Aamir Hussain Khan born on 14 March, 1965 is an Indian film actor, director and producer who has established himself as one of the leading actors of Hindi cinema.
Starting his career as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain's film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Khan began his professional career eleven years later with Holi (1984) and had his first commercial success with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988).
He received his first National Film Award (Special Jury Award) for his roles in the films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Raakh (1989). After eight earlier nominations for the period of the 1980's and 1990's, Khan received his first Film fare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the major grosser Raja Hindustani (1996) and later earned his second Best Actor award for his performance in the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan, which also marked the debut of his own production company.
Date Of Birth : March 14, 1965
Place Of Birth: Mumbai, India
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Place Of Birth: Mumbai, India
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Following a four-year break from acting, Khan made his comeback playing the title role in the historical Mangal Pandey. Aamir Khan later won a Film fare Critics Award for Best Actor for his role in Rang De Basanti (2006).
The following year, he made his directorial first appearance with Taare Zameen Par, for which he received a Film fare Award for Best Director. This was followed by Ghajini (2008), which became the highest grossing film of that year, and 3 Idiots (2009), which became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all-time, unadjusted for inflation. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his contributions towards the arts.
Raja HindusthaniAamir Khan continued to act in just one or two films a year, an unusual trait for a mainstream Hindi cinema actor. His only release in 1996 was the Dharmesh Darshan intended for commercial blockbuster Raja Hindustani in which he was paired with conflicting Karisma Kapoor.
Best Actor AwardThe film received him his first Film fare Best Actor Award, after seven previous nominations, and went on to become the biggest hit of the year, as well as the third highest grossing Indian film of the 1990's. Khan's career had appeared to hit a highland at this point of time, and most of the films to follow for the next few years were only partially successful.
GhulamIn 1997, he co-starred alongside Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Juhi Chawla in Ishq, which performed well at the box office. The following year, Khan appeared in the moderately successful Ghulam, for which he also did playback singing. John Mathew Matthan's Sarfarosh (1999), Khan's first release in 1999, was also moderately successful, gaining an above average box office verdict.
MelaThe film was highly appreciated amongst the critics and Khan's role as a dedicated, honest and uncorrupted cop engaged in fighting border terrorism, was well received, as was his role in Deepa Mehta's art house film Earth. His first release for the new millennium, Mela, in which he acted alongside his real-life brother Faisal Khan, was both a box-office hit and critical bomb.
LagaanIn 2001 he appeared in Lagaan. The film was a chief critical and profit-making success, and established a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 74th Academy Awards. Additionally, the film congregated critical acclaim at several worldwide film festivals, in addition to winning numerous Indian awards, including the National Film Awards. Khan himself won his second Film fare Best Actor Award.
Dil Chahta HaiThe film continues to be one of the most popular Hindi films in the west. The success of Lagaan was trailed by Dil Chahta Hai later that year, in which Khan co-starred with Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan, with Preity Zinta playing his love interest. The film was written and directed by the beginner Farhan Akhtar.
First War of Indian IndependenceAccording to reviewers, the film broke new grounds by showing Indian urban youth as they really are at present. The characters portrayed were recent, charming and multi-ethnic. The film did reasonably well and was a winner generally in urban cities. Khan then took a four year break citing own problems, and revisited in 2005 with Ketan Mehta's "Mangal Pandey: The Rising" playing the title role of a real-life sepoy and a martyr who helped spark the Indian Rebellion of 1857 or the 'First War of Indian Independence'.
Rang De BasantiRakeysh Omprakash Mehra's cherished Rang De Basanti was Khan's first energizing performance in 2006. His role was perilously applauded, earning him a Film fare Critics Award for Best Actor and various nominations for Best Actor. The film went on to become one of the highest grossing films of the year, and was selected as India's official entry to the Oscars. Although the film was not shortlisted as a nominee for the Oscar, it received a nomination for Best Foreign Film at the BAFTA Awards in England.
FanaaKhan's work in his next movie, Fanaa (2006) co-starred with Kajol was also appreciated, and the film went on to become one of the highest grossing Indian films of 2006.
Taare zameen parIn 2007, Taare Zameen Par was also produced by him and marked his directorial debut. The film, which was the second offering from Aamir Khan Productions, starred Khan in a supporting role as a teacher who befriends and helps a dyslexic child. It opened excellent responses from critics and viewers alike. Khan's performance was well-received, although he was predominantly highly praised for his directing.
GhajiniIn 2008, Khan emerged in the movie Ghajini. The film was a chief profitable success and became the highest grossing Bollywood movie of that year. For his performance in the film, Khan acknowledged numerous Best Actor nominations at different award ceremonies as well as his fifteenth Film fare Best Actor nomination.
3 IdiotsIn 2009, Khan emerged in the commercially and decisively acclaimed film 3 Idiots as Ranchodas Chanchad which became Bollywood's highest grossing film and won multiple Film fare Awards including Best Picture. Around August, 2011, Khan started talks with Siddhartha Basu's BIG Synergy, to host a talk show, similar to the Oprah Winfrey show.