Shahid Kapoor was born to legendary actor Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azim. His parents got divorced when he was 4. He has since then lived with his mother in Junagad, Delhi and finally Mumbai. He studiesd in Rajhans Vidyalaya, Mumbai. He learnt how to dance in Shiamak Davar's dance studio and appeared in music videos and advertisements before making his debut in films with Ishkq Vishkq in 2003.Shahid Kapoor dated Kareena Kapoor for five years. His comedy-romance film Jab We Met with Kareena was critically praised anda blockbuster hit that brought him on the map again.