Shahid Kapoor (born 25 February 1981), also known as Shahid Khattar, is an Indian film actor known for his work in Hindi films.
He is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards from four nominations. The son of actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem, Kapoor began his career by working in several music videos and television commercials. He made his film debut with a leading role in the romantic comedy Ishq Vishk (2003) for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
He followed it with roles in lesser successful films like Fida (2004) and Shikhar (2005), before starring in Sooraj R. Barjatya's highly successful family drama Vivah (2006). He 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).
From 2010 to 2013, Kapoor featured in a series of box office flops which led to a professional setback. The action film R... Rajkumar (2013) proved to be his first commercial success in four years. In 2014, Kapoor portrayed the Hamlet character in Bhardwaj's critically acclaimed drama Haider, for which he won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Kapoor identifies himself as a vegetarian. He credits American author Brian Hines for influencing this lifestyle choice.
While filming Fida (2004), he began dating Kareena Kapoor. They separated during the filming of Jab We Met (2007). According to him, they remained on good terms. Since their high profile break up, Kapoor has decided to keep his personal life away from media attention. He has maintained that he has since been single. Kapoor uses the last name Khattar, his stepfather's Rajesh Khattar's surname, on his passport.
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