Who Is Aamir Khan?
Aamir Khan is an Indian filmmaker, talk show host, director, and actor who has a net worth of $250 million. Spending more than 30 years of his career in Hindi movies, Aamir Khan is considered as one of the most influential and successful actors in Indian cinema. He also has millions of fans around the world and per Newsweek, he is the “biggest star” worldwide.
While he has many movies, many know him for his role in 3 Idiots, a comedy-drama movie that has won multiple awards.
Celebrity Name: Aamir Khan
Full Name: Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan
Birth Date: March 14, 1965
Birth Place: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Weight: 70 kilos
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Reena Dutta, married 1986 to 2002; Kiran Rao, married 2005
Children: Azad Rao Khan, Junaid Khan, Ira Khan
Profession: Filmmaker, talk show host, director, and actor
Net Worth: $250 million
Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan was born on March 14, 1965, in Bombay, Maharashtra, to parents Tahir Hussain and Zeenat Hussain. Many of his family work in the Hindi film industry, including his father who was a film producer, and his late uncle, Nasir Hussain, was a producer and director.
Aamir is the oldest among four siblings. He has one brother, Faisal Khan, who is also an actor, and two sisters, Nikhat Khan and Farhat Khan. He is the uncle of Imran Khan, a contemporary Hindi actor.
At an early young age, Aamir already started acting. He landed minor roles in two movies, Yaadon Ki Baaraat and Madhosh. During his early education, he went to J.B. Petit School but later transferred to St. Anne’s High School, where he studied until his eighth grade. He finished his ninth and tenth grade at the Bombay Scottish School.
Aside from acting, he is also into tennis. Back in the day, he was considered to be more interested in sports rather than his studies. He played tennis for various championships and even became a champion for a state-level tournament.
In April 1986, Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta got married. Together, they have two children, Junaid and Ira. In 2002, Aamir filed for divorce and the two children lived with their mother. In December 2005, Aamir married Kiran Rao, who was the assistant director of Ashutosh Gowariker during the production of Lagaan. After six years of being together, the couple had a son through surrogation. His name is Azad Rao Khan.
Khan followed Muslim practices but switched to a non-vegetarian lifestyle to veganism as inspired by his wife, who was a Hindu.
Before he pursued a full-time acting career, Aamir was focused on sports, particularly tennis and ping pong. He participated in several tournaments, including the International Premier Tennis League and a competitive ping pong tournament in China against Liu Guoliang, a former Olympic champion.
Aamir Khan Career
Khan started acting when was very young, although he mostly got minor roles. In 1984, he received an offer for a low-budget film called Holi. It was only in the 1990s that he had his breakthrough in the industry. He starred in a lot of movies, such as Ishq, Raja Hindustani, Daulat Ki Jung, Parampara, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar, and Andaz Apna Apna among others.
Other success movies of the actor include Secret Superstar, Talaash, Dil Chahta Hai, and Dhobi Ghat. His other movies, 3 Idiots, PK, Ghajini, and Dhoom 3, were among the highest-grossing movies in Bollywood.
Aside from his movies, Aamir also has his own talk show, Satyamev Jayate, which focuses on social issues. It first aired in May 2012, and Khan is paid 30 million rupees for each episode. Because of this, he was the highest-paid actor in Indian television history as of June 2012.
Awards and Achievements
Considered as one of the most successful actors in the film industry, Aamir Khan has won so many awards. These include:
- 9 Filmfare Awards including Best Actor for Raja Hindustani, Lagaan, and Dangal; Best Actor (Critics) Award for Rang De Basanti; Best Director Award for Taare Zameen Par; and Best Film Award for Dangal, Taare Zameen Par, and Lagaan
- 4 National Film Awards as a director, actor, and producer
- Bergen International Film Festival Award
- Leeds International Film Festival Award
- Locarno International Film Festival Award
- NatFilm Festival Award
- Portland International Film Festival Award
- Best Asian Film Award from the 7th AACTA Awards
- Padma Shiri and Padma Bhushan accolades from the Government of India
- Natural Treasure of India AWard from the Government of China
Aamir Khan Total Net Worth
To date, Aamir Khan has a net worth of $250 million. He mostly got his wealth from his career in the movie and entertainment industries as an actor, director, producer, and talk show host. In addition, he has several endorsements and commercials, all of which greatly contributed to his fortune. He is also known to own several luxury vehicles and real estate properties.