This is my twenty second entry for Jez Braithwaite’s Fan Of Challenge. Saif Ali Khan (born Sajid Ali Khan on 16 August 1970) is an Indian film actor and producer. The son of actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Khan made his acting debut in Yash Chopra’s 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 Saath-Saath Hain (1999). He rose to prominence with roles in two ensemble comedy-dramas—Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003).

Khan was 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. Khan has two younger sisters, Saba and actress Soha Ali Khan, and is the paternal grandson of Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi who played for the Indian cricket team in England in 1946. Khan is of predominantly Bengali descent on his mother’s side, and on his father’s side he is of Pashtun descent.

Khan studied at The Lawrence School, Sanawar in Himachal Pradesh and was later sent to Lockers Park School in Hertfordshire at the age of nine. He next enrolled at Winchester College and explained that “I did not take advantage of my tenure [there]. My classmates went on to Oxford and Cambridge, but I was not academically inclined. When I applied myself, which was not often, I stood first. I should have studied harder.”

After graduating from the boarding school, Khan returned to India and worked for an advertising firm in Delhi for two months. He later appeared in the television commercial for Gwalior Suiting on the insistence of a family friend, and was subsequently cast by director Anand Mahindroo. The project eventually got cancelled but Khan relocated to Mumbai to pursue a career in film; he recalls, “Finally I had some direction and focus. I remember feeling so excited that I could go to Mumbai, stay in my own place and enjoy the adventure of starting my own career.”

Alongside his acting career, Khan has participated in several concert tours and televised award ceremonies. He performed in his first concert tour, “Temptations 2004”, with actors Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal and Priyanka Chopra. Showcased in over 22 countries across the world, it became Bollywood’s most prominent international concert to that point. In December 2005, Khan performed alongside the band Parikrama at the Mittal Gardens in New Delhi, and later reunited with them and Strings for “The Royal Stag Mega Music Concert” (a four-city concert tour) two years later. The following year, he was part of the “Heat 2006” world tour, along with Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen and Celina Jaitley. He later performed along with several other Bollywood personalities at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Saif Ali Khan was crowned the tenth Nawab of Pataudi in October 2011.

Since October 2011, Khan has taken the responsibility of managing his father’s eye hospital and has also made public appearances to support various other charitable causes. In February 2005, Khan and several other Bollywood actors participated in the 2005 HELP! Telethon Concert to raise money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. He took part in a charity cricket match organised by IIFA at Headingley Cricket Ground in West Yorkshire, England in 2007, and later hosted an event organised by the award ceremony to help raise funds for various charities in 2011. In November 2008, Khan performed in a concert to raise money for the victims of the 2008 Bihar flood and in September 2013, he attended a charity dinner organised by The Venu Eye institute, donating two of his personal belongings to help raise funds for cataract operations. Later that year, he spent time with underprivileged kids during the filming of Bullett RajaIn October 2014, Khan was appointed as an ambassador for Olympic Gold Quest and donated ₹2 million (US$28,000) to help raise funds for the training of athletes.

Starting in 2007, Khan’s relationship with Kareena Kapoor became one of the country’s most-reported celebrity stories, and they were listed amongst the top celebrity couple endorsers for brands and products worldwide. In a blog published by The Wall Street Journal, Rupa Subramanya described their marriage as India’s “wedding and social event of the year”. Kapoor gave birth to their son Taimur in December 2016. From 2012–19, Khan has featured on Forbes Indias “Celebrity 100,” a list based on the income and popularity of India’s celebrities. He peaked at the fifteenth position in 2012 and 2014 with an estimated annual earning of ₹642 million(US$9.0 million) and ₹629 million (US$8.8 million) respectively. In 2003, Khan placed fourth on Rediff’s list of “Top Bollywood Male Stars”. He was later ranked second in 2005, sixth in 2006 and seventh in 2007. In March 2011, Khan placed fifth on Rediff’s list of “Top 10 Actors of 2000–2010”. He was ranked among the top 30 on The Times of Indias listing of the “Most Desirable Men” from 2010 to 2015, and has additionally featured in the UK magazine Eastern Eyes “World’s Sexiest Asian Men” list in 2008, 2011 and 2012. In 2010 and from 2012–14, Khan was featured as one of the best-dressed male celebrities by the Indian edition of GQ magazine.

