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Saif Ali Khan

--- About Saif Ali Khan ---

Birth name: Sajid Ali Khan

Meaning of the name: Saif - Sword, Saber (Origin Arabic)

Date of Birth: August 16, 1970

Place of Birth: New Delhi, India 

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Islam

Nickname: Saifu... Chhote Nawab ... Tom Cruise of Bollywood

Occupation: Actor, Producer
Zodiac sign: Leo

Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m) 

Marital status: Married

Date of mariage: October 16, 2012.

Spouse: Kareena Kapoor Khan

Kids: 2 (from the marriage with Amrita Singh), daughter Sara Ali Khan (born in September 1994) and
son Ibrahim Ali Khan (born in March 2001)

Father: Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (cricket player and last titular Nawab of Pataudi)

Mother: Sharmila Tagore (actress)

Sisters: Saba Ali Khan (fashion designer) & Soha Ali Khan (actress)

Grandfather: Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi (Nawab of Pataudi as well as an accomplished cricketer who
played for England and then for India)

Grandmother: Sajida Sultan, Begum of Bhopal

Great-uncle: Sher Ali Khan Pataudi (Pakistani general)

Father-in-law: Randhir Kapoor (actor, producer, director)

Mother-in-law: Babita (actress)

Sister-in-law: Karisma Kapoor (actress)

Mother tongue: Bengali

Languages: Urdu/Hindi, Bengali, English, French

Ex girlfiend: Rosa Catalano

Ex wife: Amrita Singh

Friends from film industry: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Shah Rukh Khan and Mohnish Bahl

Education: Lawrence School, Sanawar; Lockers Park School in Hertfordshire; Winchester College in UK.

Hobbies: Reading graphic novels, playing guitar, fishing, travelling, trekking watching TV, watching
American TV Shows 

Activities: Lifting weights, yoga 

Part of himself that he deslikes: Impatient and edgy self

Ultimate fantasy: He doesn't think that is something he should be saying because he has a lot of them.
And they are pretty naughty.

Wildest thing he ever done: Threw a dog through the window

Celebrity Hollywood crush: Lead singer of Abba, Jill St. John, Raquel Welch

Films he dislikes (of his own): Bambai Ka Babu (1996), Ek Tha Raja (1996)

The proudest moment of life: The day when Sara was born
What does he do to unwind: Reading, watching TV, listening to music, sitting in the balcony and
reading the papers.

His Fashion Style: Simple, he doesn't like anything too fancy

First thing when he get up: Drink an orange juice

Body Measuremenent: Chest 43, Biceps 16, Waist 34

Admires: Amitabh Bachchan

Weakness: His watch. He change his watch three times a day

Trademark: His smile, his intense eyes, Chocolatey Youngish Looks

Biggest fear: Cockroaches

Greedy for: "Money... No, not really... Love"

3 things in his wish-list: Health, Wealth and Happiness
A childhood memory that never fades: "Watching my father play cricket in the back garden!"

Debut film: 'Parampara' (1992)

Debut award: Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for Aashiq Awara (1993)

Best movies in the career by now: Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Hum Tum, Parineeta. Salaam
Namaste, Omkara, Love Aaj Kal, Kurbaan, Agent Vinod, Cocktail, Race 2, Bullet Raja...

Dream Role: To play the role of Devdas in the movie Devdas

If not an actor then: A cricketer

Saif Ali Khan in his childhood

--- Favourites ---

Favourite dish: Fried Bhandi with Roti...

Favourite cuisine: Chinese

Favourite drink: Good Whiskey

Favourite dessert: Balai. It is malai (cream) treated with dahi (yogurt), and had with rotis and shakker

Favourite holiday spot: London

Favourite actor: Robert De Niro

Favourite actress: Sharmila Tagore

Favourite movie: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Favourite co-stars: Kajol and Rani Mukerji

Favourite music: Listen to music that appealing to ears. He doesn’t like hard rock. It does not make
any sense to him. 

