Shahid Kapoor is an Indian film actor who has an estimated net worth of $20 million. His rise to stardom is like straight out of a Bollywood script – from a straggler to a real winner. In the initial days he was performing in a number of music videos and advertisements. He made his debut as a background dancer only in the movie Taal which was directed by the living legend, Subhash Ghai. He made his big screen debut in the 2003 film Ishq Vishq for he which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. His performance was widely appreciated and he got a string of offers after this film.
From 2004 to 2010 he appeared in as many as 10 films including box office hits like Fida, Vivah, Kaminey & Jab We Met. He was nominated for the Fimfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Jab We Met & Kaminey. Vivah was his first major commercial success and the film became a hit mainly for its beautiful songs. Shahid Kapoor has an uncanny ability to switch between different roles with relative ease. In one film he appears as a young restless teenager while in the very next you can see him essay the role of a mature and responsible guy. No wonder this makes one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood.
Shahid Kapoor is a strict vegetarian. His lifestyle choice is strongly influenced by Brian Hines. His relationship with fellow actress Kareena Kapoor began when he was shooting for Fida. However, the duo separated 3 years later in 2007. Since then Kapoor prefers to stay away from unnecessary media attention. However the media has still managed to link him with many of his co-stars such as Vidya Balan, Nargis Fakhri and Sonakshi Sinha. It is interesting to note that Shahid uses his stepfather’s surname, Khattar, on his passport.