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Ranbir Kapoor: It's his 34th birthday!

By HT

New Delhi, Sept. 28 -- Mamma's boy or a casanova, actor Ranbir Kapoor can never be stereotyped. Be it his films, relationships, awards or rumours, the actor has always maintained a stance that never ceases to surprise his fans.

As he turns 34 today, here's taking a look at fun trivia about him that you'd absolutely love to read.

1 Ranbir Kapoor's actual name is Ranbir Raj Kapoor, which means he shares his name with his grandfather, the legendary Raj Kapoor.

2 Ranbir is the first male from the Kapoor clan to graduate tenth grade and finish college.

3 Ranbir's diet plan is designed by his mother and she used to cut his nails until he moved out of his home.

4 He loves to spend time with his family, friends and dog.

5 The actor is trained in Jazz,Ballet and has undergone diction, dance and horse riding classes.

6 Ranbir knows how to play tabla and even learnt to play guitar for the film Rockstar.

7 He started his career as an assistant director in Prem Granth (1996) and also assisted director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Black (2005).

8 For their first date, Ranbir and Deepika watched Mr. Bean's Holiday in Juhu and later went for a long drive.

9 He attended Lee Strasberg Institute and School of Visual Arts to learn acting since his favourite actor Al Pacino also went to the same school

10 When Ranbir met Deepika, he wore a T-shirt and a half sleeve shirt. She felt that he wore really ugly shoes for his first date.

11 Reports suggest that it was Deepika who took her then boyfriend Ranbir to Katrina Kaif 's birthday party where he first met Kat.

12 With his first earning, he had bought a luxury watch.

13 Ranbir tried some 65-70 boxers for the introducing shot in Wake Up Sid.

14 The shoot for Wake Up Sid was delayed for three months as Ranbir grew a beard for a role in Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year.

15 Kapoor boy is addicted to the Candy Crush game.

16 He suffers from Nasal Deviated Septum, which makes him eat and talk fast.

17 While commuting in his car, he has this strange habit of adding up digits on the number plate of the cars seen on the road.

18 Unlike most Kapoors, he doesn't have a nickname.

19 Ranbir does exceptional mimicry of Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Dutt.

20 He loves reading. His favourite book is Heavier Than Heaven by Kurt Cobain.

21 A diehard foodie, he loves Sushi, Vada Pav, Dosa and

22 His favourite football team is Barcelona and favorite player, Lionel Messi.

23 He wishes to become a football coach after he retires.

24 Ranbir does not sing at all and considers it to be a shortcoming.

25 His all time favourite movies include Shri 420, Life is Beautiful and 3 Idiots

26 Before making his acting debut, he learnt the nuances acting by watching films of Guru Dutt.

27 His favourite actors are Rishi Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna and Kajol in Bollywood and he loves Dustin Hoffman and Jennifer Connelly in Hollywood.

28 While in New York to pursue a course, Ranbir made about 300 short films.

29 His choice of colours keeps changing but white, black and red remain his top pick.

30 He makes trips to Delhi to meet his niece Samara and sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni.

31 He still takes ' 1,500 every week as his pocket money from his mother Neetu Kapoor.

32 Ranbir has his mother's number on his speed dial.

33 Ranbir first met Deepika (his ex girlfriend) through their common makeup artists, Bharat and Dorris.

34 Ranbir's handpicked travel destinations include New York, Venice and Puglia in Italy.