Sohail Salim Abdul Rashid Khan (born 20 December 1970) is an Indian actor, writer, film director and producer who works mainly in Hindi cinema. He is the younger brother of actors Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan. He has an elder sister, Alvira Khan Agnihotri. He produces films under his banner Sohail Khan Productions.

Sohail Khan
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Khan in 2018
Sohail Salim Abdul Rashid Khan

(1970-12-20) 20 December 1970 (age 52)[1]
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
(present-day Mumbai)
Years active1997–present
Seema Sajdeh
(m. 1998; div. 2022)
Parent(s)Salim Khan (father)
Salma Khan (Sushila Charak)
RelativesSalman Khan (brother)
Arbaaz Khan (brother)
Alvira Khan Agnihotri (sister)
Arpita Khan (sister)
FamilySalim Khan family

Early lifeEdit

Khan was born in Bombay (present-day Mumbai) to screenwriter Salim Khan and his wife Sushila Charak who later changed her name to Salma Khan. He is the brother of actors Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan. His paternal family is Muslim and is settled in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, while his mother is a Maharashtrian.[2] His stepmother, Salim Khan's second wife, is actress Helen. His older brothers are Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan, who was married to actress, VJ and host Malaika Arora. His sister Alvira Khan, is married to Bollywood director Atul Agnihotri, and his younger sister Arpita Khan collaborated with Sneha Ullal for his movie, which he produced with Sohail Khan Productions. Arpita is married to film actor Aayush Sharma.


Khan started his career as a film producer and director making his directorial debut with the 1997 action thriller Auzaar, starring his brother Salman and Sanjay Kapoor. He then directed both of his brothers Salman and Arbaaz in the film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) and the less successful Hello Brother (1999) under his earlier banner "G.S. Entertainment".[3]

In 2002, he wrote, produced, directed and made his acting debut in Maine Dil Tujhko Diya, which did average business at the box office.[4] He then appeared in a few more films, none of which sold well. He had his first success with the film Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005) in which he co-starred with his brother Salman Khan.[5] He also wrote the story, produced and starred in the multi-starrer Fight Club - Members Only, which again did not do well at the box office. In 2006, due to a delayed release, the boxing drama Aryan, for which his performance was appreciated, failed to do well. In 2007, he produced another film Partner, which starred his brother Salman Khan and Govinda in the lead roles along with Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif playing their love-interests, respectively.[6]

Khan has also produced live stage shows in India and all over the world featuring various Indian film stars. His company also produced music videos and even made a foray into television with Chehre Pe Chehra, which was directed by Rishi Vohra. In 2008, he appeared in Hello and Heroes. In 2009, he co-starred with brother Arbaaz in Kisaan and featured in Main Aur Mrs Khanna and Do Knot Disturb. In 2010, he featured in Veer with brother Salman, released on 22 January 2010.[7]

He returned to direction with the film Jai Ho, starring Salman Khan in the lead, which released in January 2014 to mixed reviews. In 2016, he directed Freaky Ali, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead and brother Arbaaz in supporting role. In 2017, he returned to acting after seven years appearing alongside brother Salman once again in Tubelight.

In 2020, he purchased the franchise for the Lanka Premier League team Kandy Tuskers.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Khan was married to Seema Sajdeh, a Punjabi Hindu, from 1998 to 2022.[9][10] They had an Arya Samaj wedding before the nikkah.[11] They have two sons, Nirvan[12] and Yohan, (through surrogacy) sometimes also known as Aslam Khan (born June 2011).[13]


As actorEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya Ajay
Mahal Sanjay [14]
2003 Darna Mana Hai Karan
Anubhav: An Experience Jaikishan 'Jackie'
2004 Lakeer – Forbidden Lines Karan Rana
I Proud to Be an Indian I
Krishna Cottage Manav / Amar Khanna
2005 Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? Pyare Mohan
2006 Fight Club - Members Only Sameer Kapoor
Aryan Aryan Verma
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love Ram Dayal
2008 Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Bagheere
God Tussi Great Ho Rakesh 'Rocky' Sharma
Hello Varun Anand / Vroom/ Victor
Heroes Sameer 'Saand' Suri
2009 Team - The Force[15] Raj
Kisaan Jiggar Singh
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Aakash
Do Knot Disturb Diesel
2010 Veer Poonam 'Punya' Singh
Raakh Karan
2017 Tubelight Bharat Singh Bisht
2018 Loveyatri Bhavish Cameo appearance
2019 Dabangg 3 Inspector Rohit Sharma Special appearance

As producerEdit

Year Title Notes
1998 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Film
1999 Hello Brother
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
2004 I - Proud to Be an Indian
2005 Lucky: No Time for Love
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
2006 Fight Club – Members Only
2007 Partner
2008 God Tussi Great Ho
2009 Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
2011 Ready
2014 Jai Ho
2016 Freaky Ali
2021 Radhe

As writerEdit

Year Title
1998 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
1999 Hello Brother
2006 Fight Club – Members Only
2009 Kisaan

As directorEdit

Year Title Notes
1997 Auzaar
1998 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Director
1999 Hello Brother
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
2014 Jai Ho
2016 Freaky Ali

Television appearancesEdit

Year Title Role
2011–2018 Comedy Circus Judge
2017 Chhote Miyan Dhakad Judge
2017 Super Night with Tubelight Himself
2020 Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives Himself


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  2. ^ "Salman celebrates Marathi magic". The Times of India. 9 December 2010. Archived from the original on 6 February 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Sohail Khan's Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  4. ^ Jha, Subhash K (17 August 2002). "What's unusual about Maine Dil Tujhko Diya?". Rediff. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  5. ^ "'Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya' (2005) – Biggest B.O hits of the Decade". MSN India. Archived from the original on 12 January 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Partner: First genuine hit of 2007". Rediff. 23 July 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Salman's Veer for Rs 150 crore?". 30 August 2008. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  8. ^ Vasudevan, Estelle (24 November 2020). "Tuskers underdogs at inaugural LPL – Kandy Tuskers – Preview". Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Sohail Khan and Seema Khan File For Divorce After 24 Years of Marriage". News18. 13 May 2022. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  10. ^ Hindustan Times (13 May 2022). "Sohail Khan, Seema Khan get divorced after 24 years of marriage, seen at court". Archived from the original on 16 May 2022. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Love sees no religion". The Times of India. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Sohail Khan's profile, biography". Archived from the original on 22 January 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  13. ^ "Sohail Khan blessed with a baby boy". Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  14. ^ "Mahal Review". Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  15. ^ Gupta, Shubhra (5 June 2009). "Movie review: Team, The Force". Indian Express. Retrieved 19 February 2021.

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