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Aamir Khan (Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan) is an Indian film actor, producer, director and television talk show host. Through his career spanning thirty years in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema.
|Born||14 March 1965, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.|
|Spouse(s)||Reena Dutta (m. 1986; div. 2002) Kiran Rao (m. 2005)|
|Children||Junaid, Ira, Azad Rao Khan|
Tahir Hussain (father)
Zeenat Hussain (mother)
Aamir Khan was born on March 14, 1965 in Holy Family Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai in India in a conservative Muslim family which has been part of the Hindi Film Industry for a long time. Aamir first came on screen as a child artist in his Uncle Nasir Hussain’s production Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973). It was not a real part but just a blink-and-miss appearance in the title song of the film. 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. Subsequently he went on to become the state tennis champion of Maharashtra. Sometime before his debut film, Aamir fell in love with a girl called Reena in his neighborhood. Since she belonged to a Hindu family and he to a devout Muslim one, they faced opposition and therefore they married secretly. Later they revealed it to the world after his debut film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), in which he was the leading man, was released in 1988.
Aamir is said to be the actor who first started the trend of actors working in one film at a time, when the others worked in four or five at the same time. He is also known to shun popular film trade magazine awards like Filmfare, Star Screen, etc. as he doesn’t have trust in their credibility and transparency. Recently he was awarded the third highest civilian honor Padama Bhushan by the government of India.
Aamir Khan’s range of characterizations remains unparalleled and because of this diversity, and his ability to portray different characters believably on screen, today he is regarded as not only one of the biggest Superstars but also one of the finest actors of Indian Cinema.
He refuses to accept the usual awards from Indian trade magazines such as Filmfare. Known as perfectionist who insists on getting a finished script before committing to a film and also refuses to work on more than one film at a time, both very unusual for Bollywood where actors usually work in several films at a time and script details are often improvised on the day of shooting.He is one of the three Khans that ruled Bollywood in the 90s. The other two are Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.
He has been a big fan of Alfred Hitchkock stories.He visited Pakistan for fund raising of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital on invitation by the cricketer Imran Khan. Time magazine refers to him as the Indian ‘Sean Penn’.
His best friends are Juhi Chawla & Rani Mukherjee. His ancestors hail from Afghanistan.He turned down Madame Tussaud’s offer to immortalize him in a wax statue. He cites Daniel Day-Lewis and Dilip Kumar as his favorite actors and is also Tennis-enthusiast, and particularly admires Roger Federer.His home production, Lagaan, in which he also starred in, was the third Indian film ever to be nominated for an Oscar.
He abstains from smoking and drinking and only does so if it is required by a film role.
He has been very active in sports during his growing years and was also the state tennis champion from Maharashtra.
To shoot a song for the film ‘Baazi’, he had waxed his entire body.
His parents Zaakir Hussain and Zeenat did not want him to become an actor. They wanted him to focus on studies. But Aamir had stopped studying after high school.