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Saif Ali Khan

Name : Saif Ali Khan

Birthday : 16th August, 1970 (Age:49)

Zodiac Sign : Leo

Occupation : Actor / Producer

Marital status : Married

Awards : 1993- Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
2001- Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role.
2004- National Film Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role.
2006- Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role.

Biography : Nawab Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor known for his work in Bollywood films. Khan was born on 16th August 1970 in New Delhi, India. He is the son of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a former captain of the Indian cricket team and the titular Nawab of Pataudi from 1952 until 1971, Khan is of Bengali Tagore ancestry on his mother's side, His paternal grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, the eighth Nawab of Pataudi, played cricket for England and after 1947 for India as the captain of the team.

Khan's mother is Sharmila Tagore, a film actress who converted to Islam before marriage to his father, and the head of the Indian film censorship board. Khan has two sisters, one of which is actress Soha Ali Khan. Khan studied at the Lawrence School, Sanawar Lockers Park School, Hertfordshire, UK, and finished high school at Winchester College, UK.

In 1993- He made his debut "Aashiq Awara" and he won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. His breakthrough role came in 1994 with Yeh Dillagi opposite Akshay Kumar and Kajol which was his first major hit Khan went on to star in many films but they failed at the box office. He only had success with multi-starrer hits like Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Imtihaan (1995), Kachche Dhaage (1999) and Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999). After some box office failures he had a hit with the film Kya Kehna (2000).

2001–03: when he was cast in Farhan Akhtar's National Film Award-winning Dil Chahta Hai, co-starring Aamir Khan and Akshaye Khanna. He received much acclaim for his role as Sameer by critics. His next box office successes, starting with Nikhil Advani's drama Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), alongside Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta. The film, set in New York, starred Saif as Rohit, Zinta's best friend, who later realises that he loves her. The film was the second top-grossing film of the year, and Khan's performance was praised by critics. He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award among others.

2004–08: In early 2004, Khan was approached by Sriram Raghavan to star as the globe-trotting bachelor, Karan Singh Rathod, in his directorial debut, Ek Hasina Thi. Upon release, the film was critically embraced, with Khan's performing earning praise. He followed it with the leading role in Kunal Kohli's romantic comedy Hum Tum. Featured opposite Rani Mukerji, the film was received favourably by critics and became one of the year's most successful films, Khan played the role of Karan Kapoor, a young cartoonist and womaniser whose relationship with Rhea Prakash (played by Rani Mukherji) changes his perception of women and life.

Later in the year, he portrayed the character of Langda Tyagi in Omkara, the Indian adaptation of William Shakespeare's Othello. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Omkara was embraced by critics and Khan went on to receive major acclaim earning the awards for Best Actor in a Negative Role at the Filmfare, Star Screen, Zee Cine and IIFA ceremonies.

In 2007 he did the family drama, Ta Ra Rum Pum. Directed by Siddharth Anand, it went on to become an economic success at the box office. 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, and became one of the biggest box office hits in India.

In 2009: saw Khan branch out into film producing when he set up his own production company, Illuminati Films, along with Dinesh Vijan. The company's first release was marked by the romantic comedy Love Aaj Kal. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film portrays the feeling of pure love which never changes over time, It received mostly positive reviews by critics and became one of the highest-grossing films of the year.

In 2011, he appeared in Prakash Jha's multi-starrer drama Aarakshan. 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, to prepare for the role, Khan was required to take acting workshops along with the rest of the cast, the film received a mixed critical reaction and his performance was generally well received.

In 2012: Khan did Cocktail, a romantic comedy directed by Homi Adjania. Co-starring alongside Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty.The film became a hit.

In 2013: He did Race 2 directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced under the Tips Music Films banner. It is the sequel to the 2008 film, Race. The film was the first one to enter the worldwide Bollywood's 100 crore club in 2013.

On September 22, 2011 Khan's father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passed away.To please the sentiments of some residents of the village of Pataudi, a mock "pagri" ceremony was held which symbolically installed him as the 10th "Nawab of Pataudi;" the title has had no legal, titular, or official status since 1971. The 'pagri' ceremony was attended by the incumbent Chief Minister of Haryana.

Khan is currently filming for two projects—Sajid Khan’s Humshakals alongide an ensemble cast consisting of Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu and Tamannaah; as well as Kabir Khan's post 26/11 counter-terrorism drama Phantom with Katrina Kaif. His upcoming movie is Tigmanshu Dhulia's Bullett Raja is set to release on 29th November 2013.

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