Also Known As: Munna, Bhuvan, Aakash, Mr Perfectionist
March 14, 1965
Born in Mumbai on March 14, 1965 Aamir Khan is Bollywood’s leading actor. Of late Aamir has also made his mark as a distinguished director and a successful producer. He was born into a Muslim family that has been actively involved in the Indian film industry, roughly called Bollywood for several decades. Aamir started his career as a child actor in his uncle’s Nasir Hussain’s film Yadon Ki Baaraat in 1973 and also worked in 1974 film Madhosh. As an adult he made his debut in Ketan Mehta’s 1984 film Holi. Aamir became an overnight star with his first full-fledged leading role in 1988 film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. The film was a breakthrough success and Aamir became a teen-idol thanks to his fine acting skill and his chocolate-boy looks. At the young age of 24, Aamir won his first National award for his intense performance in 1989 film Raakh. In the late ’80s and ’90s Aamir delivered the highest grossing films. Dil (1990), Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi (1991,) Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) and Rangeela (1995) established himself as the promising star of Bollywood. Though these films marked Aamir’s meteoric rise and made him one of the most bankable stars but the talented actor had to wait before he bagged his first Filmfare award in the Best Actor Category in 1996 for his portrayal of an innocent village dweller in Dharmesh Darshan’s film Raja Hindustani (1996).