Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan ( born 14 March 1965) is an Indian actor, director, filmmaker, and television talk show host. Through his career spanning over 30 years in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema. He has a large global following, especially in India and China, and has been described by Newsweek as “the biggest movie star” in the world. Khan is the recipient of numerous awards, including nine Filmfare Awards, four National Film Awards, and an AACTA Award.
|Khan at an event for NDTV in 2012|
|Born||Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan |
14 March 1965 (age 56)
|Net worth||$180 million (2020)|
(m. 1986; div. 2002)
|Relatives||See Khan–Hussain family|
|Honours||Padma Shri (2003) |
Padma Bhushan (2010)
National Treasure of India, Government of China (2017)
In 1999 he founded Aamir Khan Productions, whose first film, Lagaan (2001), was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and earned him a National Film Award for Best Popular Film and two more Filmfare Awards (Best Actor and Best Film).
1984–1989: Debut and career challenges
In addition to assisting Hussain, Khan acted in documentaries directed by the students of the Film and Televsion Institute of India. Director Ketan Mehta noticed Khan in those films, and offered him a role in the low-budget experimental film Holi. Featuring an ensemble cast of newcomers, Holi was based on a play by Mahesh Elkunchwar, and dealt with the practice of ragging in India.
1990–2001: Successful career and acting break
Khan performed in five films released in 1990. He found no success in Awwal Number, Tum Mere Ho, Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin, or Jawani Zindabad. However, the Indra Kumar-directed romantic drama Dil —a tale of parental opposition to teenage love—(opposite Madhuri Dixit) was a major success.
2005–2007: Acting comeback and directorial debut
2008–present: Resurgence and global success
In 2008, Khan appeared in the movie Ghajini. The film was a major commercial success and became the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of that year.
Khan married Reena Dutta, who had a small part in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, on 18 April 1986. They have two children: a son named Junaid and a daughter, Ira.