Shahid Kapoor is the son of actors, Neelima Azeem and Pankaj Kapur, who separated when Shahid was just three years old. His father then married the actress Supriya Pathak. He has a sister Sana and a brother Ruhan as well as a step-brother named Ishaan.
Shahid Kapoor joined Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts (SDIPA) to learn dance. He appeared as a background dancer in film Taal. The cute faced guy, then went on to do few ads like Pepsi and Clinic Plus. He also starred in a music video Aankhon Me Tera Hi Chehra by the Aryans.
In 2003, Kapoor made his acting debut as a happy-go-lucky college student in Ken Ghosh’s love-story, Ishq Vishq opposite Amrita Rao. The film was declared hit at the box-office. The following year, Kapoor reunited with director Ken Ghosh again in the thriller Fida, where he co-starred alongside Fardeen Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
The turning point in the life of Shahid Kapoor came with the movie, Vivah, this movie was not only appreciated but highly loved by the audiences across the Globe. Then, the superstar never looked back and went on to give hits like Jab We met, Kaminey, Mausam, Haider and Udta Punjab.
In 2016, Shahid essayed the role of a drug-abusing rock star in crime drama Udta Punjab. This film was well received by audience and Shahid’s performance too was acclaimed by most of his critics. His upcoming films are Rangoon, Rana Rawal Ratan Singh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, co-starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.
The born dancer, is quite a socially active person and loves to help people and raise funds for the people in need. His smile and humour are loved by his fans around the world.
He married Meera Rajput in 2015 and the couple is blessed with a daughter in 2016.