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Shahid Kapoor

--- About Shahid Kapoor ---

Birth name: Shahid Kapoor

The meaning of name: Shahid - Martyr, Witness (Origin Arabic)

Also known as: Shahid Khattar

The meaning of name: Shahid - Martyr, Witness (Origin Arabic)

Date of Birth: 25 February 1981

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Father is Hindu, Mother is Muslim

Nicknames: Sasha, Shak... Bollywood heart-throb

Occupation: Actor, Dancer, Model

Zodiac sign: Pisces

Height: 5’7” (1.74 m) 

Marital status: Married

Spouse: Mira Rajput

Date of Mariage: 7 July 2015
Kids: 1 daughter Misha, born on August 26, 2016

Father: Pankaj Kapur (actor, story writer, screen writer, director)

Mother: Neelima Azim (actress, classical dancer)

Stepmother: Supriya Pathak

Half siblings: Sister Sanah Kapur and brothers Ishaan Khattar and Ruhaan Kapur

Maternal grandfather: Anwar Azeem (a noted Marxist journalist and author from Bihar)

Mother tongue: Hindi

Languages: Hindi, English

Past love relationships: Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra

Also was linked-up in media with: Nargis Fakhri, Bipasha Basu, Vidya Balan, Sania Mirza, Anushka Sharma
Best friends: Ankit Mohan, Sriram Azeem and Ahmed Khan

Friends from film industry: Ranbir Kapoor...

Education: Gyan Bharati (Delhi) and Rajhans Vidyalaya (Mumbai)

Activities: Dancing, playing cricket, bike riding, clicking photos, travelling

Sports: Cricket

Admires: Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar

Best memory from your school days: Best memories are attached to his school in Delhi. To standard 2
mostly. "We were a gang of four boys and we ruled. There was a new building coming up in the school
compound and we played with mud and pebbles in that construction area all day. Also Samir, one of
the guys in our gang, had a crush on this cute girl in class and the rest of us made sure no other boy
could sit next to her."

Painful memory from childhood: When he shifted to Mumbai and joined a new school. He was in Standard
5. "Everything I did was different from Mumbai students. Most times the complaints against me to my
teachers came from the rest of the class and I spent many interesting afternoons standing outside the

Most happiest moment in life: When he saw the ‘Ishq Vishk’ advertisement in the newspaper; he cried

Funny Moment: When they were shooting in South Africa for the ‘Chot Dil Pe Lagi’ video, he had to act
like a stud and when he turned around, a horse’s head was close to his butt. He got so scared that he
ran and jumped over a fence. 

Strength: His Mother

Weakness: His Father
Trademark: His lips

Bad habits: Coffe, Cigarettes and too much sweets

Likes: Collecting different types of watches; eating sweets

Dislikes: Gossips, Eating non-vegetarian food, mushrooms
Greatest fear: Loosing people he loves
First celebrity crush: Raveena Tandon in 'Tip tip Barsa Pani' and Kimi Katkar in 'Tarzan My Tarzan'
Sexiest Bollywood actress: Madhuri Dixit
Sexiest Hollywood actress: Scarlett Johansson
What turns him on in a woman: Eyes, lips, perfume
What turns him off in a woman: Arrogance and a bad smell

Fear: Of flying
A phrase he uses often: "What are you saying?"

Music Videos: Aryans - Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra, Kumar Sanu - Kehna to Hai 

Debut film: Ishq Vishk (2003)

Debut Award: Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for Ishq Vishk (2003)

Best movies in the career by now: Vivah (2006), Jab We Met (2007), Kaminey (2008)...

Childhood Dream: To be an actor

Body Measurements: Chest-43 inch, Waist-32 inch, Biceps-17 inch, Neck-11 inch 

Shahid Kapoor in his childhood

--- Favourites ---

Favourite subject in school: Science

Favourite food: Home cooked food, Rajma Chawal, Roti Dhal and Curd Rice

Favourite drink: Energy drinks 

Favourite sweet: All kind of sweets

Favourite holiday spot: Europe, Paris, Bali, Goa

Favourite actor: Pankaj Kapoor, Tom Cruise

Favourite actress: Julia Roberts

Favourite movie: Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
Favourite directors: Pankaj Kapur (his father), Shankar, Puri Jaganath, Sooraj Barjatya

Favourite music: Hindi music, Justin Timberlake"s new-age music

Favourite song: Kahin Na Laage Mann

Favourite male singer: A.R. Rahman

Favourite female singer: Shreya Ghoshal

Favourite colour: Blue... also likes black and white

Favourite color to see on women: Red

Favourite perfume/cologne: Paco Rabanne

Favourite book: The Great Gatsby

Favourite car: Mustang GT500, Chrysler Sedan, Volkswagen GTI

Favourite outfit: Jeans & T-Shirt, Stylish Suits

Favourite designer: Sabina Khan

Favourite female co-star: Sonakshi Sinha
Favourite Bollywood real-life couple: His parents
Favourite style icon: Sonam Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor with his parents

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> Shahid Kapoor is a vegetarian. He became a vegetarian after reading a book on life and its many
facets. He also influenced Kareena Kapoor turn to vegetarian, while they dated.

--> He is 'the chocolate boy of Bollywood' who is a trained dancer, under Shamak Dawar.

--> His parents divorced when he was 3.

--> He continued living with his mother and maternal grandparents in Press Enclave, Saket in Delhi.

--> He shares a good relationship with his father and stepmother Supriya Pathak.

