Aftab Shivadasani is an Indian film actor, producer and model known for his works in Bollywood
Aftab Shivadasani is an Indian film actor, producer and model known for his works in Bollywood. He started his acting career as a child artist with the film Mr. India. Aftab Shivdasani is an Indian film actor, producer and model, who works in Bollywood. He was a child actor in films like Mr. India and Chaalbaaz. In 1999, he starred in Ram Gopal Varma's Mast, for which he received the Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut. He was also featured in negative role, in 2001 film Kasoor, for which he received Zee Cine Award. Aftab Shivdasani was born on 25 June 1978 in Mumbai, India. He has done his schooling at St. Xavier's High School, Lokamanya Tilak Marg in Mumbai. He then graduated from H. R.College of Commerce in Mumbai. He was selected as the Farex baby (Baby food brand) at age 14 months and from that point on he appeared in many TV commercials. Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 is a 2016 Bollywood film directed by Umesh Ghadge and produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. It was a sequel to 2012 film Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum and the third installment of Kyaa Kool Hain Hum series. The film featured Tusshar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani and Mandana Karimi in lead roles. The film released on 22 January 2016. Great Grand Masti is an upcoming Bollywood film featuring Ritesh Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Urvashi Rautela in lead roles. The film also stars Mishti, Sonal Chauhan, Pooja Chopra as wives. The movie will release on 25 March 2016. Aftab Shivdasani is the son of Putli Shivdasani and Prem Shivdasani. His father is a Sindhi while his mother is a Parsi. He has an elder sister Afsana Shivdasani. Aftab got married to a London-based Punjabi girl, Nin Dusanj on 11 June 2014. They got engaged in 2012 but took two long years to get into marriage life. Their marriage was a private ceremony attended only by both their families. Nin Dusanj has worked in Hong Kong for 6 years as a consultant and then shifted to India. She met Aftab through a common friend anShivdasani has started his career at a very tender age through commercials. He continued playing small roles in numerous advertisements and at the age of 19 he got the much needed break from Ram Gopal Verma. Aftab was offered a lead role opposite actress UrmilaMatondkar in his film, 'Mast' followed by many popular movies like Hungama, Awara Paagal Deewana, Aao Wish Karein, Grand Masti and many more. Aftab Shivadasani is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. He started as a child actor in commercials and has performed in over 40 films. He also co-wrote and helped produce the film Aao Wish Karein. He started his career as a child artist in the movie Mr. India.
Shivdasani was born in Mumbai to Prem and Putli Shivdasani. His father is a Hindu Sindhi-Baloch while his mother is a Parsi. He has an older sister named Afsana Shivdasani. He studied at St. Xavier's High School, (Fort) located at Lokamanya Tilak Marg in Mumbai. He then graduated from H. R.College of Commerce in Mumbai.
Shivdasani was selected as the Farex baby (Baby food brand) at age 14 months and from that point on he appeared in many TV commercials. He made his Bollywood debut as a child actor in Mr. India (Jugal)(1987), then appearing in films such as Shahenshah, ChaalBaaz and Insaniyat.
Shivdasani continued appearing in commercials till the age of 19 when he was offered a lead role in director Ram Gopal Varma's Mast opposite Urmila Matondkar while still studying at H.R. College. Shivdasani made his debut as an adult opposite Matondkar in Mast.
The film became an instant hit. In 2000, Shivdasani won the Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut and the Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male for his performance in Mast.
After a break in 2000, Shivdasani made his comeback to acting with his second film, Vikram Bhatt’s Kasoor opposite the debutant Lisa Ray in 2001. His performance in the film earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Best Villain Award and a Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role.
After an unsuccessful year of 2002, Shivdasani had some success in 2003 with the multi-starrer Darna Mana Hai, which was a critical success. His next release was Priyadarshan's comedy film Hungama opposite Akshaye Khanna and the debutant Rimi Sen, which was his second success of that year.
Aftab Shivdasani, who has been unlucky in love, is set to marry Britain-born Indian model Nin Dusanj next year.
Apparently Aftab's wedding is being planned in early 2013. The actor admits he's found love just when he needed it the most.
"Yes, we will get married. Nin was Hong Kong based. She has now relocated to India. She is a Punjabi girl, born and raised in London. But she's been working in Hong Kong for the past six years," said Aftab.
The 34-year-old had stopped signing films in 2010, took a year off to work on his physique and his performing abilities as an actor. He then came back to his friend and director Vikram Bhatt who signed him for 1920: Evil Returns that has just hit the screens.
The actor admits it's been a tough phase in his life.
"I stopped signing films. There was no point in doing films I wasn't happy with. I only signed Vikram Bhatt's 1920: Evil Returns and Indra Kumar's Grand Masti, sequel to Masti," he said.
