Aamir Khan: The Perfectionist



Born as Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan, our favourite actor, Aamir Khan is much more than most of us are aware of. He is also an eminent director, T. V. Talk show presenter as well as an efficient producer. He has proudly bagged several awards to his honour; one AACTA Award, 4 National Film Awards and 9 Filmfare Awards.  Besides, the Government of India has also bestowed the Padma Bhushan in 2010 and the Padma Shri in 2003 to him. Not just our nation but also China has come forward to praise this priceless jewel of the crown of Bollywood. As a child he made his debut in the cult Bollywood film, Yaadon Ki Baraat by Nasir Husain and has never looked back since.

Again, as an adult, he made his appearance in the Holi, which was an experimental Bollywood film; however, it failed him to make a mark in the industry. The thriller movie, Raakh too, did not help to propagate his career. It was with the release of the tragic love story of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak that he established himself firmly in Bollywood.  Later, in 1999, he established his production house, Aamir Khan Productions and carried out his debut as a producer with Lagaan in 2001. He also made his directorial debut with Taare Zameen Par in 2007, which was a crucial movie directed in Bollywood to turn the perspectives of both the film lovers as well as the budding experimental directors.


Amir Khan was born and brought up in Mumbai to Zeenat Hussain and Tahir Hussain on March 14, 1965. This 52 to year old genius shares hid genes with several notable personalities of the Bollywood background; Nasir Hussain, the eminent director and producer was his paternal uncle; the notable philosopher of Indian origin Abdul Kalam Azad is also related to him owing to his grandmother’s lineage. Imran Khan, a contemporary Bollywood actor is his nephew.

The schools that he attended as a child are: J.B. Petit School and St. Anne’s High School and Bombay Scottish School respectively. He then studied in Narsee Monjee College as well. Amir Khan had been a very vigorous sports person, in fact, it is heard that he was much more inclined towards sports than education. To his credit, it must be known to all that he had participated in Tennis competition at state levels several times.


Amir Khan, though belonged from a notable background, had to toil really hard in order to become the successful icon he is today. He had acted in several documentaries directed by students of Film and Television Institute of India in Pune towards the beginning of his career. He came on to the platform of fame with the heart wrenching story line of Qayamat se Qayamat Tak opposite to be evergreen beauty, Juhi Chawla. Apart from Qayamat se Qayamat Tak, his popular movies are:

  1. Dil
  2. Dil Hai ki Manta Nahi
  3. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander
  4. Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke
  5. Rangeela
  6. Sarfarosh
  7. Earth
  8. Mela
  9. Dil Chahta Hai
  10. Taare Zameen Par
  11. Fanaa
  12. Dhoom 3
  13. Dangal etc

These are perhaps only a handful of movies that he has either acted in, or directed, or produced or may have been both behind and in front of the camera.

Amir Khan has also become a household name owing to his humanitarian tele contribution through Satyamev Jayate.  Amir Khan has touched the lives of many in need of help through this show.