Aamir Khan (/ɑːmɪr xɑːn/; Devanāgarī: आमिर हुसेन ख़ान, Nastaliq: عامر حسین خان) (born March 14, 1965 as Aamir Hussain Khan) in Mumbai, India, is a highly acclaimed and a prominent National Film Award-winning Indian film actor, producer, director and writer.
Appearing as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain’s film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Khan’s career started eleven years later with the film, Holi (1984). He received his first commercial success with his cousin Mansoor Khan’s film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance in the film. After eight previous nominations during the 1980s and 1990s, he received his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Raja Hindustani (1996), his biggest commercial success so far.
He won acclaim for his role in the Academy Award nominated Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), and received his second Best Actor award at the Filmfare ceremony as well as numerous other awards. Taking a four year break from acting, Khan made his comeback with Ketan Mehta’s The Rising (2005).
Being a part of several commercially successful movies and delivering highly acclaimed performances, he has established himself as one of the top and leading actors of Hindi cinema.
Personal life of Aamir Khan
Khan fell in love and married Reena Dutta, however his parents did not approve either of her or his marriage primarily because she was a non-muslim. As a result, Khan’s marriage stayed a secret both from his parents and the media for a while. Dutta made a brief appearance in the popular song sequence Papa Kehte Hain from Khan’s first film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, despite the fact that she was not a professional actress and was already married to him at that time. The story of Khan’s marriage garnered a lot of public attention when it was first revealed. However, Reena Dutta maintained a very low profile and continued her job working at a travel agency. They had two children (son: Junaid and daughter: Aira) and led a quiet family life away from the public eye. Reena was involved, briefly, in Khan’s career when she worked as a producer for Lagaan. In December 2002, Aamir filed for divorce ending the 15-year marriage. Reena took custody of both the children.
On December 28, 2005, Aamir married Kiran Rao, who had been an assistant to director Ashutosh Gowariker during the filming of Lagaan.
Recently, his brother Faisal caused a media scandal by accusing Khan of mistreating him and forcing him to take medication. Faisal has been said to be mentally unstable. On 31 October, 2007, the Bombay high court granted temporary custody of Faisal to their father, Tahir Hussain. Khan’s family came out in a public statement supporting him on all counts in this matter. The statement was also signed by his former wife and the mother of his children, Reena Dutta.
Khan rarely attends Indian award functions and says that he does not believe in the authenticity of the selection and winning process. He made an exception when he attended the Oscars for the nomination of Lagaan. In 2007, Khan was invited to have a wax imitation of himself put on display at Madame Tussauds in London.
However, Khan politely declined stating that, “It’s not important to me… people will see my films if they want to. Also, I cannot deal with so many things, I have bandwidth only for that much. “
Some words from the Star’s blog: Aamir Khan Blog
My big exception towards Black is the fact that a child with severe difficulties is shown being illtreated instead of being treated with love, care and understanding. I simply cannot come to terms with that no matter what the writer and director say in defence. I thought I was watching a rip off of Taming Of The Shrew!!! I take great exception to this kind of behaviour towards children being glorified and propagated through a popular mass medium as the way to deal with children with or without difficulties. I, without any hesitation, strongly condemn this kind of cinema no matter who is involved with the film, and that includes me if I ever have in the past, present or future made such an error of judgement. My creative differences with Mr Bansali are unimportant. I believe he has the potential to make a good film and I look forward to seeing his latest film SAWARIA.
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