Aamir Khan

14 March 1965 | Pisces




Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

Often hailed as Mr. Perfectionist, the National Award winning actor became a superstar overnight with his debut film, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Since then, he has starred in many commercially and critically acclaimed films and has been the leading man of blockbusters like Ghajini, Dhoom 3 and PK.

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Born in Mumbai, in a family that had been in the film business for years, Aamir is son of film producer Tahir Hussain and his wife Zeenat Hussain. His uncle Nasir Hussain was a well known actor, director and producer. Aamir started his career as a child artist with the 1973 sibling drama Yaadon ki Baraat and also appeared in the film Madhosh, the following year. Aamir completed his pre-school from J.B Petit School and moved to St. Anne’s High School, Bandra, where he studied till standard eighth. He completed his class 10th from Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and enrolled at Narsee Monjee College for junior college. He also excelled in sports while at school and college. While still in college, he was a part of the experimental silent film, Paranoia, directed by his friend Aditya Bhattacharya. Later, he finished high school and began assisting his uncle, Nasir Hussain. He worked on the films Manzil Manzil (1984) and Zabardast (1985). He was also part of the theatre group Avantar. Aamir also acted in short films for the diploma films of students at FTII, Pune. It was one of these films that brought him to the notice of filmmaker Ketan Mehta, who cast him in the low budget Holi (1985). Even though the film didn’t perform well, he was cast as the lead in Nasir Hussain’s son, Mansoor’s directorial debut, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1989). The story of unrequited love became a blockbuster and has acquired a cult status over the years. It made the lead pair, Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla, an instant success. It also won him the Filmfare Award for best debut - male. In the same year, he was seen in Raakh, which impressed the critics and he won the National Award - Special Jury Award for his performance in QSQT and Raakh. The subsequent year, he starred in the blockbuster Dil, alongside Madhuri Dixit. Over the next few years, he starred in a string of successful films like Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Andaz Apna Apna (1994) and Rangeela (1995). In 1996, Khan won his first Filmfare Award as an actor for Raja Hindustani. Aamir starred in the 2001 blockbuster Lagaan, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. It also earned him another Filmfare Award. He turned producer for Lagaan and established Aamir Khan Productions. He followed up the success of Lagaan with the youth-centered hit Dil Chahta Hai (2001). After a gap of four years, he returned to the big screen with Mangal Pandey: The Rising in 2005. Since then he has appeared in highly successful films, one of them being Rang De Basanti (2006), which was nominated for the best foreign film at the BAFTA awards. In 2007, he turned director for his next production Taare Zameen Par, where he played a teacher who mentors a dyslexic child. The film was very well received by both critics and audiences. He went on to star in highly successful films like Ghajini (2008), 3 Idiots (2009), Dhoom 3 (2013) and PK (2014). He has also donned hats of a film writer, director, producer and a T.V Show presenter. His show Satyamev Jayate gathered nation wide acclaim for its selfless efforts of creating awareness and citing solutions to numerous problems in the Indian society. He was among TIME magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in April 2013. He is a proud recipient of the fourth and third highest civilian honours, the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan, for his distinguished contribution to Indian Cinema. Among his many awards and accolades are an Honorary Doctorate by the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) and numerous National Film Awards bestowed by the Government of India for his share of work in the entertainment industry. His upcoming film is Dangal, the dates for which are yet to be announced. Aamir is married to film director Kiran Rao. Kiran is his second wife and mother of his third child Azad. Aamir has two children Junaid and Aira from his previous marriage to Reena Dutta. He is the eldest of four siblings and is the uncle of actor Imran Khan.

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