He made his debut opposite Manisha Koirala in the film Ek Chhotisi Love Story (2002). His next film Jism (2003) was a hit but he had a minor role. It was not until 2006 that he got noticed in the comedy Khosla Ka Ghosla. The film was released to much acclaim and his comic role was praised. He played Nanoo in the comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects alongside Rahul Bose as his funny friend. He appeared in the multi-starrer Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007) which was moderately successful. He appeared in a Yash Raj Films, titled Aaja Nachle which was released in November 2007. Mithya, which was released in February 2008, has Ranvir Shorey as the lead actor and has been critically acclaimed. Recently Ranvir was seen in movies like Ugly Aur Pagli and box office hit Singh Is Kinng.