Saif Ali Khan
Actor
Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor known for his work in Bollywood films . He is the son of the cricket player and last titular Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan, and actress Sharmila Tagore, a great-grandniece of poet Rabindranath Tagore. Having made his acting debut in 1992 with Yash Chopra's Parampara, Khan had his first success with the 1994 films Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Yeh Dillagi.
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Exclusive Photos: Saif, Katrina shoot for ‘Phantom’
Bollywood Mantra - about 3 years
The beautiful landscape of Gulmarg in Kashmir is once again full of activities as Saif Ali Khan is shooting for his upcoming action thriller movie ‘Phantom’ in Kashmir.
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Saif, Kareena celebrate one year of togetherness
Bollywood Mantra - over 3 years
Last year on the same day, Bollywood most cherished couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor entered into wedlock after dating for five long years.
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Saif Ali Khan comes cheaper than Dhoni?
The Times Of India - over 3 years
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has successfully managed to clinch an endorsement deal right under Dhoni’s nose.     
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Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor need to thank Sonu Sood
The Times Of India - over 3 years
Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor were meant to clash on November 29, with Bullett Raja and Rambo Rajkumar releasing on the same day.     
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Photo: Saif with his wife Kareena during London auction
Bollywood Mantra - over 3 years
Here we bring to you the latest photograph of Nawab and actor Saif Ali Khan with his begum and actress Kareena Kapoor.
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Movies and magazine covers, not enough for Kareena
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
Actor Kareena Kapoor has been featured on the cover of movie magazine Filmfare almost 20 times, and has also won six Filmfare awards, but still says any association with the brand is never enough. “I would like to thank the entire team of Filmfare for having me on this re-invented Filmfare cover for the 19th or 20th time. But it’s just never enough,” the 32-year-old said at the launch of the new magazine. “It’s never enough to be on a [magazine] cover and it’s never enough to have Filmfare awards. There are two things that every [Indian] actor wants,” she added. Kareena hopes to feature on many more covers, even when she is 60. “I hope I can always be on a magazine cover, even when I am 60 with all my wrinkles, and hopefully no botox! I would still want to be on the cover like I did when I was a six-year-old child,” Kareena said. Movie for the masses The first look of Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan-starrer Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is out, and the ...
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Saif is liberal, not possessive: Kareena Kapoor
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
MUMBAI: Off-screen or on-screen, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan make for one of Bollywood’s most romantic couples. But whether she romances other actors in films or sizzles in saucy item numbers, Kareena says she makes sure she never gives her “liberal” husband a chance to be “possessive”. “Saif is a very responsible man and he knows his responsibility. I have never given him a chance to be possessive. He is quite liberal in his thinking. Possessive is a very wrong word in a way. I could be more possessive than Saif,” the 32-year-old told IANS in an interview. From doing films such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, 3 Idiots and Bodyguard to offbeat films such as Chameli, Dev, Fashion and Omkara, she has proved her mettle in the last 13 years. Kareena and Saif tied the knot in elaborate wedding celebrations last October after a five-year relationship. Many feel love tends to fade away post marriage, but Kareena believes this is a cliche. “I hope it ...
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Doctors advise Manisha of regular check-ups
The Times Of India - over 3 years
The gorgeous Manisha Koirala, who is in Mumbai with her mother, shares her birthday (August 16) with Saif Ali Khan.     
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Saif Ali Khan to play triple roles in Sajid Khan's next
Bollywood Mantra - over 3 years
Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor have pulled up their socks to act in Sajid Khan’s directorial movie ‘Humshakals’.
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Saif Ali Khan isn't happy with Kareena?
The Times of India - over 3 years
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Saif Ali Khan gets a tan
The Times Of India - over 3 years
Had he wanted, Saif Ali Khan could have used tan make up and got the same effect.     
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I seek approval from Saif on how I look: Kareena Kapoor
The Times Of India - almost 4 years
Happily married to Saif Ali Khan, Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor says that just like any other regular couple they try to enjoy small pleasures of life by doing things together.     
