Original Name: Ranveer Bahvnani Singh
Date of Birth: 6th July 1985
Marital Status: Single
The estimated value of Bollywood’s actor, Ranveer Singh net worth is $1.5 million (around 10 crore rupees).
The versatile movie maker wished to act from the time he was a child. His major breakthrough came along in 2010 when he took a leading role in a romantic comedy, Band Baaja Baaraat. This was a real success because it earned him his first Filmfare Award in the Best Male Debut category. This greatly boosted his morale, giving him all the reason to pursue acting as a profession.
Birth and Early Life
Born on the 6th of July 1985 into a family of several actors and actresses, Ranveer had an interest in the film industry. However, he was aware of the difficulties faced by those who wanted to venture into the field for the first time. In fact, as he later confirmed, he was a little skeptical, feeling that perhaps his dream was far-fetched. When he went to college in Mumbai to pursue a commerce and economics course, he pushed out the idea of acting for a while.
He later on joined an Indiana University for a Bachelor of Arts Degree. While there, he took acting classes. After completing his studies and getting back to Mumbai, he did a bit of advertising and worked with several agencies like J. Walter Thompson and O&M. He even got promoted to the post of director in one of the companies he was working at.
The idea of acting became too impossible to ignore. He finally quit his job to live his acting dream. With his mind made up, he sent his portfolio to a number of film directors. He was invited to several auditions but no opportunity seemed worthwhile to him. This went on for quite some time until he was almost giving up. As he later on admitted, he was so frustrated until he found himself asking if at all he had made the right choice to follow his acting dream.
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January of 2010 made a whole difference in his life when he was invited to audition for the romantic comedy, Band Baaja Baaraat. He got the chance to finally act a major role which got him an award. Apart from the positive reviews the movie generated, it also grossed approximately $3.2 million. After that, he had other roles in the play Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. This comedy was also successful, earning about US$ 5.5 million at the domestic market.
Lootera, another film that Singh acted in, did poorly at the box office. He again tried his talent when he took the leading role in a Romeo and Juliet adaptation titled Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. The film received positive reviews, bagging in more than US $30 million. In this film, Singh got lots of recognition, including Best Actor Award.
In 2015, Singh starred alongside Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah in the movie, Dil Da Dhadakne Do. Critics praised Singh’s sterling performance in the comedy that proved to be a financial success too. It cashed in more than US $22 million at the box office.