Ranbir was born to a Hindu father Rishi Kapoor and Sikh mother Neetu. He has a sister who is married named Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. Ranbir studied in Bombay Scottish and later pursued method acting from The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. He later began working as an assistant director for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and then later debuted with his film Sawaariya in 2007. He will be soon be seen in movies like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Besharam and Bombay Velvet.