Cute, how people often defines the actor Shahid Kapoor in B Town and beyond the industry. Starting at a young working in the background being a dancer, or seen in video albums, Shahid Kapoor has come a long way. At this juncture, when he is celebrating his 34th birthday, how about checking in some of the vital and hidden facts about Shahid Kapoor as under:
1). Ardent lover or animals
He is often known for promoting the idea of being loving and kind towards animals. He had pet dog with a name Kaizer, who died down past two years before. Now, Shahid has come up with another puppy. He often shares pictures of his pet in social media sites.
2). Born in Delhi Raised in Mumbai
He parents the veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor and mother Neelima Azeem separated when he was barely of three years. He lived in Delhi till he was four and then shifted to Mumbai. His step mother is Supriya Pathak, while Naseeruddin Shah the noted actor is his uncle. His maternal grandfather was a noted Marxist journalist from Bihar.
3). First appeared in Taal as a dancer
He was first seen in the silver screen in the movie Taal in the role of a background dancer while dancing for Shiamak Dawar’s dance troupe. He is the last dance for the Kahin aag Lag Jaye, while the same boy who is seen draping a cloth over Aishwarya Rai. In his earlier days, he had the complex of his frail physique, while with the Aryan’s video he gained his confidence.
4). Flew fighter jet F-16 in Mausam
If you remember the movie Mausam, which was directed by his father, he was seen flying a fighter plane called Jet F-16, which he actually flew for his father despite not being fond of flying as he loves bikes and cars more than flying machines.
5). Complan is his first ad
The first time he appeared over the small screen was with an ad from Complan wherein he is seen saying I am a Complan boy, while the girl next to her was Ayesha Takia. The duo also did a Pepsi ad with Shah Rukh Kha, Rani Mukherji and Kajol after their movie Kuch Kuch sizzlinga Hai.
6). Linked to many B Town Divas
He is the only Bollywood actor who was linked with a number of actresses and models he had worked in the past. These include Amrita Rao, Bipasha Basu, Vidya Balan and even the tennis sensation called Sania Mirza. He is also known for dating Kareena Kapoor Khan and Harishita Bhatt.
7). Strict Vegetarian
He is known a strict vegetarian, however, in his earlier days, he didn’t care to be a veggie when his father kept on insisting to tread this path. In fact, it was the book called Life Is Fair by Brian Hines, which changed thing for him. He became an ardent vegetarian and even insisted Kareena to shun non veg food, which she left on his request.