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Aamir Hussain Khan (born 14 March 1965) is an Indian film actor, director and producer who has established himself as one of the leading actors of Hindi cinema
Bollywood
Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai , Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centers producing...

.

Starting his career as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain
Nasir Hussain
Nasir Husain was an Indian film producer, director and screenwriter.-Early career:Husain first worked with A. R. Kardar when he joined Filmistan as a writer in 1948. The famous films he wrote for Filmistan include Anarkali , Munimjee , and Paying Guest...

's film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Khan began his professional career eleven years later with Holi
Holi (film)
Holi is a 1984 Indian film, directed by Ketan Mehta, whose socially conscious work has been compared to American director, Spike Lee. The film is based on eponymous play by Marathi writer, Mahesh Elkunchwar...

(1984) and had his first commercial success with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT is a 1988 Indian Bollywood film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The film starred Hussain's nephew, Aamir Khan, along with Juhi Chawla in their first major roles. Upon release, the film became a box office hit and shot its leading stars...

(1988). He received his first National Film Award
National Film Awards
The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremony in India. Established in 1954, it is administered, along with the International Film Festival of India and the Indian Panorama, by the Indian government's Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.Every year, a national panel...

 (Special Jury Award) for his roles in the films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT is a 1988 Indian Bollywood film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The film starred Hussain's nephew, Aamir Khan, along with Juhi Chawla in their first major roles. Upon release, the film became a box office hit and shot its leading stars...

(1988) and Raakh
Raakh
Raakh is a 1989 Hindi film starring Aamir Khan, Pankaj Kapoor and Supriya Pathak Gajanan Bangera Jagdeep in lead roles . The revenge thriller film was directed by Aditya Bhattacharya, son of director, Basu Bhattacharya....

(1989). After eight previous nominations during the 1980s and 1990s, Khan received his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the major grosser Raja Hindustani
Raja Hindustani
The soundtrack was composed by Nadeem Shravan. It consisted of tracks like "Kinna Sona Tenu" which was based on a song with the same title by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and "Pardesi Pardesi" .- 1996 Filmfare Awards :Won* Filmfare...

(1996) and later earned his second Best Actor award for his performance in the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan
Lagaan
Lagaan is a 2001 Bollywood sports film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer for the film, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne play the supporting roles...

, which also marked the debut of his own production company
Aamir Khan Productions
Aamir Khan Productions is an Indian motion picture production and distribution company, based in Mumbai. The company was founded in 2001 by actor Aamir Khan. The company has produced six films so far, all of which five succeeded commercially and critically.B...

.

Following a four-year break from acting, Khan made his comeback playing the title role in the historical Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Mangal Pandey: The Rising or The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey is an Indian movie based on the life of Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier who is known for his role in the Indian Mutiny of 1857. It is directed by Ketan Mehta, produced by Bobby Bedi, and with a screenplay by Farrukh Dhondy...

(2005), and later won a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
The Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. The award is given by the chosen jury of critics assigned to the function, and is a derivation from a previous award known as the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, which...

 for his role in Rang De Basanti
Rang De Basanti
Rang De Basanti is a 2006 Indian drama film written and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. It features an ensemble cast comprising Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Madhavan, Kunal Kapoor, Siddharth Narayan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni and British actress Alice Patten in the lead roles...

(2006). The following year, he made his directorial debut with Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 Bollywood drama film directed by Aamir Khan, written by Amole Gupte, and produced by Aamir Khan Productions. Gupte initially developed the idea with his wife Deepa Bhatia, who served as the film's editor...

, for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Director. This was followed by Ghajini
Ghajini (2008 film)
Ghajini is a 2008 Indian Hindi action film written and directed by A. R. Murugadoss and produced by Tagore Madhu and Madhu Mantena. It is a remake of Murugadoss's own 2005 Tamil film Ghajini starring Surya Sivakumar in the lead role. The film stars Aamir Khan, Asin Thottumkal and Jiah Khan in lead...

(2008), which became the highest grossing film of that year, and 3 Idiots (2009), which became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all-time, unadjusted for inflation. The Government of India
Government of India
The Government of India, officially known as the Union Government, and also known as the Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of the union of 28 states and seven union territories, collectively called the Republic of India...

 honoured him with the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan...

 in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
The Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, but comes before the Padma Shri. It is awarded by the Government of India.-History:...

 in 2010 for his contributions towards the arts.

On 30 November 2011, Khan was appointed as national brand ambassador of UNICEF to promote child nutrition.

Early life


Khan was born in Bandra's Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai
Mumbai
Mumbai , formerly known as Bombay in English, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

, to a Muslim
Muslim
A Muslim, also spelled Moslem, is an adherent of Islam, a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the Quran, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God as revealed to prophet Muhammad. "Muslim" is the Arabic term for "submitter" .Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable...

 family that has been actively involved in the Indian motion picture industry for several decades. His father, Tahir Hussain
Tahir Hussain
Tahir Hussain was an Indian producer, director and writer of Bollywood movies. He was the younger brother of producer, director, and writer Nasir Hussain, the father of Bollywood actors Aamir Khan and Faisal Khan and of Farhat Khan and Nikhat Khan. Hussain directed his son, Aamir, for the first...

