July 18, 2006
Name: Shahid Kapoor
Birthdate: February 25, 1981
Parents: Neelima Azim and Pankaj Kapur (divorced), Stepmom is Supriya Pathak
Schooling: Gyanbharati (Delhi) and Rajhans Vidyalaya (Mumbai)
Residence: Lokhandwala, Andheri, Mumbai
Religion: Dad is Hindu, Mother is Muslim
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Weight: 70 kgs (170-175 lbs.)
Height: 5′ 7″
Closer To: His mother, with his father he’s a bit restrained
Passion: Acting, dancing, and playing cricket
Favorite Actor/Actress: His dad (Pankaj Kapur) and Julia Roberts
Dance Instructor At: SDIPA (Shiamak Davar’s Institute for Performing Arts). Shahid was judged best dancer among 1300 contestants in an organized event.
Coolest Commercial: Pepsi with Shahrukh, Kajol, Rani.
Other Commercials: Kit Kat, Onida, Ala Bleach, Fuji Film.
Got Spotted: When he accompanied his friend to the Pepsi audition and was told he had a nice face.
Music Videos: Aryans – Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra, Kumar Sanu – Kehna to Hai
He Is Always Seen Drinking: Energy drinks
First Movie: Ishq Vishk, Shahid said the movie was fun, fun, fun!
Shahid Cried: When he saw the ‘Ishq Vishk’ advertisement in the newspaper. He said he was so overwhelmed!!
Funny Moment: When they were shooting in South Africa for the ‘Chot Dil Pe Lagi’ video, he had to act like a stud and when he turned around, a horse’s head was close to his butt. He got so scared that he ran and jumped over a fence.
Amount Of Money He Wants For Each Movie: 1 Crore! That was just rumour, Shahid said. “I’m a practical guy with a modest background. I know the value of money and my value as an artist. I’m asking for a fair sum that won’t tax my producers. Come on, I want to stay in this industry for a long time. In my low phases, people should remember me as deserving and straightforward, not someone who duped them simply because I was a success. Please, I’m not asking for Rs 1 crore. In fact, I haven’t finalised any price because I haven’t signed another film yet. I believe that if you do good work, fame and money will follow.”
Hottest Newcomer: In a recent poll in a magazine, Ritesh Deshmukh, John Abraham, and Shahid Kapur were the choices for the ‘Hottest Newcomer of 2003.’ Ritesh received 0.98% of the votes, John Abraham, 14%, and Shahid received 85% of all the votes!
Number of Offers He Receives Every Day: Twenty
Tidbit: He became a vegetarian after reading a book on life and its many facets.