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Sohail Khan is an India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

n director, writer, producer and actor working in the Hindi cinema
Bollywood
Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai , Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centers producing...

. He is the younger brother of actors Salman Khan
Salman Khan
Salman Khan is an Indian film actor. He has starred in more than 80 Hindi films.Khan, who made his acting debut with a minor role in the drama Biwi Ho To Aisi with Rekha in a lead role, had his first commercial success with the blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya , for which he won a Filmfare Award for...

 and Arbaaz Khan. He produces films under his banner Sohail Khan Productions
Sohail Khan Productions
Sohail Khan Productions is an India motion picture production and distribution company, based in Mumbai. The company was founded in 2004 by actor Sohail Khan, younger brother of actor Salman Khan. The company has produced Eight films so far.- History :...

.

Early life


Khan was born in Mumbai
Mumbai
Mumbai , formerly known as Bombay in English, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million...

, Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Maharashtra is a state located in India. It is the second most populous after Uttar Pradesh and third largest state by area in India...

 to screenwriter Salim Khan
Salim Khan
Salim Khan is an Indian Scriptwriter and Actor. He wrote numerous screenplays for Bollywood films. He frequently collaborated with writer Javed Akhtar; the duo is credited as Salim-Javed.-Personal life:...

 and his wife Salma (maiden name Sushila Charak), his paternal grandfather came to India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

 from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

 and settled in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh , often called the Heart of India, is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal and Indore is the largest city....

 whereas his mother is originally from Jammu,Charak is a common last name in Jammu area.. while his stepmother is Bollywood actress, Helen
Helen (actress)
Helen Jairag Richardson is an Indian film actress and dancer of Anglo-Burmese descent, working in Hindi films. She is often cited as the most popular dancer of the item number in her time. She was the inspiration for four films and a book.-Early life and background:Helen was born in Burma on 21...

, who is famous for her dance and item numbers. His older brothers are actors Salman Khan
Salman Khan
Salman Khan is an Indian film actor. He has starred in more than 80 Hindi films.Khan, who made his acting debut with a minor role in the drama Biwi Ho To Aisi with Rekha in a lead role, had his first commercial success with the blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya , for which he won a Filmfare Award for...

 and Arbaaz Khan. His sister, Alvira Khan, is married to Bollywood actor Atul Agnihotri
Atul Agnihotri
Atul Agnihotri is a Hindi actor and director.-Career:Agnihorti's career stretches back to 1983 when he made a brief appearance as a child artist in Pasand Apni Apni. He started his film career as an adult in 1993 with Mahesh Bhatt's Sir...

, while his younger sister Arpita Khan collaborated with Sneha Ullal
Sneha Ullal
Sneha Ullal is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tollywood and Bollywood films. She is best known for her role in the Telugu film Ullasamga Utsahamga and Simha.-Personal life and education:...

 for his movie Lucky: No Time for Love
Lucky: No Time for Love
Lucky: No Time For Love is a 2005 Hindi-language film depicting the story of two lovers in war-torn Russia. The film stars Salman Khan and Sneha Ullal in the lead roles.- Synopsis :...

, which he produced with Sohail Khan Production.

Career


Khan started his career as a film producer
Film producer
A film producer oversees and delivers a film project to all relevant parties while preserving the integrity, voice and vision of the film. They will also often take on some financial risk by using their own money, especially during the pre-production period, before a film is fully financed.The...

 and director
Film director
A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

 making his directorial debut with the 1997 action thriller Auzaar
Auzaar
Auzaar is a 1997 Bollywood action thriller film directed by Sohail Khan and written by Anwar Khan. The film starred Salman Khan, Sanjay Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty. The film is based around two college friends who find themselves on the opposite side of the law when they reunite.-Synopsis:Yash Thakur ...

which starred his brother Salman and Sanjay Kapoor
Sanjay Kapoor
Sanjay Kapoor is a Bollywood actor and producer.Son of film producer, Surinder Kapoor, he is the younger brother of actor Anil Kapoor and producer Boney Kapoor and brother-in-law of actress Sridevi...

. He then directed both of his brothers Salman and Arbaaz in the hit film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya may refer to:* Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya * Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya...

(1998) and the less successful Hello Brother (1999) under his earlier banner G.S. Entertainment.

In 2002, he wrote, produced, directed and made his acting debut in Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya is a 2002 Bollywood film directed by and starring Sohail Khan who makes his acting debut along with another debuatant Sameera Reddy. The film also features Sanjay Dutt, Kabir Bedi and Dalip Tahil in supporting roles.-Synopsis:...

which performed poorly at the box office. He then appeared in a few more films, none of which sold well. He had his first hit with the film Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
The soundtrack consists of 7 original tracks and 4 remixes. It was extremely popular and was one of the best selling soundtrack albums of the year.-Tracklist:...

