Happy Birthday, Soha Ali Khan! Having A Blast @41

October 03, 2019 21:04
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    Soha Ali Khan, who is best known for her role in the 2006 movie Rang De! Basanti, turns 41 today! The actress started her journey in the realm of movies with a Bengali project titled Iti Srikanta and joined Bollywood with Dil Maange More, both in the same year - 2004. On her 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.

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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 average responses 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.

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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.

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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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    In 2014, Soha starred in Mr Joe B Carvalho opposite Arshad Warsi and in Chaarfutiya Chhokare which didn't fare well at the box office.

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    Soha didn't feature in any film in 2015 and her two films of 2016 - 31st October and Ghayal Once Again - tanked at the box office.

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    In July 2014, Soha and her boyfriend Kunal Kemmu were in Europe on a month-long holiday when the actor proposed to Soha in Paris. They got married in January 2016.

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    On September 29 in 2017, Soha and Kunal welcomed baby girl Inaaya Naumi Kemmu into their lives. Baby Inaaya celebrated her first birthday last year.

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    In 2018, Soha starred in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3, in which she featured with Sanjay Dutt, Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahi Gill and Chitrangada Singh.

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    Here's wishing Soha Ali Khan a very happy birthday!

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