Ranveer Singh Bhavnani (pronounced [rəɳˈʋiːr sɪŋ]) is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films. The recipient of several awards, including five Filmfare Awards, he is among the highest-paid Indian actors and has been featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2012. After graduating from Indiana University Bloomington, Singh returned to India. There, following a brief stint as a copywriter, Singh made his acting debut in Yash Raj Films' romantic comedy Band Baaja Baaraat, where he played the leading role. The film was as a critical and commercial success, earning him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He gained praise for playing a melancholic thief in the drama Lootera (2013), and established himself as a mainstream actor through his collaborations with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the first of which was Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013). Singh gained critical acclaim for portraying Bajirao I and Alauddin Khilji in Bhansali's period dramas Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Padmaavat (2018), respectively. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the former and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for the latter. These, along with the action film Simmba (2018), in which he played the title character, rank among the highest-grossing Indian films. He won additional Filmfare Awards for Best Actor for playing an aspiring rapper in the musical drama Gully Boy (2019) and Kapil Dev in the sports film 83 (2021). Singh has also hosted the television game show The Big Picture (2021–2022), and endorses several brands and products. He is married to his frequent co-star Deepika Padukone.
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