--> His maternal grandfather was Anwar Azeem, a noted Marxist journalist and author from Bihar. His
great great grandfather was the film director, screenwriter, Urdu novelist and journalist Khwaja Ahmad
Abbas more popularly known as K. A. Abbas. K.A. Abbas in turn was the grandson of Hali, the chief
protégé of Urdu poet, Ghalib.

--> He started his career by working in music videos and advertisement.

--> Shahid Kapoor was only 18 when he got to work in a Pepsi commercial with Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol
and Rani Mukerji.

--> While filming Fida (2004), he began dating Kareena Kapoor and they separated during the filming
of Jab We Met (2007). It was Shahid's decision to break off.

--> After the break-up he had decided to keep his personal life away from media attention, despite
being repeatedly linked to various actresses, such as Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra and Nargis Fakhri.

--> According to him, they remained on good terms, with him saying, "I wish her all the happiness in
the world. I have great respect for her. She is a wonderful girl."

--> He took up smoking during Milenge Milenge and has not been able to quit.

--> He starred in a music video for the band Aryans.

--> Kapoor uses the last name Khattar, his stepfather's Rajesh Khattar's surname, on his passport.

--> Sometimes talks in his sleep.

--> Shahid is the only actor to fly F-16.

--> Shahid loves collecting different types of watches and is wearing a watch on his right hand.
--> When he is a in a good mood, he likes to listen pop or hip hop, and when he feels tired, likes to
listeb jazz and a world music. 

--> Shahid is looking himself often in the mirror and is possessive about his hair. He doesn't like people
to touch his hair. 

--> Likes watching Hollywood movies on the laptop in his free time.
--> He used to play cricket for 8 hours and broke almost every windows of area in Delhi teenage.
--> Likes fast cars.

--> Shahid is very spiritual.

Shahid Kapoor with his mom 

--- Personal Quotes ---

"I have no idea when I will get married. Industry, non industry… God knows! When I fall head over
heels in love with a girl, I will tie her to my side and never let her go. Whoever she might be wherever
she might be, I don’t care. As far as there’s truth and there’s trust."
"I was a very naughty child. I was an average to above average student. I was neither a brat nor a
teacher's pet. I was a bit of both. My two friends and I were called the pillars of the class because we
were always standing in the class as punishment."

"There was a girl in my school when I was in Standard 8 whom I had a crush on and I used to go to
tuition class only because she went there but she was also keen on another guy and dhokha happened!"

"What defines you as a person is not the life you were born in to, but what you made of it."

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. You cannot find peace by avoiding life."

"Life is full of surprises, Never say Never."

"One of the most important things I've learned about acting is that you can't separate how you live your
life and how you practice your art."

"The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it and become blind
to the arguments against it. Sometimes love blinds us, other times it let us see."

"Thinkin is easy, acting is difficult and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the

"Acting like someone you're not is exactly what it takes to relaize you're capable of more then you ever

"The Day We Let Our Convictions Define Our Life Rather Than Our Insecurities, Our True Journey

"The world is really such a complicated place, where nothing is simple anymore, or we create the
complications ourselves."

"There Are Only Two Ways To Understand Women And No One Knows Them."

"I wont recommend that guys try to maintain a six-pack or a eight-pack all through the year... because
it is tough, believe me."

"I think one has to be optimistic. One has to believe in love. In its true form, I think that love is eternal
and always should be like that. There are other factors which come in the middle sometimes. But love
in its pure form is definitely eternal."

"I think I should date a normal girl. I am tired of dating heroines. While I believe in marriage as an
institution, I am also petrified of it."

"Every actor has hits and flops but the most important thing for the actor is 'whether the audiences want
to watch you (on-screen), they like you? If the audiences like or reject your films, you can change, you
can improve your choices but if the audiences don't want to see you, then that's a big problem."

"I was like any other struggler, I remember standing under a poster and thinking if I will ever be able
to make it big... even though I have had parents from here, I have never had it easy. I was just like
any struggler. Though I know I have made some mistakes in my life, I had no one to guide me. But I
am going to tell my younger brother or my kids if they want to join films, what the things they should
or shouldn't be doing."

"Films come and go, but what matters is the people around you. It is so necessary to have some good
people around you who can keep you going, who give you the right advice and who generally are your
well-wishers. I have learnt over the years that people and relationships are important."

"The fact is that I have never been single in my 20s. Even from my college days I have always had a
steady girlfriend and I have always been a boyfriend. Now I realise that the 20s is the time when you
need a lot of space to evolve as a person and here I was more thinking of 'we', then 'I'. It took me
all these years to realise thart I need to be alone to recognise myself and help myself grow in some
ways. Now in my 30s I am leading the life that I missed in my 20s."

"I am in a good place now, proffesionally and pesonally. I am not under any burden or living up to
someone's expectations. I am living for myself. I have been living on my own since my 20s so now I
have got so used to my independence that I am actually enjoying that. It has always been handling
things and falling back on myself."

"You should always do the films for your audience and you should always have a relationship with your

"I still remember when I used to stand beneath the hoardings and think 'whether I will have such huge
posters or not..."

"I feel when the time is right almost every decision you make seems right. And my time is not right and
all my decisions don't seem to go right. Because the time when you sign a film and till the time the film
gets made it is a long journey. Once I have taken a decision I have always stood by it... regardless of
the final outcome."

"I think I should not change myself according to my films irrespective of how they fare. I must stay true
to myself. I am a creative person and my job is to act."

"As an actor you have to make an effort to build equation with the people you work with. It is not a forced
effort. But you need to take certain steps to make the team invest in you and you invest in them."

Shahid Kapoor with his family

--- Connect With Shahid ---

Home address: Lokhandwala, Andheri, Mumbai

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Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Wedding Day


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