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Daily Horoscope Tuesday, August 16

Aries  March 21-April 19 You may feel restricted in some way today--never fear, this is short term. Perhaps this is not the time to try to solve any serious problems or make important decisions. It could be hard to think. This certainly makes problem solving somewhat complex. It could be important for you to get the counsel of a trusted friend--someone who can advise you as to the right choices. Whether you happen to like them or not, once you have determined the right route, you should take it. A social occasion this evening will find you at your most elegant. Everything works together and you may find yourself expressive and holding the attention of others. You may feel more personal and direct and find that you are more confident than before.

Virgo  August 23-September 22 There is a yearning to broaden your horizons now. You have a wish that could be granted soon! Everything may be pouring in at once--and it's all good news. Your career direction gets some encouragement and life's problems should find easy solutions. Someone in authority thinks you will fit in nicely in a new job identity--which means more money! Your life takes on a kind of mystical quality at the emotional and instinctive levels now. Dreams and illusions, forgiveness and understanding human frailties arouse deep feelings. The feeling for today is that anything is possible. One of your most creative times ever begins now. Write, paint or dance and enjoy the release of stress. Why not plan a candlelit dinner with your loved one this evening?

Taurus  April 20-May 20 You are driven when it comes to fulfilling your ambitions and carving out a career. No lack of energy or drive here--nothing can stand in your way. Everything is poured into making the right moves, the correct decisions. You are outgoing, enthusiastic and always diplomatic--everybody's favorite. You have a natural instinct for making the correct move at the right time. Some public career seems inevitable. The good life and all that is fine and luxurious may be what you value just now. You could enjoy making your own way and finding solutions to whatever problems you have. Team sports or fitness classes will add a bit of vitality to your energies. Now is the time to join an exercise group or team sports activity. Tonight is a good time to visit a friend.

Gemini  May 21-June 21 This Tuesday could be an action-filled day when time seems to be moving too slow. This kind of intensity points to an ability to perform successfully in the workplace. You will have opportunities to add your own personal touch to the work you do today. You would love a career that is creative and expressive. Always dramatic, you are a born entertainer and salesperson--warm, sometimes loud and gregarious. Proud, you have an inner need to express feelings and emotions to others. You can be self-centered and are driven to leadership positions by a sense of your own inner worth. Let yourself dream this afternoon. Let your imagination loose; perhaps you can return to your work on some invention or enjoy a good book or movie.

Cancer  June 22-July 22 This is a good time to listen and accumulate your thoughts in order to form an opinion of some very important work-related situation. An important relationship, perhaps an older person or someone in authority, may come into focus today. There could be some tension or sense of opposition requiring compromise or negotiation on your part. There is an opportunity for understanding and even growth. You are independent, confident and more than likely a little self-centered. You radiate energy and information and have to just accept the fact that people like to feel your warmth. One of the reasons you have so many friends is the unconditional love that friends so often offer--you will enjoy the company of your friends tonight.

Leo  July 23-August 22 You may find yourself wanting to stop and review the numbers or facts of some subject today in order to have a correct report or some research backing up a particular report; timing is everything. Some disagreements are to be expected when you are in a debate or a round-table-discussion but you will be ready to back up your ideas or summations with quotes, research, etc. Take your time in making any final decisions today--work with the truth, not the emotions. Yours is a passionate life. Intense feelings and strong attachments make for interesting times. You are fiercely loyal, if not sometimes possessive; careful. You have a sense for power, wealth and passion. You are steadfast, practical and loyal in the workplace as well as in the home place.

Libra  September 23-October 23 You have a clear-minded insight into your own plans and methods today. This is a very good time to communicate your goals and put them into words. Presentations are positive and working partners want to help follow through with any business plans. Independence, as well as anything unusual or different, is valued now. This is a great time to work in teams or to consult. You may be the one chosen for a particular job. Your management and directional abilities are in high focus. Lovely words and a flair for description help you to express yourself in original, but excellent ways. You display an inner sense of warmth and goodness and you have the ability to express this as well. Others find you kind, easy to be with and harmonious.

Scorpio  October 24-November 21 This may be a challenging day, but only to the extent that you do not express or assert yourself. You will prosper by pursuing your ideals and most deep-seated dreams of how life could be. Don't be afraid to project that image--make those dreams real. Ideas of group cooperation and gatherings could further your career. Your life takes on a kind of mystical quality at the emotional and instinctive levels now. Dreams and illusions, forgiveness and understanding human frailties are the things that arouse deep feelings. The past and the future blend together and the barriers between people dissolve--there is the key to the greater spiritual sensitivity you feel now. You can really get your thoughts and ideas across to others.

