Aamir Khan

Actor ● Producer ● Playback Singer


Aamir Khan was born into a well established and reputable family in the Indian motion picture industry. His father, Tahir Hussain, was a movie producer, while his uncle, Nasir Hussain, was a Producer, Actor, and Director. At the age of 8, Aamir Khan began his film career, as a child actor in a home production - 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat'. He also acted in 'Madhosh' in 1974. He then made his adult acting debut, almost 11 years later in a role that went quite unnoticed in Ketan Mehta's ‘Holi’. Aamir Khan's ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ (1988) which was directed by his cousin and Nasir Hussain's son, Mansoor Khan was a breakthrough commercial success, effectively launching Khan's career as a leading actor and bestowing him with instant stardom. His superlative performances in critically acclaimed movies like 'Raakh' (for which he bagged his first National Award for Special Jury Award) were instrumental in creating a lasting impression amongst audiences. He then went on to appear in several other films in the late '80s and early '90s: 'Dil', 'Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin', 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar', 'Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke' (for which he also wrote the screenplay), and 'Rangeela'. In the year 2001, he set up a production company known as Aamir Khan Productions. Its first film was ‘Lagaan’, which sent his career skyrocketing. It bestowed not only regional success, but gave him worldwide exposure with a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 74th Academy Awards. It also garnered critical acclaim at several international film festivals and won numerous Indian awards, including the National Film Awards. Aamir Khan launched himself as a Director and Producer in addition to acting with his film ‘Taare Zameen Par’, which received a lot of critical acclaim. As an actor, he continued to have phenomenal successes, with ‘Ghajini’ and '3 Idiots' - Bollywood’s biggest commercial success to date. 2012 saw Aamir Khan’s evolution as a host, aptly establishing himself with the highly anticipated show 'Satyamev Jayate' that focused on various social issues like female foeticide, child sexual abuse and dowry, plaguing Indian society. With a consistent string of critically acclaimed as well as commercial successes, Aamir Khan is one of the most sought-after and well-respected leading actors in Bollywood. However, the quiet and unassuming star refused to take on too many commercial projects, choosing to act in just one or two films a year, an unusual trait for a mainstream Hindi cinema actor. This intense approach to acting which involves complete dedication to a single project at a time has become a trend setter in the industry.

Born on: 14 March, 1965

Born in: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Height: 5' 6"

Nickname(s): Tom Hanks of India

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Relationships:
Brother: Faizal Khan
Ex-Spouse: Reena Dutta
Wife: Kiran Rao
Trivia:
Aamir is a prankster. Ishq co-star Juhi Chawla recalled how Aamir and co-star Ajay Devgn 'ragged' her so much that she fled the sets one day. The next morning, two large teddy bears landed at her home accompanied by an apology note from Aamir. Suitably mollified by the gesture, Juhi returned to the sets where she later discovered that the teddies had been 'borrowed' from the props required for a scene.

Aamir is not too fond of taking baths and hates loud music.

Aamir is a compulsive eater. By his own admission, he eats almost everything if he's not dieting.

He doesn't attend award shows, does one film a year and parties only with family and friends.

Theatrical trailers released during the festive occasion of Diwali, for his movies Taare Zameen Par, Ghajini and 3 Idiots, went on to become box office successes.

Aamir Khan was offered the role of Rahul Mehra in Darr (1993).

In April 2013, he was among TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World List.

He is also part of the government organized IEC campaign to raise awareness about malnutrition.

On 30 November 2011, Aamir Khan was appointed as national brand ambassador of UNICEF to promote child nutrition.

Aamir Khan’s home production, Lagaan, in which he also acted in the lead role, was the third Indian film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Aamir Khan was the first Bollywood actor to cross the 100 crore mark with his 2008 film Ghajini, which became the highest grossing film of all time until his next release 3 Idiots.

Aamir Khan’s ‘3 Idiots’ was one of the highest grossing Indian film of all time.

Aamir Khan was awarded the Padma Bhushan India's third highest Civil Honour in 2010 by the Government of India.

Aamir Khan is a tennis-enthusiast, and particularly admires Roger Federer.

Aamir Khan’s ancestors hail from Afghanistan.

Time magazine refers to Aamir Khan as the Indian 'Sean Penn'.

Aamir Khan visited Pakistan for fund raising of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital on invitation by the cricketer Imran Khan.

Aamir Khan was awarded Padma Shri India's fourth highest Civil Honour in the year 2003 by the Government of India.

Son of Tahir Hussain, brother of Faisal Khan, Farhat Khan and Nikhat Khan. Nephew of Nasir Hussain and cousin of Mansoor Khan.

Known as a perfectionist who insists on getting a finished script before committing to a film, Aamir Khan also refuses to work on more than one film at a time, both very unusual for Bollywood, where actors usually work in several films at a time and script details are often improvised on the day of shooting.
Personal Quotes:
I enjoy the love I receive from my fans and my audience. But I think I know what is real for me and what is not.

My son is a harsh critic.

Film making is like fighting a war with leadership at the front. I found that what happened 150 years ago was happening again with Americans entering other countries and exploiting them but pretending they were doing a favor. It was this contemporary feel that attracted me.

Every film I do means a lot to me. The failure of Mela, definitely made a difference to me. I am not comfortable with the idea of my films not releasing to their full potential.

There's a lot of talent both in India and Pakistan. I think the talent in both these two countries should come together and entertain the world audience. If the right offer and opportunity comes my way, I'd love to do a movie in Pakistan.