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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Ex-wife Kiran Rao receives Aamir Khan, son Azad at airport

Aamir Khan and son Azad Rao Khan arrived from Kashmir and the actor’s ex-wife Kiran Rao came to the airport to receive them. Pictures and videos of their arrival at the airport are doing the round on net. The ex-couple with their son also posed for the paparazzi. On July 3 ... read more

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao meet JK Lt Governor

Perfectionist Aamir Khan and his former wife Kiran Rao met Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and discussed making the Union Territory a popular filming destination. The Lt Governor took to his Twitter handle to share the news of the meeting. “Met renowned film actor Aamir ... read more

Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao ends 15 yrs of marriage, announce divorce

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has announced divorce from his wife of 15 years Kiran Rao. The couple has issued a joint statement announcing their divorce. In the long post, they said that they would co-parent their son, Azad Rao. Aamir and Kiran’s joint statement read, “In these 15 beaut ... read more

Kiran Rao replaces Deepika Padukone as MAMI chairperson

Deepika Padukone steps down as the chairperson ofMumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI). She was appointed as MAMI chairperson in 2019. Filmmaker Kiran Rao has replaced her. The ‘Piku’ actress cited ‘Slate of work’ for the reason of her stepping down from the post. Calling the e ... read more

Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao gifts Ira a beautiful saree on Eid

Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao has gifted a beautiful saree to Ira on Eid. It is a beautiful red and golden saree and Ira draped it very elegantly. She looked absolutely stunning. Ira paired her saree with silver jhumkas, a large bangle on one hand and a trendy watch on the other. She kept ... read more