Shahid Kapoor

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Shahid Kapoor at Big Star Awards

Shahid Kapoor (born 2 November 1965) is an Indian actor also known as Shahid Khattar, who appears in Hindi films. He is the son of actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem. Shahid made his film debut in 2003 with a leading role in the romantic comedy Ishq Vishk, a sleeper hit for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.

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Background

Shahid followed his debut with roles in several commercial failures before starring in Sooraj Barjatya's top-grossing family drama Vivah (2006). Kapoor earned nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for portraying a troubled businessman in Imtiaz Ali's romantic comedy Jab We Met (2007) and twin brothers in Vishal Bhardwaj's caper thriller Kaminey (2009). After appearing in another series of box office flops, he starred in the action film R... Rajkumar (2013)—his highest-grossing release. In 2014, Kapoor portrayed the Hamlet character in Bhardwaj's acclaimed drama Haider, for which he won the Best Actor award at Filmfare. Two years later, he played a drug abusing singer in the crime drama Udta Punjab, which won him the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.

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