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Birthday Special | 35 reasons why we love Shahid Kapoor


For Shahid Kapoor fans (or should we say, Shanatics), February 25 is a special. After all, their favourite star turns a year older today. Here's wishing this amazingly talented actor and a fabulous human being - Shahid Kapoor, a very happy birthday. Well, it is hard to believe that Shahid Kapoor turns 35 today. I mean c'mon, thirty-five? Are you kidding me? Either we are stuck in 2005 or Shahid can seriously give any 24-year-old a run for his money. The actor with his new soldier-inspired look for Rangoon, just keeps looking better with each passing day (And no, by that, we don't mean he didn't look good yesterday. We love him and will always swear by his suave personality). We got to see very little of him in 2015, with just Shaandaar (and special moments from his wedding) hitting the headlines. As well wishers, we truly hope that 2016 turns out to be yet another milestone year in Shahid's career! And now, on to the post.



Honestly, we don't really need a reason to love him. I mean, just look him. He is such a charmer! But since the actor turns 35 today, we decided to give you 35 reasons to love Sasha aka the birthday boy - Shahid Kapoor.

1. The 'Impossible is Nothing' approach
Shahid is one of the very few actors who has made his way up there on his own merit. We all know that he believed in the 'Impossible is Nothing' mantra and needless to say, has come a long way with several awards in his kitty today.

2. Those dance moves!
Oh yeah! He's got the moves like... err Shahid. The actor is blessed with two fabulous feet that can dance and how. He has got the perfect blend of foot work and expressions, which is very rare. Easily one of the best dancers in Bollywood today.


3. Oh-so-humble!
People who have interacted with Shahid will tell you how humble the actor is! He prefers being modest and allows his work to do all the talking.

4. So unique!
Be it the way he winks or the manner in which he folds his fingers while walking / posing. Or even the way he brings his index finger close to his lips while thinking (or better - the 'shut up' pose). We have some very cute observations of Shahid that we just can't get enough of!


5. Music is Everything
The actor can't live without a dose of music in his everyday life. So much that a few years back, he had even set up a music mixer at his place and would often post Instagram videos of himself, experimenting with sounds. He even shared playlists and recommendations from Sound Cloud on Twitter.

6. Infectious Energy
Those around him will tell you that Shahid's energy and enthusiasm can be quite infectious. Even his interviews are full of fun. Even on the dance floor, there is no stopping him, as the actor is known to get 'high' on dancing and non-stop music.


7. Vegetarian by choice
We respect anything and everything that an individual does as a personal choice. For Shahid Kapoor, turning vegetarian was nothing to do with religion or being forced. It was a personal choice and must say, PETA was right in calling him one of the hottest vegetarians alive!

8. My father, my idol
Shahid has always been close to his family and it is always a delight to watch him talk about his father, Pankaj Kapur. The actor looks up to his father as an idol and respects his work. So much, that while working together in the film Shaandaar, Shahid unknowingly ended up giving some really OTT (over the top) shots on the first day, just because his father was around. It took some time for him to get comfortable.

9. Those eyes!
Ever tried looking in to those dreamy eyes, only to get lost for hours? Well, we haven't either. But those who have, are proof that those magical eyes are everything.


10. Sibling wala love
Just like any other elder brother, Shahid is extremely protective about his siblings. He is often seen praising Ishaan and Sanah on Twitter for their respective talents. Sweet, no?

11. Experiment, always!
Shahid has never shied away from experimenting with his films or characters. If he is Haider Meer, he gets ready to turn into Jagjinder Joginder the very next day. The actor believes that there is no fun in doing anything that has already been done.

12. The Caring husband
Seen those images of Shahid posing with his wife, just after the wedding ceremony? Or even those where the paparazzi snapped the duo outside their house? What's common between the two? The fact that Shahid never lets go off his wife's hand and is extremely caring. Remember this quote? "When I fall head over heels in love with a girl, I will tie her to my side and never let her go." Sigh!


13. Mumma's beloved son
Shahid is also known to be very close to his mom. The actor, who spent his early years in Delhi and later shifted to Mumbai, gets his dancing genes from Mom Neelima Azim (who is a renowned trained classical dancer).

14. Not the one to walk on tested waters
Shahid likes being in an ambiguous space, where he can figure out how he can fit into a role and give his best. He is one of the very few actors who finds ambiguity (while making a film) very exciting. Well, no wonder he always manages to impress us with his new avatars.

15. That beard!

Well, we are not big fans of the big beard look. But one look at Shahid in a beard and we had to change our opinion. No one makes a beard look that good!


16. Same look? Nah!

Experiments are not just restricted to roles. We have seen Shahid change multiple looks in the past couple of years. From the clean shaven chocolate boy to going bald, sporting a crew cut and even a man bun, the actor has done it all. Tough to choose a favourite, though.

17. Keeping it casual
The actor loves to keep it simple and casual. He is one of the few actors who can make sports luxe look great even on the red carpet. The easy going, casual vibe of his outfits have now become a signature style. While off duty, he loves his gym tracks and ganjis.

18. Haider
Doing a film like Haider, stepping into the shoes of Haider Meer, giving the film your all and believing Vishal Bharadwaj's vision. If there is anyone who could do this and come out with flying colours, it was Shahid Kapoor! We can never stop praising his work in this film.


