Ranbir Kapoor is the son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. He studied filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts and acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, both in New York.
Ranbir assisted director Sanjay Leela Bhansali when he was working on Black and was subsequently launched by Sanjay in the 2007 film Saawariya.
Ranbir debuted with Sonam Kapoor, the daughter of Anil Kapoor. Although the film was panned by critics and died at the box-office, Ranbir was appreciated and has gone on to sign some prestigious projects.
Ranbir's cousins Karisma and Kareena are also Bollywood actresses. He was dating Deepika Padukone for some time, but they broke up. He's currently single though rumoured to be involved with Katrina Kaif.