Shahid Kapoor (born 25 February 1981), also known as Shahid Khattar, is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. The son of actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem, Kapoor was born in New Delhi. His parents separated when he was three, and he continued living with his mother. They moved to Mumbai when has was 10, where he joined Shiamak Davar’s dance academy.

Kapoor appeared as a background dancer in a few films of the 1990s, and was later featured in music videos and television commercials. In 2014, Kapoor portrayed the Hamlet character in Bhardwaj’s acclaimed drama Haider, for which he won the Best Actor award at Filmfare, and in 2016, he played a drug abusing singer in the crime drama Udta Punjab.

As of June 2016, Kapoor he has completed filming the part of a soldier in Rangoon, a romantic drama set during World War II, co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut, which marks his third collaboration with Vishal Bhardwaj.

Kapoor next took on the role of a drug abusing rock star in Udta Punjab (2016), a crime drama from the director Abhishek Chaubey that documents the substance abuse endemic in the Indian state of Punjab. Kapoor, a teetotaler, found it challenging to play a character who he deemed to be “all about addiction”.


Real Name Shahid Kapoor
Nickname Dodo
Profession Actor
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 174 cm
in meters- 1.74 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
Weight in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 42 Inches – Waist: 30 Inches

– Biceps: 15 Inches

Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 25 February, 1981
Age (as in 2015) 34 Years
Birth Place Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Hometown His ancestry belonging is north India (Punjab), but his family is settled in Mumbai
School Lokhandwala, Anderi West, Mumbai
College Gyan Bharati, Delhi (upto 4th class)
Rajhans Vidyalaya, Mumbai
Educational Qualifications Mithibai College, Mumbai
Debut Ishq Vishq (2003)
Family Father– Pankaj Kapoor (actor)
Mother– Neelima Azeem (by birth), Supriya Pathak (stepmother)
Brothers– Ishaan Khattar, Ruhaan Kapoor
Sisters– Sanah Kapoor
Best Friends Ankit Mohan, Sriram, Azeem (no one is from Bollywood)
Ahmed Khan (choreographer)
Religion Hindu
Address Lokhandwala, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharastra
Hobbies Reading Books, Dancing
Likes & Dislikes Likes: Traveling, Collecting different kind of Watches
Dislikes: Gossips and eating non-vegetarian food
Controversies Shahid-Kareena MMS Controversy: A MMS of Shahid & his ex-girlfriend Kareena was leaked in which they were making out.
Favourite Things
Favourite Food Rajma-Chawal
Favourite Actor Shahrukh Khan, Pankaj Kapur (his dad)
Favourite Actress Not Known
Favourite Sports Chess & Cricket
Favourite Colour White & Red
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Kareena Kapoor, Sania Mirza (rumour), Priyanka Chopra, Mira Rajput
Wife Mira Rajput
Marriage Date July 7, 2015
Children N/A
Style Quotient
Cars Collection Jaguar XKR-S, Range Rover
Bikes Collection Yamaha MT 01, Harley Davidson Fat Boy
Money Factor
Salary Per movie: 15 Crores
Net Worth $30 Million

Shahid Kapoor Facts

  • Does Shahid Kapoor smoke?: No
  • Does Shahid Kapoor drink alcohol?: No
  • He turned into a vegetarian after reading a book.
  • He got fame at young age when he got featured in Aryan band’s song video Aankhon mein tere hi chehra.
  • His parents Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem got divorced when he was 3 years old.
  • When he was going through struggling period he didn’t have money to buy a Pioneer music system but now that company want him to endorse it.
  • He worked as background dancers in the film Taal (1999) & Dil to Pagal Hai (1997).

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