How much is Shahid Kapoor worth? $35 million
How did Shahid Kapoor earn his money and wealth?
Shahid Kapoor is a leading Indian actor who was born on the 25th of February in 1981 to actor Pankaj Kapur and actor-dancer Neelima Azeem in New Delhi. Kapoor did his schooling at the Gyan Bharati School in Delhi and Rajhans Vidyalaya in Mumbai following which he enrolled at the Mithibai College in Mumbai. At the age of 15, Shahid Kapoor joined the dance school of the infamous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar. While at the institute, he performed as a background dancer in some of the big Bollywood hits like Dil Toh Pagal Hai and Taal. He went on to become one of the instructors at Davar’s institute. His debut on screen appearance was in the commercial of Pepsi alongside superstar actors Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Kajol. Further he landed himself in few more high-end commercials including that of Close-Up and Kit Kat. He also tried his hand behind the camera as the assistant director to his father for the 1998 television series Mohandas B.A.L.L.B.
His first big screen appearance was with Ramesh Taurani’s teenage romance Ishq Vishk directed by Ken Ghosh. The movie released in the year 2003 and Kapoor bagged a Filmfare Award for the Best Debutant Actor. In 2004, he was cast opposite Kareena Kapoor in the thriller film Fida directed by Ken Ghosh himself. Though most of his initial movies couldn’t do quite well at the box office, Kapoor was much appreciated for his dancing ability and acting style.
Shahid Kapoor’s breakthrough performance was with Sooraj Barjatya’s romantic drama Vivah in which he was cast opposite Amrita Rao. The film released in 2006 went on to gross at a massive $8.3 million against its budget of $1.6 million. In 2007, he was seen opposite Kareena Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali’s romantic comedy Jab We Met. The film became one of the biggest hits of the year and grossed at INR 31 crores. As of 2018, Shahid Kapoor’s net worth is $28 million.
Ever since Jab We Met, Kapoor was seen acting in movies falling to a different domain which includes 2008 romantic comedy Kismat Konnection and 2009 caper thriller Kaminey. After a few more movies including Paathshaala, R Rajkumar, Phata Poster Nikla Hero and Chance Pe Dance, Kapoor was seen in 2014 Vishal Bhardwaj Movie Haider that was an adaptation of Shakespear’s tragedy Hamlet. This film showcased the intensity of Shahid Kapoor as a versatile actor. The film was a big box office hit and won Kapoor numerous awards for including Fimfare award for Best Actor.
Other major films that starred Shahid Kapoor include 2016 crime drama Udta Punjab which earned him a Filmfare critic award for the Best Actor, 2011 film Badmaash Company, 2012 film Mausam and 2017 film Rangoon. Kapoor was last seen alongside Ranvir Singh and Deepika Padukone in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2018 film Padmaavat.
What are the highest grossing movies of Shahid Kapoor?
Padmavat (2018) – 175.50 Crore
R..Rajkumar (2013) – 64.00 Crore
Haider (2014) – 58.30 Crore
Udta Punjab (2016) – 60.34 Crore
Kaminey (2009) – 44.00 Crore
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