(2005) in which he co-starred with his brother Salman Khan.

Khan has also produced live stage shows in India and all over the world featuring various Indian film stars. His company also produced music videos and even made a foray into television with 'Chehre Pe Chehra' which was directed by Rishi Vohra.

He wrote the story, produced and acted in the multi-starrer Fight Club - Members Only
Fight Club - Members Only
Fight Club – Members Only is a 2006 Bollywood action film directed by Vicky Chopra and produced by Ravi Walia and Sohail Khan. The film starred Zayed Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sohail Khan, Dino Morea, Ritesh Deshmukh, Amrita Arora, Diya Mirza, Aashish Chaudhary...

(2006), which did not do well at the box office. His only 2007 release as an actor was the multi-starrer Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love. He then produced Partner which starred his brother Salman and Govinda
Govinda (actor)
Govinda is a Filmfare award-winning Indian actor and politician. He has appeared in over 120 Hindi language films. At the start of his career, his acting and dancing skills gained him widespread attention among film viewers. He later gained worldwide fame as a Bollywood icon through comedy films...

 in the lead roles and was a box office success. In 2008, he has appeared in Hello
Hello (film)
Hello is an 2008 Bollywood thriller film directed and produced by Atul Agnihotri, starring Sharman Joshi, Sohail Khan, Gul Panag, Isha Koppikar, Amrita Arora and Sharat Saxena in the lead roles. The film is based on Chetan Bhagat's novel, One Night @ the Call Center. It also had cameo roles from...

and Heroes
Heroes (2008 film)
Heroes is a 2008 Hindi film directed by Samir Karnik and starring Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Sohail Khan, Dino Morea and Vatsal Sheth. The film was written by Aseem Arora. Although initially set to be released on 6 June 2008, it was pushed to 24 October...

.

In 2010, he featured in Veer
Veer (film)
Veer is a 2010 Hindi film directed by Anil Sharma, and starring Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Sohail Khan, Jackie Shroff and Zarine Khan. The film, written by Salman Khan, set during the 1825 Pindari movement of Rajasthan, when India was ruled by the British.Veer was released on 22 January 2010...

with brother Salman, released on 22 January 2010.

Personal life


Khan is married to Seema Sachdev and they have two sons, Nirvaan.He also knows a Somali girl name Zubeida, she is (as he described) Very Pretty. We believe him and Yohan (born June 2011).

Actor

Year Title Role Other notes
1984 Hum Hain Lajawaab Child Artist
1985 Zabardast Child Artist
1986 Jumbish: A Movement - the Movie
1988 Ek Naya Rishta
2001 Gumnam Hai Koi Sanjay
Qatil Haseeno Ka
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya is a 2002 Bollywood film directed by and starring Sohail Khan who makes his acting debut along with another debuatant Sameera Reddy. The film also features Sanjay Dutt, Kabir Bedi and Dalip Tahil in supporting roles.-Synopsis:...

Ajay
2003 Darna Mana Hai
Darna Mana Hai
Darna Mana Hai is a Bollywood Anthology film, released on 25 July 2003. It was considered a unique and innovative attempt by producer Ram Gopal Varma and director Prawal Raman to provide Indian audiences with a horror film which consists of six different short stories...

Karan
Anubhav: An Experience Jaikishan 'Jackie'
2004 Lakeer - Forbidden Lines
Lakeer - Forbidden Lines
Lakeer - Forbidden Lines is a 2004 Bollywood film, directed by Ahmed Khan and starring Sunny Deol, John Abraham, Sunil Shetty and Sohail Khan. It was the biggest disaster of the year at the box office. -Plot:...

Karan Rana
I - Proud to Be an Indian I
Krishna Cottage
Krishna Cottage
Krishna Cottage is a 2004 Bollywood Horror film directed by the debuting Santram Varma. It was produced by the mother-daughter team of Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor, better known for producing Indian television soap operas, and starred Sohail Khan, Anita Hassanandani, and Ishaa Koppikar in the...

Manav/Amar Khanna
2005 Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
The soundtrack consists of 7 original tracks and 4 remixes. It was extremely popular and was one of the best selling soundtrack albums of the year.-Tracklist:...

Pyare Mohan
2006 Aryan Aryan Verma
Fight Club - Members Only
Fight Club - Members Only
Fight Club – Members Only is a 2006 Bollywood action film directed by Vicky Chopra and produced by Ravi Walia and Sohail Khan. The film starred Zayed Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sohail Khan, Dino Morea, Ritesh Deshmukh, Amrita Arora, Diya Mirza, Aashish Chaudhary...

 
Sameer
Family: Ties of Blood Special appearance
2007 Salaam-E-Ishq Ram Dayal
2008 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na is a 2008 Bollywood film, written and directed by Abbas Tyrewala. The film stars Imran Khan and Genelia D'Souza in pivotal roles...

