Shahid Kapoor was born 25th February 1981 in Delhi. He studied and completed his primary education from Gyan Bharti School. His parents got divorced when he was three years old. Pankaj Kapur shifted to Mumbai, while Neelima Azeem continued to work as a dancer in Delhi. It is believed that Shahid was extremely close to his maternal grandfather and that the two shared a great relationship. Pankaj Kapur, who was then a struggling actor, would visit Shahid on his birthday every year. Shahid shifted to Mumbai with his mother when he turned ten. After coming to Mumbai, Neelima Azeem married actor and voice-over artist Rajesh Khattar, and the couple has a son, Ishaan Khattar. Shahid Kapoor continued to stay with Neelima and Rajesh until the couple got divorced in 2001. Stepbrothers Shahid and Ishaan continue to have a good rapport. Pankaj Kapur married Supriya Pathak and the couple has two children Sanah Kapoor and Ruhaan Kapoor.
After coming to Mumbai, Shahid Kapoor joined Rajhans Vidyalaya and completed his secondary education, and graduated from Mithibai College. At the same time, he joined Shiamak Davar’s dance school. It was at the dancing institute that Shahid started working as a background dancer in Hindi films. While working in advertisements and song videos, he met Hrishitaa Bhatt whom he dated for a brief period of time. After entering Bollywood, the actor soon started dating his co- star Kareena Kapoor. The couple ended their three-year relationship during the shoot of Jab We Met. The actor also dated Priyanka Chopra for a short period of time, even though the two never publicly admitted to their relationship. Since then, Shahid has been linked with many of his co-stars including Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha and Shraddha Kapoor among many others. The actor got engaged on 14th January 2015 to Mira Rajput, whom he met at a get together of Radha Soami Satsang Beas, a religious group. Mira Rajput, a third-year English (Honors) student from Delhi, is thirteen years younger to Shahid. The couple got married on 7th July 2015 in Delhi.
Shahid Kapoor showed a keen interest in dancing at a young age. After coming to Mumbai, he joined Shiamak Davar’s dancing institute. Shahid first worked as a background dancer in films Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and Taal (1999). Soon, he started performing for multiple shows with Shiamak’s dance crew. During the end-of-the-year performance at Shiamak’s institute, Shahid was felicitated with a special award when he danced on Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ and ‘Golden Eye’, a song from a James Bond film. This encouraged him to take up dancing more seriously and became an instructor at the institute. Once Shahid accompanied his friend to an audition for a Pepsi advertisement. Instead, Shahid bagged the role and appeared in his first commercial along with Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji. Thereafter, he appeared in many commercials and music videos. He appeared in Aryans’ music video of popular song ‘Ankhon Main’ along with Hrishitaa Bhatt. The producer of this video, Ramesh Taurani, noticed Shahid and asked him to work on himself for two years. Shahid, 20 years old at that time, started attending acting workshops of Naseeruddin Shah and Satyadev Dubey. Ken Ghosh had a script of a romantic film and was looking for a fresh face when Ramesh Taurani recommended him Shahid’s name. Ken signed Shahid for Ishq Vishk starring Amrita Rao, which released in 2004. The film was a winner at the box office, making Shahid a star over-night. In the same year, he won the Filmfare Award for ‘Best Male Debut’. After his first film, the actor appeared in series of films like Fida, Dil Mange More, Deewane Huye Paagal, and Shikhar, which did not do well at the box office. Let’s Read – Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit, Shraddha Kapoor Age, Biography & More.