You know you will join the 100-crore club when your film stars none other than Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist. Aamir Khan, who completes 52 years of his wonderful existence today, has not just been an actor but an astute businessman and a true humanitarian as well. The birthday boy never gets tired of reinventing himself and his films, as is evident from his magnificent evolution from being a passionate lover in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak to being a dominating, stubborn father in the recent blockbuster Dangal.
A winner of four National Awards, he is also a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Awards. His journey of being an actor and a human being is no less of an achievement and is truly inspirational. Experimenting has been an old habit for the actor and he just doesn’t find satisfaction in doing what the other mainstream actors do. Be it physical transformations or trying out bold scripts, Aamir has done it all.
The various shades of the actor, producer, director, humanitarian, businessman, husband and father Aamir Khan are too vast to analyze in just a few words. Today, on his 52nd birthday, let’s take a glance at the five typical Aamir Khan traits that set him apart from other celebs both on and off-screen.
Love for Experimentation
The man is not scared to try something new. Remember when he became an item girl (sexy enough to rob the daily bread of many current actresses) with perfect curls and rocked the sexy black dress in the song Dil Dole Dil Dole for his film Baazi? Hush! We couldn’t believe it was Aamir Khan. And he has not stopped since then. Ghajini, Dangal, PK, 3 Idiots; all made a big noise about the actor’s dedication for method acting and experimenting.
The Balancing Act
True, Aamir Khan has been a responsible actor and tries to deliver social messages through his films but he never fails to surprise his fans by being the all Perfect Macho Man or by assuming characters that are larger than life. Raja Hindustani, Dhoom 3, Ghajini, Fanaa are all examples for Aamir Khan as the Superstar. His films fulfill both class and mass expectations. While he does films for box office success, meaningful cinema doesn’t take a backseat.
Actor with a Business Acumen
Aamir Khan started the 100-crore club with Ghajini and continued to break his own records, with Dhoom 3 becoming the highest grossing Bollywood film ever with revenues of up to 550 crores worldwide. One film a year is his motto but that doesn’t stop him from smashing the box office collections. Be it Rang De Basanti, 3 idiots, PK, Dangal, all have been super successful and just continue to rebrand the actor as the most talented and intelligent Bollywood personality.
Master of all Trades
His directorial debut with Taare Zameen Par was par excellence. As a producer, he gave us some of the biggest hits like Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Delhi Belly, and Dangal.
An Actor with a Social Consciousness
Only a few in the Bollywood fraternity possess the iron will to stand up against societal evils through the medium of cinema and TV. Aamir Khan is definitely the most influential of them all. His open support for Anna Hazare’s movement, sensitizing the society about various issues through Satyamev Jayate, standing up against corruption and intolerance, giving social messages through films like Rang De Basanti, Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots, Dangal; all point to the fact that he is indeed taking his role of being a social activist very seriously.
Talking about Aamir Khan – the brand – is not an easy task as multiple feathers decorate his cap. We wish the actor a very happy birthday and look forward to his upcoming venture Secret Superstar to delight our cinematic fervor.