Shahid Kapoor born 25 February 1981), also known as Shahid Khattar, is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. The son of actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem, Kapoor lived with his mother in Delhi after his parents split when he was three. He moved to Mumbai at age 10, and five years later he joined Shiamak Davar's dance academy. He appeared as a background dancer in films in the late 1990s, and went on to feature in several music videos and television commercials. Kapoor made his film debut in 2003 with a leading role in the romantic comedy Ishq Vishk (2003), a sleeper hit for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He followed it with roles in a series of commercial failures, including Fida (2004) and Shikhar (2005), before starring opposite Amrita Rao in Sooraj R. Barjatya's highly successful family drama Vivah (2006). He earned nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for portraying a troubled businessman in Imtiaz Ali's romantic comedy Jab We Met (2007) and twin brothers in Vishal Bhardwaj's caper thriller Kaminey (2009). Kapoor portrayed the Hamlet character in Bhardwaj's critically acclaimed drama Haider (2014), for which he won the Best Actor award at Filmfare. In addition to acting in films, Kapoor supports charities, hosts award ceremonies, and has featured as a talent judge on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded. He regularly features in listings of the most attractive Indian celebrities.