Saif Ali Khan Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor and producer. He is famous among his fans as Saifu and Chote Nawab. Let us find out some more interesting details about Saif.


Saif Ali Khan was born on 16 August 1970 (age 53 years; as of 2023) in New Delhi, India. He studied at Lawrence School, Sanawar. At the age of nine, he was sent to Lockers Park School, Hertfordshire, UK. He graduated from Winchester College, United Kingdom.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5’ 8”

Eye Colour: Brown

Hair Colour: Black


Parents & Siblings

Saif is the son of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a former Indian Cricketer, and Sharmila Tagore, a former actress. His ancestors were Afghan in origin. From his mother’s side, he is of Bengali descent whereas he belongs to the Nawabs of Pataudi on his father’s side. His father was the nominal Nawab of Pataudi from 1952 to 1971.

Saif Ali Khan with his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Saif Ali Khan with his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

His paternal grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, used to play cricket for England, and after 1947, he captained the Indian Cricket team.

Saif Ali Khan's paternal grandfather Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi

Saif Ali Khan’s paternal grandfather Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi

He has two sisters, Soha Ali Khan, and Saba Ali Khan. Soha is an Indian actress whereas Saba is a fashion designer.

Saif Ali Khan with his mother, Sharmila Tagore and sisters, Soha Ali Khan and Saba Alli Khan

Saif Ali Khan with his mother, Sharmila Tagore, and sisters, Soha Ali Khan and Saba Alli Khan

Relationships, Wife & Children

He got married to Amrita Singh, actress, in October 1991. They got divorced in 2004 and parted their ways.

Saif Ali Khan And Amrita Singh's Marriage Picture

Saif Ali Khan And Amrita Singh’s Marriage Picture

He was seen dating Rosa Catalano, an Italian model for quite some time.

Saif Ali Khan with his Ex girlfriend Rosa Catalano

Saif Ali Khan with his Ex-girlfriend Rosa Catalano

Saif and Kareena Kapoor were in a live-in relationship. On 16 October 2012, the couple got married.

Saif Ali Khan with his wife Kareena Kapoor

Saif Ali Khan with his wife Kareena Kapoor

Saif and Amrita have been blessed with two children, Ibrahim Ali Khan, and Sara Ali Khan.

Saif Ali Khan with his son Ibrahim and daughter Sara

Saif Ali Khan with his son Ibrahim and daughter Sara

Saif and Kareena have a son, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi.

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's son Taimur

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s son Taimur

Saif and Kareena's son, Taimur

Saif and Kareena’s son, Taimur

In an interview, Kareena shared the story behind naming their son Taimur. She explained that the name ‘Taimur’ was inspired by Saif Ali Khan’s close childhood friend who resided in Mumbai. Kareena further revealed that Saif had a strong fondness for this name which is why they decided to name their first son Taimur. [1]Hindustan Times Kareena, in the interview, said,

When we came up with the name… Saif actually said… He grew up with a neighbour friend, and he always really liked his name and his name was Taimur, so he said, ‘You know, if I have a son, he was my first friend. I’d like to name him Taimur’, and that’s exactly how Taimur was named, because he was Saif’s first friend when he was living in town here.”

On 21 February 2021, he welcomed his second son from his second wife, Kareena Kapoor, when she gave birth to her second son at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital. They named their second son Jeh, which means ‘to come’ in Parsi.

Saif Ali Khan's 2nd son, Jeh, in the lap of Taimur

Saif Ali Khan’s 2nd son, Jeh, in the lap of Taimur


Saif Ali Khan marked his debut in Bollywood with the film “Parampara” in 1993.

Saif Ali Khan in Parampara

Saif Ali Khan in Parampara

He fetched recognition with the films- “Yeh Dillagi” and “Main Khiladi Tu Anari.” Next, he played the lead role in the film “Being Cyrus,” which was a highly applauded performance.

The movie “Dil Chahta Hai” proved to be a turning point of his life. He was conferred with a lot of accolades for his role in the movie.

Besides acting, he is a great host and has hosted many Filmfare Awards ceremonies. Saif also owns the production company named Illuminati Films.

Saif Ali Khan's Production Company Illuminati Films

Saif Ali Khan’s Production Company Illuminati Films

He produced and acted in the 2009 romance “Love Aaj Kal.”

Saif Ali Khan's Production Debut Love Aaj Kal

Saif Ali Khan’s Production Debut Love Aaj Kal


  • In 1994, he was surrounded by controversy when he, reportedly, beat Kanan Divecha, assistant editor of film magazine Star and Style. He did it because the magazine had printed an article about his Ex-wife Amrita Singh‘s relationship with an actor. On the orders of the High Court, Saif and Amrita resolved the matter out of court and apologized for the same in 1999.
  • In 1995, a magazine named Bombay Dost had critiqued “Main Khiladi Tu Anadi” as a gay film. In addition, when Ashok Row Kavi, gay rights activist, ridiculed Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore, it made him angry and he beat Ashok inside his house in Santacruz, Mumbai.
  • In 1998, he, along with co-stars Salman Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, and Neelam Kothari, was accused under the Wildlife Act and the Indian Penal Code for hunting two blackbucks in Kankani, Rajasthan. It took place during the shooting of the movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain.” Later, Saif was discharged of Section 51 (causing harm to wildlife) of Wildlife Act, Section 147 (punishment for rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly of persons) of the Indian Penal Code when he registered a reconsideration petition before a sessions court. Afterward, Saif was again charged under Section 149 because the Rajasthan State Government filed a revision petition before the Rajasthan High Court. He, along with all the accused of the initiation of the trial with the revised charges, was summoned by the Jodhpur Court in February 2013. On 5 April 2018, Saif, along with the co-stars of “Hum Saath Saath Hain,” Tabu, Neelam Kothari, and Sonali Bendre was vindicated by the Jodhpur Court in the 1998 blackbuck killing case. Whereas, after the verdict of Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri, Salman Khan was sentenced for 5 years.
  • In 2008, while filming for “Love Aaj Kal,” he supposedly hit Pawan Sharma, a photographer, at the Patiala railway station.
  • He became part of a controversy after attacking an Indian businessman from South Africa at the Taj Hotel in Colaba, Mumbai.
Saif Ali Khan's Taj Hotel brawl in 2012

