Friday, April 5, 2013

Milind Soman

Milind Soman was born to a Chitpavan Brahmin family in Scotland and lived in England until the age of seven, then his family moved back to India. He was also a national-level swimmer for India and was then discovered as a model.

For many years, Milind had a relationship with co-model Madhu Sapre.
In July 2006, Soman married Mylene Jampanoi, his French co-star in the film Valley of Flowers at a tourist resort in Goa. They had met on the set of the film. The two divorced in 2009. Soman is seeing another actress now, Shahana Goswami, and they are together for more than 3 years now.

Soman was one of the earliest professional male models in India. His first significant work was to model in an advertising campaign for a clothing manufacturer. He quickly became one of the most successful models in the country.[citation needed] He rose to further fame while featuring in Alisha Chinai's superhit music video, Made in India (1995) which then made him a household name.
In the mid-1990s after his rapid modeling fame, he started out with the titular role in the Indian science fiction TV Series Captain Vyom. He then focused on films starting in 2000. Soman's films include 16 December, Pachaikili Muthucharam, Paiyaa, Agni Varsha and Asoka. In 2007 he appeared in Bhram, Say Salaam India and Bheja Fry. In 2009 he acted in Sachin Kundalkar’s Marathi film Gandha. He has also acted in a number of English language and other foreign films, including Valley of Flowers and The Flag. In the Swedish film Arn – The Knight Templar he portrayed Saladin, the revered 12th-century Kurdish leader of the Arabs and Muslims.

Soman was the producer of the Hindi film Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula (2003). He has also produced a children's television serial called Ghost Bana Dost.
In 2010, he participated as a contestant in the hit reality TV show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 3). He came in fourth position.

Soman recently starred in Jodi Breakers in 2012 which did not do well at the box-office.
On May 20, 2012 he became a Limca Record holder for running 1,500 km in 30 days for Greenathon, NDTV to spread environmental awareness.


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