Saif Ali Khan was born by the name Sajid Ali Khan on 16 August 1970. He is an Indian actor and producer. Saif Ali Khan is the son of actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Khan made his film debut in Yash Chopra’s drama filmParamparain the year 1993 but did not achieve success there; instead, he did with his roles in the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and another action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari, both in 1994. His career prospect declined in the 1990s, but his most significant commercial success of the decade came with the group drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain in1999. He rose to fame with roles in two ensemble comedy-dramas—Dil Chahta Hai in 2001 and Kal Ho Naa Ho in 2003. He has made most i=of his career with Hindi family drama films.
In 2004 romantic comedy Hum Tum demonstrated to be Khan’s first victory in which he played the sole male protagonist, which led him to the National Film Award for Best Actor, and stellar roles in the drama Parineeta and the romantic comedy Salaam Namaste both in 2005. All of this established him as a leading actor in Bollywood. He also gained wide critical praise for his picturization of a manipulative businessperson for this thriller Ek Hasina Thiin the year 2004, another one a probationer in the 2006 English film Being Cyrus, and this was a character based on William Shakespeare’s antagonist Iago in the 2006 crime film name Omkara, also one of the symbols of a terrorist in the 2009-year thriller film urban. One of his most tremendous commercial success came with the 2008 thriller movie Race and its 2013 sequel Race-2. More on this is the 2009 romance Love Aaj Kal and the 2012 romantic comedy Cocktail. Hisone of the most prodigious series of films have underperformed at the box office but received praise for playing a troubled police officer in the Netflix thriller series Sacred Games, and he has also played a Rajput fort keeper in the historical drama Tanhajiin recent 2020. This movie emerged as his highest-grossing movie release.
Khan is blessed with many recognition, which includes National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards, and has also received Padma Shri, which is the fourth highest Indian civilian award, in 2010. He has been noted for his conduct in a wide range of film genres—from crime dramas to thrillers to occasional romances. Also, his film roles have been believed to contribute to a change in the concept of a Hindi film hero. Khan was firstly married to his wife, Amrita Singh, spending thirteen years of his life, after which he married the actress Kareena Kapoor. He has three children—two with amrita and one with Kareena, in addition to his wife being pregnant in the present. In addition to him acting in films, Khan is also a periodic television presenter, a stunning stage show performer, and he is also the owner of the production companies Illuminati Films and Black Knight Films.
Early life and background
Saif Ali Khan, born on 16 th August 1970 in New Delhi, India, his parents being Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, erstwhile captain of the Indian national cricket team, and his wife Sharmila Tagore, a film actor. From 1952–71, Pataudi held the belt of Nawab of Pataudi, but after his death, a pagri ceremony was conducted in the village of Pataudi, Haryana, to crowned Khan as the tenth Nawab of Pataudi. He has been born with two younger sisters, one who is a jewelry designer Saba Ali Khan and another actor Soha Ali Khan, and he is the patrilineal grandson of Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi also, in 1946, played for the Indian cricket team in England and Sajida Sultan, being the Nawab Begum of Bhopal. Hamidullah Khan, his great-grandfather, was the last ruling Nawab of Bhopal, and his first cousin said Bin Jung, the cricketer. Khan, for the most part, has the Bengali descent from his mother’s side and of Pashtun descent on his father’s side.
Speaking of which, Khan said that he was exposed to a “life past movies,” and his mother delineate him as someone who was “not a serene child” He was hasty and passionate. Being a child, he recalls fond memories of observing his father playing cricket on the lawn and has highlighted his father’s education and background as having an enduring impression on how family life was escorted. Khan had his schooling in The Lawrence School, then in Sanawar in Himachal Pradesh, and then later went to Lockers Park School in Hertfordshire when he was nine. He was next enrolled at the Winchester College and claimed that “I did not take benefit of the tenure there. My classmates went on with Oxford and Cambridge, but he was not academically minded. When I put myself, which was not frequent, I stood first. I should have studied diligently.
After qualifying from the boarding school, Khan came back to India and worked for an advertising company in Delhi for two months.
He later came into view in the television commercial for Gwalior Suiting on the bidding of a family friend and were subsequently cast by famous director Anand Mahindroo. The project got canceled at the right time of time, but Khan budges to Mumbai to pursue a film career; he summons, “Finally I had some direction and focus.
I remember feeling so thrilled that I could go to Mumbai, stay put at my own place, and enjoy the deed of starting my own career.”
