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Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(pronounced [ˈsɛːf əˈli ˈxaːn]; born Sajid Ali Khan on 16 August 1970)[1] is an Indian film actor and producer. The son of actress Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore
and the late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, 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
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
Hum Saath-Saath Hain
(1999). He rose to prominence with roles in two ensemble comedy-dramas— Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai
(2001) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003). The 2004 romantic comedy Hum Tum
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
Salaam Namaste
(both 2005) established him as a leading actor in Bollywood. He went on to earn wide critical praise for his portrayal of an apprentice in the 2006 English film Being Cyrus, a character based on William Shakespeare's antagonist Iago
Iago
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. He followed it by starring in a series of box-office flops, but received praise for his performance in the comedy-drama Chef (2017). Khan is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards, and received the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award, in 2010.[2] He has been noted for his performances in a range of film genres—from crime dramas to thrillers and occasional romances—and his film roles have been credited with contributing to a change in the concept of a Hindi film hero. Khan was married to his first wife, Amrita Singh, for thirteen years, after which he married the actress Kareena Kapoor. He has three children—two with Singh and one with Kapoor. In addition to film acting, Khan is a frequent television presenter, stage show performer and the owner of the production company Illuminati Films.

Contents

1 Early life and background 2 Career

2.1 1991–2000: First marriage, early roles and career struggles 2.2 2001–04: Rise to prominence 2.3 2005–10: Established actor and film production 2.4 2011–15: Career fluctuations and second marriage 2.5 2016–present: Professional expansion and setbacks

2.5.1 Upcoming projects

3 Off-screen work 4 In the media 5 Accolades 6 See also 7 Footnotes 8 References 9 Bibliography 10 External links

Early life and background[edit] Khan was born on 16 August 1970 in New Delhi, India
India
to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a former captain of the Indian national cricket team, and his wife Sharmila Tagore, a film actress.[3] From 1952–71, Pataudi
Pataudi
held the title of Nawab of Pataudi, but following his death a pagri ceremony was held in the village of Pataudi, Haryana
Haryana
to crown Khan as the tenth Nawab of Pataudi.[a] Khan has two younger sisters, Saba and actress Soha Ali Khan, and is the paternal grandson of Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi
Pataudi
who played for the Indian cricket team in England
England
in 1946.[3] Khan is of Bengali descent on his mother's side,[5] and on his father's side he is of Pathan descent.[6] Speaking about his childhood, Khan said that he was exposed to a "life beyond movies",[7] and his mother described him as someone who was "not an easy child [...] He was impulsive [and] spontaneous."[8] As a child, he recalls fond memories of watching his father playing cricket in the garden, and has emphasised his father's education and background as having a lasting impression on how family life was conducted.[9] Khan studied at The Lawrence School, Sanawar
The Lawrence School, Sanawar
in Himachal Pradesh and was later sent to Lockers Park School in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
at the age of nine.[3] He next enrolled at Winchester College
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."[3] Upon graduating from the boarding school, Khan returned to India
India
and worked for an advertising firm in Delhi for two months.[10] 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
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."[10] Career[edit] See also: Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
filmography 1991–2000: First marriage, early roles and career struggles[edit] In 1991, Khan was cast as the male lead in Rahul Rawail's romantic drama Bekhudi
Bekhudi
(1992) alongside debutante Kajol, but after completing the first shooting schedule of the film, he was considered to be unprofessional by Rawail and was replaced by Kamal Sadanah.[11] While filming Bekhudi, Khan met actress Amrita Singh
Amrita Singh
whom he married in October 1991.[12] Singh gave birth to their daughter (Sara) and son (Ibrahim) in 1993 and 2001 respectively, and the couple later separated in 2004.[13] In 1993, Khan made his acting debut with Parampara, a drama directed by Yash Chopra. The film, which tells the story of two estranged brothers (played by Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
and Khan), failed to find a wide audience.[14] He next appeared opposite Mamta Kulkarni and Shilpa Shirodkar
Shilpa Shirodkar
in the box office flops Aashiq Awara
Aashiq Awara
and Pehchaan (both 1993) respectively,[14] but Khan earned the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in Aashiq Awara
Aashiq Awara
at the 39th Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards.[15] Following an appearance in the moderately successful drama Imtihaan (1994),[16] Khan starred in and earned public recognition with his next two releases opposite Akshay Kumar: Yash Raj Films' hit romantic drama Yeh Dillagi
Yeh Dillagi
and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari. Yeh Dillagi was an unofficial remake of the 1954 Hollywood
Hollywood
film Sabrina, and narrated the story of a chauffeur's daughter (played by Kajol) who becomes a model and engages in a love triangle between two brothers (played by Kumar and Khan).[17] Main Khiladi Tu Anari (the second film in the Khiladi series) featured Khan as an aspiring actor and emerged as the fifth highest-grossing film of the year.[16] Bollywood Hungama reported that the success of both films proved a breakthrough for Khan, and his performance in Main Khiladi Tu Anari fetched him his first Best Supporting Actor nomination at the annual Filmfare Awards.[16][18] Khan found no success in his next two releases of the year: the dramas Yaar Gaddar
Yaar Gaddar
and Aao Pyaar Karen, and his career prospect declined through much of the 1990s. All nine films in which he starred—Surakshaa (1995), Ek Tha Raja
Ek Tha Raja
(1996), Bambai Ka Babu (1996), Tu Chor Main Sipahi (1996), Dil Tera Diwana (1996), Hamesha (1997), Udaan (1997), Keemat: They Are Back (1998) and Humse Badhkar Kaun (1998)—were critically and commercially unsuccessful.[14] Critics generally perceived at this time that his career was over.[11][18]

