India's heartthrob Milind Soman turns 52 today! On his birthday, we bring you unseen pictures from his modelling days in the '90s that you will love to see and some interesting facts about him that you probably didn't know (Photos courtesy: mid-day archives and Milind Soman's Instagram account)
Milind Soman was born in Glasgow, Scotland
Milind Soman and his family later shifted to a place near London in England during his childhood
In 1972, Milind Soman moved to India and settled in Mumbai
Milind Soman's father Prabhakar Soman was a nuclear scientist with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Milind Soman's mother Usha is a biochemist. She has also taught at colleges in Mumbai
Milind Soman studied in Dr. Antonio Da Silva High School and Jr. College of Commerce in Mumbai
Milind Soman got a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from M. H. Saboo Siddik Polytechnic in Byculla, Mumbai
Milind Soman turned to modelling in 1988
Milind Soman featured in Alisha Chinai's music video 'Made in India' in 1995
After working as a model for some years, Milind Soman took up acting
Milind Soman played the lead role in Indian science fiction TV series 'Captain Vyom'
Milind Soman shifted his focus to films in 2000
Milind Soman has acted in films like '16 December', 'Agni Varsha' and 'Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula'
In 2007, Milind Soman worked in films like 'Bhram', 'Say Salaam India' and 'Bheja Fry'
In 2009, Milind Soman acted in Marathi film 'Gandha'
Milind Soman has also worked in some English and foreign language films and TV series, including 'Valley of Flowers' and 'The Flag'
Milind Soman portrayed Saladin, the revered 12th-century Kurdish leader of the Arabs and Muslims, in the Swedish film 'Arn - The Knight Templar'
Milind Soman was last seen on the big screen in 'Bajirao Mastani' (2015)
Milind Soman turned producer with film 'Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula' in 2003
Milind Soman also produced a children's television serial called 'Ghost Bana Dost'
In 2010, Milind Soman participated as a contestant in reality TV show 'Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi' (season 3). In picture: Milind Soman with fellow models at a photo shoot
On May 20, 2012, Milind Soman became a Limca Record holder for running 1,500 km in 30 days for Greenathon to spread environmental awareness. In picture: Milind Soman with Pooja Bedi and Pooja Bhatt
In 2012, Milind Soman set up India's largest 'women's only' running event Pinkathon to promote good health and breast cancer awareness. In picture: Milind Soman with a fellow model at a photo shoot
In 2015, Milind Soman completed the Ironman challenge in 15 hours and 19 minutes in his first try. The triathlon included a 3.8-km swim, a 180.2-km cycle ride and 42.2-km run race without a break. In picture: Milind Soman with his little fan