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to two illustrious parents, the Nawab of Pataudi and the
erstwhile beauty Sharmila Tagore, Saif Ali Khan made a foray
into the world of acting with 'Aashiq Aawara' with Mamta
Kulkarni. The film became a hit and Saif was hot property.
But after his next few films ('Dil Tera Diwana', 'Mr. Aashiq',
'Imtihaan', 'Parampara' and many others) didn't fare well, he
was on the brink of getting written off. Besides, people
found him too "chikna" and feminine for a mainstream hardcore
hero. Suddenly he had Yash Chopra's 'Yeh Dillagi' with Akshay
Kumar and Kajol, which was a major success. His 'Ole Ole' and
'Hothon Pe Bus Tera Naam' numbers emerged chartbusters. Close
on the heels of 'Yeh Dillagi', his 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari'
with Akshay also clicked. It was boom-time for Saif again,
but not for long, because his next two releases with Akshay
bit dust: 'Keemat' and 'Tu Chor Main Sipahi'. He was banking
heavily on 'Hameshaa' (with Kajol) which again didn't work.
He found relief with 'Kya Kehna' proving to be an
average-runner and 'Hum Saath Saath Hain', a medium hit. In
his kitty, he has a delayed Lawrence D'Souza flick 'Yeh Pyaar
Hi To Hai' (with Pooja Bhatt, earlier titled 'Sambandh') ,
debut director Farhan Akhtar's 'Dil Chahta Hai' (with Aamir
Khan, Akshay Khanna, Dimple Kapadia) and an untitled Ram
Gopal Varma production with Nana Patekar and Urmila Matondkar.
Saif is married to Amrita Singh and has a daughter Sarah, by
name. His career may have seen its crests and troughs, but
Saif has always been popular and in the news for his
tremendous wit, keen sense of humour, immense affability and