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Saif Ali Khan is one of the most admired actors in Bollywood. Son of veteran actress, Sharmila Tagore and Indian cricketer, Masoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Saif is known for portraying unconventional roles on-screen. The actor had made his Bollywood debut in 1993 with the film, Parampara, which tanked at the box office. After a series of flops, Saif had featured in Farhan Akhtar's directorial venture, Dil Chahta Hai, in which his character, ‘Sameer Mulchandani’ garnered him a lot of limelight.
On the personal front, Saif Ali Khan had got married to popular actress, Amrita Singh in 1991. The couple embraced parenthood with the arrival of their kids, Sara Ali Khan (1995) and Ibrahim Ali Khan (2001). After 13 years of marital bliss, in 2004, Saif and Amrita had decided to part ways. In 2012, Saif got married to actress, Kareena Kapoor and the duo is doting parents to two kids, Taimur Ali Khan and Jehangir Ali Khan.
On August 16, 2022, Saif Ali Khan turned 52, and on the special occasion, his begum, Kareena Kapoor Khan took to her IG handle and posted two goofy pictures of him. Along with the pictures, Kareena penned a heart-melting wish for her jaan, Saifu, which can be read as:
"Happy Birthday to the Best Man in the world. You make this Crazy ride Crazier and god I wouldn’t want it any other way..These pictures are proof . I Love you my Jaan and I have to say your Pout is way better than mine… What say guys? #BirthdayBoy #MySaifu."
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Kareena had revealed an interesting and unknown fact about her love story with Saif. Kareena had revealed that every time Saif had proposed to her, she had said, ‘I don’t know’. She further revealed that he had told her that they should get married in Greece as well as in Ladakh, and in both times, her answer was the same. She had stated it was not a ‘no’ but the fact that she doesn’t know him that well to say 'yes'. Kareena had further admitted that marrying Saif was the best decision of her life.
In many interviews, Saif’s mother, Sharmila Tagore had talked about how he was always a rule breaker. In a throwback interview with Firstpost, Sharmila got candid and talked about his childhood days. During the conversation, the actress had mentioned that Saif was a ‘spontaneous’ child. She could be quoted as saying:
"I thought he was a very beautiful baby, he was a beautiful boy too, very cuddly. But right from the beginning, he had a mind of his very own. He was not an easy child. He broke every rule of the game. And that was a trait that stayed with him. He was a challenge. He was extremely bright, very intelligent, it did not take him any time to get bored. He was impulsive, spontaneous, could grasp a situation at once. I was very busy those days, through his early years. From 1 to 6 years, I was doing double shifts, could barely take him to school and back.”
Happiest birthday, Saif!