Dipen Guhawrote on Oct 16 2009 12:55AM
Yet, there is one more "Khan" to be ranked with the acclaimed trio Salman-Sha rukh-Amir, Saif Ali Khan, the only male heir of a huge estate of Pataudi. Born of the blue-blodded dynasty of Mansoor Ali Khan, the Nawab of Pataudi, legendary cricket personality of yester years and Sharmila Tagore on August 16, 1970, Saif is blessed with sibbling of Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan. Saif early schooling was at Lawrence School Sanwar. Later he was at Lockers Park Prep School. In higher education the junior"Tiger" took after his father and migrated to U.K where he was admited into Winchester College. Back home, Saif took after his mother's track and tried his debut in "Parampara"(1992) but could hardly leave an abiding impression. Fortune smiled on him in " Main Khiladi Tu Anari"(1994), followed by"Yeh Dillagi"( Ole Ole song reminds us of Shammi Kapoor in his salad days). following prolonged span of lack-imprssive appearences in films, Saif made his pronounced come back in "Dil Chahta Hai" in 2001. Again in 2003 he made his presence felt in "Kal Ho Na Ho". He bagged the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor for his performance in this film. This was followed by a host of successful films like "Salaam Namaste"(2005), " Ta Ra Rum Pum"(2007), " Parineeta'(2005) and of course, "Omkara"(2006). In this film his role "Langra Tyagi" is remarkable. His first English language film "Being Cyrus" in which his role of Cyrus Mistri deserves special appreciation. Saif has ever tried to widen his dimension. In "Race" he appears so dynanic, so is the case in "Ek Haseena Thi" where he played a negative role. Saif established hi own Production Illuminati Films that that has made "Love Aaj Kal" and " Agent Vinod"
He married the actress Amrita Singh in 1991and two children were born of it. But the marrige broke off in 2004. Saif has ever come to news either for his poaching of blackbugs or involvemnt in romantic affairs. Besides, acting Saif had his own troupe of music. He is an efficient guitarist and good singer. His Roadside Romeo image effects enchantment on the young girls.