Labeled as one of Bollywood’s best dancers, Shahid Kapoor celebrates his 33rd birthday today. Having given some of hs best performances in his career and having dated some of the most beautiful women in the industry, we take a look at some of the important aspects in the actor’s life from over the years.
With regard to the actor’s love life, Shahid has provided quite a lot of fodder for gossip over the years. He dated Kareena Kapoor initially, in the early years of their career. The duo were extremely open about their relationship and didn’t shy from admitting their commitment on television interviews. However, things turned sour and they ended things right before the release of their big hit ‘Jab We Met’.
Rumours of Shahid getting close to actress Vidya Balan also did the rounds, however, neither actor spoke admitted to any relationship.
Next, the actor is said to have dated actress Priyanka Chopra, Though their film ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’ was a bit of a disappointment, their chemistry was much-talked about. But, the couple ended things before going public with their romance.
Shahid’s current love interest is said to be none other than his ‘R…Rajkumar’ co-star Sonakshi Sinha. The duo are said to have hit things off so well on the sets of their film that they continued to spend time even after the project. They haven’t confirmed their relationship status but there is definitely something cooking.
Talking about his professional career, he made his acting debut with Rajiv Mathur in Ken Ghosh's love story Ishq Vishk opposite Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala. The film was well received by audiences and Kapoor's performance earned him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award.
In 2006, Shahid starred in Sooraj R. Barjatya’s ‘Vivah’ alongside Amrita Rao. The film was well received and became one of the highest grossing films of the year. Shahid’s performance also earned him a Screen Best Actor nomination.
The following year, Shahid acted in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Jab We Met’ opposite his then girlfriend Kareena Kapoor. The film, which had Shahid Kapoor play a young industrialist was a huge commercial and critical success.
He played a double role in Vishal Bhardwaj’s thriller ‘Kaminey’ in 2009, opposite Priyanka Chopra. The film was a turning point for Shahid and people actually started to take notice of his acting abilities and his diversity.
Post his Kaminey success, Shahid Kapoor acted in ‘Chance Pe Dance’ and close friend Ahmed Khan’s ‘Paathshaala’. This was followed by ‘Badmaash Company’ which was a moderate success.
In 2011, Shahid starred in his father Pankaj Kapur’s ‘Mausam’ opposite Sonam Kapoor. The film received a mixed response from critics, however his performance was generally well received. Shahid reportedly received up to 18 different film offers after its release.
In June 2012, he then appeared in Kunal Kohli's Teri Meri Kahaani opposite Priyanka Chopra. However, the film wasn’t too well received by fans.
The actor’s most recent releases have been ‘Phata Poster Nikhla Hero’ opposite Illeana D’Cruz and ‘R…Rajkumar’ with Sonakshi Sinha. Though the later didn’t open to great reviews, it performed surprisingly well at the Box Office.
Shahid is currently shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Haider’, which is an Indian adaption of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, with Shraddha Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, and Tabu. The actor who was shooting in Kashmir for the film, shaved off his hair for his role.