Soha Ali Khan Pataudi Khemu (born 4 October 1978) is an Indian actress who has worked in Hindi, Bengali and English films. She is the daughter of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and the younger sister of actor Saif Ali Khan. She started her acting career with the romantic comedy film Dil Maange More (2004), and is best known for her role in the drama film Rang De Basanti (2006), for which she was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Soha Ali Khan
|Born||4 October 1978 (age 44)|
|Parent(s)||Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (father)|
Sharmila Tagore (mother)
Early life and careerEdit
Pataudi was born on 4 October 1978 in New Delhi, India, to the Pataudi family as the Nawab of Pataudis. Hailing from the Pashtun ancestry, she is the youngest daughter of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the 9th Nawab of Pataudi, and Sharmila Tagore, an Indian actress. Both her father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and paternal grandfather Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi were former captains of the Indian cricket team, while her grandmother, Sajida Sultan Pataudi, was the Begum of Bhopal. Her elder brother Saif Ali Khan is a Bollywood actor and her elder sister, Saba Ali Khan, is a jewellery designer and the mutawalli of Auqaf-e-Shahi. The titular Begum of Bhopal, Saleha Sultan, was her aunt, and through her, she is the first cousin of cricketer, Saad Bin Jung. The late major general of Pakistan, Sher Ali Khan Pataudi, is her great-granduncle, and the diplomat Shahryar Khan is her uncle, through her grandaunt Abida Sultan. She is the aunt of Sara Ali Khan and the sister-in-law of Kareena Kapoor Khan.
Soha attended The British School, in New Delhi, studied modern history at Balliol College, Oxford and earned a master's degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Soha made her acting debut with the Bollywood film Dil Maange More!!! (2004). She performed in the Bengali film Antar Mahal (2005), and was also a part of Rang De Basanti (2006). She appeared in Khoya Khoya Chand and in the 2009 film, 99. Her next release was Tum Mile, opposite Emraan Hashmi. Soha hosted the game show Godrej Khelo Jeeto Jiyo. She also appeared in the film Mr Joe B. Carvalho. Khan's debut book, The Perils of Being Moderately Famous, which features a collection of humorous anecdotes about her life as a royal princess, was published in 2017. In 2017, she acted in a short film, Soundproof, which was directed by Aditya Kelgaonkar. It was screened at various film festivals and won awards at the New York Indian Film Festival, Indian Film Festival of Houston, Ottawa Indian Film Festival Awards, where it won best short film award; International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, where it won award for best short fiction; and Belgaum International Short Film Festival.
|2004||Iti Srikanta||Kamallata||Bengali film|||
|Dil Maange More||Neha|||
|2005||Pyaar Mein Twist||Riya Arya|||
|Shaadi No. 1||Sonia|||
|2006||Rang De Basanti||Sonia / Durga Vohra|||
|Ahista Ahista||Megha Joshi|||
|2007||Khoya Khoya Chand||Nikhat|||
|2008||Mumbai Meri Jaan||Rupali Joshi|||
|Dil Kabaddi||Mita Wadia|||
|2009||Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge||Neha Chattopadhayay|||
|Meridian Lines||Sameera||English film|||
|Life Goes On||Diya Banerjee||English film|||
|2010||Mumbai Cutting||Segment: "The Ball"|||
|Tera Kya Hoga Johnny||Preeti|||
|2012||Midnight's Children||Jamila||English film|||
|2013||Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns||Ranjana|||
|Go Goa Gone||Hardiks's ex||Cameo appearance|||
|War Chhod Na Yaar||Ruth Dutta|||
|2014||Mr Joe B. Carvalho||ShantiPriya Phadnis|||
|Chaarfutiya Chhokare||Neha Tandon|||
|2016||31st October||Tejinder Kaur|||
|Ghayal: Once Again||Rhea|||
|2017||Sound Proof||Short Film|||
|2018||Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3||Ranjana|||
|2022||Kaun Banegi Shikharwati||Rajkumari Gayatri||ZEE5|
- The Perils of Being Moderately Famous (12 December 2017)
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Year||Award||Category||Film / Book||Result||Ref.|
|2006||Global Indian Film Awards||Best Actress in A Supporting Role||Rang De Basanti||Won|||
|2007||International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|||
|Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Hindi||Won|
|Filmfare Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|||
|Stardust Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow – Female||Nominated|||
|2009||Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Khoya Khoya Chand||Nominated|||
|2018||Crossword Book Award||Biography: Popular||The Perils of Being Moderately Famous||Won|||
- "Soha Ali Khan khemu turns 34!". Rediff. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
- "Mom wants me to have a regular job like others: Soha Ali Khan". NDTV Movies. Mid-day.com. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
- "Soha Ali Khan: I Would Like My Daughter to Go to the Oxford University". News18. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
- Godrej Khelo Jeeto Jiyo
- "Soha Ali Khan wears a bikini for 'Mr Joe B Carvalho'". Mid-Day.com. 16 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
- "Soha Ali Khan's debut book launched at a starry evening - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