Pictured with co-actor Salman at an event for World Aids Day
World Aids Day
in 2007, with whom he co-starred in the ensemble drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999)—Khan's biggest commercial success of the decade

After four consecutive years of poorly received films, Khan's career prospects began to improve in 1999; he appeared in four films: Yeh Hai Mumbai
Mumbai
Meri Jaan, Kachche Dhaage, Aarzoo
Aarzoo
and Hum Saath-Saath Hain.[19] The romantic comedy Yeh Hai Mumbai
Mumbai
Meri Jaan (alongside Twinkle Khanna) and the romance Aarzoo
Aarzoo
(alongside Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit
and Akshay Kumar) earned little at the box office, but the action-thriller Kachche Dhaage
Kachche Dhaage
(a story about two estranged brothers becoming the target of a terrorist conspiracy) was Khan's first commercial success since Main Khiladi Tu Anari.[20] Directed by Milan Luthria, the film was generally well received but critics noted that Khan was overshadowed by co-actor Ajay Devgan.[21] The feature, however, earned Khan a Best Supporting Actor nomination at Filmfare.[15] Khan described his final release of the year, the Sooraj Barjatya-directed family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain, as a "morale-booster".[22] The film featured an ensemble cast (Mohnish Behl, Salman Khan, Tabu, Karisma Kapoor and Sonali Bendre) and emerged as the highest-grossing film of the year, earning over ₹800 million (US$12 million) worldwide.[20][23] During the filming of Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Khan was charged with poaching two blackbucks in Kankani along with co-stars Salman, Tabu, Bendre and Neelam Kothari.[24] That year, he also appeared briefly in the David Dhawan-directed comedy Biwi No.1, a box office hit.[20] The drama Kya Kehna
Kya Kehna
from director Kundan Shah was Khan's only release of 2000, in which he played the casanova Rahul Modi. Co-starring alongside Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta
and Chandrachur Singh, Khan compared the portrayal of his character with his own evolving maturity as a father.[25] The film addressed themes of single parenthood and teenage pregnancy and emerged a sleeper hit.[26] The Indian Express
The Indian Express
believed that Khan "looks debauched enough to be the rogue he plays. He is the only dark aspect in a film that is sunny and bright even at its most tragic."[27] 2001–04: Rise to prominence[edit] In 2001, Khan appeared in Eeshwar Nivas' box office flop Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega,[28] (a film loosely inspired by the 1996 black comedy Fargo)[29] following which he featured alongside Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
and Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna
in Farhan Akhtar's coming-of-age dramedy Dil Chahta Hai. Depicting the contemporary routine life of Indian affluent youth, it is set in modern-day urban Mumbai
Mumbai
and focuses on a major period of transition in the lives of three young friends.[30] Khan played Sameer Mulchandani, a "hopeless romantic", and was particularly drawn to the qualities of his character.[31][32] Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai
was popular with critics and earned the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi;[33] it performed well in the big cities but failed in the rural areas, which was attributed by critics to the urban-oriented lifestyle it presented.[28][34] The feature marked a significant turning point in Khan's career,[11] earning him the Filmfare
Filmfare
Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role and awards for Best Supporting Actor at the Screen, Zee Cine and International Indian Academy (IIFA) ceremonies.[15] Rediff.com
Rediff.com
wrote that Khan was able to rise above his "under sketched character", and the critic Taran Adarsh described him as "excellent" arguing that it was his "career-best performance".[35][36] Following an appearance in two poorly received films: Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001) and Na Tum Jaano Na Hum
Na Tum Jaano Na Hum
(2002),[28][37] Khan played a photographer in the second chapter ("No Smoking") of Prawaal Raman's anthology ensemble thriller Darna Mana Hai
Darna Mana Hai
(2003). The film failed to find a wide audience and earned little at the box office.[38] Bollywood Hungama described his next film, the Nikhil Advani-directed romantic drama Kal Ho Naa Ho
Kal Ho Naa Ho
(2003), as a "landmark" in his career.[39] Set in New York City, it was written by Karan Johar
Karan Johar
and co-starred Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
and Preity Zinta. With a worldwide revenue of over ₹860 million (US$13 million), the film was received favourably by critics, and became India's second-biggest hit of the year.[40] It also did well internationally and became the highest-grossing film of the year overseas.[40] Khan was cast in the role of Rohit Patel—a carefree young man who falls in love with Zinta's character—after Advani had seen his performance in Dil Chahta Hai.[41] Writing for Outlook, Komal Nahta described Khan as a "natural" and "extremely endearing", and Ram Kamal Mukherjee
Ram Kamal Mukherjee
from Stardust opined that he was successful in displaying "a gamut of emotions."[42][43] Khan garnered several awards for his performance, including the Filmfare
Filmfare
Award for Best Supporting Actor,[15] and expressed gratitude to Shah Rukh for teaching "me so much—mainly the responsibility of the main lead".[44] He explained that the film's success led to Yash Raj Films casting him in the 2004 romantic comedy Hum Tum. At the end of the year, he appeared briefly as Cpt. Anuj Nayyar in J. P. Dutta's box office flop LOC Kargil.[38] In an attempt to avoid typecasting and broaden his range as an actor, Khan starred as Karan Singh Rathod in the thriller Ek Hasina Thi (2004), a character he described as "a Charles Sobhraj-meets-James Bond kind of a guy".[31] The film (which marked the debut of Sriram Raghavan) tells the story of a young woman (played by Urmila Matondkar) who meets with Khan's character, and is subsequently arrested for having links with the underworld. When Khan was initially offered the project, he was unable to do it due to his busy schedule.[31] However, he agreed when Raghavan approached him for the second time, and in preparation for the role, exercised extensively for six months to achieve the physical requirements of his character.[31] Upon release, the film was positively received by critics, with Khan's performing earning praise. Film critic Anupama Chopra wrote that Khan gave "an accomplished performance", whilst The Deccan Herald opined that he was successful in "break[ing] out of the cool dude stereotype" and "hold[ing] his own in a movie that is completely Urmila's."[45][46] For his performance, Khan received nominations at the Screen, Zee Cine and IIFA ceremonies.[15]

