Overview: AAMIR KHAN
Born: March 14, 1965, in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5′ 4″ (1.62 m)
Nicknames: Mr. Perfectionist
Tom Hanks of India
Ace of Bollywood
Amir Khan – Born on March 14, 1965, in Mumbai, Aamir Khan calls Mr. Perfectionist of the Bollywood. He is a famous actor, director, and producer. His full name is Aamir Hussain Khan. Appearing as a child actor in his uncle Nash. Hussain’s film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Aamir Khan began his professional career eleven years later, with the film, Ho (1984). After eight nominations during the 1980s and 1990s, Aamir Khan received his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Raja Hindustani (1996).
He later earns his second to Best Actor award at the Filmfare ceremony for his performance in the 2001 Academy Award-nominated Lagaan. After a four year break from acting, Aamir Khan made his comeback with Ketan Mehta’s Mango! Pandey: The Rising (2005). In 2007, he made his directorial debut with Taare Zameen Par, for which he received a Filmfare to Best Director Award.
Aamir Khan is the founder-owner of Aamir Khan Productions. Having the typical ‘chocolate hero’ looks, he was publicized as a teen idol. After that, he went on to appear in several other films in the late 80s and early 90s: Dil (1990), which became the highest-grossing film of the year, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) for which he also wrote the screenplay, and Rangeela (1995). Most of these films were successful commercially.
Other successes include Andaz Apna Apna, the co-starring Salman Khan. Aamir Khan continues to act in just one, two or three films a year, an unusual trait for a mainstream Hindi cinema actor. His only release in 1996 was the commercial blockbuster Raja Hindustani in which he was pair opposite Karisma Kapoor.
In 1997, he co-stars with Ajay Devgan and was pair opposite Juhi Chawla in the film Ishq, which performs well at the box office. In 1998, Aamir Khan appears in another successful film Ghulam, for which he also did playback singing. Sarfarosh was Aamir Khan’s first release in 1999 which was moderately successful. He was applauded for his role in Deepa Mehta’s film Earth.
His role was critically acclaim, earning him a Filmfare Critics Award for top Best Performance and various nominations for top Best Actor. Although the film was not shortlisted as a nominee, it receives a nomination for top Best Foreign Film at the BAFTA Awards in England.
Aamir Khan’s work in his next movie, Fanaa (2006) was also appreciated. His 2007 film, Taare Zameen Par, which Aamir Khan produced and also starred in, marks his directorial debut. The film, the second offering from Aamir Khan Production was critically and commercially successful. His work won him two awards at the Filmfare, the Best Director awards, and establish his status as a competent director and a story-teller. The film was select as India’s official entry to the 2009 Oscars.
In 2008, Aamir Khan launches his nephew Imran Khan’s debut in the film Jaane 111 Ya Jaane Na. The film was also a huge critical and commercial success. His latest release Three Idiots proved an all-time great hit in terms of Box Office earnings. During the years of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Aamir Khan marri Reena Dutta.
Reena was involved briefly in Aamir Khan’s career when she works as a producer for Lagaan. In 2002, Khan filed for divorce, ending the 15-year marriage, with Reena taking the custody of both their children. On 12, 28, 2005, he marri Kiran Rao who had been an assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker during the filming of Lagaan.
AAMIR KHAN’S CHILDHOOD AND CINEMATIC CAREER
Villages Kila Raipur and Gujjarwal near Ludhiana, Punjab have been converted to replicate Villages of Haryana for Aamir Khan’s next film Dangal, a biopic on wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. Gautam Gulati, the winner of Big Boss Season 8 chance upon meeting Aamir Khan on his way to Amritsar in the flight, post a seine with him on social media and also share that the legendary actor who weighs 90 kilo plus now faced breathing problems and had difficulty in walking due to the weight.
“Who else can show such dedication for a role but Aamir Khan.” He ends the note with lavish praise for the commitment shown by the actor known to be Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood. Aamir weighs 68 kgs with 9% body fat for his December 2014 blockbuster hit movie PK that turns out to be the highest-grossing and since then, he has added over 25 kilos of weight during his training for the role of a wrestler in Dangal.
Such is the passion and commitment of the man for his work that he took the actors who would enact roles of his two wrestler daughters in the movie under his wing. The girls train and stay with Aamir and his wife Kiran at their apartment during all these months and Aamir personally supervises the training regime.
