Shahid, born on February 25, 1981, is the son of actors Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem.
He was all of three years old when his parents split and he moved in with his mother.
This transition didn't affect Shahid's relationship with his father. Till date, he shares a great rapport with both, his father and stepmother Supriya Pathak.
His schooling began at Rajhans Vidyalaya, Mumbai, yet his passion was to act/perform. His skillful supple moves come from his dance training at Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts.
And with his cute boyish looks, the lady love rumours came often. He was linked to his first leading lady Hrishita Bhatt, with whom he starred in the Aryan song Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra.