Soha Ali Khan

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Soha Ali Khan
Soha 2013.jpg
Khan at the screening of Mr Joe B. Carvalho, 2014.
Born Soha Ali Khan Pataudi
(1978-10-04) 4 October 1978 (age 35)
New Delhi, India
Alma mater

The British School, New Delhi

University of Oxford

London School of Economics and Political Science
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Religion Hindu
Partner(s) Kunal Khemu(engaged)
Parents Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Sharmila Tagore
Relatives Saif Ali Khan (Brother)
Kareena Kapoor (Sister-in-law)
Saba Ali Khan (Sister)

Soha Ali Khan (born Soha Ali Khan Pataudi on 4 October 1978) is a Bollywood actress best known for her role of Sonia in Rang De Basanti (2006) for which she won IIFA Awards for Best Supporting Actress and GIFA Awards for Best Supporting Actress. She is daughter of Mansoor Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore, a Bengali Indian film actress and a member of Bengal's Tagore family. She is the sister of Saif Ali Khan.

Early life[edit]

Khan's father was the Nawab of Pataudi.[1] Both her father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi,[2] and paternal grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, are former captains of the Indian cricket team. Her mother, Sharmila Tagore and her older brother Saif Ali Khan are Bollywood actors while her older sister Saba Ali Khan is a jewellery designer. She is the youngest child for her parents. She attended The British School, New Delhi and studied modern history at Balliol College, Oxford and earned a Masters degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.[3]


Before embarking upon her film career, Soha worked for Ford Foundation and Citibank. She is involved in a range of activities outside the acting world, including serving on the Advisory Board for a new project of the public entrepreneur group, Res Publica. She has also recently modeled for the spring-summer collection of Globus, an Indian chain of boutiques.

Soha made her acting debut with the Bollywood film Dil Maange More (2004), where she shared credits with Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia and Tulip Joshi. She has since received critical acclaim for her performances in the Bengali film Antar Mahal (2005) and Rang De Basanti (2006). Khoya Khoya Chand earned her critical acclaim though it was not successful at the box office. In 2009, she appeared in 99, which was a critical and commercial success and her performance was acclaimed. Her next release was Tum Mile opposite Emraan Hashmi. Although a box office failure, Soha received positive reviews for her performance. Her upcoming release include Mumbai Cutting. Soha also hosted a show called Godrej Khelo Jeeto Jiyo on Star Plus.[4] Soha appeared in a bikini for the first time in her career, in her film Mr Joe B. Carvalho.[5][6][7]

She is a life member of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.

She has also awarded Hyderabad Women of the Decade Achievers Awards, ASSOCHAM Ladies League for Being a Nobel Ambassador for Women's Empowerment.

Personal life[edit]

Khan with her Fiancée Kunal Khemu.

Soha is in a committed relationship with actor Kunal Khemu, and both of them live together.[8][9] The couple got engaged in July 2014.[10]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Iti Srikanta Kamallata Bengali
2004 Dil Maange More Neha Hindi
2005 Pyaar Mein Twist Riya Arya Hindi
2005 Shaadi No. 1 Sonia Hindi
2005 Antarmahal Jasomati Bengali
2006 Rang De Basanti Sonia Hindi
2006 Ahista Ahista Megha Joshi Hindi
2007 Khoya Khoya Chand Nikhat Hindi
2007 Chaurahen Ira English
2008 Mumbai Meri Jaan Rupali Joshi Hindi
2008 Dil Kabaddi Mita Hindi
2009 Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge Neha Chattopadhayay Hindi
2009 99 Pooja Hindi
2009 Tum Mile Sanjana Hindi
2009 Meridian Lines Sameera Hindi / English
2009 Life Goes On Diya Banerjee English
2010 Mumbai Cutting Hindi
2010 Tera Kya Hoga Johnny Preeti Hindi
2011 Soundtrack Gauri Hindi
2012 Midnight's Children Jamila English
2013 Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Ranjana Hindi
2013 Go Goa Gone Hardiks's ex Hindi Special Appearance
2013 War Chod Na Yaar Ruth Dutta Hindi [11]
2014 Mr Joe B. Carvalho ShantiPriya Phadnis Hindi
2014 Chaarfutiya Chhokare Hindi Filming[12][13][14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Santhanam, Kausaliya (August 3, 2003). "Royal vignettes: Pataudi: The Afghan connection". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Tiger on final journey to Pataudi". Indiavision news. Sep 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Amraf Ashraf (November 26, 2011). "Up, close and personal with Soha Ali Khan". The Hindustan Times. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Godrej Khelo Jeeto Jiyo
  5. ^ "Soha Ali Khan wears a bikini for 'Mr Joe B Carvalho'". November 16, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Like mom Sharmila Tagore, Soha Ali Khan dons a bikini in Mr Joe B Carvalho". India Today. November 19, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Soha carries own bikini to set". Times of India. November 19, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Soha Ali Khan: Living-in with with Kunal Khemu is like being married". May 9, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
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  11. ^ IANS May 22, 2013, 05.43PM IST (2013-05-22). "Soha finishes Delhi schedule for 'War Chhod Na Yaar'". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  12. ^ "Chaarfutiya Chhokare (2013) | Movie Review, Trailers, Music Videos, Songs, Wallpapers". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  13. ^ "Soha Ali Khan left bruised by molestation scene | NDTV". 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  14. ^ "Soha enacts molestation scene". 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 

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