Sagittarius  November 22-December 21 You love to communicate and discuss ideas with other people. Your ideas are fair and impartial, especially when it comes to other people--the social scene. You are at your mental best when you are communicating with others this Tuesday. Your professional life gets a boost at this time. Luck is with you all day long; reach for the stars. During the noon break a co-worker comes to your attention and between the two of you a newsletter creation can began. You both have a lot to say and can entertain or help or share helpful information with other co-workers. Consider this or some other way to help improve working conditions . . . you have the good ideas. This evening at home you talk about this creative idea. A great trip is in the forecast.

Capricorn  December 22-January 19 This is a very lucky day for making plans or decisions and finding your way through just about any problem you may discover. You feel successful and able to solve problems. Good advice from a guide or older person may be expected. Insights into your deeper, more spiritual nature are available to you during this time. You may be able to discover whole new areas of your psyche or mind that have been closed before now. You will have good fortune on all you do to create a happier atmosphere around you at this time. If you like to expand or extend your home and family in some way, this could be the time to do it. Look for the home of your dreams in the outskirts of town. If you do not find a home, you might find some land upon which to build.

Aquarius  January 20-February 18 You will find new ways to serve others this Tuesday. You have brilliant insights into diet, health, ecology and conservation. You are interested in new and different life styles and ways to make a living. You are economy personified, always able to salvage and redeem anything. You may try to persuade others of ways that will help you save money. Being able to go without new toys or extra accessories may not be something that is agreeable. Stand strong in your good habits and have patience; with time they will understand. You have an enchanting way of working and communicating with music--music and the arts inspire you. This evening may bring opportunities to enjoy some form of expression of music or art. Romance is possible.

Pisces  February 19-March 20 Your career always seems to get the support you need and this is one area of life that runs smoothly. You seem to understand what the public wants and mass marketing is a natural for you. You have a flair for description--the artistic in all its many forms--and there is an inner sense of warmth and goodness with the ability to express this. Patience on some personal project is very important just now. There is a lot going on behind the scene to make this project work. You have a very clear vision into what you want. Now it is time to consider the timing. With your problem-solving abilities, you are able to help dissolve any barriers between friends today. This may happen through some psychic insight you feel. Keep notes on your dreams.

Indian Actor Saif Ali Khan 1970

Saif Ali Khan (Hindi: सैफ अली खान, pronounced ; born 16 August 1970) is an Indian actor in Bollywood films. He is the son of the Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and the actress Sharmila Tagore. He has two sisters; Saba Ali Khan and actress Soha Ali Khan. He is the heir apparent to both royal houses of Bhopal and Pataudi.

Khan made his debut in 1992 with Parampara. He had his first major success with the 1994 films Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Yeh Dillagi. After going through several years of decline in the 1990s, he rose into prominence with his performance in Dil Chahta Hai (2001), which marked his professional turning point. His performance in Nikhil Advani's Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) won him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, and he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Hum Tum (2004). He then had commercial success with films like Salaam Namaste (2005), Race (2008) and Love Aaj Kal (2009), and starred in critically acclaimed projects such as Parineeta (2005) and Omkara (2006). These successes put him among the most successful actors in the industry. In 2009, Khan branched out into film production with his company Illuminati Films.

Early life

Saif Ali Khan has Muslim Pashtun ancestry through Nawabs of Pataudi lineage from his father's side and Hindu Bengali Tagore ancestry from his mother's side. His paternal grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, was the Nawab of Pataudi as well as an accomplished cricketer who played for England and then for India as the captain of the team. His paternal grandmother was Sajida Sultan, Begum of Bhopal and his great-uncle was Pakistani general Nawabzada Sher Ali Khan Pataudi. His father is Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the eighth Nawab of Pataudi and a former captain of the Indian cricket team.

Khan has two sisters Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan. Khan's mother is Sharmila Tagore, a Bengali Indian film actress and a member of Bengal's Tagore family. She is also the head of the Indian film censorship board and the grand-niece of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore converted to Islam from Hinduism after her marriage to Khan's father, and changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana. Khan spent his childhood in a Muslim atmosphere, reading the Quran, with his grandmother being the centre of his religious education. Khan says that "Religion played a major role in my upbringing." Khan also states that his family is "cool or rather massively open–minded about religious matters." For example, he acknowledges that his daughter is born into a Muslim family, however he states that he will not decide her religion for her.