Pictured with Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
(left) at the 52nd National Film Awards in 2005 where Khan won the Best Actor award for Hum Tum

For his next release, Khan featured in a starring role opposite Rani Mukerji in Kunal Kohli's Hum Tum, a romantic comedy about two headstrong individuals who meet at different stages of their lives. He was cast in the role of Karan Kapoor (a young cartoonist and womaniser) after Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
was unable to do the film; Kohli said, "I realised that the role needed a younger man [...] someone who could present a more youthful picture. Saif has this unique quality, he can play a 21-year old as well as a 29-year old and was ideal for [the film]."[47] With a worldwide revenue of ₹426 million (US$6.5 million), the film proved one of the biggest commercial successes of the year[48] and Khan's first success in which he played the sole male lead.[47] Rediff.com
Rediff.com
wrote about his performance: "Saif reprises his urbane self from Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai
and Kal Ho Naa Ho, peppering it with occasional fits of introspection and angst, and marking himself as an actor whose time has come."[49] He won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
and was conferred the National Film Award for Best Actor
National Film Award for Best Actor
at the 52nd National Film Awards among much controversy.[15][50] It marked the beginning of his work with Yash Raj Films, one of the largest production houses in Bollywood.[51] In 2004, Khan began dating model Rosa Catalano whom he separated with three years later.[52] 2005–10: Established actor and film production[edit] In 2005, Rediff.com
Rediff.com
published that Khan had established himself as a leading actor of Hindi cinema with starring roles in the drama Parineeta and the comedy-drama Salaam Namaste.[53] An adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1914 Bengali novella by the same name, Parineeta was directed by Pradeep Sarkar, and narrated the love story of an idealist (Lalita, played by Vidya Balan) and a musician (Shekhar, played by Khan), the son of a capitalist businessman.[54] Although the film's producer, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, considered Khan to be too inexperienced for the part, he was persuaded by Sarkar who felt that Khan was perfect for the role.[55] The film garnered critical acclaim upon release and Khan's portrayal earned him his first Filmfare
Filmfare
nomination for Best Actor.[15] Derek Elley from Variety wrote, "Khan, who has gradually been developing away from light comedy, again shows smarts as a substantial actor."[54] Siddharth Anand's Salaam Namaste
Salaam Namaste
became the first Indian feature to be filmed entirely in Australia[56] and went on to become the year's highest-grossing Bollywood production outside of India
India
with worldwide ticket sales of ₹572 million (US$8.8 million).[57] The film tells the story of a contemporary cohabiting Indian couple and their subsequent struggle with an unexpected pregnancy. Khan played the role of Nikhil Arora, a single modern young man who leaves India
India
to make his own life in Melbourne. The critic Taran Adarsh praised Khan for delivering his third successive performance[58] and Khalid Mohamed noted that he "rescues several untidily written scenes with his neat wit and that flustered [...] facial expression."[59] He next played the protagonist in the English language art film, Being Cyrus (2006), co-starring alongside Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
and Dimple Kapadia. Directed by debutant Homi Adajania, the psychological drama revolves around a dysfunctional Parsi
Parsi
family with who Khan's character moves into. The film received predominantly positive reviews, and Khan was particularly praised.[60][61] Later in the year, he portrayed the character of Iago
Iago
in Omkara, the Indian adaptation of William Shakespeare's Othello. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the film is a tragedy of sexual jealousy set against the backdrop of the political system in Uttar Pradesh.[62] The film premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and was also selected for screening at the Cairo International Film Festival.[62][63] Omkara was received positively by critics, and Khan went on to receive major acclaim earning the awards for Best Performance in a Negative Role at the Filmfare, Screen, Zee Cine and IIFA ceremonies; his performance was later included in the 2010 issue of the "Top 80 Iconic Performances" by Filmfare.[15][64] Variety described it as a "powerhouse performance" and wrote that "[i]t is Khan's movie through and through, in a performance of rugged, contained malevolence which trades on his previous screen persona as a likable best friend as well as his stint as the manipulative outsider in Being Cyrus. It is smart casting, superbly realized."[65] By 2007, Khan was keen on branching out into film production to "explore various genres of commercial and intellectually stimulating cinema".[66] The critical success of Being Cyrus
Being Cyrus
led him to create Illuminati Films
Illuminati Films
and partner up with producer Dinesh Vijan, someone whom he shared a "like-minded perspective and ideology [...] with regard to cinema".[66] Khan next reunited with producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra in the epic drama Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007), alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore
and Vidya Balan. Set in the state of Rajasthan
Rajasthan
during the early years of Indian independence, the movie revolves around a jealous and ungrateful ruler and his ailing wife. Although the film did not succeed at the box office,[67] it was chosen as India's official entry to the Oscars.[68] BBC
BBC
Online described the film as a "cinematic experience" and praised Khan's growth as an actor, particular noting his scene with Bachchan's character.[69] Following an appearance in the poorly received action-comedy Nehlle Pe Dehlla, (a production that had been delayed since 2001)[70][71] Khan featured opposite Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji
in the family drama, Ta Ra Rum Pum
Ta Ra Rum Pum
(2007). Directed by Siddharth Anand, it received mixed reactions from the critics but earned over ₹690 million (US$11 million) in India
India
and abroad.[72] Writing for Hindustan Times, Khalid Mohamed praised Khan for displaying a new maturity[73] but Rajeev Masand thought that neither he nor Mukerji "are able to make much of an impression because their characters are so unidimensional and boring."[74]

