Aftab Shivdasani (Hindi: आफ़ताब शिवदसानी, born 25 June 1978) is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. He started as a child actor in commercials and has performed in over 35 films. He also co-wrote and helped produce the film Aao Wish Karein.
* 1 Early life and background
* 2 Career
* 3 Awards and nominations
* 4 Filmography
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Early life and background
Shivdasani was born in Mumbai to Prem and Putli Shivdasani. His father is a Sindhi Hindu 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 (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 (1999) while still studying at H.R. College. He won the 2000 Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut for his performance.
After a gap of almost two years, Shivdasani made a comeback with Vikram Bhatt’s Kasoor (2001) and Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001). Shivdasani following films included Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Darna Mana Hai (2003), Hungama (2003), Masti (2004), Shukriya (2004), and Koi Aap Sa (2005).
In 2009, Shivdasani appeared in Acid Factory. Later, he worked in Aao Wish Karein, the first film produced under his production company, Rising Sun Entertainment. He helped co-write the script and also played the lead character, Mickey.
On August 14 and 15, 2010, Shivdasani participated as Grand Marshal at the Festival of India in Fremont, California.
Awards and nominations
* 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 Negative Role for Kasoor