Saif Ali Khan’s Taj Hotel brawl in 2012

  • When the Mumbai court accused Saif of assaulting an Indian businessman from South Africa at the Taj Hotel, Mumbai, RTI activist S C Agrawal filed an objection with the Union Home Ministry. He said that Saif should not be allowed to keep the Padma Shri award bestowed by the then President Pratibha Patil for his contribution as an artist.
Saif Ali Khan's Padma Shri controversy

Saif Ali Khan’s Padma Shri controversy

  • In 2013, a quarrel resulted in a fight when he was asked to leave the VIP lounge at the Chowdhary Charan Singh airport in Lucknow. Later, the fight was resolved by the senior officials of the airport.
  • In an interview given to Anupama Chopra in January 2020, his ‘concept of India’ comment attracted controversy. In the interview, he said,

I don’t think there was a concept of India till the British gave it one.” [2]NDTV


  • Best Male Debut Award – “Aashiq Awara” in 1994
  • Best Comedian Award – “Dil Chahta Hai” in 2002
  • Best Supporting Actor Award – “Kal Ho Naa Ho,” Filmfare Motorola – Moto Look of the Year – “Kal Ho Naa Ho” in 2004
  • Best Comedian Award – “Hum Tum” in 2005
  • Best Villain Award – “Omkara” in 2007
  • Padma Shri by The Government Of India in 2010
  • Star Screen Award – Best Supporting Actor – “Dil Chahta Hai” in 2002
  • IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award – “Kal Ho Naa Ho” in 2004
  • Bollywood Movie Award – Best Villain – “Omkara” in 2007
  • Rajiv Gandhi Award – Achievement in Films in 2008

Car Collection

He owns a lot of luxury vehicles that include fancy sedans and SUVs. His car collection includes Audi R8 Spyder, BMW 7 series, Lexus 470, Ford Mustang, Range Rover, and Land Cruiser.

Saif Ali Khan in Audi R8 Spyder

Saif Ali Khan in Audi R8 Spyder


Saif owns the Pataudi Palace (worth ₹800 Crore), a bungalow located at Bandra (worth ₹6 Crore), and two sublime bungalows designed by an Austrian architect.

The Pataudi Palace

The Pataudi Palace

Expensive Things/Valuables

He is known for his collection of classic luxury watches including the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph (priced at Rs 72 lakh).


With a net worth of around $140 Million, Saif gets paid ₹21 Crore per movie.


Food: Kebabs, Mutton Biryani, Bhindi (ladyfinger)

Actor: Robert De Niro

Actress: Sharmila Tagore

Films: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Lord of the Rings

Song: Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

TV Shows: Entourage, Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, 24, The X Files, Who’s The Boss

Colors: Purple, Brown

Sports: Polo, Cricket

Perfumes: Chanel Sport, Issey Miyake

Authors: Leon Uris, Edgar Allan Poe, Leo Tolstoy, Umberto Eco, Salman Rushdie

Books: The Holy Bible, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

Fashion Designer: Yves Saint Laurent

Restaurant: Zodiac Grill at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai

Destinations: London and Los Angeles


Saif Ali Khan's signature

Saif Ali Khan’s signature


  • Saif is a non-vegetarian.
  • His hobbies include reading novels, playing the guitar, traveling, fishing, and trekking.
  • He has a tattoo of his wife Kareena‘s name in Hindi on his left forearm.
Saif Ali Khan's Tattoo

Saif Ali Khan’s Tattoo

  • Earlier, he used to smoke, but in 2007, when he got admitted to a hospital in Mumbai due to extreme chest pain, he decided to quit smoking.
  • There is an age gap of twelve years between Saif and his ex-wife Amrita Singh.
Saif Ali Khan with his Ex-wife Amrita Singh

Saif Ali Khan with his Ex-wife Amrita Singh

  • He hurt himself really bad and got stitches on his head while performing a stunt for his movie “Kya Kehna.”
Saif Ali Khan In Kya Kehna

Saif Ali Khan In Kya Kehna

  • In 2005, he performed at the HELP Telethon Concert in order to raise funds for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
  • When he was offered to play the role of Sameer in the movie- “Dil Chahta Hai,” he turned down the opportunity but was influenced by Dimple Kapadia later.
  •  In the mock pagri ceremony held after his father’s death, on 22 September 2011, he was designated the 10th Nawab of Pataudi. The title does not have any official importance. The then Chief Minister of Haryana was also present at this ceremony.
Saif Ali Khan At Pagri Ceremony

Saif Ali Khan At Pagri Ceremony

  • He is a skilled guitarist and has also played in some concerts.
  • His paternal house, the Pataudi Palace, is just 25 km from Gurgaon, and is now run by the Neemrana Hotels group and is reckoned among the best India palace hotels. The shooting of numerous Bollywood films, like Mangal Pandey, Veer Zara, Rang De Basanti, Eat Pray and Love, have taken place here.
  • He is an ardent dog lover and has two pet dogs with whom he loves playing in his free time.
Saif Ali Khan With His Pets At Khar Gymkhana

Saif Ali Khan With His Pets At Khar Gymkhana


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