Shahid Kapoor was born in February 1981. A Hindi film actor, he was initially recognized for his romantic roles. He has since taken on parts in action films and thrillers and has received several awards, including three Filmfare Awards. A sleeper hit in 2003, and he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in Ishq Vishk. After several commercial failures, he played a leading role in Sooraj Barjatya's top-grossing family drama Vivah.