Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor in Bollywood films. He is the son of late Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and actress Sharmila Tagore. He has two sisters; Saba Ali Khan and actress Soha Ali Khan. He is the heir apparent to both royal houses of Bhopal and Pataudi.
Khan made his debut in 1992 with 'Parampara'. He had his first major success with the 1994 films 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari' and 'Yeh Dillagi'. After going through several years of decline in the 1990s, he rose to prominence with his performance in 'Dil Chahta Hai' (2001), which marked his professional turning point.
His performance in Nikhil Advani's 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' (2003) won him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award and he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in 'Hum Tum' (2004). He then had commercial success with films like 'Salaam Namaste' (2005), 'Race' (2008) and 'Love Aaj Kal' (2009) and starred in critically acclaimed projects such as 'Parineeta' (2005) and 'Omkara' (2006). These successes put him among the most successful actors in the industry.
In 2009, Khan branched out into film production with his company Illuminati Films. His first film, 'Love Aaj Kal' was directed by Imtiaz Ali and featured Deepika Padukone opposite him. Upon release, the film was critically and commercially successful. Khan's second film production was 'Agent Vinod', directed by Sriram Raghavan.
Saif married actress Kareena Kapoor in 2012 after dating her for five years.