Milind Soman, one of the most famous faces of the Indian fashion industry, is celebrating the age of 57.i.e birthday today The supermodel, who is also a well-known face in the film industry, has attracted attention with her unique film choices and exceptional performances. Milind Soman is also a great inspiration for fitness enthusiasts. He is well known for the fitness videos he posts on Instagram. The supermodel is also an international swimmer and has received many accolades for the same.
On this birthday, here we present 7 unknown facts about Milind Soman. Taking a look…
A Maharashtrian born in Scotland
Milind Soman is from a Maharashtrian family and was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 4, 1965. He spent his early childhood in Scotland and then moved to England where he lived for over 7 years. Later, the supermodel and his parents moved back to India in 1973 and settled in Mumbai, where he began his career as a model.
A family of scholars
On the contrary, Milind Soman’s father was a scientist. His mother, however, was a biochemist by training. The supermodel attended Dr. Antonio Da Silva High School and Jr. Business College, Bombay. He later decided to pursue an engineering career and enrolled in an electrical engineering course. However, Milind Soman soon realized that it was not his profession and did not complete the course.
First choice for Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Milind Soman was the first choice for Deepak Tijori’s character in the blockbuster Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar released in 1992. However, the actor ended up walking out of the project, due to unknown reasons. Later, Milind Soman appeared in Alisha Chinai’s music video in 1995 and made his debut in the same year with the television series A Mouthful of Sky.
14 years long legal battle
In 1995, Milind Soman posed nude in a famous print advertisement and this move landed the supermodel in a huge controversy. He posed for the ad along with his then girlfriend Madhu Sapre. The former couple got into legal trouble for appearing naked and the police lasted over 14 years before the court acquitted the models.
Former chain smoker
Before becoming a fitness freak, Milind Soman was a chain smoker and used to consume at least 30 cigarettes a day. After years of struggle, the actor-supermodel finally quit smoking and said goodbye to the addiction in 2004.
The ‘Ironman’ title
The supermodel, who is also an athlete, won the ‘Ironman’ title in a triathlon competition that was attended by around 2000 people from various parts of the world. There was a 3.8 km swim, 180.2 km cycling and a 42.2 km run.
A mother who thinks he is NOT beautiful
Interestingly, Milind Soman’s mother Usha Soman thinks he is NOT good looking enough to be a supermodel. However, his 83-year-old mother is also a fitness enthusiast and often participates in marathons with her athlete.
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