Shahid Kapoor is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films .He has taken on parts in romantic and action films, and is the recipient of several awards.
|25 February 1981 (New Delhi, India)
|5′ 8″ in (173 cm)
Shahid Kapoor was born on 25 February 1981 in New Delhi.
The son of actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem, Kapoor trained as a dancer at Shiamak Davar’s academy. He appeared as a background dancer in a few films of the 1990’s.
He made his film debut in 2003 with a leading role in the romantic comedy “Ishq Vishk”. Shahid earned praise for playing a troubled businessman in Imtiaz Ali’s romantic comedy “Jab We Met” (2007) and twin brothers in Vishal Bhardwaj’s action film “Kaminey” (2009). Shahid’s highest-grossing releases came with the period drama “Padmaavat” (2018) and the romantic drama “Kabir Singh” (2019).
Shahid was born to actor Pankaj Kapur and actor-dancer Neelima Azeem. His parents divorced when he was three years old; his father shifted to Mumbai (and married the actress Supriya Pathak) and Shahid continued living in Delhi with his mother and maternal grandparents.
When Shahid was 10, his mother, who was working as a dancer, moved to Mumbai to work as an actress.In Mumbai, Azeem went on to marry the actor Rajesh Khattar. He has a maternal half-brother, Ishaan, from his mother’s marriage to Khattar. From his father’s marriage to Pathak, he has two paternal half-siblings, Sanah and Ruhaan.
Shahid was educated at the Gyan Bharati School in Delhi and Rajhans Vidyalaya in Mumbai. He later attended Mumbai’s Mithibai College for three years.
Relationships and affair
Shahid’s personal life is the subject of fervent tabloid reporting in India.
During the filming of Fida in 2004, he began dating Kareena Kapoor and they both publicly spoke of the relationship.Since their split, Shahid decided to keep his personal life away from media attention.
Shahid was also in the news for dating Priyanka Chopra, most notably for appearing in shorts during an income tax raid at her house.Yet again, it was rumoured that their breakup stemmed from Priyanka’s refusal to fit into a mould created by Shahid.
He was briefly linked to Vidya Balan right after this breakup, whom he met on the sets of Kismet Konnection.
He is now married to Mira Rajput, with whom he has two children.
Shahid was interested in dance from an early age, and at the age of 15, he joined Shiamak Davar’s dance institute. During a stage show at the institute, Shahid performed in the songs “Vogue” and “GoldenEye” to a positive response from the audience. He later became an instructor at the institute.
During this time, Shahid accompanied a friend to an audition for a Pepsi commercial featuring the stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji, but wound up with the part himself. He appeared in television commercials for the brands Kit Kat and Close-Up, among others, and featured in music videos for several performers, including the band Aryans and the singer Kumar Sanu. Shahid also took on the job of an assistant director to his father on the 1998 television series Mohandas B.A.L.L.B.
Shahid Kapoor started his acting career with the film “Ishq Vishk”. The film, proved to be a sleeper hit at the box office and won Kapoor the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Following his debut, Shahid reunited with Ghosh in a thriller film Fida. Later that year, Shahid appeared in the romantic comedy Dil Maange More.
His first two releases the year 2005 were the comedies “Deewane Huye Paagal” and “Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!” both of which were largely panned.The former was plagiarized from the Hollywood film There’s Something About Mary.
In 2006, Shahid played opposite Kareena Kapoor in two films—the thriller “36 China Town” and the comedy “Chup Chup Ke”. Greater success came to Shahid later that year when he starred alongside Amrita Rao in romantic drama “Vivah”, the film proved to be Shahid’s highest-grossing film to that point.
Jab We Met, Kaminey, and commercial fluctuations
Shahid 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.
After featuring opposite Vidya Balan in the romantic comedy “Kismat Konnection” (2008), Shahid played twin brothers, one with a lisp and the other with a stutter, in Vishal Bhardwaj’s critically acclaimed action film Kaminey (2009). Kaminey earned over ₹700 million worldwide.
Shahid’s final release of 2009 was as a cricketer in Dil Bole Hadippa!, a romantic comedy co-starring Rani Mukerji. It was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, but was a financial failure.
In 2010, Shahid re-teamed with Ken Ghosh in Chance Pe Dance and he starred in Yash Raj Films’ Badmaash Company, a comedy-drama.
