Soha Ali Khan Pataudi wan born on October 4, 1978 in New Delhi, India into the family of the Royal Family of Pataudi. Both her father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the current Nawab, and paternal grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, are former captains of the Indian cricket team.
Her mother, Sharmila Tagore, is a film actress and a distant relative of Bengali Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Her brother Saif Ali Khan is also a Bollywood actor and her sister Saba Ali Khan is a jewellery designer.
She attended The British School in New Delhi and then studied history at Balliol College, Oxford University. She has a Masters in History and International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science