Biography

Saif Ali Khan is an Indian film actor and producer. The son of actress Sharmila Tagore and the late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.

Khan made his acting debut in Yash Chopra's unsuccessful drama Parampara (1993), but achieved success with his roles in the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari (both 1994). Khan's career prospect declined through much of the 1990s, and his biggest commercial success of the decade came with the ensemble drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999). He rose to prominence with roles in two ensemble comedy-dramas—Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003).

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. 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. 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.

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. Khan was married to his first wife, Amrita Singh, for thirteen years, after which he married the actress Kareena Kapoor. He has three children—two with Singh and one with Kapoor. In addition to film acting, Khan is a frequent television presenter, stage show performer and the owner of the production company Illuminati Films.

Saif Ali Khan is an Indian film actor and producer. The son of actress Sharmila Tagore and the late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.

Khan made his acting debut in Yash Chopra's unsuccessful drama Parampara (1993), but achieved success with his roles in the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari (both 1994). Khan's career prospect declined through much of the 1990s, and his biggest commercial success of the decade came with the ensemble drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999). He rose to prominence with roles in two ensemble comedy-dramas—Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003).

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. 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. 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.

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. Khan was married to his first wife, Amrita Singh, for thirteen years, after which he married the actress Kareena Kapoor. He has three children—two with Singh and one with Kapoor. In addition to film acting, Khan is a frequent television presenter, stage show performer and the owner of the production company Illuminati Films.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 70

Birthday 1970-08-16

Place of Birth New Delhi, India

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Also Known As

  • Sajid Ali Khan
  • सैफ़ अली ख़ान
  • Saif Ali Khan Pataudi

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Go Goa Gone 2
2020 Jawani Jaaneman
2020 Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior as Uday Bhan
2018 Baazaar as Shakun Kothari
2018 Sacred Games (16 episodes) as Sartaj Singh
2018 Kaalakaandi as Rileen
2017 Chef as Roshan Kalra
2017 The Drama Company (1 episode) as Himself
2017 Rangoon as Rustom Rusi Billimoria
2015 Bollywood and Beyond: A Century of Indian Cinema as Himself
2015 Phantom
2014 Happy Ending as Yudi Jaitley / Yogi
2014 Humshakals as Ashok
2013 Bullett Raja as Raja Mishra
2013 Comedy Nights with Kapil (4 episodes) as Himself
2013 Go Goa Gone as Boris
2013 Bombay Talkies as Himself
2013 Race 2 as Ranvir Singh
2012 Cocktail as Gautam Kapoor
2012 Agent Vinod as Agent Vinod
2011 Up Close & Personal with PZ (1 episode) as Himself
2011 Aarakshan as Deepak Kumar
2009 Kurbaan as Eshaan
2009 Love Aaj Kal as Jai Vardhan Singh/Veer Singh
2009 Sanam Teri Kasam as Vijay Verma
2008 Roadside Romeo as Romeo
2008 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic as Ranbeer Talwar
2008 Woodstock Villa
2008 Tashan as Jimmy Cliff
2008 Race as Ranvir Singh
2007 Om Shanti Om as Special Appearance in "Deewangi Deewangi" Song
2007 Ta Ra Rum Pum as Rajveer 'RV' Singh
2007 Nehlle Pe Dehlla
2007 Eklavya: The Royal Guard as Prince Harshwardhan
2006 Omkara as Ishwar 'Langda' Tyagi
2005 Being Cyrus as Cyrus Mistry
2005 Salaam Namaste as Nicki
2005 Parineeta as Shekhar N. Roy
2004 Coffee with Karan (5 episodes) as Himself
2004 Hum Tum as Karan Kapoor
2004 Ek Hasina Thi as Karan Singh Rathod
2003 LOC: Kargil
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho as Rohit Patel
2003 Darna Mana Hai as Anil Manchandani
2002 Na Tum Jaano Na Hum as Akshay Kapoor
2002 Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (1 episode) as Himself
2001 Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein as Rajiv Shyamrao
2001 Dil Chahta Hai as Sameer
2001 Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega as Prakash
2000 Kya Kehna
1999 Hum Saath Saath Hain as Vinod
1999 Kachche Dhaage
1999 Biwi No.1 as Deepak (Cameo Appearance)
1999 Aarzoo as Amar
1998 Humse Badhkar Kaun as Sunny
1998 Keemat as Ajay
1997 Udaan as Raja
1997 Hameshaa as Raja/Raju
1996 Tu Chor Main Sipahi
1996 Bambai Ka Babu as Vikram (Vicky)
1995 Surakshaa as Amar
1994 Aao Pyaar Karen as Raja
1994 Yaar Gaddar
1994 Main Khiladi Tu Anari as Deepak Kumar
1994 Yeh Dillagi as Vikram 'Vicky' Saigal
1994 Imtihaan as Vicky
1993 Pehla Nasha as Himself
1993 Pehchaan as Karan Verma
1993 Aashik Aawara as Jimmy/Rakesh Rajpal
1993 Parampara as Pratap P. Singh

Production

2012 Cocktail Producer
2012 Agent Vinod Producer
2009 Love Aaj Kal Producer

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