Masti sequel is raunchier, more suggestive and risque than the first film, says the actor.
"It has to be! There have been so many spinoffs since Masti was released in 2004. I can't say I'm comfortable with all the double-meanings and suggestive dialogues, but it is what the audience wants. Being an actor it's my job to do and say things I wouldn't in real life," said Aftab.
Bhatt recently spoke to Aftab's new lady-love and was bowled over by her devotion to the actor.
"If Aftab has been unlucky in his career, he has been even unluckier in love," said Bhatt and added: "Yes,I did speak to Aftab's girlfriend. I can tell you this much, it's a very rare kind of love that they share. Aftab has been singularly unfortunate in love. He has been used and discarded by women."
"The thing about Nin is, she is not concerned with what he does, or what his stardom quotient is... When I spoke to her, I could feel this unconditional love that she has for Aftab. I think my friend has found his true love," he added.
Bhatt said that emotionally and professionally, Aftab had hit a low, but he has "born-again as an actor and as a human being. His life has come together. He's finally found the perfect partner and is hopefully en route to a second lease in his career...I'm happy."
Aftab Shivdasani studied at St. Xavier's High School, (Fort) located at Lokamanya Tilak Marg, Mumbai. He then graduated from H. R.College of Commerce in Mumbai.
His first brush with the glamour world was at the age of 14 months when he was selected as the Farex baby (Baby food brand) and from then point on, Aftab shot for many TV commercials. Aftab was a fairly well-known child star in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He first made his Bollywood debut as a kid in Mr India, then appearing in films such as Shahenshah, Chaalbaaz and Insaniyat.
Aftab played as Sridevi’s kid brother in Chaalbaaz; making the actor known to have had a big crush on this gorgeous Bollywood actress.
Aftab continued modeling for commercials till the age of 19 until he finally got a break to play the lead role. He got his first leading role in Bollywood with a starring role in director Ram Gopal Varma's Mast opposite the sex siren Urmila Matondkar. Aftab was still studying at H.R. College in Mumbai, when he signed Mast. The movie was however; a debacle at the box-office and Aftab was written off by the critics as he came across too young onscreen to play the lead. But Aftab won the 2000 Filmfare awards's Best Debute for his acclaimed performance. Aftab also won the Best Newcomer Award for his debut performance.
After a gap of almost two years, a more matured Aftab made a comeback in Vikram Bhatt’s Kasoor. Kasoor (2001) and Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), proved to be a turning point in Aftab’s career which finally helped him to make his mark as a Bollywood actor. Aftab has managed to make his place in Bollywood as he has many movies to his credit like Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Darna Mana Hai (2003), Hungama (2003), Masti (2004), and Koi Aap Sa (2005).
Since then he has been getting great reviews for his acting from fans as well as critics but many of his films have failed to do well at the box office.
Aftab's parents are of different religious backgrounds. His mother is Parsi and his father, Prem Shivdasani, is Sindhi. Aftab has an older sister named Afsana Shivdasani. He shares his birthday with his father (June 25th).
Aftab has been romantically linked with Esha Deol, and Shamita Shetty, though the actor has never been open to the media about his relations.
Aftab earlier was dating Yana Gupta until they both called it quits in May 2007.
Aftab is said to be dating Aamna Sharrif, his co-star in his forthcoming film Aloo ChaatHis school years were spent in St Xavier's High School. He completed college with a degree from H.R. College of Commerce.
He was all of fourteen months old when he appeared in an ad for the baby food brand Farex. He appeared as a child actor in Mr. India (1987), Shahenshah (1988) and ChaalBaaz (1989).
Shivdasani was dating actresses Esha Deol, Shamita Shetty and model Yana Gupta. He is currently said to be involved with Aamna Shariff with whom he has starred in Aloo Chaat.
In 2006, he won the People's Choice Award for Most Handsome.
1999 to 2003 Aftab Shivdasani made his debut as a lead actor in Ram Gopal Varma's Mast (1999) as a college-goer in love with an actress. He won the Filmfare Best Debut Award as well as the Filmfare Most Promising Newcomer Award. His next movie with Lisa Ray was Vikram Bhatt's Kasoor as a man convicted for murder.
He was seen in comedy flicks like Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001) and Awaara Pagal Deewana (2002).
2004 to 2009 Shivdasani didn't have any blockbusters even as he continued to be seen frequently on the big screen with movies like Masti (2004), Ankahee (2006) and Money Hai To Honey Hai (2008).
Some of his movies to look forward to in 2009 are Aloo Chaat with Aamna Shariff, Acid factory and Kambakth Ishq.Publish Date May 22 2016