- "18th Annual NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING SCHEDULE Friday May 11". New York Indian Film Festival. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Indian Film Festival of Houston SOUND PROOF – Short Film". The Indian Film Festival of Houston. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Welcome to the 2nd OIFFA 72-Hour Short Film Challenge!" (PDF). Ottawa Indian Film Festival Awards. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Awards -11th International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala". International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Belgaum International Short Film festival successfully hosted". Inbelagavi.com. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu get engaged". The Hindu. Press Trust of India. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
- Prashar, Chandni (25 January 2015). "Soha Ali Khan Marries Kunal Khemu, Saif-Kareena Play Hosts". NDTVMovies.com. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
- "Soha Ali Khan, Neha Dhupia post adorable pics on Inaaya Naumi Kemmu's first birthday. See here". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
- "Did you know Soha Ali Khan's acting debut was Iti Srikanta and not Dil Maange More?". Mid Day. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "'Dil Maange More' was a terrible choice: Soha Ali Khan". Business Standard. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Pyaar Mein Twist: Good stuff". Rediff.com. 2 September 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Shaadi No 1: Full of laughs". Rediff.com. 2 November 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "'Antarmahal' starring Jackie Shroff, Soha Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan". India Today. 14 November 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Happy Birthday Soha Ali Khan: Here's why her Rang De Basanti character is one for the ages". The Indian Express. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Ahista Ahista, it grows on you". Rediff.com. 18 August 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Khoya Khoya Chand is my most glamorous role: Soha Ali Khan". Hindustan Times. 13 December 2007. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Chaurahen". The New Indian Express. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "'Mumbai Meri Jaan' changes Soha's views". Daily News and Analysis. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Love Guru makes Bollywood debut with 'Dil Kabaddi'". Daily News and Analysis. 5 December 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Dhoondte Reh Jaoge with Soha Ali Khan & Kunal Khemu". Sify. Archived from the original on 28 January 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Bollywood Without the Song and Dance". The New York Times. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Soha Ali Khan got 'Tum Mile' for new appeal: Director". Deccan Herald. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Sharmila-Soha starrer Life Goes on to hit US theatres before India". India Today. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "'Mumbai Cutting' brings curtains on Osian's film fete". Outlook India. 20 July 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Mishra's Tera Kya Hoga Johnny leaked online". India Today. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Neerav Ghosh's first film Soundtrack, starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Soha Ali Khan, is all set to hit screens on September 30". The Times of India. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Soha Ali Khan in Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children". India Today. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Soha Ali Khan was effortless in her role in Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns: Tigmanshu Dhulia". NDTV. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Why Soha Ali Khan and family don't act together". NDTV. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Soha finishes Delhi schedule for 'War Chhod Na Yaar'". The Times of India. 22 May 2013. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Soha Ali Khan to play a cop in 'Mr. Joe B Carvalho'". CNN-News18. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "I've grown as an actor while working in Chaarfutiya Chhokare: Soha". Hindustan Times. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Soha Ali Khan says '31st October' is a landmark film for her". Gulf News. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Soha enjoyed shooting 'Ghayal Once Again'". Gulf News. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- Singh, Mohnish (3 October 2017). "Soha Ali Khan to resume work in December with Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3! - Eastern Eye". Eastern Eye. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
- "Nushrratt Bharuccha starts filming for 'Chhorii 2', Soha Ali Khan joins cast". PTI. 30 November 2022. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
- "The Perils Of Being Moderately Famous". Penguin Random House India Private Limited. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
- IndiaFM News Bureau (10 December 2006). "G.I.F.A. Awards 2006: List of winners". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 20 July 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "The 2007 IIFA Awards". International Indian Film Academy Awards. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Rang De Basanti sweeps Filmfare awards". The Times of India. 25 February 2007. Archived from the original on 18 January 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Max Stardust Awards Nominations". Sify. 24 January 2007. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "4TH APSARA PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES". Producers Guild Film Awards. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Shashi Tharoor, Ruskin Bond, Soha Ali Khan win big at 16th Crossword Book Award". The Asian Age. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2020.