EARLY LIFE :
He was born Ranveer Singh Bhavnani on 6 July 1985 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. During the partition of India, his family shifted from Karachi to Mumbai. He removed his surname Bhavnani from his screen name as he thought the name would have been too long. He took an interest in dancing and acting since childhood. His friends and colleagues in the film industry call him by the name Bittoo.
He belongs to a Sindhi-Sikh family and was born to businessmen Jugjeet Singh Bhavnani and Anju Bhavnani. He has an elder sister Ritika Bhavnani. He is the maternal cousin of Indian film producer Rhea Kapoor and actress Sonam Kapoor.
He did his schooling at Learners’ Academy, Mumbai, and completed his graduation (Bachelor of Arts) from Indiana University, Bloomington. During his school days, he took part in numerous plays, debates, and many other competitions. While he was at University, he joined the theatre. After completing their studies, he returned to Mumbai where he used to work as a Copywriter in different advertising agencies like J. Walter Thompson, O&M, etc. Later, he left the job and started working as an assistant director but again he left to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor.
He started his acting career in 2010 by playing the lead role of Bittoo Sharma, opposite Anushka Sharma in the Bollywood film Band Baaja Baaraat. The film was commercially successful and he received numerous awards for his performance such as the Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Award and Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut, International Indian Film Academy Awards for Star Debut of the Year – Male and Hottest Pair along with Anushka Sharma, Lions Gold Awards for Favourite Debutant Actor – Male and Favourite Jodi along with Anushka Sharma, Best Debut Male Award at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards, FICCI Frames Excellence Honours for Best Debut Actor, Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male, Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Male, and Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut.
After that, he did numerous hit films like Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011), Lootera (2013), Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), Gunday (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Bajirao Mastani (2015), Befikre (2016), Padmaavat (2018), etc.
PERSONAL LIFE :
He got several awards like Best Male Debut Award for Band Baaja Baaraat (2011), Best Actor Award for Bajirao Mastani (2016),Best Actor (Critics) for Padmaavat (2019), Best Actor for Gully Boy (2020)& Best Actor for 83 (2022).
While he in school, he had an affair with Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s daughter Ahana Deol.
After that, he was dating the famous actress Anushka Sharma for a short period.
On 14-15 November 2018, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone tied the knot near Lake Como in Italy.