Sara Ali Khan is a Bollywood actress who works in the Hindi film industry. She started off her career in 2018, making her debut with the Abhishek Kapoor-directed inter-faith romance Kedarnath opposite actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The actress is no stranger to being in the spotlight having starred in an advertisement when she was just four years old. Growing up was different however, as during her teenage years she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, an ailment that caused her to gain weight and for which she had to undergo strict daily workouts.
Sara was born on August 12, 1995 in Mumbai and she is a member of the Pataudi family. She is the daughter of actors Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan, and the paternal granddaughter of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore, and maternal granddaughter of Rukhsana Sultana and Shivinder Singh Virk. She has a younger brother, Ibrahim Ali Khan and a half-brother, Taimur Ali Khan.
Her parents divorced when she was nine, and her mother Amrita was granted legal custody of both her and her brother. Sara is predominantly of Bengali and Pathan descent on her father's side, and of Punjabi descent on her mother's side.
Sara studied history and political science at Columbia University in New York, and in 2016 completed her graduation within three years. She took off the remaining one-and-a-half years for weight training, following which she returned to India.
Sara, who has proven to be quite adept as an actor, is said to have been, according to her father Saif, inspired by actress Aishwarya Rai to pursue a career in film after she saw her perform on stage at Chicago. Another person who has inspired the young star is her step-mother Kareena Kapoor, who she admires for her professionalism.
The actress started off her acting career with a bang, first with the movie Kedarnath and then Rohit Shetty's action film Simmba. Both movies were a commercial success with the former earning her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. In Simmba, she had starred opposite actor Ranveer Singh.
In Kedarnath, Sara played a Hindu girl who falls in love with a Muslim porter played by Sushant. She is said to have improved her knowledge of the Hindi vocabulary with his help.
Sara next committed to star alongside Kartik Aaryan in an untitled romantic drama of Imtiaz Ali, and alongside Varun Dhawan in the comedy film Coolie No. 1, an adaptation of David Dhawan's 1995 film of the same name.
Sara did land in a bit of a controversy when she began shooting for Simmba while filming of Kedarnath was temporarily suspended. Abhishek Kapoor sued her for it, but they later settled out of court when she agreed to split her time between both films.
Sara Ali Khan does not seem to have a Facebook or Twitter account, but she does have an Instagram account - @saraalikhan95 - on which she posts updates of her life.