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Saif Ali Khan is an Indian Actor born on 16 August 1970 in New Delhi, India to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a former captain of the Indian National Cricket Team, and his wife Sharmila Tagore, a film actress. From 1952–71, Pataudi held the title of Nawab of Pataudi, but following his death, a pagri ceremony was held in the village of Pataudi, Haryana to crown Khan as the tenth Nawab of Pataudi.
Saif Ali Khan while talking to DNA reporters disclosed his plans for his 49th birthday celebration in London. He said “We have recently wrapped up the shoot of my upcoming film ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ and he will celebrate his birthday with family in an ancient countryside home that he has been staying in with wife Kareena Kapoor Khan and son Taimur Ali Khan. The day will involve a lot of “cooking and eating” he said while mentioning that there will be a special dinner with friends.”
Saif enjoys parenthood of children’s from two wives, first he met was Amrita Singh and got married in 1991. Said has two children’s from Amrita Singh, Sara Ali Khan (born 1995) and Ibrahim Khan (born 2001). The couple separated in 2004.
On 16 October 2012, Khan married actress Kareena Kapoor (after a five-year courtship) in a private ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai, and a reception was later held at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the Lutyens Bungalow Zone in Mumbai and Delhi respectively. Together Saif and Kareena have very cute little munchkin Taimur Ali Khan.
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 Sath-Sath 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 earned wide critical praise for his portrayal of a manipulative businessman in the 2004 thriller Ek Hasina Thi, an apprentice in the 2006 English film Being Cyrus, a character based on William Shakespeare’s antagonist Lago 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.
Since Cocktail Saif Ali Khan’s no film has performed well at the box office but his act in Netflix Originals Sacred Games is critically praised by everyone.