Aftab Shivdasani is a famed bollywood actor honored with Nation Honor Awards for his performance in ‘Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai’. Aftab was a popular child artist and appeared in many TV commercials and films during late eighties and early nineties. He made his debut as the lead actor in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Mast’ opposite Urmila Mantodkar. Aftab was recently seen in mega hit ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ alongside Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Arora.
Aftab was born on born 25 June 1978 in Mumbai into a Hindu father Prem Shivdasani and a Parsi mother Sherry. Aftab hails from a prosperous Sindhi merchant family. He attended St. Xavier's High School, Mumbai and later graduated from HR College of Commerce.
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Aftab Shivdasani is rumoured to be dating co-star Aamna Sahrif, the two have appeared together in films like ‘Aloo Chaat’ and ‘Aao Wish Karein’. Aftab was earlier dating Esha Deol, well known bollywood actress and daughter of Dharmendra and Hema Malini.
Aftab Shivdasani face the camera for the first time at an age of fourteen months in a TV commercial for Baby food brand Farex. Soon he was seen in many other TV commercials and magazines. Aftab appeared as a child artist in Bollywood films like ‘Mr India’ alongside Anil Kapoor and Sridevi, ‘Shahenshah’ alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Meenakshi Sheshadri, ‘Chaalbaaz’ alongside Sridevi, Sunny Deol and Rajnikanth and ‘Insaniyat’ alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Sunny Deol.
Aftab Shivdasani made his adult debut in the Ram Gopal Varma’s 1999 release ‘Mast’ opposite Urmila Matondkar. His performance was appreciated and he won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. He was next seen in several films of different genres including Vikram Bhatt’s thriller ‘Kasoor’, E Nivas’s comedy ‘Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega’, Rajiv Rai’s multistarrer drama ‘Pyaar Ishq aur Mohabbat’, Vinay Shukla’s family drama ‘Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche ‘,K. Murlimohana Rao’s romantic drama ‘Kya Yehi Pyar Hai’ and Vikram Bhatt’s action comedy ‘Awara Paagal Deewana’. Aftab Shivdasani received the Zee Cine Award for Best Villain for ‘Kasoor’ and Nation Honor Awards for ‘Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai’. He was also nominated for the Filmfare Best Villain Award for ‘Kasoor’.
Aftab Shivdasani won positive reviews for his performances in films like ‘Mr Ya Miss’ alongside Antara Mali and Ritesh Deshmukh, ‘Ankahee’ alongside Amisha Patel and Esha Deol, ‘Red: The Dark Side’ alongside Celina Jaitley and Amrita Arora and ‘Dus Kahaniyaan’ alongside Anupam Kher and Neha Oberoi.
Aftab was recently seen in films like ‘Aloo Chaat’, a romantic comedy and ‘Aao Wish Karein’, his first production both opposite his girlfriend Aamna Sharif. While ‘Aloo Chaat’ did reasonably well at the box office, ‘Aao Wish Karein’ was a commercial and critical failure. Aftab also appeared in multistarrer films like ‘Daddy Cool’ alongside Suniel Shetty, Aarti Chhabria, Kim Sharma, Tulip Joshi, Javed Jaffrey, Rajpal Yadav and Aashish Chaudhary and ‘Money Hai Toh Honey Hai ’ alongside Govinda, Manoj Bajpai, Upen Patel, Hansika Motwani and Celina Jaitley.
Aftab Shivdasani was seen in a supporting role in 2009 mega hit ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ also starring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Arora. Hollywood superstars like Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards, Brandon Routh and Holly Valance also made special appearances in the film.
Aftab was honoured with the coveted Rajiv Gandhi Award in 2003 and People's Choice Award for Most Handsome Actor in the year 2006.
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