Films

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
 
Title Year Role Director(s) Notes Ref.
Parampara 1993 Pratab Prithvi Singh Yash Chopra
Aashik Awara 1993 Jai/Jimmy/Rakesh Rajpal Umesh Mehra Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
Pehla Nasha 1993 Himself Ashutosh Gowariker
Pehchaan 1993 Karan Verma Deepak Shivdasani
Imtihaan 1994 Vicky Harry Baweja
Yeh Dillagi 1994 Vikram “Vicky” Saigal Naresh Malhotra
Main Khiladi Tu Anari 1994 Deepak Kumar Sameer Malkan Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Yaar Gaddar 1994 Jai Verma Umesh Mehra
Aao Pyaar Karen 1994 Raja Ravendra Peepat
Surakshaa 1995 Amar / Prince Vijay Raju Mavani
Ek Tha Raja 1996 Sunny Dayal Nihalani
Bambai Ka Babu 1996 Vikram “Vicky” Vikram Bhatt
Tu Chor Main Sipahi 1996 Raja Guddu Dhanoa
Dil Tera Diwana 1996 Ravi Kumar Lawrence D’Souza
Hameshaa 1997 Raja / Raju Sanjay Gupta
Udaan 1997 Raja Asrani
Keemat – They Are Back 1998 Ajay Sameer Malkan
Humse Badhkar Kaun 1998 Sunny Deepak Anand
Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan 1999 Raju Tarachand Mahesh Bhatt
Kachche Dhaage 1999 Dhananjay “Jai” Pandit Milan Luthria Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Aarzoo 1999 Amar Lawrence D’Souza
Biwi No.1 1999 Deepak David Dhawan Guest appearance
Hum Saath-Saath Hain 1999 Vinod Chaturvedi Sooraj Barjatya
Kya Kehna 2000 Rahul Modi Kundan Shah
Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 2001 Prakash Eeshwar Nivas
Dil Chahta Hai 2001 Sameer Mulchandni Farhan Akhtar Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein 2001 Rajiv “Sam” Saamra Gautham Menon
Na Tum Jaano Na Hum 2002 Akshay Arjun Sablok
Darna Mana Hai 2003 Anil Manchandani Prawaal Raman
Kal Ho Naa Ho 2003 Rohit Patel Nikkhil Advani Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
LOC Kargil 2003 Captain Anuj Nayyar J. P. Dutta
Ek Hasina Thi 2004 Karan Singh Rathod Sriram Raghavan
Hum Tum 2004 Karan Kapoor Kunal Kohli National Film Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
Parineeta 2005 Shekhar Rai Pradeep Sarkar Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Salaam Namaste 2005 Nikhil “Nick” Arora Siddharth Anand
Being Cyrus 2006 Cyrus Mistry Homi Adajania
Omkara 2006 Ishwar “Langda” Tyagi Vishal Bhardwaj Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
Eklavya: The Royal Guard 2007 Harshvardhan Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Nehlle Pe Dehlla 2007 Jimmy Ajay Y. Chandok
Ta Ra Rum Pum 2007 Rajveer Singh Siddharth Anand
Om Shanti Om 2007 Himself Farah Khan Special appearance in song “Deewangi Deewangi”
Race 2008 Ranvir “Ronnie” Singh Abbas–Mustan
Tashan 2008 Jimmy Cliff Vijay Krishna Acharya
Woodstock Villa 2008 Himself Hansal Mehta
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic 2008 Ranbir Talwar Kunal Kohli
Roadside Romeo 2008 Romeo (voice) Jugal Hansraj Animated feature film
Sanam Teri Kasam 2009 Vijay Verma Lawrence D’Souza
Love Aaj Kal 2009 Jai Vardhan Singh/ Young Veer Singh Imtiaz Ali Also producer
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Film
Kurbaan 2009 Ehsaan Khan / Khalid Rensil D’Silva
Aarakshan 2011 Deepak Kumar Prakash Jha
Agent Vinod 2012 Agent Vinod Sriram Raghavan Also producer
Cocktail 2012 Gautam “Gutlu” Kapoor Homi Adajania Also producer
Race 2 2013 Ranvir “Ronnie” Singh Abbas–Mustan
Bombay Talkies 2013 Himself Multiple directors Special appearance in song “Apna Bombay Talkies”
Go Goa Gone 2013 Boris Raj and D.K. Also producer
Bullett Raja 2013 Raja Mishra Tigmanshu Dhulia
Humshakals 2014 Ashok Singhania Sajid Khan
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil 2014 Arif Ali Producer
Happy Ending 2014 Yudi Jaitely / Yogi Raj and D.K. Also producer
Dolly Ki Doli 2015 Prince Kunwar Aditya Singh Abhishek Dogra Cameo appearance
Phantom 2015 Daniyal Khan Kabir Khan
Rangoon 2017 Rustom “Rusi” Billimoria Vishal Bhardwaj
Chef 2017 Roshan Kalra Raja Krishna Menon
Kaalakaandi 2018 Rileen Akshat Verma
Baazaar 2018 Shakun Kothari Gauravv Chawla
Laal Kaptaan 2019 Gossain Navdeep Singh
Tanhaji 2020 Udaybhan Singh Rathod Om Raut
Jawaani Jaaneman 2020 Jassie “Jazz” Singh Nitin Kakkar
Dil Bechara Films that have not yet been released 2020 Aftab Khan Mukesh Chhabra Post-production
Bunty Aur Babli 2 Films that have not yet been released 2020 Bunty Varun V. Sharma Post-production

