Shahid Kapoor has grown from a skinny boy thrilled to be doing a Pepsi ad with the cast of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to the lead her in movies like Kaminey, Vivah and the soon-to-be-released R…Rajkumar. With chocolate boy looks, amazing dance skills and dedication, Shahid has worked his way up the Bollywood ladder.

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Shahid Kapoor

Date of Birth

25 February 1981


Pankaj Kapoor


Neelima Azeem

Relationship status

Presently Single. He dated Kareena Kapoor for three years and was also linked to actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Nargis Fakhri and Huma Qureshi. Tennis sensation Sania Mirza too features in the list of beauties who allegedly had a fling with him.


He has three half siblings: Sanah and Ruhaan, and Ishaan Khattar (son of Neelima and her second husband & actor Rajesh Khattar).


He studied at Gyan Bharati School in Delhi till the fourth grade and later studied at Rajhans Vidyalaya in Mumbai where he completed his college education as well.

Early Life

He is popularly known as the son of the veteran actor, Pankaj Kapur. When he was a toddler, his parents got divorced. From being at National School of Drama, Pankaj moved to Mumbai to be an actor while Shahid stayed back in Delhi with his mother. When Shahid was 10, he too moved to Mumbai and initially felt alienated in school being an outsider.  Meanwhile, both his parents got married once again.

Film Career

He featured in several music videos and ads. The Pepsi commercial with the KKHH team- SRK, Kajol and Rani; the music video like Aankhon Me Tera Hi Chehra with Hrishitaa Bhatt and song Kahin Aag Lage Lag Jawe as a background dancer- all featured Shahid.  He was also a student of Shiamak Davar. In 2003, Kapoor got a break in Ken Ghosh’s Ishq Vishk opposite Amrita Rao. He has done 20-odd films since then.

Little Known

He became a vegetarian after reading a book on life and its many facets.


Among many, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor Debut Ishq Viskq.

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Shahid: A superstar

A skinny lad with chocolate boy looks featuring in commercials and music videos couldn’t be seen as someone playing the lead in a film, but the miracle happened, as miracles usually do. As he once said in an interview that he took it rather seriously whenever someone criticized him. When he was rejected for Ishk Vishk, he decided then that since the director thought he didn’t have a body, he was going to make one. He ‘made’ the ‘body’, landed the lead role in the film and the rest, as the cliché goes, is history.

Later, he took a year off to work on his body again for the film Kaminey. If Shahid’s career is assessed, the fault lies not with his performances but with his choice of films; something in complete contrast to Ranbir Kapoor. As Vishal Bharadwaj, director of Kaminey points out, “Post Kaminey, I haven’t seen much of his films but I am told he is doing films which did not have scope for his talent. He is a very deep actor.”

His acting skills are well complimented by his talent in dance. He is one of the few heroes like Hrithik Roshan and Harman Baweja who can dance their way into the heart of the audiences. Shahid worked for four years as a professional dancer in Shiamak Davar’s group to buy his first bike. Shahid wanted his father, Pankaj Kapoor to direct a film for him and it proved disastrous for him. He took two years to work on Mausam without taking up any other project and the film managed only bleak business.

Infact, a tweet war took place after the release of Mausam. When film critic Taran Adarsh analysed the downward slope of the Box Office returns for Mausam, the usually jovial Shahid, lost his cool.

While critics kept saying that Shahid is improving with every film, sadly, his personal life made more headlines than his exceptional performances. A MMS clip of Kareena and Shahid’s smooch too created much hullabaloo for nothing as the couple kissed with passion in the climax of super hit film Jab We Met before parting ways in real life. Shahid and Kareena Kapoor’s breakup was hugely public. He dealt with it by focusing on his work. His family supported him. By his own admission, Shahid says that he doesn’t have the emotional energy to go through another break up and thus wants to date a normal girl and not a heroine. Shahid is very private person who likes to keep his personal life personal.

R… Rajkumar is an upcoming film of Shahid Kapoor. This action film is directed by Prabhu Deva. The beautiful actress Sonakshi Sinha and Shahid look good together in the trailer of the film, while the song Gandi Baat from the film seems to be the song of the season.

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From the young skinny Shahid Kapoor  who was a promising actor when he made his debut through Ishq Vishq to establishing himself in Bollywood with Jab We Met that made him an overnight star, to his much acclaimed role in films like Vivaah and Kaminey, Shahid Kapoor has come a long way.

By Niharika

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Image Source: Shahid Kapoor Fan Club@Facebook, Hammad Ismail (Man with the Voice)@Facebook, R…Rajkumar@Facebook

Video Source: SRK Pepsi Ad featuring Kajol, Rani, and Shahid-ljcsa1230

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