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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Superstar Shahrukh Khan and wife Gauri Khan hosted a star-studded dinner party for Apple CEO Tim Cook at his palatial bungalow Mannat on Wednesday, May 18. A host of Bollywood celebrities including Farah Khan, AR Rahman, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aamir Khan ... read more
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Filmmaker Farah Khan, whose directorial debut ‘Main Hoon Na’ completed 12 long years gets nostalgic and tweeted about the film completing 12 years. She tweeted, “Come on, let's plan part 2!”. The director also shared an image of her with the flick’s lead actress Sushmita Sen that was taken during ... read more
International star Jackie Chan will be dancing to a grand Bollywood item number to be choreographed by Farah Khan. The song will feature in Indo-Chinese joint venture ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ being directed by Stanley Tong. According to a report in a leading daily, Jackie will be flying down to Indi ... read more
Choreographer turned filmmaker Farah Khan turned 51 today and on her D-day, Bollywood sends out warm wishes to the successful filmmaker. Farah Khan shares her birthday with cousin and multi-talented actor Farhan Akhtar, who turned 42 today. Here's what the celebrities tweeted on her birthd ... read more
Filmmaker Farah Khan seems not so impressed with the hospitality of British Airways. She took to Twitter to vent her anger on the airline services. Farah has a bitter experience of travelling with British Airways for the second time. Lashing out at the airways, the 50-year-old filmmaker t ... read more
A host of Bollywood celebrities were spotted outside ace tennis player Sania Mirza’s birthday party on November 15, ranging from Salman Khan to Leander Paes. Salman Khan, Parineeti Chopra, Riteish Deshmukh and ... read more
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan shares a cordial relationship with almost everyone in the film industry. Filmmakers Karan Johar and Farah Khan are known to be among his closest buddies and he had worked in some of their respective films. But King Khan has called them “wannabe actors” an ... read more
Bollywood choreographer-director Farah Khan threw a star-studded birthday bash for her friend ace tennis champion Sania Mirza at her place in Mumbai. Sania turned 29 on Sunday, November 15. Sania made a special request to her director b ... read more