19. Never give up!
There have been instances where the actor got hurt or has shot under extreme conditions, just to ensure that he leaves no stone unturned to make his shot / dance track look good. For instance, the actor ended up with multiple bruises while rehearsing for Gandi Baat, but he didn't allow any hurdle to stop him working dancing like a dream.

20. Mass bhi, Class bhi
Very few actors can get that transition right, but Shahid does it with ease. If he can win hearts as the charming Aditya Kashyap or be the loveable Prem, he can also do the Gandi Baat in R... Rajkumar and make you go Dhating Naach as the fake cop Vishwas Rao in Phata Poster Nikhla Hero.

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21. Friends forever
The actor is known to be a private person and loves hanging around with his pals. Apart from a few of his school and college friends, he is also known to be good friends with designer Kunal Rawal and producer Madhu Mantena. It was cute to see him perform at Mantena's sangeet and being a constant support during the wedding festivities last year.

22. The Indian Mr Darcy
With his flawless portrayal of Aditya Kashyap in Jab We Met, Shahid Kapoor made us believe that Mr Darcy (Pride and Prejudice) exists. The actor gave us an Indianised version of the popular character in the form of Aditya (Jab We Met). Less talk, coz Aditya's eyes did all the talking.



23. Oh! He can cook
The actor has confessed that he loves simple, home cooked meals. He loves his share of ghar ka khana, especially Rajma Chawal. But what's interesting is the fact that Shahid can cook and loves making paranthas - be it aloo or cheese. Also, he isn't too fussy about his food. He is as comfortable eating at a roadside stall as he is in a fancy restaurant.

24. Biker boy
Shahid is known to have a fleet of luxury cars, including a customised Jaguar. But, he also loves his Harley Davidson Fat Boy. The actor is a fan of long drives and likes to zoom around on his bike or car during free time.

25. Stylish foot forward
While Shahid continues to confess that he is still trying to figure out his personal style, his sartorial choices have always made heads turn. The actor loves his tuxedos and is often seen making a dapper appearance at award shows and events. In fact, he has been awarded with several Style Icon awards as well. Our favourite look on him? The sleek black tuxedo.

 

26. Not without my workout
Shahid can give even the laziest man on planet earth some serious inspiration to get up and workout! If that lean, toned body wasn't enough, the actor's trainer - Abbas, often posts videos and images of the actor pumping some serious iron and focusing on his workout. If you ever need a fitness idol, Shahid is the one for you.


27. Being real!

Love drive and rajma chawal loving, music and cinema enthusiast. Someone who can never stop gushing over Scarlett Johansson's smile. The kind of guy who loves exploring new sounds, artists on Sound Cloud and swears by the beaches of Goa. He is so much like us!!

28. Sense of humour
Anyone who has interacted with Shahid will tell you how he has the ability to make you laugh, while maintaining a straight face. Shahid has a great sense of humour. His one-liners are hard to miss even during an interview. And we really think he is a great mimic (haven't we seen glimpses of his talent at a few award functions already?)



29. Philosophy
While we love his sense of humour, we are also fans of his philosophical thoughts. Although the actor denies being philosophical or giving out motivational gyaan, his thoughts and quotes have often inspired folks on social media (and even us, during interviews). In fact, there is also a Twitter fan account dedicated to his quotes.

30. Focus and Dedication
Shahid likes being focused. His dedication towards his work and himself (be it while working in a film or working out at a gym) is awe inspiring. He is also known to be a perfectionist and believes in giving his best.

31. Normal life
Despite all the glamour and spotlight that his occupation brings along, Shahid likes leading a normal life. After a long day at work, he loves enjoying his cuppa with loved ones, chit - chatting and watching the world pass by. Some of his Instagram videos, where he is often seen enjoying sunsets while sitting at the deck of his suburban residence, are also proof. Don't we all love doing that too?



32. Love for Maamu
Everybody knows that Shahid shares an extremely special bond with Maamu, his man friday who has been with the actor since the former's kiddie days. He is also known as Shahid's one man army and the actor can't do without him. Shahid's love for his 'maamu' is absolutely adorable! 

33. Kaminey
We loved him in Kaminey! It takes some real guts to take up a film, which takes you out of a comfort zone and pushes you to do something completely different, at a time when you have given a blockbuster hit like Vivah - a family drama. But, Shahid accepted this challenge like a pro and the result? An award winning performance. Oh, and no one can run the way he did. Period.


 

34. FANtastic
Shahid has always been vocal about his love for all the fans, who keep supporting him no matter what. His Shanatic fandom is huge and has spread across the globe, right from Russia to Germany, Australia to Canada. There are several fan accounts dedicated to the actor and he acknowledges their love and faith in his work by checking their creations, special tweets and even replying to some of the fans.

35. That dimpled smile is everything!
Aap samajh gaye ya main aur boolun?


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Have a wonderful birthday, Shahid! We love you.

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Priya Adivarekar

Priya Adivarekar - Founder and Creative Director at Diary of a Dancebee. She is also a renowned Voice Actress and award winning artiste, with serious passion for dance. When not working round the clock, she can be seen reading, enjoying a movie-binge or listening to music.
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