“Film making is like fighting a war”- Amir Khan
Amir Khan was born and brought up in a Muslim family in Mumbai who was involved in the Indian Motion picture Industry for years. Tahir Hussain, a film producer was his father while the film producer, director and actor, Nasir Hussain was his uncle.Amir has three brothers Faisal, Farhat and Nikhat. His cousin Mansoor Khan is a director.
He married Reena Dutta on 18th April, 1986, They have two children, a son named Junaid and a daughter named Ira. In December 2002, he filed for divorce ending the 15 years of marriage while Reena took custody of both children. On 28th December 2005, Aamir married Kiran Rao who had been an Assistant Director to Ashutosh Gowarikor during the filming of Lagaan. On 5 th December 2011, they announced the birth of Azad Rao Khan, their son, born through a surrogate mother.
He was first introduced as a child artist in the 1970’s hit Yadon Ki Baaraat. He made his adult acting debut with a role in Ketan Mehta’s Holi in 1984 which didn’t get much attention. His first notable leading role came in 1988 in the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak which was directed by his cousin Mansoor Khan. It was an immense success, launching his career as a leading actor. Not only he had the image of a ‘Chocolate Hero’ but also he was a teen idol for the youth of India. He also starred in the critically acclaimed film Raakh.
Aamir went to appear in several films in the late 80’s and 90’s like, Dil which became the highest grossing film of the year, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi, Jo Jita Wohi Sikandar, and Rangeela. Most of these films were commercially successful and critically acclaimed. His other success’s include Andaaz Apna Apna, but the movie was reviewed negatively by the critics.
His release in 1996 was the Dharmesh Darshan directed commercial blockbuster Raja Hindustani along Ajay Devgan and Juhi Chawla, Amir khan appeared in the film Ishq. The hit song ‘Ati Kya Khandala’ from the movie Ghulam was sung by him. The film Mela where he acted along with his real life brother Faisal Khan, unfortunately failed at the box office.
In 2001, he appeared in Lagaan which was his first home production. It was a critical and commercial success and received a nomination for the Best Foreign Language film at the 74th Academy Awards.
He took 4 years break due to personal problems and returned in 2005 with Mangal Pandey: The Rising. His other films include Rang De Basanti, Fanaa, Ghajini, Talaash. The perfectionist also became a director for his home production film Taare Zameen Par. His Appearance in the Raju Hirani directed film, 3 Idiots went on to become Bollywood’s highest grossing film.
Aamir Khan is well known for being a perfectionist in his films. He has been honored with the Padma Sri and Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the Indian Cinema. In April 2013, he was among TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World List. He is an actor with an eye for detail who places the film above every individual. The perfectionist has established himself as one of the successful leading heroes of Bollywood.
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