Saif's Rise to Stardom

Saif Ali Khan is at the top of his game as actor and also producer. The star’s journey may seem to be at its zenith, but trust us when we say that things haven’t always been that hunky-dory for this hunk.

With his beginnings in films like Humesha and Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Saif wasn’t your favourite hero. His roles were indecisive, and often severely criticised. It’s his breakthrough in Yeh Dillagi- the movie with the Ole Ole song- that brought him to the notice of filmmakers as an actor. However, the era-defining movie Dil Chahta Hai - 2001, finally brought Saif’s potential to the audience. He played Samir- the hopeless romantic of the famous trio of friends. His act as Rohit Patel in Kal Ho Na Ho and Salaam Namaste was just as hilarious and impressive, shedding new light on the metrosexual look. His prowess as a performer of many talents hasn’t stopped since.

Parineeta brought the Nawabi side out in the open as Saif played the Bengali brat. Saif, who till then had been the typical, rich city slicker, blew away the minds of viewers all over by playing the character of 'Langda Tyaagi’ in Omkara. Langda Tyaagi onwards, Saif has showed off his skill by playing different characters. Though most often spotted often in movies that have him playing urban, cheerful characters, Aarakshan of 2010 saw him play a Dalit teacher. The movie’s bad collections apart, his role was well-appreciated.

Though not among the top 3 Khans of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan is a strong contender in the superstar race!