Shahid Kapoor

Posted by The Open Page | 25th February 2018

Shahid Kapoor, also known as Shahid Khattar, is an upcoming Bollywood actor and model. Initially recognized for portraying romantic roles, Kapoor has since taken on parts in action films and thrillers. Shahid Kapoor, age 36 years, was born on 25th February, 1981, in Mumbai, India. He is the son of actor, Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem, who is a classical dancer and actress.
After his parents divorced when he was three, he lived with his mother. They moved to Mumbai when he was 10. He has two brothers, Ishaan Khattar and Ruhaan Kapoor and one sister, Sarah Kapoor. His grandparents were journalists for the Russian magazine Sputnik, and Kapoor was particularly fond of his grandfather: "He would walk me to school every single day. He would talk to me about dad, with whom he shared a great relationship, and read out his letters to me.” His father, who was then a struggling actor in Mumbai, would visit Kapoor only once a year on his birthday. When Kapoor was 10, his mother, who was working as a dancer, moved to Mumbai to work as an actress.
Kapoor was educated at the Gyan Bharati School in Delhi and Rajhans Vidyalaya in Mumbai. He later attended Mumbai's Mithibai College for three years. Kapoor was interested in dance from an early age, and at the age of 15, he joined Shiamak Davar's Institute of Performing Arts  (SDIPA).  Shahid’s first screen appearance was in a commercial for a health drink when he was 11 years old. He later featured in music videos and television commercials for products like Kit Kat, Onida, Ala Bleach, Fuji Film and Clinic All Clear. As a student there, Kapoor appeared as a background dancer in the films Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and Taal (1999), in which Davar served as choreographer. Kapoor also took on the job of an assistant director to his father on the 1998 television series Mohandas B.A.L.L.B.
Having noticed Kapoor in the Aryans' music video "Aankhon Mein", the producer Ramesh Taurani was keen to cast him in a film. However, upon meeting him, Taurani thought Kapoor, who was 20 years old at the time, to be too young and underweight to become an actor, and encouraged him to wait for a few years. He made his film debut in 2003 with a leading role in the romantic comedy Ishq Vishk, a super hit for which he won a Film fare Award for Best Male Debut. He followed it with roles in several commercial failures before starring in Sooraj Barjatya's top-grossing family drama Vivah(2006). Kapoor found no success in his first release of 2007—the ensemble comedy Fool & Final. However, his second release that year, the Imtiaz Ali-directed romantic comedy Jab We Met proved to be one of the top-grossing films of the year.
Shahid Kapoor met Mira through a religious group. The couple married at a private ceremony in Gurgaon on 7 July 2015, and Rajput gave birth to their daughter, Misha, on 26 August 2016.  He also supports charitable organizations for various causes. In 2010, he lent his support to the NGO Swayamsiddh, which helps children with special needs. The following year, he adopted three villages in support of NDTV's Greenathon, an initiative to support environmental consciousness and improve electricity supplies to rural areas.
Filmfare Award (2004) ,  Shahid won his first award under Best Male Debut category for ‘Ishq Vishk’. IIFA Award (2008) , He received the Best Actor award for ‘Jab We Met’. Rajiv Gandhi Award (2009) ,  Shahid was honored with this prestigious award for his remarkable work in ‘Kaminey’. Filmfare Best Actor Award (2015) , For ‘Haider’, Shahid won the Best Actor award.
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