Naved wrote on 14 Oct 2008
Sohail Khan was born on December 20, 1970
His first appearance was in Auzaar as a director in 1997. But with his second release 'Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya' was declared a hit, where he directed both his elder brothers Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan and after that in Hello Brother. Sohail Khan at last emerged from the shadow of being Salman Khan's kid brother. Sohail Khan is finally being recognized as a director which film makers can rely on. He has remained a totally down to earth person, choosing to remain behind the camera, letting his work speak for him.
From Auzaar to "Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya" was definitely quite a jump box-office wise.
Much before he could take up the decision of acting, many acting offers had come his way, even from Sooraj Barjatya. But unfortunately, Sohail was quite tied down with his production works and had missed out on that opportunity which eventually went to Saif Ali Khan. Finally in 2002, he wrote, produced, directed, and did his debut film as an actor “Maine Dil Tujhko Diya”.
His wife Seema and son Nirvaan Khan, (born December 20, 2000) are his family, besides his father Saleem Khan, and his mother Salman Khan as he says, His step mother is Dancer and Bollywood Actress Helen, His brothers Arbaaz Khan and Salman Khan. He also has two sisters, Alvira Khan, who is married to Bollywood Actor Atul Agnihotri and the younger sister Arpita Khan.
He has recently produced Partner which stars Govinda and Salman Khan, which was declared a hit. He was seen in a comedy flick by Rumy Jaffrey “God Tussi Great Ho” with bro Salman Khan. And lastly in “Hello” which is Produced and Directed by Atul Agnihotri (his Brother-In-Law). He has also announced to create the magic of “Amar Akbar Anthony” again, a Manmohan Desai film in 1977. He will be seen on screen with both his brothers for the first time in this film.
He will also look after filmmaking, handling events and shows and also ad films. His upcoming ventures “Heroes”, “Kisaan’, “Main Aur Mrs.Khanna” etc.