Kiran Rao, is originally from Hungerford Street, Kolkata. She was born on November 9th, in 1974. She did her schooling from Loreto House and then La Martiniere for Girls, Kolkata. She is very fluent in Bengali.

Kiran Rao started off as an assistant director in Gowariker’s Lagaan. The movie was nominated in the Best Foreign Film category in the 74th Academy Awards. Incidentally, she met hubby Aamir Khan on the sets of Lagaan. She was also an assistant director on Swades- We the People (2004), Saathiya (2002) and Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding.

Kiran and Aamir tied the knot in 2005, December 28th in a civil ceremony in Bandra. Later they had a reception in Panchgani, which is where she met Aamir Khan and they fell in love. More than 200 people, including Rani Mukerji, Sachin Tendulkar, Deepa and Ketan Mehta, Tanvi and Baba Azmi attended the ceremony. Aamir’s children Junaid and Ira, from his first spouse Rina Dutta, were also present.

Kiran turned associate producer with Aamir’s home production Taare Zameen Par in 2007. She has gone on to produce Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and Peepli Live. She even handled the promotional events for Peepli Live.

Kiran Rao turned director with Dhobi Ghat. The movie stars Monica Dogra, Prateik Babbar and Aamir Khan himself. The movie premiered at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival, worldwide. The movie won great reviews but failed to woo the masses.

Kiran Rao is a big fan of alternative cinema and world movies. Her favourites include Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.

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Photo: Aamir returns to Mumbai with wife Kiran, son Azad

After celebrating Mansoor Khan’s 60th birthday in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu, perfectionist Aamir Khan returned to Mumbai with his family. Spotted at the Mumbai airport last night was Aamir Khan, his wife Kiran Rao and son Azad. The three of them smiled to the paparazzi. ... read more

Aamir Khan cuts cake, gets birthday kiss from wife Kiran

Bollywood’s perfectionist Aamir Khan turned 53 today and the superstar celebrated his birthday with wife Kiran Rao and with the team of ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. The actor cuts cake and Kiran kissed the birthday boy. Kiran received Aamir at the Mumbai airport and on reaching, the duo hugged each othe ... read more

Aamir Khan's wife Kiran bonds with his ex-wife Reena

Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao and his ex-wife Reena Dutta bonded at Paani foundation event. They greeted each other warmly, posed for the shutterbugs and gelled very well with each other. It was a very delightful sight to see Aamir’s ex and present wife sharing great camaraderie and there’s ... read more

Aamir Khan attends ex-wife Reena Dutta’s 50th birthday

Perfectionist Aamir Khan celebrated his ex-wife Reena Dutta’s 50th birthday. Though separated, Aamir maintained a cordial relationship with Reena. A surprise party was thrown by Reena’s children, Junaid and Ira which was attended by Aamir as well as his current wife Kiran Rao. ... read more

Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao celebrate son Azad’s birthday

Actor Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s son Azad Rao Khan’s sixth birthday is round the corner and the doting parents celebrated Azad’s birthday in advance. Azad will celebrate his birthday on December 1st and he had a pre-birthday celebration. Azad Rao rings in birthday at an amusement park ... read more