Khan with his wife Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
at the 53rd Filmfare Awards in 2008

Khan received further success in 2008, starring in the Abbas-Mustan thriller Race with an ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif
and Sameera Reddy. The feature was loosely adapted from the 1998 American film Goodbye Lover,[75] and became one of the biggest box office hits, earning ₹1.03 billion (US$16 million) worldwide.[76] CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand found Khan to be a standout among the ensemble, adding that he has "the least dialogue but the one who makes the best impression".[77] This was followed by three projects produced by Yash Raj Films: the action-thriller Tashan, the fantasy-drama Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, and the animated film Roadside Romeo, all of which were not successful.[78] In 2009, Khan appeared in the romantic drama Sanam Teri Kasam, a production that had been delayed since 2000. The film garnered negative reviews and poor box office returns.[79] Khan's role was small, and not well received.[80] He next released his company's first project: Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal
(2009), a romantic drama from the writer-director Imtiaz Ali. Featured opposited Deepika Padukone, the film documented the changing value of relationships among the youth, and Khan played dual roles—the younger part of Rishi Kapoor's character (Veer Singh) and Jai Vardhan Singh, an ambitious architect. Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal
received mostly positive reviews by critics and became one of the highest-grossing films of the year, earning over ₹1 billion (US$15 million) worldwide.[76] Gaurav Malani of The Economic Times described his performance as "refreshing natural" and "outstanding".[81] At the 55th Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards, the feature was nominated for Best Film and Khan received an additional nomination for Best Actor.[15] He then starred in the dramatic thriller Kurbaan, alongside Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
and Vivek Oberoi. Produced by Dharma Productions, the film marked the directorial debut of Rensil D'Silva and featured Khan in the role of a terrorist. Upon release, Kurbaan was received favourably by critics and Khan's performance was critically acclaimed. A review in The Telegraph praised his "easy transition from a charming lover to a heartless man on a deadly mission."[82] Khan did not make any screen appearances in 2010. 2011–15: Career fluctuations and second marriage[edit] In 2011, he appeared in Prakash Jha's multi-starrer drama Aarakshan. Set in the city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, the film deals with the policy of caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.[83] Khan portrayed the character of Deepak Kumar, a rebellious student who joins the mafia. To prepare for the role, Khan was required to take acting workshops along with the rest of the cast.[84] Prior to its release, the film was banned from releasing in select cities across India
India
due to its controversial subject.[83] While the film received a mixed critical reaction, his performance was generally well received.[85] The following year, Khan produced both of his films. For his first release, he collaborated once again with director Sriram Raghavan, as the protagonist in the action thriller Agent Vinod. Khan described it as his "most ambitious project",[86] but the film opened to mixed reviews and eventually under-performed at the box office grossing ₹400 million (US$6.1 million) in India on a budget of ₹620 million (US$9.5 million).[87]

Khan with co-stars Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
(left) and Diana Penty
Diana Penty
at an event for Cocktail in 2012

