Sohail Khan

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Sohail Khan
Born (1970-12-20) 20 December 1970 (age 43)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Director, producer, actor
Years active 1984-1986, 1988, 1997–present
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Seema Khan (1998-Present)
Children 2 sons
Parents Salim Khan and (father)
Sushila Charak Khan (mother)[1]
Relatives Salman Khan (Brother)
Arbaaz Khan (Brother)
Malaika Arora Khan(Sister in law)
Atul Agnihotri (Brother in law)
Helen Richardson Khan (Step-mother)

Sohail Khan (Marathi: सोहेल खान) (born 20 December 1970) is an Indian film actor, director and producer who works predominantly in the Hindi cinema. He is younger brother of actors Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan. He produces films under his banner Sohail Khan Productions.

Early life[edit]

Khan in 2006

Sohail was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra to screenwriter Salim Khan and his first wife Sushila Charak. His paternal family is Muslim and is settled in Indore, Madhya Pradesh while his mother is Maharashtrian Hindu.[2] His stepmother is Bollywood actress, Helen, who is famous for her dance and item numbers. His older brothers are Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan who is married to Malaika Arora Khan who is an actress, VJ and host. His sister, Alvira Khan, is married to Bollywood actor Atul Agnihotri, while his younger sister Arpita Khan collaborated with Sneha Ullal for his movie Lucky: No Time for Love, which he produced with Sohail Khan Productions.[3]

Career[edit]

Sohail started his career as a film producer and director making his directorial debut with the 1997 action thriller Auzaar which starred his brother Salman and Sanjay Kapoor. He then directed both of his brothers Salman and Arbaaz in the hit film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) and the less successful Hello Brother (1999) under his earlier banner G.S. Entertainment.[4]

In 2002, he wrote, produced, directed and made his acting debut in Maine Dil Tujhko Diya which did average business at the box office.[5] He then appeared in a few more films, none of which sold well. He had his first hit with the film Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005) in which he co-starred with his brother Salman Khan.[6] 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 Partner which starred his brother Salman and Govinda in the lead roles along with Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif playing their love-interests, respectively.[7]

Sohail 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.[8]

He returned to direction with the film Jai Ho starring Salman Khan in the lead which released in January 2014 to mixed reviews.

Personal life[edit]

Khan is married to Seema Sachdev and they have two sons: Nirvaan[9] and Yohan sometimes also known as Aslam Yakub Khan(born June 2011).[10]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya Ajay
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 Aryan Aryan Verma
Fight Club – Members Only Sameer
Family — Ties of Blood Special appearance
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love Ram Dayal
2008 Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Bagheere
God Tussi Great Ho Rakesh 'Rocky' Sharma
Heroes Sameer 'Saand' Suri
Hello Varun 'Vroom'/Victor
2009 Team: The Force Raj
Kissan Jiggar Singh
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Aakash
Do Knot Disturb Diesel
2010 Veer Poonam 'Punya' Singh
Raakh Karan
2014 Hello 2 Varun 'Vroom'/Victor

Director[edit]

Year Title Other notes
1997 Auzaar
1998 Pyar Kiya To Darna Kiya Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Director
1999 Hello Brother
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
2014 Jai Ho
TBA Sher Khan First 3D adventure drama film

Producer[edit]

Year Title Other notes
1998 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Movie
1999 Hello Brother"
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
2004 I - Proud to Be an Indian
2005 Lucky: No Time for Love
2005 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
TBA Sher Khan First 3D adventure drama film

Writer[edit]

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

Television appearances[edit]

Year Title Role
(2011) Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur Judge
(2012) Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Judge
(2012-2013) Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe Judge

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