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Soman at the 2012 NDTV Marks for Sports event
|Occupation||Swimmer, model, actor, film producer, reality television personality, marathon runner|
|Spouse(s)||Mylene Jampanoi (m. 2006–div. 2009)|
Ankita Konwar (m. 2018)
Milind Soman is an Indian model, actor, film producer and fitness promoter.
Soman was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His family moved to England where he lived until the age of seven, then his family moved back to Mumbai, India in 1973. He attended Dr. Antonio Da Silva High School and Jr. College of Commerce, Mumbai. Soman was enrolled in a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's shakha by his father, when he was 10 years old. Later, he completed his Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
Milind Soman met Mylene Jampanoi, a French actress, on the sets of their 2006 film, Valley of Flowers. The couple married in July 2006 at a resort in Goa. Milind and Mylene decided to part ways in 2008. The couple divorced in 2009.
Soman turned to modelling in 1988. 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 and also played part in the TV series Sea Hawks. He then focused on films starting in 2000. Soman's films include 16 December, Pachaikili Muthucharam, Paiyaa, Agni Varsha and Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula. 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 language films and television series, 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. He was also seen in a character role in the 2016 Hindi film Bajirao Mastani.
In 2010, he participated as a contestant in the reality TV show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 3), He came in fourth position.
Milind is an avid sportsman. He started swimming at age of 6 and he has been an international level swimmer. He started representing Maharashtra from the age of 10 at various age groups before going on to represent his state at senior level where he went on to hold the national swimming championship (senior men's) title for four consecutive years (1984-87) before giving up competitive swimming in 1988. Soman represented India in swimming in the inaugural South Asian Games (then known as South Asian Federation Games) in 1984 held at Kathmandu where he won a Silver medal. 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 17 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 Tuffs 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 dragged on for 14 years, after which the courts acquitted the accused.
|2017||Mukti||General Jacob||English||Short film|
|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|
|2010||Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End||Saladin||Swedish|
|2009||Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish||Hindi|
|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||Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah||Hindi|
|2003||Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula||Vikram Varma||Hindi||Also producer|
|2002||Pyar Ki Dhun||Rohit||Hindi|
|2000||Tarkieb||Captain Ajit Verma||Hindi|
|1995||A Mouthful of Sky||Akash Bhandarkar||English|
|1997–1998||Sea Hawks||Vikram Rajpoot||Hindi|
|1998–1999||Captain Vyom||Captain Vyom||Hindi|
|2006–2007||Ghost Bana Dost||—||Hindi||Producer|
|2010||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi||Contestant||Hindi|
|2012||MTV Rush||Himself||Hindi||Also producer|
|2017–2018||India's Next Top Model||Judge||English
|2019||MTV Supermodel of the Year||Judge||English
|2019-present||Four More Shots Please!||Dr. Aamir Warsi||English
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- "Model Milind Soman to play Salim in serial Noorjahan on DD1". Retrieved 24 June 2016.
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- "Supermodel of the Year 2019 Judges". Archived from the original on 25 December 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
- "Four More Shots Please! season 2 confirmed by Amazon Prime Video. Check out first pics". Hindustan Times. 3 June 2019.
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