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Aftab Shivadasani

Aftab Shivadasani born on 25 June, 1978 is an Indian actor who emerged in Bollywood films. He started as a child artist in commercials and has actedin more than 40 films. He also co-wrote and assisted in producing the film Aao Wish Karein. He started his profession as a child performer in the movie Mr. India.

Shivdasani maintained emerging in commercials till the age of 19 when he was presented a lead role in director Ram Gopal Varma's Mast opposite Urmila Matondkar although still studying at H.R. College.

Shivdasani made his entrance as an adult opposite Matondkar in Mast. The film became an instantaneous 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.

Date Of Birth : June 25, 1978
Place Of Birth: Mumbai, India
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

  • Shivdasani was born in Mumbai to Prem and Putli Shivdasani.

  • His father is a Hindu Sindhi-Baloch whilst his mother is a Parsi.

  • He has an elder sister named Afsana Shivdasani. He studied at St. Xavier's High School, (Fort) positioned at Lokamanya Tilak Marg in Mumbai.

  • He then graduated from H. R.College of Commerce in Mumbai.

Vikram Bhatt

After 2000, Shivdasani made his reappearance in acting with his second film, Vikram Bhatt's Kasoor opposite the debutant Lisa Ray in 2001. Shivdasani contributed a negative role and shot to immediate fame with his portrayal of Shekhar Saxena, a recognized journalist, who murders his wife.

Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega

His recital in the film earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Best Villain Award and a Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a pessimistic role.The next release of that year was Ram Gopal Varma's Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhag Karega, in which Shividasani starred in a sustaining role opposite Saif Ali Khan, Fardeen Khan, Twinkle Khanna and Sonali Bendre.

Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat

His third and last discharge of 2001 was Rajiv Rai's Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat, in which Shivdasani took part in Taj Bharadwaj, one of the three lead roles with the debutant Arjun Rampal and Suniel Shetty opposite Kirti Reddy. The movie was a breakdown at the box office.

Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe

In 2002, Shivdasani's first two films Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe opposite debutant Esha Deol and Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai opposite Ameesha Patel were failures at the box office. His third release of that year was Rajkumar Kohli's multi-starrer supernatural horror Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani that was his third successive flop. His fourth film of 2002 was the multi-starrer action comedy Awara Paagal Deewana proved to be a flourishing movie and became the seventh highest grosser movie of that year. It was his only hit movie of 2002.

Darna Mana Hai

His last release of that year Pyaasa opposite debutant Yukta Mookhey was a flop. After an unproductive year of 2002, Shivdasani had some achievement in 2003 with the multi-starrer Darna Mana Hai, which was a decisive success. His role of Purab, a young college student who has the capability to stop and move people, was critically praised. His subsequently release was Priyadarshan's comedy film Hungama opposite Akshaye Khanna and the debutant Rimi Sen, which was his second triumph of that year..


His third and final release of that year was Footpath opposite Bipasha Basu, Rahul Dev and debutant Emraan Hashmi, which botched to do well at the box office. Shivdasani's first two releases of 2004 were Suno Sasurjee opposite Ameesha Patel, and Muskaan opposite Gracy Singh. Both films flopped at the box office. His third release of that year was Indra Kumar's comedy film Masti, in which he starred opposite Vivek Oberoi, Ritesh Deshmukh, Amrita Rao, Genelia D'Souza, Tara Sharma, Lara Dutta and Ajay Devgan. The movie became a semi-hit.


His last release of that year Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart opposite Anupam Kher and Shriya Saran, which proved futile at the box office. In 2005, Shivdasani's films Mr Yak Miss opposite Antara Mali and Koi Aap Sa opposite Natassha flopped at the box office. All of Shivdasani's films were failures in 2006. Shivdasani found some triumph with multi-starrer films in 2007 and 2008.

Bin Bulaye Baraati

In 2011, Shivdasani played the lead task in the comedy film Bin Bulaye Baraati opposite Priyanka Kothari. The film was a letdown.

  • Shivdasani was chosen as the Farex baby (Baby food brand) at age 14 months and from that point on he materialized 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.

  • In 2009, Shivdasani materialized in Acid Factory. Later, he worked in Aao Wish Karein, the first film produced under his production company, Rising Sun Entertainment. He aided in co-writing the script and also played the escort character, Mickey.

  • Wins

  • 2000: Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut for Mast

  • 2000: Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male for Mast

  • 2002: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a pessimistic Role for Kasoor

  • Nominations

  • 2002: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Kasoor