Shahid Kapoor is an Indian actor and dancer. Kapoor has starred in almost 40 movies in a career spanning 19 years. Forbes magazine has listed Kapoor as one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood.
As of 2024, Shahid Kapoor's net worth is estimated to be $35 million.
|Source(s) of Fame
|Actor, Dancer, TV Personality, Stage Performer
|Date of Birth
|February 25, 1981
|Place of Birth
|New Delhi, India
|Married, Mira Rajput,
Kapoor started his acting career with starring roles in films like “Ishq Vishk”, which won him a Fanfare Award for Best Male Debut. Following the success of his first film, Kapoor released several unsuccessful projects before finally hitting it big with the family drama “Vivah”, released in 2006.
Kapoor was nominated for a Fanfare Award for his role in the 2007 Hindi film “Jab We Met” in which he portrayed a troubled businessman. His 2009 action film “Kaminey” was well received and led to another nomination for the Fanfare Awards.
Kapoor was initially recognized for playing romantic leads in Hindi films before his venture into the action film genre. His 2013 action film “R. Rajkumar” catapulted him into superstardom in Bollywood’s vast film market.
He received critical acclaim for his role as Hamlet in the 2014 tragedy “Haider”. The film earned him a Fanfare Award for Best Actor.
In the 2016 crime drama “Udta Punjab” he played a musician who struggles with a drug problem. His performance in the film earned him a Fanfare Critics Award for Best Actor.
Kapoor’s most successful film releases so far include the 2018 period-film Padmavaat and a romantic drama called “Kabir Singh” released in 2019.
Aside from acting, Kapoor is also a renowned TV host, accomplished dancer, and humanitarian.
Shahid Kapoor was born in New Delhi, India to the famous actor Pankaj Kapoor, and the actress Neelima Azim. Kapoor’s parents separated when he was three years old and his father moved to Mumbai where he married Supriya Pathak, an Indian actress.
Kapoor remained in New Delhi where his mother and maternal grandparents raised him.
When he was 10, Kapoor’s mother moved to Mumbai along with her son in order to continue with her acting career.
Kapoor showed an interest in dance at an early age and at 15 he enrolled in Shiamak Davar’s professional dance school. While training as a dancer, Kapoor appeared in the 1997 film “Dil To Pagal Hai” as well as the 1999 film “Taal”.
Kapoor once accompanied a friend to an audition in which stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji were also present. The audition was for a Pepsi commercial and Kapoor was selected to star in the commercial. He would later go on to appear in multiple TV commercials for brands such as Close Up and Kit Kat.
Kapoor is a popular subject of tabloid media in India. His relationship with Kareena Kapoor during and after the 2004 filming of “Fida” was excessively covered by the media. The heavy media coverage of his relationship led to several years during which Kapoor became very private about his romantic relationship.
In March 2015, Kapoor announced his engagement to a university student named Mira Rajput. Rajput is 13 years younger than Kapoor.
The couple officially wed on 7 July 2015 in a private ceremony attended by family and close friends.
Kapoor has two children together with his wife Mira Rajput, a daughter named Misha (born August 1016) and a son named Zain who was born in September 2018.
Kapoor is a vegetarian and supports a number of charitable causes.
Shahid Kapoor is active on social media through Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. His fanbase is one of the largest for any Hindi actor. Kapoor’s Instagram account is followed by 32.5 million people.
Shahid Kapoor is an Indian actor and dancer with a net worth of $35 million. Kapoor gained fame for playing lead roles in romantic dramas as well as appearing as a TV host for a variety of shows. Kapoor has released close to 40 films during his career.