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Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan ( सैफ अली खान)is an Indian actor in Bollywood films Khan made his debut in 1992 with Parampara. He had his first major success with the 1994 films Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Yeh Dillagi. After going through several years of decline in the 1990s, he rose into prominence with his performance in Dil Chahta Hai (2001), which marked his professional turning point.His performance in Nikhil Advani's Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) won him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, and he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Hum Tum (2004). He then had commercial success with films like Salaam Namaste (2005), Race (2008) and Love Aaj Kal (2009), and starred in critically acclaimed projects such as Parineeta (2005) and Omkara (2006).These successes put him among the most successful actors in the industry.In 2009, Khan branched out into film production with his company Illuminati Films.

Saif Ali Khan at the press conference
Inspiration of Saif Ali Khan from David Beckham's famous Victoria tattoo.
The tattoo artiste at the Hakim Alim’s studio took almost two hours to complete the design and Saif was seen getting restless as he had to report to Yash Raj Studios for dance rehearsals, claims a source.
Later he was seen flaunting his newly-acquired tattoo but was not too keen to talk about it. A source from the Yash Raj Studios, who did not want to be named, says, "Saif was very happy with his tattoo. He was completely at ease with the attention it attracted."
However, Saif was seen making a conscious effort to hide the tattoo under a jacket when he reported at the Mumbai airport recently along with Kareena, claims another source.
Early life
Saif Ali Khan was born on 16 August 1970 in New Delhi, India. His father is Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the Nawab of Pataudi and a former captain of the Indian cricket team. His mother is Sharmila Tagore, a Bengali actress in Bollywood who converted to Islam on getting married. She currently heads the Indian censorship board. He has two sisters, Saba and Soha who is also an actress.
His familial connections are distinguished to say the least. Saif’s paternal grandfather was Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi who besides being the Nawab of Pataudi, was a cricket player, playing for England and India. His paternal grandmother was Sajida Sultan, the Begum of Bhopal. His great uncle was an Indian General Nawabzada Sher Ali Khan Pataudi. His mother is related to Rabindranath Tagore, a poet and Nobel laureate.
Saif Ali Khan studied at the Lawrence School, Sanawar and the Locker’s Park Prep School. His college years were spent in his father’s alma mater, Winchester College, UK.
He married the much older Bollywood actress Amrita Singh in 1991 raising eyebrows. They had a daughter Sara and a son, Ibrahim. They divorced in 2004. He was dating Rosa Catalano but that didn’t last long. While the media speculated on his new love interest, he walked the ramp with actress Kareena Kapoor at the Manish Malhotra fashion show during the Lakme India Fashion Week, officially confirming that the two were dating and it could definitely lead to more.
After some box office failures he had a hit with the film "Kya Kehna" (2000) his success started from their and still continuing now with his performance in acting career, more or less, went through a relative slump until 2001,, when he was cast in Farhan Akhtar's hit film, "Dil Chahta Hai". He received much acclaim for his role
His girlfriend Kareena Kapoor seems to have brought him all the luck. Saif Ali Khan says that luck is a major factor. He is very pleased with his performance in Race. He said “I liked the strength and control the more senior role demanded. As regards luck it is the X factor that keeps us all going”.
As regards his marriage he said that he and Kareena Kapoor were focusing only on their careers now. Marriage was only being thought of in the future. Presently he and Kareena Kapoor barely had time to get together on weekends.
Saif Ali Khan Looks so Handsome
1992 to 1998 Saif Ali Khan made his debut with the 1992 Yash Chopra directed Parampara opting out of the Kajol starrer Bekhudi. In 1993, he won the Filmfare Best Debut Award for Aashiq Awaara. Yeh Dillagi and Main Khiladi Tu Anari in 1994 were among the year’s biggest hits. The movies that he acted in over the next three years – Tu Chor Mein Sipahi, Keemat, Udaan, and Hamesha - didn’t really boost his reputation as a solid actor.

1999 to 2003 He played Dhananjay Pandit in Kacche Daage that was appreciated. He was seen as a photographer in the comedy, Biwi No.1. In 2000, he was in Kya Kehna with Preity Zinta in the role of her lover who abandons her when she gets pregnant. The family oriented Hum Saath Saath Hai brought trouble off screen when he was accused, along with some of the other members from the movie, to have hunted down Chinkaras that are an endangered species but was later acquitted.

He changed tracks in 2001 as he appeared in the comedy Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega and then as Samir, who wears his heart on his sleeve, in Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai that changed the way people perceived him. It won him the Filmfare Best Comedian Award. Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, the remake of the Tamil movie Minale, also did well.

2003 to 2008 He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Kal Ho Na Ho in 2003 as well as the “Moto Look of the Year”. The year also saw him in Darna Mana Hai and LoC Kargil. In the 2004 movie Ek Hasina Thi he was the cold Karan Singh Rathod, while his role in the light hearted Hum Tum with Rani Mukherji was in complete contrast and won him his second Filmfare Best Comedian Award as well as the National Film Award for Best Actor.

Each of his four releases in 2005 and 2006 – Parineeta, Salaam Namaste, Being Cyrus, and Omkara - had him stretching his range as an actor. Parineeta received critical acclaim; Salaam Namaste was a romantic comedy around the new age relationship dilemmas; Being Cyrus was a critically acclaimed English language movie; Vishal Bharadwaj’s Omkara was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello and Saif’s performance as Langda Tyagi was phenomenal. He won his first Filmfare Best Villain Award.

Compared to this success, his 2007 and 2008 releases didn’t overwhelm anyone. Race was a hit while Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic and Tashan with girlfriend Kareena failed. He also lent his voice to the animated movie, Roadside Romeo.

2009 to 2010 Saif produced and starred in Love Aaj Kal with Deepika Padukone. In Kurbaan, with Kareena Kapoor, he played a terrorist. It was their first hit together as a couple.

Khan’s upcoming movies include Agent Vinod, Race 2, and Karachi Express.

Agent Vinod is an upcoming Hindi action-thriller film starring Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Directed by Sriram Raghavan, the project is a not a remake of the 1977 action film Agent Vinod, which was directed by Deepak Bahry.Agent Vinod is expected to release on December 9, 2011.