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Big brands rejected Bangladesh factory safety plan
Fox News - almost 4 years
As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay for strict nationwide factory inspections is bringing renewed scrutiny to an industry that has profited from a country notorious for its hazardous workplaces and subsistence level wages. After a factory fire killed 112 garment workers in November, clothing brands and retailers continued to reject a union-sponsored proposal to improve safety throughout Bangladesh's $20 billion garment industry. Instead, companies expanded a patchwork system of private audits and training that labor groups say improves very little in a country where official inspections are lax and factory owners have close relations with the government. In the meantime, the number of deaths and injuries has mounted. In the five months since last year's deadly blaze at Tazreen Fashions Ltd., there were 40 other fires in Bangladeshi factories, killing nine workers ...
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Indian Actors Face Trial Over Killing Of Rare Deer
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
NEW DELHI — An Indian court will try five Bollywood actors, including action hero Salman Khan, for allegedly killing two rare deer in a western India wildlife preserve 14 years ago. Attorney K.L. Vyas says that while Salman Khan was charged with shooting the bucks, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre and others allegedly abetted the crime by encouraging him while hunting in Rajasthan state. The Indian court system is notoriously slow, and it often takes years and even decades for a case to go to trial. If convicted, the actors could face three to six years in prison. They deny the charges. Four of the accused appeared before a magistrate Saturday. On Thursday, Sanjay Dutt had a conviction for illegal possession of weapons upheld, and the Bollywood leading man now faces prison time.
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The Bachchans arrive in Bhopal!
The Times Of India - about 4 years
Sharmila Tagore is also in the city, who told us about an intended get-together with bahu Kareena and son Saif Ali Khan
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Film awards are corrupt: Saif Ali Khan
The Times of India - about 4 years
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I am not a star: Deepika Padukone
The Times Of India - about 4 years
She may have made her Bollywood debut with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and worked with biggies like Amitabh Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan but actress Deepika Padukone feels that she is still not a star.
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It seems my life is quite set: Saif Ali Khan
The Times Of India - about 4 years
After an eventful 2012, Saif Ali Khan is looking forward to a racier 2013. The "Race 2" actor is at peace with his personal and professional life.
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Race 2
The Times of India - about 4 years
Didn’t they exhaust all the twists and turns in Race ? Apparently there is more revenge to be had, more exotic locations to be explored, more races to be begun and finished, more lame dialogue to be delivered and heard. But hey, no new music? Saif Ali Khan and Anil Kapoor return with John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jackquline Fernandes, and Ameesha Patel! Ameesha Patel? She is still around? Oh ofcourse, only as Anil Kapoor aka Karamchand ’s Kitty. That makes sense, fits..
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Saif gets a bandhgala designed for his honeymoon
The Times Of India - about 4 years
Even though Saif Ali Khan and wife Kareena Kapoor frequently holiday in Gstaad (Switzerland), the dapper Nawab seems to have put in extra effort this time in selecting his wardrobe
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Saif Ali Khan
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 45
    In a blog published by The Wall Street Journal, Rupa Subramanya described their marriage as India's "wedding and social event of the year," and Khan reported that they were expecting their first child in December 2016.
    More Details Hide Details From 2012–15, Khan has featured on Forbes Indias "Celebrity 100," a list based on the income and popularity of India's celebrities. He ranked among the top 30 each year, peaking at the fifteenth position in 2012 and 2014 with an estimated annual earning of and respectively. In 2003, Khan placed fourth on Rediff's list of "Top Bollywood Male Stars". He was later ranked second in 2005, sixth in 2006 and seventh in 2007. In March 2011, Khan placed fifth on Rediff's list of "Top 10 Actors of 2000–2010". He was ranked among the top 30 on The Times of Indias listing of the "Most Desirable Men" from 2010 to 2015, and has additionally featured in the UK magazine Eastern Eyes "World's Sexiest Asian Men" list in 2008, 2011 and 2012. In 2010 and from 2012–14, Khan was featured as one of the best-dressed male celebrities by the Indian edition of GQ magazine.
