Saif Ali Khan PROFILE
Born to star parents Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore
, Saif Ali Khan
tasted his own share of success with his first film Aashiq Awara
opposite newcomer Mamta Kulkarni
. He could have done this much earlier but due to some reasons that was not possible. This movie did the trick for Saif Ali Khan.
Saif Ali Khan may not have been a good dancer or an actor as such, but it was because of his dynamic personality that he achieved whatever he has today. After his first movie, things had come to a standstill. He could have become a film-wonder, had Yash Chopra
not offered him multi-starrer movies like Parampara
and Yeh Dillagi
There were traces of him in the industry only because of the former film. Others all were duds. But in the recent past, there came movies like "Arzoo
,Hum Saath Saath Hain
and Kachche Dhaage
which had some acting stints from this actor. Otherwise, Saif Ali Khan had strings of flops which were not able to do much for him.
It is proved that even somebody like him with star partners needs to have talent to survive in the industry. He has come off pretty good as the 'cool casanova' in Kundan Shah
's Kya Kehna
starring Preity Zinta
and Chandrachur Singh
. He has been signing lots of big banner films, which should help him reach the dizzling heights of success that every actor dreams of.
Saif Ali Khan again played the quintessential lover boy in Dil Chahta Hai
in 2001, which was hailed as the actor’s comeback movie. After playing the role of Sameer, who wears his heart on his sleeve, there was no looking back for the Pataudi prince.
His very first radically different role came in the Sriram Raghavan
thriller Ek Hasina Thi
where Khan essayed the character of Karan Rathod, a slick and suauve criminal who breaks hearts with the same effortless ease as he negotiates criminal deals. Though Khan’s character was negative, his portrayal of the charming killer won him accolades from all quarters.
Then followed Saif Ali Khan’s first offbeat cinema Being Cyrus
in 2006, another dark movie revolving around a Parsi family and a mysterious stranger played by Saif. If reviews garnered that year for the movie was not enough, Khan again scorched the screens as ‘Langda Tyagi’ in Vishal Bharadwaj
, a desi remake of Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’. Khan’s scheming ‘Langda’ which was based on the evil Iago can easily be termed Saif ’s landmark role till date and the actor went on to bag the Best Negative Role award that year.
After another spate of mediocre fares, Saif again won hearts in his double role as Jai/Veer Singh in Love Aaj Kal
which explored love and passion from the viewpoints of two people from different generations. Saif won the Filmfare Best Actor award for the movie.
In 2011, Saif again played a very different role-that of a student belonging to the lower class of society in Prakash Jha
, a socio-political drama on reservation issues. The Khan prince also received flak from many organisations for playing the role of a Dalit despite belonging to a royal family. Khan will be next seen in Sriram Raghavan
’s Agent Vinod
which had him play a spy. The film did not fare well at the box office.