Aftab Shivdasani was born on June 25, 1978.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 older sister named Afsana Shivdasani.He studied at St. Xavier's High School, located at Lokamanya Tilak Marg in Mumbai. He then graduated from H. R.College of Commerce in Mumbai.He made his Bollywood debut as a child actor in Mr. India (Jugal)(1987). 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.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."

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2000: Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut for Mast