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Aamir Khan
Also known as: Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan
Actor • Producer • Executive Producer • Special Appearances • Director • Singer
Born: March 14, 1965 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Perfectionist, resourceful, inspiring, youthful, & alluring are just a few of the many adjectives associated with this Superstar. Considered a `thinking` hero, Aamir Khan has been in the industry since the 80s and is known for his versatility. Aamir is the founder and owner of Aamir Khan Productions. Not only an actor and producer, Aamir is a talented host, as proven by his conscientious project, Satyamev Jayate. Aamir`s first appearance on screen was in his uncle, Nasir Hussain`s film, Yaadon Ki Baraat, as a child artist while his first major role was in the film Holi. He has been the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan civilian awards.
Early Life
Aamir Khan was born to Tahir & Zeenat Hussain, on 14th March 1965 in Mumbai. Bollywood runs in his blood, with his father being a film producer & his uncle, Nasir Hussain, being a producer-director. Aamir has four siblings, two brothers and two sisters.

Aamir completed his pre-primary education from J.B. Petit School. He attended St. Anne`s High School, Mumbai, from 1st - 8th std., completing his 9th & 10th year at Bombay Scottish School. Aamir was a state-level tennis champion, always interested in sports more than studies.

At the age of 16, Aamir Khan acted in a 40- minute silent film named Paranoia, alongside Neena Gupta & Victor Banerjee. Aamir believes that it was this experience of working on the film that propelled him to pursue a career in acting. Later, he became a part of a theatre group named `Avantar,` where he honed his perfectionistic skills. After almost a year of being behind the scenes, Aamir debuted on stage in a Gujarati play, Kesar Bina, at the Prithvi Theatre. He attended two years of college at Narsee Monjee, pursuing Commerce before he left to work as an Assistant Director for his uncle`s films, Manzil Manzil, and Zabardast.
Personal Life
Aamir married his first wife, Reena Dutta, on the 18th of April, 1986. He has a son, Junaid, and a daughter, Iraa, with Reena. Aamir divorced his first wife in December 2002, with Reena taking custody of both children.

Aamir married his second wife, Kiran Rao who had been an Assistant Director on his film, Lagaan, on 28th December, 2005. He has a son with her, Azad Rao Khan, born on 5th December, 2011, through surrogacy.
Movie Career
As an actor
Aamir`s first major role that catapulted him to fame was in the romantic film, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, for which he won a Filmfare award for `Best Male Debut`, in 1989, as well as a National Film Award - Special Mention in the same year. The next seven years saw him give big hits like Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke, and Rangeela, proving his mettle as a romantic hero and an action star.

In 1997, Aamir won his second Filmfare award for `Best Actor` for his intense role in Raja Hindustani opposite Karisma Kapoor. The film Ghulam saw him lend his voice to the song Aati Kya Khandala, earning him a Filmfare nomination for `Best Male Playback Singer.`

The new millennium saw Aamir Khan be nominated for yet another hard-hitting performance, this time in Sarfarosh. The year 2002 saw Aamir reach new heights; his first home production, Lagaan, was well received by audiences and critics alike, even earning a nomination in the `Best Foreign Language Film` category at the Oscars. However, the Ashutosh Gowariker directed film did not win the Oscar but did win the Filmfare award for `Best Film` while Aamir won the Filmfare for `Best Actor.` His second release of the year, Dil Chahta Hai, a story about three friends and their different perspectives on love, garnered massive fan-following, with the youth running to the salon to get the Aamir Khan look, replete with a goatee.

The year 2006 saw Aamir Khan play the eponymous character of the Indian soldier, Mangal Pandey, who started a mutiny against the British. In 2007, he starred in an ensemble cast in the revolutionary tearjerker film, Rang De Basanti, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Aamir won the Filmfare `Critics Award Best Actor` for his stirring performance as "DJ", a man fighting corruption and the government for his deceased friend`s honour.

In the year 2008, Aamir Khan acted in the first-of-its-kind film, Taare Zameen Par. A film creating awareness about the scarily relevant topic of Learning Disabilities and the growing pressure faced by children on the academic front, Aamir Khan was lauded for his performance as the immensely supportive and understanding arts teacher who encourages the protagonist, Ishan Awasthi, portrayed by Darsheel Safary, to chase his dreams.

In 2009, Aamir starred in the romantic thriller, Ghajini, playing a man diagnosed with anterograde amnesia looking for vengeance. The film became the highest grossing film of its time, grossing more than Rs. 200 crores, the highest revenue collected by a Bollywood film until it was surpassed by another of his movies, 3 Idiots - released in 2010.

One of Aamir`s most prolific roles came in the movie PK, his 2015 release that saw him play an eccentric alien searching for his lost remote control. His performance earned him his sixteenth Filmfare nomination for `Best Actor.` In 2016, the actor was seen in the biographical drama Dangal, which was based on the life and journey of Mahavir Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat. The movie went on to break various records, emerging as the 5th highest-grossing non-English film ever as of 2017. Apart from breaking box-office records, the movie went on to win several awards such as the Filmfare Award for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor. Reuniting with Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan`s 2017 porject includes Secret Superstar, which also co-stars Meher Vij, and is produced under his banner, Aamir Khan Productions. He then appeared in Thugs of Hindostan (2018) which didn`t perform well at the box office. Later, he featured in Laal Singh Chadda (2021), an official remake of Forrest Gump.