Life and career
In 1991, Khan was casted as the male protagonist in Rahul Rawail’s romantic drama film Bekhudi in the 1992 parallel to debutante Kajol, but after finishing the first shooting schedule of the film, Rawali considered him to be unprofessional and replaced him with Kamal Sadanah. While acting in Bekhudi, Khan met actor Amrita Singh and got married to her in October 1991. Singh gave birth to their two children, daughter Sara Ali Khan and son Ibrahim in 1995 and 2001, respectively, and the couple later separated in 2004. The film, which narrates the story of two alienated brothers played by Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan, failed to find the interested audience. He next starred opposite Mamta Kulkarni and Shilpa Shirodkar in the box office gave a flopAshiq Awara and Pehchaan both in 1993, respectively, but even then, he earned the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in Ashiq Awara at the 39th Filmfare Awards.
Following, he made an appearance in the reasonably successful drama Imtihaan in 1994. Khan starred in and earned glare of publicity with his next two releases opposite Akshay Kumar: Yash Raj romantic drama hitsYeh Dillagi and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari. Yeh Dillagi was an unofficial remake of Sabrina1954 Hollywood film, which is a love triangle between a chauffeur’s daughter role played by Kajol and the two sons of her father’s employers played by Kumar and Khan. Main Khiladi Tu Anari was the second film in the Khiladi series that featured Khan as an aspiring actor and rise as the fifth highest-grossing film of the year. Bollywood Hungama turns up that the success of both films proved a breakthrough for Khan, and his acting in Main Khiladi Tu Anari summon him his first Best Supporting Actor nomination at the annual Filmfare Awards.
The Indian Express appreciated his performances in both films, noting his epic timing in the latter as possessing the audience “in splits whenever he appears on the screen.” Khan faced failure in his next two releases of the year: the dramas Aao Pyaar Karen and Yaar Gaddar, and his career likelihood declined through much of the 1990s. All nine films in which he starred—Bambai Ka Babu (1996), Ek Tha Raja (1996), Surakshaa (1995), Tu Chor Main Sipahi (1996), Hamesha (1997), Dil Tera Diwana (1996), Udaan (1997), Keemat, Humse Badhkar Kaun (1998), They Are Back (1998) —were critically and commercially unsuccessful. Critics generally speculated at this time that his career was over.
After four collective years of poorly done films, Khan’s career prospects began to improve in 1999; he appeared in four films: Aarzoo, Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Kachche Dhaage. The romantic comedy movie Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan opposite Twinkle Khanna and the romance Aarzoo alongside Madhuri Dixit and Akshay Kumar earned a little at the box office, but the action-thriller Kachche Dhaage which is a story about two antagonize brothers becoming the target of a terrorist conspiracy was Khan’s first commercial success after Main Khiladi Tu Anari.
Directed by Milan Luthria, the film generally well-received, but critics noted that Khan was overshadowed by
his co-actor Ajay Devgan. However, the feature earned Khan a Best Supporting Actor nomination at Filmfare. Khan recounted his final release of the year, the Sooraj Barjatya-directed family drama movieHum Saath-Saath Hain, as a “morale-builder.” The film promoted an ensemble cast, which included Salman Khan, Tabu, Mohnish Behl, Karisma Kapoor, and Sonali Bendre, earning over ₹800 million (US$11 million) worldwide and emerged as the highest-grossing film of the year. During the making of Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Khan, along with co-stars Salman, Tabu, Bendre, and Neelam Kothari, was charged with poaching two blackbucks in Kankani. That year, he also appeared briefly in a box office hit by David Dhawan-directed comedy Biwi No.1.
Khan’s only release from 2000 was the drama Kya Kehna from director Kundan Shah, in which he played the Casanova Rahul Modi.
Co-acting alongside Chandra Chur Singh and Preity Zinta, Khan, compared his own evolving maturity as a father with the portrayal of his character. The film witnessed themes of teenage pregnancy and single parenthood and emerged a sleeper hit. The Indian Express was determined enough to say that Khan “looks dissipated enough to be the retender he plays. In a film that is sunny and bright even at its the most tragic, he is the only dark aspect.”
Career fluctuations and second marriage
In 2011, he appeared in Prakash Jha’s exclusive drama filmAarakshan. The set was in the city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, the film trade-in with the policy of caste-based scruples in educational institutions and government jobs. The character of Deepak Kumar was portrayed by Khan, showing a rebellious student who joins the mafia. Due to the controversial subject, the film was banned from release in select cities across India prior to its release. His performance was generally well-received, even though the film received a mixed critical reaction. Khan produced both of his films the following year. He once again collaborated with director Sriram Raghavan as the protagonist in the action-thriller Agent Vinodfor his first release. Khan viewed it as his “most enterprising project,” but the film eventually underperformed at the box office, collecting ₹400 million (US$5.6 million) in India of a budget of ₹620 million (US$8.7 million) and opened to mixed reviews.