Initially Khan studied at the Lawrence School Sanawar and later attended Lockers Park School in Hertfordshire. He followed in his father's footsteps by attending Winchester College, an independent school for boys in the UK. Khan can speak his native languages of Hindi and Bengali fluently, as well as English.


In 1993, he won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for Aashiq Awara. His breakthrough role came in 1994 with Yeh Dillagi starring opposite Kajol and Akshay Kumar which was his first major hit. Khan went on to star in many films but they failed at the box office. He only had success with multi-starrer hits like Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Imtihaan (1995), Kachche Dhaage (1999) and Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999). After some box office failures he had a hit with the film Kya Kehna (2000).

His acting career, more or less, went through a relative slump until 2001, when he was cast in Farhan Akhtar's contemporary drama Dil Chahta Hai. He received much acclaim for his role as Sameer with critic Taran Adarsh calling it his career-best performance. The success of this film firmly established Saif as one of the industry's most bankable stars.

He has since had many box office successes, starting with Nikhil Advani's drama Kal Ho Na Ho (2003), co-starring alongside Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta. The film, set in New York, starred Saif as Rohit, Zinta's best friend, who later realises that he loves her. The film was the second top-grossing film of the year, and Khan's performance was praised by critics. He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, as well as other awards in that category in other award ceremonies. Khan followed it with the leading role in Kunal Kohli's romantic comedy Hum Tum (2004), his first collaboration with Yash Raj Films. The film follows the encounters of the two main characters until they, after several years and various meetings, become friends and finally fall in love. Khan played the role of Karan Kapoor, a young cartoonist and womaniser whose relationship with Rhea Prakash, played by Rani Mukerji, changes his perception of women and life. Khan's performance was applauded by both critics and audiences. He won the Best Comedian award at the Filmfare, and was conferred the coveted National Film Award for Best Actor in 2005. Khan's next project with the Yash Raj Films production, Salaam Namaste (2005), became India's top-grossing film in the overseas market. The film, which was the first Indian film to be entirely shot in Australia, starred Khan and Preity Zinta as a contemporary cohabiting Indian couple. He was also noted for his performance in a negative role in Ram Gopal Verma's Ek Hasina Thi (2004) and for his role of Shekhar Rai in Pradeep Sarkar's Parineeta (2005), an adaptation of the 1914 Bengali novella, Parineeta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.

In 2006 Khan played the protagonist in the English-language art film, Being Cyrus. His role as Cyrus got him positive reviews. In that same year, he went on to receive major acclaim for his portrayal of Iago in the Indian adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello, Omkara. Rediff.com stated, "Omkara marks Saif's emergence into the very forefront of his acting peers, and we gleefully applaud". Variety film critic Derek Elley called his performance "powerhouse" and further wrote, "It's Khan's movie through and through, in a performance of rugged, contained malevolence which trades on his previous screen persona as a likable best friend as well as his stint as the manipulative outsider in 'Being Cyrus'. It's smart casting, superbly realized." For his work, Khan earned the awards for Best Actor in a negative role at the Star Screen, Filmfare, Zee Cine and IIFA Awards.

Khan next acted in Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007), co-starring alongside his mother for the second time since Aashiq Awara (1993). The film was India's official entry to the Oscars, and Khan's performance as Harshwardhan was appreciated by critics. Taran Adarsh commented, "watching him emote with amazing precision makes you realise the giant strides he has taken as an actor". He next appeared alongside Rani Mukerji in the family drama, Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007). Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film went on to become a box office success.

In 2008, Khan first starred in the Abbas-Mustan thriller Race, which went on to do well at the box office. This was followed by two projects produced by Yash Raj Films, Tashan and Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, both of which were not successful.

In 2009, Khan produced and starred in Love Aaj Kal. The film, directed by Imtiaz Ali, was a critical and commercial success. He then starred in the thriller Kurbaan along with Kareena Kapoor in which he played a terrorist. The following year, Khan was awarded the Padma Shri, which is the fourth highest civilian award given by the Government of India

Khan turned producer when he setup his production company called Illuminati Films in 2009. His first film, Love Aaj Kal was directed by Imtiaz Ali and featured Deepika Padukone opposite him. Upon release, the film was critically and commercially successful. Khan's second film production, Agent Vinod, will be directed by Sriram Raghavan.

