Aftab Shivadasani

Aftab Shivadasani (Sindhi: آفتاب شوداساڻي‎; Hindi: आफ़ताब शिवदासाणी) 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. In 1999, he starred in Ram Gopal Varma's Mast, for which he received the Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut. In 2000, he appeared in Vikram Bhatt's Kasoor alongside Lisa Ray, for which he received Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role.
Born 1978 (age 37–38)
Mumbai, India
Occupation Film actor, producer
Years active 1987–present
Parent Putli Shivdasani
Prem Shivdasani
Personal life
Shivdasani was born in Mumbai to Prem and Putli Shivdasani. His father is a Hindu Sindhi while his mother is a Parsi. He has an elder 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. In 2012, he was engaged to Nin Dusanj, a London-based Punjabi who works in Hong Kong. On 11 June 2014, he married Dusanj at a private ceremony attended only by both their families.
Career
1987–1994: Child roles
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 Awwal Number, Shahenshah, ChaalBaaz and Insaniyat.
1999–2008: Switch to adult roles and breakthrough
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. He earned critical acclaim for his performance. Mohammad Ali Ikram of Planet Bollywood praised his performance and wrote "Newcomer Aftab Shivdasani comes across as a bit young and aimless when the movie opens, but as you watch the proceedings, you'll learn that this bit of casting makes perfect sense considering Kittu's immaturity and innocence."
 
 
 
 
 
2009–present: Aao Wish Karein and recent projects
In 2009, Shivdasani acted 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. In 2011, Shivdasani played the lead role in the comedy film Bin Bulaye Baraati opposite Priyanka Kothari.

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