Favourite song: Led Zeppelin's “Stairway To Heaven”

Favourite TV shows: "Entourage", "Sherlock Holmes", "Hercule Poirot", "Blackadder", "Prison Break",
"24", "The X Files", "Murder She Wrote" and "Who's The Boss"

Favourite colour: Purple

Favourite perfume: Chanel Sport and Issey Miyake for men

Favourite books: Leon Uris novels

Favourite car: Toyota Land Cruiser, BMW

Favourite outfit: T-shirts and Jodhpuri pants

Favourite travel accessory: Handy Louis Vuitton 

Favourite fashion designer: Yves Saint Laurent

Favourite accessory: Sunglasses, watches

Favourite sport: Cricket

Favourite cricketer: Tendulkar, Lara, Tony Greg, and his father is his hero

Saif Ali Khan with his parents Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore


Saif Ali Khan with his sister, Soha Ali Khan

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> Saif is the son of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a former captain of the Indian cricket team and the
titular Nawab of Pataudi from 1952 until 1971, when the titles, privileges,and remuneration (privy purses)
were abolished by the Government of India.

--> His paternal grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, the eighth Nawab of Pataudi, played cricket for
England and after 1947 for India as the captain of the team.

--> Saif Ali Khan is of Muslim, Afghan ancestry through the Nawabs of Pataudi lineage from his father's
side and of Bengali Tagore ancestry from his mother's side.

--> On September 22, 2011 Khan's father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passed away. To please the
sentiments of some residents of the village of Pataudi, a mock "pagri" ceremony was held which
symbolically installed him as the 10th "Nawab of Pataudi;" the title has had no legal, titular, or official
status since 1971. The 'pagri' ceremony was attended by the incumbent Chief Minister of Haryana.

--> Khan was married to actress Amrita Singh from 1991 to 2004, having two children together. In 2012,
he married actress Kareena Kapoor on Oct 16, 2012 after a five-year relationship.

--> Following the death of his father in 2011, Saif Ali Khan was proclaimed the Nawab of Pataudi by
the villagers of Pataudi State in deference to tradition, although the title carries no official or legal

--> After his divorce, he dated Rosa Catalano, a Swiss model born in Italy, whom he met in Kenya, for
three years. Catalano later revealed that he had not told her about his earlier marriage and children,
and that she learnt about them only after she came to India.

--> On February 18, 2007, Khan was hospitalised at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai due to chest pain while
rehearsing for his performance at the Stardust Awards, to be held that night. After hospitalization, he
stated he would quit smoking.

--> He has participated in a number of international tours, including raising funds for the 2004 Tsunami.

--> In 2005, along with other Bollywood stars, Khan performed at the HELP! Telethon Concert to help
raise money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

--> He had quit smoking after the mild heart attack in February 2007.

--> Saif married Amrita who is 6 years older to him, when he was 21.

--> He is related to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his mother's side.

--> Him and Kareena (Kapoor) has been called 'Saifeena' by the media.

--> Saif is a trained guitarist and performs in concerts occasionally.
---> As a child Saif enjoyed reading Phantom comics.

Saif and his ex-wife Amrita

--- Personal Quotes ---

"I don't know why people love me so much. I'm not a nice guy. In fact, I'm quite boring."
"It’s not good to be married and then look at another woman and say she’s hot. It’s better to have
a hot and sexy wife. Never have room for regret and never say, ‘Oh, I wish I was married to a
beautiful girl."
"At 40, suddenly, it all comes together. That’s when you realise no more excuses now. You try and be
the best you can be. You start getting interested in other things apart from sex, booze and rock-n-roll.
After 40, when sex stops being the most important thing in your life, you have a chance at building
something good. And you don’t want to go mess it up because you’ve taken a long time to build a
safe zone. (Laughs) But when you’are 20, 25 or 30…no chance dude."

"People don't remember the good things you do, they simply focus on the bad things. I have the
reputation of being an arrogant brat. But if people mess around with me, obviously I will be arrogant
with them. I don't have a bull's eye on my head that everyone can take a shot at me."

"I'm horrifed when I see some of my earlier work. I just wonder how I could have done certain films and
got away with it too."

"I’m looking cool. I’m not vain but I like to think I’m sexy. I wasn’t born with a face that has hero written
all over it. I’ve heard people call me a funny looking guy. It’s taken a lot of effort to look like the typical
hero, a man the youth can identify with."

"Smoking adds to the chances of your falling sick. It’s like adding a bottle of whiskey to fast driving.
That’s what my cardiologist compares smoking to."

"I wasn’t afraid when I fell ill. I’ve always had a fatalistic attitude to life… never store it up, because you
never know what’s going to happen tomorrow. I want to enjoy the day. It might be all over tomorrow.
Anything can happen at any time."

