Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor in Bollywood films. He is the son of the late Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and actress Sharmila Tagore. He has two sisters: Saba Ali Khan and actress Soha Ali Khan.
Making his acting debut in 1992 with Parampara, Khan 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 into 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 Award for Best Supporting Actor, 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 accomplishments have established him as one of the leading actors of Hindi cinema and he was awarded the Padma Shri civilian award by the Government of India in 2010. In 2009, Khan branched out into film production with his company Illuminati Films.