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Happy Birthday Shahid Kapoor: His top 7 makeovers

As Shahid Kapoor turns 36, we look at his best avatars in movies. Which one is your favourite?

bollywood Updated: Feb 25, 2017 12:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Shahid Kapoor in Udta Punjab.
Shahid Kapoor in Udta Punjab.

He might not be the king of Bollywood as yet, but he’s definitely the Rs 100 cr (R...)Rajkumar he had always aspired to become.

As Shahid Kapoor turns 36, the actor could not have hoped for a better year with him becoming a father to lovely daughter, Misha in 2016.

Here’s looking at his top seven makeovers.


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Shahid Kapoor plays a soldier in Vishal Bhardwaj’s film, Rangoon.

Shahid sports a moustache and is seen in a soldier’s uniform for the movie that also stars Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan.

Udta Punjab


Shahid and Kareena Kapoor shared a film after ages with Udta Punjab. The actor was be seen sporting some really long locks in this film about the drug addiction situation in Punjab.

With a beard and a short cropped hairdo, Shahid Kapoor transformed into Vishal Bhardwaj’s Hamlet aka Haider with aplomb. The actor also went bald for the film, though he had a hard time making up his mind for it.


A day before going bald for the film, the actor had shared with Hindustan Times: “I’m very nervous. It was a tough decision for me.”

Read: Mira Rajput’s ‘simple yet special’ plans for Shahid Kapoor’s birthday



Shahid Kapoor not only got rugged and muscular for Prabhu Deva’s directorial venture, he turned into a complete tapori, unlearning all the sophistication he was known for. “Gandi baat, Shahid,” his fans said, but flocked at theatres to watch his latest avatar anyway.

The makeover definitely worked for him, as he got his first 100 crore film.

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Shahid got into Chulbul Pandey mould for this one, but couldn’t fit. He tried every antic of a hero (dialogue-baazi, crazy dance, and a lot of masala mannerisms), but ended up looking like a zero. Even his chemistry with Ileana D’Cruz didn’t do much for him.

Sadly, this was a makeover that earned him no brownie points.


Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor in Mausam.
Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor in Mausam.

His army man look with a moustache created a lot of buzz around the film. Exuding the old-world charm, Shahid’s avatar even garnered him good reviews. But a film also needs to be a crowd-puller on its own, which Mausam was not.



He worked on his physique, pulled off stunts, looked rugged, appeared in a double role, and dhen ten nan, a brand new Shahid was born. His performance was rated as “his best-ever till date”, in his first-ever action role in this Vishal Bhardwaj’s directorial venture.

Kaminey in every sense changed the ball game for Shahid.

First Published: Feb 25, 2016 07:58 IST

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