At 37, Soha Ali Khan Says Dil Kabaddi

October 04, 2015 08:01
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    Soha Ali Khan, who is best known for her role in the 2006 movie Rang De Basanti, has turned 37 today.

    The actress started her journey in the realm of movies with a Bengali project titled Iti Srikanta and joined the Bollywood bandwagon with Dil Maange More, both in the same year - 2004. On her 37th birthday, here's a pictorial look at her professional and personal journey so far.

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    Soha was born to veteran Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore and the late Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan on October 4, 1978. Tiger Pataudi, as her father was known, was one of India's most successful cricket captains.

    Soha's older brother is Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, and older sister Saba Ali Khan is a jewellery designer.

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    Soha attended The British School in New Delhi and Balliol College, Oxford. She has a Master's degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    This image was posted on Instagram by Soha Ali Khan

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    Before venturing into Bollywood, Soha worked for the Ford Foundation and Citibank. Following in the footsteps of her mother and brother, Soha made her Bollywood debut in 2004 with the film Dil Maange More, which also featured Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia and Tulip Joshi.

    Sadly, the film tanked at the box office.

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    In 2005, Soha was seen in Pyaar Mein Twist and Shaadi No. 1. The movies received an average response at the box office. In the same year, Soha played one her most critically acclaimed roles to date in the Bengali movie Antarmahal. She was praised heaps on her performance as a zamindar's traumatized and oppressed second wife who is attracted to a sculptor, played by Abhishek Bachchan.

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    Soha was seen in Rang De Basanti and Ahista Ahista in the year 2006. Her performance in Rang De Basanti was singled out for praise and helped her bag the IIFA Best Supporting Actress Award.

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    In the 2007 movie Khoya Khoya Chand, Soha's look and performance drew comparisons with her mother Sharmila and was much lauded.

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    Soha's performance in Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008) and Dil Kabaddi (2008) received average reviews.

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    Soha featured in five movies in the year 2009 - Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge, Tum Mile, 99, Meridian Lines and Life Goes On. Except for Tum Mile, all the movies failed at the box office. Tum Mile also garnered mixed reviews.

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    In the year 2010, Soha worked in Tera Kya Hoga Jhonny and Mumbai Cutting, both of which performed poorly at the box office.

    This image was posted on Instagram by Soha Ali Khan

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    In 2011, Soha featured in Soundtrack opposite Rajeev Khandelwal. Despite being hailed by the critics, it was declared a flop at the box office.

    This image was posted on Instagram by Soha Ali Khan

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    Midnight's Children was Soha's only movie in 2012. Soha played the role of the protagonist's sister in this movie adaptation of Salman Rushdie's controversial novel.

    The movie was screened at several international film festivals and was nominated for the Best Picture at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards.

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    Soha's performance in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (2013) was well received by critics and the audience. As was her role in War Chhod Na Yaar which released the same year and did average business at the box office.

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    This year, Soha starred in Mr Joe B. Carvalho opposite Arshad Warsi and in Chaarfutiya Chhokare which didn't fare well at the box office.

    This image was posted on Instagram by Soha Ali Khan

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    In July last year, Soha and her boyfriend Kunal Khemmu were in Europe on a month-long holiday when the 31-year old actor proposed to his lady love in Paris, following which they got engaged.

    This image was posted on Instagram by Soha Ali Khan

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    Soha married Kunal on January 25, 2015. Not that the world was oblivious of it, but she announced the news on social media saying: "I married my best friend today."

    This image was posted on Twitter by Soha Ali Khan

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    Here's wishing Soha a very happy birthday and all the very best for her future endeavours!

    This image was posted on Instagram by Soha Ali Khan

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