Cricketer Shubman Gill has finally responded to the numerous rumours and reports that he is dating actor Sara Ali Khan. 

Shubman Gill appears as a guest in a promo for the upcoming episode of Sonam Bajwa’s popular Punjabi chat show Dil Diyan Gallan season 2. Sonam asked him to name the fittest female actor in Bollywood in the video. Shubman immediately responds, “Sara!”

Later in the episode, the host directly asks him, “Are you dating Sara?” To this, Shubman responds, “Maybe.” Sonam laughs and asks in Punjabi, “Sara da sara sach bolo please,” to which Shubman responds, “Sara da sara sach bol reyaan.” 

Who is Sara Ali Khan?

One of the many star kids in B-Town, Sara has come to the fore in recent years. Daughter to Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, the 26-year-old has already made appearances in several films, including Kedarnath, Simmba, Coolie No. 1 and Atrangi Re. Keeping all of these into consideration, let’s find out who she is.

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Born on August 12, 1995 to Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh in Mumbai, Sara is also the granddaughter of former Indian cricket team captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. She studied history and political science at Columbia University in New York, before she returned to India to pursue a career in Bollywood.

Sara’s earliest exposure to films was at the age of four, when she acted in an advertisement. Her father, Saif Ali Khan, later revealed that Aishwarya Rai was her inspiration behind deciding to pursue a career in films.

She made her Bollywood debut in 2018 in Kedarnath, directed by Abhishek Kapoor. Sara portrayed the role of a Hindu girl, who fell in love with a Muslim porter, played by Sushant Singh Rajput. The film was a hit at the box office, and Sara received the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female.

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She has since then gone on to work in five films — Simmba, Love Aaj Kal, Coolie No. 1, Atrangi Re, an untitled film by Laxman Utekar starring Vicky Kaushal and is presently filming Gaslight. The actress has been nominated for four awards till date, winning three of them.

She was featured in the 66th spot of Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list in 2019 and endorses Fanta, Puma and Veet among other brands.