Bring in the band, baaja, baraats because this week we focus the spotlight on 2010's blockbuster debutant Ranveer Singh!
Eventually as a student at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai, Ranveer begun to question his dream on account of being rather "far-fetched", since it became evident that entering the glamorous tinsel town was no easy feat.
That's when he decided to pursue his second passion, creative writing. The lad moved across shores to the US and attended the Indiana University in Bloomington, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Something must have rekindled the old dream in the meantime, because whilst there, Bhavani decided to give acting another shot; thereby taking up acting classes while studying, choosing theatre as his minor.
In 2007, he returned to Mumbai where he worked as a copywriter for advertising agencies such as O&M and JWT for several years. Alongside, he worked tirelessly for his dream to see the light of day, paying visits to many directors with his portfolio after having worked also, as an Assistant Director. Despite many auditions and visits, Ranveer failed to bag a lead role.
During the shooting of BBB, rumours were rife about Singh and Sharma cozying up, which sometime after the release and success transformed to talks of the alleged duo splitting; however, the rumours have been repeatedly denied by both actors. For the record, as of yet, the handsome lad is single and likely ready to mingle!
Did you know...
- Ranveer as a kid performed for his grandmother to the song "Chumma Chumma".
- Director Maneesh Sharma had sent Singh to a real Delhi University during the shooting of BBB so he could watch the boys hostel residents and get into the skin of his character, "Bitoo", which was loosely inspired by a certain student at the University.
- He has been nominated for 12 awards and won 10 out of the 12.
Editors: Tia & Jenifer