Mahesh Bhatt’s son and celebrity fitness trainer, 32-year-old Rahul Bhatt, who has accompanied Aamir for the shooting at Punjab feels inspire to be training the Mr. Perfectionist Khan and taking care of his diet for the role of Dangal. Rahul told Hindustan Times in an interview that Aamir is a dedicated listener and follow the regime to perfection, for exercise and diet both.
He does not interfere with his training or diet instructions. In the coming months, Aamir Khan has to regain his normal weight (60-70 kilos) within five months and shall undergo highly-intensive training. Aamir Khan is a man of conviction. He loves to accept challenges, listens to his heart and has never been scared of unconventional modes of working.
Turning 50 earlier this year was another milestone in his life but he shows no signs of slowing down. He is aware of the health hazard sudden weight gain can pose to his health but he is also passionate about the role he has chosen to bring alive on the 72 mm screens in the year 2016.
The mantra that he adopts towards his work and life many years back has guided him with the purpose of his life. He is relentlessly and untiringly walking towards his goal, one step at a time. He feels there is still a long journey ahead of him and he has much more to achieve. A journey that starts in the maternity ward of the Holy Family Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai on 14th March 1965 on the day of the festival of color, Holi.
Childhood, Schooling and Film Career Launch
Born to producer Tahir Hussain and his first wife Zeenat Hussain, Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan was second of the four children of the couple. The other children were Nikhat Khan, Faisal Khan and Farhat Khan. His childhood was spent in close proximity to his extended family which also had a family of his paternal uncle, Nassir Hussain, a director and producer.
Since his father was a producer who during his career produced movies such as Caravan, Anamika, Zakhmee, Janam Janam Ka Saath, Dulha Bikata Hai, Khoon Ki Pukaar, Locket, etc, there was a constant inflow of people visiting the house to narrate their stories.
Aamir loved storytelling and had a huge appetite to listen to all kinds of stories. He would find a quiet corner in the room where narration would take place and absorb the stories being told. As a toddler, he was much ado in the neighborhood and he reveals under the affection he receives. He was sent to a girl’s school, Ava Bhai Petit near his house for Kindergarten and later move to St. Anne School in Bandra where he studied till ‘With Standard. Once there was a race and his neighbors had come to cheer him up.
The ladies rais their hands to encourage him and he came running towards them thinking they were calling him to take in their affection. It was only after the race was over, he realized he had miss participating in it. Aamir’s mother Zeenat recalls how Aamir was a self- sufficient streak and insisting on doing everything himself, be it tying his shoelaces or wearing a shirt, even sewing a broken button on it.
He detests any help offer, how much struggle it may have been to achieve a task himself. She is very proud of the fact that Aamir was a courteous child who respects everyone, a quality that seeps deep into his psyche and one that he has retained even to date.
Aamir was quality conscious even as a child. His mother once heard him dropping something on the road from their balcony and upon enquiring, she found him clutching on to a fistful of recently release low weight 10 paisa aluminum coins that he was dropping one by one on the road. By the time she heard the tinkering voice, he had finished throwing all of them down the balcony.
He is a focused man of substance who does not look at life on the surface but believes in dwelling into the depth of things and do extensive work. No fluff work for him ever since his childhood. He has a no-nonsense approach to life and his work, something that has worked for him to be the socially conscious human being that he is known as, even before his stardom comes in the picture.
Growing Up Years
Tahir Hussain went through financial turmoil as some of the movies he had produced did not perform very well on the silver screen. The money was scarce in the house and there were four school-going children to be tended to. Children had witness the lenders call for the recovery of money loans for the movies.
Zeenat Hussain was an able woman who kept her children grounded and did not make them feel deprived under tough circumstances. Even though the house had a car, children travel by bus or train. Aamir tweet on micro-blogging site Twitter on Oct. 4, 2014 “My mother is my biggest inspiration.” He also wrote “My mother used to tell me (as a child) “Ummeed Pe Duniya Chalti Hai”.
He remains close to his mother to date and she lives in an apartment above his house, to ensure that she is around him, with him and his family. To help combat the family’s financial constraint, Aamir, at the age of seven acted as a child artist in 1973 movie Yaadon Ki Baraat that was produced by his uncle, Nassir Hussain.
