Happy Birthday, Saif Ali Khan: Omkara To Parineeta, 5 Films To Celebrate Him

Saif Ali Khan celebrates his 52nd birthday today (August 16)

Happy Birthday, Saif Ali Khan: Omkara To Parineeta, 5 Films To Celebrate Him

A still from Parineeta trailer. (courtesy: Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films)

Happy birthday, Saif Ali Khan. The actor, who is known for his versatile roles, turns 52 today (August 16) and wishes are pouring in from all quarters. Born to illustrious parents, actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan has always been the cynosure of all eyes. Over the years, the actor has made a mark for himself as an artist who can play anything from a suave businessman to a menacing rogue with equal panache. Saif Ali Khan was also one of the first big Bollywood stars to make a seamless transition to the OTT world with the critically acclaimed and hugely popular web series, Sacred Games. 

Now, on his birthday, we are looking at 5 performances of Saif Ali Khan that will leave you asking for more.

1. Omkara

Vishal Bhardwaj's retelling of Shakespeare's Othello presented Saif Ali Khan with the role of a lifetime. As Ishwar "Langda" Tyagi, Saif Ali Khan channels Iago's cunning and treachery with an ease that is impressive and discomforting at once. 

2.  Dil Chahta Hai

This iconic movie needs no introduction and as Sameer, Saif Ali Khan adds the necessary charm and laughter to the coming-of-age classic. And, don't miss Saif and Sonali Kulkarni's adorable chemistry in Woh Ladki Hai Kahan.

3. Parineeta

Parineeta, Pradeep Sarkar's adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1914 Bengali novel of the same name, features Saif Ali Khan as Shekhar Roy. As Shekhar, a man caught between feelings of intense love and all-consuming jealousy, Saif Ali Khan is a treat to watch.

4. Hum Tum

Hum Tum, the film that won the actor a National Award for Best Actor, is a fun romantic comedy that features Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan at their best. 

5.  Kal Ho Naa Ho 

Kal Ho Naa Ho may be Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta's film but Saif Ali Khan makes a mark as the extremely charming and lovable Rohit Patel, who is in love with his best friend Naina.

Saif Ali Khan is married to actress Kareena Kapoor. On the work front, the actor will soon be seen in Vikram Vedha with Hrithik Roshan.