In his following release, Homi Adajania's romantic comedy Cocktail, he featured as the software engineer Gautam Kapoor. Set in London, the film follows the story of Khan's character and his relationship with two temperamentally different women—an impulsive party girl (Veronica, played by Deepika Padukone) and a submissive girl next door (Meera, played by Diana Penty). Khan described the project as "a love story with a modern sensibility and treatment", and agreed to produce and feature in the film after his role was declined by Imran Khan.[88] Critics were divided in their opinion of the film,[89] but it emerged a financial success grossing over ₹1.2 billion (US$18 million) worldwide.[76] Gaurav Malani of The Times of India
India
described Khan's performance as "effortless" and noted that he was in his "comfort zone".[90] 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
The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
and the Lutyens Bungalow Zone in Mumbai
Mumbai
and Delhi respectively.[91] The following year, Khan collaborated with Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
for the fourth time (alongside Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ameesha Patel) in Abbas-Mustan's Race 2
Race 2
(2013), an ensemble action thriller that served as a sequel to the 2008 film Race. The film received predominantly negative reviews from critics,[92] but with a total collection of ₹1.62 billion (US$25 million), it proved to be a commercial success and his highest-grossing film to date.[76] He was next cast as the " Russian mafia don",[93] Boris in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.'s Go Goa Gone
Go Goa Gone
(a film described as "India's first zom-com")[94] alongside Kunal Khemu
Kunal Khemu
and Vir Das. Khan, who bleached his hair for the film, was particularly drawn to the project for its novel concept and its "action, comedy and violence".[95][96] The critic Rajeev Masand described the film as "a winning cocktail of laugh-out-loud dialogue and well-timed performances by the three leads", and in particular noted Khan's scene with Khemu's character.[94] His final release of the year was Bullett Raja, a crime drama directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, and co-starring Jimmy Shergill
Jimmy Shergill
and Sonakshi Sinha. Khan explained that he found himself challenged playing the role of Raja Mishra (a common man who turns into a gangster) but "totally relied" on the director's guidance.[97] Bullett Raja earned little at the box office and received predominantly negative reviews. Writing for Firstpost, Mihir Fadnavis found Khan to be "miscast" and described his performance as "farcial".[98] In an interview with The Times of India, Khan explained that he regretted starring in the 2014 Sajid Khan-directed comedy Humshakals.[99] Co-starring alongside an ensemble cast (Ritesh Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Tamannaah
Tamannaah
and Esha Gupta), Khan portrayed three different characters in an attempt to "expand my market" and step out of his comfort zone.[99] The Hindustan Times described it as a "dim-witted comedy" and criticised Khan for being "the worst thing about [the film]."[100] He next produced and featured in Happy Ending (2014), a romantic comedy directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee found Khan's character of a struggling writer to be "a breezy rejig of his Hum Tum
Hum Tum
and Salaam Namaste persona of a decade ago", and noted that "the many collegiate hook-ups and break-ups he pulls off in Happy Ending do not look completely at odds with the film's purpose."[101] Both Humshakals
Humshakals
and Happy Ending underperformed at the box office.[102] Following a brief appearance in the comedy Dolly Ki Doli
Dolly Ki Doli
(2015), he appeared alongside Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif
in Kabir Khan's counter-terrorism drama Phantom (2015). Based on the book Mumbai
Mumbai
Avengers by Hussain Zaidi, the film is a retelling on the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.[103] Khan was cast as Cpt. Daniyal Khan, a former soldier hired by the RAW agency. Phantom generated controversy when the Central Board of Film Censors deemed that the film represented Pakistan in a negative light and banned the film from releasing there.[103] A review in The Hollywood
Hollywood
Reporter noted that Khan was "well cast" and "believable" in his role,[104] and Rachit Gupta of Filmfare
Filmfare
described his performance as "a heady mix of bravado and restrained intensity [which] works in parts only."[105] Although Khan was pleased with the film's performance, Phantom was generally perceived to be a box-office failure grossing ₹844 million (US$13 million) worldwide on a budget of ₹720 million (US$11 million).[106][107] 2016–present: Professional expansion and setbacks[edit]

Khan at an event for Chef in 2017

During his year-long absence from the screen, Khan actively looked to play different parts, saying: "These are smarter movies, the interaction with them is deeply rewarding... I think I am finally beginning to understand my sense of style as an actor. I am developing my craft, understanding what acting and communication is."[108] He found the role in his second collaboration with director Vishal Bhardwaj, Rangoon (2017), an epic romance set during World War II. Cast alongside Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
and Kangana Ranaut, Khan drew inspirations from the mannerisms of his grandfather and the character Darth Vader
Darth Vader
to portray filmmaker Rustom "Rusi" Billimoria.[109] Rajeev Masand termed the film "overlong, indulgent to the point of exhaustion", but praised Khan for "imbu[ing] Russi with the swagger and the arrogance of an aristocrat from the forties".[110] He next starred as the protagonist (Roshan Kalra) in the comedy-drama Chef, an official adaptation of the 2014 film of the same name, from the director Raja Krishna Menon.[108] Khan was pleased to work with Menon and identified with the film due to its "modern, slightly unorthodox take on relationships".[108] He borrowed several real-life experiences for his character, and in preparation, trained at the JW Marriott Hotels in Mumbai.[108] The film received generally positive reviews with several commentators believing that it was Khan's best performance to that point.[111] Anupama Chopra
Anupama Chopra
wrote: "Khan get[s] his groove back... [He] doesn’t play Roshan as a hero having a bad day. He gives us a flawed, fumbling man who is trying to repair the broken chords of his life."[112] As with his last few releases, Rangoon and Chef earned little at the box office leading trade analysts to question his commercial appeal.[113] The series of poorly received films continued with his next release, the black comedy Kaalakaandi
Kaalakaandi
(2018) directed by Akshat Verma.[114] Upcoming projects[edit] As of January 2018, Khan has three projects in various stages of production. He is currently filming the part of Shakun Kothari (a stockbroker) in Nikhil Advani's rags to riches drama Baazaar, and the Netflix original series Sacred Games, based on Vikram Chandra's novel of the same name.[115][116] Additionally, he has committed to star as an Afghan warrior in Navdeep Singh's thriller Soorma.[117] Off-screen work[edit]