Fiction

Title Year Role Network Ref.
Sacred Games 2018–20 Sartaj Singh Netflix
Dilli 2020 TBA Amazon Prime Video

Non-fiction

Title Year Creator(s) Notes Ref.
48th Filmfare Awards 2003 Cineyug Television special
49th Filmfare Awards 2004 Cineyug Television special
50th Filmfare Awards 2005 Cineyug Television special
53rd Filmfare Awards 2008 Cineyug Television special
55th Filmfare Awards 2010 Cineyug Television special
58th Filmfare Awards 2013 Fountainhead Entertainment Television special

National Film Awards

Year Award For Result Ref.
2005 National Film Award for Best Actor Hum Tum Won

Filmfare Award

Year Category For Result Ref
1994 Filmfare Best Male Debut Award Aashik Awara Won
2002 Filmfare Best Comedian Award Dil Chahta Hai Won
2004 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Kal Ho Naa Ho Won
2004 Filmfare Motorola “Moto Look of the Year” Kal Ho Naa Ho Won
2005 Filmfare Best Comedian Award Hum Tum Won
2007 Filmfare Best Villain Award Omkara Won
1995 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Main Khiladi Tu Anari Nominated
2000 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Kachche Dhaage Nominated
2006 Filmfare Best Actor Award Parineeta Nominated
2010 Filmfare Best Actor Award Love Aaj Kal Nominated
2010 Filmfare Best Film Award Love Aaj Kal Nominated

IIFA Awards

Year Category For Result Ref
2002 IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award Dil Chahta Hai Won
2004 IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award Kal Ho Naa Ho Won
2007 IIFA Best Villain Award Omkara Won
2005 IIFA Best Actor Award Hum Tum Nominated
2005 IIFA Best Villain Award Ek Hasina Thi Nominated
2006 IIFA Best Actor Award Salaam Namaste Nominated
2006 IIFA Best Actor Award Parineeta Nominated
2010 IIFA Best Actor Award Love Aaj Kal Nominated

Zee Cine Awards

Year Category For Result Ref
2002 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Dil Chahta Hai Won
2004 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Kal Ho Naa Ho Won
2007 Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role Omkara Won
2005 Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role Hum Tum Nominated
2005 Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role Ek Hasina Thi Nominated
2006 Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male Parineeta Nominated

Star Screen Awards

Year Category For Result Ref
2002 Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor Dil Chahta Hai Won
2004 Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor Kal Ho Naa Ho Won
2007 Star Screen Award Best Villain Omkara Won
2012 Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor Aarakshan Won
2005 Star Screen Award Best Actor Hum Tum Nominated
2005 Star Screen Award Best Villain Ek Hasina Thi Nominated
2006 Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1along with Preity Zinta Salaam Namaste Nominated

Stardust Awards

Year Award For Result Ref.
2007 Stardust star of the Year Award – Male Omkara Nominated
2007 Stardust Best Actor in a Negative Role Omkara Won

Other Awards and Recognitions

Year Award For Result Ref.
2001 Sansui Awards, Best Actor in a Comic Role Dil Chahta Hai Won
2004 Sansui Awards, Best Supporting Actor Kal Ho Naa Ho Won
2005 Sports World “Jodi of the Year” along with Rani Mukerji Hum Tum Won
2006 Sports World “Jodi of the Year” along with Preity Zinta Salaam Namaste Won
2006 Global Indian Film Awards Best Villain Omkara Won
2007 Sports World Awards, Best Actor in a Negative Role Omkara Won
2007 Bollywood Movie Award – Best Villain Omkara Won
2007 Kara Film Festival- Best Actor Omkara Won
2008 Rajiv Gandhi Award Achievement In Hindi Cinema Won
2008 GQ Men of The Year Awards (India) Ultimate GQ Man Award Won
2010 Padma Shri Achievement In Hindi Cinema Won
2010 Hello! Hall of Fame Awards Stylish Man of the Year Won
2016 GQ Men of The Year Awards (India) Most Stylish Actor Won
2018 Vogue Beauty Awards Most Beautiful Man of the Year Won
2018 GQ Men of The Year Awards (India) Style Legend Award Won

Honours

Year Award For Result Ref.
2008 Rajiv Gandhi Award Achievement In Hindi Cinema Won
2008 GQ Men of The Year Awards (India) Ultimate GQ Man Award Won
2010 Padma Shri Achievement In Hindi Cinema Won
2010 Hello! Hall of Fame Awards Stylish Man of the Year Won
2016 GQ Men of The Year Awards (India) Most Stylish Actor Won
2018 Vogue Beauty Awards Most Beautiful Man of the Year Won
2018 GQ Men of The Year Awards (India) Style Legend Award Won

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