Aamir Khan turns 47, his life in pictures
Acting flows in Aamir Khan’s blood as he hails from a family of filmmaking. His father Tahir Hussain was a film producer while his uncle Nasir Hussain was also a filmmaker and an actor. Aamir whose original name is Aamir Hussain Khan was born at Bandra’s Holy Family Hospital on March 14 1965.
Aamir is a cute chocolate tee boy. He was the heartthrob of many young girls and still he possesses the charm of making girls fall week at his knees. His journey from a cutie charming actor from a perfectionist is commendable. Over the years, he has grown as an actor as well as a filmmaker. He has been tagged as a perfectionist, his films are a benchmark and audience highly waits for his offering. Bollywood looks upon Aamir Khan as an icon.
Aamir as a child was seen in his uncle Nasir Hussain’s film ‘Yaadon Ki Baraat’ in 1973. As an actor, he debuted with ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ opposite Juhi Chawla in 1988. The film turned out to be massive blockbuster and Aamir conquered millions hearts through his acting and looks. He became hot favorite of young girls. The film earned him his first award. He won National film Award (Special Jury Award) for the role.
After QSQT, he starred in few films but unfortunately, there was not any major hit. But works kept flowing on Aamir’s door. He reverts back with ‘Dil’ in 1990 opposite Madhuri Dixit and the film won him Filmfare best actor award. Since then there is no looking back for Aamir Khan. He received Filmfare best actor awards for films like ‘Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi’, ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’, ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke’, ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Raja Hindustani’, ‘Ghulam’, ‘Sarfarosh’ and the list goes on.
Aamir expanded his territory from acting to film production. In 2001, he set up his production company known as Aamir Khan Productions. The first film he made under his banner is ‘Lagaan’. The film not only turned out to be major box-office hit but the movie also selected as India's official entry to Oscar. Coming so close, it lost to the film, ‘No Man’s Land’. The film won many awards at the national level.
In 2007, Aamir Khan entered into direction. He made ‘Taare Zameen Par’ which is a thought provoking subject. The film was critically acclaimed, won many awards and it left a mark on audience heart. Aamir portrayed the role of an art teacher. He was an undoubtedly a good actor but TZP cemented his status as a good producer and director.
There are few more films which deserves special mention like, ‘Dil Chahata Hai’, ‘Mangal Pandey-The Rising’, ‘Ghajini’, ‘3 Idiots’. All those films were a massive hit. Aamir Khan always stores surprises for his audience. One special point about him is that when he plays any role, he transforms himself into the character and get into its skin not only mentally but takes up the get-up of the character.
Aamir Khan’s charisma not only bounded to India but also in international arena, he is liked and his work has been praised.
In personal front, Aamir is married twice. He first married to his childhood friend Reema Dutta on April 18, 1986. They have two children, a son named Junaid and a daughter, Ira. In December 2002, Khan filed for divorce from Reema ending the 15-years long marriage. Reema worked as a producer for Lagaan. Aamir met his second life partner Kiran Rao on the set of ‘Lagaan’. Kiran also associated with ‘Lagaan’, she worked as an assistant director to director Ashutosh Gowariker. Kiran suffered miscarriage one year back and due to some complications, the couple went for IVF surrogacy and on December 5, 2011, they were blessed with a son named Azad Rao Khan.
Hard work, dedication earned Aamir Khan the tag of ‘Perfectionst’ and he truly deserves the title. Before, signing any project, he minutely studies all the details. Bollywood looked upon Aamir as a perpect actor and filmmaker. He will be next seen in Reema Kagti's 'Talaash' and Yash Raj's 'Dhoom 3'.
We wish the actor more success, good health and happy life ahead on his 47th birthday.