Saif Ali Khan: Nawab of Bollywood

Tuesday, August 1, 2006, 16:59 [IST]

By: Nikita C Fernandes
He's regal. He's hot and super good looking. He's undeniably the Nawab of Bollywood. His performances in his latest movies have created another new set of fans . His quintessential leonine face surely makes heads turn. This handsome hunk has taken Bollywood by storm and surely, make critics take back their words when it came to delivering some great performances in Dil Chahta Hai, Hum Tum, Kal Ho Na Ho, Being Cyrus and Omkara.

Saif is different. There 's absolutely no one in the film industry who possess his charm and intelligence ( not to forget, the way he carries pink shirts!) Although, he looked like a lumberjack in his first movie, Aashiq Awara and a dead halt with a string of flops, in the movie Dil Chahta Hai, he proved his mettle and from that film on, there was no looking back.

Saif Ali Khan was born August 16, 1970 in New Delhi, India, into the family of the nawabs of Pataudi. He studied at the Winchester College in England. This cool dude is an ace guitarist and possess an impeccable sense of style.

His grandfather, Iftikaar Ali Khan Pataudi, was the Nawab of Pataudi as well as an accomplished cricketer who played for England and then for India as the captain of the team. His father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, like Nawab of Pataudi Sr., was not only the nawab of Pataudi but also a former captain of the Indian cricket team. His mother, Sharmila Tagore, is a Bengali Indian film actress of note, head of the Indian film censorship board, and a distant relative of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. His sister is actress Soha Ali Khan has made her place in Bollywood with her super successful film, Rang De Basanti..

Although, his success was slow with a number of flops, Saif Ali Khan made his way through Bollywood being Bollywood's number one actor today. From playing Langa Tyagi, Xerxus / Cyrus Mistry ,Nic Arora or Shekhar Rai, he has portrayed every character with finesse. It's so hard to distinguish Saif from his characters. He has worked in almost all kinds of movies. From comedy to the absurd or action to romance, every character played by Saif Ali Khan has received its justice. Even , the choice of his films have been supremely better than any other actor, Frankly speaking, no actor till date, has worked in so many genres of films. His stylish actor is an envy for every other actor in Bollywood who has yet got to reach to his caliber. With success imprinted all over him, we wish him our best wishes for his forthcoming films.

Filmography

Film Year Character Notes
Untitled Pradeep Sarkar/Yash Chopra Film 2007 - Announced
Tara Rum Pam Pam 2007 - Filming
Nehle Pe Dehla 2006 Jimmy -
Eklavya: The Royal Guard 2006 - Post-production
Omkara 2006 'Langda' Tyagi Released
Being Cyrus 2006 Cyrus Mistry Released
Salaam Namaste 2005 Nikhil Arora Released
Parineeta 2005 Shekhar Rai Released
Hum Tum 2004 Karan Kapoor Released
Ek Hasina Thi 2004 Karan Singh Rathod Released
LOC Kargil 2003 Capt. Anuj Nayyar Released
Kal Ho Naa Ho 2003 Rohit Patel Released
Darna Mana Hai 2003 Anil Manchandani Released
Na Tum Jaano Na Hum 2002 Akshay Released
Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein 2001 Rajiv Shyamrao Released
Dil Chahta Hai 2001 Sameer Released
Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega 2001 Rahul Kapoor Released
Yeh Pyaar Hi To Hai 2000 - Released
Kya Kehna 2000 Rahul Modi Released
Biwi No.1 1999 Deepak Released
Aarzoo 1999 Amar Released
Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United 1999 Vinod Released
Kachche Dhaage 1999 Dhananjay Pandit 'Jai' Released
Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan 1999 Raju Tarachand Released
Humse Badhkar Kaun 1998 Sunny Released
Keemat 1998 Ajay Released
Udaan 1998 Raja Released
Hamesha 1997 Raja/Raju Released
Tu Chor Main Sipahi 1996 Raja Released
Bambai Ka Babu 1996 Vicky Released
Dil Tera Diwana 1996 Ravi Kumar Released
Ek Tha Raja 1996 Sunny Released
Imtihaan 1995 Vicky Released
Surakshaa 1995 - Released
Aao Pyaar Karen 1994 Raja Released
Yaar Gaddar 1994 Jai Verma Released
Main Khiladi Tu Anari 1994 Deepak Kumar Released
Yeh Dillagi 1994 Vikram 'Vicky' Saigal Released
Aashiq Awara 1993 Jimmy/Rakesh Rajpal Released
Pehchaan 1993 - Released
Parampara 1993 Pratap Singh Released

AWARDS

  • 1993 Filmfare Best Debut Award, Aashiq Awara.
  • 2001 Filmfare Best Comedian Award, Dil Chahta Hai.
  • 2001 Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male, Dil Chahta Hai.
  • 2001 Sansui Award, Best Actor in a Comic Role, Dil Chahta Hai.
  • 2001 IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award. Dil Chahta Hai
  • 2003 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Kal Ho Naa Ho.
  • 2003 Motorola "Moto Look of the Year", Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • 2003 IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award, Kal Ho Naa Ho.
  • 2003 Sansui Award, Best Supporting Actor, Kal Ho Naa Ho.
  • 2003 Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor, Kal Ho Naa Ho.
  • 2003 Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male, Kal Ho Naa Ho.
  • 2004 Filmfare Best Comedian Award, Hum Tum.
  • 2004 Sports World "Jodi of the Year" (Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji) for Hum Tum.
  • 2005 National Film Award for Best Actor, Hum Tum.

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