Bhalu
God Tussi Great Ho
God Tussi Great Ho
God Tussi Great Ho is a 2008 Indian comedy film, written and directed by Rumi Jaffery and starring Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sohail Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in a special appearance. It was released on August 15, 2008...

Rakesh 'Rocky' Sharma
Heroes
Heroes (2008 film)
Heroes is a 2008 Hindi film directed by Samir Karnik and starring Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Sohail Khan, Dino Morea and Vatsal Sheth. The film was written by Aseem Arora. Although initially set to be released on 6 June 2008, it was pushed to 24 October...

Sameer 'Saand' Suri
Hello
Hello (film)
Hello is an 2008 Bollywood thriller film directed and produced by Atul Agnihotri, starring Sharman Joshi, Sohail Khan, Gul Panag, Isha Koppikar, Amrita Arora and Sharat Saxena in the lead roles. The film is based on Chetan Bhagat's novel, One Night @ the Call Center. It also had cameo roles from...

Varun 'Vroom'/Victor
2009 Team: The Force Raj
Kisaan Jiggar Singh
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Aakash
Do Knot Disturb
Do Knot Disturb
The soundtrack of the film is composed by Nadeem-Shravan while the lyrics are penned by Sameer....

Diesel
2010 Veer
Veer (film)
Veer is a 2010 Hindi film directed by Anil Sharma, and starring Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Sohail Khan, Jackie Shroff and Zarine Khan. The film, written by Salman Khan, set during the 1825 Pindari movement of Rajasthan, when India was ruled by the British.Veer was released on 22 January 2010...

Poonam 'Punya' Singh
Raakh Karan

Director

Year Title Other notes
1997 Auzaar
Auzaar
Auzaar is a 1997 Bollywood action thriller film directed by Sohail Khan and written by Anwar Khan. The film starred Salman Khan, Sanjay Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty. The film is based around two college friends who find themselves on the opposite side of the law when they reunite.-Synopsis:Yash Thakur ...

1998 Pyar Kiya To Darna Kiya
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998 film)
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya is a 1998 Indian Bollywood romantic comedy film. Written and directed by Sohail Khan, the film stars his real-life brothers Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan alongside Kajol and Dharmendra in pivotal roles.-Synopsis:...

Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Director
1999 Hello Brother
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya is a 2002 Bollywood film directed by and starring Sohail Khan who makes his acting debut along with another debuatant Sameera Reddy. The film also features Sanjay Dutt, Kabir Bedi and Dalip Tahil in supporting roles.-Synopsis:...

2012 Sher Khan

Producer

Year Title Other notes
1998 Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998 film)
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya is a 1998 Indian Bollywood romantic comedy film. Written and directed by Sohail Khan, the film stars his real-life brothers Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan alongside Kajol and Dharmendra in pivotal roles.-Synopsis:...

Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Movie
1999 Hello Brother
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya is a 2002 Bollywood film directed by and starring Sohail Khan who makes his acting debut along with another debuatant Sameera Reddy. The film also features Sanjay Dutt, Kabir Bedi and Dalip Tahil in supporting roles.-Synopsis:...

2004 I - Proud to Be an Indian
2005 Lucky: No Time for Love
Lucky: No Time for Love
Lucky: No Time For Love is a 2005 Hindi-language film depicting the story of two lovers in war-torn Russia. The film stars Salman Khan and Sneha Ullal in the lead roles.- Synopsis :...

Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
The soundtrack consists of 7 original tracks and 4 remixes. It was extremely popular and was one of the best selling soundtrack albums of the year.-Tracklist:...

2006 Fight Club - Members Only
Fight Club - Members Only
Fight Club – Members Only is a 2006 Bollywood action film directed by Vicky Chopra and produced by Ravi Walia and Sohail Khan. The film starred Zayed Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sohail Khan, Dino Morea, Ritesh Deshmukh, Amrita Arora, Diya Mirza, Aashish Chaudhary...

2007 Partner
2009 Kisaan
Main Aur Mrs Khanna
2011 Ready
Ready (2011 film)
Ready is a 2011 Indian comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee, starring Salman Khan and Asin in the lead roles. It also features Paresh Rawal, Arya Babbar and Mahesh Manjrekar in supporting roles, while Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Kangana Ranaut, Zarine Khan and Arbaaz Khan make cameo appearances...

2012 Sher Khan

Writer

  • Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
    Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
    Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya may refer to:* Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya * Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya...

    (1998)
  • Hello Brother (1999)
  • Fight Club - Members Only
    Fight Club - Members Only
    Fight Club – Members Only is a 2006 Bollywood action film directed by Vicky Chopra and produced by Ravi Walia and Sohail Khan. The film starred Zayed Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sohail Khan, Dino Morea, Ritesh Deshmukh, Amrita Arora, Diya Mirza, Aashish Chaudhary...

    (2006)
  • Kissan(2009)

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