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Shahid Kapoor Birthday Special: From ‘Jab We Met’ to ‘Kabir Singh’, have a look at 5 best movies of the versatile actor.

Shahid Kapoor was born on February 25, 1981, in New Delhi to Neelima Azeem and Pankaj Kapoor.

Shahid was always fond of dancing and he joined Shiamak Davar’s dance institute at the age of 15. He appeared as a background dancer in the films ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ and ‘Taal’ in which the dance sequences were choreographed by Shiamak. Shahid quickly went up the ladder and became a dance instructor in the academy.

The ‘Kabir Singh’ of Bollywood appeared in commercials for several renowned brands. He also served as an assistant director to his father on the show ‘Mohandas B.A.LL.B.’

Shahid made his on-screen debut with Ramesh Taurani’s teenage romance ‘Ishq Vishk’. He turned down ‘Style’, the hit sex comedy in order to make his debut in a Taurani film.

1. Jab We Met

Imtiaz Ali brought out the romantic side of Shahid Kapoor beautifully in ‘Jab We Met’. As Aditya Kashyap, he proved to be a calm and composed partner to free-spirit Geet, portrayed brilliantly by her ex-girlfriend Kareena Kapoor. Shahid deservedly won his first nomination in the Best Actor category at the Filmfare Awards for his sensitive, emotional act.

2. Haider

Every scene of this serenely shot and brilliantly acted film is incredible. A modern day adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, the movie is based on the ‘Kashmir Conflict’. Shahid delivered his best-ever performance in the film and earned a Filmfare Award for Best Actor. This one is a must-watch.

3. Udta Punjab

Based on the drug abuse problem in Punjab, Shahid portrayed the young and successful Punjabi musician Tommy Singh aka Gabru in this crime drama directed by Abhishek Chaubey, Vishal Bhardwaj’s protege. Shahid won the hearts of the audience through his powerful performance, leading him to win the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

4.Kaminey

With twins Charlie and Guddu, Shahid Kapoor proved that he can ace any role given to him. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the action-entertainer set in the Mumbai underworld proved to be a game-changer for the actor. Priyanka Chopra starred as the leading lady in the film that got Shahid his second nomination for Best Actor at the Filmfare Awards.

5.. Kabir Singh

In Arjun Reddy’s remake Kabir Singh, Shahid played an alcoholic surgeon who goes into self-destruction mode after his girlfriend Preeti, played by Kiara Advani, leaves him to marry someone else. Shahid essayed the titular role perfectly, originally played by Vijay Deverakonda in the Telugu film, and was again nominated for Best Actor at the Filmfare Awards.

By line: Divya Thearia

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