Shahid Kapoor was born on 25th February 1981. He is the son of actor-director Pankaj Kapoor. His mother is a dancer and an actor. He studied in Gyan Peeth School in New Delhi uptil class fourth. Thereafter, he was shifted to Rajhans Vidyalaya in Mumbai.
Shahid joined the Shamak Dawar Institute for Performing Arts in 1995 and was seen as a background artist in the movie Taal. He also appeared in a number of advertisements and music videos. ‘Aankhon mein tera hi chehra’ a music video by Aryans was a super hit. He left the academy to start her career in Bollywood.
His debut movie was Ishq Vishq for which he was immensely praised. He was also adjudged as the Best Male Debut actor for the same year. Fida was Shahid’s next film which could not do much in the Box office. Sill Shahid was appreciated for his performance. He got a huge round applause for his movie Shikhar which also bought him a nomination for the Best Male Actor.
After working in some films with moderate success, Shahid’s romantic drama Vivah was well received b the audience. It was also the highest grossing movie of the year. It also brought him another nomination of the Best Male Actor in Star Screen Awards. He then gave a super hit movie ‘Jab We Met’ for which he won nominations for a number of movies including the Filmfare.
Since then, Shahid has worked in a number of movies some of which have been successful, some are not. Most recently, his movie ‘Haider’ was released which was based on the Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet. He was highly appreciated for his work. He even won Star Guild Award, Screen Award and Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the film.
As of his love life, Shahid Kapoor began dating Kareena Kapoor in 2004 while shooting for their film Fida. The couple parted ways in 2007. In the past years Shahid’s name has been linked with many other actresses but there has been no confirmation about the relationship. Most recently, he is believed to be getting married to Meera Rajput, a second year student from Delhi University. Shahid has agreed to the news of marriage but has kept the girls name secret.