Birthday Special: Five Films of Aamir Khan That Proved Why He is Not Called “Mr. Perfectionist” For Nothing

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Written by Mansi Gupta

Yes! Perfectionist is the word which describes the top Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan, the best. Actor, director, producer, writer and anchor, he is an epitome of perfection. He was all of 17 years old when he informed his parents that he wants to spend his life in films and there’s no point for him to continue studying science, commerce or anything else. And, as the actor celebrates his 51st birthday today, he is one of the most sought-after actors of Hindi film industry.

Here are five films of his career that proves why he is not called “Mr. Perfectionist” just like that:

1. Lagaan

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Lagaan is one of the landmark movies in the Indian Film industry. The film even made it to the Academy Awards, as one of the nominees in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. Equally appreciated was the character of Bhuvan, played by Aamir Khan. His performance as a loyal, sincere and simple villager was lauded by the audience and critics alike. No one but Aamir could have played this character so well.

2. Rang De Basanti

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DJ, an astoundingly lively, fierce and enthusiastic character which no one can forget. One of the best Aamir Khan movies till date, Rang De Basanti a loud and strong wakeup call to the youth of India without being too preachy. And, Aamir Khan as Daljeet aka DJ became the hero of the nation. He won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.

3.Taare Zameen Par

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His first film as a director, Taare Zameen Par is a masterpiece in every aspect. Not just the movie, his character of an Arts teacher who had out-of-the-box thinking connected with all sections of society in the same way.

4.3 Idiots

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A 40+ actor playing a role of 20 something college student with such conviction! Aamir once again proved that age is just a number when it comes to acting. He proved that to play a character of a college student, you need not to be of that age. He simply puts his mind and soul into a character completely in order to understand the psychology and attitude of the role.


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Aamir played the role of an ageing wrestler in Dangal. This established him as the most risk-taking superstar in Bollywood. He played a father who’s old, helpless, but indomitable. Most of the superstars of Bollywood won’t agree to do such a film as it may make them lose their younger fans. But we know Aamir is different.

Aamir Khan has been honored with India’s third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan, not just because of his commercial success in films, but also because of his work ethic and stance on moral issues with his show, Satyamev Jayate.

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Mansi Gupta

A passionate reader, an avid traveler, a day dreamer and a “self-proclaimed biggest fan” of Game of Thrones.

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