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Aamir Khan




--- About Aamir Khan ---

Birth name: Aamir Hussain Khan

Date of Birth: 14 March 1965

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Islam

Nicknames: Mr. Perfectionist, AK, The Choco Boy, A.K., Tom Hanks of India

Occupation: Film actor, producer, director and writer

Zodiac sign: Pisces

Hight: 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Marital status: Married

Spouse(s): Reena Dutta (18 April 1986 – 9 December 2002), Kiran Rao (28 December 2005 –present)

Kids: 3 (son Junaid and a dauhter Ira from the first marriage and son, Azad Rao Khan, from the second)

Father: Tahir Hussain (producer)

Mother: Zeenat Hussain

Uncle: Nassir Hussain (producer, director and actor)

Siblings: Faisal Khan, Farhat Khan and Nikhat Khan

Nephew: Imran Khan

People who inspires him: Uncle Nasir Hussain, His Mother, Cousin Mansoor Khan

Languages: Hindi, English

Friends from film industry: Juhi Chawla, Rani Mukerji, Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif,
Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Ayushmann Khurrana...

Education: School: St Annes School, Bandra, Mumbai; Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai Narsee Monjee
College, Vile Parle, Mumbai

Sports: Tennis, Cricket
Bad habits: Smoking and keeping himself from the world at times

Likes: Listening old music, watching movies, playing chess, tennis and cricket

Dislikes: Loud music, Filmfare Awards and Other Popular Awards
Big fan of: Alfred Hitchock stories
Unfulfilled wish: To work with Dilip Kumar
Best pick-up line used on him: "I wanna sleep with you."

The sexiest actress in India today, according to him: Kangana Ranaut 
An actress he'd like he'd have been linked with in younger days: Sridevi
One thing that turns him on: Anything that he can't do... Swiming, 'cause he can't swim.
One thing he can't live without: Reading

Debut film: Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)

Debut lead role: Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

Debut Producer: Lagaan (2001)

Debut Story Writer: Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

Debut Screenplay Writer: Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)

Debut Director: Taare Zameen Par (2007)

Debut Award: Filmfare Best Male Award for 'Raja Hindustani' (1996)

Best movies in the career by now: Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Raja Hindustani, Mangal Pandey:
The Rising, Rang De Basanti, Fanaa, Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Laagan, Talaash: The Answer Lies Within, Dhoom 3...

Dream Project: To make a film on Mahabharata

Host in TV Shows: Talk show 'Satyamev Jayte', which started airing on 6 May 2012

Aamir Khan as a child



--- Favourites ---

Favourite subject in school: Physics

Favourite food/dish: Indian and Moghlai dish, Dal and rice

Favourite places: Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani

Favourite holiday spot: Kashmir, Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani 

Favourite actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Daniel Day Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio

Favourite actresses: Waheeda Rehman, Geeta Bali, Madhubala, Sridevi

Favourite movie: Pyaasa

Favourite character: Karna

Favourite movie genre: Suspense

Favourite music: Old Hindi Melodies

Favourite songs: 'Ohre Taal Mile Nadi Ke Jal Mein'... 'Laakh Duniya Kahe' 

Favourite colour: Black

Favourite perfume: Jovan

Favourite after-shave: Patrick

Favourite shampoo: Finesse

Favourite book: 'Notes To Myself' by Hugh Prather...

Favourite car: Fiat (His father had blue colored old Fiat when Aamir was a kid)

Favourite co-star: Kajol

Favourite writer: Lav Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Favourite sport: Tennis

Favourite tennis player: Roger Federer

Favourite cricketer: Sourav Ganguly

Favourite games: Chess and Rubik's cube

Aamir Khan with his dad

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> Aamir Khan belongs to the family of Indian freedom fighter Abul Kalam Azad.

--> He began his film career at the age of 8, as a child actor in a home production, made by Nasir Hussain,
titled Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) and Madhosh (1974).

--> In 2001 Khan set up a production company known as Aamir Khan Productions. Its first film was Lagaan
which was selected as India's official entry to the 74th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language
Film category.

--> He has a reputation for shunning award ceremonies and not accepting any popular Indian film awards.
Though nominated many times, Khan does not attend any Indian film award ceremony as he feels
"Indian film awards lack credibility".

--> A.K. was awarded Padma Shri India's fourth highest Civil Honour in the year 2003 by the Government of

--> Had another child with his ex-girlfriend, English writer Jessica Hines, who delivered their son, Jaan
Hines, on September 14 2003.

--> Known as a 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 visited Pakistan for fund raising of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital on invitation by the cricketer
Imran Khan.

--> Formed a popular on-screen pair with Juhi Chawla.

--> His ancestors hail from Afghanistan.

--> He turned down Madame Tussaud's offer to immortalize him in a wax statue.

--> His home production, Lagaan, in which he also starred in, was the third Indian film ever to be
nominated for an Oscar.

--> For 'Sarfarosh', Aamir used to dub in the morning to get a rough voice.

--> He did not bathe for several days to get into the skin of his character in 'Ghulam' movie!

--> Aamir did not give an interview to any Hindi magazine including Filmfare, Stardust, Cineblitz etc for
around 10 years.

--> Aamir Khan took special permission from Amitabh Bachchan to use his son Abhishek’s example in
'Taare Zameen Par', which he directed.

--> He was a state tennis champion for the state of Maharashtra.