    As of July 2016, Khan has completed filming the part of a filmmaker in Rangoon, a romantic drama set during World War II, co-starring Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut, which marks his second collaboration with Vishal Bhardwaj.
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  • 2014
    Age 43
    In October 2014, Khan was appointed as an ambassador for Olympic Gold Quest and donated to help raise funds for the training of athletes.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview with Rajeev Masand, Khan described himself as "a very private person". The journalist Roshmila Bhattacharya added, "Unlike most actors, his interests are not limited to box office collections and workout routines. He can converse on anything, from philosophy to politics, from sports to books and music." Filmfare wrote that earlier in his career, Khan gained a reputation for being arrogant, but later matured into "one of showbiz’s biggest and most respected stars." During his career, he has played roles in both high-profile mainstream productions and lesser-publicised films of independent filmmakers, and has appeared in a range of film genres, although he has found a niche playing roles in romantic comedies. The Tribune wrote that his roles in Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Hum Tum (2004), Salaam Namaste (2005) and Love Aaj Kal (2009) were "essentially endearing pretty boys", and the success of these films established him as the "poster boy for romantic comedies". Beth Watkins explains the typical role Khan played in romantic comedies and its appeal:
    He is currently co-producing and working on an untitled project by Akshat Verma, and has also committed to play the lead role in the Indian remake of the 2014 comedy-drama Chef.
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    In an interview with The Times of India, Khan explained that he regretted starring in the 2014 Sajid Khan-directed comedy Humshakals.
    More Details Hide Details Co-starring alongside an ensemble cast (Ritesh Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Tamannaah and Esha Gupta), Khan portrayed three different characters in an attempt to "expand my market" and step out of his comfort zone. The Hindustan Times described it as a "dim-witted comedy" and criticized Khan for being "the worst thing about film." He next produced and featured in Happy Ending (2014), a romantic comedy directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee found Khan's character of a struggling writer to be "a breezy rejig of his Hum Tum and Salaam Namaste persona of a decade ago", and noted that "the many collegiate hook-ups and break-ups he pulls off in Happy Ending do not look completely at odds with the film's purpose." Both Humshakals and Happy Ending underperformed at the box office. Following a brief appearance in the comedy Dolly Ki Doli (2015), he appeared alongside Katrina Kaif in Kabir Khan's counter-terrorism drama Phantom (2015). Based on the book Mumbai Avengers by Hussain Zaidi, the film is a retelling on the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Khan was cast as Cpt. Daniyal Khan, a former soldier hired by the RAW agency. Phantom generated controversy when the Central Board of Film Censors deemed that the film represented Pakistan in a negative light and banned the film from releasing there. A review in The Hollywood Reporter noted that Khan was "well cast" and "believable" in his role, and Rachit Gupta of Filmfare described his performance as "a heady mix of bravado and restrained intensity which works in parts only."
  • 2012
    Age 41
    On 16 October 2012, Khan married actress Kareena Kapoor (after a five-year courtship) in a private ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai, and a reception was later held at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the Lutyens Bungalow Zone in Mumbai and Delhi respectively.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Khan collaborated with Deepika Padukone for the fourth time (alongside Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ameesha Patel) in Abbas-Mustan's Race 2 (2013), an ensemble action thriller that served as a sequel to the 2008 film Race. The film received predominantly negative reviews from critics, but with a total collection of, it proved to be a commercial success and his highest-grossing film to date. He was next cast as the "Russian mafia don", Boris in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.'s Go Goa Gone (a film described as "India's first zom-com") alongside Kunal Khemu and Vir Das. Khan, who bleached his hair for the film, was particularly drawn to the project for its novel concept and its "action, comedy and violence". The critic Rajeev Masand described the film as "a winning cocktail of laugh-out-loud dialogue and well-timed performances by the three leads", and in particular noted Khan's scene with Khemu's character. His final release of the year was Bullett Raja, a crime drama directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, and co-starring Jimmy Shergill and Sonakshi Sinha. Khan explained that he found himself challenged playing the role of Raja Mishra (a common man who turns into a gangster) but "totally relied" on the director's guidance. Bullett Raja earned little at the box office and received predominantly negative reviews. Writing for Firstpost, Mihir Fadnavis found Khan to be "miscast" and described his performance as "farcial".
