Ranbir Kapoor: Fun facts and throwback photos from the 38-year-old actor's personal album

Updated: 28 September, 2020 10:00 IST | Nikita Wagh
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    Born on September 28, 1982, Ranbir Kapoor is the son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor, and grandson of legendary filmmaker-actor Raj Kapoor. He made his Bollywood debut with Saawariya, alongside Sonam Kapoor in 2007. Ever since there is no looking back for this Kapoor lad. (All pictures/Neetu Kapoor's Instagram account)

    In picture: Ranbir Kapoor with mother Neetu Kapoor.

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    "My parents never gave any tips. They never forced moralistic values on me. Just growing up in a film family was a lesson in itself because all our conversations revolve around films. My family is very passionate about cinema... growing up in that environment was contagious," Ranbir said.

    A picture from Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor's wedding.

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    While we all know Ranbir Kapoor for his films, on his birthday, we take a look at some of his most candid pictures with his family, all thanks to his mother Neetu Kapoor's Instagram account.

    In picture: Neetu Kapoor with son Ranbir Kapoor.

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    Mama's boy Ranbir Kapoor with Neetu Kapoor. "My mother's my biggest fan. I'm close to both my parents. But I think I'm a wee bit closer to my mom. I can share anything with her and she too confides in me; there's nothing that the two of us can't talk about. I can't even think of ever staying away from my mom," said Ranbir Kapoor in an old interview.

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    Picture perfect! Riddhima Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor. Ranbir lost his father Rishi Kapoor in 2020. Rishi used to be his son Ranbir's biggest critic, as told by the actor earlier. "My father has never lectured me about my career or forced me to do anything. He may not agree with my choices but there is no conflict," he had said in an interview.

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    A lesser-known fact about Ranbir is that the actor is a gadget freak. Be it out of station, while on shoots or in the house, Ranbir Kapoor likes to be surrounded by gadgets and makes sure he keeps himself updated about the happenings in the 'g' world. And like any other boy, he's almost inseparable from his gaming zone, which has all possible video games from every brand.

    In picture: Neetu Kapoor with son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor.

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    Not many know that Ranbir Kapoor has a phobia of water and hates being around a pool or a large water body.

    In picture: A childhood picture of Ranbir Kapoor with cousin Armaan Jain.

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    Another very not-so-common fact about Ranbir Kapoor is that the actor hates birthdays! "I think they are very over-rated and a day when everyone is trying to make you feel special. I don't like doing anything on my birthdays," said Kapoor.

    In picture: Ranbir Kapoor with sister Riddhima Kapoor.

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    Ranbir Kapoor suffers from vertigo. As a result, shooting at great heights very often proves arduous for the actor. While shooting for Rockstar, one of the scenes involved a concert sequence with a crowd of over 1,000 people. The shots on the ground required a great deal of coordination. And director Imtiaz Ali also wanted some aerial shots of it. But as he could not be present in two places at the same time, he asked Ranbir to supervise the aerial takes. The actor managed to take the aerial shots from a helicopter and how!

    In picture: Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor with daughter Riddhima.

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    Ranbir Kapoor shares a close and sweet relationship with mother Neetu Kapoor -- but she is also the one who embarrasses him the most! "Ranbir gets very embarrassed when I kiss him. He hates it and always asks me to stop," Neetu had confessed once.

    In picture: My baby shot me down! Ranbir Kapoor with parents Neetu Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor.

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    While many are aware of the fact that Ranbir Kapoor worked as an assistant with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Black (2005), but very few know that the Kapoor lad started his career in the film industry as an assistant director in Prem Granth (1996).

    In picture: Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor are all smiles!

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    Ranbir Kapoor suffers from Nasal Deviated Septum, which is why the actor eats and talks very fast.

    In picture: Neetu Kapoor with Rishi Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor (second from left).

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    Ranbir is an avid football follower. He often plays football with his friends (mostly on Sundays). Ranbir Kapoor's favourite football team is Barcelona and favourite player, Lionel Messi.

    In picture: Neetu Kapoor with son Ranbir Kapoor.

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    Ranbir Kapoor also wishes to become a football coach after he retires.

    In picture: Riddhima Kapoor with father Rishi Kapoor and mother Neetu Kapoor.

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    Ranbir Kapoor does not sing at all. He regrets that the lack of singing skills is a shortcoming in his acting career.

    In picture: Ranbir Kapoor with sister Riddhima Kapoor.

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    Ranbir knows how to play the tabla and drums. He learnt to play the guitar for his movie Rockstar.

    In picture: Rishi Kapoor with son Ranbir Kapoor.

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    Ranbir Kapoor is a trained Jazz and Ballet dancer.

    In picture: Rishi Kapoor with son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima Kapoor.

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    Ranbir Kapoor has undergone diction, dance and horseriding classes.

    In picture: Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor.

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    Ranbir Kapoor is a mamma's boy. He has his mother Neetu on his speed dial. Though he didn't share a friendly bond with his late father Rishi Kapoor, the latter was his inspiration and one of his favourite actors in the Hindi film industry.

    In picture: Adorable! Neetu Kapoor plants a kiss on Rishi Kapoor's cheek.

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    While most Kapoors have peculiar pet names like Chintu, Bebo, Lolo etc, Ranbir Kapoor doesn't have a nickname, though he is fondly called baba by his parents

    In picture: The original 'Kapoor and Sons': Randhir Kapoor, Ritu Nanda, Rishi Kapoor, Reema Jain, Rajiv Kapoor.

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    Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Ranbir Kapoor!

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About The Gallery

On Ranbir Kapoor's 38th birthday, we bring you his family pictures with his mother Neetu Kapoor, father Rishi Kapoor, sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and some interesting facts about the birthday boy.

First Published: 08 July, 2019 08:30 IST