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Right from Prithvi Raj Kapoor, ev­ery gen­er­a­tion in Raj Kapoor’s fam­ily has had ac­tors. Be it Rishi and Rand­hir or Ka­reena and Karisma, they have all had good ca­reers in the film in­dus­try. While they have been ap­pre­ci­ated for per­for­mances in cer­tain films, Ran­bir Kapoor is the one who can be called the real heir to Raj’s legacy. He even shares his grand fa­ther’s name: His ac­tual name is Ran­bir Raj Kapoor. Be it the poor sales­man (Rocket Singh, 2009), the sauve play­boy

(Bachna Ae Haseeno, 2008), the deaf boy in love (Barfi, 2012) or the in­tro­vert artist trapped in a daily job (Ta­masha, 2015), Ran­bir can step into any char­ac­ter and make it be­liev­able. Ran­bir be­gan his ca­reer op­po­site Sonam Kapoor­with San­jay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya

(2007). Though the film did not set the box of­fice on fire, much was said about his towel dance in the movie.

Af­ter a few duds in­clud­ing Bachna Ae Haseeno Chance Wake Up Sid The Year (2009) and Raa­jneeti (2010).

Im­tiaz Ali’s Rock­star (2011) and Anurag Basu’s Barfi (2012) es­tab­lished Ran­bir Kapoor as the heir Kapoor clan had been wait­ing for - the per­fect chameleon an ac­tor should be. With the charisma that makes him the sweet­heart of thou­sands and the act­ing prow­ess that has bagged him five Film­fare awards in a ca­reer span­ning nine years, Ran­bir Kapoor is cer­tainly looks like the true heir to the In­dia’s great­est show­man - Raj Kapoor.

Ran­bir Kapoor.

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