Bollywood’s eternally young actor, Shahid Kapoor turned 38 on February 25. The ‘chocolate boy turned hot shot’ has almost every girl in the country crushing over him with his good looks and irresistible dance moves.
Kapoor may not have a huge list of hit films under his name but has always been one of the most versatile actors in the industry.
Here’s looking at some of the top performances by Shahid Kapoor that make him one of the most desirable actors in Bollywood.
1. Haider (2014)
Shahid did a tremendous job playing ‘Haider’, a young poet who returns to his home in Kashmir after completing his education, only too get caught up in the politics of his family and the state, which changes him as a person. He received a lot of appreciation for portraying the many shades of the character with sheer brilliance. Shahid went on to win many awards including the Filmfare Best Actor in leading role (Male) Award for his performance in Haider.
2. Udta Punjab (2016)
Shahid played the drug-addict rockstar in Udta Punjab, alongside Alia Bhatt. Although the film received backlash for its portrayal of drug problem among the youth in the state of Punjab, Shahid’s performance received great appreciation from the audiences and the critics alike. This was one of his most promising performances. The actor won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie.
3. Ishq Vishq (2003)
Shahid debut as a college student in ‘Ishq Vishq’ is what made him an instant hit among the girls. The chocolate boy looks, excellent dancing skills and great acting abilities, he was a complete package and tagged as the promising newcomer. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
4. Jab We Met (2007)
Shahid’s portrayal of Aditya, a troubled businessman, in Jab We Met changed the way people view him as an actor. It was a career-defining film for Shahid. Kapoor truly emerged as a mature actor and was nominated for many awards under the ‘Best Actor’ category.
5. Kaminey (2009)
Kaminey saw Shahid in a never seen before avatar. He won many hearts with his double role in the film. The movie was successful at the box-office and also earned Shahid critical acclaim. Kaminey helped him break through his stereotyped image of that of a chocolate boy.