Khan co-hosted the Filmfare Awards five times with Shah Rukh Khan: 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2013. He later co-hosted with Sonali Bendre in 2005.[118]

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
Arjun Rampal
and Priyanka Chopra. Showcased in over 22 countries across the world, it became Bollywood's most prominent international concert to that point.[119] 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.[120] The following year, he was part of the "Heat 2006" world tour, along with Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen
and Celina Jaitley.[121] He later performed along with several other Bollywood personalities at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games.[122] 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.[4] 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.[123] He took part in a charity cricket match organized by IIFA at Headingley Cricket Ground
Headingley Cricket Ground
in West Yorkshire, England
England
in 2007, and later hosted an event organized by the award ceremony to help raise funds for various charities in 2011.[124][125] 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 organized by The Venu Eye institute, donating two of his personal belongings to help raise funds for cataract operations.[126][127] Later that year, he spent time with underprivileged kids during the filming of Bullett Raja.[128] In October 2014, Khan was appointed as an ambassador for Olympic Gold Quest and donated ₹2 million (US$31,000) to help raise funds for the training of athletes.[129] In the media[edit]

Khan at his pagri ceremony in October 2011 where he was crowned the tenth Nawab of Pataudi[a]

In an interview with Rajeev Masand, Khan described himself as "a very private person".[130] The journalist Roshmila Bhattacharya added, "Unlike most actors, his interests are not limited to box office collections and workout routines. [He] can converse on anything, from philosophy to politics, from sports to books and music."[3] Filmfare wrote that earlier in his career, Khan gained a reputation for being arrogant, but later matured into "one of showbiz’s biggest and most respected stars."[131] During his career, he has played roles in both high-profile mainstream productions and lesser-publicised films of independent filmmakers, and has appeared in a range of film genres, although he has found a niche playing roles in romantic comedies.[10][132] The Tribune wrote that his roles in Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho
Kal Ho Naa Ho
(2003), Hum Tum
Hum Tum
(2004), Salaam Namaste
Salaam Namaste
(2005) and Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal
(2009) were "essentially endearing pretty boys", and the success of these films established him as the "poster boy for romantic comedies".[133] Beth Watkins explains the typical role Khan played in romantic comedies and its appeal:

"Perhaps related is his finesse for playing petulant, arrogant, almost insufferable young men in need of reform, which, this being Bollywood, they can easily achieve through the love of a good woman. Does his real-life golden status—with literature, cinema, cricket and royalty in his lineage—make him exceptionally effective at coming across as spoiled?"[134]

One of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood,[135][136] Khan is considered among the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India.[137] He is known to commit heavily to each role and believes in "staying on a sharp learning curve".[132] Analysing his career, the journalist Shomini Sen noted that "[t]he actor was part of some major films in the early 1990s [...] yet critics wrote him of[f] due to lack of a screen presence and poor dialogue delivery."[138] Critics noted that Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai
marked a major turning point for Khan, and credited him for pioneering a movement in actors being part of "a new genre of films which was more urban";[138] film historian Nasreen Munni Kabir stated that the film helped him find "his own style, combining great comic timing and a natural personality."[10] Sen further explained that "his anglicized upbringing, which initially was a hindrance to his career, became his strongest point."[138] Following his portrayal of a variety of character types in Ek Hasina Thi (2004), Parineeta (2005), Being Cyrus
Being Cyrus
and Omkara (both 2006), Khan was noted for his versatility;[10][137] India
India
Today attributed his roles in these films to the establishment of a new image for leading actors in Bollywood, and The Tribune published that Khan had successfully "matured, both as an actor of substance and as a bankable star.[10][11]

Khan with Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
at their registry marriage ceremony in 2012