--> He waxed his entire body to play a woman in Baazi.

--> Aamir can solve the Rubik’s Cube in less than 13 minutes.

--> He actually got his ears pierced for Lagaan.

--> Khan therefore loves to play games where he can think and apply his mind.

--> At the age of 16, Aamir Khan could solve the Rubik's Cube in 28 seconds!
--> Has an eating disorder. He is ether on a strict diet, or eating a lot.
--> Aamir can't swim.

--> Aamir has quit smoking in January 2016.

Aamir Khan with his son Junaid

Aamir Khan's daughter and ex-wife

--- Personal Quotes ---

"I have had unsuccessful films, but I learned a lot from those films. I give my failures as much importance
as my success."
"I am grateful to God for giving me so much. People have given me their love and blessings. I'm very
happy. If you see, there's no end to our wants. I believe that whatever we get in life, we should be
satisfied with that."
"My biggest achievement is the love and respect that I have got from people. It is very difficult to
achieve that. My family, who is very near to me, is also my achievement."
"Apart from the National Film Awards, I don’t see any other award ceremony that I should give value
to. My personal experience about these award ceremonies is that I don’t trust them. I have no faith
in them so I would prefer to stay away."

"Film making is like fighting a war with leadership at the front."

"I enjoy the love I receive from my fans and my audience. But I think I know what is real for me and
what is not."

"Because they want more advertisements, they are destroying what is a very important part of the
society - news reporting. It is wasting important national space that should be used in a more productive

"A star needs to have style. Unfortunately I have very little. But Salman (Khan) has it all."

"Every film I do means a lot to me. The failure of Mela, definitely made a difference to me. I am not
comfortable with the idea of my films not releasing to their full potential."

"I personally feel that I should support people who are doing good work and people should also support
such good work."

"I am raising my voice as a citizen of the country. I don't want to enter politics."

"There`s a lot of talent both in India and Pakistan. I think the talent in both these two countries should
come together and entertain the world audience. If the right offer and opportunity comes my way, I`d
love to do a movie in Pakistan."

"My major contribution was in editing."

"I'm not a very logical person. I know people keep calling me Perfectionist, logical... But actually the
truth is I'm totally opposite of that. I'm a very emotional person..."

"I am not interested in breaking records. I am an artist, and what gives me a high is to entertain my
audience, to give them a good time, and to satisfy them emotionally."

"I want to earn the love of my audience. That is what I am thirsty for. I like to challenge myself and do
work that I have not done. I like to surprise my audience. These are the things that I am interested in."
"I'm quite happy with the kind of success I have got with age. With the passing of years I have had a lot
of good things happen to me. I've had many amazing experiences. At this point of time, professionally,
I'm at the peak of my career. Personally also, I'm very happy with the kind of things that are happening
around me and my family. I'm happy that I'm doing well."
"I'm waiting for Salman (Khan) to get married. I think everyone is. The day he gets married, it will be
very special day for all of us. He has many beautiful girls roaming around him. He has many choices."
"I wanted to learn Marathi last year, which I started to learn. Then, I wanted to spend more time with
ammi, which I did. She's living in Mumbai since the past month and is living in my same building. Kiran
and I have been staying in her flat. I even started learning swimming which I wanted to. I wanted to
learn cooking, but haven't been able to do so yet."
"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. When my three-four films were not successful, I decided
I won't sign a film for money, a big banner or a specific person. I decided I will listen to my heart. That
is why I started doing less films. I have followed this till date."
"I do what I feel is right. I am not scared to walk on the new path and take risk."
"I never thought this would happen. I can't believe how I have reached here. I am happy that I have
entertained people and made them happy."
"For me, I don't see myself as a saviour. I see myself as someone who is just trying to learn and this is
a personal journey for me. A journey for enriching my own life and in the process of that, understanding
my country better and the issues facing us together and the issues affecting our society. In the process
of learning about those things I'm hoping to share that with people. That's all I'm doing."
"I have no intention to enter politics. I want to use the medium of filmmaking and entertainment to
contribute to the society and nation-building."

"I feel that wherever I am, that is my platform and I am happy there. I can bring a lot of change in
society through the medium I work in. I feel my communication skills, my storytelling capabilities are
my strengths. I can touch people's hearts, and I can use these to reach the people. It is an important
part of nation-building."
"I understand that there are people who think otherwise, but it's not in me to look at another person's
work, and think, 'How come he did so well? How will I do as well?' I just don't feel like this."

"There are a lot of films I did that didn't make me happy, but it is also true that you don't always get
success despite all efforts. When I look back and see these films, I feel that I've learnt a lot from my
unsuccessful films. Those are my biggest learnings."
"My failures have taught me as much as my successful films, and they are equally special to me."

"I feel that whoever buys a ticket to my film, doesn't go back feeling that it was a waste. The audience
should feel entertained. That's all. I don't get into numbers. It has to touch hearts what money it
makes, that doesn't matter to me." 

Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao



--- Connect With Aamir ---


His home address: 11 Bela Vista Apartments, Bandra, Mumbai 400 050

His official Website:  http://www.aamirkhan.com/

Aamir on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aamir_khan

Aamir on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aamirkhan.com

Aamir on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialAamirKhan 


Aamir, Kiran and their son Azad


Aamir Khan in his younger age


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