Ranveer Singh is an Indian actor working in Bollywood. Following his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Singh returned to India to pursue his dream of being an actor. In 2010, Singh auditioned for the lead role in the Yash Raj Films venture called Band Baaja Baaraat, and got selected. The romantic comedy was set in the world of wedding planning and required Singh to portray a typical Delhi guy called Bittoo Sharma. After its release, Band Baaja Baaraat became a critical and commercial success, with Singh's portrayal of Bittoo being lauded by critics. He went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut at the 56th Filmfare Awards.
Singh continued experimenting with different roles including a con artist in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, a disguised robber in the critically acclaimed Lootera and a Gujarati boy based on the character of Romeo in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, which emerged as Singh's biggest commercial success to date.