Ranbir Kapoor was born on 28 September 1982 in Mumbai to Rishi and Neetu, both actors of the Hindi film industry.He is the great-grandson of Prithviraj and the grandson of actor-director Raj.His elder sister, Riddhima (born 1980), is an interior and fashion designer.The actresses Karisma and Kareena are his first cousins.Kapoor was educated at the Bombay Scottish School in Mahim. He has said that he was not inclined towards academics and would always rank among the bottom five students of his class.
Ranbir Kapoor is one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India.In 2012 and 2013 Forbes featured him on the eleventh and eighth spot, respectively, in India’s Celebrity 100, a list based on the income and popularity of India’s celebrities.In 2014 he was ranked eleventh with an estimated annual earning of INR932.5 million (US$15 million), making him one of the highest paid actors in the country.
Ranbir Kapoor has admitted that constant arguments between his parents deeply affected him as a child: “Sometimes the fights would get really bad. I would be sitting on the steps, my head between my knees, till five or six in the morning, waiting for them to stop”.He has said that these early experiences led to a “reservoir of emotions building up inside [him]”, which compelled him to look for an outlet in films.Kapoor has said that he was close to his mother, but struggled to establish a friendly relationship with his father.After completing his tenth standard examinations, he travelled to America to assist his father on his directorial venture Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999), during which he developed a closer bond with him.
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