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Saif Ali Khan

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Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor and producer. The son of actor Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan made an acting debut in Yash Chopra's drama Parampara (1993), but succeeded in roles in the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari (both in 1994). It. ). Khan's career prospects declined through much of the 1990s, and his greatest commercial success over the decade was with the ensemble drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999). He stood out by taking on roles in two ensemble comedy dramas, Dil Chatta High (2001) and Carl Ho Naho (2003).

Saif Ali Khan was born on August 16, 1970 in New Delhi, India, to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, former captain of the Indian National Cricket Team, and his wife Sharmila Tagore, a movie star. In 1952-71, Pataudi held the title of Pataudi's Nawab, but after his death, a Pagri ceremony was held in the village of Pataudi in Haryana and named Khan the tenth Nawab of Pataudi. Khan has two younger sisters, jewelry designer Saba Ali Khan and actress Soha Ali Khan, the father-grandson of Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, who played for the Indian cricket team in England in 1946, and Sajida Sultan, Nawab Begum of Bhopal. Bhopal's last ruler, Hamidula Khan, was his great-grandfather, and cricketer Saad Vinh Jung was his first cousin. Khan is of primarily Bengal descent on the mother side and Pashtun descent on the father side.

In 2004, the romantic comedy Hum Tum proved Saif Ali Khan's first success by starring in the drama Parineeta and the romantic comedy Salaam Namaste (both in 2005), with Cannes being the only male star. As the leading actor in Bollywood. He was an apprentice to the 2006 British film Being Cyrus, the 2004 thriller Ek Hasina Thi (a character based on William Shakespeare's adversary Iago in the 2006 crime film Omkara, the 2009 thriller Kurbaan. Saif Ali Khan's greatest commercial success was the Coming with the 2008 Thriller Race, the 2013 sequel, and the 2009 Romance Love Aaj Kal, a romantic comedy cocktail in 2012. He starred in a series of underperforming films at the box office, but was in trouble in the Netflix thriller series Sacred Games, with the policeman and historical drama Tanhaji Complimented as the Keeper of Fort Rajput in (2020), the latter appeared as his highest-grossing release.

In 2005, Rediff.com announced that Saif Ali Khan had established himself as a leading actor in a Hindi film starring in the drama Parineeta and the comedy drama Salaam Namaste. An adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1914 Bengali novel with the same name, Parineeta, directed by Pradeep Sarkar, narrated the love story of idealists (played by Lalita, Vidya Balan) and musicians (played by Shekhar, Khan). Of a capitalist businessman. Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra thought Saif Ali Khan was too inexperienced with the part, but was convinced by Sarkar, who thought Saif Ali Khan was perfect for the role. The film was praised by critics after its release, and Saif Ali Khan's portrayal made him the first Filmfare nomination for Best Actor. Variety's Derek Ely wrote that "Kahn, who has gradually developed from a cheerful comedy, is showing his smartness again as a tangible actor." Siddharth Anand's Salaam Namaste became the first fully filmed Indian feature film in Australia, with worldwide ticket sales of $572 million ($8 million) making it the highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year outside India. . This film tells the story of a contemporary Indian couple living together and the struggle caused by an unexpected pregnancy. Khan plays Nikhil Arora, a modern young man who leaves India to live his life in Melbourne. Critic Taran Adarsh ​​praised Khan for providing his third straight performance, and Khalid Mohamed noted that "saves several cluttered shots with his neat wit and embarrassed look."

In 1991, Cannes was cast as a male lead in Rahul La Weil's romantic drama Be Kudi (1992) with Kasol before his debut, but after finishing the film's first filming schedule, he was considered unprofessional by Rawa Il and replaced by Kamal Sadana. While filming Becudy, Khan met actress Amrita Singh, who married in October 1991. Singh had a daughter (Sarah Ali Khan) and a son (Ibrahim) in 1995 and 2001, respectively, and divorced in 2004. In 1993, she made her acting debut in the drama'Param Para' directed by Kan Yashi Chopra. The film, which tells the story of two wished brothers (Amir Khan and Khan), did not find many audiences. Next, he appeared on opposite sides of Mamta Kulkarni and Shilpa Shirodkar at the box offices Aashiq Awara and Pehchaan (both in 1993), but Khan won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance at the 39th Filmfare Awards at Aashiq Awara.