, was a film producer while his uncle, Nasir Hussain
Nasir Hussain
Nasir Husain was an Indian film producer, director and screenwriter.-Early career:Husain first worked with A. R. Kardar when he joined Filmistan as a writer in 1948. The famous films he wrote for Filmistan include Anarkali , Munimjee , and Paying Guest...

, was a film producer as well as a director and an actor. His family on his father´s side are originally from Herat
Herat
Herāt is the capital of Herat province in Afghanistan. It is the third largest city of Afghanistan, with a population of about 397,456 as of 2006. It is situated in the valley of the Hari River, which flows from the mountains of central Afghanistan to the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan...

, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

.

He is a descendant of the scholar and politician Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and a second cousin to former Chairperson of Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India. Rajya means "state," and Sabha means "assembly hall" in Sanskrit. Membership is limited to 250 members, 12 of whom are chosen by the President of India for their expertise in specific fields of art, literature,...

 Dr Najma Heptulla
Najma Heptulla
Dr. Najma Heptulla is vice president of BJP an Indian politician and was a Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan from July 2004 to July 2010. She is the grand-niece of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a prominent Indian freedom fighter, a strong proponent of united India, and its first Minister of Education...

.

Actor


Khan began his film career as a child actor in a home production, made by Nasir Hussain, titled Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) and Madhosh (1974). Eleven years later, he made his adult acting debut in a role that went quite unnoticed in Ketan Mehta
Ketan Mehta
Ketan Mehta is an Indian film director, who has also directed documentaries and television serials.-Early life and education:Born in Navsari in Gujarat, Ketan Mehta did his schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Delhi and later graduated in film direction from Film and Television Institute of...

's Holi
Holi (film)
Holi is a 1984 Indian film, directed by Ketan Mehta, whose socially conscious work has been compared to American director, Spike Lee. The film is based on eponymous play by Marathi writer, Mahesh Elkunchwar...

(1984).

Khan's first notable leading role came in 1988 in the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT is a 1988 Indian Bollywood film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The film starred Hussain's nephew, Aamir Khan, along with Juhi Chawla in their first major roles. Upon release, the film became a box office hit and shot its leading stars...

which was directed by his cousin and Nasir Hussain's son Mansoor Khan
Mansoor Khan
Mansoor Khan, son of film maker Nasir Hussain, made his directorial debut with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak which launched the career of his cousin Aamir Khan. The film, a soft Romeo-Juliet inspired romantic drama, was a huge success...

. This film was a breakthrough commercial success, effectively launching Khan's career as a leading actor. Having the typical 'chocolate hero' looks, he was publicised as a teen idol. He also starred in critically acclaimed film Raakh
Raakh
Raakh is a 1989 Hindi film starring Aamir Khan, Pankaj Kapoor and Supriya Pathak Gajanan Bangera Jagdeep in lead roles . The revenge thriller film was directed by Aditya Bhattacharya, son of director, Basu Bhattacharya....

, for which Khan got his first National Award for Special Jury Award. After that, he went on to appear in several other films in the late '80s and early '90s: Dil
Dil
For the Rugrats and All Grown Up! character see Dil Pickles. For the integrated circuit package see Dual in-line package. Or, for other uses, see DIL ....

(1990), which became the highest grossing film of the year, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin is a Bollywood film released in 1991. It was produced by Gulshan Kumar, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, and starred his daughter Pooja Bhatt in the lead female role. The lead male role was played by Aamir Khan. Anupam Kher, Sameer Chitre, Tiku Talsania, and Deepak Tijori played...

(1991), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
The music for the movie composed by Jatin Lalit and lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The soundtrack, their second collaboration together, helped to launch their career...

(1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) (for which he also wrote the screenplay
Screenplay
A screenplay or script is a written work that is made especially for a film or television program. Screenplays can be original works or adaptations from existing pieces of writing. In them, the movement, actions, expression, and dialogues of the characters are also narrated...

), and Rangeela
Rangeela (film)
Rangeela is a 1995 Hindi film directed by Ram Gopal Varma, and starring Aamir Khan, Jackie Shroff and Urmila Matondkar.Rangeela was music director A. R. Rahman's debut Hindi film with an original score, as the previous ones were dubbed from his Tamil scores...

(1995). Most of these films were successful critically and commercially. Other successes include Andaz Apna Apna
Andaz apna apna
Andaz Apna Apna is a 1994 Hindi film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, starring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor in the lead roles. Govinda and Juhi Chawla make guest appearances....

, co-starring Salman Khan
Salman Khan
Salman Khan is an Indian film actor. He has starred in more than 80 Hindi films.Khan, who made his acting debut with a minor role in the drama Biwi Ho To Aisi with Rekha in a lead role, had his first commercial success with the blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya , for which he won a Filmfare Award for...

. At the time of its release the movie was reviewed unfavorably by critics, but over the years has gained a cult status.

Khan continued to act in just one or two films a year, an unusual trait for a mainstream Hindi cinema actor. His only release in 1996 was the Dharmesh Darshan
Dharmesh Darshan
Dharmesh Darshan is an Indian filmmaker, film director and writer who works in Bollywood.-Biography:He made his directional debut with Lootere , for which he also wrote the story. The film was produced by his brother Suneel Darshan, and was a hit at the box office.In 1996, he made his second film...

 directed commercial blockbuster Raja Hindustani
Raja Hindustani
The soundtrack was composed by Nadeem Shravan. It consisted of tracks like "Kinna Sona Tenu" which was based on a song with the same title by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and "Pardesi Pardesi" .- 1996 Filmfare Awards :Won* Filmfare...

in which he was paired opposite Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor , often informally referred to as Lolo, is an Indian actress who made her debut in 1991, and appears in Bollywood films. During her career, she has been part of many commercially and critically successful films, Raja Hindustani being the most notable of them, as it was her biggest...

