Milind Soman at the NDTV Marks for Sports event, July 2012
4 November 1965 |
|Years active||late 1980s – present|
|Spouse(s)||Mylene Jampanoi (2006–2009)|
Milind Soman (born 4 November 1965) is an Indian supermodel, actor, and film producer.
Milind Soman was born in a Maharashtrian family in Scotland and lived in England until the age of seven, then his family moved back to India. Milind Soman’s father is Prabhakar Soman, a scientist and his mother is Usha, a biochemist, who taught at Wilson College. Milind’s three sisters are Netra, Medha and Anupama. Milind did his schooling from Antonio De Silva School in Mumbai. Later, he joined Electrical Engineering at Saboo Siddique College. He was a national-level swimmer for India and was then discovered as a model.
Soman featured in Alisha Chinai's music video, Made in India (1995). In the mid-1990s after some time working as a model, he took the lead role in the Indian science fiction TV Series Captain Vyom. He then focused on films starting in 2000. Soman's films include 16 December, Pachaikili Muthucharam, Paiyaa, Agni Varsha Rules : pyar ka superhit formula and Asoka. In 2007 he appeared in Bhram, Say Salaam India and Bheja Fry. In 2009 he acted in Sachin Kundalkar’s Marathi film Gandha. He has also acted in a number of English language and other foreign films, including Valley of Flowers and The Flag. In the Swedish film Arn – The Knight Templar he portrayed Saladin, the revered 12th-century Kurdish leader of the Arabs and Muslims.
In 2010, he participated as a contestant in the hit reality TV show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 3). He came in fourth position.
Soman starred in Jodi Breakers in 2012 which did not do well at the box-office.
On 20 May 2012 he became a Limca Record holder for running 1,500 km in 30 days for Greenathon, NDTV to spread environmental awareness. The same year the country's largest 'women's only' running event Pinkathon was set up under his guidance, to promote good health and breast cancer awareness amongst women.
Milind is an avid and a very strong sportsman. He held Indian National Swimming Championship title for four years. In India, he has been a Limca record holder for running 1,500 km in 30 days time, for greenathon and also the ambassador of Pinkathon, India’s biggest ‘women only’ marathon. In 2015, Milind completed the Ironman challenge in 15 hours and 19 minutes, in his first try. The triathlon includes a 3.8-km swim, a 180.2-km cycle ride and 42.2-km run raced in that order without a break which the participants are required to complete within 16 hours to win the title of 'Ironman'. The title ‘Ironman’ is given to every person who achieves the feat within the given time.
Milind Soman and his then-girlfriend, Madhu Sapre, an ex-Miss India and model, attracted controversy in India, when the pair posed nude in a print ad for Tuff Shoes. The social service branch of the Mumbai police had registered a case in August 1995 after Sapre and Soman posed in the nude, wearing only shoes and a python wrapped around them. Another case was filed under the Wildlife Protection Act against the advertising agency for illegal use of the python. The accused include the publishers and distributors of two magazines that featured the controversial ad, the advertising agency, the two models and the photographers. The case lasted for 14 years, after which the courts acquitted the accused.
|2015||Bajirao Mastani||Ambaji Pant||Hindi|
|2013||Alex Pandian||Alvin Martin||Tamil|
|2012||Agent Hamilton: But not if it concerns your daughter||Abdul Rahman||English|
|2009||Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish||Hindi|
|2009||Arn - Riket vid vägens slut||Saladin||Swedish|
|2007||Arn - Tempelriddaren||Saladin||Swedish|
|2007||Bheja Fry||Anant Ghoshal||Hindi|
|2007||Say Salaam India||Harry Oberoi||Hindi|
|2006||Valley of Flowers||Jalan||Hindi/Japanese|
|2005||Bhagmati||Prince Quli Qutb Shah|
|2003||Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula||Vikram Varma||Hindi||Also co-producer|
|2002||Pyaar Ki Dhun||Rohit||Hindi|
|2000||Tarkieb||Captain Ajit Verma||Hindi|
|1998||Captain Vyom||Captain Vyom||Hindi||TV Serial|
|1995||A Mouthful of Sky||Akash Bhandarkar||Hindi||TV Serial|
|Sea Hawks||Hindi||TV Serial|
- "Milind Soman Family family". In.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- "Milind Soman marries French co-star Mylene Jampanoi". ApunKaChoice.Com. 18 Jul 2006. Retrieved 28 Dec 2011.
- "Milind Soman to produce TV series for children". ApunKaChoice.Com. 18 Jul 2006. Retrieved 28 Dec 2011.
- "Tuff shoes case: Madhu, Milind plead not guilty". The Times Of India. 29 Oct 2004. Retrieved 28 Dec 2011.
- "It’s a big relief: Milind Soman". The Times of India. 1 Dec 2009. Retrieved 28 Dec 2011.
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