Shahid Kapoor is a popular Bollywood actor. He was born on 25 February 1981 in Delhi. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He attended Gyan Bharti School, Delhi, and Rajhans School, Mumbai. He earned a bachelor's degree from Mithibai College, Mumbai. 

His father, Pankaj Kapoor is a veteran Bollywood actor. Neelima Azeem is his biological mother and Supriya Pathak is his stepmother. He has two brothers, Ishan Khatter and Ruhaan Kapoor, and a sister, Sana Kapoor. 

Shahid is married to Mira Rajput. They have two children, a daughter, Misha Kapoor, and a son, Zain Kapoor.

Shahid’s favourites

Shahid Kapoor likes to eat rajma chawal. 

His admires the actors Shah Rukh Khan, Amir Khan, Pankaj Kapoor, Tom Cruise, Madhuri Dixit, Scarlett Johansson and Julia Roberts.

His favourite film is ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983).

His favourite song from his film is ‘Shaam Shandaar’ from 2015 film ‘Shandaar’.

He likes the colours white and red.

His favourite sports/games are chess and cricket. 

Shahid often wears the perfume ‘Paco Rabanne’.

Sabina Khan is his favourite fashion designer. 

Shahid frequently travels to Goa and Paris. 

Shahid Kapoor has a love for cars. He owns Porche GTS, Mercedes Benz GL Class, Jaguar XKR-S, and Range Rover Vogue cars. He also owns Harley Davidson Fat Boy and Yamaha MT-01 bikes. 

Shahid earns around Rs 14-15 crore for one film. 

Interesting facts about Shahid

Shahid Kapoor’s parents Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem got divorced when he was only three years old. 

His favourite subject in school was science. 

He learned dance from ‘Shiamak Davar Academy’ and worked as a background dancer in films like ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ and ‘Taal’.   

Before making a debut as an actor, Shahid worked as an assistant director in the TV serial ‘Mohandas BA LLB’.

Playing small roles

In 1998, he appeared in Aryan Band's music video ‘Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra’ and gained immense popularity for his performance. 

At the age of 18, he worked in a Pepsi advertisement with Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee.

After reading the book ‘Life is Fair’ by Brian Hines, Shahid became a vegetarian.

Shahid’s debut

In 2003, he made his debut with the film ‘Ishq Vishq’.

During his struggling days in the entertainment industry, he wanted to buy a Pioneer music system, but he did not have enough money to afford it. Once, he became a rising star of the Bollywood film industry, the same company hired him as their brand ambassador.

Shahid’s filmography

Shahid has given multiple blockbuster hits in his career. 

In 2014, his movie ‘Haider’ was released. It is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play ‘Hamlet’. His co-actors were Shraddha Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Kay Kay Menon. The film was praised by the critics.

Some of his popular movies are, Vaah Life Ho To Aisi (2005), Deewane Huye Paagal (2005), Chup Chup Ke (2006), Jab We Met (2007), Vivah (2006), Kismat Konnection (2008), Teri Meri Kahaani (2012), Dil Bole Hadippa (2009), Arjun Reddy (2017), Udta Punjab (2016), and Padmaavat (2018).

In 2019, Shahid Kapoor’s movie ‘Kabir Singh’ created a buzz for portraying a male chauvinist character. 

Shahid’s marriage

On 7 July 2015, Shahid Kapoor married Mira Rajput in Gurgaon. 

His wife Mira Rajput is 14 years younger than him.

Shahid’s latest projects

In 2023, Shahid Kapoor made his debut on the OTT platform with the series ‘Farzi’. The show was well liked by the audience. 

Shahid was last seen in the movie ‘Bloody Daddy’. It is an adaptation of a French film ‘Sleepless Night’. The film released on 9 June 2023. 

The second instalment of the romantic drama ‘Jab We Met’ will be made soon. Rumours are that the original cast i.e. Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor will not star in the film.