. The film earned him his first Filmfare Best Actor Award, after seven previous nominations, and went on to become the biggest hit of the year, as well as the third highest grossing Indian film of the 1990s. Khan's career had seemed to hit a plateau at this point of time, and most of the films to follow for the next few years were only partially successful. In 1997, he co-starred alongside Ajay Devgn, Kajol
Kajol
Kajol Devgn , better known as Kajol, is an Indian film actress appearing in Hindi films. She is regarded as one of India's most successful and talented female actors....

 and Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla is an Indian actress, film producer and television presenter.After being crowned as the winner of the Miss India beauty contest in 1984, Chawla pursued an acting career...

 in Ishq, which performed well at the box office. The following year, Khan appeared in the moderately successful Ghulam
Ghulam
Ghulam is a 1998 Hindi film directed by Vikram Bhatt and starring Aamir Khan. The film was inspired by Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront . It is the second remake of On the Waterfront after Kabzaa starring Sanjay Dutt...

, for which he also did playback singing
Playback singer
A playback singer is a singer whose singing is prerecorded for use in movies. Playback singers record songs for soundtracks, and actors or actresses lip-sync the songs for cameras, while the actual singer does not appear on screen.-South Asia:...

. John Mathew Matthan's Sarfarosh
Sarfarosh
Sarfarosh was a critically and commercially successful action film, released in 1999. It was directed by John Matthew Matthan and starred Aamir Khan, Sonali Bendre and Naseeruddin Shah. John started working on Sarfarosh in 1992...

(1999), Khan's first release in 1999, was also moderately successful, gaining an above average box office verdict. The film was highly appreciated amongst the critics and Khan's role as a dedicated, honest and uncorrupted cop engaged in fighting border terrorism, was well received, as was his role in Deepa Mehta
Deepa Mehta
Deepa Mehta, LLD is a Genie Award-winning Indian-born Canadian film director and screenwriter, most known for her Elements Trilogy, Fire , Earth , and Water , among which Earth was submitted by Indian government for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film...

's art house film Earth
Earth (1998 film)
Earth is a 1998 film directed by Deepa Mehta. It is based upon Bapsi Sidhwa's novel, Cracking India, . Earth is the second part of Mehta's Elements trilogy...

. His first release for the new millennium, Mela
Mela (2000 film)
* This is the third film to feature real-life brothers Aamir Khan and Faisal Khan. Previously Faisal did cameo roles in Aamir's films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar ....

, in which he acted alongside his real-life brother Faisal Khan
Faisal Khan
Faisal Khan is a Bollywood actor. He is the brother of Aamir Khan, Farhat Khan and Nikhat Khan who is a producer. His father Tahir Hussain was a producer; his uncle Nasir Hussain was a director.-Career:...

, was both a box-office and critical bomb
Box office bomb
The phrase box office bomb refers to a film for which the production and marketing costs greatly exceeded the revenue regained by the movie studio. This should not be confused with Hollywood accounting when official figures show large losses, yet the movie is a financial success.A film's financial...

.

In 2001 he appeared in Lagaan
Lagaan
Lagaan is a 2001 Bollywood sports film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer for the film, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne play the supporting roles...

. The film was a major critical and commercial success, and received a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the Academy Awards of Merit, popularly known as the Oscars, handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...

 at the 74th Academy Awards
74th Academy Awards
The 74th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , honored the best films of 2001 and took place March 24, 2002, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. It was the first ceremony to take place...

. Additionally, the film gathered critical acclaim at several international film festivals, in addition to winning numerous Indian awards, including the National Film Awards
National Film Awards
The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremony in India. Established in 1954, it is administered, along with the International Film Festival of India and the Indian Panorama, by the Indian government's Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.Every year, a national panel...

. Khan himself won his second Filmfare Best Actor Award. The film continues to be one of the most popular Hindi films in the west.

The success of Lagaan was followed by Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai is a 2001 Indian film starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia...

later that year, in which Khan co-starred with Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna is a critically acclaimed Indian film actor who works in Hindi cinema. Known for his impeccable acting talent and flawless diction, Khanna has worked with the best names in Indian cinema.- Background :...

 and Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor known for his work in Bollywood films. He is the son of the late former Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and actress Sharmila Tagore. He has two sisters: Saba Ali Khan and actress Soha Ali Khan....

, with Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta is an Indian film actress. She has appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood, as well as Telugu, Punjabi and English language films. After graduating with a degree in criminal psychology, Zinta made her acting debut in Dil Se in 1998 followed by a role in Soldier the same year...

 playing his love interest. The film was written and directed by the then newcomer Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar is an Indian filmmaker, script writer, actor, playback singer, lyricist, film producer in Hindi cinema and a television host.His directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi...

. According to critics, the film broke new grounds by showing Indian urban youth as they really are today. The characters depicted were modern, suave and cosmopolitan. The film did moderately well and was a success mostly in urban cities.

