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Shahid Kapoor is a popular Indian actor and son of veteran actor Pankaj Kapur. Well known for his boyish good looks, he is also considered one of the best actors in Hindi cinema for unconventional roles.
Shahid Kapoor started his acting career with the movie Ishq Vishk (2003) for which he won the Filmfare award for Best Debut. The soundtrack of the movie was peppy and youthful with songs like Chot Dil Pe Lagi and Mujhpe Har Haseena and romantic songs like Aankhon Ne Tumhari. He next appeared in Fida opposite Kareena Kapoor. While the movie was a commercial failure, the songs were a hit. They included breezy numbers like Aaja Ve Mahi, Dil Mere Naa and Nazar Nazar. His third venture Dil Maange More!!! (2004) had memorable songs like Gustakh Dil Tere Liye, Aisa Deewana and O Makhna Ve. After his initial success, Shahid starred in a series of commercially unsuccessful movies. His next hit film was Sooraj Barjatya’s romance drama Vivah (2006), with beautifully rendered songs like Mujhe Haq Hai and Milan Abhi Aadha Adhura. The biggest hit of his career, Jab We Met (2007), was released with a bouquet of blockbuster songs, each significantly different from the other. The club song Mauja Hi Mauja and the bhangra pop Nagada Nagada were played in nightclubs for ages. Mohit Chauhan’s Tum Se Hi and Aaoge Jab Tum in Ustad Rashid Khan’s soulful voice were mega hits as well. In 2008, Shahid appeared in Kismat Konnection, which had refreshing numbers like Aai Pappi - Tu Hai Meri Soniye and Bakhuda Tumhi Ho. The movie Kaminey (2009) had a more explosive soundtrack with hits like Dhan Te Nan Aaja Aaja, Fatak Bhovara Bhovara Aaya and Raat Ke Dhai Baje. Over the next three years, Shahid achieved moderate success in Badmaash Company (2010), Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (2013) and R... Rajkumar (2013). Shahid’s next breakthrough performance was in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider (2014). Based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet and set in the troubled Kashmir Valley, it was considered Shahid’s finest performance so far. The soundtrack of the movie was praised for its subtlety and fine storytelling through lyrics. Jhelum, Bismil and Aao Na were considered the most powerful songs of the movie. Shahid next appeared in another unconventional role of a rock star drug addict in Udta Punjab (2016), for which he won the Critics Award for Best Actor. The movie included electrifying, theme-based songs like Chitta Ve, Da Da Dasse and Ud-daa Punjab that wonderfully incorporate the spirit of the movie.