Aamir Khan Height, Age, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Full NameMohammed Aamir Hussain Khan IBTimes Nickname(s)Mr. Perfectionist, The Choco Boy Profession(s)Actor, Filmmaker Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm in meters- 1.68 m in feet inches- 5’ 6” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg in pounds- 154 lbs Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches - Waist: 30 inches - Biceps: 13 inches Eye ColourBrown Hair ColourBlack Career DebutAs a child actor: Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Aamir Khan
Does Aamir Khan smoke?: Yes
Aamir Khan smoking
Does Aamir Khan drink alcohol?: Yes
Aamir comes from film industry background as his father was a film producer and his uncle was also a film-maker.
His great grand uncle Abul Kalam Azad was a popular Indian freedom fighter as he led the Khilafat Movement and was an ardent supporter of Mahatma Gandhi. He has named his younger son Azad Rao Khan in the memory of his great grand uncle.
His father’s film productions were a flop in a majority, which led to poor financial conditions. He told that at that time, there were around 30 calls a day from lenders calling for money and he was always at risk of being expelled from school for not paying fees.
He was crazy about balloons and kites in his childhood.
Aamir Khan’s Childhood Picture
At the age of 8, he made a headstart of his career as a child actor in the film Yaadon Ki Baaraat, which is considered the first Bollywood masala film.
Aamir Khan As A Child Actor In Yaadon Ki Baraat
The same year, he played the younger role of Mahendra Sandhu in his father’s production Madhosh.
Since his childhood, he was interested in playing lawn tennis and also represented his school in several state-level championships. He was also the state Tennis winner for Maharashtra.
At 16, he worked as an Assistant Director with his friend Aditya Bhattacharya (Filmmaker Basu Bhattacharya’s son) in his silent experimental film titled Paranoia.
For the promotion of his film- Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, he, along with his cousin and co-star Raj Zutshi, went on roads to stick the posters of the movie on the buses and auto-rickshaws in Bombay.
Aamir Khan In Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Poster
In 1990, he was featured in Indra Kumar’s film- Dil, which was his first major hit after four flops in a row.
Aamir Khan In Dil
While filming the stunt for the movie- Ghulam, which showcased Aamir running on rail tracks towards an oncoming train, he just missed the train by 1.3 seconds as he jumped off the track. Moreover, this scene was also awarded the Best Scene Award at the 44th Filmfare Awards, but he refused to accept it.
Finally, in 1996, he came up with a blockbuster- Raja Hindustani, which received great laurels from the audience. His kiss with Karisma in the movie is considered as one of the longest kisses in a Bollywood film.
Aamir Khan In Raja Hindustani
He consumed one litre of vodka before the shoot of the song “Tere Ishq Mein Naachenge” to deliver his drunk character more efficiently.
Aamir Khan In Tere Ishq Me Nachenge Song
To get into the character of Bhuvan in his movie Lagaan, he got his ears pierced so that he could wear earrings in real. Moreover, his phenomenal performance in Lagaan took the movie to the Oscars.
When Farah Khan approached him to make a special appearance in Om Shanti Om song, he declined by saying that he is busy in shooting and cannot make up time for it.
In his blockbuster hit- PK, his character was shown fond of paan, and he ate approximately over 10000 paans during the filming of the entire movie.
When he was invited on the display of his wax imitation at Madame Tussauds, he declined to attend the same.
Aamir doesn’t believe in showbiz and maintains uniformity in his birthday celebration. Each year, he cuts his cake and then relishes a dinner with his family. Moreover, he takes a resolution every year on his birthday to quit smoking but ends up breaking it.
Aamir Khan 52nd Birthday Picture
While filming for a drunk scene in 3 Idiots, Aamir suggested actually to get drunk, and they all did, which resulted in numerous retakes till the stock of camera got over. Here’s a glimpse of the making of that scene:
In an interview, Aamir disclosed that Abhijaat Joshi is working on the sequel of 3 Idiots, which might hit the theatres around 2020.
In 2012, he came up with an Indian television talk show- Satyamev Jayate, which was aired simultaneously on Star Plus, STAR World, and Doordarshan and completed three seasons in eight languages.
He was featured in the Time Magazine’s list- “100 Most Influential People in The World” in 2013.
Aamir Khan On The Cover Of Time Magazine
Her wife Kiran revealed on Koffee With Karan that Aamir hates taking a shower and has an eating disorder.
Aamir’s movie Dangal charmed the audience with his exclusive acting skills and became the first Indian movie to gross over ₹2000 crores worldwide and also the highest grossing film in China in the year 2017.
For his movie Dangal, he was first asked to gain 28kgs of weight and then lost 25 kg in the time duration of 5-6 months to play younger Mahavir Singh Phogat, and he was personally trained by Rahul Bhatt.
Aamir Khan As Young And Old Mahavir Phogat
It was also revealed by Dangal’s director, Nitesh Tiwari that Aamir used to abuse a lot during his workout sessions in the gym.
Besides acting, he has also been an official ambassador of UNICEF.
Aamir Khan At UNICEF Conference
He has a son with his second wife, Kiran Rao through surrogacy and he also became a spokesperson for Invitro Fertilisation after this.
Aamir Khan With His Wife Kiran And Son
Aamir has been avoiding media reporting and going to award ceremonies since 1990; when he was nominated for Best Actor award for his movie Dil, but the award went to Sunny Deol for Ghayal.
Aamir loves solving Rubik’s cube and is also an expert at it. Here’s a video where he has solved the cube in just 36 seconds while discussing his next movie:
Aamir’s fans are not only limited to India, but they are amassed all over the globe. International superstar Jackie Chan is a big fan of his work.
In 2018, he was starred in Vijay Krishna Acharya’s film- Thugs of Hindostan based on a fictional novel titled Confessions of a Thug.
Aamir Khan as Firangi in Thugs of Hindostan
Aamir usually explains the meaning of his favourite song “Oh Re Taal Mile” from the film “Anokhi Raat” to every other person he talks with.
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