Khan then took a four year break citing personal problems, and returned in 2005 with Ketan Mehta's Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Mangal Pandey: The Rising or The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey is an Indian movie based on the life of Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier who is known for his role in the Indian Mutiny of 1857. It is directed by Ketan Mehta, produced by Bobby Bedi, and with a screenplay by Farrukh Dhondy...

playing the title role of a real-life sepoy
Sepoy
A sepoy was formerly the designation given to an Indian soldier in the service of a European power. In the modern Indian Army, Pakistan Army and Bangladesh Army it remains in use for the rank of private soldier.-Etymology and Historical usage:...

 and a martyr who helped spark the Indian Rebellion of 1857
Indian Rebellion of 1857
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to...

 or the 'First War of Indian Independence'.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for writing and directing Rang De Basanti , for which he won Best Director awards at the 2006 Filmfare Awards and National Film Awards and received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film...

's award-winning Rang De Basanti
Rang De Basanti
Rang De Basanti is a 2006 Indian drama film written and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. It features an ensemble cast comprising Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Madhavan, Kunal Kapoor, Siddharth Narayan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni and British actress Alice Patten in the lead roles...

was Khan's first release in 2006. His role was critically acclaimed, earning him a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
The Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. The award is given by the chosen jury of critics assigned to the function, and is a derivation from a previous award known as the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, which...

 and various nominations for Best Actor. The film went on to become one of the highest grossing films of the year, and was selected as India's official entry to the Oscars. Although the film was not shortlisted as a nominee for the Oscar, it received a nomination for Best Foreign Film
BAFTA Award for Best Film
This page lists the winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language and Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film for each year, in addition to the retired earlier versions of those awards...

 at the BAFTA Awards
British Academy Film Awards
The British Academy Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts . It is the British counterpart of the Oscars. As of 2008, it has taken place in the Royal Opera House, having taken over from the flagship Odeon cinema on Leicester Square...

 in England. Khan's work in his next movie, Fanaa
Fanaa (film)
Fanaa is a 2006 Hindi romance film, starring Aamir Khan and Kajol in pivotal roles. It is directed by Kunal Kohli who previously directed Hum Tum, and is produced under Yash Raj Films. The film also stars Rishi Kapoor, Tabu and Sharat Saxena.Fanaa was released on 26 May 2006, in India...

(2006) co-starred with Kajol
Kajol
Kajol Devgn , better known as Kajol, is an Indian film actress appearing in Hindi films. She is regarded as one of India's most successful and talented female actors....

 was also appreciated, and the film went on to become one of the highest grossing Indian films of 2006.

His 2007 film, Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 Bollywood drama film directed by Aamir Khan, written by Amole Gupte, and produced by Aamir Khan Productions. Gupte initially developed the idea with his wife Deepa Bhatia, who served as the film's editor...

was also produced by him and marked his directorial debut. The film, which was the second offering from Aamir Khan Productions, starred Khan in a supporting role as a teacher who befriends and helps a dyslexic
Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a very broad term defining a learning disability that impairs a person's fluency or comprehension accuracy in being able to read, and which can manifest itself as a difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, or rapid...

 child. It opened to excellent responses from critics and audiences alike. Khan's performance was well-received, although he was particularly applauded for his directing.

In 2008, Khan appeared in the movie Ghajini
Ghajini (2008 film)
Ghajini is a 2008 Indian Hindi action film written and directed by A. R. Murugadoss and produced by Tagore Madhu and Madhu Mantena. It is a remake of Murugadoss's own 2005 Tamil film Ghajini starring Surya Sivakumar in the lead role. The film stars Aamir Khan, Asin Thottumkal and Jiah Khan in lead...

. The film was a major commercial success and became the highest grossing Bollywood movie of that year. For his performance in the film, Khan received several Best Actor nominations at various award ceremonies as well as his fifteenth Filmfare Best Actor nomination.

In 2009, Khan appeared in the commercially and critically acclaimed film 3 Idiots as Ranchodas Chanchad which became Bollywood's highest grossing film and won multiple Filmfare Awards including Best Picture. Around August, 2011, Khan started talks with Siddhartha Basu
Siddhartha Basu
Siddhartha Basu is an Indian television producer-director and quiz show host, most known as producer-director of shows like, Kaun Banega Crorepati , and Dus Ka Dum . He is Chairman and Managing Director of Big Synergy Media Ltd., established in 1989 as Synergy Media Ltd., which produces these shows...

's BIG Synergy
BIG Synergy
BIG Synergy a Indian television production company, headed by Siddhartha Basu. Established in 1989, Big Synergy is an acknowledged leader in factual entertainment in India...

, to host a talk show, similar to the Oprah Winfrey show.

Producer



In 2001 Khan set up a production company known as Aamir Khan Productions
Aamir Khan Productions
Aamir Khan Productions is an Indian motion picture production and distribution company, based in Mumbai. The company was founded in 2001 by actor Aamir Khan. The company has produced six films so far, all of which five succeeded commercially and critically.B...

. Its first film was Lagaan
Lagaan
Lagaan is a 2001 Bollywood sports film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer for the film, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne play the supporting roles...

. The movie was released in 2001, starring Khan as the lead actor. The film was selected as India's official entry to the 74th Academy Awards
74th Academy Awards
The 74th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , honored the best films of 2001 and took place March 24, 2002, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. It was the first ceremony to take place...

 in the Best Foreign Language Film category
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the Academy Awards of Merit, popularly known as the Oscars, handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...

