Saif Ali Khan was born on August 16, 1970. He is the son of late legendary cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and yesteryear actress Sharmila Tagore. While everyone thought he would take after his father and pursue cricket, Saif was busy building Bollywood dreams. Since, he wasn't pressurized to choose a particular career path, the actor decide to gamble with movies.
In an interview with Times of India, Saif said, "My father used to say a lot of things about a lot of things. Thankfully, most of them have stayed with me. When I was younger I wanted to be a cricketer as well. I used to play cricket in Pataudi. We had a lovely childhood."