Shahid Kapoor is an Indian actor of Hindi films and is described by media as one of the most attractive Indian celebrities. Shahid Kapoor was born on 25 February 1981, in New Delhi. His parents are the actor Pankaj Kapur and actor-dancer Neelima Azeem.
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Shahid Kapoor’s parents divorced when he was only three years old. Shahid remained with his mother in New Delhi and his father moved to Mumbai and married the actress Supriya Pathak. Shahid has been raised by his mother and maternal grandparents, journalists as profession. Shahid’s mother married with actor Rajesh Khattar and moved in Mumbai with her son. The marriage lasted until 2001.
Shahid Kapoor has as siblings, one maternal half-brother, Ishaan, and two paternal half siblings, Sanah and Ruhaan. For his education, Shahid followed the Gyan Bharati School in Delhi, Rajhans Vidyalaya in Mumbai and Mumbai’s Mithibai College.
Shahid Kapoor started the career as a dancer. He was interested in dance since childhood and, at 15 years old, he attended the courses at Shiamak Davar’s dance institute later becoming a dance instructor there. Shahid’s first apparitions were as a background dancer in the films “Dil To Pagal Hai” (1997) and “Taal” (1999). Shahid also appeared in music videos and TV commercials for the brands Kit Kat and Close-Up.
In 2003, Shahid Kapoor debuted as actor in “Ishq Vishk”. “Ishq Vishk” is a romantic comedy, and, with his role, Shahid won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. After his debut, Shahid received and played in other films too as Fida (2004) , Deewane Huye Paagal (2005), Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005), but these films did not get good reviews. The film that brought a new success to Shahid was “Vivah”, a romantic drama released in 2006. Other important and successful films for Shahid Kapoor, were “Jab We Met” (2007), “Kaminey” (2009), “R… Rajkumar” (2013), “Haider” (2014), “Udta Punjab” (2016).
During this time, he earned nominations for a Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the roles in “Jab We Met” (2007) and “Kaminey” (2009) and won a Filmfare Award for Best Actor and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.
In 2018, Shahid played in “Padmaavat”, a drama that became highest-grossing release for him.
Other of Shahid’s activities are supporting the charity events and hosting award ceremonies. He also featured as a talent judge on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded (2015). In 2006, Shahid participated at the WorldTour, “RockStars”, where performed alongside celebrities as Kareena Kapoor, John Abraham or Salman Khan. During 2010-2012 he co-hosted three Screen Awards ceremonies with Shah Rukh Khan and during 2012 – 2014, Shahid co-hosted three International Indian Film Academy Awards.
Shahid was involved in charity activities and organizations for various causes as helping the children with special needs, supporting environmental consciousness and improving electricity supplies to rural areas or helping the underprivileged children through dance therapy programs. In 2012, he appeared in the short film “Because My World Is Not The Same” which was created to generate awareness on breast cancer.
Shahid was in attention of media for a long time. The most part of media catalogued him as arrogant and temperamental and according to journalist of GQ, Dave Besseling, “friendly, chirpy, affable frat-boy type. Someone you’d want to play video games with on a Sunday, but keep the hell away from your sister”. Shahid’s personal life was a frequent subject in the Indian tabloids and they always speculated about his love relationships. The media surprised his relations with celebrities as Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan or Priyanka Chopra. Others of his affairs with celebrities were the affair with actress Hrishitaa Bhatt or the relation speculated between him and the tennis player Sania Mirza.
The media is also considering him one of the most attractive celebrity in India and he is regularly appearing in the British magazine Eastern Eye’s listing of the “50 Sexiest Asian Men in the World”. In 2012 and 2013 he ranked the four place and in 2017 he was in the top of the list. One of his nickname is the “Chocolate Boy of Bollywood”.
Shahid is the ambassador for several famous brands and products as Samsung, Elf Aquitaine and Colgate. He is very active on Instagram and Twitter and is having a significant number of followers.
In the daily life, Shahid prefers to eat homemade food and became vegetarian after he read the book “Life is Fair” of Brian Hines and loves to do fitness. His favorite colors are White, Black and Blue and he loves travelling and spending his holidays in Paris, Goa and Bali.
Shahid is now married with Mira Rajput. They married on 07 July 2015 in Gurgaon, having a private ceremony. Shahid and Mira have two children, a daughter, Misha, born in August 2016 and a son, Zain, born in September 2018.
Gyan Bharati School
Rajhans Vidyalaya School
Mumbai’s Mithibai College
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- Full Name : Shahid Kapoor
- Nick Name : Shahid Khattar, Shahi, Sasha, Shasha, Fahid, Dodo
- Occupation: Actor
- Age: 38 years old
- Date of Birth: 25 February 1981
- Place of Birth: New Delhi
- Gender: Male
- Star: Pisces
- Eye color: Dark brown
- Hair color: Black
- Nationality: Indian
Shahid Kapoor Body Measurements
- Measurements: 42-30-15
- Height in feet: 5 feet 8 inches
- Height in cm: 174 cm
- Weight in kg: 73 Kg
- Weight in pounds: 161 lbs
- Parents: Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem
- Siblings: Ishaan, Sanah and Ruhaan
- Children : a daughter, Misha, and a son, Zain
- Wife : Mira Rajput