Aamir Khan, who is better known as a film actor, has been active in Indian cinema for over three decades. In 2012, Khan began hosting a talk show called “Satyamev Jayate” on the Indian television channel Star Plus. The show aims to educate and inform the public about important social issues facing India such as corruption and gender inequality.
About Aamir Khan
Born on 14 March 1965, Aamir Khan is an Indian film actor, director, producer and television personality. He first gained popularity in the 1980s for playing the lead roles in several successful films such as “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” (1988), “Maine Pyar Kiya” (1989), “Raja Hindustani” (1996), and “Dil to Pagal Hai” (1997). From 2003 onwards he has been criticized by certain right-wing Hindu groups for his comments that appear sympathetic towards Muslims.
Life of Aamir
Aamir Khan was born on 14th March 1965 in Mumbai. His father Tahir Hussain was a film producer while his mother is a film and TV writer. He has one brother named Faisal Khan, and 2 sisters named Farhat and Nikhat Khan.
Aamir received his education in Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu and completed his graduation from Kirori Mal College of the University of Delhi. His paternal grandfather, Dr. Jan Nissar Akhtar, was an Urdu-language screenwriter in the 1930s, who wrote for Hindi films.
His personal life
He married Kiran Rao 1988, who is also a Bollywood actress. They have two sons named Yusuf (born 1991) and Ibrahim (born 1997).
Aamir Khan enjoys playing polo and backgammon while he is at home. He also likes watching English game shows such as “Catchphrase” and “Speed”. Aamir has developed his own fitness program called the “Aamir Khan Workout”, which is based on exercises for the chest, shoulders, core, lower back, and buttock muscles.
Aamir Khan started his career by appearing in a supporting role in the 1982 film “Yaraana”. He got his break in a supporting role with “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” (1988) which brought him into the limelight. His first leading role was in the film “Maine Pyar Kiya”.
Aamir Khan loves gardening and has horses, cats, dogs, and donkeys at home. He says that riding horses relax him and he does it whenever he can find the time. Aamir also likes to visit his farmhouse in Alibaug where he rides or drives around on a tractor to relax.
1984–1989: Debut and career challenges
In 1984, Khan played his first leading role in the movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. The movie did a good business at the box office but was only a moderately successful film. He then starred in the drama film Maine Pyar Kiya and the action Bollywood blockbuster film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar.
In 1985, Khan starred in the romantic drama film Dil, where he played a young man who falls in love with an older woman (played by Sridevi). In 1987, Khan played his first antagonist role in the action film Raakh. He also appeared opposite superstar mother Sushma Seth in this action thriller film.
1990–2001: Successful career and acting break
In 1990, Aamir Khan played the lead role in the comedy film, Kroadh. 1991, he starred in the action-drama film Daddy where he played a young man who takes revenge on those who killed his father and sister.1994, he played the lead role in the romantic thriller Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak sequel, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.
In 1996, Khan received his first Filmfare Awards for Best Actor for his performance as an alcoholic lawyer in Raja Hindustani opposite Karisma Kapoor.
Khan then starred in the critically acclaimed 1997 crime film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Also, The movie grossed over US$100 million worldwide and is still considered one of Khan’s most acclaimed films.
Following Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Khan did not appear in a commercially successful film for several years as his sudden success had made him a target for criticism by right-wing Hindu groups.
In 2000, he played the lead role in the romantic drama Rakht, where he played a married man who falls in love with another married woman (played by Sonali Bendre).
2005–2007: Acting comeback and directorial debut
In 2005, Khan made a comeback to acting with the film Rang De Basanti, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film’s biggest highlight was Khan’s role as “architect” Aryan. In 2006, Khan appeared in the comedy sequel Fanaa where he played the lead role opposite Kajol.
All three films earned excellent reviews from critics but did average business at the box office. In 2007, Khan appeared in the action film Dhoom 2, a sequel to the 2006 blockbuster film Dhoom.
The 2007 film earned mixed reviews from critics but was a big success at the box office. In 2008, Khan made his directorial debut with Taare Zameen Par, based on an idea by his son Ibrahim. The movie was produced by Aamir Khan Productions Pvt. Ltd and co-produced by Yash Raj Films.
2010–2011: “Satyamev Jayate” and controversies
In July 2010, Khan announced plans to produce a television show called Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails) on social issues. Khan held a press conference and said that the show would be “entertaining and educative” with an objective to “create awareness”.
To celebrate the success of Satyamev Jayate, Aamir Khan hosted a special ceremony at Andheri Sports Complex on January 15, 2013. Moreover, he releases his first book of poems titled “A Time To Smile”, which is launches by Amitabh Bachchan.
The Amul Star Voice of India is an Indian reality singing competition based on the popular TV series Pop Idol.
Awards and Honor
Aamir Khan has won multiple awards including a Filmfare Awards, four Filmfare Best Actor Awards, three Filmfare Best Actress Awards, two Screen Awards for Best Actor, two Screen Awards for Best Supporting Actress, and one Screen Award for Best Comedian.
He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 2007 and was nominated in 2001. He was honored with the Padma Shri in 2011 by the Government of India.
Aamir Khan received the Lifetime Achievement Special Jury Award at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival for his role in Rang De Basanti and subsequently received. In other hand he also received a lifetime achievement award from Amnesty International at their annual human rights award ceremony.