Famed director Kabir Khan started out his journey as a cinematographer and worked on documentaries before stepping into Bollywood with Kabul Express. He then went on to direct blockbusters like Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Born in Hyderabad, cinematographer and director, Kabir Khan completed his education from Kirori Mal College and Jamia Millia University, New Delhi. He started at a young age of 24, when he worked as cinematographer for a documentary by Gautam Ghosh called Beyond the Himalayas (1996), which aired on the Discovery Channel. He went on to direct his own documentary The Forgotten Army (1999), based on the controversial Indian National Army, put together by Subhash Chandra Bose. His debut directional venture in Bollywood was Kabul Express (2006), which earned him the Indira Gandhi award for best first film of a director. His next film New York (2009) was based on the lives of three students who are caught in the aftermath of 9/11 in New York. In 2012, he directed the blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. The film won the BIG Star award for the most entertaining film of the year. His next film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), starring Salman Khan was a blockbuster and won over audiences across the globe. His upcoming film is Phantom (2015), which stars Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif. He is married to VJ and TV host mini Mathur and the couple has a son and a daughter.