In the year 1974, he plays the younger version of actor Mahendra Sandhu in Madhosh, again produced by his uncle, Nasir Hussain. Aamir was shy and emotional as a child. He detested all the noise and hullabaloo on the sets. There would be wires all over the sets and people walking all around which deplete the energies of the sensitive child. He did not like the makeup that was put on his face during the shooting. Thus, he refuses to act in any movie after Madhosh and channel all his energies to his studies.
After Class VIIth, he moved to a prestigious Scottish High School to study under an ISCE curriculum. He was an avid sportsman and need a school that had good sports facilities. A keen chess player and also a seed Maharashtra Sub Junior level player who represent Maharashtra at National games in Tennis during his young days. He plays in a Tennis circuit and won prizes in many matches. Such was his dedication that he would practice tennis for five hours in a day.
FAISAL KHAN — Brother
Faisal Khan is the younger brother of Aamir Khan. His father launched him in the movie Madhosh and Aamir act with him in Mela in the year 2000 which flopped. Faisal played Shashi Kapoor’s role as a child in the film Pyaar Ka Mausam in 1969.
In 1988, he plays a minor role as a villain in his brother Aamir’s film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. He also played another small part in his brother’s film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar in the year 1992. He has diagnosed Schizophrenia and accus Aamir with a lot of baseless accusation but Aamir maintains his dignity and stays quiet. There was a custody battle over him between Aamir and his father that garner much press coverage.
Faisal’s custody was award to his father Tahir in 2007 as he did not wish to go with Aamir. But after a week, Tahir submits another application at the Metropolitan Magistrate’s court saying that he wants to withdraw the custody application of Faisal. After a month, Faisal was supposed to get a check-up done again at the J.J. Hospital to determine his mental health.
After Tahir filed the application, the press finally started showing some restraint in reporting the developments as by then everybody had got the idea that Faisal needs to be taken care of. A lot of senior members of the press realize that Aamir was genuinely concern about his brother. The court again grants him permission and Faisal went to stay at a rented apartment at Tilak Nagar in Chembur.
They appear to be cordial with each other. Aamir made Faisal the Script Doctor at Aamir Khan Productions and he was responsible to screen the scripts sent to the production house for consideration. He seemed satisfied with the role. In better health now, he is ready to relaunch his career with a Kashmir-based love story, Chinar: A Destine of Love.
NIKHAT KHAN — Sister
Aamir Khan’s elder sister Nikhat Khan is a part-time film producer and painter. Nikhat help produce her father’s first directorial venture Twn Mere Ho in 1990 which features her brother Aamir. She is marri to Santosh Hegde and settles in Pune. Nikhat has two children Sehar and Shravan. Nikhat celebrates her 50th birthday recently and Aamir Khan postpones his Dhoom 3 shoot to celebrate his sister’s birthday. On the very occasion, Nikhat was caught speaking about her family, Aamir Khan and her newly born nephew And Rao Khan.
In a candid chit-chat, Nikhat reveals that Azad bears a stark resemblance to Aamir Khan. She also adds that Azad is cute and charming. He is picking up things like his daddy (Aamir). She not only spoke about Azad but also disclose some interesting facts about Aamir Khan when he was a child. When asking whether Aamir used to pull her leg, she answers, “Not me, as I was the elder”! The occasion also had actor Imran Khan present.
Nikhat is the aunt of Imran. But Aamir is so busy and always ends up getting calls in between when we meet”. Nikhat always keeps abreast of her bro’s on-screen life. She always watches his movies. Most of the time she watches it before the film releases to give her feedback or else she makes it a point to watch it on the very first day of the film’s release. She never expects him to become an actor but she’s glad he did! Farhat Khan Sister Farhat Khan is the younger sister of Aamir Khan. She resides in the US along with her sons.
KIRAN RAO — Wife
Kiran Rao, the wife of Aamir Khan, was born in Bangalore. She happens to be a cousin to actress Aditi Rao Hydari. She is currently a producer, screenwriter, and director.
Aamir and Kiran end up being together on the sets of Lagaan. The couple tied the knot in December 2005 after Aamir divorced his first wife Reena Dutta. Aamir and Kiran currently reside in Bandra, Mumbai. They got blessed with a son via surrogacy on 5 December 2011 whom they named Azad Rao Khan (after Aamir’s great-granduncle, freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad).
REENA DUTTA — Ex-wife
Aamir Khan married his childhood sweetheart Reena Dutta on 18 April 1986. After 15 years of marriage, they filed for divorce by mutual consent in 2002. Even though the marriage end, Reena is still close to the family and is seen at the family functions of Khan’s household.
