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Overview (4)

Born in New Delhi, India
Birth NameSajid Ali Khan
Nicknames Saifu
Chote Nawab
Nawab of Pataudi
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Saif is the son of Bollywood actress, Sharmila Tagore, and Indian cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan.

Both his grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, and father were professional cricketers. His mother, Sharmila Tagore, an actress within her own rights. He has two sisters, Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan, and fashion designer Saba Ali Khan.

Saif studied in Himachal Pradesh's Lawrence School Sanawar, and then went on to continue his studies in Lockers Park School and Winchester College - both located in the United Kingdom.

He commenced his career in Bollywood movies during the year 1992 with Parampara (1993). He has been received several awards as well as numerous nominations. He continues to not only act in movies but has also started his very own production company 'Illuminati Films'.

Saif Ali Khan married Bollywood actress, Amrita Singh, during October 1991, and has two children, namely daughter Sara Ali Khan, and son Ibrahim Ali Khan. The marriage ended in a divorce during 2004, and both the children live with their mother.

His father tragically passed away on September 22, 2011 due to chronic lung infection at the age of 70.

He has participated in a number of international tours, including raising funds for the 2004 Tsunami.

He is fluent in Bengal, Hindi, and English.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: raJOo

Spouse (2)

Kareena Kapoor Khan (16 October 2012 - present)
Amrita Singh (October 1991 - 2004) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

His smile
His intense eyes
Chocolatey Youngish Looks

Trivia (38)