One of Bollywood's highest-paid actors, Saif Ali Khan is considered one of India's most popular and famous celebrities. He is known for his great commitment to each role and believes in "staying on a sharp learning curve." Journalist Shomini Sen, analyzing his career, commented that "his actor was part of some major films in the early 1990s, but critics wrote him because of the lack of screen and poor dialogue delivery." Critics noted that Dil Chahta Hai was an important turning point for Saif Ali Khan, and admitted to him for pioneering the movement of actors, part of "a new genre of more urban cinema". Film historian Nasreen Munni Kabir said the film helped him find "a style of his own that combines nice comical timing and natural personality." Sen also explained that "his British upbringing, which was initially a stumbling block to his career, became his biggest point." Depicting different character types in Ek Hasina Thi (2004), Parineeta (2005), Being Cyrus and Omkara (both in 2006), Saif Ali Khan was known for his versatility. India Today attributed his role in this film to establishing a new image of Bollywood's leading actors, and The Tribune announced that Saif Ali Khan had successfully matured as a real actor and bank star.

In an interview with Rajeev Masand, Saif Ali Khan described himself as "a very private person." Journalist Roshmila Bhattacharya added, "Unlike most actors, his interests aren't limited to box office collections and athletic routines. He can talk about everything from philosophy to politics to sports to books and music." . Filmfare wrote that while Saif Ali Khan had a reputation for being arrogant early in his career, he later matured into "one of the biggest and most respected stars in the entertainment world." During his career, he played roles in renowned mainstream productions and less open films by independent filmmakers, appeared in various film genres, but found a niche where he played roles in romantic comedies. In Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Hum Tum (2004), Salaam Namaste (2005), and Love Aaj Kal (2009), the tribune wrote that his role was "essentially lovely boys". The success of this film made him "the poster boy of a romantic comedy." Beth Watkins describes the typical role Saif Ali Khan played in romantic comedy and its charm as follows:

In 2001, Saif Ali Khan starred in Eeshwar Nivas' box office flop Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (a film loosely inspired by the 1996 black comedy Fargo), and later starred alongside Aamir Khan and Akshaye Khanna in Farhan Akhtar's drama, Dil Chahta Hai. Depicting the modern daily life of India's wealthy youth, the film focuses on a major turning point in the lives of three young friends, set in the modern city of Mumbai. Saif Ali Khan played Sameer Mulchandani, "Romantic Without Despair," and was particularly attracted to his personality. Dil Chahta Hai was popular with critics and won the National Film Awards for Best Feature Film in Hindi. It performed well in large cities, but failed in rural areas, which was due to the urban-oriented lifestyle presented by critics. This feature marked a significant turning point in Saif Ali Khan's career, where he won Best Acting Awards for Comic Roles and won Best Supporting Actor awards at Film Awards, Zee Cine and International Academy of India (IIFA) awards. Rediff.com wrote that Saif Ali Khan could surpass his "Sketch Character", and critic Taran Adarsh ​​described him as "excellent", claiming he was "the best performer of his career."

Since October 2011, Saif Ali Khan has been responsible for administering his father's eye hospital and has appeared publicly to support various other charitable activities. In February 2005, Saif Ali Khan and several other Bollywood actors joined the 2005 HELP! Telethon concert to raise funds for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. He participated in a charity cricket match hosted by IIFA at Headingley Cricket Ground in West Yorkshire, England in 2007, and subsequently hosted an event hosted by the awards ceremony in 2011 to help raise money for various charities. In November 2008, Saif Ali Khan donated two of his belongings to help raise money for cataract surgery, attending a fundraising concert for victims of the Bihar flood in 2008 and a charity dinner hosted by the Benuai Institute in September 2013. Later that year, he spent time with disadvantaged kids while filming Bullett Raja. In October 2014, Saif Ali Khan was appointed ambassador to the Olympic Gold Quest and donated $2 million (US$28,000) to raise funds for athlete training.

