Sara Ali Khan
|Sara Ali Khan|
Khan promoting Kedarnath at an event in 2018
|Born||12 August 1995|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Parent(s)||Saif Ali Khan|
|Relatives||See Pataudi family|
Sara Ali Khan (pronounced [saːɾaː əˈli ˈxaːn]; born 12 August 1995) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. Born to actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh in Geneva, Switzerland, she is a member of the Pataudi family, and the granddaughter of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore. Khan made her first screen appearance in the 2018 film Kedarnath, which co-starred Sushant Singh Rajput. She is also slated to appear in the Rohit Shetty-directed action comedy Simmba (2018), opposite Ranveer Singh.
Life and career
Sara Ali Khan was born on 12 August 1995 in Geneva, Switzerland, to Saif Ali Khan, son of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore, and Amrita Singh; both are actors of the Hindi film industry. She is a part of the Pataudi family, and by extension, related to all members of the family. Her brother, Ibrahim Ali Khan, worked as a child actor in Tashan (2008). Her two year-old half-brother, Taimur Ali Khan, is Saif's son from his second marriage to Kareena Kapoor. In 2016, Khan graduated from the Columbia University in New York. She also holds a degree from the London School of Economics. She is of predominantly Bengali and Pathan descent on her father's side, and of Punjabi descent on her mother's side.
When Khan was a four year-old, she first acted in an advertisement. According to Saif, the actress Aishwarya Rai proved to be her inspiration for pursuing a career in film; Khan had accompanied him on a world tour to Chicago where Rai performed, and had said, "This is what I want to do". In 2004, when Khan was nine, her parents divorced, and since then, she lives with her mother and brother. Saif was initially not allowed to see Khan and her brother. They have since reconciled, and, according to Saif, "are more like friends [than father and daughter]". Khan also shares a healthy relationship with Kapoor, her step-mother; she stated in 2018, "I would like to imbibe her professionalism in me". As a teenager, Khan struggled with her weight, and had to undergo daily workouts under a strict schedule to get fit. She was also diagnosed as having Polycystic ovary syndrome, which she ascribes as a cause for her weight gain.
Khan's debut came in 2018 with the Abhishek Kapoor-directed inter-faith romance Kedarnath, in which she played a Hindu girl who falls in love with a Muslim porter played by Sushant Singh Rajput. In preparation for her role, Khan improved her knowledge of Hindi vocabulary with help from Rajput. In February 2018, a dispute between Kapoor and KriArj Entertainment, the producers, led to the latter losing the film's rights to RSVP Movies, who produced it alongside Kapoor's Guy in the Sky Pictures. In November 2018, priests of Kedarnath Temple demanded the film's boycott as they believed it promoted Love Jihad. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Ajendra Ajay from Dehradun, wrote to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), also urging a ban.
Khan will next appear in Rohit Shetty's directorial Simmba, alongside Ranveer Singh. A remake of the Telugu-language film Temper (2015), it is co-produced by Shetty and Karan Johar under the Dharma Productions banner.
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