Aamir Khan Biography – Early Life, Movies, Awards, Family & Net Worth

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan, Indian actor and director, member of the international jury of the Berlinale 2011

Aamir Khan is one of the leading actors in the Bollywood film industry who has set a benchmark in acting. He’s a multitalented person and besides being a successful actor, he has also achieved success as a director, producer, and TV host. His popularity isn’t limited to the Indian film audience and he’s having a huge fan following all over the world. Through his career spanning over 30 years in Hindi films, Aamir Khan has been successful in establishing himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema. He has won many awards including ‘National Film Awards as well as nine ‘Filmfare Awards.  He’s one of those few Indian actors with an ‘Oscar’ nomination for the film ‘Lagaan.’

Aamir Khan’s Early Life:

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Aamir Khan was born on March 14, 1965, in Holy Family Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai. He belongs to a conservative Muslim family & his father Tahir Hussain, a film producer, and his mother’s name is Zeenat Hussain. He is the eldest of four siblings. His family consists of several renowned members of Bollywood. Aamir ventured into acting at a very young age and acted in the film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) as a child artist.

Before beginning his mainstream professional acting career, he was involved in the filmmaking process for several films.

Aamir Khan’s Acting Career:

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Aamir Khan in an early appearance in Holi

Aamir Khan appeared in his first major film role in the 1984 drama ‘Holi’ where he played the role of a college student.

Early Success with ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’

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Shot from ‘Qayamat-Se-Qayamat-Tak’ Movie

He garnered a lot of fame with his second film ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ a romantic film which is based on Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet.’  Upon its release, this film went on to achieve massive success with high praises from the film critics and the film audience. For his spellbinding performance in this film, he was awarded a ‘National Film Award’ and eight ‘Filmfare Awards.’ He also won the Filmfare Award’ for ‘Best Male Debut.’

He then starred in the 1989 crime thriller ‘Raakh.’ He received critical acclaim for his performance and won his first ‘National Film Award.’ He then starred in multiple unsuccessful films until the release of his 1990’s romantic drama film titled ‘Dil.’

The last decade of the 20th century was very successful for Aamir. During this period, he appeared in several popular films like ‘Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin’ (1991), ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ (1992), ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ (1994), ‘Rangeela’ (1995), and ‘Akele Hum Akele Tum’ (1995). In 1996, he appeared in ‘Raja Hindustani’ for which he won the ‘Filmfare Award’ for ‘Best Actor.’

Aamir Khan’s Lagaan:

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Lagaan

Aamir Khan received global acclaim in the year 2001 with the globally acclaimed film ‘Lagaan.’ The massive success of this film garnered him international recognition and the film went on to earn an ‘Oscar’ nomination for ‘Best Foreign Language Film.’ It also won Khan his second ‘Filmfare Award’ for ‘Best Actor.’ The film was directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and it is a period drama film set in the backdrop when India was under colonial rule.

He next appeared in the critically acclaimed film ‘Dil Chahta Hai,’ and then took a four-year break from Bollywood. ‘Mangal Pandey: The Rising’ released in the year 2005 was his comeback film.

Aamir Khan’s ‘Rang De Basanti:

The year 2006 was also a successful year for Aamir as he starred in the critically acclaimed film ‘Rang De Basanti’.  Upon its release, the film went on to become the highest-grossing Indian film at the time. The film won four ‘National Film Awards.’ It also earned a nomination for the ‘British Academy Film Award.’

Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots:

Aamir Khan then starred in the 2009 blockbuster comedy-drama film ‘3 Idiots.’ The film was directed by Rajkumar Hirani, & it criticizes the Indian education system. The story is based on the Chetan Bhagat novel ‘5 Point Someone.  Upon its release, the film went on to achieve massive success at the box office and it became the highest-grossing Indian film and won many awards, including five ‘Filmfare Awards.’

Aamir Khan’s PK;

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‘PK’ Movie

In the year 2014 Aamir khan worked in the satirical sci-fi comedy film titled ‘PK’ which is again directed by Rajkumar Hirani. The film revolves around the life of an alien who comes to the Earth for research purposes and loses his remote, without which he can’t get back to his planet. Upon its release, the film went on to become a box-office success with earnings of Rs 854 crore.

Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate:

In the year 2012, Aamir Khan created and hosted the Indian talk show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ where he highlighted important social issues in India. The show received the best TRP rates and was a massive success.

Aamir Khan’s Personal Life & Family:

Aamir Khan was married to Reena Dutta from 1986 to 2002. The couple was blessed with two children whom they have named Junaid and Ira.

After divorcing his first wife, he married Kiran Rao, a film producer, screenwriter, and director, in 2005. The couple has a child whom they named Azad.

Aamir Khan’s Net Worth:

Aamir Khan is one of the richest actors in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$790 million (2021).

 

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