Milind Soman (born 4 November 1965) is an Indian actor, supermodel, film producer and fitness enthusiast.
Early and personal lifeEdit
Soman was born on 4 November 1965 in Glasgow, Scotland in a Maharashtrian family. His family moved to England where he lived until the age of seven, then his family moved back to Mumbai, India in 1973. He attended Dr. Antonio Da Silva High School and Jr. College of Commerce, Bombay. Later, he completed his Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
Milind Soman met Mylene Jampanoi, a French actress, on the sets of their 2006 film, Valley of Flowers. The couple married in July 2006 at a resort in Goa. Soman and Jampanoi separated in 2008 and divorced in 2009.
In 1995, Soman got featured in Alisha Chinai's music video, Made in India. The same year, he made his debut as a television actor in A Mouthful of Sky. Later, he was seen in the Indian science fiction TV Series Captain Vyom and also played part in the TV series Sea Hawks. Soman has worked in films such as 16 December, Pachaikili Muthucharam, Paiyaa, Agni Varsha and Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula. In 2007 he appeared in Bhram, Say Salaam India and Bheja Fry. In 2009 he acted in Sachin Kundalkar's Marathi film Gandha. He has also acted in English language, foreign language films and television series, including Valley of Flowers and The Flag. In the Swedish film Arn – The Knight Templar he portrayed Saladin, the revered 12th-century Kurdish leader of the Arabs and Muslims. He was also seen playing a character role in the 2016 Hindi film Bajirao Mastani.
In 2010, he participated as a contestant in the reality TV show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 3). He was also seen in Amazon prime series "Four more shots please" as Dr. Aamir Warsi. He would also be seen in web show titled 'Paurashpur', also starring Annu Kapoor, Shilpa Shinde, Shaheer Sheikh and Flora Saini.
He started swimming at age of 6. He has represented Maharashtra at the age of 10 at various age groups before going on to represent his state at senior level. Soman has represented India in swimming in the inaugural South Asian Games (then known as South Asian Federation Games) in 1984 held at Kathmandu where he won a Silver medal. In 2015, Milind completed the Ironman challenge in 15 hours and 19 minutes , in his first try.
In 1995, Milind Soman and his then-girlfriend, Madhu Sapre, an ex-Miss India and model, attracted controversy in India, when the pair posed nude in a print ad for Tuffs Shoes. The social service branch of the Mumbai police had registered a case in August 1995 after Sapre and Soman posed in the nude, wearing only shoes and a python wrapped around them. Another case was filed under the Wildlife Protection Act against the advertising agency for illegal use of the python. The accused include the publishers and distributors of two magazines that featured the controversial ad, the advertising agency, the two models and the photographers. The case dragged on for 14 years, after which the courts acquitted the accused.
|2000||Tarkieb||Captain Ajit Verma||Hindi|
|2002||Pyar Ki Dhun||Rohit||Hindi|
|2003||Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula||Vikram Varma||Hindi||Also producer|
|2005||Bhagmati||Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah||Hindi|
|2006||Valley of Flowers||Jalan||Hindi/Japanese|
|2007||Say Salaam India||Harry Oberoi||Hindi|
|2007||Bheja Fry||Anant Ghoshal||Hindi|
|2007||Arn - Tempelriddaren||Saladin||Swedish|
|2009||Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish||Sameer||Hindi|
|2010||Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End||Saladin||Swedish|
|2012||Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter||Abdul Rahman||English|
|2013||Alex Pandian||Alvin Martin||Tamil|
|2015||Bajirao Mastani||Ambaji Pant||Hindi|||
|2017||Mukti - Birth of a Nation||General J. F. R. Jacob||English||Short film|
|2021||Doctor||Colonel James Anderson||Tamil|
|1995||A Mouthful of Sky||Akash Bhandarkar||English|
|1997–1998||Sea Hawks||Vikram Rajpoot||Hindi|
|1998–1999||Captain Vyom||Captain Vyom||Hindi|
|2006–2007||Ghost Bana Dost||—||Hindi||Producer|
|2010||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi||Contestant||Hindi|
|2012||MTV Rush||Himself||Hindi||Also producer|
|2017–2018||India's Next Top Model||Judge||English
|2019||MTV Supermodel of the Year||Judge||English
|2019–present||Four More Shots Please!||Dr. Aamir Warsi||English
- "Milind Soman shares picture of him running in the nude on birthday, sparks meme-fest online". The Indian Express. 5 November 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
- Basu, Nilanjana (28 July 2021). ""Has Wikipedia Been Hacked?" Milind Soman's Entry Had 2 Birth Dates, Both From 2020". NDTV.com. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
- "Milind Soman shares anecdotes of training with RSS in memoir, compares it to 'Desi Scouts'". Republic World. 10 March 2020. Archived from the original on 11 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
- "Milind and Mylene part ways". The Times of India. 4 July 2008. Archived from the original on 31 December 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- "Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar to exchange wedding vows in Alibaug today". The Times of India. 22 April 2018. Archived from the original on 22 April 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- "First of Many: Milind Soman revisits A Mouthful of Sky". Yahoo! News. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
- "Milind Soman to produce TV series for children". ApunKaChoice.Com. 18 July 2006. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
- "Shilpa Shinde set for a royal avatar in new web series 'Paurashpur', also starring Milind Soman". Zee News. 8 November 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
- Namaste TV (5 December 2016). "Milind Soman LIVE - Full Episode - (HUAWEI Namaste TV Show)". Archived from the original on 1 January 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2017 – via YouTube.
- "TV's 'Captain Vyom' Milind Soman turns Ironman - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Tuff shoes case: Madhu, Milind plead not guilty". The Times of India. 29 October 2004. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
- "It's a big relief: Milind Soman". The Times of India. 1 December 2009. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
- "rediff.com, Movies: The Milind Soman interview". www.rediff.com. Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
- "Life, the Milind Soman way - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
- "Milind Soman in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani". bollywoodhungama.com. 23 August 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- "First of Many: Milind Soman revisits A Mouthful of Sky". 18 March 2020. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
- "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum - Television". www.tribuneindia.com. Archived from the original on 8 June 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
- "Model Milind Soman to play Salim in serial Noorjahan on DD1". Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
- "StarOne unveils Milind Soman production 'Ghost Bana Dost'". 4 December 2006. Archived from the original on 2 September 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
- "Supermodel of the Year 2019 Judges". Archived from the original on 25 December 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
- "Four More Shots Please! season 2 confirmed by Amazon Prime Video. Check out first pics". Hindustan Times. 3 June 2019. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
- "Watch Paurashpur trailer : Starring Shilpa Shinde, Shaheer Sheikh and More - TheTrend24". Retrieved 1 February 2021.
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