Saif Ali Khan

53, from New Delhi, India

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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.

Timeline

2024Aged 54

  • Poster for Devara: Part 1

    Bhaira

2023Aged 53

  • Poster for Adipurush

    Ravan "Lankesh"

2022Aged 52

  • Poster for Vikram Vedha

    Vikram

2021Aged 51

  • Poster for Bhoot Police

    Vibhooti Vaidya

  • Poster for Bunty Aur Babli 2

    Rakesh Trivedi aka "Bunty"

2020Aged 50

  • Poster for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

    Udaybhan Singh Rathod

  • Poster for Jawaani Jaaneman

    Jaswinder "Jazz" Singh

  • Poster for Dil Bechara

    Abhimanyu Veer (Cameo Appearance)

2019Aged 49

  • Poster for Laal Kaptaan

    The Hunter "Gossain"

2018Aged 48

  • Poster for Kaalakaandi

    Rileen

  • Poster for Baazaar

    Shakun Kothari

2017Aged 47

  • Poster for Rangoon

    Rustom Rusi Billimoria

  • Poster for Chef

    Roshan Kalra

2015Aged 45

  • Poster for Dolly Ki Doli

    Prince Aditya Singh

  • Poster for Phantom

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Bollywood and Beyond: A Century of Indian Cinema

    Self

2014Aged 44

  • Poster for Humshakals

    Ashok

  • Poster for Happy Ending

    Yudi Jaitley / Yogi

  • Poster for Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

    Producer

2013Aged 43

  • Poster for Race 2

    Ranvir Singh

  • Poster for Bombay Talkies

    Self, special appearance in "Apna Bombay Talkies" (uncredited)

  • Poster for Go Goa Gone

    Boris

  • Poster for Bullett Raja

    Raja Mishra

2012Aged 42

  • Poster for Agent Vinod

    Agent Vinod

  • Poster for Cocktail

    Gautam Kapoor

2011Aged 41

  • Poster for Aarakshan

    Deepak Kumar

2009Aged 39

  • Poster for Sanam Teri Kasam

    Vijay Verma

  • Poster for Love Aaj Kal

    Jaivardhan Singh / Veer Singh Panesar

  • Poster for Kurbaan

    Eshaan

2008Aged 38

  • Poster for Race

    Ranvir Singh

  • Poster for Tashan

    Jimmy Cliff

  • Poster for Woodstock Villa

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic

    Ranbeer Talwar

  • Poster for Roadside Romeo

    Romeo

2007Aged 37

  • Poster for Eklavya: The Royal Guard

    Prince Harshwardhan

  • Poster for Nehlle Pe Dehlla

    Jimmy

  • Poster for Ta Ra Rum Pum

    Rajveer 'RV' Singh

  • Poster for Om Shanti Om

    Self, special appearance in "Deewangi Deewangi" (uncredited)

2006Aged 36

  • Poster for Omkara

    Ishwar 'Langda' Tyagi

2005Aged 35

  • Poster for Parineeta

    Shekhar N. Roy

  • Poster for Salaam Namaste

    Nicki

  • Poster for The Inner/Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan

    Self

  • Poster for Being Cyrus

    Cyrus Mistry

2004Aged 34

  • Poster for Ek Hasina Thi

    Karan Singh Rathod

  • Poster for Hum Tum

    Karan Kapoor

2003Aged 33

  • Poster for Darna Mana Hai

    Anil Manchandani

  • Poster for Kal Ho Naa Ho

    Rohit Patel

  • Poster for LOC: Kargil

    Capt. Anuj Nayyar

2002Aged 32

  • Poster for Na Tum Jaano Na Hum

    Akshay Kapoor

2001Aged 31

  • Poster for Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega

    Prakash

  • Poster for Dil Chahta Hai

    Sameer

  • Poster for Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein

    Rajiv Shyamrao

2000Aged 30

  • Poster for Kya Kehna

    Rahul Modi

1999Aged 29

  • Poster for Aarzoo

    Amar

  • Poster for Biwi No.1

    Deepak (Cameo Appearance)

  • Poster for Kachche Dhaage

    Dhananjay Pandit

  • Poster for Hum Saath Saath Hain

    Vinod Chaturvedi

  • Poster for Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan

    Raju Tarachand, Husna Bano, David Rathod

1998Aged 28

  • Poster for Keemat

    Ajay

  • Poster for Humse Badhkar Kaun

    Sunny

1997Aged 27

  • Poster for Hameshaa

    Raja/Raju

  • Poster for Udaan

    Raja

1996Aged 26

  • Poster for Bambai Ka Babu

    Vikram (Vicky)

  • Poster for Dil Tera Diwana

    Ravi Kumar

  • Poster for Ek Tha Raja

    Sunny / Sunny Dogra

  • Poster for Tu Chor Main Sipahi

    Raja/King

1995Aged 25

  • Poster for Surakshaa

    Amar

1994Aged 24

  • Poster for Imtihaan

    Vicky

  • Poster for Yeh Dillagi

    Vikram 'Vicky' Saigal

  • Poster for Main Khiladi Tu Anari

    Deepak Kumar

  • Poster for Yaar Gaddar

    Jai Verma

  • Poster for Aao Pyaar Karen

    Raja

1993Aged 23

  • Poster for Parampara

    Pratap P. Singh

  • Poster for Aashik Aawara

    Jimmy/Rakesh Rajpal

  • Poster for Pehchaan

    Karan Verma

  • Poster for Pehla Nasha

    Saif Ali Khan

Year unknown