Since 2007, Saif Ali Khan's relationship with Kareena Kapoor has become one of the most reported celebrity articles in the United States, and one of the top celebrity couple advocates for brands and products around the world. In a blog published by The Wall Street Journal, Rupa Subramanya described their marriage as India's "Marriage and Social Event of the Year". Kapoor gave birth to a son Taimur in December 2016. From 2012 to 19, Saif Ali Khan appeared on Forbes India's "Celebrity 100", a list based on the income and popularity of Indian celebrities. He was ranked 15th in 2012 and 2014 with annual revenues of $642 million ($9 million) and $621 million ($8.8 million) respectively. In 2003, Saif Ali Khan took fourth place on Rediff's "Top Bollywood Male Stars" list. He was ranked 2nd in 2005, 6th in 2006 and 7th in 2007. In March 2011, Saif Ali Khan took fifth place on Rediff's "Top 10 Actor of 2000-2010" list. He was in the top 30 on The Times of India's "Most Desirable Men" list from 2010 to 2015, and in 2008, 2011 and 2012 on the British magazine Eastern Eye's "Sexiest Asian Men in the World" list. Additional included. Between 2010 and 2012-14, Saif Ali Khan was named one of the best-dressed male celebrities in the Indian edition of GQ Magazine.

Saif Ali Khan's film awards include the National Film Award for Best Actor and six Filmfare Awards: Male Debut for Aashiq Awara (1993), Best Actor for Comic Role in Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Hum Tum (2004), and Calho Naho. (2003) Best Supporting Actor Award, Om Kara (2006) Best Role, Calho Naho (2003) "Moto Look of the Year".

“Perhaps having something to do with him is his finesse in playing an impatient, arrogant and almost intolerable young man in need of reform. This is Bollywood, so they can easily achieve it through the love of a good woman. A movie in his lineage, Cricket and royalty — can you do a great job in meeting him as a spoiled person?"

Along with his acting career, Saif Ali Khan has participated in several concert tours and TV awards. He performed with actors Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal and Priyanka Chopra on his first concert tour "Temptations 2004". Shown in more than 22 countries around the world, the show has become Bollywood's most famous international concert to that point. In December 2005, Saif Ali Khan performed with the Parikrama band at Mittal Gardens in New Delhi, and two years later reunited with Strings for "The Royal Stag Mega Music Concert" (a four-city concert tour). The following year he took part in the "Heat 2006" world tour with Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen and Celina Jaitley. He later performed alongside several other Bollywood characters at the 2006 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

Saif Ali Khan collaborated for the fourth time with Deepika Padukone with Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ameesha Patel in the ensemble action thriller Abbas-Mustan's Race 2 (2013), which served as the sequel to the 2008 film Race. Although the film was mostly negatively evaluated by critics, it was a commercial success, raising a total of $1.62 billion (US$23 million). He was cast with Kunal Khemu and Vir Das as "Russian mafia don", Raj Nidimoru's Boris, and Krishna D.K.'s Go Goa Gone (a film depicted as "India's first zom-com"). Saif Ali Khan, who bleached his hair in the movie, was particularly attracted to the project for its novel concept and "Action, Comedy, Violence". Critic Rajeev Masand described the film as "a winning cocktail of a show where the three main characters laughed and made a good time with noisy conversations", especially noting the scenes of Saif Ali Khan with Khemu's character. His last release of the year was Bullett Raja, a crime drama directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and co-starred by Jimmy Shergill and Sonakshi Sinha. Saif Ali Khan explained that he challenged himself to play the role of Raja Mishra (an ordinary man who turns into a gangster), but that he was "fully dependent" on Dhulia's guidance. Bullett Raja earned very little at the box office and was mostly negatively evaluated. Mihir Fadnavis, who wrote for Firstpost, discovered that Saif Ali Khan was "wrong" and described his acting as "farcial".

Saif Ali Khan has won several awards, including the National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards, and was awarded Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award in 2010. He is known for playing in various movie genres in crime dramas. Affected thriller and occasional romance. His film role was credited with contributing to the conceptual change of the Hindi movie hero. Saif Ali Khan married his first wife, Amrita Singh, for 13 years, then actress Kareena Kapoor. He has three children. Two are with Singh and one with Kapoor. In addition to acting in films, Saif Ali Khan is often a television presenter, stage show performer, and owner of production companies Illuminati Films and Black Knight Films.

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