In his following release, Cocktailwhich is Homi Adajania’s romantic comedy, and he featured as the software engineer Gautam Kapoor. The film follows the story of Khan’s character and his relationship with the two temperamentally different women set in London—an impulsive party girl Veronica, rolled by Deepika Padukone, and a girl next door Meera, who is a total submissive, played by Diana Penty. Khan described the movie as “a love story with a modern delicacy and therapy” after his role was declined by Imran Khan, he agreed to produce and feature in the film. Even though it emerged a financial success grossing over ₹1.2 billion (US$17 million) worldwide Critics were different in their opinion of the film but, Gaurav Malani of The Times of India noted that he was in his “comfort zone” and narrated Khan’s performance as “duck soup.” On 16 October 2012, after a five-year wooing in
private a ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai Khan married actor Kareena Kapoor, and a reception was later held at The Lutyens Bungalow Zone in Delhi and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Mumbai.
The following year 2013, Khan collaborated with Deepika Padukone for the fourth time in a while alongside Jacqueline Fernandez, Ameesha Patel, Anil Kapoor, and John Abraham, in Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2, an ensemble action thriller that was a sequel to the 2008 film Race. The film received negative reviews for the most part from the critics but with a total collection of ₹1.62 billion, and it proved to be a mercantile success. In the Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.’s directed Go Goa Gone, a movie described as “India’s first zom-com,” he was next casted as the “Russian mafia don,” alongside Kunal Khemu and Vir Das. Khan to be particularly drawn to the project for its novel concept, and its “action, comedy and violence” bleached his hair for the film. Bullett Raja was his final release of the year, which was a crime drama co-starring Jimmy Shergill and Sonakshi Sinha and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. Khan explained that the role of Raja Mishra, an average person who turns into a gangster, was a challenging role, but he “totally relied” on Dhulia’s guidance. Bullett Raja received predominantly negative reviews and earned little at the box office.
Khan’s earned a National Film Award for Best Actor. He also earned six Filmfare Awards out of nine nominations: Best Performance in a Comic Role for Hum Tum (2004), Best Male Debut for Aashiq Awara (1993), and Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Best Performance in a Negative Role for the “Moto Look of the Year” for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Best Supporting Actor for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), and Omkara (2006).
In the media
He is considered as one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood; Khan is a high-profile celebrity and among the most popular celebrities in India.
Surveying his career, the journalist Shomini Sen that “even though in the early 1990s the actor was part of some major films yet critics wrote him off due to poor dialogue delivery and lack of a screen presence.”
Critics noted that Dil Chahta Hai had marked a major crossroads for Khan.
Film historian Nasreen Munni Kabir mentioned that the film helped him to find “his own style, combining natural personality and great comic timing.”
His anglicized upbringing, Sen explained, which initially was a hindrance to his career, became his strongest point.” The Tribune published that the actor had successfully “matured, both as a bankable star and as an actor of substance.
Starting in 2007, the country’s most-reported celebrity stories were theKhan’s relationship with Kareena Kapoor, and they were listed amongst the top celebrity couple of endorsers for products and brands worldwide. Their marriage was India’s “wedding and social event of the year according to a blog published by The Wall Street Journal, Rupa Subramanya described.”
Khan with his wife gave birth to their son Taimur in December 2016.
In 2003, Khan ranked fourth on Rediff’s list of “Top Bollywood Male Stars.”
Keeping his acting career aside, Khan has participated in televised award ceremonies and several concert tours. He performed with actors Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, and Priyanka Chopra in his first concert tour, “Temptations 2004”, it became Bollywood’s most prominent international concert to that point showcased in over 22 countries across the world. Khan performed along with the band Parikrama at the Mittal Gardens in New Delhi in December 2005 and later reunited with them and twine for “The Royal Stag Mega Music Concert,” which was a four-city concert tour two years later. The next year, he was a part of the “Heat 2006” world tour, along with Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen, Akshay Kumar, and Celina Jaitley.
In February 2005, several other Bollywood actors took a step ahead and participated in the 2005 HELP! Telethon Concert to raise some money for the victims of the year 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami disasters. Since October 2011, Khan took the responsibility of managing his father’s eye treatment and even often made public appearances to support several other charitable causes. He also started taking part in a charity cricket match organized by IIFA at Headingly Cricket Ground situated in West Yorkshire, England, in 2007, and later even hosted an event organized by the award ceremony to help in raising funds for various charities in the year 2011. Also, in November 2008, Khan performed in a concert to raise money for the victims of the Bihar flood in 2008, and in September 2013, he also attended a charity dinner organized by The Venu Eye institute where he donated two of his personal belongings to help raise funds for cataract operations.