Son of Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan who played cricket.
Two children with Amrita Singh Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan.
Formed a popular on screen team with Akshay Kumar in Main Khiladi Tu Anari which led him to do two more movies with Akshay.
Won many accolades for his role in Dil Chahta Hai (2001).
Has lived secretly together with Kareena Kapoor Khan. At the Lakme Fashion Awards in October 2007 they made their liaison official.
Has two sisters Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan.
Daughter Sara was born in September 1994 and Son Ibrahim Ali Khan was born in March 2001.
On February 18 2007 Saif was admitted to a Mumbai hospital after he experienced chest pain. He was admitted to the intensive care unit and underwent an ECG, which had shown that he had an irregular heartbeat. He had a mild heart attack. His Sister Soha said Saif had been working day and night and was overexerted. Khan adjudged for the Stardust awards, was rehearsing for his dance performance at the awards function when he had complained that he had chest pains.
He had quit smoking after the mild heart attack in February 2007.
Hindi megastar.
One of the four Khans that ruled Bollywood from the 1990s onwards. The other three are Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan.
Saif is descended from a line of Nawabs (Princes/Governors). Although, the government of India abolished royal entitlements and the title is no longer officially recognized, Saif inherited the title when his father passed away on September 22, 2011. He was symbolically crowned the 10th Nawab of Pataudi in a ceremony at the former ancestral palace on October 31, 2011.
Engaged to Kareena Kapoor, wedding date set for 16 October 2012.
Elder brother of Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan.
Cousin of model/actress Nafisa Joesph. Nafisa's mother Usha Joesph is Sharmila's first cousin.
Brother-in-law of actress Karisma Kapoor.
Son-in-law of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor. Babita's aunt is actress Sadhana, who worked with Saif's mother Sharmila Tagore in the blockbuster Waqt (1965).
His favorite TV shows are Entourage (2004), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), The Black Adder (1982), Prison Break (2005), 24 (2001), The X-Files (1993), Murder, She Wrote (1984), Who's the Boss? (1984), Californication (2007), Modern Family (2009) and Friends (1994).
Starred in Satish Kaushik 's shelved film " Hum Bhi Kush Tum Bhi Kush ". Co starring Anil Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. This was in 2003. It was about a village girl (Priyanka) who falls in love with a superstar actor ( Saif Ali Khan) and goes to the city to find him. That is when she meets Anil Kapoor.
Starred in F.K.F. Productions shelved film " Sitam" ( Previously titled Tum). Starring Jackie Shroff, Preeti Jhangiani,Aftab Shivdasani, Bipasha Basu, Sakshi Sivanand,Johny Lever. Music by Nikhil Vinay, Directed by E Niwas.This was in 2002. Sunil Shetty was previously in the film but replaced by Saif Ali Khan. Diya Mirza was also replaced by Bipasha Basu.
Starred in Sanjay Chhels s shelved film "Yahoo". Co starring Govinda,Juhi Chawla, Pooja Batra, Hrishita Bhatt. This was in 2000-2001. Earlier Chunky Pandey was signed for Saif's role.
Was signed for Salim's "Aa Gale Lag Jaa" but was dropped by producer Salim. Saif Ali Khan wanted Urmila replaced from the film and wanted Rajeshwari Loomba in her place. Salim Akhtar decided it would be best to remove Saif and start the film with another actor.
In 1994, KC Bokadia started a film titled " Jaane Tamanna". Starring Dharmendra, Rohit Kumar, Sumiet Batra ( Now a motivational speaker), Anjali Jathar, Upasna Singh, Johnny Lever, Ranjeet.Directed by Kunwar B. Singh, Music by Adesh Shrivastava. The film was 85% complete. During the editing of the film, a fire broke out and burnt the negatives of the film. The film was now lost and destroyed. K.C.Bokadia brainstormed and thought of a idea. He took the songs of the film and released it with a picture of Saif Ali Khan and Karishma Kapoor on the cover. This was done to fool the public into believing Saif and Karishma were starring in a upcoming film titled " Jaane Tamana". This would increase sales of the album. But Saif Ali Khan and Karishma Kapoor were never signed for the film.
Starred in the shelved movie Shree Satguru Vijay Laxmi Films "Sajni Chale Sasural"(1997) Starring Jeetendra, Saif Ali Khan,Reena Roy, Madhoo, Mohan Joshi. Produced by Pappu Singh Rana, Directed by K. Nathan. The film may have attempted to restart as the film " I Love You" Starring Jeetendta,Reena Roy,Aftab Shivdasani in 2001. But with another producer.
Starred in the shelved movie , Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited's "Loveria"(1998). Starring Saif Ali Khan,Karisma Kapoor,Mohnish Bahl,Ashok Saraf,Reema Lagoo,Reeta Bhadhuri,Rajiv Verma,Paresh Rawal,Rajesh Joshi, Music by Jatin -Lalit, Directed by Kundan Shah.
Saif Ali Khan's mother's sister Romila, is married to Nikhil Sen. Nikhil Sen is the brother of model Nandini Sen. Nandini Sen and Gautam Berry are the parents of actress Tara Alisha Berry. Gautam Berry is the father of actor Sikander (From his first marriage to Kiron Kher).
Had a very close relationship with actress Ruchika Pandey during the early part of his career.
Satee Shourie signed Saif Ali Khan for her home production in 1991. She sent him to acting school and paid him big money. Her plan was to launch him in a film. The film "Dil Ko Laakh Sambhala" opposite Twinkle Khanna and model Tarana Ramkrishnan, was directed by Anand Mahendru, who was a friend of Saif Ali Khan. Rahul Rawail heard of Saif Ali Khan and wanted to sign him. Rahul Rawail approached Satee and said her film would release first and Bekhudi would be Saif's second release. Satee gave a clear NO to Rahul. That is when Anand Mahendru had a argument with Satee and left the film. Saif Ali Khan was next to leave the film and break his contract. His contract said he would do a film to be directed by Anand Mahendru. Since Anand left, this gave Saif a legal right to leave the film. Saif was then once again approached by Rahul Rawail and he agreed to the film. But after a few months, Saif's bad behavior started to be disruptive. Saif would arrive on the sets very late. Sharmila Tagore had warned Rawail that Saif was a late riser. He would also go missing when they needed him to shoot. Many speculated he would go visit Moon Moon Sen. Then Rahul Rawail got word that Saif agreed to do the film only because he wanted to visit Canada. Rahul got frustrated and removed Saif from the film and signed Kamal Sadanah .
Was engaged to Anu Aggarwal in 1989.
Was engaged to Moon Moon Sen in 1990.
Starred in the shelved film Honey Films " Do Badan" (1995). Starring Sanjay Kapoor (replaced Saif Ali Khan), Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala,Aruna Irani, Prem Chopra,Muisc by Dalip Sen, Sameer Sen, Produced by A.H.Nangiani,Directed by Lawrence D'Souza.
In 1992, Mira Nair was planning a film on Lord Buddha. She was heavily considering Saif Ali Khan for the younger version of Buddha. The film was eventually shelved.
Saif Ali Khan named his son Taimur. Taimur was also the name of Nawazuddin's character on Talaash .
Starred in the shelved movie that was going to be produced by F.C. Mehra. The film was to be directed by Anand Mahendroo. This was in 1993.
Former sister in law name is Aneesa and former brother in law name is Jayveer. They were born from Amrita Singh's father's second marriage .
After Rajput, Vijay Anand had planned a big budget film called Dekha Jayega (Hisaab Chukta) with Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. Anil caused major delays and backed out at the last hour causing the film to get shelved. Vijay Anand restarted it with Jackie Shroff and Saif Ali Khan in 1994. The film was once again shelved.

Personal Quotes (1)

His thoughts on Parineeta (2005): "Performance wise it has given me a lot to explore. The film is set in the 60s. Whenever I think of the 60s, I think of my father. My character is based on him. Parineeta has me playing an oppressed son. He finally rebels and dares to stand against his father. Parineeta has everything music, misunderstandings and cultural ethos that is missing today."

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