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Farah Khan
Choreographer • Director • Writer • Screenplay • Actor • Special Appearances • Producer
Born: January 9, 1965 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Farah Khan is a Bollywood choreographer, director, producer and actress. She forayed into the film industry as a choreographer with her compositions for the song, Pehla Nasha in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), which helped her gain substantial recognition among the masses and top directors. Farah`s career gained momentum after the success of the song Chaiyya Chaiyya, which topped the charts in India. Some of her noteworthy works are Ek Pal Ka Jeena, Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan, Desi Girl, Sheila Ki Jawani and Dhol Bajne Laga.

She has also worked on international projects such as Monsoon Wedding (2001) and Bombay Dreams (2004). Farah has choreographed several Bollywood songs, and has also been the recipient of the Filmfare Best Choreography Award multiple times. She made her directorial debut with Main Hoon Na (2004), which went on to be success among the masses. Following this, she also directed Om Shanti Om (2007), Tees Maar Khan (2010), and Happy New Year (2014). She made her acting debut with Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012) opposite Boman Irani. In 2017, she worked as a choreographer in the Marathi family drama Hrudayantar, directed by Vikram Phadnis. Her other releases include Dhadak (2018) and Mrs. Serial Killer (2020).
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Karan Johar
Director
Geeta Kapoor
Choreographer
Remo D`Souza
Choreographer
Family
Shirish Kunder
Spouse
Czar Kunder
Son
Anya Kunder
Daughter
Diva Kunder
Daughter
Menaka Irani
Mother
Kamran Khan
Father
Sajid Khan
Brother
Popular Movies
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Satte Pe Satta
Mrs. Serial Killer
Dhadak
Hrudayantar
Tutak Tutak Tutiya
Sultan
Happy New Year
Poshter Boyz
Chennai Express
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Did You Know? (1)

  • In 1994, Dharma Vish joined the Hindi band Pulse. The band's music videos were directed and choreographed by Farah Khan.
  • Personal Quotes (7)

  • "Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had"
  • " In a way, I feel sad that people tend to look down upon our song and dance sequences because I genuinely believe those are what make Bollywood what it is internationally."
  • "It is due to my childhood insecurities that, even now, my biggest security is having a house"
  • "To direct a TV show is a killer job. I think it's easier to direct a film because with TV, there are no timings, and with my kids, I don't think I can do that. "
  • "The first time I went to work after giving birth, I sat alone in my vanity van and cried."
  • "I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs. Cussing is the only thing that is keeping me from sainthood."
  • " I sometimes feel that making movies is my alternate career."
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