. It was eventually chosen and nominated in that category but lost to No Man's Land
No Man's Land (2001 film)
No Man's Land is a 2001 tragic war drama that is set in the midst of the Bosnian war. The film is a parable and marked the debut of Bosnian writer and director Danis Tanović...

. The film won numerous awards at several Indian award functions such as Filmfare
Filmfare Awards
The Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the oldest and most prominent film events given for Hindi films in India. The awards were...

 and IIFA
International Indian Film Academy Awards
The International Indian Film Academy Awards, also known as the IIFA Awards are presented annually by the International Indian Film Academy to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry. Instituted in 2000, the ceremony is held in...

, and won the National Film Award for Most Popular Film
National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
The National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment winners:1981 to 1984 and 1992, 1986 & 1977 No Award was given....

, an award shared between Khan and the film's director, Ashutosh Gowariker
Ashutosh Gowariker
Ashutosh Gowariker is an Indian film director, actor, writer and producer. He is known for directing the films Lagaan , Swades , Jodhaa Akbar , What's Your Raashee and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey...

. Khan later commented on the loss of Lagaan at the Oscars: "Certainly we were disappointed. But the thing that really kept us in our spirits was that the entire country was behind us".

In 2007 he produced the drama Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 Bollywood drama film directed by Aamir Khan, written by Amole Gupte, and produced by Aamir Khan Productions. Gupte initially developed the idea with his wife Deepa Bhatia, who served as the film's editor...

which marked his directorial debut. Khan also played a supporting role in the film, sharing the screen with the debut of child actor Darsheel Safary
Darsheel Safary
Darsheel Safary is an Indian film actor working in Hindi Bollywood films. He is best known for his acclaimed portrayal of a dyslexic child in the 2007 film Taare Zameen Par.-Taare Zameen Par :...

. The film was initially conceived of and developed by the husband and wife team, Amole Gupte
Amole Gupte
Amole Gupte is an Indian screenwriter, actor, and director, particularly known for his work on the 2007 Bollywood film Taare Zameen Par as creative director and screenwriter...

 and Deepa Bhatia
Deepa Bhatia
Deepa Bhatia is a Bollywood film editor. She is married to screenwriter, Amole Gupte. She has one son called Partho Gupte.-Selected filmography As Editor:*Stanley Ka Dabba *My Name Is Khan*Rock On!!...

. It was a story of a young child who suffers in school until a teacher identifies him as dyslexic. The movie was critically acclaimed, as well as a box office success. Taare Zameen Par won the 2008 Filmfare Best Movie Award as well as a number of other Filmfare
Filmfare Awards
The Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the oldest and most prominent film events given for Hindi films in India. The awards were...

 and Star Screen Awards
Star Screen Awards
The Star Screen Awards is an annual awards ceremony in India honoring professional excellence in film. The nomination and award selection is done by a panel of distinguished professional from the industry itself.- History :...

. Khan's work won him two awards at the Filmfare, the Best Movie and the Best Director awards, which established his status as a competent filmmaker in Bollywood
Bollywood
Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai , Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centers producing...

.

In 2008, Khan launched his nephew Imran Khan's
Imran Khan (actor)
Imran Khan is an Indian American film actor. He is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan and producer-director Mansoor Khan.Khan rose to stardom for his debut role in the 2008 blockbuster film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. The film won him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut...

 debut in the film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na under his production house. The film was a big hit in India, and eventually earned Khan another nomination for Best Movie at the Filmfare.

In 2011, Khan released his home production Dhobi Ghat. which was directed by his wife Kiran Rao
Kiran Rao
Kiran Rao is an Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director.-Early life:Rao was born in Bangalore into a Konkani family on November 7, 1973. She was raised in Calcutta where she attended Loreto House and La Martiniere Calcutta. In 1992, her parents decided to leave Calcutta so she shifted to...

.

Personal life


Khan married Reena Dutta, who had a small part in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT is a 1988 Indian Bollywood film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The film starred Hussain's nephew, Aamir Khan, along with Juhi Chawla in their first major roles. Upon release, the film became a box office hit and shot its leading stars...

, on April 18, 1986. They have two children, a son named Junaid and a daughter, Ira. Reena was involved briefly in Khan's career when she worked as a producer for Lagaan. In December 2002, Khan filed for divorce, ending the 15-year marriage. Reena took custody of both children. On 28 December 2005, Khan married Kiran Rao
Kiran Rao
Kiran Rao is an Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director.-Early life:Rao was born in Bangalore into a Konkani family on November 7, 1973. She was raised in Calcutta where she attended Loreto House and La Martiniere Calcutta. In 1992, her parents decided to leave Calcutta so she shifted to...

 who had been an assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker
Ashutosh Gowariker
Ashutosh Gowariker is an Indian film director, actor, writer and producer. He is known for directing the films Lagaan , Swades , Jodhaa Akbar , What's Your Raashee and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey...

 during the filming of Lagaan
Lagaan
Lagaan is a 2001 Bollywood sports film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer for the film, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne play the supporting roles...

