Average? Birthday boy Ranveer Singh was considered an outsider in Bollywood. Photo: @ranveersingh/InstagramAverage? Birthday boy Ranveer Singh was considered an outsider in Bollywood. Photo: @ranveersingh/Instagram
Average? Birthday boy Ranveer Singh was considered an outsider in Bollywood. Photo: @ranveersingh/Instagram

Ranveer Singh: from Bollywood outsider to Deepika Padukone’s husband – via Band Baaja Baaraat, Padmaavat, and playing Kapil Dev in new cricket drama 83

As he celebrates his 35th birthday we look back at the rise of an unlikely star – once dismissed by producer and director Karan Johar for looking too ‘average’ – set to return in hotly anticipated Cricket World Cup biopic 83

Topic |   Asian cinema: Bollywood
Average? Birthday boy Ranveer Singh was considered an outsider in Bollywood. Photo: @ranveersingh/InstagramAverage? Birthday boy Ranveer Singh was considered an outsider in Bollywood. Photo: @ranveersingh/Instagram
Average? Birthday boy Ranveer Singh was considered an outsider in Bollywood. Photo: @ranveersingh/Instagram
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