  • 2011
    Age 40
    In 2011, he appeared in Prakash Jha's multi-starrer drama Aarakshan.
    More Details Hide Details Set in the city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, the film deals with the policy of caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. Khan portrayed the character of Deepak Kumar, a rebellious student who joins the mafia. To prepare for the role, Khan was required to take acting workshops along with the rest of the cast. Prior to its release, the film was banned from releasing in select cities across India due to its controversial subject. While the film received a mixed critical reaction, his performance was generally well received. The following year, Khan produced both of his films. For his first release, he collaborated once again with director Sriram Raghavan, as the protagonist in the action thriller Agent Vinod. Khan described it as his "most ambitious project", but the film opened to mixed reviews and eventually under-performed at the box office grossing in India on a budget of.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    Khan did not make any screen appearances in 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 38
    In 2009, Khan appeared in the romantic drama Sanam Teri Kasam, a production that had been delayed since 2000.
    More Details Hide Details The film garnered negative reviews and poor box office returns. Khan's role was small, and not well received. He next released his company's first project: Love Aaj Kal (2009), a romantic drama from the writer-director Imtiaz Ali. Featured opposited Deepika Padukone, the film documented the changing value of relationships among the youth, and Khan played dual roles - the younger part of Rishi Kapoor's character (Veer Singh) and Jai Vardhan Singh, an ambitious architect. Love Aaj Kal received mostly positive reviews by critics and became one of the highest-grossing films of the year, earning over worldwide. Gaurav Malani of The Economic Times described his performance as "refreshing natural" and "outstanding". At the 55th Filmfare Awards, the feature was nominated for Best Film and Khan received an additional nomination for Best Actor. He then starred in the dramatic thriller Kurbaan, alongside Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi. Produced by Dharma Productions, the film marked the directorial debut of Rensil D'Silva and featured Khan in the role of a terrorist. Upon release, Kurbaan was received favourably by critics and Khan's performance was critically acclaimed. A review in The Telegraph praised his "easy transition from a charming lover to a heartless man on a deadly mission."
  • 2008
    Age 37
    Khan received further success in 2008, starring in the Abbas-Mustan thriller Race with an ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy. The feature was loosely adapted from the 1998 American film Goodbye Lover, and became one of the biggest box office hits, earning worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand found Khan to be a standout among the ensemble, adding that he has "the least dialogue but the one who makes the best impression". This was followed by three projects produced by Yash Raj Films: the action-thriller Tashan, the fantasy-drama Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, and the animated film Roadside Romeo, all of which were not successful.
    Khan's greatest commercial success came with the 2008 thriller Race and its 2013 sequel, the 2009 romance Love Aaj Kal, and the 2012 romantic comedy Cocktail.
    More Details Hide Details Khan is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards, and received the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award, in 2010. He has been noted for his performances in a range of film genres—from crime dramas to thrillers and occasional romances—and his film roles have been credited with contributing to a change in the concept of a Hindi film hero. Divorced from the actress Amrita Singh with whom he has two children, Khan has been married to the actress Kareena Kapoor since 2012. In addition to film acting, Khan is a frequent television presenter, stage show performer and the owner of the production company Illuminati Films.
  • 2007
    Age 36
    Starting in 2007, Khan's relationship with Kareena Kapoor became one of the country's most-reported celebrity stories, and they were listed amongst the top celebrity couple endorsers for brands and products worldwide.
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    By 2007, Khan was keen on branching out into film production to "explore various genres of commercial and intellectually stimulating cinema".
