Milind Soman is an Indian model, actor and film producer. Milind started his career in modeling and was a supermodel in 90’s. He has acted in many Bollywood films.
Early Life & Background
Milind was born on 4th November 1965 in a Brahmin family in Scotland. He lived in England until the age of seven and with his family he moved back to India. Before becoming model, he was a national-level swimmer of India.
First assignment/ First major break
Milind’s first significant work was to model in an advertising campaign for a clothing manufacturer, however, he got a major break in Alisha Chinai’s music video ‘Made in India’ in 1995.
Journey in Bollywood or other filmy industry
Milind entered the industry by becoming a model. He was one of the earliest professional male models in India. He quickly became one of the most successful models in the country. Then, Milind got his major break in Alisha Chinai’s superhit music video ‘Made in India’ in 1995, where by flaunting his muscular body he became the heartthrob of girls.
In the mid-1990s, after his rapid modeling fame, he acted in few Hindi serials like ‘Sea Hawks’, ‘A Mouthful Sky’ and a Indian Science fiction TV Series ‘Captain Vyom’.
After the success in modeling, Milind shifted his focus on films. Milind acted in many Bollywood films in a lead role, example, in ‘16 December’, ‘Agni Varsha’ and ‘Rules- Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula’. In 2007, he appeared in ’Bhram’, ‘Say Salaam India’ and Bheja Fry.
Milind has also done few south Indian movies like ‘Pachaikili Muthucharam’, ‘Satyameva Jeyathe’, ‘Paiyaa’, ‘Vithagan’ and ‘Alex Pandian’.
He has also acted in a Swedish film ‘Arn- The Knight Templar’ in 2007, and then in its sequel ‘Arn-The Kingdom at Road’s End’ in 2008. Along with Swedish he has also acted in English movies ‘Valley of Flowers’ and ‘The Flag’.
Till date Milind had only acted in one Marathi movie which is ‘Gandha’ along with Amruta Subhash, Sonali Kulkarni, Girish Kulkarni and Neena Kulkarni.
Milind has produced a children’s television serial called ‘Ghost Bana Dost’. In 2010, he participated in the reality show ‘Fear Factor: Khatron zKe Khiladi’ as a contestant and landed in the fourth position.
Another events or social activities information
On 20th May, 2012 he became a Limca Record holder for running 1,500 km in 30 days for Greenathon, NDTV to spread environmental awareness.
Milind was in a relationship with model and ex-Miss India Madhu Sapre. However, they broke up later on. In July 2006, Milind married Mylene Jampanio, his French co-star from the film ‘Valley of Flowers’ in Goa, but unfortunately the two divorced in 2009.
Milind was then seeing Bollywood actress Shahana Goswami. They were together in a relationship for more than 3 years, however, the couple broke up in early 2013.
Name of films
|TarkiebPyaar Ki Dhun
Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula
Valley of Flowers
Say Salaam India
Bharam: An Illusion
Arn: Riket Vid Vagens Slut
Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish
|Captain Ajit VermaRohit
Prince Quli Qutb Shah
Name of serials
As a Producer:
‘Dost Bana Ghost’ on Star One (Serial)
‘Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula (Co-Producer, Movie)
As an Actor:
‘Captain Vyom’ as Captain Vyom on DD National
‘A Mouthful of Sky’ as Akash Bhandarkar on Doordarshan
‘Sea Hawks’ on Doordarshan
‘MTV Rush’ as a Guest on MTV