Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

|Indian
date of birth : 14/03/1965 | date of death :
Born on 14-Mar-1965, India, film actor,producer, director, writer, After eight previous nominations during the 1980s and 1990s, Khan received his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the major grosser Raja Hindustaniand in April 2013, he was among TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World List.

Birth, Birthplace, Time of birth:

Aamir Khan was born on 14-Mar-1965 in India.

Father's name: Tahir Hussain
Mother's name: Zeenat Hussain
Brother: Faisal Khan
Sister: Nikhat Khan/ Farhad khan
Spouse: ReenaDutta/ KiranRao
Children: Azad Rao Khan/ Ira Khan/ Jaan Harry Hines/ Junaid Khan

Reputation, fame, nickname:

A.K./ AK/ Mr. Perfectionist/ Tom Hanks of India

Personal Information:

Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Life events:

Brief synopsis

Aamir was born in Mumbai to a Muslim family that has been actively involved in the Indian motion picture industry for several decades. His father, Tahir Hussain, was a film producer while his uncle, Nasir Hussain, was a film producer, as well as a director and an actor. His cousin Mansoor Khan is a director.

First appearance

Aamir first came on screen as a child artiste in the film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), it was not a real part just a blink and miss appearance in the title song of the film. He then concentrated on school and became a state tennis champion for Maharashtr.

Start of his career

He made his adult acting debut in a role that went quite unnoticed in Ketan Mehta's Holi (1984). Aamir fell in love with Reena. He proposed to her the day he turned 21, and she accepted. But apparently, there was opposition since she was from a Hindu family and him from a devout Islamic one. So, they eloped, got married on April 18, 1986 and returned to their homes. In 1988 came Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak his first film as a lead, the film was a run away success and he achieved instant stardom (the film is now considered a classic of Hindi Cinema).

Success

In his second film Raakh (a small, art film) he did a complete opposite role from the lover boy of his first film, his breakthrough performance in this film bagged him the National Film Award of Special Jury. He received his first National Film Award as a Special Jury Award for his roles in the films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Raakh (1989). His list of sterling performances include Dil (1990), DilHaiKe Manta Nahin (1990), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992) , Hum Hain Rahi PyarKe (1993), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Rangeela (1995), Raja Hindustani (1996), Ishq (1997), Ghulam (1998) and Sarfarosh (1999). After eight previous nominations during the 1980s and 1990s, Khan received his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the major grosser Raja Hindustani (1996).In 2001 he appeared in Lagaan. The film was a major critical and commercial success, and received a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 74th Academy Awards. Additionally, the film gathered critical acclaim at several international film festivals, in addition to winning numerous Indian awards, including the National Film Awards. Khan himself won his second Filmfare Best Actor Award. The film continues to be one of the most popular Hindi films in the west. The success of Lagaan was followed by DilChahtaHai later that year, in which Khan co-starred with Saif Ali Khan and AkshayeKhanna, with Preity Zinta playing his love interest. The film was written and directed by the then newcomer Farhan Akhtar. According to critics, the film broke new grounds by showing Indian urban youth as they really are today. The characters depicted were modern, suave and cosmopolitan. The film did moderately well and was a success mostly in urban cities. He divorced his first wife in December 2001 and married Kiran Rao in December 2005. In April 2006, Aamir participated in the demonstrations put up by the Narmada Bachao Andolan committee with their leader Medha Patkar after the Gujarat government's decision to raise the height of the Narmada dam. He quoted to support adivasis(tribes), who might be displaced from their homes. In 2008 his first action commercial film Ghajini went on to become the highest grossing film of its time in Indian Cinema and 4th highest inflation adjusted, grossing a total of Rs.226 on the worldwide box office and the first film to cross 100 crores on the domestic Indian box office, making a total of Rs.115 crores. His father passed away on 2 February 2010.On 30 November 2011, Khan was appointed as national brand ambassador of UNICEF to promote child nutrition. He is part of the government organised IEC campaign to raise awareness about malnutrition. In 2012, Khan starred in Reema Kagti's neo-noir mystery film, Talaash which was joint production by Excel Entertainment and Aamir Khan Productions. The film was eventually declared a semi-hit in India and accumulated a worldwide gross of 1.74 billion (US$27 million). In April 2013, he was among TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World List.

