Milind Soman

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Milind Soman
Milind Soman at the NDTV Marks for Sports event 12.jpg
Milind Soman at the NDTV Marks for Sports event, July 2012
Born (1965-11-04) November 4, 1965 (age 49)
Scotland, UK
Occupation Actor, model
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.

Personal life[edit]

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. He was a national-level swimmer for India and was then discovered as a model.[citation needed]

In July 2006, Soman married Mylene Jampanoi, his French co-star in the film Valley of Flowers at a tourist resort in Goa. They had met on the set of the film.[1]


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 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.

Soman was the producer of the Hindi film Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula (2003). He has also produced a children's television serial called Ghost Bana Dost.[2]

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 May 20, 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 Soman and his ex-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.[3] The case lasted for 14 years, after which the courts acquitted the accused.[4]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2015 Bajirao Mastani
2015 Nagrik Vikas Patil Marathi
2013 Samhita The King Marathi
2013 Alex Pandian Alvin Martin Tamil
2013 David Hindi
2012 Jodi Breakers Marc Hindi
2012 Agent Hamilton: But not if it concerns your daughter Abdul Rahman English
2011 Vithagan Tamil
2010 Nakshatra Hindi
2010 Paiyaa Baali Tamil
2009 Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish Hindi
2009 Gandha Sarang Marathi
2009 Satyameva Jeyathe Telugu
2009 Arn - Riket vid vägens slut Saladin Swedish
2008 Bhram Devendra Hindi
2007 Arn - Tempelriddaren Saladin Swedish
2007 Bheja Fry Anant Ghoshal Hindi
2007 Say Salaam India Harry Oberoi Hindi
2007 Pachaikili Muthucharam Lawrence Tamil
2006 Valley of Flowers Jalan Hindi/Japanese
2005 Bhagmati (film) Prince Quli Qutb Shah
2005 Jurm Rohit Hindi
2004 Surya Surya Hindi
2003 Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula Vikram Varma Hindi Also co-producer
2002 Agni Varsha Arvasu Hindi
2002 16 December Vikram Hindi
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


  1. ^ "Milind Soman marries French co-star Mylene Jampanoi". ApunKaChoice.Com. 18 Jul 2006. Retrieved 28 Dec 2011. 
  2. ^ "Milind Soman to produce TV series for children". ApunKaChoice.Com. 18 Jul 2006. Retrieved 28 Dec 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tuff shoes case: Madhu, Milind plead not guilty". The Times Of India. 29 Oct 2004. Retrieved 28 Dec 2011. 
  4. ^ "It’s a big relief: Milind Soman". The Times of India. 1 Dec 2009. Retrieved 28 Dec 2011.

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