Starting in 2007, Khan's relationship with Kareena Kapoor
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.[139][140] In a blog published by The Wall Street Journal, Rupa Subramanya described their marriage as India's "wedding and social event of the year".[141] Kapoor gave birth to their son Taimur in December 2016.[142] From 2012–16, Khan has featured on Forbes India's "Celebrity 100," a list based on the income and popularity of India's celebrities.[143] He peaked at the fifteenth position in 2012 and 2014 with an estimated annual earning of ₹642 million (US$9.8 million) and ₹629 million (US$9.6 million) respectively.[144][145] In 2003, Khan placed fourth on Rediff's list of "Top Bollywood Male Stars".[146] He was later ranked second in 2005, sixth in 2006 and seventh in 2007.[53][147][148] In March 2011, Khan placed fifth on Rediff's list of "Top 10 Actors of 2000–2010".[149] He was ranked among the top 30 on The Times of India's listing of the "Most Desirable Men" from 2010 to 2015,[150] and has additionally featured in the UK magazine Eastern Eye's "World's Sexiest Asian Men" list in 2008, 2011 and 2012.[151][152][153] In 2010 and from 2012–14, Khan was featured as one of the best-dressed male celebrities by the Indian edition of GQ magazine.[154] Accolades[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Saif Ali Khan Among Khan's film awards are a National Film Award for Best Actor[50] and six Filmfare Awards out of nine nominations:[15] Best Male Debut for Aashiq Awara
Aashiq Awara
(1993), Best Performance in a Comic Role for Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Hum Tum
Hum Tum
(2004), Best Supporting Actor for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Best Performance in a Negative Role for Omkara (2006) and the "Moto Look of the Year" for Kal Ho Naa Ho
Kal Ho Naa Ho
(2003). See also[edit]

List of Indian Actors

Footnotes[edit]

^ a b Official recognition of titles was ended by the Government of India
India
in 1971 but Khan attended the ceremony to please the sentiments of the villagers, who wanted him to continue the family tradition.[4]

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National Film Award for Best Actor

1967–1980

Uttam Kumar
Uttam Kumar
(1967) Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(1968) Utpal Dutt
Utpal Dutt
(1969) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1970) M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Ramachandran
(1971) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1972) P. J. Antony (1973) Sadhu Meher (1974) M. V. Vasudeva Rao (1975) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1976) Bharath Gopi (1977) Arun Mukherjee (1978) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1979) Balan K. Nair (1980)

1981–2000

Om Puri
Om Puri
(1981) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1982) Om Puri
Om Puri
(1983) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1984) Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
(1985) Charuhasan (1986) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1987) Premji
Premji
(1988) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1989) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1990) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1991) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1992) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1993) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1994) Rajit Kapur
Rajit Kapur
(1995) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1996) Balachandra Menon
Balachandra Menon
and Suresh Gopi
Suresh Gopi
(1997) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
and Mammootty
Mammootty
(1998) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1999) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2000)

2001–present

Murali (2001) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
(2002) Vikram (2003) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2004) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2005) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(2006) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2007) Upendra Limaye
Upendra Limaye
(2008) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2009) Dhanush
Dhanush
and Salim Kumar
Salim Kumar
(2010) Girish Kulkarni
Girish Kulkarni
(2011) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
and Vikram Gokhale
Vikram Gokhale
(2012) Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao
and Suraj Venjaramoodu
Suraj Venjaramoodu
(2013) Sanchari Vijay
Sanchari Vijay
(2014) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2015) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2016)

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Filmfare
Filmfare
Award for Best Supporting Actor

1955-1975

David (1955) Abhi Bhattacharya
Abhi Bhattacharya
(1956) Motilal (1957) Raj Mehra (1958) Johnny Walker (1959) Manmohan Krishna (1960) Motilal (1961) Nana Palsikar
Nana Palsikar
(1962) Mehmood (1963) Raaj Kumar (1964) Nana Palsikar
Nana Palsikar
(1965) Raaj Kumar (1966) Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(1967) Pran (1968) Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
(1969) Pran (1970) Feroz Khan (1971) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1972) Pran (1973) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(1974) Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna
(1975)

1976-2000

Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
(1976) Prem Chopra
Prem Chopra
(1977) Shreeram Lagoo (1978) Saeed Jaffrey
Saeed Jaffrey
(1979) Amjad Khan (1980) Om Puri
Om Puri
(1981) Amjad Khan (1982) Shammi Kapoor
Shammi Kapoor
(1983) Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar
(1984) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(1985) Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri
(1986) Not awarded (1987) Not awarded (1988) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(1989) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1990) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1991) Danny Denzongpa
Danny Denzongpa
(1992) Danny Denzongpa
Danny Denzongpa
(1993) Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
(1994) Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff
(1995) Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff
(1996) Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri
(1997) Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri
(1998) Salman Khan
Salman Khan
(1999) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2000)

2001-present

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2001) Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna
(2002) Vivek Oberoi
Vivek Oberoi
(2003) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2004) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2005) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2006) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2007) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
(2008) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2009) Boman Irani (2010) Ronit Roy
Ronit Roy
(2011) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2012) Annu Kapoor
Annu Kapoor
(2013) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
(2014) Kay Kay Menon
Kay Kay Menon
(2015) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2016) Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
(2017) Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao
(2018)

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Filmfare
Filmfare
Award for Best Comedian

1967-1980

Mehmood (1967) Om Prakash
Om Prakash
(1968) Johnny Walker (1969) Mehmood (1970) I. S. Johar (1971) Mehmood (1972) Paintal (1973) Asrani
Asrani
(1974) Mehmood (1975) Deven Verma (1976) Asrani
Asrani
(1977) Paintal (1978) Deven Verma (1979) Utpal Dutt
Utpal Dutt
(1980)