Education:

Bombay Scottish School, Mahim

Occupations and Career:

Aamir khan is afilm actor, producer, director and writer. Khan's first notable leading role came in 1988 in the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak which was directed by his cousin and Nasir Hussain's son Mansoor Khan. This film was a breakthrough commercial success, effectively launching Khan's career as a leading actor. Having the typical 'chocolate hero' looks, he was publicised as a teen idol. He also starred in critically acclaimed film Raakh, for which Khan got his first National Award for Special Jury Award. 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, DilHaiKe Manta Nahin (1991), Jo Jeeta WohiSikandar (1992), Hum Hain Rahi PyarKe (1993) (for which he also wrote the screenplay), and Rangeela (1995). Most of these films were successful critically and commercially. Other successes include Andaz Apna Apna, co-starring Salman Khan. At the time of its release the movie was reviewed unfavorably by critics, but over the years has gained a cult status.In 2001 Khan set up a production company known as Aamir Khan Productions. Its first film was Lagaan. The movie was released in 2001, starring Khan as the lead actor. In 2007 he turned director with the film Taare Zameen Par which not only brought him immense critical acclaim but was a huge box office success. Many of his films are considered as cult classics like QSQT, Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Range De Basanti, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander and Andaz Apna Apna. Following a four-year break from acting, Khan made his comeback playing the title role in the historical drama Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005), and later won a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his role in Rang De Basanti (2006). In 2007 he produced the drama Taare Zameen Par which marked his directorial debut. Khan also played a supporting role in the film, sharing the screen with the debut of child actor Darsheel Safary. In 2009, Khan appeared in the commercially and critically acclaimed film 3 Idiots as Ranchodas Chanchad w3 Idiots has become the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in India, breaking the previous record set by Ghajini which also starred Aamir Khan In 2011, Khan released his home production Dhobi Ghat. Which was directed by his wife, KiranRao.

Awards /Honors:

Civilian Awards:

  • 2003 - Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India.
  • 2010 - Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour in the Republic of India.

Honorary Doctorate:

  • 2013 - Honorary Doctorate by Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) for his distinguished contribution to the Indian cinema and entertainment industry.

National Film Awards:

Winner

  • 1989 – National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) – Actor for Raakh and Qayamat Se QayamatTak
  • 2001 – National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Lagaan (shared with AshutoshGowarikar)
  • 2008 – National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare for TaareZameen Par

Oscar Awards:

Nominated

  • 2002 - Best Foreign Language Film for Lagaan.

IIFA Awards:

Winner

  • 2002 – IIFA Best Actor Award for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
  • 2002 – IIFA Best Movie Award for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
  • 2009 - IIFA Movie of the Decade for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Nominated

  • 2002 – IIFA Best Actor Award for DilChahtaHai
  • 2007 – IIFA Best Actor Award for Rang De Basanti
  • 2009 – Star of the Decade – Male
  • 2010 – IIFA Best Actor Award for 3 Idiots

Filmfare Awards:

Winner

  • 1989 – Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for Qayamat Se QayamatTak
  • 1997 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Raja Hindustani
  • 2002 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Lagaan
  • 2002 – Filmfare Best Movie Award for Lagaan
  • 2007 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Rang De Basanti
  • 2008 – Filmfare Best Movie Award for TaareZameen Par
  • 2008 – Filmfare Best Director Award for TaareZameen Par

Nominated

  • 1989 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Qayamat Se QayamatTak
  • 1990 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Raakh
  • 1991 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Dil
  • 1992 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for DilHai Ki Manta Nahin
  • 1993 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Jo JeetaWohiSikandar
  • 1994 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Hum HainRahiPyarKe
  • 1995 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for AndazApnaApna
  • 1996 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Rangeela
  • 1999 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Ghulam
  • 1999 – Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for the song AatiKyaKhandaala in Ghulam
  • 2000 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Sarfarosh
  • 2002 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for DilChahtaHai
  • 2006 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for MangalPandey: The Rising
  • 2007 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Rang De Basanti
  • 2008 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for TaareZameen Par
  • 2009 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Ghajini
  • 2010 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for 3 Idiots

Screen Awards:

