Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan (or simply Aamir Khan) is a popular Indian actor, singer, television host, writer, director, and filmmaker whose career has spanned over thirty years. He is established as one of the most influential and popular actors in Indian cinema with a large following, especially in China and India.
Aamir Khan has won numerous awards, including one AACTA Award, four National Film Awards, nine Filmfare Awards, and an Academy Award nomination. The Government of India honored this gifted entertainer with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan in 2003 and 2010 respectively. In 2017, he received an honorary title from the Chinese Government of China.
Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan was born on 14 March 1965 in Mumbai, India, to film producer Tahir Hussain, and his wife Zeenat Hussain. He is the first of five children of his parents. He is related to several known members of Bollywood.
He appeared in two Indian films as a child actor and joined his film producer father in the making of several films before he began his own professional acting career.
Aamir Khan is known for his refusal to attend award ceremonies as he believes that other than the National Film Award, Indian awards lack credibility.
Professional Life & Career
Aamir Khan’s professional career began with an appearance on the big screen, starting with the 1984 drama film Holi where he played the small role of a rowdy college student. This was followed by a leading role in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, a romantic film based on Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet.
The film was a big hit, collecting 8 Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award. It was this film that brought Khan to prominence and helped him win the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut while influencing the build-up of Aamir Khan’s net worth.
Propelled by this first-time success, Aamir Khan was motivated to win his first National Film Award for his appearance in the 1989 crime thriller Raakh.
Over the next few years, he featured in several unsuccessful films, before making it to several popular films in the 1990s. His role in the 1998 film Raja Hindustani won him a Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
More roles in successful movies meant more global fame and wealth. In 2001, through his film production company called Aamir Khan productions, he produced and acted in the lead role in Lagaan.
This film was very successful globally, winning numerous awards and receiving international recognition. It also earned an Oscar nomination for ‘Best Foreign Language Film and won Aamir Khan another Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
After recording success as an actor, Aamir Khan made his debut as a film director with the 2007 film Taare Zameen Par, which as expected, earned much popularity and appreciation, while winning him three well-deserved awards. Up next, Aamir Khan came up with his film 3 Idiots, which earned global popularity and won him six Filmfare Awards and three National Film Awards
In 2012, he began hosting the popular television talk show Satyamev Jayate. His 2016 film Dangal was a huge success and is so far the highest-grossing film in the history of Indian cinema.
Awards & Honours
Aamir Khan has won numerous awards and received a number of honors for all his major works as an actor, television host, director, and filmmaker whose career has spanned over 30 years. His efforts have helped him achieve an AACTA Award, 4 National Film Awards, and 9 Filmfare Awards, from a list of award nominations.
The Government of India honored this man with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan (National Treasure of India)in 2003 and 2010 respectively. In 2017, he received an honorary title from the Chinese Government of China.
Aamir Khan Films
From a possibly long list of numerous films, we have selected the following as some of the top films of Aamir Khan.
- Like Stars on Earth (2007)
- 3 Idiots (2009)
- Dangal (2016)
- Rang De Basanti (2006)
- PK (2014)
- Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
- Lagaan: Once Upon a Time (2001)
- Sarfarosh (1999)
Aamir Khan was married to Reena Dutta with whom he has two children, Junaid and Ira. They divorced in 2002 after being married in 1986. In 2005, he got married to Kiran Rao, a director, screenwriter, and film producer. They have a son, Azad, who was born through a surrogate mother.
After being inspired by his wife, Aamir Khan became a vegan in 2015, mainly due to health reasons.
He is also known for his contribution to humanitarian causes. In 2011, he was appointed by UNICEF to promote child nutrition.
What is Aamir Khan Net Worth?
Aamir Khan net worth has put him on the list of the richest Bollywood actors, including the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Mukesh Ambani, and others. He is most popular as an actor, director, and filmmaker, who has earned his wealth from his lucrative career as an entertainer who plies his trade in India.
Aamir Khan net worth is estimated at $150 million. Through his still active career, and filmmaking endeavors, we can expect much more from this man in years to come.