Ranbir Kapoor comes from a lineage of legendary actors in the Indian film industry. His grandfather is the iconic Raj Kapoor, and his parents are actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. Ranbir Kapoor made his much-anticipated debut in 2007 with the film “Saawariya,” directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Though the film didn’t achieve the expected commercial success, Ranbir’s performance as Raj garnered attention for his screen presence, intense emotions, and dancing skills. Despite the film’s reception, Ranbir’s debut marked the beginning of a promising career.
Ranbir Kapoor’s portrayal of Janardan, a young musician’s transformation into the enigmatic rockstar Jordan, remains one of his most iconic performances. His ability to convey a broad spectrum of emotions, from vulnerability to intensity, was mesmerizing. Ranbir’s physical transformation and dedication to the role added an extra layer of authenticity. Rockstar” was a critical and commercial success, earning praise for its unconventional narrative and Ranbir’s captivating performance. The film’s unique storyline and memorable music contributed to its solid box office numbers.
In “Barfi!,” Ranbir Kapoor’s portrayal of Murphy “Barfi” Johnson, a speech-impaired and intellectually challenged character, showcased his remarkable versatility. His expressive eyes and endearing physicality brought Barfi to life, evoking emotions from laughter to tears. While not a massive blockbuster, “Barfi!” was appreciated for its heartwarming story and Ranbir’s exceptional acting. The film’s unconventional premise and Ranbir’s sensitive performance garnered critical acclaim.
Ranbir’s portrayal of Kabir Thapar (Bunny), a carefree young man seeking adventure, perfectly blends charm and depth. He effortlessly captured the essence of a character torn between pursuing his dreams and reconciling with his past. “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” was a massive, critical commercial hit. Ranbir’s chemistry with Deepika Padukone and the film’s youthful vibe and memorable songs contributed to its blockbuster status.
As Ayan Sanger, a man navigating unrequited love and complex relationships, Ranbir Kapoor’s performance was heartfelt and relatable. He effectively conveyed Ayan’s emotional journey and showcased his ability to express nuanced emotions. The film’s emotional depth and Ranbir’s performance resonated with audiences. “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” was a commercial success, further solidifying Ranbir’s position as a bankable star.
Ranbir’s transformative portrayal of actor Sanjay Dutt in “Sanju” was remarkable. He captured the essence of Sanjay Dutt’s life, struggles, and triumphs, displaying an astonishing level of commitment and accuracy in his performance. “Sanju” was a massive box office success, becoming one of the highest-grossing films 2018. Ranbir’s immersive performance and the film’s exploration of Sanjay Dutt’s life resonated strongly with audiences.
Animal is a 2023 Indian Hindi action thriller directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and produced by T-Series, Bhadrakali Pictures, and Cine1 Studios. Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, and Tripti Dimri, it is set to release on December 1, 2023.