- Name: Muhammad Aamir Hussain Khan
- Born: 14 March 1965 Mumbai Maharashtra
- Father: Tahir Hussain
- Mother: Zeenat Hussain
Who is Aamir Khan?
Aamir Khan is an Indian film actor, producer, director, screenwriter, occasional singer and founder-owner of Aamir Khan Productions. Aamir Khan appeared in the role of a child artist in his uncle Nasir Hussain’s film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) and eleven years later Khan’s career began in the film Holi (1984) with his cousin Mansoor Khan in the film Qayamat He had his first commercial success for Qayamat Tak (1988) and won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award (Filmfare Award for Best Debut Male Artist) for acting in the film. After the last eight nominations, during 1980 and 1990, Khan received the first Filmfare Best Actor Award for Raja Hindustani (1996), which was his biggest commercial success to date.
Aamir Khan was born in Bandra’s Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, India, to a Muslim family who had been active in the Indian Mosan picture for decades. His father, Tahir Hussain, was a filmmaker while his late uncle, Nasir Hussain, was a filmmaker as well as a director. He is also the guardian of the former President of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain, and the second nephew of the Minister of Minority Welfare of India, Dr. Najma Heptulla.
Aamir Khan came on screen in two roles as a child. At the age of 8, he starred in the musical film Yado Ki Baaraat (1973), directed by Nasir Hussain. In the same year, he played a role in a drunkard made by his father. Khan later took J.B. to receive elementary education. He started going to Petit School and later he got his education from St. Ann’s School in Bandra till 8th standard. And studied 9th and 10th from Mahim’s Bombay Scottish School.
Khan had a lot of interest in tennis since childhood, he loved playing tennis a lot. His teachers have always said that Khan’s focus is less in studies and more in playing. He got his 12th education from Narsi Monji College, Mumbai. Khan termed his childhood as ‘difficult’ due to financial troubles.
He then appeared in several films in the early ’80s and ’90s: Dil (1990), which was the biggest commercial hit of the year, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi (1991), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992), Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) (for which he also wrote the screenplay) and Rangeela (1995). Most of these films were critically and commercially successful. Other successful films were Andaz Apna Apna, co-starring Salman Khan. The film was unsuccessful at the time of its release but later made a good situation.
Aamir Khan only does one or two films a year, which is a different thing for a mainstream Hindi cinema actor. His only release in 1996 was the commercial blockbuster ‘Raja Hindustani’ directed by Dharmesh Darshan opposite Karisma Kapoor. The film earned him the first Filmfare Best Actor Award after the last 8 nominations, which was a huge hit of the year 1990 and was the third highest-grossing Indian film. Aamir Khan gave a lot of hit films, but no human always has a good time.
Aamir’s 2000 film Mela which proved to be very bad for his career, and Aamir’s career sank. After this, Aamir opened his production house in 2001, whose first film was “Lagaan”. Lagaan’s director was Ashutosh Gwarikar, Aamir himself worked in it. Lagaan did not win the Oscars, but he received many awards from India. Which includes Film Fair and National Film Award.
After “Lagaan”, there was a lot of upheaval in Aamir’s life. Separation and then divorce from wife Reena. At the age of 21, Aamir married his neighbor Reena. It was the love of boyhood, which broke down after years. This emotional shock made Aamir lonely and tough. During this period, he also got into trouble with the media. In fact, Aamir’s dedication and concentration towards work makes him perfect. Like a painter or writer, he has prepared his blue print in the mind before taking the physical form of the composition.
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Aamir Khan also played tennis at the state level and he was more interested in tennis than studies. Aamir Khan had to go through a poor financial situation as a child, because his father’s films were not running, due to which he was always in danger of being fired from school due to lack of fees. At the age of 16, he acted in a 40-minute silent film directed by his school friend Aditya Bhattacharya. Aamir Khan’s parents did not want to allow their son to appear in films due to his own poor experience and instead he used to motivate his son to become an engineer or a doctor.
Aamir Khan wanted to work in films against the wishes of his parents, so he joined a theater group called Avantar where he participated in backstage activities for a year. He made his debut on stage with a Gujarati drama “Saffron Bina” at Prithvi Theater. After this, Aamir acted in two Hindi dramas and an English drama. After completing high school, he quit his studies and went against his parents’ wish to work as an assistant director in films with his uncle.
There was also a time in Aamir’s life that after the success of “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak“, he has also suffered the biggest failure of his life. Aamir says that the two years after “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” were the worst time of his life. But he did not give up and always tried to give his best performance and never compromised with the quality of films. Due to this hard work and dedication, Aamir went ahead day by day and never looked back and continued the series of hit films more than one.
Aamir Khan is the one who added the first 100 crores in the mathematics of box office. In 2008, Aamir Khan’s movie Ghajini not only touched the figure of 100 crore, but Aamir’s body and hairstyle created panic. In the 2009 movie 3 Idiots, 44-year-old Aamir Khan surprised everyone by acting as an 18-year-old boy. The film went on to become the first Bollywood movie to cross the 200 million mark by earning 202 crores.
- Khan smokes ?: Aamir Khan used to smoke more, he admitted that many times he smoked 40 cigarettes in a single day. The good thing is that Aamir Khan has now quit smoking.
- Aamir Khan is fond of liqueur Paan (alcohol) ?: Yes
- He started his career in Indian cinema at just 8 years old.
- Aamir Khan is from a family of freedom fighters and is a descendant of Dr. Zakir Hussain, former President of India.
- He has been a tennis winner of the state of Maharashtra
- He never attends any film awards ceremony and avoids habitual media reporting. Aamir Khan stopped going to the awards ceremony since 1990 when he was nominated for the Best Actor Award for his film ‘Dil’ but the award was given to Sunny Deol for the film “Ghayal”.
- Aamir Khan does not like to bathe, rarely takes a bath during the holidays.