    More Details Hide Details The critical success of Being Cyrus led him to create Illuminati Films and partner up with producer Dinesh Vijan, someone who he shared a "like-minded perspective and ideology with regard to cinema". Khan next reunited with producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra in the epic drama Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007), alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sharmila Tagore and Vidya Balan. Set in the state of Rajasthan during the early years of Indian independence, the movie revolves around a jealous and ungrateful ruler and his ailing wife. Although the film did not succeed at the box office, it was chosen as India's official entry to the Oscars. BBC Online described the film as a "cinematic experience" and praised Khan's growth as an actor, particular noting his scene with Bachchan's character. Following an appearance in the poorly received action-comedy Nehlle Pe Dehlla, (a production that had been delayed since 2001) Khan featured opposite Rani Mukerji in the family drama, Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007). Directed by Siddharth Anand, it received mixed reactions from the critics but earned over in India and abroad. Writing for Hindustan Times, Khalid Mohamed praised Khan for displaying a new maturity but Rajeev Masand thought that neither he nor Mukerji "are able to make much of an impression because their characters are so unidimensional and boring."
  • 2006
    Age 35
    He later performed along with several other Bollywood personalities at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
    More Details Hide Details Since October 2011, Khan has taken the responsibility of managing his father's eye hospital and has also made public appearances to support various other charitable causes. In February 2005, Khan and several other Bollywood actors participated in the 2005 HELP! Telethon Concert to raise money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. He took part in a charity cricket match organized by IIFA at the Headingley Stadium in West Yorkshire, England in 2007, and later hosted an event organized by the award ceremony to help raise funds for various charities in 2011. In November 2008, Khan performed in a concert to raise money for the victims of the 2008 Bihar flood and in September 2013, he attended a charity dinner organized by The Venu Eye institute, donating two of his personal belongings to help raise funds for cataract operations. Later that year, he spent time with underprivileged kids during the filming of Bullett Raja.
    The film premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and was also selected for screening at the Cairo International Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Omkara was received positively by critics, and Khan went on to receive major acclaim earning the awards for Best Performance in a Negative Role at the Filmfare, Screen, Zee Cine and IIFA ceremonies; his performance was later included in the 2010 issue of the "Top 80 Iconic Performances" by Filmfare. Variety described it as a "powerhouse performance" and wrote that "it is Khan's movie through and through, in a performance of rugged, contained malevolence which trades on his previous screen persona as a likable best friend as well as his stint as the manipulative outsider in Being Cyrus. It is smart casting, superbly realized."
  • 2005
    Age 34
    In 2005, Rediff.com published that Khan had established himself as a leading actor of Hindi cinema with starring roles in the drama Parineeta and the comedy-drama Salaam Namaste.
    More Details Hide Details An adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1914 Bengali novella by the same name, Parineeta was directed by Pradeep Sarkar, and narrated the love story of an idealist (Lalita, played by Vidya Balan) and a musician (Shekhar, played by Khan), the son of a capitalist businessman. Although the film's producer, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, considered Khan to be too inexperienced for the part, he was persuaded by Sarkar who felt that Khan was perfect for the role. The film garnered critical acclaim upon release and Khan's portrayal earned him his first Filmfare nomination for Best Actor. Derek Elley from Variety wrote, "Khan, who has gradually been developing away from light comedy, again shows smarts as a substantial actor." Siddharth Anand's Salaam Namaste became the first Indian feature to be filmed entirely in Australia and went on to become the year's highest-grossing Bollywood production outside of India with worldwide ticket sales of. The film tells the story of a contemporary cohabiting Indian couple and their subsequent struggle with an unexpected pregnancy. Khan played the role of Nikhil Arora, a single modern young man who leaves India to make his own life in Melbourne. The critic Taran Adarsh praised Khan for delivering his third successive performance and Khalid Mohamed noted that he "rescues several untidily written scenes with his neat wit and that flustered facial expression."
