Shahid Kapur is one of the most charming and talented actors in Bollywood. Despite having a roller-coaster ride in terms of ups and downs in his film career, Shahid Kapur remains one of the most popular celebrities in the Indian film industry.
Initially recognized for his cute looks which perfectly fit the romantic roles he played, Shahid Kapur is now regarded as one of the best action and thriller movie stars in Bollywood. Although Shahid Kapur began his career as a background dancer for movies and appeared in TV ads and music videos he made his big-screen debut in 2003 in a romantic role.
Today, Shahid Kapur is regarded as not only one of the best-looking actors in the Indian film industry, but is widely praised for his intense action and comic roles too.
About Shahid Kapur
|Real Name||Shahid Khattar|
|Nickname ||Sasha, Shak, Dodo|
|Date of Birth||25th February 1981|
|Age (as in July 2018)||37 years|
|Place of Birth||Delhi|
|Education||Graduate from Mithibai College (Mumbai)|
|Height||5 ft 8"
(172 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
(USD 2 Million)
|Famous for||Ishq Vishk (2003), Fida (2005), Vivah (2007), Jab We Met (2008), Kaminey (2010), R.. Rajkumar, Haider (2014) and Udta Punjab (2017)|
|First Movie||Ishq Vishk (2003)|
|Net Worth||INR 210,00,00,000
(USD 30 Million)
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Food||Rajma-Rice, Roti-Dal, Curd Rice and home-cooked food|
|Favorite Actors||Pankaj Kapur and Tom Cruise|
|Favorite Actresses||Madhuri Dixit, Julia Roberts and Scarlett Johansson|
|Hobbies||Reading and dancing|
Shahid Kapur is one of the most handsome and talented actors in the Indian Hindi film industry. Initially, he was considered by directors mainly for romantic roles, which fit his cute chocolate-boy looks, Shahid Kapur soon transcended to action and thriller characters. Shahid Kapur has proven his worth as an actor with a number of huge hits as well as several awards and numerous accolades.
Shahid Kapur’s age is 37 years as Shahid Kapur was born on 25th of February, 1981, in Delhi. Shahid Kapur’s father is the veteran popular Bollywood and TV actor, Pankaj Kapur, while Shahid Kapur’s mother is another popular actress, Neelima Azeem. Shahid Kapur has a younger sister, Sanah Kapur, and Shahid Kapur has two brothers – Ruhaan Kapur and Ishaan Khattar (step-brother).
Being a good-looking youngster, initially Shahid Kapur was in a relationship with three different actresses consequently – Hrishita Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. However, Shahid Kapur’s wife is Mira Rajput, whom he married on the 7th of July 2015. Shahid Kapur and Mira Rajput have a lovely daughter, Misha Kapur, who was born in 2016.
Thanks to his immense talent as a versatile actor and his numerous box office hits, Shahid Kapur’s salary per film is around INR 15 crores (USD 2 Millions) which brings Shahid Kapur’s net worth to around INR 210 crores (USD 30 Millions).
In his spare time, Shahid Kapur’s hobbies include reading or dancing, as he is a trained dancer from the Shyamak Davar Dance Academy since he was 10 years old.
Talking about his success as an actor in Bollywood, Shahid Kapur has won several awards for his extensive variety of roles. The list of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards won by Shahid Kapur include the Star Debut of the Year – Male award for his first Bollywood movie, ‘Ishq Vishk’ (2003) and two Best Actor awarda for ‘Haider’ (2015) and again for ‘Udta Punjab’ (2017).
Shahid Kapur has also won the Filmfare Awards’ Best Male Debut award for ‘Ishq Vishk’ (2004), the Best Actor award for ‘Haider’ (2015) and the Best Actor (Critics) award for his role in ‘Udta Punjab’ (2017).
Shahid Kapur’s list of Stardust Awards’ include the Superstar of Tomorrow – Male award for his debut in ‘Ishq Vishk’ (2004), two Best Actor (Editor’s Choice) awards for ‘Jab We Met’ (2008) and again for ‘Kaminey’ (2010), apart from winning the Best Actor in a Drama award for his role in ‘Haider’ (2014).
Shahid Kapur is also the winner of several Screen Awards, including the Screen Awards’ Best Male Debut award for ‘Ishq Vishk’ (2004), the Best Actor award for ‘Kaminey’ (2010), the Best Actor award for ‘Haider’ (2015) as well as the LifeOK Hero Award (2015) and Nothing to Hide Award (2018).
Apart from these, Shahid Kapur also won the BIG Star Entertainment Awards’ Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – Male award and the Most Entertaining Film Actor – Male award for his impressive role in ‘Haider’ (2014). Shahid Kapur won the Star Guild Awards’ Best Actor award for ‘Haider’ (2015) and the Zee Cine Awards’ Best Male Debut award for ‘Ishq Vishk’ (2004).
Besides these main awards, Shahid Kapur is also the winner of several other honors and accolades.
Interesting Facts About Shahid Kapur
- Although Shahid Kapur used to smoke, he has quit the habit and he also does not drink alcohol.
- Shahid Kapur’s parents, Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem separated when he was only 3 years old.
- Shahid Kapur made his first appearance as a child artist in the famous 1990s Complan ad, along with actress Ayesha Takia.
- Shahid Kapur earlier worked as a background dancer, mainly seen in movies like ‘Taal’ and ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’.
- Before entering acting, Shahid Kapur worked as assistant to director, his father Pankaj Kapur, on the sets of the hit TV show – Mohandas BALLB.
- Since he was struggling before his debut Shahid Kapur could not buy the latest ‘Pioneer’ music system. Ironically, after his huge success the company appointed him as their brand ambassador.
- Shahid Kapur was first notice by Bollywood for his role in the Ayaan Khan music video ‘Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra’, in 1998.