Last year probably served him with the best in and as 'Haider'. One of the most talented Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor proved his acting prowess in a film which not only won popular category awards but also bagged the most coveted National Awards last year. The actor, who got hitched with a Delhi-based girl Mira Rajput, has surely broken a million hearts with this news. With Sasha already taken by Mira, let's take a look at some of the unknown facts about this actor:
Ad world charm
The chocolaty Shahid before making his grand debut in Ken Ghosh's 'Ishq Vishk' in 2003 was seen as a popular face in many advertisements and television commercials. The cute-looking actor, was even seen in many music videos. He became famous after he was seen with Hrishita Bhatt in a song 'Aankhon Me Tera Hi Chehra by the band Aryans.
Not many are aware about the fact that Shahid completed his initial schooling years in New Delhi. He studied in Gyan Bharati School till class 4, before he was shifted to Rajhans Vidyalaya in Mumbai. Born to veteran actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azim, Sasha (as he is fondly called) was three-year-old when his parents got separated. The actor has cordial relations with step-mom Supriya Pathak. He has three siblings—sister Sanah and brothers Ishaan Khattar and Ruhaan Kapur.
Although his parents were actors in the industry, it was easy for Shahid to make his won mark. The actor started off as a background dancer in Subhash Ghai's 'Taal' starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Shahid is a great dancer, and that we all know. But the actor honed his dancing skills at Shiamak Davar's institute, where he was seen by Ghai. The actor was part of Shiamak's dancing academy called Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts (SDIPA) from 1995 to 2001, reportedly.
Shah Rukh lookalike
After his debut film managed to become a runaway hit at the Box Office. Shahid had to struggle a lot to break the mould. From the time he was first seen on small screen, the actor was compared to superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Some even said that he looks like SRK, and that it will be difficult for him to make his own identity. However, the actor took it up as a challenge, and has today successfully made his own standing in the industry.
The actor is a proud vegetarian. Reports suggest that it is American author Brian Hines who has influenced Shahid's lifestyle choice. The 'Kaminey' star lent his support to PETA India's vegan campaign. He even bagged PETA India's Sexiest Vegetarian contest in 2009, and was named PETA Asia-Pacific’s Sexiest Vegetarian Man in 2011.