Ranbir To Sanju: The Most Iconic Characters Played By Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju is one of the most fascinating films to be releasing this year. His uncanny resemblance to Sanjay Dutt, the intriguing trailer and all the curiosity about the plot are fueling the excitement among the audience. However, this is not the first time that the actor has wooed us with his performance. Here is a list of the most loved characters he has played throughout his career so far.

1. Ranbir Raj, Saawariya

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Ranbir Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya and soon charmed the audience with his boy-next-door looks and antics. Soon, his character emerged as one of the most popular faces that year.

2. Prem, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani

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Ranbir’s transition into the humble and innocent Prem was extremely surprising and yet, convincing. His comic timing and performance opposite Katrina Kaif took him towards the peak of his career. It also established him as an actor who is capable of doing justice to a wide variety of roles.

3. Samar Pratap, Raajneeti

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In this multi-starrer political drama, Ranbir’s performance as Samar Pratap stood out from the rest. Unlike most of Kapoor’s previous roles, this one was a serious and complex character laced with positive and negative traits alike.

4. Janardhan “Jordan” Jakkad, Rockstar

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Not only did the film turn out to be a blockbuster but also, redefined Ranbir Kapoor’s acting prowess. An intense movie filled with amazing music, Rockstar featured the actor as a singer in different stages of life. And his performance garnered applause from audience and critics alike.

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5. Murphy “Barfi” Johnson, Barfi!

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The music, the story and the performances in Barfi stole hearts everywhere. And Ranbir’s first ever portrayal of a mute and deaf young man was hard- hitting to the core.

6. Kabir “Bunny” Thapar, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

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The actor completed a hat-trick of successful film in 2012 with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Ranbir’s character “Bunny” was a nonchalant traveler and photographer who didn’t take life too seriously. Also, the character reflected the right balance of humor, emotion and sense of adventure all throughout.

7. Sanjay Dutt, Sanju

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There is no doubt about the fact that Ranbir’s role in Sanju is one of the most iconic ones. It is not just the actor’s appearance but also, the fact that he has managed to morph his mannerisms, expressions and body language to mimic Sanjay Dutt entirely.

Considering the buzz that is already created since the film’s inception, it is only natural to expect that the performances would rule the hearts for a long time to come.

Sanju releases on June 29. Don’t forget to book your tickets on Paytm!