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Aamir Khan

Aamir Hussain Khan

Aamir Khan is a Bollywood film actor, director, producer & writer. Aamir acts in all genres of Indian films – comedy, action, drama, and romance. He is regarded as a complete Indian actor of the post-1990 generation of actors for his diverse choice of roles and films. Many of his films are considered as cult classics like Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Rang De Basanti (2006), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992) and Andaz Apna Apna (1994).

Early Life

Aamir Hussain Khan was born in a conservative Muslim family on March 14, 1965, in Holy Family Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai, India. His father Tahir Hussain was a film producer & director and mother Zeenat Hussain is a housewife.

Aamir attended J.B. Petit School for his pre-primary education, later switching to St. Anne’s High School, Bandra till the eighth grade, and completed his ninth and tenth grade at the Bombay Scottish School, Mahim.


Khan first appeared in Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) as a child actor. He was only 8 years old. He again appeared as a child artist in the film Madhosh (1974). Much later he appeared in the art film Holi (1985) along with his friend and later his director Ashutosh Gowariker, and the film also starred Naseeruddin Shah.

His first big starring role was in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) (opposite Juhi Chawla). Another of his best-known adult roles was starring in Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), which was nominated for an Oscar.

His performance in the film and in the thriller Raakh (1989) earned him a Special Mention at the 36th National Film Awards ceremony. He went on to establish himself in Bollywood with roles in several lucrative films of the 1990s, including the romantic drama Dil (1990), the comedy-drama Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), and romantic movie Raja Hindustani (1996).

His performance in Earth (1998) as the Ice-Candy man has received rave reviews from Indian and international critics.

The success of Lagaan: (2001) was followed by Dil Chahta Hai (2001) later that year, in which Khan co-starred with Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna, with Preity Zinta playing his love interest. The film was written and directed by the then-debutant Farhan Akhtar.

His 2007 film, Taare Zameen Par, was also produced by him and marked his directorial debut. Khan received the Filmfare Awards for Best Director and Best Film of 2007, as well as the National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare.

In 2008 his first all-out commercial action film Ghajini (2008) went on to become the highest grossing film of its time in Indian Cinema.

Personal Life

Khan married Reena Dutta on 18 April 1986. They have two children, a son named Junaid Khan and a daughter, Ira Khan. Reena was involved briefly in Khan’s career when she worked as a producer for Lagaan. In December 2002, Khan filed for divorce. Reena took custody of both children.

On 28 December 2005, Khan married Kiran Rao. They met on the set of Lagaan (2002) where she was an assistant director. Their first movie released in 2006 is Rang De Basanti after divorce with Reena. On 5 December 2011, Khan and Kiran announced the birth of their son, Azad Rao Khan, through a surrogate mother.

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