Meet Shahid Kapoor Family
Father: Pankaj Kapur
Mother: Neelima Azeem
Step-Father: Ustaad Raza Ali Khan
Ex-Step-Father: Rajesh Khattar
Step-Mother: Supriya Pathak
Half-Brother: Ishaan Khattar
Half-Brother: Ruhan Kapur
Half-Sister: Sana Kapur
Ex-Girlfriend: Kareena Kapoor
Ex-Girlfriend: Priyanka Chopra
Ex-Girlfriend: Sonakshi Sinha
Pankaj Kapur – Father
Shahid Kapoor’s father is veteran actor, Pankaj Kapur. Shahid Kapoor’s parents separated when he was a young three year old. Pankaj Kapur was in the famous NSD during those days. After the divorce Shahid stayed on with his mother and his maternal grandparents, in New Delhi. Shahid recalled in an interview that his father was hardly able to visit him; he would be there on Shahid’s birthday, since they weren’t able to afford travelling whenever they wanted. Shahid revealed that he would start crying when it was time for his father to leave and insist that he never go back, which made very painful for Pankaj too, to leave his small son.
According to Shahid Kapoor, he is most attached to his father and his half-brother, Ishaan. He feels that he and his father are the most alike and that he shares a great connection with him. Shahid finds that his father is one of the simplest men, at heart, that he knows of; an uncomplicated man who, despite being emotional, doesn’t openly reveal his feelings. He says that his father doesn’t like it that Shahid doesn’t call him each day and also that he is always on the phone when the two share a meal! Shahid remains in awe of his father’s dedication to work and credits him for his becoming more professional in his approach towards work. Pankaj Kapoor has never hand held Shahid for he believes that everyone has to make their own decisions and learn from it.
Neelima Azeem – Mother
Shahid Kapoor’s mother is kathak dancer and actress, Neelima Azeem. After his parents got divorced, Shahid remained with his mother and his maternal grandparents at the Press Enclave, in New Delhi. Neelima Azeem was a student of Birju Maharj and a professional Kathak dancer. Both his grandparents were journalists who worked for the then USSR magazine publication, ‘Sputnik’ where they translated Urdu into Russian.He fondly remembers how his grandfather took on the role of his protector and would daily walk with him to school and spend all his time with him.
When Shahid was ten, his mother moved with him to Mumbai to pursue her acting dreams. Shahid says that this early nomadic and unprotected life made him tough and independent.. He loves his mother and says that his mother is unbiased regarding him and likes everything about him. He stayed with his mother till he turned twenty three years old, after which he left to stay independently.
Sometime in 2008-2009, there were rumours that there had been a major fallout between Neelima and Shahid, but then reports came out that they had apparently reconciled. They were seen as a family recently, during Shahid’s half-brother’s dance performance, but eyebrows were raised again when Shahid wasn’t spotted at his mother’s comeback kathak dance performance.
Ustaad Raza Ali Khan – Step-Father
Shahid Kapoor’s mother, Neelima Azeem found love in an old friend and married her third husband, composer and musician, Ustaad Raza Ali Khan. It was a third marriage for both. There was some controversy regarding his marriage to Neelima when his second wife accused him of bigamy. In 2011, despite denials, there were persistent rumours that Neelima’s third marriage was also under strain, when her husband, Ustaad Raza Ali Khan moved back to Kolkata for his career opportunities.
Supriya Pathak – Step-Mother
Shahid Kapoor’s father, Pankaj Kapur got remarried in 1989 to actress Supriya Pathak. It is to Pankaj and Neelima’s credit that Shahid shares cordial relations with his step-mother, Supriya Pathak. Shahid even supported and wanted his step-mother’s contribution acknowledged for the film Mausam, and wanted her to be credited as assistant director.
Rajesh Khattar – Ex-Step-Father
Shahid Kapoor’s mother, Neelima Azeem too, got remarried to TV actor Rajesh Khattar. According to reports, Shahid and Rajesh were very close and Shahid continues to carry his step-father’s surname of ‘Khattar’ in his passport. Unfortunately, Neelima’s second marital attempt was also a failure and she and Rajesh were divorced by 2001, when Shahid was nine years old. It must have been a tragic time for the young Shahid; losing the third adult male influence in his short life, that is, his father, grandfather and now step-father. While Rajesh is reluctant to talk about Shahid admitting only that they share a bond of love and affection, Shahid on his part has also, never acknowledged his step-father in public. Recently, Rajesh Khattar spoke about his wish that Shahid enter a new phase in life and settle down with a partner, which would bring changes to Shahid’s personality.
Ishaan Khattar – Half-Brother
Shahid Kapoor is very close to and protective of his half-brother, Ishaan Khattar, son of Neelima and Rajesh Khattar. Shahid was a fifteen year old teenager when Ishaan was born. Shahid is very supportive of Ishaan and makes sure that he is present for his important days. Ishaan too, in his part seems to be following his elder brother’s footsteps; he was a child actor and is learning dance from Shiamak Davar. The next obvious step for this attractive collegiate is films, again just like his brother.
Ruhan and Sana Kapur – Half-Brother and Half-Sister
Shahid Kapoor has two other half-siblings who are Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak’s children; half-brother,Ruhan and half-sister, Sana. From all accounts Shahid shares an affectionate relationship with them too. Shahid has often been seen getting photographed with them, with a casual arm around their shoulders. Both Ruhan and Sana are getting groomed to enter the Bollywood film industry.
Kareena Kapoor – Ex-Girlfriend
Shahid Kapoor seems to have built quite the Casanova image and has been linked with practically all his female co-stars, beginning from Amrita Rao to Sonakshi Sinha. But, the only romantic relationship he acknowledged in public was the high profile romance with actress Kareena Kapoor. The romance began while they were shooting for the film Fida, in 2004. They were seen together, as a couple at all public events and were even the target of an infamous MMS scandal, but by 2007, they were no longer together. Their break up was fodder for tabloids and lots of theories were spun to explain their split; some of which included the entry of Saif Ali Khan into Kareena’s life and Shahid’s alleged infidelity. The couple have till today, never commented on their past relationship or their split up. Shahid has said in an interview, that they remain on good terms and that he wishes her happiness.
Priyanka Chopra – Ex-Girlfriend
After the media circus which had surrounded Shahid and Kareena, Shahid decided to go low profile with his subsequent relationships. He claims that he is single and didn’t even admit to his on-off relationship with neighbour actress, Priyanka Chopra even when newspapers revealed that he had been spotted in Priyanka’s house in the early wee hours.
Sonakshi Sinha – Ex-Girlfriend
These days, it is time for Sonakshi Sinha to be linked romantically to Shahid Kapoor. People have commented on their chemistry and closeness, but the couple is not saying anything other than that they are ‘good friends.’