Aamir Khan is a well-known Bollywood Actor, Producer, TV Host, and Director. His full name is Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan and he is also known as Bollywood’s Mr.Perfectionist. Mostly, Aamir Khan famous for his consistent performances and intelligent choice of scripts. His insistence on a complete script before shooting and working on only one film at a time heralded new professionalism in Bollywood. Aamir Khan was born in the Islamic middle-class family on 14 March 1965 in Mumbai. He is a son of Late Tahir Hussain (Producer) and Zeenat Hussain, Aamir is the eldest of all four siblings.
His younger brother is Faisal Khan who is also an actor. Farhat and Nikhat Khan are his younger sisters. Imran Khan is his nephew. Aamir Khan has 3 children with two wives. Aamir did two marriages. He first got married on 18 April 1986 to Reema Dutta. He has two kids with his first wife, Junaid Khan and Ira Khan. But in December 2002, Aamir filed for divorce, and Reema took custody of both the children. On 28 December 2005, Aamir married Kiran Rao. He met Kiran during the film Lagaan, she was an assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker. And on 5 December 2011, Azad Rao Khan was born through a surrogate mother.
Aamir Khan Wiki/Bio
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Aamir Khan completed his schooling from J.B. Pettit School(Mumbai), St. Anne’s high school, Bandra (Mumbai), and Bombay Scottish School, Mahim(Mumbai). He was interested in playing lawn tennis and also represented his school in several state-level championships, and has been the State Tennis winner for Maharashtra.
Aamir did not continue with his higher studies after he completed his class 12th. Aamir Khan made his Bollywood debut as a child actor in the movie Yaadon Ki Baarat, in 1973. He got his first break in 1984 with the movie Holi. But the film failed at the box office.
He got another chance when Nasir Hussain and his son Mansoor signed him as a leading actor in Mansoor’s directorial debut Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak alongside Juhi Chawala.
To promote his film, Aamir did not have enough funds, so he along with his co-star, Raj Zutshi, took to the streets and himself pasted the posters to promote the movie. The movie turned out to be a great commercial hit at the box office.
Aamir Khan Net Worth
Star Aamir with his wife Kiran Rao and son Azad Rao lives in a spacious 5000 sq ft house at Freeda apartments which is off Carter Road in Bandra West. As of 2023, he has a net worth of about $240 million.
Aamir also has a 100-year-old bungalow in Panchgani which he bought from Homi Adjani(writer-director).
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- Aamir had previously called Shah Rukh Khan a dog while declaring that he had named his dog after him. He afterward said that Shah Rukh is the dog of the concierge of his house. Later he apologized to Shah Rukh and his family by visiting Shah Rukh’s home.
- In December 2015, he made a public statement that he thinks Indians are getting intolerant which was criticized by most people.
- During the shoot of Ghulam, Aamir attracted a controversy when famous writer Jessica Hines claimed that Aamir was the father of her son Jaan. It was featured in Stardust magazine that Aamir was madly in love with her and they were in a live-in relationship. When Jessica got pregnant, things got changed and Aamir forced him to abort the child, but she ignored his decision and gave birth to a baby boy to which Aamir never agreed. However, Jessica has also never publicly accepted it but also has never denied it.
When Aamir was 16 years old, he worked as an assistant director to his friend, Aditya Bhattacharya in his silent experimental film, ‘Paranoia.’ He appeared in Indra Kumar’s film- Dil, which became his first major hit after four flops in a row in 1990.
During the shoot of the film Ghulam, Aamir was performing a stunt in which Aamir was running on a railway track towards an oncoming train, he just missed the train by 1.3 seconds as he jumped off the track. Later, Aamir was awarded the Best Scene Award for this scene at the 44th Filmfare Awards, but he did not accept it.
Aamir Khan’s film, Raja Hindustani was a super blockbuster in the box office and received tremendous admiration from the audience. His kissing scene with the actress, Karisma Kapoor was noted as the longest kiss of the Bollywood. His phenomenal acting in the film, Lagaan, took the movie to the Oscars.
In the film, 3 Idiots, the role of Raju Rastogi was initially assigned to Aamir Khan, however, he showed his interest for the character of Rancho and charmed the audience with his incredible acting in the film. Aamir’s movie Dangal charmed the audience with his brilliant acting skills and became the first Indian movie to gross over 12000 crores worldwide and also the highest-grossing film in China in the year 2017. Aamir has also been an official ambassador of UNICEF.
