Shahid Kapoor: A Complete Biography – Age, Height, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth & More… (2023)
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Date of Birth:
25 February 1981, Delhi, India
Age (as of 2023):
Ruhaan Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter (Stepbrother)
Sanah Kapoor (Stepsister)
Date of Marriage:
7 July, 2015
Place of Marriage:
The Oberoi, Gurgaon
Zain & Misha Kapoor
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Shahid Kapoor is a Bollywood actor who rose through the ranks of the Hindi film business, and his early parts in the films helped him establish himself as a chocolate boy. Shahid Kapoor, the son of actor Pankaj Kapur and dancer Neelima Azeem, began his career as a background dancer for Hindi films while studying at Shiamak Davar’s dance studio and has been in the industry for 20 years.
After popular films such as Jab We Met and Kaminey, the actor is not only known for his lovely looks but also for being a sincere and serious actor. Eastern Eye, a London-based weekly, named the actor the fourth ‘Sexiest Asian Man in the World’ in 2011. The actor was awarded the ‘Chivas Award for The Ultimate GQ Man’ in 2012. The actor received numerous honors for his portrayal in Haider.
Shahid Kapoor was born on February 25, 1981, in Delhi to actor Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem. He attended Gyan Bharti School and completed his primary education there. When he was three years old, his parents divorced. Pankaj Kapur relocated to Mumbai, while Neelima Azeem remained in Delhi as a dancer.
Shahid is said to have been very close to his maternal grandfather and that the two had a wonderful relationship. Every year on Shahid’s birthday, Pankaj Kapur, a struggling actor at the time, would visit him. Shahid moved to Mumbai with his mother when he was ten years old. Neelima Azeem married actor and voice-over artist Rajesh Khattar after moving to Mumbai, and the couple has a son, Ishaan Khattar.
Shahid Kapoor remained with Neelima and Rajesh till the couple split in 2001. Shahid and Ishaan, Shahid’s stepbrothers, maintain a positive relationship. Pankaj Kapur married Supriya Pathak, and the pair has two children, Sanah Kapoor, and Ruhaan Kapoor.
Shahid Kapoor moved to Mumbai and attended Rajhans Vidyalaya, where he completed his secondary education before graduating from Mithibai College. At the same time, he enrolled at Shiamak Davar’s dance school. Shahid began performing as a background dancer in Hindi films while attending the dancing institute.
Wife & Children:
Shahid Kapoor married his girlfriend, Mira Rajput, at The Oberoi in Gurgaon on July 7, 2015. He’s 14 years older than she is. The couple has two children: a daughter, Misha Kapoor (born in 2016), and a son, Zain Kapoor (born in 2018).
Shahid Kapoor previously had an affair with actress Hrishitaa Bhatt. He also had affairs with prominent actresses Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. He was also said to be dating tennis player Sania Mirza.
Shahid Kapoor had his first on-screen appearance as a kid artist in the Complan commercial, opposite actress Ayesha Takia. He began learning dance at Shiamak Davar’s dancing college when he was 15 years old and has since appeared as a background dancer in various Bollywood films, including ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ (1997) and ‘Taal’ (1999). Shiamak Davar appointed him as Instructor in his institute after seeing his amazing dance talents. Shahid did countless TV commercials for Pepsi, Close-Up, Kit Kat, and other brands at the time.
Shahid Kapoor once took a friend to an audition for a Pepsi commercial. Instead, Shahid was cast in his debut commercial alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukerji. Following that, he appeared in numerous advertisements and music videos. Shahid co-starred in Aryans’ music video for the popular song ‘Ankhon Main’ alongside Hrishitaa Bhatt. He began his acting career in 2003 when he played Rajiv Mathur in the Bollywood film ‘Ishq Vishk’. His real mother played the role of his on-screen mother in this film. The film was a commercial success, and he was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
Following his debut film, the actor participated in a string of box office duds such as ‘Fida’, ‘Dil Mange More’, ‘Deewane Huye Paagal’, and ‘Shikhar’. Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor co-starred in one of their best films, ‘Jab We Met’, directed by Imtiaz Ali, in 2007. His portrayal of a mature and silent Aditya Kashyap was praised by both critics and audiences. In the film ‘Kaminey’, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Shahid played two characters: Charlie and Guddu.
In the film ‘Mausam’, directed by Shahid Kapoor’s father Pankaj Kapur, the actor played the role of a Squadron Leader. This is the first time the father and son have collaborated on a film. ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’ and ‘Phata Poster Nikhla Hero’ were box office flops. ‘Haider’, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and released in 2014, stars Shahid as Haider Meer.
Shahid Kapoor was later seen in ‘Shaandaar’, which was released in 2015 and starred Alia Bhatt, but it was a box-office flop. In 2016, he appeared in Abhishek Chaubey’s ‘Udta Punjab’ as a drug-addicted rockstar Tommy Singh, receiving critical and audience accolades for his portrayal. In 2017, the actor appeared in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Rangoon’ with Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut, as well as Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ with Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ is Shahid Kapoor’s 2018 project with Shraddha Kapoor. ‘Kabir Singh’ of 2019, the picture was his biggest commercial triumph, and he portrayed the single male lead. He later appeared alongside Mrunal Thakur in the remake of the Tamil sports film ‘Jersey’ (2022). His other significant works are ‘Bloody Daddy’ (2023).
Shahid Kapoor’s net worth is estimated to be around 35 million dollars, or INR 210 crore. On his property, he allegedly has a DDA Flat and a Skate in South Delhi. In addition, the actor is said to have another apartment at Raj Classic in Andheri valued at around 3 crores. According to media reports, Shahid purchased a Sea Facing Duplex Apartment in Juhu in 2014 for INR 35 crores. This home features a 1,000-square-foot yard and a private swimming pool.
Awards & Accomplishment:-
- 2004: Best Male Debut for Ishq Vishk.
- 2015: Best Actor for Haider.
- 2017: The Best Actor (Critics) for Udta Punjab.
- 2008: Best Actor (Editor’s Choice) for Jab We Met.
- 2009: Rajiv Gandhi Award for Kaminey.
- 2015: LifeOK Hero Award for Haider.
- 2017: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.
- 2017: IIFA Award for Best Actor.
- Shahid Kapoor is the first Indian actor to fly an F-16 fighter jet.
- On his passport, Shahid Kapoor goes by the name Shahid Khattar, which is the surname of his stepfather Rajesh Khattar.
- Rajma Chawal, Dal Roti, and Curd Rice are his favorite foods.
- Shahid enjoys spending his vacations in Paris, Europe, Goa, and Bali.
- His favorite fashion designer is Sabina Khan.
- Shahid has been on the covers of several renowned magazines, including GQ India, Hello!, Exhibit, and others.
- Shahid Kapoor was entirely bald in the film Haider (2014) for a climatic sequence that took him four hours to execute due to the six-page monologue that was handed to him.