Shahid Kapoor And His Mean Machine

Shahid Kapoor And His Mean Machine

Shahid Kapoor was born on the 25th of February, 1981, in Delhi. His father is the acclaimed actor-director Pankaj Kapoor and mother is actress and classical dancer, Neelima Azeem. He was just three years old when his parents divorced and he had to move to stay with his mother and maternal grandparents, in Junagadh in Uttar Pradesh.

Air Warrior Shahid Kapoor

Air Warrior Shahid Kapoor

 

 Shahid Kapoor With A Charming Smile

 Shahid Kapoor With A Charming Smile

 Shahid Kapoor Gets Grooving

 Shahid Kapoor Gets Grooving

 Shahid Kapoor Gets The Boyish Charm On

 Shahid Kapoor Gets The Boyish Charm On

Shahid’s parents went on to marry again, after a few years and start new families. He is reportedly, very close to his half-brother Ishaan Khattar who is Neelima’s son. Ishaan has shared screen space with him in the 2005 film Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi.  He shares a cordial relationship with his father’s second family including actress Supriya Pathak who is his step mother.

 Shahid Kapoor’s Chiselled Face

Shahid Kapoor's Chiselled Face

Shahid Kapoor Gets The Attention

Shahid Kapoor Gets The Attention

Shahid Kapoor Turns Angry

Shahid Kapoor Turns Angry

Shahid Kapoor Casual In Jeans

Shahid Kapoor Casual In Jeans

He was a student of the Rajhans Vidhyala, in Mumbai, Maharashtra when he was a child.

 

Shahid Kapoor’s Race To The Finish Line

Shahid Kapoor's Race To The Finish Line

Handsome Tycoon, Shahid Kapoor

Handsome Tycoon, Shahid Kapoor

He has a mixed religious background because his mother is Muslim, while his father is a Punjabi Hindu. Shahid professes tolerance towards all religions and believes in the concept of One God.

Shahid Kapoor Is Intense In Black

Shahid Kapoor Is Intense In Black

Dream Boat Shahid Kapoor

Dream Boat Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor With Man’s Best Friend

Shahid Kapoor With Man's Best Friend

He comes from a well-known literary family; his great great grandfather was the renowned film director, screenwriter, Urdu novelist and journalist Khwaja Ahmad Abbas or K. A. Abbas as he was better known. His maternal grandfather was Anwar Azeem, a respected author and Marxist journalist from Bihar.

Shahid Kapoor’s Softer Side

Shahid Kapoor Softer Side

Shahid Kapoor With Aviators

Shahid Kapoor With Aviators

Shahid Kapoor Gets Soaked

Shahid Kapoor Gets Soaked

Even before he turned into a thin teenager with a boyish charm, he got the opportunity to work in many commercials including the “I am a Complan Boy!” ad. As a teenager, his charm was noticed in the music video “Aankhon Me Tera Hi Chehra’ by the group Aryans, opposite actress Hrishitaa Bhatt.

Shahid Kapoor Looks Laidback

Shahid Kapoor Looks Laidback

Shahid Kapoor Is All Ripped

Shahid Kapoor Is All Ripped

Rockstar Shahid Kapoor

Rockstar Shahid Kapoor

Shahid’s love for dance made him join the renowned dancer-choreographer Shiamak Davar’s Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts (SDIPA). As a background dancer, he was seen in Subhash Ghai’s hit film Taal in 1990, in the song “Kahin Aag Lage Lag Jawe”, which had Aishwarya Rai doing the dance.

Shahid Kapoor Looks On Thoughtfully

Shahid Kapoor Looks On Thoughtfully

Shahid Kapoor Flexes His Muscles

Shahid Kapoor Flexes His Muscles

Shahid Kapoor Hitting The Right Notes

Shahid Kapoor Hitting The Right Notes

Shahid was advised by director Ken Ghosh to work on his body before attempting films. His efforts were so successful; that a well-built Shahid was soon debuting the Bollywood film industry and was chosen to play the main male lead in Ken Ghosh’s hit teeny bopper film Ishq Vishq in 2003, opposite actresses Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala. His performance in this film fetched him the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award that year.

Shahid Kapoor in Pathan Garb

Shahid Kapoor in Pathan Garb

Shahid Kapoor Is The Young Man On The Go

Shahid Kapoor Is The Young Man On The Go

Long Haired Shahid Kapoor

Long Haired Shahid Kapoor

Shahid’s films that received critical acclaim as well as commercial success include the 2006 marriage saga film Vivaah directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya opposite actress Amrita Rao, Imtiaz Ali’s romantic film Jab We Met in 2007, opposite Kareena Kapoor and Vishal Bharadwaj’s film Kaminey in 2009, opposite Priyanka Chopra.

Shahid Kapoor Wears An Attractive Stubble

Shahid Kapoor Wears An Attractive Stubble

Shahid Kapoor Shows His Buffed Cleavage

Shahid Kapoor Shows His Buffed Cleavage

Shahid Kapoor Jackets Up

Shahid Kapoor Jackets Up

Despite, never acknowledging it, Shahid Kapoor has slowly gained the reputation of a ladies man and has been linked with many lovely ladies including actresses Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra and VJ Bani.

Shahid Kapoor Wearing Suspenders

Shahid Kapoor Wearing Suspenders

 

Shahid Kapoor’s trainer Abbas Ali credits Shahid’s hard work and dedication for his much admired superbly sculpted body. He reportedly, trains for an hour, for five days a week. He does a combination of   three strength training sessions, followed by two days of functional or metabolic conditioning. Shahid also includes a 7-10 km walk or jogging every week in his training schedule. He is strict with his workouts and makes time for it even when he is busy with his shooting or travelling.

Shahid Kapoor In White

Shahid Kapoor In White

 

Shahid is one of the more well-known vegetarians and was supposedly instrumental in influencing his then girlfriend Kareena Kapoor to eschew meat and adopt the vegetarian way. His advocacy to this cause was utilised by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA group to star in their ad campaign which argues for a vegetarian or plant based diet. The ad shoot was done by the famous glamour photographer Atul Kasbekar. The ad with the slogan “Chicks Love a Vegetarian” has Shahid posing with two yellow chicks perched on his body.

Shahid Kapoor Gets Ready For The Heat

Shahid Kapoor Gets Ready For The Heat

 

While this 5ft 8.5in star’s last outings like his father’s film Mausam and Kunal Kohli’s filmTer Meri Kahani, at the box office haven’t set the box office registers ringing, he has got quite an interesting bag of movies in his kitty. He has Prabhu Deva’s film with the working title Rambo Rajkumar, with actress Sonakshi Sinha, Rajkumar Santoshi’s film Phata Poster Nikla Hero with actress Ileana D’Cruz and Bejy Nambiar’s unnamed film to look forward to. He has already impressed his director Rajkumar Santoshi with his dedication and passion for the movie.