He made his debut opposite Manisha Koirala in the film Ek Chotisi Love Story (2002). The film was a box office failure. His next film ?Jism? (2003) was a hit but he had a minor part in the film. It was not until 2006, that he got noticed in the comedy ?Khosla Ka Ghosla?. The film released to much acclaim and his comic role was praised. He also starred in the multi-starrer ?Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.? (2007) which was moderately successful. He has also appeared in a Yash Raj Films, titled ?Aaja Nachle? which released in November 2007 and was a box office failure. ?Mithya?, which was released in February 2008, has Ranvir Shorey as the lead actor and has been critically acclaimed.
VJ turned actor Ranvir Shorey has become one of the most popular faces on television through `The Great Indian Comedy Show`. Along with friend and co-star Vinay Pathak, he was the host of the successful talk show "Ranvir, Vinay aur Kaun?" which aired on Star TV.