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Aftab Shivdasani |
About Aftab Shivdasani |
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Aftab Shivdasani was born on June 25th 1978 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 made his Bollywood debut as a kid in Shekhar Kapoor’s ‘Mr. India’. Aftab also; got to play Sridevi’s kid brother in ‘Chalbaaz’; the actor is also; known to have had a big crush on this gorgeous Bollywood actress. Aftab continued modeling for commercials till the age of nineteen until he finally got a break to play the lead role. Director Ram Gopal Verma spotted him and signed Aftab for ‘Mast’ to play his debut as the lead actor 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. After a gap of almost two years, a more matured Aftab made a comeback in Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Kasoor’. ‘Kasoor’ and ‘Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega’ 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’, ‘Awaara Pagal Dewana’, ‘Masti’ and ‘Darna Mana Hai’. Aftab, who was being stereotyped as a comedy actor, finally managed to break the mould with Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Ankahee’ for which the actor won accolades for his intense performance.
Aftab has been romantically linked with Esha Deol and model Yana, tough the actor has never been open to the media about his relations. Aftab has always maintained good relations with Bhatt’s and his mentor Ram Gopal Verma which has been one of the reasons that these directors have been casting him over and over again. Aftab although, is never considered to be a successful actor, has been lucky to be a part of all big banners and the sole reason being is his easy going attitude.