Saif Ali Khan

16 August 1970 | Leo

Actor

Producer

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan

Hailed as the Nawab of Bollywood, Saif is considered one of the most accomplished actors in the industry with an impeccable comic timing, most noted in films like Dil Chahta Hai and Kal Ho Naa Ho. With over twenty years of experience, Saif has also portrayed critically acclaimed characters in films like Omkara and Being Cyrus.

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6 October 2017Chef

28 August 2015Phantom
Daniyal Khan

25 January 2013Race 2
Ranvir Singh

20 November 2009Kurbaan
Ehsaan Khan / Khalid

21 March 2008Race
Ranvir Singh

25 February 2008Tashan
Jeetendra 'Jimmy Cliff' Kumar Makwana

28 July 2006Omkara
Ishwar 'Langda' Tyagi

12 December 2003LOC Kargil
Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 17 JAT

28 May 1999Biwi No.1
Deepak (Special Appearance)

Biography

Hailed as the Nawab of Bollywood, Saif is considered one of the most accomplished actors in the industry with an impeccable comic timing, most noted in films like Dil Chahta Hai and Kal Ho Naa Ho. With over twenty years of experience, Saif has also portrayed critically acclaimed characters in films like Omkara and Being Cyrus. Born to former cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and actress and head of India's censorship board, Sharmila Tagore, Saif is often referred to as the Nawab of the industry, owing to his royal heritage. His paternal grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan was the eighth Nawab of Pataudi and played cricket for England. His grandmother, Sajida Sultan, was the Begum of Bhopal. On his mother’s side, he hails from the Bengali Tagore ancestry. He has two sisters - Soha, an actress and Saba, a jewellery designer. Saif attended the Lawrence School, Sanawar in Himachal Pradesh before moving to England to study at Lockers Park School, Hertfordshire. He graduated from the prestigious Winchester College before moving back to India to pursue a career in films. Saif made his acting debut in 1992 with Yash Chopra's Parampara but he tasted his first success with the 1994 films Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Yeh Dillagi. After going through several years of decline throughout the 1990s, Khan rose to prominence with his performance in Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and was appreciated for his comic timing. He also earned the Filmfare award for the best comic actor. His work in Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he was later awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Hum Tum (2004). Starring alongside Rani Mukerji, he portrayed the role of a commitment phobic man who keeps meeting a girl over the years and ultimately falls in love with her. Hum Tum also earned him the Filmfare award for the best comic actor. Khan had further mainstream success with films like Salaam Namaste (2005) and Race (2008). He also starred in critically acclaimed films such as Parineeta (2005), Being Cyrus (2005), and Omkara (2006). His portrayal of the menacing “Langda Tyagi” in Omkara earned him the Filmfare Best Villain Award. Subsequently he faced a slump in his career with disappointing films like Nehlle Pe Dehlla (2007), Tashan (2008) and Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008). In 2009, Khan branched out into film production with his company Illuminati Films, whose first release, Love Aaj Kal (2009), was a success. In more recent times, he starred in films like .Aarakshan (2011), Cocktail (2012), Bullett Raja (2013) and Happy Ending (2014). His latest film, Phantom (2015), is directed by Kabir Khan and stars Katrina Kaif, Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Zeeshan Ayub among others. Saif’s upcoming film is Rangoon, the dates of which are yet to be announced. Apart from films, Khan has endorsed brands like Amul Macho, Lays, Asian Paints, Taj Mahal Tea and Santoor Soap. In 2011, after the death of his father, he was symbolically installed as next Nawab of Pataudi in a “pagri” ceremony. Saif married actress Amrita SIngh in 1991, who is 12 years older than him. The couple had two children - Ibrahim and Sara before they parted ways in 2004. He then married actress Kareena Kapoor Khan in 2012.

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