Shahid Kapoor was born on 25th February 1981, is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. Initially, he was recognized for portraying romantic roles, he has since taken on parts in action and thrillers films, and he is also the recipient of several awards, including three Film fare Awards.
Shahid Kapoor The son of actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem, He was born in New Delhi. His parents get separated when he was three, and he continued his living with his mother. They moved on to Mumbai when he was ten years old, where he joined Shiamak Davar’s dance academy. In the 1990s, Kapoor appeared as a background dancer in a few films and was later featured in music videos and television commercials. He made his film debut in 2003 with a leading role in the romantic and comedy movie Ishq Vishk, a movie hit for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He followed it with his performance in several commercial failures before starring in Sooraj Barjatya’s top-grossing family drama movie Vivah (2006).
Kapoor won nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for portraying a troubled businessman role in Imtiaz Ali’s romantic comedy movie Jab We Met in 2007 and twin brothers in Vishal Bhardwaj’s thriller movie Kaminey in 2009. After seen in another series of unsuccessful films, he started his role in the action film R. Rajkumar movie in 2013. He received critical acclaim for portraying his role in the Hamlet character in Bhardwaj’s tragedy Haider movie in 2014 and a drug-abusing singer in the crime drama movie Udta Punjab (2016). For the former, he earned a Filmfare Award for Best Actor, and for the latter, he made a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. Kapoor’s highest-grossing movie releases up with the period drama movie Padmaavat in 2018 and the romantic drama movie Kabir Singh in 2019.
In addition to acting Kapoor also supports charities, hosts award ceremonies, and he has featured as a talent judge on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded in 2015. He is married to Mira Rajput, the homemaker with whom he has two children.
Career and Background
Kapoor was also noticed in the Aryans’ music video “Aankhon Mein” that producer Ramesh Taurani wanted to cast him in a film. However, after meeting with him, Taurani thought that Kapoor, who was 20 years old at the time is too young and underweight to become an actor and told him to wait for a few years. Kapoor meanwhile, turned down into a lead role in N. Chandra’s sex comedy Style in the hope of working with Taurani. After a few days, Taurani found a suitable project for Kapoor in the teenage romance Ishq Vishk film in 2003, which Ken Ghosh was directing for his company. Kapoor, who was trained extensively for a bulkier physical build, was eventually get hired. Before the beginning of his work on the film, he acted in workshops with Naseeruddin Shah and Satyadev Dubey.
Ishq Vishk film tells the story about Rajiv Mathur role played by Kapoor, who was a high-school student and was engaged in a romantic affair with two of his classmates, contrasting personalities was played by Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala. Kapoor gets attracted to the idea of playing an unlikeable lead role since it was a departure from the traditional portrayal of teenage heroes in Indian films. The critic Ziya Us Salam Writing for The Hindu did not find Shahid Kapoor to be a “hero material” she also adds that “boyhood seems to have overstayed on his face and he is not necessarily that bad in the acting department. The film, however, proved to be a sleeper hit at the box office, and Kapoor won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
Later on, Kapoor reunited with Ghosh in a film that he considered to be drastically different from Ishq Vishk film. The thriller movie Fida (2004) featured by him as a love-struck student who gets manipulated by a woman (Kareena Kapoor) and her lover (Fardeen Khan) to rob a bank. Rama Sharma of The Tribune wrote that Kapoor “shines in his role, Despite criticizing the film. Been an impulsive, emotional, and innocent guy, who is sucked into crime because of these very qualities, he manages to evoke his sympathies. Later on that year, Kapoor appeared in the romantic comedy film Dil Maange More in which he was paired with three women: Soha Ali Khan, Tulip Joshi, and Ayesha Takia. Both his 2004 film releases were commercially unsuccessful.
Poorly received series was continued in 2005 when all three of Kapoor’s films failed at the box office. Shahid Kapoor’s first two releases that year were the comedies film Deewane Huye Paagal and Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! both of which were primarily criticize. The former was copied the role from the Hollywood film. There’s Something About Mary in which Kapoor played one of the Rimi Sen’s love interests. Shahid Kapoor’s role was final for a righteous teenager that was drawn towards a life satisfying by John Matthew Matthan’s drama Shikhar co-starring Ajay Devgan, Bipasha Basu, and Amrita Rao. Kapoor was found to the critic Sukanya Verma to be miscast as a village boy in the film.
Shahid Kapoor was born in New Delhi on 25th February 1981 to actor Pankaj Kapur and actor, dancer Neelima Azeem. His parents get divorced when he was three years old. After that, his father shifted to Mumbai (and married the actress Supriya Pathak), and Kapoor continued living in Delhi with his mother. His grandparents were journalists of the Russian magazine Sputnik, and Kapoor was particularly attached to his grandfather. “He would walk me to school every single day. He used to talk about his father with his grandfather, and he shared a great relationship with him; he read out his letters to me. His father was then a struggling actor in Mumbai would visit to Kapoor only once a year on his birthday. When Kapoor was 10, his mother was working as a dancer; after that, she moved to Mumbai to work as an actor.
In Mumbai, his mother went on to marry the actor Rajesh Khattar. Kapoor uses the last name Khattar on his passport. Kapoor continued living with his mother and Khattar until they separated in 2001. He has a maternal half-brother, Ishaan, from his mother and Khattar. From his father, he has two paternal half-siblings, Sanah and Ruhaan. Kapoor completed his studies at Gyan Bharati School in Delhi and Rajhans Vidyalaya in Mumbai. He later did his graduation from Mumbai’s Mithibai College for three years.
As a student, Kapoor appeared as a background dancer in the films Dil Toh Pagal Hai in 1997 and Taal in 1999, in which Davar was a choreographer. During a stage show at the institute, Kapoor performed in the songs “Vogue” and “GoldenEye” to get a positive response from the audience. He described his experience as the first time that he “felt like a superstar.” During this time, Kapoor goes with a friend to an audition for a Pepsi commercial featuring the stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukerji, but gets hurt with the part himself. Kapoor also did a job of an assistant director to his father on the 1998 television series Mohandas B.A.L.L.B.
Kapoor next played the role with director Vishal Bhardwaj to film Haider in 2014, which was an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet during the Kashmir conflict of 1995, in which he played the titular role with Tabu and Shraddha Kapoor. It was the toughest of his career, as Kapoor described the film, and waived his fees to star in it. For this role, Kapoor shaved his head and learned to speak in Kashmiri. The movie Haider gets controversial among Indian nationalists for its portrayal of the conflict in Kashmir. Sanjukta Sharma of Mint found that the film is an “immensely effective re-imagination of Shakespeare” and incredibly honored Kapoor for playing his part with “impressive zest and inventiveness.” Writing for Hindustan Times, Anupama Chopra wrote that Kapoor seemed uncomfortable while performing his role in the complex central, but also added that he “slowly comes to inhabit Haider. For this role, Kapoor won several awards, including the Screen Award, Producers Guild Film Award, and Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
In his third collaboration with Vishal Bharadwaj, an epic romance story during World War II entitled Rangoon (2017), Kapoor played the role of a taciturn soldier who develops a romance with Kangana Ranaut, a film actress played. Filming was spoil by a reported feud between Ranaut and Kapoor; both stars publicly commented against each other. The film received mixed reviews. Rajeev Masand termed the film “overlong, indulgent to the point of exhaustion”, but supported Kapoor for playing his part with “remarkable maturity”. In addition, Uday Bhatia of Mint was appreciated with the love chemistry between Ranaut and Kapoor played in the film. But this film failed to recoup its ₹610 million investment.