(Last Updated on : 06/08/2014)
Soha Ali Khan was born on October 4, 1978 in New Delhi, India. Soha Ali Khan has a royal descent, owing to her birth in the family of Nawabs of Pataudi. Her father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
is the current Nawab and a former captain of the Indian cricket team. Her mother, Sharmila Tagore
is a reputed film actress of the nation. She is a distant relative of the noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore
. Soha Ali Khan's brother, Saif Ali Khan
is also a popular Bollywood actor. Soha is also a distant cousin of the late Nafisa Joseph
and has a sister Saba, who is a jewellery designer.
Soha Ali Khan's Early Life
This Indian actress earned incredible popularity in Bollywood within a very short span of time. Soha Ali Khan attended The British School in New Delhi, then moved on to study History at Balliol College, Oxford University and completed a Masters in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Before entering film career, Soha worked as an employee in the Ford Foundation and Citibank. Soha Ali Khan is involved in a range of activities other than being associated with the acting world. She serves on the Advisory Board for a new project of the public entrepreneur group, Res Publica. She has also modelled for the spring-summer collection of Globus which is an Indian chain of boutiques.
Soha Ali Khan's Career
Soha started her acting career with the Bollywood production Dil Maange More (2004), where she acted with talented actors like Shahid Kapoor
and two other leading actresses, namely Ayesha Takia
and Tulip Joshi
. Ever since, she received critical acclaim for her performances in the Bengali film Antar Mahal (2005), a Bengali flick also co starring Jackie Shroff
and later Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra's Rang De Basanti
(2006) also featuring Aamir Khan
, Sharman Joshi
and Kunal Kapoor
Soha Ali Khan also came up with her release Khoya Khoya Chand (2007) by Sudhir Mishra
. This film did not do well at the box office, but her performance was commendable according to the critics. She has also acted in other movies like Tum Mile, 99, Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge and many more.
Awards and Honours of Soha Ali Khan
Soha Ali Khan received Star's Sabsey Favourite Nayi Heroine, GIFA Best Supporting Actress for Rang De Basanti and IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award for Rang De Basanti in the year 2007.
Filmography of Soha Ali Khan
2004 Iti Srikanta,
Dil Maange More
2005 Pyaar Mein Twist,
Shaadi No. 1,
2006 Rang De Basanti,
2007 Khoya Khoya Chand
2008 Mumbai Meri Jaan,
2009 Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge,
Life Goes On
2011 Tera Kya Hoga Johnny