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) 4 November 1965 (age 50)
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. 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.[1] He was a national-level swimmer for India and was then discovered as a model.[2]

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. They divorced in 2009 later. [3]


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.

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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] The case lasted for 14 years, after which the courts acquitted the accused.[7]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2015 Bajirao Mastani Ambaji Pant Hindi
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 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



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