Not just in India, Aamir has his fan following across the globe. As per the reports, international superstar Jackie Chan is a big fan of his work. In 2018, he was cast in Vijay Krishna Acharya’s film, Thugs of Hindostan, based on a fictional novel titled, Confessions of a Thug.
Aamir Khan Television Career
Aamir Khan made his television debut on 6 May 2012 with the talk show Satyamev Jayate. The show dealt with social issues. The show has gained positive responses from all over though the ratings were not as expected.
Ratings of the show eventually picked up and it became very successful. Aamir Khan was paid Rs.30 million per episode for hosting the show.
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Facts About Aamir Khan
- Does Aamir Khan drink alcohol?: Yes
- Does he smoke?: Yes
- He was crazy about balloons and kites in his childhood.
- As a child actor in Yaadon Ki Baaraat, which is considered the first Bollywood masala film, he started his career at the age of 8.
- In his father’s production Madhosh, he played the younger role of Mahendra Sandhu.
- He consumed one liter of vodka before the shoot of the song ‘Tere Ishq Mein Naachenge’ to deliver his drunk character more efficiently.
- In his movie Lagaan, he got his ears pierced so that he could wear earrings as Bhuvan. Further, his Oscar-winning performance in Lagaan made the film a success.
- Farah Khan approached him about appearing in Om Shanti Om song, but he declined, saying he was busy shooting.
- He ate approximately over 10000 Paans during the filming of his blockbuster hit, PK.
- Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt, and Salman Khan later starred in Darr, Swades, Saajan, and Hum Aapke Hain Koun, which turned out to be blockbusters.
- At Madame Tussauds, he declined to attend the display of his wax imitation.
- He does not believe in showbiz and celebrates his birthday uniformly. Each year, he cuts his cake and then relishes a dinner with his family. Moreover, he takes a resolution every year on his birthday to quit smoking but ends up breaking it.
- While filming for a drunk scene in 3 Idiots, Aamir suggested actually getting drunk, and they all did, which resulted in numerous retakes till the stock of the camera got over.
- In an interview, Aamir disclosed that Abhijaat Joshi is working on the sequel of 3 Idiots.
- Aamir comes from a film industry background as both his father and uncle are film producers.
- Abul Kalam Azad, his great grand uncle, led the Khilafat Movement and supported Mahatma Gandhi ardently. As a tribute to his great-grand uncle, he has named his younger son Azad Rao Khan.
- The majority of his father’s film productions were flops, resulting in poor financial conditions. He said that at that time, he was receiving around 30 calls a day from lenders asking for money, and he was always at risk of being expelled from school if he did not pay his fees.
- He was featured in Time Magazine’s list- ‘100 Most Influential People in The World’ in 2013.
- Her wife Kiran revealed on Koffee With Karan that Aamir hates taking a shower and has an eating disorder.
- For his movie Dangal, he was first asked to gain 28kgs of weight and then lost 25 kg in the time duration of 5-6 months to play younger Mahavir Singh Phogat. And he was personally trained by Rahul Bhatt.
- It was also revealed by Dangal’s director, Nitesh Tiwari that Aamir used to abuse a lot during his workout sessions in the gym.
- Aamir loves solving Rubik’s cube and is also an expert at it.
- He is also an amazing videographer, as he has shot the wedding ceremony of Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna in 2001.
- Aamir usually explains the meaning of his favorite song ‘Oh Re Taal Mile’ from the film ‘Anokhi Raat’ to every other person he talks with.
Who is better SRK or Aamir Khan?
Shah Rukh Khan frequently appears among the top three wealthiest actors in the world, while Aamir Khan has been the only Eastern actor to be ranked first in the world’s highest-earning actors in films.
Why is Aamir Khan famous?
Aamir Khan is famous for his consistent performances and intelligent choice of scripts. His insistence on a complete script before shooting and working on only one film at a time heralded new professionalism in Bollywood.
Are Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan friends?
The superstars in Bollywood, Aamir Khan, and Shah Rukh Khan share a close friendship. As they are both the superstars of Bollywood, they were always pitted against each other, and for a while, there were rumors of a tiff between the two.
Why doesn’t Aamir Khan attend Bollywood award functions?
It is rumored that Aamir Khan has to quit being part of such awards night took place since 1991. In 1991 Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (starring Amir Khan) and Beta (starring Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit) was competing at the awards. It is rumored that Anil Kapoor bribed the Filmfare walls and took home the best actor and best actress awards. Amir, who believed that Jo Jeeta was a much more superior film had to win awards, was upset when the film didn’t win any award. Amir was so upset that since then he hasn’t shown up at awards.
How rich is Aamir Khan?
He has a net worth of $240 million (2023).