Aamir Khan

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He started his career as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain's film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973). However, he 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). He received his first Filmfare 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. Image courtesy: topnews.in

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Early Life

He was born in Bandra's Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, to a Muslim family that has been actively involved in the Indian motion picture industry for several decades. His father, Tahir Hussain, was a film producer while his uncle, Nasir Hussain, was a film producer as well as a director and an actor. His family on his father´s side are originally from Herat, Afghanistan. Image courtesy: gswebzone.blogspot.com

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Early Life
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Film Career

In 2007, he turned director with the film Taare Zameen Par which not only brought him immense critical acclaim but was a huge box office success. In 2008, his first all out commercial action film Ghajini went on to become the highest grossing film of its time in Indian Cinema. This record didn't last long though when his next release 3 Idiots went on to shatter not only the highest grosser record but many more. It not only made the highest opening first day, first weekend and first week records but subsequently continued to shatters many records on the following weekends and weeks. Image courtesy: filmmy.com

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Debut as an Actor

Aamir first came on screen as a child artist in his Uncle Nasir Hussain's production Yaadon Ki Baaraat was not a real part, just a blink and miss appearance in the title song of the film. He again appeared as a child artist in the film Madhoshi (1974). Much later he appeared in the art film Holi (1984) along with his friend and later his director Ashutosh Gowariker, the film also starred Naseeruddin Shah. Subsequently, he went on to become the state tennis champion of Maharashtra. However, after his debut movie as lead Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak(QSQT) as a leading man was released in 1988, the film was a run away success and he achieved instant stardom. Image courtesy: movies.ndtv.com

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Debut as an Actor
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Film Career

He then signed a few not so good films which failed at the box office. In the year 1990 he delivered the biggest grosser of the year - Dil and since then he has given several commercial and critical hits, his superlative performances include films like Dil (1990), Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander( 1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) (for which he also wrote the screenplay), Baazi( 1995), Rangeela (1995). Other successes include Andaz Apna Apna, co-starring Salman Khan. At the time of its release the movie was reviewed unfavorably by critics, but over the years has gained a cult status. Image courtesy: marivaat.in

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Film Career

Some of his other notable films are Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995), Raja Hindustani (1996), Ishq (1997), Earth(1998), Ghulam (1998) for which he also did playback singing for the song "Aati kya Khandala?". He also starred in Sarfarosh (1999), Dil Chahta Hai ( 2001), Lagaan (2001), Mangal Panday (2005), Fanaa ( 2006) and Rang De Basanti (2006). His performance in Earth as the Ice-Candy man has received rave reviews from Indian and International critics. Image courtesy: filmstarranimukherjee.wordpress.com

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Producer

After producing Lagaan and Taare Zameen Par, in 2008, he launched his nephew Imran Khan's debut in the film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na under his production house. The film was a big hit and eventually earned him a nomination for Best Movie at the Filmfare. In 2011, he released his home production Dhobi Ghat which was directed by his current wife Kiran Rao and Delhi Belly starring his nephew Imran Khan. Image courtesy: http://tvtropes.org

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Personal Life

He married Reena Dutta, who had a small part in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, on April 18, 1986. They have two children, a son named Junaid and a daughter, Ira. Reena was involved briefly in his career when she worked as a producer for Lagaan. In December 2002, Khan filed for divorce, ending the 15-year marriage. Reena took custody of both children. On 28 December 2005, he married Kiran Rao who had been an assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker during the filming of Lagaan. On December 5, 2011, Khan and his wife Kiran Rao announced the birth of their son, Azad Rao Khan, through a surrogate mother. Image courtesy: bindas.in

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Awards and Honors

Though nominated many times, Khan does not attend any Indian film award ceremony as he feels "Indian film awards lack credibility". Recently he was awarded the third highest civilian honour Padama Bhushan by the government of India. Image courtesy: indianewz.com

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Using classic "method acting", Aamir acts in all genres of Indian films - comedy, action, drama and romance. Although he acts in only one film in a year, he devouts all his time, energy and focus to it. Aamir Khan is acknowledged today as the most complete Indian actor for his diverse choice of roles and films. Image courtesy: talaash.org.in

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