Born on 1st November 1995 in Bombay, Ishaan Khattar stepped foot into the film industry at the early age of 10. His first role being opposite the handsome Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor in the movie “Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!” Ishaan Khattar was born to Indian television/film actress Neelima Azeem and her second husband Rajesh Khattar, an actor, making him a half-brother to Shahid Kapoor, who is the son of Neelima Azeem and Pankaj Kapur.
Ishaan did his schooling from Billabong High International School at Juhu, Mumbai and is currently completing his degree in RIMS College, Mumbai. Shahid Kapoor is quite a caring elder brother to Ishaan. Like Shahid, Ishaan is also inclined towards dance. It is told that Ishaan is being tutored in dance by Shahid’s master Shiamak Davar. A video uploaded by this lad on Instagram shows him dancing in Shahid’s sangeet ceremony, along with his big brother on the song ‘Dhating Naach’ from the film ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’. Ishaan totally stole the limelight in this clip.
Not just an actor/ dancer but Ishaan is also getting trained to be a director. Ishaan has made his start in this field by working as an assistant to Abhishek Chaubey in ‘Udta Punjab’, an intense film which talks about the drug trafficking issue in Punjab. A film like this was what Ishaan needed for his debut to the film world. Despite having a superstar brother, it is heard that Ishaan got this project up his sleeves all by himself.
He is taking his dream for directing to the next level by assisting in two other films- The Illegal (2016) and Half Widow (2016). According to sources, Ishaan is set to make his Bollywood entry along with Saif Ali Khan ’s daughter Sara Ali Khan sometime soon.