Aamir says that Reena is an extremely important part of his family and will always be! Their relationship has undergone a change but he still has lots of love and respect for her in his heart. From a legal point of view, they are divorce but the bond is not going to break with a piece of paper!
JUNAID KHAN -Son
Aamir Khan’s elder son Junaid Khan was born to his first wife Reena in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is studying in South Mumbai College. Junaid is very passionate about his work as his father. He performs a street play along with his friends. Junaid organizes and promotes a cricket tournament for physically-challenge people. Looks like Junaid is still figuring out what he wants to do. Once he makes up his mind and comes across a script that would suit him, Aamir will be more than happy to back him.
Junaid’s sharp eye on film making impresses 3 Idiots director Raj Kumar Hirani so much that he offers him the opportunity to assist him in directing his next project PK, starring Aamir and actress Anushka Sharma in lead roles. The father-son duo shot for ‘PK’ at Dilli Haat, a few days back.
IRA KHAN — Daughter
Ira means watchful and that suits Ira’s personality, she is a conscious and intelligent child. Aamir and Ira share a good father-daughter relationship. Currently, there are no reports about Ira’s Hollywood debut but she did organize a charity celebrity football match in July 2015 to raise funds for an animal shelter for her aunt Nikhat’s NGO.
AZAD RAO KHAN – Son
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao became proud parents of a baby boy on 1 December 2011. They named him Azad. And has been naming after his great-granduncle and great freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. And it means free or liberates! The baby was born through IVF to a surrogate mother at a private clinic in Bandra, Mumbai. Kiran got pregnant but unfortunately went through several miscarriages.
Aamir Khan is proud to have a son through surrogacy. He already had two children, son Junaid and a daughter named Ira from his first wife Reena Dutta.
IMRAN KHAN — Nephew
Aamir’s nephew, Imran Khan was born on January 13, 1983. Imran starts dating Avantika Malik since he was 19. The couple got engaged on 16 January 2010, in a farmhouse own by Avantika’s family in Karjat, near Navi Mumbai. They tied the knot a year later on 10 January 2011 in a private civil ceremony at Aamir Khan’s home in Pali Hill. Imran and wife Avantika have a young daughter.
Imran Khan, who debut in the silver screen industry with the movie Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa, has had a bad year at the box office with three of his releases Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara and the recent Kareena Kapoor Gori Tere Pyaar Mein failing to meet expectations.
Despite having a superstar ma’am like Aamir Khan, the actor (Imran), who attempt to take risks and experiment with different roles, the movies eventually failed to impress at the box office. His current movie Katie Bath with Kangana Ranaut (Product by Aamir Khan Productions) was not received well by the audience due to a weak storyline.
Marketing Of QSQT
In 1998, in pre-social media marketing time, Aamir shows his talent for strategizing the film market through unconventional means. Aamir and his friend Raj Zutshi would go around Mumbai and post posters behind each auto-rickshaw every evening after the movie’s shooting was over.
The poster had no photograph, just a tag line Who is Aamir Khan? Ask the girl next door! This generates enough curiosity in the mind of Mumbaikars to know who this Aamir Khan was. After the movie was released, everyone buying eight tickets or more was a gift with a poster of Aamir Khan.
Marketing For Ghajini
Aamir Khan gave Ghajini haircut to college students across the city. The ushers at the cinema complex also adorn the Ghajini haircut to bring familiarity with the lead character of the movie.
Marketing Of 3 Idiots
Aamir Khan used various disguises and mingle around with people in different cities of the country for the promotion of 3 Idiots.
Marketing Of PK
A YouTube promotional video was also released on the same day. The second poster was launch on 20 August 2014 at an event in Mumbai. This poster was also released as a motion poster on YouTube. The third motion poster introduces Sanjay Dutt as Bhairon Singh with his trumpet.
The film’s first poster spark controversy as it features Aamir posing almost nude with only an old radio cassette playing recorder covering his private parts. The Supreme Court dismissed the plea and gave the film a green signal.
Aamir Khan Hollywood Superstar
Aamir Khan Hollywood superstar, social activist, father of three and member of Time magazine’s 100 most influential list slips into the room, past two bodyguards and a small public relations army, with the air of an interloper. “Who me?” his cock eyebrow seems to ask a roomful of international journalists at the Taj Land’s End Hotel in Bandra, Mumbai.
