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Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan
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Updated: Oct 28, 2021

Birth Name: Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan

Nickname/Stage Name: Aamir Khan

Birth Date: March 14, 1965

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical

Occupation(s): Actor, Director, TV Show Host

Years Active: 1973 till Present

Net Worth: $180 million

 

Personal life

Aamir Khan was born in Bombay to Tahir Hussain, a film producer, and Zeenat Hussain. He is the second cousin of six-time MLA, former BJP vice president and current Governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla, who is the grand-niece of Abul Kalam Azad.

He married Reena Dutta after a fascinating love story, but their marriage only lasted fifteen years (1986-2002). He then married Kiran Rao in December 2005, after his divorce.

Khan has two children with Dutta; a son named Junaid, and a daughter, Ira. With present wife Rao, he has a son, Azad Rao Khan (born in December 2011).

Education

Khan attended J.B. Petit School for his pre-primary education, later switching to St. Anne's High School, Bandra, until the eighth grade, and completed his ninth and tenth grades at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim.

The movie star completed his twelfth grade at Mumbai's Narsee Monjee College. After he finished high school, Khan decided to discontinue studying and work instead as an assistant director to Hussain on the Hindi films Manzil Manzil and Zabardast.

Career 

Khan made appearances in documentaries directed by Film and Television Institute of India students. After seeing Khan in those films, director Ketan Mehta offered him a role in the low-budget experimental film Holi.

In the early 1990s, he featured in several other films, including Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) (for which he also wrote the screenplay), and Rangeela (1995).

The actor continued to appear in only one or two films per year (unusual for a mainstream Hindi film actor). His only film in 1996 was the commercial blockbuster Raja Hindustani, directed by Dharmesh Darshan and starring Karisma Kapoor.

After seven previous nominations, he won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the film, which went on to become the year's biggest hit and the third-highest-grossing Indian film of the 1990s.

In 2001, Khan produced and starred in Lagaan and took a four-year break from Bollywood after his split from Reena Dutta. He made his movie comeback in 2005 as the lead star in Mangal Pandey: The Rising which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

He made his directorial debut in 2007 with the movie Taare Zameen Par and it opened to positive responses from critics and audiences.

Khan appeared as Ranchodas Chanchad in 3 Idiots in 2009. It became the highest-grossing Bollywood film at the time, breaking several records.

In 2014, he played the titular alien in the comedy-drama PK. It received critical acclaim and became the most successful Bollywood movie of all time.

The actor starred opposite veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan in the action-adventure film Thugs of Hindostan in November 2018. 

On his 54th birthday (March 14, 2019), Khan revealed that he would be next seen in an adaptation of Forrest Gump titled Laal Singh Chaddha. It will be released on December 25, 2021.

Awards

Filmfare Award (1989, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2017)

National Film Award (1988, 2001, 2003, 2007)

Screen Award (1996, 2001, 2007, 2016)

Bengal Film Journalists' Association Award (1996, 2002)

Zee Cine Award (2000, 2002, 2008, 2017)

Bergen International Film Festival Award (2001)

Leeds International Film Festival Award (2001)

Locarno International Film Festival Award (2001)

Bollywood People's Choice Award (2001)

Bollywood Movie Award (2002)

NatFilm Festival Award (2002)

Portland International Film Festival Award (2002)

IIFA Award (2002, 2007)

Gollapudi Srinivas Award (2008)

Planet Bollywood People's Choice Award (2008)

V. Shantaram Award (2008)

Producers Guild Film Award (2009)

Annual Central European Bollywood Award (2010)

Cinematic Icon Award (2010)

Inaugural America Abroad Media Award (2013)

Star Box Office India Award (2014)

Creative Maverick Award (2017)

AACTA Award (2017)

Douban Film Award (2017)

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (2017)

Quotes

"Filmmaking is like fighting a war with leadership at the front."

"My son is a harsh critic."

"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."

Trivia

One of the three Khans that ruled Bollywood in the '90s. The other two are Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.

Son of Tahir Hussain, brother of Faisal Khan, Farhat Khan, and Nikhat Khan

Is a perfectionist who insists on getting a finished script before being committed to a film.

Highest paid actor in Bollywood.

Movies

Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)

Paranoia (1983)

Holi (1984)

Raakh (1989)

Daulat Ki Jung (1992)

Baazi (1995)

Earth (1998)

Mela (2000)

Madness in the Desert (2004)

Ghajini (2008)

3 Idiots (2009)

Dhoom 3 (2013)

Dangal (2016)

Secret Superstar (2017)

Koi Jaane Na (2021)

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