Shahid Kapoor, born February 25, 1981 in Mumbai, India, is a Bollywood actor and model, who's been nicknamed "Baby of Bollywood", due to his childish looks.
Kapoor's debut film came in 2002 in the movie Ishq Vishk (2002) which was a big hit in India. He received the Filmfare Award 2003 in the Debut category for his performance along with the same award from the Star Screen Awards and the Zee Cine Awards.
In 2004, Kapoor starred in two more films: Fida, a thriller co-starring his current girlfriend Kareena Kapoor and Fardeen Khan as well as Dil Maange More, a romantic comedy.
In 2005 all three of his films, Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi, Deewane Huye Pagal, and Shikhar failed to do well at the box office but his performances were praised. He received a Star Screen Best Actor Nomination for his work in Shikhar.
In 2006, Kapoor received his first box office success since his debut with the multi-starrer, 36 China Town. Despite mixed reviews the comic-thriller became an above-average success. Shortly after the release of 36 China Town, Shahid's second 2006 release, Chup Chup Ke released, which was an average success.
His most recent film Vivah along with Amrita Rao was a blockbuster despite its outdated theme. His performance was well appreciated with audiences and critics both in India and abroad.
Kapoor's new movie Fool and Final was released on June 1, 2007. He will soon be seen in two upcoming films - one by Imtiaz Ali opposite Kareena Kapoor, and one by Aziz Mirza opposite Vidya Balan.
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