Ranbir Kapoor (born 28 September 1982) is an Indian film actor. Through his successful career in Hindi (Bollywood) films, he has become one of the highest-paid actors and one of the most high-profile celebrities in India. He is the recipient of several awards and nominations including five Filmfare Awards.
Kapoor is the son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, and the grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor. He completed his pre-university education in Mumbai, after which he moved to New York City to pursue film-making and method acting at the School of Visual Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, respectively. Kapoor began his career in Bollywood as an assistant director on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2005 film Black.
Kapoor's first acting role was as the protagonist of Bhansali's 2007 tragic romance Saawariya, a box office flop for which he received his first Filmfare Award—Best Male Debut. His first commercial success was the 2008 romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno, and he was awarded the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performances in three films of 2009—the coming-of-age film Wake Up Sid, the comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and the drama Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. Kapoor won two consecutive Best Actor awards at Filmfare for portraying a troubled musician in the 2011 drama Rockstar and a deaf-mute man in the 2012 comedy-drama Barfi!. The 2013 romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani proved to be one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time and established him as a leading actor of contemporary Hindi cinema.