He is 49 but dresses like a teenager: in his board shorts, tight white superhero T-shirt and a blue baseball cap obscuring those famous baby-fac features and topaz eyes, he could be just another anonymous actor in this movie-obsess town, home to the $2.2 billion Bollywood film industry.
But then he doffs his cap and emerges from camouflage, hiding in plain sight beneath his casual gear. There he is, one of the world’s most famous actors, known to the bulk of India’s 1.2 billion population as the star of countless Bollywood blockbusters during the past 25 years (including the industry’s highest-grossing film, international hit Dhoom 3), host of a nationally acclaim if controversial, talk show with an estimated audience reach of 600 million, magazine cover boy, and social justice crusader.
He is court by prime ministers and laud by the likes of Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman, film director Shyam Bengal and actor Tom Hanks. Namaste, Khan greets us cheerfully, steepling stocky hands and asking for chai.
In this room this morning, he’s just a genial actor with a film to spruik. Outside, Khan is one of India’s most powerful public figures, a Muslim megastar in a predominantly Hindu nation, Bollywood’s first superstar activist, a man who has private meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and who has lobby for policy change on generic medicines, manual scavenging and female foeticide in India’s Parliament and elsewhere. He has fended off numerous legal threats from angry targets of his TV show Satyamev Jayate (“no death threats yet, no”), and was Mobb by thousands of screaming fans last month as he tours New Delhi with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
In a nation that worships its actors as deities, the cerebral actor is one of the brightest stars in the firmament. We’re here this morning to discuss Khan’s latest movie, PK, to be released in Australia on December 19. Direct by Rajkumar Hirani, and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra (who early next year is releasing Broken Horses, India’s first Hollywood film by a resident Indian director), it features Khan as a wide-eyed naif of mysterious origin.
Press speculation has him playing an amnesiac or alien or God himself, but he ducks and weaves when press, saying little except it’s `dramedy’ with a social message and that “it’s probably one of the most challenging roles I’ve had in the last 25 years.” An astute marketer, Khan, more than anyone else in the business, it is said, understands the power of stoking demand through starving the press and public. His formidable charm acts as a smokescreen: in melodious Hinglish, he soon has a roomful of frustrated journalists cracking up as he unspools, instead, a gossipy stream of comical impersonations (he does a mean Bhojpuri accent) of fellow actors and temperamental directors.
He says he has loosened up and become less judgmental with age, and speaks of the “positive energy” his second wife, director Kiran Rao, has brought into his life. He addresses everything from why India seems to spawn so many film and political dynasties (PM Modi is not from a dynasty, he quickly points out), the perils for Muslim actors speaking out in a Hindu nation, and journalistic ethics (don’t get in bed with your film sources, he earnestly advises), to the challenges facing Bollywood, from piracy to the influx of Hollywood films, and the history of sync sound in Indian filmmaking (there’s a bit of a joyful film nerd there).
In a way, the mysterious PK symbolizes Khan himself elusive and shape-shifting at his core, a maverick who has successfully plotted his own unorthodox path through Indian film. Born in Mumbai on March 14, 1965, to a middle-class Muslim film family (his father was producer Tahir Hussain, his uncle was filmmaker Nasir Hussain, his cousin is filmmaker Mansoor Khan, and his nephew is rising film star Imran Khan), Khan made his debut aged eight in Nasir Hussain’s Yaadon Ki Baaraat in 1973.
Aamir Khan All Movies List
Thugs Of Hindostan (2018)
Secret Superstar (2017)
Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
Dhoom 3 (2013)
Bombay Talkies (2013)
Dhobi Ghat (2011)
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010)
3 Idiots (2009)
Taare Zameen Par (2007)
Rang De Basanti (2006)
Mangal Pandey (2005)
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Raja Hindustani (1996)
Akele Hum Akele Thum (1995)
Aatank Hi Aatank (1995)
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
Pehla Nasha (1993)
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)
Isi Ka Naam Zindagi (1992)
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
Daulat Ki Jung (1992)
Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991)
Afsana Pyaar Ka (1991)
Jawani Zindabad (1990)
Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin (1990)
Tum Mere Ho (1990)
Awwal Number (1990)
Love Love Love (1989)
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
Aamir Khan Upcoming Movies List 2020
Laal Singh Chaddha Stars: Aamir Khan , Kareena Kapoor Director: Advait Chandan Release: 25 December, 2020 AS: Actor