Ranveer Singh Bhavnani is an Indian actor working in Hindi films
Ranveer Singh Bhavnani is an Indian actor working in Hindi films. After completing a bachelor's degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, he returned to India and involved in film.He is working in the Hindi film industry. Born in Mumbai, India,Ranveer 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.
During his study in Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, he again became interested in acting and after coming back to India, he started auditioning for lead roles in the Hindi film industry.
In 2010, Singh auditioned for the lead role in the Yash Raj films venture called Band Baaja Baaraat, and got selected. The romantic comedy was set in the world of wedding planning and required Singh to portray a typical Delhi guy called Bittoo Sharma.
The director of the film, Maneesh Sharma, sent him to the Delhi University campus during the recce of the film, and from there he drew his inspiration for the character.After its release, Band Baaja Baaraat became a critical and commercial success, with his portrayal of Bittoo being lauded by critics. He went on to win the Best Male Debut award at the 56th filmfare Awards.Following Band Baaja Baarat, Singh signed his second film titled Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, produced by Chopra and directed by Maneesh Sharma.The film was described as a fun-filled 'rom-con' where a smooth and charming conman Ricky Bahl, played by him, cons girls for a living but finally meets his match.It also stars Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita Sharma and Aditi Sharma, and started filming in April 2011 in Delhi.While post-production was going on for Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Singh signed his third feature film titled Lootera. Written and to be directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, the film is a love story set in the 1950s, starring Sonakshi Sinha opposite to him.As the shooting started for Lootera, The Times of India confirmed that Singh had signed the lead role in the remake of the 2009 Telugu film, Magadheera.Helmed by producer Vikas Bahl and director Anurag Kashyap, it is a historic love story set against the backdrop of 17th century India; the film is said to have an estimated budget of INR 50 crore.Ranveer always wanted to be an actor, from his childhood days and therefore participated in plays and debates in school. “I was a very filmy kid. I used to watch a lot of TV and get very influenced by Bollywood", he recollects. However when he joined junior college in Mumbai, Ranveeer's hope of becoming an actor dwindled a little and (then he) realized that getting a break into the industry was not an easy job. Only the people with a Bollywood background got an opportunity in the Tinsle Town. So he began focusing on his second passion-creative writing and moved to United States to pursue his bachelor of arts degree from Indian University.
However even in the states he gain acting classes besides his studies. He took up theater as his minor field in College and after completing his studies came back to Mumbai on 2007. He worked for a few years in Advertising industry as a copy writer before he started working as an assistant director. He left the work of assistant director and took up acting seriously and started giving his portfolios to directors. He felt that his fresh face would work and will bag him a lead role. He refused offers from television soaps and music videos. He only concentrated on his acting career in Bollywood. Ranveer would go to the producers himself and ask for work after showing his portfolio. He did all kinds of auditions and would get minor roles once in four or five months. He found this very discouraging and would often rethink about his passion for acting.
It was only in January 2010 that Ranveer was called for an audition with Yash Raj Films (YRF). They told him that they were looking for a lead role in their film Band Baaja Baaraat. He went for the audition where he was asked to perform two scenes. Aditya Chopra, the vice president of Yash Raj films was very impressed by his acting skills. He decided to give the role of Bitto Sharma to Ranveer. After two weeks Ranveer Singh was finalized for the lead role in the romantic comedy delete Band Baaja Baaraat opposite the actress Anushka Sharma.