"I like bright colours, like the colours of India.I like a handkerchief or a bandana around my wrist or like
to wear it on my wrist or on my head.And being a Bollywood guy I like to wear sunglasses and watches..."

"If you are fit, your body language changes... It's a great feeling when you are fit and you are looking
good when they (filmmakers) shoot you."

"I am pretty lazy, laid back actually. I hate rushing and running around just for the fact that the world
demands that. But of course, I love my profession and that's where my mentality has changed a bit.
In the beginning of my career I was just having fun. Then I got married, had kids and settled. I wasn't
even trying to grow. It's only in the last few years that I started enjoying this film business from my
heart. As a result it won't be wrong to claim that I have grown as a good actor. Now here I am, all set to
even make movies and invest in Bollywood." 

"I've seen people reacting to religion and celebrity in very strange ways. I find it a little odd. Some
people are nice and normal about both these things, but some people aren't. They react a little too
much and build you up larger than you are. Fortunately, I haven't had to deal with obsessive fans, but I
have had people gush too much. It's not that I mind, I just feel it's wrong if I'm complimented by that
because it's not normal."

"A certain amount of mystery is important. People should identify with the roles you play. Not get to
know you. It’s always been human tendency being voyeuristic."

"There’s many influences that have gone into making me who I am and I need to respect that at 39.
There’s part Bengali artist, there’s part Winchester College. I know how to wear a good suit and also
eat Bhel Puri. It’s tremendously eclectic. From the music that I like, to the conversation…"

"I think I’m an easy guy to talk to, if I don’t let my own mind get in the way."

"There’s always been a divide in my mind between Pataudi and Saif Ali Khan. I’ve always been called
Saif Pataudi in school. Yet I don’t use that name in movies."

"I don’t find myself praying five times a day. But, I’ll tell you something. I have prayed, in Arabic. And
I’ve found it to be extremely calming."

"One of the most positive things I’d like to do is, I’d like to be a ‘warrior monk’. I’d like to practise
Ashtanga Yoga. I’d like to go the gym and work out hard. Compete fiercely with myself, when it comes
to movies. And at the same time say a calming prayer, and protect the people around me. So… a
warrior monk. That’s the way to go. Like a ‘templar knight’. (laughs very loudly)"

"I love to work in movies and I love the importance I get for working in it, but it's really not the
attention that I work for."

"When I am sitting in my office and I am trying to make a script and making a movie, I am like, listen
guys they are paying 100 bucks or 1000 bucks so we got to give them something special here. I want
them to love the movie. I want them to love me. I want them to think that we are just the best
production-house in the world. We have to create standards for them."

"I have managed to compartmentalise my life. When I'm working, I'm working. When I need to go out
and meet people, I do that. I enjoy coming home after work and collecting art to do up my home. I find
it all coming together quite well. And I can see my parents' genes in me. I have a sense of who I am
and unless something terrible happens, I see a good future. It is all great, touch wood."

"Being a producer is good, but I am primarily an actor and I do not want to lose sight of that. One gets
paid for what one is good at."

"I'm the Nawab with a Spartan diet. A few years ago, I could put away a few rotis and knock down a couple
of drinks without being too conscious. Now, I enjoy the one piece of bread that I eat. I eat it very slowly
and have learnt to relish it. I've practically quit smoking and drinking."

"It feels great to wake up feeling healthy, awake and alert. I love waking up in the morning, taking a
deep breath, reading the newspaper and going to the gym — as opposed to carrying a hangover right
until lunch. That's horrible. It is nice to let off steam once in a while, but I find myself less involved with
people in that sense. I like staying at home, reading a book, having a chat with my wife, a quiet dinner
and going to bed early. I don't want to drink half a bottle of whisky and look 50 the next day. I have
become an anti-drinking, anti-smoking agent."

"I would not like to kiss onscreen because I think it's not required. It's not done well enough. And there
are few times onscreen that a kiss is warranted and when it is, it should be done in a way that it means
everything. But our culture is about not kissing in public. We don't show affection in public. You're not
meant to be kissing in the car. It's illegal apparently. Policewaalas will come knock on the glass, right?
So I think culturally, it doesn't work. And there's no need for it."



Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Wedding Day

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