As a producer
Aamir Khan started his production house, Aamir Khan Productions, in the year 2001. His first production was the Oscar nominated, Lagaan. His second undertaking was Taare Zameen Par, and his third was his nephew, Imran Khan`s debut film - Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. The art house film, Dhobi Ghat, written and directed by his wife, Kiran Rao, was the production house`s fourth venture. The fifth film was Peepli Live, released in 2010. The other production under the banner was the sleeper hit, Delhi Belly, a film appreciated for its realistic dialogue.
TV Career
Aamir Khan redefined the term `host` with his television debut on 6th May, 2012, in Satyamev Jayate, a talk show discussing social issues. He was reportedly paid INR 3 crore per episode, making him the highest paid host of Indian television.
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Ajay Devgn
Actor
Family
Reena Dutta
Ex-Spouse
Kiran Rao
Spouse
Junaid Khan
Son
Ira Khan
Daughter
Azad Rao Khan
Son
Zeenat Hussain
Mother
Tahir Hussain
Father
Nikhat Khan
Sister
Farhat Khan
Sister
Faisal Khan
Brother
Popular Movies
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Thugs of Hindostan
Secret Superstar
Dangal
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Raakh Redux
Dhoom: 3
Bombay Talkies

Did You Know? (24)

  • The makers of Kung Fu Yoga considered casting Aamir Khan for a role in the film but because of the actor`s schedule conflicts he backed out.
  • Aamir Khan confesses to be a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock`s movies.
  • Aamir Khan was asked to portray the character of Sid, but he wanted to play Akash`s role in the movie Dil Chahta Hai.
  • The role of the main antagonist in 2.0 (2018) was initially offered to Aamir Khan. The makers also had negotiations with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kamal Haasan and Vikram at various stages.
  • Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are working together for the first time in Thugs of Hindostan.
  • Aamir Khan was the first actor to be offered the role of Sunil Dutt in Sanju.
  • Aamir Khan is the only Indian actor to have refused the offer to have a wax statue of himself at Madame Tussauds.
  • In spite of being one of the most popular actors in their individual capacities, Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have never starred opposite each other in a film.
  • Aamir Khan almost didn’t agree to act in Lagaan. He consented to the role of ‘Bhuvan’, in the Oscar-nominated film, only after the seventh draft was presented to him.
  • Aamir Khan is regarded as the Indian 'Sean Penn' by TIME magazine.
  • Growing up, Aamir Khan was a state tennis champion in Maharashtra.
  • The last time that Aamir Khan attended and performed at an award function was way back in 2000, following which he has stopped attending award functions.
  • Aamir Khan was seen sporting the bowler hat that he wore in Dhoom 3 three months before the shoot of the movie started.
  • Before Hrithik Roshan was approached to play the role of Karan in Lakshya, it was offered to Aamir Khan, who turned it down for Mangal Pandey: The Rising.
  • Aamir Khan and Naseeruddin Shah worked together for the first time in Sarfarosh.
  • Aamir Khan was considered for the role of Prem in Hum Aapke Hai Koun. He rejected the role as the script did not appeal to him.
  • Aamir Khan vowed to never do a movie with Salman Khan again after Andaz Apna Apna because Salman always reached very late for the shoots.
  • Aamir Khan flagged off the promotions of the movie Secret Superstar at an event in Gujarat by singing a Gujarati song that he had learnt almost 25 years ago for his audition.
  • Aamir Khan was initially offered the role of Karan Kapoor in the movie Hum Tum. However, he turned it down and the role was eventually given to Saif Ali Khan.
  • Akshaye Khanna was supposed to be a part of Deepa Mehta's Earth. However, he was later replaced by Aamir Khan.
  • Filmmaker Amol Gupte initially wanted to cast Akshaye Khanna in Taare Zameen Par. He had approached Aamir Khan to take his help to get in touch with Akshaye. After hearing the script, Aamir eventually decided to produce and was also cast in the movie.
  • Dangal's script was originally written keeping in mind that Mahavir Phogat's role would be offered to Irrfan Khan. However, after the script was written entirely, the filmmakers decided to pitch it to Aamir Khan.
  • During the shooting of the song 'Tere Ishq Mein Nachenge', from the movie, Raja Hindustani Aamir Khan consumed a bottle of vodka. In an interview, the actor said: "I told my director...I don't know what it's like to be drunk...Let me actually consume alcohol, so that the physicality is taken care of".
  • Huma was discovered by director Anurag Kashyap while shooting a commercial for a mobile phone brand opposite Aamir Khan. Subsequently, she was cast in the director's acclaimed crime film Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).
  • Personal Quotes (5)

  • "“Education is education, be it verbal or written.”"
  • ""That person who is constantly changing is alive. Only dead people don’t change"."
  • "“I do what I feel is right. I do not fear to walk on a new path and take risk.”"
  • "“I’m a very idealistic kind of a person. I believe that even people who are part of the problem can become part of the solution.”"
  • ""I have had unsuccessful films, but I learned a lot from those films. I give my failures as much importance as my success.”"
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