Winner

  • 1997 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Raja Hindustani
  • 2002 - Screen Award for Best Film for Lagaan
  • 2008 – Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor for TaareZameen Par
  • 2008 – Screen Award for Best Director for TaareZameen Par
  • 2008 – Screen Award for Most Promising Debut Director for TaareZameen Par

Nominated

  • 2002 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
  • 2006 – Screen Award for Best Actor for MangalPandey: The Rising
  • 2007 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Rang De Basanti
  • 2007 – Screen Award for Best Villain for Fanaa
  • 2008 – Screen Award for Best Film for TaareZameen Par
  • 2009 – Screen Award for Best Actor for Ghajini
  • 2010 – Screen Award for Best Actor for 3 Idiots

Apsara Awards:

Winner

  • 2009 - Apsara Award for Best Film - TaareZameen Par
  • 2009 - Apsara Award for Best Director - TaareZameen Par

Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards:

Winner

  • 1995 – BFJA Awards, Best Actor for Akele Hum Akele Tum & Rangeela
  • 2001 – BFJA Awards, Best Actor for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Zee Cine Awards:

Winner

  • 2000 – Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Sarfarosh
  • 2002 – Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
  • 2008 – Zee Cine Award for Best Director for TaareZameen Par

Nominated

  • 1998 - Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Ishq
  • 1999 - Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Ghulam
  • 2002 – Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for DilChahtaHai
  • 2007 – Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Male for Rang De Basanti

Bollywood Movie Awards:

Winner

  • 2002 – Bollywood Movie Award - Best Actor for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
  • 2002 – Bollywood Movie Award - Critics Award Male for DilChahtaHai

Other awards:

Winner

  • 2001: Bollywood People's Choice Awards: Best Actor for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
  • 2008: Planet Bollywood People's Choice Awards: Best Director for TaareZameen Par
  • 2008: Planet Bollywood People's Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor for TaareZameen Par
  • 2008: V. Shantaram Awards: Best Film Gold Award for TaareZameen Par
  • 2008: V. Shantaram Awards: Best Director Silver Award for TaareZameen Par
  • 2009: Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards 2008: Best Actor Award for Ghajini.
  • 2010: DadasahebPhalke Awards: Phalke Memorial Performance Award for 3 Idiots.

Works:

Filmography as actor

  • 2014 Peekay
  • 2013Dhoom 3
  • 2012 Talaash
  • 2012C.I.D. (TV Series)
  • 2010Mumbai Diaries
  • 20093 Idiots
  • 2008Ghajini
  • 2007Like Stars on Earth
  • 2006Fanaa
  • 2006Rang De Basanti
  • 2005The Rising: Ballad of MangalPandey
  • 2001DilChahtaHai
  • 2001Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
  • 2000Mela
  • 1999Mann
  • 1999Sarfarosh
  • 1998Earth
  • 1998Ghulam
  • 1997Ishq
  • 1996Raja Hindustani
  • 1995Akele Hum Akele Tum
  • 1995Bollywood Dreams
  • 1995Aatank Hi Aatank
  • 1995Baazi
  • 1994AndazApnaApna
  • 1993Hum HainRahiPyarKe
  • 1992Jo JeetaWohiSikandar
  • 1992Parampara
  • 1992Daulat Ki Jung
  • 1992Isi KaNaamZindagi
  • 1991AfsanaPyarKa
  • 1991DilHai Ki Manta Nahin
  • 1990 Dil
  • 1990Tum Mere Ho
  • 1990Awwal Number
  • 1990DeewanaMujhSaNahin
  • 1990JawaniZindabad
  • 1989Love LoveLove
  • 1989Raakh
  • 1988Qayamat Se QayamatTak
  • 1985Holi
  • 1974Madhosh
  • 1973Yaadon Ki Baaraat

Filmography as writer

  • 2014Peekay
  • 1993Hum HainRahiPyarKe

Filmography as director

  • 2007 Like Stars on Earth

Hobbies and personal interests:

Listening Old Music

Quotes and Memoirs:

I am happy that I have entertained people and made them happy.
I do what I feel is right. I am not scared to walk on the new path and take risk.
I have had unsuccessful films, but I learned a lot from those films. I give my failures as much importance as my success.
The journey that I have undertaken, meeting people from all walks of life and learning from them, has been my biggest achievement.
When I was new, I didn't know where my career will go. Initially, my films were not even successful, but then I learned a lot from my mistakes.

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