Name: Shahid Kapoor
Birthday: 25th February, 1981
Marital Status: Single
Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
Trivia: Shahid Kapoor is the son of Pankaj Kapur, of Karamchand (the popular detective serial of 1980s) fame.
Biography: The ‘new chocolate boy’ of Bollywood who gave quality performances with Jab We Met and Kaminey, silencing all who had shunned him not a long time ago.
Shahid Kapoor was born in Mumbai to actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem, who divorced when he was three years old. His father married the actress Supriya Pathak. He has a brother Ruhan and sister Sana as well as a step-brother Ishaan.
Shahid Kapoor was trained in dancing at Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts (SDIPA). He was seen as a background dancer in Taal. Kapoor then went on to do few commercials like Pepsi, and had appeared in a music video Aankhon Me Tera Hi Chehra by the Aryans along with Hrishita Bhatt.
In 2003, Kapoor made his debut as a carefree young man in Ken Ghosh’s moderately successful love story Ishq Vishk opposite Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala, the film was received well at the box-office.
The following year, Kapoor joined director Ken Ghosh again in the thriller Fida, where he co-starred alongside Kareena Kapoor and Fardeen Khan. Featuring in three more films in 2005, success continued to elude Kapoor. However, his performance in Shikhar was critically acclaimed.
In 2006, Kapoor starred with his then girlfriend Kareena in two films, 36 China Town, and the comedy Chup Chup Ke. Both the films were moderate success despite receiving mixed reviews from critics.
His last release of 2006 was Sooraj Barjatyas’s romantic drama Vivaah, a film depicting the journey of two individuals from engagement to marriage. It was Shahid’s second biggest commercial success.
In 2007, Kapoor appeared in two movies. His first release was Ahmed Khan’s Fool N Final. The film failed at the box-office. His next release, Imtiaz Ali’s romantic comedy Jab We Met opposite Kareena Kapoor, became one of the biggest hits of the year. Ironically, after the film Shahid and Kareena had parted ways.
Kapoor then appeared in 2008 with Kismat Konnection, opposite Vidya Balan. In 2009, Kapoor portrayed the dual role of twins Charlie and Guddu in Kaminey. Later in the year, Kapoor appeared in romantic comedy, Dil Bole Hadippa! opposite Rani Mukerji.
In 2009, Kapoor appeared in Chance Pe Dance, opposite Genelia D’souza. He then starred in Ahmed Khan’s Paathshala followed by Yash Raj Films’ moderately successful Badmaash Company. His last release was a much delayed Milenge Milenge.
Shahid’s only release in 2011 was his father’s film Mausam, opposite Sonam Kapoor, which bombed at the box-office. He is currently working for Kunal Kohli’s Teri Meri Kahaani opposite Priyanka Chopra.
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