. Khan is a follower of spiritual leader J. P. Vaswani
J. P. Vaswani
J. P. Vaswani 'Dada' is head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission.He was born on August 2, 1918, at Hyderabad, Sindh, in a Sindhi family. He passed the Bachelor of Science examination at the very young age of 17 years. For his Master's degree, his thesis was on 'The Scattering of X-Rays by Solids' which...

.

Though nominated many times, Khan does not attend any Indian film award ceremony as he feels "Indian film awards lack credibility". In 2007, Khan was invited to have a wax imitation of himself put on display at Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud and was formerly known as "Madame Tussaud's", but the apostrophe is no longer used...

 in London. However, Khan declined stating that, "It's not important to me... people will see my films if they want to. Also, I cannot deal with so many things, I have bandwidth only for that much."

In 2007, Khan lost a custody battle for his younger brother Faisal to their father, Tahir Hussain. His father passed away on 2 February 2010.

In a 2009 interview, Khan states that he tends to take an independent approach to the world of filmmaking, noting that he does not "do different things; I try to do it in a different manner. I think every person should follow his/her dream and try and make it possible to create an ability to achieve it backed by its practicality." He has also indicated that he is more interested in the process of filmmaking than in the end result: "For me, the process is more important, more joyful. I would like to have my entire concentration on the process right from the first step."

Actor

Year Film Role Notes
1973 Yaadon Ki Baaraat Young Ratan
1974 Madhosh
Madhosh
Madhosh is the name of a series of unrelated Indian Bollywood films.-Cast:*Meena Kumari - Soni*Manher Desai - Raya *Usha Kiran - Raina*Rajan - Anand*Kuldeep Akhtar - Rambhaji*Jillo - *S. Nazir - Shakriya*M.K...

Child artist
1984 Holi
Holi (film)
Holi is a 1984 Indian film, directed by Ketan Mehta, whose socially conscious work has been compared to American director, Spike Lee. The film is based on eponymous play by Marathi writer, Mahesh Elkunchwar...

Madan Sharma
1988 Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT is a 1988 Indian Bollywood film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The film starred Hussain's nephew, Aamir Khan, along with Juhi Chawla in their first major roles. Upon release, the film became a box office hit and shot its leading stars...

Raj National Film Special Jury Award (also for Raakh
Raakh
Raakh is a 1989 Hindi film starring Aamir Khan, Pankaj Kapoor and Supriya Pathak Gajanan Bangera Jagdeep in lead roles . The revenge thriller film was directed by Aditya Bhattacharya, son of director, Basu Bhattacharya....

)

Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1989 Raakh
Raakh
Raakh is a 1989 Hindi film starring Aamir Khan, Pankaj Kapoor and Supriya Pathak Gajanan Bangera Jagdeep in lead roles . The revenge thriller film was directed by Aditya Bhattacharya, son of director, Basu Bhattacharya....

Aamir Hussein National Film Special Jury Award (also for Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT is a 1988 Indian Bollywood film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The film starred Hussain's nephew, Aamir Khan, along with Juhi Chawla in their first major roles. Upon release, the film became a box office hit and shot its leading stars...

)

Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Love Love Love Amit
1990 Awwal Number
Awwal Number
Awwal Number is a 1990 film directed by Dev Anand. The film features the then 67 year old Dev Anand himself with Aamir Khan.-Plot:The story revolves around cricket where a new star Sunny has been included in the team in place of another famous star Ronny . All this creates hatred in heart of Ronny...

Sunny
Tum Mere Ho
Tum Mere Ho
Tum Mere Ho is a Bollywood movie released in 1990 starring Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla and directed by Tahir Hussain.Before the movie was released it was expected that movie would do well as Khan and Chawla were starring in it. However audiences rejected the movie totally and the film crashed at the...

Shiva
Dil
Dil
For the Rugrats and All Grown Up! character see Dil Pickles. For the integrated circuit package see Dual in-line package. Or, for other uses, see DIL ....

Raja Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin
Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin
Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin is a Bollywood movie produced in 1990.-Plot:Ajay Sharma is a photographer, Anita is a model, both of them work for the same agency. Ajay has fallen in love with Anita, and thinks that she is also in love with him. But Anita only takes him for a friend...

Ajay Sharma
Jawani Zindabad
Jawani Zindabad
Jawani Zindabad is an Indian romantic films directed by Arun Bhatt. This film was released in 1990, starring by Aamir Khan and Farha Naaz. It was released on August 17, 1990.- Cast :The main cast of this film are:* Aamir Khan as Shashi Sharma...

Shashi
1991 Afsana Pyaar Ka
Afsana Pyaar Ka
Afsana Pyaar Ka is a 1991 released Bollywood movie starring romantic pair of Aamir Khan and Neelam Kothari. People had a lot of expectations from the movie especially after the music of the film became a hit especially the song 'Tip tip barish suru ho gai'. Moreover Aamir was coming after giving...

Raj
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin is a Bollywood film released in 1991. It was produced by Gulshan Kumar, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, and starred his daughter Pooja Bhatt in the lead female role. The lead male role was played by Aamir Khan. Anupam Kher, Sameer Chitre, Tiku Talsania, and Deepak Tijori played...

Raghu Jetley Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Isi Ka Naam Zindagi
Isi Ka Naam Zindagi (film)
Isi Ka Naam Zindagi is a 1992 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Kalidas, starring Aamir Khan, Farha Naaz, Pran, Shakti Kapoor, Asrani and Tej Sapru.-Plot:...