Shahid next appeared in his father’s directorial Mausam in 2011.The following year, Kapoor took on another romantic role in Kunal Kohli’s Teri Meri Kahaani, co-starring Priyanka Chopra.
In 2013 Shahid starred in the comedy Phata Poster Nikhla Hero from director Rajkumar Santoshi. Later that year, when he starred in Prabhu Deva’s action film R… Rajkumar; despite a negative critical reception, the film earned over ₹995 million worldwide.Shahid suffered from burn injuries on his back and hands while filming a stunt sequence in R… Rajkumar.
Shahid next reunited with director Vishal Bhardwaj to film Haider (2014), an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet set during the Kashmir conflict of 1995.
After completing the duties of a talent judge on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded, Kapoor appeared opposite Alia Bhatt in Vikas Bahl’s Shaandaar.
Shahid next took on the role of a drug abusing rock star in Udta Punjab.In his third collaboration with Vishal Bharadwaj, an epic romance set during World War II entitled Rangoon (2017). The film received mixed reviews.
Shahid next played Rawal Ratan Singh, a 14th-century Rajput ruler, in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmaavat (2018).Padmaavat had a production budget of ₹2 billion, making it the most expensive Hindi film ever made. It ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time and is the biggest success of Shahid’s career.
Later that year, he starred in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, a social problem film.
In 2019, Shahid starred in Kabir Singh, a remake of the Telugu romantic drama Arjun Reddy. It earned over ₹3.7 billion worldwide to emerge as the second highest-grossing Hindi film of the year and Kapoor’s biggest commercial success in which he played the sole male lead.
After a three-year absence from the screen, Shahid starred in the sports drama Jersey (2022), a remake of the Telugu film of the same name. It did not perform well at the box office.
Shahid was first offered a starring role in Farzi, a crime drama film in 2014. By the end of the decade, it was expanded into a streaming series and was released on Amazon Prime Video in 2023.
Shahid will next star in Ali Abbas Zafar’s action film Bloody Daddy, a remake of the French film Sleepless Night (2011), and in an as-yet untitled romantic comedy opposite Kriti Sanon.
Udta Punjab Controversy
Udta Punjab generated controversy when the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) demanded extensive censorship before its theatrical release, citing that the portrayal of Punjab in it was negative. After the producers filed a lawsuit against the board, the Bombay High Court cleared it for exhibition with a single scene cut, in which Shahid’s character is shown urinating on people.
Amid violent protests by right-wing Hindu groups, who speculated that the film distorted historical facts, it was cleared for release by the CBFC after several modifications were made. Ankur Pathak of HuffPost was disappointed in the film’s adherence to regressive patriarchal mores and criticized Shahid for being “a bit too stiff and robotic”.
The film Ishq Vishk, proved to be a sleeper hit at the box office and won Shahid the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
For his performance in Jab We Met,Shahid received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Rediff.com listed Shahid’s performance as the best by a Bollywood actor in 2009 and he received a second Best Actor nomination at Filmfare.
Shahid won several awards for the role in Haider, including the Screen Award, Producers Guild Film Award and Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Shahid won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (shared with Manoj Bajpayee for Aligarh) and received a Best Actor nomination at the same ceremony.
He received another Best Actor nomination at Filmfare for Kabir Singh.
Shahid Kapoor Net Worth
Shahid Kapoor Tiwari has a Net Worth of $36 Million (Rs. 258 crores).It has also been observed that the net worth of Shahid Kapoor has taken a hike of 70% in the past few years. The major part of his earnings comes from brand endorsement, movies, and also personal investments.
|$ 36 M
|Net Worth In Indian Rupees
|258 crores INR
|Monthly Income And Salary
|2 crores +
|24 crores +
Social Media of Shahid Kapoor
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What is the Net worth of Shahid Kapoor ?
Ans. Shahid Kapoor is an Indian actor and model who has a Net Worth is $ 36 Million (Rs. 258 crores).
2. How tall is Shahid Kapoor?
Ans. Shahid Kapoor is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
3. How old is Shahid Kapoor ?
Ans. Shahid Kapoor is 42 years old.
4. What is the age gap between Mira and Shahid?
Ans. Mira was 21 and Shahid was 34 when they tied the knot in 2015, having an age difference of 13 years
5. How many kids does Shahid have?
Ans. The actor is married to Mira Rajput and they have two children — daughter Misha and a son Zain.
6. Home town of Shahid Kapoor?
Ans. Shahid Kapoor was born in New Delhi.