Birthday special: Top 5 lesser known facts about Ranveer Singh!
One Bollywood actor, who has all that it takes to make it top the number one spot is none other than Ranveer Singh. He is different. Yes, the 'Ram-Leela' star did manage to impress all with his debut performance in 'Band Baaja Baaraat' opposite Anushka Sharma in 2010. In the span of five years, he has not only managed to grab the best of projects but has also impressed his fans with the quirkiness, which he exhibits in abundance. Today, we tell you top five unknown facts about the actor. Here, check it out:
The bundle of energy Ranveer is popularly known as Ranveer Singh. However, his full name is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani. He reportedly dropped his surname Bhavnani, since he felt that the name would have been "too long, too many syllables", thus downplaying his brand as a "saleable commodity".
The Kapoor connect
Not many people are aware of the fact that veteran star Anil Kapoor and Ranveer are related to each other. Shocked? Well, yes they are. Ranveer happens to be the maternal cousin of actress Sonam and Rhea Kapoor. It is a pleasant surprise, no?
Born in Mumbai to Jagjit Singh Bhavnani and Anju Bhavnani, Ranveer has an elder sister named Ritika Bhavnani. The actor initially joined H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai but soon realised his love for the camera. He later went to the United States and completed his bachelor's degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. He stayed in the US for about four years.
Ranveer, the copywriter
Soon after he came back from United States, Ranveer even took up a job in an advertising agency. He reportedly worked as a copywriter, with O&M and J. Walter Thompson for some time. He even worked as an assistant director before he got his big break in Bollywood.
Our Bollywood stud's talent is not just limited to acting. Ranveer is known to be a great rapper. In fact he has lent his voice in one of his films titled 'Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl' for a small rap song. He did a rap for several advertisements he has featured in so far. The Durex condom ad and the Ching's ad are some of the examples.