Chotu
Daulat Ki Jung
Daulat Ki Jung
Daulat Ki Jung is a 1992 Indian film starring Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Shafi Inamdar, Paresh Rawal, Tiku Talsania, Dilip Tahil, Kader Khan and Kiran Kumar in leading roles. The film was not a commercial success, an exception for the leading pair, whose most films have been a commercial...

Rajesh Chaudhry
1992 Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
The music for the movie composed by Jatin Lalit and lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The soundtrack, their second collaboration together, helped to launch their career...

Sanjaylal Sharma Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1993 Parampara
Parampara (film)
Parampara is a 1993 Bollywood movie starring Sunil Dutt, Vinod Khanna, Ashwini Bhave, Aamir Khan, Ramya Krishna, Saif Ali Khan, Raveena Tandon, Neelam Kothari and Anupam Kher. The film is produced by Firoz A. Nadiadwala and directed by Yash Chopra. Aditya Chopra wrote the screenplay for the film...

Ranbir Prithvi Singh
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke Rahul Malhotra Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Damini
Damini – Lightning
Damini - Lightning is a 1993 Hindi film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi starring Rishi Kapoor, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri, Tinu Anand and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. The story is of how a woman fights against society for justice....

Himself Special appearance
1994 Andaz Apna Apna
Andaz apna apna
Andaz Apna Apna is a 1994 Hindi film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, starring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor in the lead roles. Govinda and Juhi Chawla make guest appearances....

Amar Manohar Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1995 Baazi
Baazi (1995 film)
Baazi is a 1995 Bollywood action film directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar and starring Aamir Khan and Mamta Kulkarni. This film fabricated the base for Aamir Khan's selection as the determined police officer in the blockbuster Sarfarosh which turned out to be one of Aamir Khan's best performances as a...

Inspector Amar Damjee
Aatank Hi Aatank
Aatank Hi Aatank
Aatank Hi Aatank is a 1995 Bollywood movie. The movie is highly inspired by The Godfather and stars Rajinikanth, Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla and Pooja Bedi in the lead.In 2000, the film was dubbed into Tamil as Aandavan but flopped.-Plot:...

Rohan
Rangeela
Rangeela (film)
Rangeela is a 1995 Hindi film directed by Ram Gopal Varma, and starring Aamir Khan, Jackie Shroff and Urmila Matondkar.Rangeela was music director A. R. Rahman's debut Hindi film with an original score, as the previous ones were dubbed from his Tamil scores...

Munna Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Akele Hum Akele Tum
Akele Hum Akele Tum
Akele Hum Akele Tum is a 1995 Hindi musical drama released in 1995. The film starred Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala and Master Adil, and was directed by Mansoor Khan. The music is by Anu Malik and the lyrics by the production house favorite Majrooh Sultanpuri. The plot of this film is based on 1979...

Rohit
1996 Raja Hindustani
Raja Hindustani
The soundtrack was composed by Nadeem Shravan. It consisted of tracks like "Kinna Sona Tenu" which was based on a song with the same title by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and "Pardesi Pardesi" .- 1996 Filmfare Awards :Won* Filmfare...

Raja Hindustani Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1997 Ishq Raja
1998 Ghulam
Ghulam
Ghulam is a 1998 Hindi film directed by Vikram Bhatt and starring Aamir Khan. The film was inspired by Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront . It is the second remake of On the Waterfront after Kabzaa starring Sanjay Dutt...

Siddharth Marathe Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer
1999 Sarfarosh
Sarfarosh
Sarfarosh was a critically and commercially successful action film, released in 1999. It was directed by John Matthew Matthan and starred Aamir Khan, Sonali Bendre and Naseeruddin Shah. John started working on Sarfarosh in 1992...

Ajay Singh Rathod Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Mann Dev Karan Singh
Earth
Earth (1998 film)
Earth is a 1998 film directed by Deepa Mehta. It is based upon Bapsi Sidhwa's novel, Cracking India, . Earth is the second part of Mehta's Elements trilogy...

(1947)
Dil Navaz
2000 Mela
Mela (2000 film)
* This is the third film to feature real-life brothers Aamir Khan and Faisal Khan. Previously Faisal did cameo roles in Aamir's films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar ....

Kishan Pyare
2001 Lagaan
Lagaan
Lagaan is a 2001 Bollywood sports film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer for the film, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne play the supporting roles...

Bhuvan Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai is a 2001 Indian film starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia...

Akash Malhotra Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Mangal Pandey: The Rising or The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey is an Indian movie based on the life of Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier who is known for his role in the Indian Mutiny of 1857. It is directed by Ketan Mehta, produced by Bobby Bedi, and with a screenplay by Farrukh Dhondy...

Mangal Pandey Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
2006 Rang De Basanti
Rang De Basanti
Rang De Basanti is a 2006 Indian drama film written and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. It features an ensemble cast comprising Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Madhavan, Kunal Kapoor, Siddharth Narayan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni and British actress Alice Patten in the lead roles...

Daljit 'DJ' Singh Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
The Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. The award is given by the chosen jury of critics assigned to the function, and is a derivation from a previous award known as the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, which...


Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Fanaa
Fanaa (film)
Fanaa is a 2006 Hindi romance film, starring Aamir Khan and Kajol in pivotal roles. It is directed by Kunal Kohli who previously directed Hum Tum, and is produced under Yash Raj Films. The film also stars Rishi Kapoor, Tabu and Sharat Saxena.Fanaa was released on 26 May 2006, in India...

Rehan Quadri
2007 Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 Bollywood drama film directed by Aamir Khan, written by Amole Gupte, and produced by Aamir Khan Productions. Gupte initially developed the idea with his wife Deepa Bhatia, who served as the film's editor...

Ram Shankar Nikumbh Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2008 Ghajini
Ghajini (2008 film)
Ghajini is a 2008 Indian Hindi action film written and directed by A. R. Murugadoss and produced by Tagore Madhu and Madhu Mantena. It is a remake of Murugadoss's own 2005 Tamil film Ghajini starring Surya Sivakumar in the lead role. The film stars Aamir Khan, Asin Thottumkal and Jiah Khan in lead...

Sanjay Singhania Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
2009 Luck by Chance
Luck by Chance
Luck By Chance is a 2009 Indian drama film written and directed by Zoya Akhtar. Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, the film stars Farhan Akhtar and Konkana Sen Sharma in the lead roles...

Himself Special appearance
3 Idiots Ranchhoddas Shamaldas
Chanchad (Rancho)/
Phunsukh Wangdu
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
2011 Dhobi Ghat Arun
Delhi Belly Disco Fighter Special appearance
2012 Talaash Filming

Producer

Year Film Director Notes
2001 Lagaan
Lagaan
Lagaan is a 2001 Bollywood sports film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer for the film, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne play the supporting roles...

Ashutosh Gowariker
Ashutosh Gowariker
Ashutosh Gowariker is an Indian film director, actor, writer and producer. He is known for directing the films Lagaan , Swades , Jodhaa Akbar , What's Your Raashee and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey...

National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
The National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment winners:1981 to 1984 and 1992, 1986 & 1977 No Award was given....


Filmfare Award for Best Movie
2007 Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 Bollywood drama film directed by Aamir Khan, written by Amole Gupte, and produced by Aamir Khan Productions. Gupte initially developed the idea with his wife Deepa Bhatia, who served as the film's editor...

Aamir Khan National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare
National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare
The National Film Award - Best Film on Family Welfare winners:...


Filmfare Award for Best Movie
2008 Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Abbas Tyrewala
Abbas Tyrewala
Abbas Tyrewala is an Hindi film storywriter, screenwriter, dialogue writer and director. After making his mark as a screenwriter and dialogue writer in early 2000s, with award winning films like Maqbool , Munnabhai M.B.B.S. , he made his debut as a director with a breezy romantic comedy, Jaane Tu...

Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Movie
2010 Peepli Live
Peepli Live
Peepli Live is a 2010 Indian comic satire that explores the topic of "farmer suicides" and the subsequent media and political response. It is written and directed by Anusha Rizvi in her directorial debut, and produced by Aamir Khan Productions...

Anusha Rizvi
Anusha Rizvi
Anusha Rizvi is an Indian film director and Screenwriter. Her directorial debut is Peepli Live. The movie won the Best First Film award at the Durban film festival.-Career:...

Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Movie
2011 Dhobi Ghat Kiran Rao
Kiran Rao
Kiran Rao is an Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director.-Early life:Rao was born in Bangalore into a Konkani family on November 7, 1973. She was raised in Calcutta where she attended Loreto House and La Martiniere Calcutta. In 1992, her parents decided to leave Calcutta so she shifted to...

Delhi Belly Abhinay Deo
Abhinay Deo
-Filmography:Abhinay Deo is an Indian Ad Film maker turned Film Director. Abhinay's parents are the veteran actors Ramesh and Seema Deo. Abhinay's first movie was Game , and his second was Delhi Belly which was released on July 1, 2011....

2012 Talaash Reema Kagti
Reema Kagti
Reema Kagti is an Indian film director. She made her debut as director with critically acclaimed Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.-Personal life:Reema did her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Sophia College, Mumbai. She also pursued a post graduates diploma in Social Communications Media at...

Filming

Writer/Director

Year Film Notes
1988 Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or QSQT is a 1988 Indian Bollywood film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. The film starred Hussain's nephew, Aamir Khan, along with Juhi Chawla in their first major roles. Upon release, the film became a box office hit and shot its leading stars...

Story writer
1993 Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke Screenwriter
Screenwriter
Screenwriters or scriptwriters or scenario writers are people who write/create the short or feature-length screenplays from which mass media such as films, television programs, Comics or video games are based.-Profession:...

2007 Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 Bollywood drama film directed by Aamir Khan, written by Amole Gupte, and produced by Aamir Khan Productions. Gupte initially developed the idea with his wife Deepa Bhatia, who served as the film's editor...

Director
Filmfare Award for Best Director

Further reading

  • Crerar, Simon. "Aamir Khan on Making it in Bollywood." The Times
    The Times
    The Times is a British daily national newspaper, first published in London in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register . The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times are published by Times Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary since 1981 of News International...

    , 15 January 2010.
  • Bamzai, Kaveree. Aamir Khan: Mr Blockbuster. India Today
    India Today
    India Today is an Indian weekly news magazine published by Living Media India Limited, in publication since 1975 based in Mumbai. India Today is also the name of its sister-publication in Hindi...

    , January 7, 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2011

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