  • 2004
    Age 33
    In 2004, Khan began dating model Rosa Catalano who he separated with three years later.
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    He explained that the film's success led to Yash Raj Films casting him in the 2004 romantic comedy Hum Tum.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of the year, he appeared briefly as Cpt. Anuj Nayyar in J. P. Dutta's box office flop LOC Kargil. In an attempt to avoid typecasting and broaden his range as an actor, Khan starred as Karan Singh Rathod in the thriller Ek Hasina Thi (2004), a character he described as "a Charles Sobhraj-meets-James Bond kind of a guy". The film (which marked the debut of Sriram Raghavan) tells the story of a young woman (played by Urmila Matondkar) who meets with Khan's character, and is subsequently arrested for having links with the underworld. When Khan was initially offered the project, he was unable to do it due to his busy schedule. However, he agreed when Raghavan approached him for the second time, and in preparation for the role, exercised extensively for six months to achieve the physical requirements of his character. Upon release, the film was positively received by critics, with Khan's performing earning praise. Film critic Anupama Chopra wrote that Khan gave "an accomplished performance", whilst The Deccan Herald opined that he was successful in "breaking out of the cool dude stereotype" and "holding his own in a movie that is completely Urmila's." For his performance, Khan received nominations at the Screen, Zee Cine and IIFA ceremonies.
    The 2004 romantic comedy Hum Tum proved to be Khan's first success in which he played the sole male lead, earning him the National Film Award for Best Actor, and starring roles in the drama Parineeta and the romantic comedy Salaam Namaste (both 2005) established him as a leading actor in Bollywood.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to earn wide critical praise for his portrayal of an apprentice in the 2006 English film Being Cyrus, a character based on William Shakespeare's antagonist Iago in the 2006 crime film Omkara and a terrorist in the 2009 thriller Kurbaan.
  • 2001
    Age 30
    In 2001, Khan appeared in Eeshwar Nivas' box office flop Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, (a film loosely inspired by the 1996 black comedy Fargo) following which he featured alongside Aamir Khan and Akshaye Khanna in Farhan Akhtar's coming-of-age dramedy Dil Chahta Hai.
    More Details Hide Details Depicting the contemporary routine life of Indian affluent youth, it is set in modern-day urban Mumbai and focuses on a major period of transition in the lives of three young friends. Khan played Sameer Mulchandani, a "hopeless romantic", and was particularly drawn to the qualities of his character. Dil Chahta Hai was popular with critics and earned the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi; it performed well in the big cities but failed in the rural areas, which was attributed by critics to the urban-oriented lifestyle it presented. The feature marked a significant turning point in Khan's career, earning him the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role and awards for Best Supporting Actor at the Screen, Zee Cine and International Indian Academy (IIFA) ceremonies. Rediff.com wrote that Khan was able to rise above his "under sketched character", and the critic Taran Adarsh described him as "excellent" arguing that it was his "career-best performance".
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    The drama Kya Kehna from director Kundan Shah was Khan's only release of 2000, in which he played the casanova Rahul Modi.
    More Details Hide Details Co-starring alongside Preity Zinta and Chandrachur Singh, Khan compared the portrayal of his character with his own evolving maturity as a father. The film addressed themes of single parenthood and teenage pregnancy and emerged a sleeper hit. The Indian Express believed that Khan "looks debauched enough to be the rogue he plays. He is the only dark aspect in a film that is sunny and bright even at its most tragic."
  • 1999
    Age 28
    After four consecutive years of poorly received films, Khan's career prospects began to improve in 1999; he appeared in four films: Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan, Kachche Dhaage, Aarzoo and Hum Saath-Saath Hain.
