He is known as the Chote Nawab in the showbiz. Over the years Saif Ali Khan has grown as an wonderful actor.
Date of Birth: 16 August, 1970
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Saif Ali Khan is the son of Bollywood actress, Sharmila Tagore, and Indian cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan. He has two sisters, Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan.
Initially Saif Ali Khan studied at the Lawrence School Sanawar and later attended Lockers Park School in Hertfordshire. He followed in his father's footsteps by attending Winchester College, an independent school for boys in the UK. Khan can speak his native languages of Hindi and Bengali fluently, as well as English.
He debuted in1992 with the film Parampara. His breakthrough role came in 1994 with Yeh Dillagi starring opposite Kajol and Akshay Kumar 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).
In 2001 he did Dil Chahta Hai with Aamir Khan and Akshay Khanna. He received much acclaim for his role as Sameer by the critics and was called as his career-best performance.
He got rave reviews for his performance as Langda Tyagi in Vishal Baradwaj's Omkara (2006). In 2009 Khan turned producer when he setup his production company called Illuminati Films. His first film under his home production was Love Aaj Kal directed by Imtiaz Ali opposite Deepika Padukone. The film got critical and commercial success.
Now he is all set with his latest film Aarakshan(2011) with Deepika Padukone which is due for release.
Presently Saif is producing his second film after Love Aaj Kal, Agent Vinod which will be directed by Sriram Raghavan opposite Kareena Kapoor.
Khan married actress Amrita Singh in October 1991. After, thirteen years of marriage and two children (son Ibrahim Ali Khan and daughter Sara Ali Khan), the couple divorced in 2004. His children live with their mother.
In October 2009 Khan publicly spoke of his relationship with Kareena Kapoor.
In 1998, Khan was charged with poaching two blackbucks in Kankani during the filming of Hum Saath Saath Hain along with co-stars Salman Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. The charges were dropped soon after Khan was acquitted.
Saif is known to be the coolest actor in Bollywood. Besides casuals he is also seen in formal wear. He looks great in all the attires he wears. No wonder he is called the real Nawab of Bollywood.
Box Office Collection:
Dil Chahta Hai: RS NR 200,000,000 (Total Gross Collection) Love Aaj Kal: Rs 119.61 crore (Total Gross Collection)
As An Actor
Agent Vinod (December 9, 2011) (Under Production) Aarakshan (August 12, 2011) (Under Production) ... Deepak Kumar Go Goa Gone (2011) (To Go On Floor) Race 2 (2011) (Under Production) Cocktail (2011) (Under Production) Kurbaan (November 20, 2009) (Released) ... Ehsaan Khan Love Aaj Kal (July 31, 2009) (Released) ... Jai Vardhan Singh Sanam Teri Kasam (June 5, 2009) (Released) Roadside Romeo (October 24, 2008) (Released) ... Romeo (Voiceover Of A Dog) Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (June 27, 2008) (Released) ... Ranbeer Talwar Tashan (April 25, 2008) (Released) ... Jeetendra Kumar Makhwana Alias Jimmy Race (March 21, 2008) (Released) ... Ranvir Singh Om Shanti Om (November 9, 2007) (Released) ... Himself (Special Appearance) Ta Ra Rum Pum (April 27, 2007) (Released) ... Rajveer Singh (RV) Nehlle Pe Dehlla (March 2, 2007) (Released) ... Jimmy Eklavya - The Royal Guard (February 16, 2007) (Released) ... Prince Harshwardhan Omkara (July 28, 2006) (Released) ... Langda Tyagi (Iago) Being Cyrus (March 24, 2006) (Released) ... Cyrus Mistry Salaam Namaste (September 9, 2005) (Released) ... Nikhil Arora (Nick) Parineeta (June 10, 2005) (Released) ... Shekhar N. Roy Hum Tum (May 28, 2004) (Released) ... Karan Kapoor Ek Hasina Thi (January 16, 2004) (Released) ... Karan Singh Rathod Loc - Kargil (December 26, 2003) (Released) ... Capt. Anuj Nayyar Kal Ho Naa Ho (October 28, 2003) (Released) ... Rohit Patel Darna Mana Hai (July 25, 2003) (Released) ... Anil Manchandani (Photographer) Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (May 10, 2002) (Released) ... Akshay Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (October 18, 2001) (Released) ... Rajiv Shyamrao Dil Chahta Hai (August 10, 2001) (Released) ... Sameer Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (June 29, 2001) (Released) ... Rahul Kapoor Kya Kehna (May 19, 2000) (Released) ... Rahul Modi Yahhuu (2000) Hum Saath Saath Hain (November 5, 1999) (Released) ... Vinod Biwi No. 1 (May 28, 1999) (Released) ... Deepak (Special Appearance) Aarzoo (March 19, 1999) (Released) ... Amar Kachche Dhaage (February 19, 1999) (Released) ... Dhananjay Pandit 'Jai' Yeh Hai Mummbai Meri Jaan (1999) (Released) ... Raju Tarachand Hum Se Badhkar Kaun:The Entertainer (June 12, 1998) (Released) ... Sunny Keemat:They Are Back (April 10, 1998) (Released) ... Ajay Udaan (October 3, 1997) (Released) ... Raj Hamesha (September 12, 1997) (Released) ... Raja/Raju Dil Tera Diwana (August 9, 1996) (Released) ... Ravi Kumar Tu Chor Main Sipahi (May 10, 1996) (Released) ... Raja Bambai Ka Babu (March 22, 1996) (Released) ... Vikram (Vicky) Ek Tha Raja (January 12, 1996) (Released) ... Sunny Suraksha (March 3, 1995) (Released) ... Amar/Prince Vijay Aao Pyar Karen (November 25, 1994) (Released) ... Raja Yaar Ghaddar (November 4, 1994) (Released) ... Jai Verma Main Khiladi Tu Anadi (September 23, 1994) (Released) ... Deepak Kumar Yeh Dillagi (May 6, 1994) (Released) ... Vikram 'Vicky' Saigal Imtihaan (March 11, 1994) (Released) ... Vicky Boy Friend (October 15, 1993) (Released) Pehchan (October 8, 1993) (Released) Aashiq Awara (May 28, 1993) (Released) ... Jimmy/Rakesh Rajpal Parampara (May 14, 1993) (Released) ... Pratap Singh