Source - Shahid Kapoor Instagram
40 unknown facts about Shahid Kapoor on the occasion of his 40th birthday!
Shahid loves riding bikes and bicyles and is a part of a biker gang that includes Kunal Kemmu.
Bollywood actors Imaaddudin Shah and Vivaan Shah are his cousins.
Shahid loves playing cricket and other sports in real life too.
Before bagging his first film, he was rejected 'a hundred times' in his auditions.
He was the first choice for the movie 'Style' but declined it.
He loves dancing and joined Shiamak Davar's dance academy at a young age.
Kabir Singh and Padmaavat are two of his highest-grossing films.
He is a is self-proclaimed Disney fan and loves watching reruns with his wife and kids.
Shahid loves wearing watches and has an amazing collection.
His wife Mira's mother initially thought the Kapoors had approached the Rajputs for Shahid's younger brother's marriage.
According to his wife Mira, Shahid burps a lot!
Shahid was a background dancer in Taal and Dil Toh Pagal Hai.
Shahid was quite scared to play a college student at 38 in Kabir Singh.
According to his wife, he isn't quite a texter and makes a 'zillion typos.'
Shahid once revealed that his first heartbreak was in 9th std.
Love is the strongest and most important emotion in life, according to him.
Shahid is a dog lover and has had many of them.
Shahid supports the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals organization.
Shahid is an 'impulsive' shopper, he never decides what to buy before shopping.
Shahid loves working out and says 'fitness was a part' of him even before he became an actor.
Shahid thinks it's important to obsess with how one is 'feeling', instead of 'looking'.
His first-ever paycheck was when he was only 7!
Shahid Kapoor is a vegan and decided to give up meat after reading a book.
His first audition was for a 'Pepsi' commercial.
He was once a 'tree' for a school play and he performed the 'heck out of it'.
Shahid first saw a picture of his wife Mira before actually meeting her in person.
The first thing Shahid does after waking up is check time on the phone.
He was quite 'average' as a student! The actor made this revelation during one of his interviews.
Shahid's last name on his passport is actually 'Khattar'.
His grandparents were journalists for the Russian magazine Sputnik..
He has completed his schooling at Gyan Bharati School and Rajhans Vidyalaya.
He was actually the first choice for the role of Kaali Pratap Singh in Kaal.
He is the nephew of actor Azeem Pasha from Hamara Ghar.
He signed the film Welcome when it was titled "Pyar Kiye Jaa" in 2005, but got replaced by Akshay Kumar later.
In 2019, his wax figure statue was inaugurated at Madame Tussauds in Singapore.
Shahid met his wife through a religious group - Radha Soami Satsang Beas.