercial value of a script...that is the demands of this industry. Everyone right
from Mr Bachchan, Mr Salman or Mr Shah Rukh, has had to bow to audience preference. So do I."

"I can never compete with the Khans (Shah Rukh, Salman, Aamir)...they are the true superstars."  


Ranbir and his family

--- Connect With Ranbir ---

Ranbir is not using any social network...

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif


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