Farah Khan is the daughter of Menaka Khan and Kamran Khan. She is Saajid Khan, the well known host, comedian-turned-director’s sister. She was born on January 9th in 1965.
Farah’s mother is screenplay writer Honey Irani’s sister. Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar are her cousins.
Farah learnt dance on her own and set up her own troupe. She was inspired by the Thriller video by MJ. She was studying Sociology in St. Xavier’s, Mumbai. After Saroj Khan walked out on Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander(1992), Farah got the chance to choreograph the song “Pehla Nasha” which catapulted her to stardom. She met Shahrukh Khan on the film set of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and continues to be good friends with him.
Farah Khan has won the Best Choreographer award at Filmfare, six times. For the song, Idhar Chala, she won the National award. She has won international fame for Monsoon Wedding and Bombay Dreams. She has worked in a Chinese movie Perhaps Love.
Farah Khan has been seen regularly on the small screen. She was a judge in Indian Idol seasons 1 and 2 and had her own talkshow Tere Mere Beach Mein. She has worked with international performers like Kylie Minogue and Shakira.
Farah Khan turned director with the 2004 hit Main Hoon Na, starring Shahrukh Khan. She won the Best Debutante director award for it. She has gone on to make the super successful Om Shanti Om in 2007. Her last movie Tees Maar Khan failed at the box office.
She is married to editor Shirish Kunder.
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The choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan turned 50 recently. She celebrated the grand occasion at her home in Andheri. January 8 saw a star studded party at her residence. Though it was a fabulous birthday bash with the presence of prominent personalities of B-town, the excitement was somewhat redu ... read more
Choreographer turned filmmaker Farah Khan celebrated her 50th birthday on January 9th and she hosted a grand bash for her filmy colleagues on Thursday at her residence in Lokhandwala in Mumbai. The party was a starry affair and seen in attendance were Deepika Padukone, Ranve ... read more
Choreographer turned filmmaker Farah Khan would be replacing Salman Khan as ‘Bigg Boss 8’ host. Due to packed shooting schedule, Salman won;t b able to host the show further and he will be replaced by Farah. Farah Khan’s new ‘Bigg Boss 8’ look has been released and she looked quite colourful. ... read more
The extremely talented Bollywood director, Farah Khan celebrated her 50th birthday this year. This pleasant and sociable choreographer-turned-director held a party at her Mumbai residence on the 9th of January. Her birthday bash was attended by almost all the popular faces o ... read more
Choreographer turned filmmaker Farah Khan replaces Salman Khan in the reality show ‘Bigg Boss 8’. Bigg Boss has been extended beyond the time frame and host Salman won’t be able to give time to the show due to his scheduled programme. Bigg Boss Halla Bol will now see Farah Khan as the new host. F ... read more
Choreographer turned director Farah Khan will be replacing Salman Khan as ‘Bigg Boss 8’ host. Since its inception, Salman Khan has been hosting the show and now the ‘Happy New Year’ director will take the host seat due to Salman’s hectic schedule in January. Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss contract ends ... read more
Filmmaker Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder completes 10 years of wedding life. Farah tied the knot with Shirish in 2004 and ever since they have been stood by each other through thick and thin. "10th anniversary!! Al ... read more
Farah Khan’s directed and Shahrukh Khan starrer ‘Happy New Year’ again hit the bulls eye. The film became the highest grosser of 2014 with a massive earning of Rs 350 crore. Produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, HNY crossed Rs 350 crore gross box office collections worldwide. I ... read more
Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ is breaking all the records. The film became the fastest movie in Bollywood to enter the 100 crore club in just two and a half days of its release. The film has also done a remarkable business in the overseas market and now it is marching fast towards 200 crore cl ... read more
It has become a habit for choreographer turned filmmaker Farah Khan to poke fun at veteran actors and others. After spoofing veteran actor Manoj Kumar in her debut movie, ‘Om Shanti Om’, Farah has poked fun at ace choreographer Saroj Khan in the promotional event of ‘Happy New Year’ and again at ... read more