Bollywood is filled with actors who have made names for themselves on nothing but their own merit, and Ranveer Singh is one of them. Here are five things to know about the 34-year-old leading man born Ranveer Singh Bhavnani, so you’re ready to become his next biggest fan – or love him even more than you already do. Will Disha Patani replace Gal Gadot as the new Wonder Woman? He attended an American university View this post on Instagram The incredible untold story of India’s greatest victory! 10th April 2020- Good Friday #Relive83 @83thefilm @kabirkhankk A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Apr 18, 2019 at 9:31pm PDT Singh received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington in the United States, where he majored in creative writing with a minor in theatre. This schooling may in some way explain his smart book-taking in Bollywood. With more than 17 films since his debut in 2010, Singh has become one of the top paid actors in the industry. His movie career has also rewarded him with many accolades including three Filmfare Awards and a place on Forbes India ’s Celebrity 100 list since 2012. He started out as a copywriter View this post on Instagram Becoming the Hurricane #KapilDev @83thefilm @kabirkhankk A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on May 24, 2019 at 9:30pm PDT Unlike many other Bollywood stars, Singh did not always know he would be an actor. He had a desire to find his place on the big screen from a young age; however, he was not convinced that it was a viable plan. For this reason, after university, he chose to become a copywriter for a company in the US. It was not until after he had done some copywriting for advertising firms that Singh decided to give acting a shot … and the rest, as they say, is history. 5 things to know about Tiger Shroff, Bollywood heartthrob He has a serious work ethic View this post on Instagram Gosh! Double Whammy! ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ for #GullyBoy & ‘Entertainer of the Year’ at the #StarScreenAwards A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Dec 8, 2019 at 3:31pm PST Singh is known for his dedication to getting the job done the right way. With this attitude toward his work, it’s no wonder he has rocketed to the top at such a young age. But it’s not all work and no play: his friends and colleagues say he’s quite the comedian when he lets loose after work or during break. He knows how to balance an important work life with some happy, carefree time away from the big screen. He has his own record label View this post on Instagram Showman says it’s Showtime A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Oct 16, 2019 at 10:31pm PDT Another amazing fact about this superstar is that he launched his own record label in 2019. Called IncInk, it is Singh’s way of supporting local musicians. Singh is something of a rapper and has been heard on the mic at public events. He also raps during a scene in the 2011 film Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl , and he also did a rap in an ad for “desi Chinese” food product brand Ching’s Secret. So how did he get into rapping? Singh acquired the skill while studying for his role in the movie Gully Boy. To prepare for the film, which was released earlier this year, he spent time with rappers Divine and Naezy. His dedication to the role translated to not only a stellar performance but also a new-found love for the music industry – which eventually led to his record label. Who is Alia Bhatt, one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actors? He loves unconditionally View this post on Instagram Our first wedding anniversary Feeling truly blessed Thank you all for your love @deepikapadukone A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Nov 13, 2019 at 10:53pm PST Perseverance is the word that comes to mind when looking at the relationship between Singh and his wife and fellow actor, Deepika Padukone. Their relationship began in August 2012, and the couple exchanged vows in November 2018. Romance is another area where Singh shines; he loves unconditionally and is not afraid to show the world. Every chance he gets, he shows his co-star for life how much he loves her – such as the above post, marking the couple’s first wedding anniversary, which clocked over three million likes. Singh is a true Bollywood success story that shows how dedication and hard work can really pay off – even in an industry that is notoriously hard to break into. Not only has Singh broken into Bollywood, but he has also made it his home. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .