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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Choreographer-director Farah Khan hosted a grand dinner bash for her close celebrity friends at her home in Mumbai. The evening saw the get-together of several renowned names of Bollywood, including Karan Johar, Kabir Khan, Farhan Akhtar and his sister Zoya among others. Pictures from the ... read more
The grand finale of the reality singing show ‘Indian Idol 9’ saw the very popular Masoor Gulati aka Sunil Grover of ‘The Kapi Sharma Show’ expresses his love for choreographer and judge Farah Khan in the most humorous way. The three judges Farah Khan, Sonu Nigam and Anu Malik could not stop laugh ... read more
Choreographer turned filmmaker Farah Khan went down the memory lane and shared throwback pictures of Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The picture shows Kajol hugging Sajid Nadiadwala and and in the background Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan chatting. The picture is doing all ro ... read more
Bengali bombshell Bipasha Basu turned 38 today and his Bollywood friends wished Bipasha a very happy birthday . Abhishek Bachchan to Farah Khan all wished Bipasha on her D-day. Here’s what they tweeted:- Abhishek Bachchan wrote, “Happy birthday to my dearest Bippy @bipsluvurself tod ... read more
The whole of Bollywood was appalled after a group of protestors assaulted filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Rajasthan’s Jaipur on Friday. The protestors belonging to Rajput Karni Sena also vandalised the sets of ‘Padmavati’ and damaged equipment at the Jaigarh Fort, where Bhansali was filming th ... read more
Ranveer Singh is one such actor who is always brimming with energy and radiates it wherever he goes. Recently, he teamed up with choreographer-director Farah Khan for the shooting of a commercial of a shampoo brand. Both Ranveer and Farah made sure that the shooting didn’t feel like all wo ... read more
The next guest of the popular chat show, ‘Koffee with Karan’ season five is two strong headed ladies, Farah Khan and Sania Mirza. The two beauties graced the show and the episode a must watch. Choreographer turned filmmaker Farah Khan and ace tennis player Sania Mirza talked about their individua ... read more
Legendary poet-lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar rang in his 72nd birthday on Tuesday, January 17. He celebrated the day his wife Shabana Azmi and children Farhan and Zoya, and other Bollywood celebrities. The veteran lyricist’s filmmaker daughter Zoya shared a picture on her Instagram, i ... read more
Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder, who tied the knot on December 9, 2004, have completed 12 years of their marriage. The couple recently celebrated their wedding anniversary. While the couple’s friends and fans sent them congratulatory messages, the choreographer-director decided to treat fans to gli ... read more
Popular British teenage band The Vamps will feature in a music video directed by Bollywood choreographer-director Farah Khan. The 51-year-old ‘Om Shanti Om’ maker shared the information on her Twitter handle. “Directing the music video for guess which boy band?? The answer lies on the wall ... read more