There was a time when Shahid Kapoor was regarded as the chocolate boy of the Hindi film industry, but gradually he has established himself as a serious and versatile actor with his captivating performances in films like “Kameenay”, “Mausam” and “Haider”. He is a born dancer and actor and has proved that dedication and professionalism can take a person to the greatest heights in his career.
Here are 10 most interesting and unknown facts about Shahid Kapoor:
1. His Pedigree
Shahid Kapoor hails from a prestigious Bollywood background, with his father Pankaj Kapoor and mother Neelima Azeem being excellent actors. Shahid was born in Delhi and the family later moved to Mumbai. The parents were separated when Shahid was only three years old. Ishan Khattar, Sanah Kapoor and Ruhaan Kapoor are his step siblings.
2. His Beginning
Shahid started his career as a youngster, facing the camera for the commercial of Complan health drink, which had him co star with Ayesha Takia. He was also seen in the ad of Pepsi, along with stars like Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee.
3. His Dancing Stint
Before becoming an actor, Shahid was a trained dancer with Shiamak Dawar Academy. He was even spotted as one of the background dancers in a song in “Taal”, featuring Aishwarya Rai.
4. His First Music Video
Shahid was seen in a music video called “Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra” by Aryans, before he made it big in the Hindi film industry. Actress Hrishita Bhatt was also seen in the video.
5. His Bollywood Debut
Shahid Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with a love story called “Ishq Vishq”, which had him paired with Amrita Rao and was directed by Ken Ghosh. He was earlier rejected for films because he looked too young but later was roped in for the film.