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Namit Shah

Namit Shah is an Indian actor. He has been a part of many Bollywood films and Indian television serials as a child actor. He is known for his role as Kabir Jaiswal in the Disney Channel’s (India) television series ‘The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir.’

Wiki/Biography

Namit Shah was born on Sunday, 21 October 2001 (age 21 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai. He grew up in Mumbai. [1]The Times of India Namit attended St. Joseph’s High School, Malad, Mumbai. [2]Namit Shah – Facebook He studied at Mithibai College, Mumbai. [3]Live Talks ISM According to Namit Shah, it was the day in a mall with his parents when he was recognised by a group of directors while he was participating in the games organised for children. [4]YMK – YouTube The directors approached Namit’s parents after they realised that Namit had the potential to become a television actor following which Namit’s parents decided to give it a try. [5]YMK – YouTube In 2009, Namit Shah got the first chance to be a part of an HSBC commercial, which was supposed to be launched in the United Kingdom; however, the commercial did not air in India. After this, Namit Shah got another chance to share the screen with Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. [6]The Hindu Namit Shah has appeared in many advertisements.

Namit Shah's childhood picture

Namit Shah’s childhood picture

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Namit Shah picture

Family

Namit Shah belongs to a Gujarati family that traces its roots in Rajkot, Gujarat. [7]The Times of India

Parents & Siblings

Namit’s father’s name is Nikhil Shah, [8]Nikhil Shah – Facebook and his mother’s name is Pragna Shah. [9]Pragna Shah – Facebook He has a younger brother named Sujal Shah. [10]Nikhil Shah – Facebook

Childhood picture of Namit with his family - (from left) Pragna Shah, Namit Shah, Sujal Shah, and Nikhil Shah

Childhood picture of Namit with his family – (from left) Pragna Shah, Namit Shah, Sujal Shah, and Nikhil Shah

Namit Shah (left) with his younger brother, Sujal Shah

Namit Shah (left) with his younger brother, Sujal Shah

Career

Film

In 2010, Namit Shah appeared first time in a film titled ‘Break Ke Baad’ as (young) Abhay. In 2013, Namit Shah made his debut as the main character in the film ‘Main Krishna Hoon,’ which starred Juhi Chawala. He played the role of  Krishna, an orphan, for which he was nominated for the Times Best Child Artist Award. The producers of this film, Nandan K. Mahto and Promila Hunter, have worked as spot boys and hairdressers, respectively, for many popular Bollywood film stars such as Juhi Chawala, Katrina Kaif, and Hrithik Roshan. [11]ETC Bollywood Katina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan were also a part of the film. Namit Shah made his appearance in the film ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’ (2013) as (young) Raghuveer. In 2014, Namit was cast as (young) Nikhil Bhardwaj in the film ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ and Vicky in the film ‘Raja Natwarlal.’

Namit Shah (right) in 'Main Krishna Hoon'

Namit Shah (right) in ‘Main Krishna Hoon’

Television

According to Namit Shah, he got his first television show ‘Ek Safar Aisa Kabhi Socha Na Tha’ because of the advertisements he had done. [12]YMK Namit Shah could be seen playing different roles in various soap operas such as Shankar in ‘Jeet Jayenge Hum’ (2009), ‘Sapna Babul Ka… Bidai,’ ‘Mata Ki Chowki,’ ‘Mitwa Phool Kamal Ke,’ ‘Fear Files’ (2013-14), Jai Veer in ‘Baal Veer’ (2014), Goldie Ahuja Matric Pass’ (2015), Nana Sahib in ‘Khoob Ladi Mardani… Jhansi Ki Rani’ (2019), and Vivaan in ‘Waghle Ki Duniya – Nayi Peedhi Naye Kissey’ (2021).

Namit Shah as Nana Sahib in 'Jhansi Ki Rani'

Namit Shah as Nana Sahib in ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’

Namit Shah as Jai Veer in 'Baalveer'

Namit Shah as Jai Veer in ‘Baalveer’

The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (2012 – 2013)

The Indian television series broadcasted on the Disney channel ‘The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir’ brought more fame to Namit Shah. He is also recognised by the name Kabir Jaiswal, the character he played in the series. The show revolves around the life of two leading characters, Karan and Kabir, twin brothers living in the Raj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, where their mother, Preeti Jaiswal, works as an assistant manager. In an interview, Namit Shah talked about the show and said,

I picked the role of Kabir over another role in a film simply because I love the original show on Disney channel. The shoots happen only for a few months and when they do, they are on the weekends.” [13]The Hindu

Namit Shah (left), and Siddharth Thakkar (right) from 'The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir'

Namit Shah (left) and Siddharth Thakkar (right) from ‘The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir’

Namit Shah (right) and Siddharth Thakkar (left)

Namit Shah (right) and Siddharth Thakkar (left)

OTT

BHRAM

Namit Shah has been a part of a psycho-thriller web series ‘Bhram,’ which stars actress Kalki Koechlin and many more.

Life of Five

NTV Houston’s founder and President Navroz Prasla came up with a web series titled ‘Live of Five’ stars Namit Shah along with Khushi Dubey, Devish Ahuja, Ayush Narang, and Sakshi Mhadolkar in the lead roles. The series is a blend of fun, chemistry, and a story about five close friends.

Poster of 'Life of Five'

Poster of ‘Life of Five’

Favourites

  • Street food: Vada Pao
  • Television show: Friends (an American television series)

Facts/Trivia

  • Namit Shah shows his interest in performing physical exercises and other activities through his social media posts.
  • Apart from acting, Namit Shah likes to dance, and he often shares his dance videos on social media.
  • Namit has a pet dog, Leo.
  • According to Namit Shah, he enjoys working for Disney’s shows more than films. [15]Live Talks ISM

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