1981-2000

Keshto Mukherjee (1981) Utpal Dutt
Utpal Dutt
(1982) Deven Verma (1983) Utpal Dutt
Utpal Dutt
(1984) Ravi Baswani (1985) Amjad Khan (1986) no award (1987) no award (1988) no award (1989) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
Satish Kaushik
Satish Kaushik
(1990) Kader Khan
Kader Khan
(1991) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(1992) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(1993) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(1994) Shakti Kapoor
Shakti Kapoor
(1995) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(1996) Satish Kaushik
Satish Kaushik
(1997) Johnny Lever
Johnny Lever
(1998) Johnny Lever
Johnny Lever
(1999) Govinda (2000)

2001-2007

Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal
(2001) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2002) Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal
(2003) Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
(2004) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2005) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2006) Arshad Warsi
Arshad Warsi
(2007)

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Filmfare
Filmfare
Award for Best Male Debut

1989–2009

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(1989) Sooraj R. Barjatya
Sooraj R. Barjatya
(1990) Not awarded (1991) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
(1992) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1993) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(1994) Not awarded (1995) Bobby Deol
Bobby Deol
(1996) Chandrachur Singh
Chandrachur Singh
(1997) Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna
(1998) Fardeen Khan
Fardeen Khan
(1999) Rahul Khanna
Rahul Khanna
(2000) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
(2001) Tusshar Kapoor
Tusshar Kapoor
(2002) Vivek Oberoi
Vivek Oberoi
(2003) Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
(2004) Not awarded (2005) Shiney Ahuja
Shiney Ahuja
(2006) Not awarded (2007) Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor
(2008) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
& Imran Khan (2009)

2010–present

Not awarded (2010) Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh
(2011) Vidyut Jammwal (2012) Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana
(2013) Dhanush
Dhanush
(2014) Fawad Khan
Fawad Khan
(2015) Sooraj Pancholi
Sooraj Pancholi
(2016) Diljit Dosanjh
Diljit Dosanjh
(2017)

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Filmfare
Filmfare
Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role

Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar
(1991) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1992) Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal
(1993) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
(1994) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1995) Arbaaz Khan (1996) Kajol
Kajol
(1997) Ashutosh Rana
Ashutosh Rana
(1998) Ashutosh Rana
Ashutosh Rana
(1999) Sunil Shetty
Sunil Shetty
(2000) Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar
(2001) Ajay Devgan
Ajay Devgan
(2002) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
(2003) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
(2004) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(2005) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2006)

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IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2000) Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
(2001) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2002) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(2003) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2004) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2005) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2006) Arshad Warsi
Arshad Warsi
(2007) Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
(2008) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2009) Sharman Joshi
Sharman Joshi
(2010) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2011) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2012) Annu Kapoor
Annu Kapoor
(2013) Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur
(2014) Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh
(2015) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2016)

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Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor

Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(1995) Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal
(1996) Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri
(1997) Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri
(1998) Manoj Bajpai
Manoj Bajpai
(1999) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2000) Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
(2001) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2002) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(2003) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2004) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2005) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(2006) Arshad Warsi
Arshad Warsi
(2007) Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
(2008) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2009) Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
(2010) Arshad Warsi
Arshad Warsi
(2011) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2012) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
(2013) Saurabh Shukla
Saurabh Shukla
(2014) Inaamulhaq
Inaamulhaq
(2015) Deepak Dobriyal
Deepak Dobriyal
(2016) Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao
(2017)

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Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male

Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna
(1998) Manoj Bajpai
Manoj Bajpai
(1999) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2000) Sunil Shetty
Sunil Shetty
(2001) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2002) Vivek Oberoi
Vivek Oberoi
(2003) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
(2004) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2005) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2006) Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
(2007) Govinda (2008) Not awarded (2009) Not awarded (2010) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2011) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2012) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
(2013) Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao
(2014) Not awarded (2015) Sanjay Mishra (2016) Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
(2017) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
(2018)

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Tagore family

1st generation

Darpanarayan Tagore Nilmoni Tagore Dwarkanath Tagore Gopi Mohan Tagore Hara Kumar Tagore Prasanna Kumar Tagore Ramanath Tagore

2nd generation

Debendranath Tagore Gnanendramohan Tagore Jatindramohan Tagore Sourindra Mohun Tagore

3rd generation

Dwijendranath Tagore Satyendranath Tagore Hemendranath Tagore Jyotirindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Swarnakumari Devi Prodyot Coomar Tagore Ganendranath Tagore Jnanadanandini Devi Kadambari Devi

4th generation

Abanindranath Tagore Gaganendranath Tagore Indira Devi Chaudhurani Lakshminath Bezbaroa Pragyasundari Devi Pramatha Chaudhuri Purnima Devi Sarala Devi Chaudhurani Surendranath Tagore

5th generation

Dinendranath Tagore Saumyendranath Tagore Amiya Tagore Asit Kumar Haldar

6th generation

Devika Rani Himanshu Rai Jitendra Prasada Krishna Roy

7th generation

Sharmila Tagore Jitin Prasada Saranindranath Tagore

8th generation

Saif Ali Khan Soha Ali Khan

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