Personal life

Khan with Kareena Kapoor at the 53rd Annual Filmfare Awards (2008).

Khan married actress Amrita Singh in October 1991. After thirteen years of marriage and two children (son Ibrahim Ali Khan and daughter Sara Ali Khan), the couple divorced in 2004. His children live with their mother. Khan is currently dating actress Kareena Kapoor.

In 1998, Khan was charged with poaching two blackbucks in Kankani during the filming of Hum Saath Saath Hain along with co-stars Salman Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. The charges were dropped soon after Khan was acquitted.

On 18 February 2007, Khan was hospitalised at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai due to experiencing chest pain while rehearsing for his performance at the Stardust Awards, to be held that night. After hospitalization, he stated he would quit smoking.

In October 2009 Khan publicly spoke of his relationship with Kareena Kapoor and the prospect of marriage stating, that in his opinion people said that marriage does not affect one's career but in fact it does and that today the whole definition of marriage has changed. He said, that he and Kareena were so well connected, so close that marriage is just a stamp of validation for the society.


In 2005, along with other Bollywood stars, Khan performed at the HELP! Telethon Concert to help raise money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

Khan took part in two major world tours. He was part of a troupe that included Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal and Priyanka Chopra, which went on the Temptations 2004 world tour.

In 2006, Khan toured again, participating and performing in Heat 2006 concert around the world, along with Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen and Celina Jaitley.

In 2006, Khan appeared along with various other Bollywood actors at the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, as part of a performance showcasing Indian culture along with Rani Mukerji, and Aishwarya Rai on behalf of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Delhi.

Awards and nomination


Year Film Role Notes
1992 Parampara Pratap Singh
1993 Aashiq Awara Jimmy/Rakesh Rajpal Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
Pehchaan Karan Verma
1994 Imtihaan Vicky
Yeh Dillagi Vikram 'Vicky' Saigal
Main Khiladi Tu Anari Deepak Kumar Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Yaar Gaddar Jai Verma
Aao Pyaar Karen Raja
1995 Surakshaa Amar/Prince Vijay
1996 Ek Tha Raja Sunny
Bambai Ka Babu Vikram (Vicky)
Tu Chor Main Sipahi Raja/King
Dil Tera Diwana Ravi Kumar
1997 Hamesha Raja/Raju
Udaan Raja
1998 Keemat: They Are Back Ajay
Humse Badhkar Kaun Sunny
1999 Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan Raju Tarachand
Kachche Dhaage Dhananjay "Jai" Pandit Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Aarzoo Amar
Biwi No.1 Deepak
Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United Vinod
2000 Kya Kehna Rahul Modi
2001 Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega Rahul Kapoor
Dil Chahta Hai Sameer Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein Rajiv "Sam" Saamra
2002 Na Tum Jaano Na Hum Akshay
2003 Darna Mana Hai Anil Manchandani
Kal Ho Naa Ho Rohit Patel Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Filmfare Award for Motorola "Moto Look of the Year"
LOC Kargil Capt. Anuj Nayyar
2004 Ek Hasina Thi Karan Singh Rathod
Hum Tum Karan Kapoor National Film Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
2005 Parineeta Shekhar Ray Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Salaam Namaste Nikhil "Nick" Arora
2006 Being Cyrus Cyrus Mistry English film
Omkara Ishwar "Langda" Tyagi Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
2007 Eklavya: The Royal Guard Harshwardhan
Nehlle Pe Dehlla Jimmy
Ta Ra Rum Pum Rajveer Singh (RV)
Om Shanti Om Himself Special appearance in song Deewangi Deewangi
2008 Race Ranvir "Ronnie" Singh
Tashan Jimmy Cliff
Woodstock Villa Himself Special appearance
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic Ranbeer Talwar
Roadside Romeo Romeo Voice
2009 Sanam Teri Kasam Vijay Verma
Love Aaj Kal Jai Vardhan Singh/
Young Veer Singh
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Kurbaan Ehsaan Khan/Khalid
2011 Aarakshan Deepak Kumar Filming
Agent Vinod Agent Vinod Filming
2012 Cocktail


  • Love Aaj Kal (2009)
  • Agent Vinod (2011)