    More Details Hide Details The romantic comedy Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan (alongside Twinkle Khanna) and the romance Aarzoo (alongside Madhuri Dixit and Akshay Kumar) earned little at the box office, but the action-thriller Kachche Dhaage (a story about two estranged brothers becoming the target of a terrorist conspiracy) was Khan's first commercial success since Main Khiladi Tu Anari. Directed by Milan Luthria, the film was generally well received but critics noted that Khan was overshadowed by co-actor Ajay Devgan. The feature, however, earned Khan a Best Supporting Actor nomination at Filmfare. Khan described his final release of the year, the Sooraj Barjatya-directed family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain, as a "morale-booster". The film featured an ensemble cast (Mohnish Behl, Salman Khan, Tabu, Karisma Kapoor and Sonali Bendre) and emerged as the highest-grossing film of the year, earning over worldwide. During the filming of Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Khan was charged with poaching two blackbucks in Kankani along with co-stars Salman, Tabu, Bendre and Neelam Kothari. That year, he also appeared briefly in the David Dhawan-directed comedy Biwi No.1, a box office hit.
  • 1993
    Age 22
    In 1993, Khan made his acting debut with Parampara, a drama directed by Yash Chopra.
    More Details Hide Details The film, which tells the story of two estranged brothers (played by Aamir Khan and Khan), failed to find a wide audience. He next appeared opposite Mamta Kulkarni and Shilpa Shirodkar in the box office flops Aashiq Awara and Pehchaan (both 1993) respectively, but Khan earned the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in Aashiq Awara at the 39th Filmfare Awards. Following an appearance in the moderately successful drama Imtihaan (1994), Khan starred in and earned public recognition with his next two releases opposite Akshay Kumar: Yash Raj Films' hit romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari. Yeh Dillagi was an unofficial remake of the 1954 Hollywood film Sabrina, and narrated the story of a chauffeur's daughter (played by Kajol) who becomes a model and engages in a love triangle between two brothers (played by Kumar and Khan). Main Khiladi Tu Anari (the second film in the Khiladi series) featured Khan as an aspiring actor and emerged as the fifth highest-grossing film of the year. Bollywood Hungama reported that the success of both films proved a breakthrough for Khan, and his performance in Main Khiladi Tu Anari fetched him his first Best Supporting Actor nomination at the annual Filmfare Awards. Khan found no success in his next two releases of the year: the dramas Yaar Gaddar and Aao Pyaar Karen, and his career prospect declined through much of the 1990s.
  • 1991
    Age 20
    While filming Bekhudi, Khan met actress Amrita Singh who he married in October 1991. Singh gave birth to their daughter (Sara) and son (Ibrahim) in 1993 and 2001 respectively, and the couple later separated in 2004.
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    In 1991, Khan was cast as the male lead in Rahul Rawail's romantic drama Bekhudi (1992) alongside debutante Kajol, but after completing the first shooting schedule of the film, he was considered to be unprofessional by Rawail and was replaced by Kamal Sadanah.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Khan was born on 16 August 1970 in New Delhi, India to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a former captain of the Indian national cricket team, and his wife Sharmila Tagore, a film actress.
    More Details Hide Details From 1952–71, Pataudi held the title of Nawab of Pataudi, but following his death a pagri ceremony was held in the village of Pataudi, Haryana to crown Khan as the tenth Nawab of Pataudi. Khan has two younger sisters, Saba and actress Soha Ali Khan, and is the paternal grandson of Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi who played for the Indian cricket team in England in 1946. Khan is of Bengali descent on his mother's side, and on his father's side he is of Pathan descent. Speaking about his childhood, Khan said that he was exposed to a "life beyond movies", and his mother described him as someone who was "not an easy child He was impulsive and spontaneous." As a child, he recalls fond memories of watching his father playing cricket in the garden, and has emphasised his father's education and background as having a lasting impression on how family life was conducted. Khan studied at The Lawrence School, Sanawar in Himachal Pradesh and was later sent to Lockers Park School in Hertfordshire at the age of nine. He next enrolled at Winchester College and explained that "I did not take advantage of my tenure there. My classmates went on to Oxford and Cambridge, but I was not academically inclined. When I applied myself, which was not often, I stood first. I should have studied harder."
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