Saif Ali Khan is an Indian film actor and producer and the 10th Nawab of Pataudi. Born 16 August 1970 with the name ‘Sajid Ali Khan’, he is the son of the actress Sharmila Tagore and the former captain of the Indian cricket team, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Saif Ali Khan is also the son of the last Nawab of Pataudi, a former princely state in Nothern India which was established in 1804 by the British East India Company. Khan began his acting career with the film Bekhudi (1992) and during the filming of this movie he met actress Amrita Singh who became his first wife. The next 2 years Khan acted in a number of unsuccessful films, and did not gain recognition until 1994 in the films Yeh Dillagi (1994) and Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994). His performance in the latter bagged him the Best Supporting Actor nomination at the National Filmfare Awards. Starting in the early 2000’s Saif Ali Khan’s career took a turn for the better as his acting in the films Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002), Salaam Namaste (2005), Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007),Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Cocktail (2012) are considered his most notable works. Saif Ali Khan is also well known for participating in various concert tours such as Temptations (2004) and the Heat 2006 World Tour. He also manages a eye hospital and also organized a Concert in 2004 to raise money for the victims of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that had hit India in the same year. He was also hosted the National Filmfare Awards a total of 6 times alongside Shah Rukh Khan and once with Sonali Bendre in 2013. In 2012 Khan married Kareena Kapoor and their wedding ceremony was dubbed by the Wall Street Journal as the “wedding and social event of the year” for 2012. His recent releases include Laal Kaptaan (2019) and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020) and they have both been massively successful in the industry. His daughter from his first marriage Sara Ali Khan is also a film actress and entered the film industry in 2018 with the release of the films Kedarnath (2018) and Simba (2018).
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