Born on March 14, 1965, Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan is an Indian actor who primarily appears in Hindi films. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Khan has earned the nickname "Mr. Perfectionist" in the media and established himself as one of the most renowned performers in Indian film. Khan has won several accolades, including four National Film Awards, nine Filmfare Awards, an AACTA Award, and an Academy Award nomination for one of his films. In addition to receiving an honorary title from the Chinese government in 2017, he was bestowed with two awards by the Indian government: the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010.
Early Life And Acting Career
He has two sisters, Farhat and Nikhat Khan, and a brother, Faisal Khan. His ancestors are from Herat, Afghanistan. Khan is descended from Zakir Husain, the previous president of India, and Maulana Azad, a campaigner for independence. The Hindi cinema business employed a number of his family, notably his late paternal uncle, producer-director Nasir Hussain. Outside of the film business, he shares a grandmother with Abul Kalam Azad. Imran Khan, his nephew, is an actor in modern Hindi cinema. In addition, Khan is the second cousin of Najma Heptulla, the 16th governor of Manipur, a former vice president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, six-time member of the Rajya Sabha, and Abul Kalam Azad's granddaughter.
At sixteen, Khan became part in the experimental process of a 40-minute silent film called Paranoia, directed by Aditya Bhattacharya, a buddy from school. Bhattacharya's friend and fellow director Shriram Lagoo gave them a few thousand rupees to bankroll the movie. The Paranoia filming schedule was kept a secret since his parents did not want him to create films and instead that he seek a "steady" job as an engineer or doctor. He co-starred in the movie as the lead opposite Neena Gupta and Victor Banerjee, helping Bhattacharya in the process. He stated that his decision to pursue a career in cinema was inspired by his experience working on it.
He not only helped Hussain but also appeared in documentaries that the students of the Film and Television Institute of India directed. After noticing Khan in those flicks, director Ketan Mehta extended an opportunity for him to star in the low-budget experimental picture Holi. Based on a play by Mahesh Elkunchwar, Holi featured an ensemble cast of novices and addressed the Indian custom of ragging. The movie was described as "melodramatic" by the New York Times, yet the "nonprofessional actors performed very decently and exuberantly." CNN-IBN classified Khan's "insignificant" portrayal as a raucous college student as having "lack of finesse".
On April 18, 1986, Aamir Khan wed Reena Dutta, who had a minor role in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Their daughter, Ira, and son, Junaid, are their two children. For a brief period of time, Dutta was employed by Lagaan as a producer. After he filed for divorce in December 2002, Dutta was granted custody of the two children. He wed Kiran Rao, who had worked as Gowariker's assistant director on the Lagaan set, on December 28, 2005. They made an announcement on December 5, 2011, regarding the birth of their son, Azad Rao Khan, via surrogacy. The pair said they will raise their son Azad as co-parents when they announced their split in July 2021.
A few of his offspring have dabbled with show business. Ira made the announcement on social media in September 2019 that she will be directing her first theatrical play, a Medea adaptation by Euripides. The play was produced by veteran actress Sarika, Kamal Haasan's ex-wife, and her daughter Akshara Haasan. Farhat Dutta, Khan's sister, made a poster to promote the performance.