Anupam Deywrote on Aug 30 2009 7:10AM
Aamir Khan is a name which needs no recognition. He is known as a perfectionist in the Bollywood cinema scenario. He is a well accomplished actor who gives his soul to work. He was born on 14 Mar , 1965 in Mumbai, Holy Family Hospital, Bandra. He was born to Tahir and Zeena Hussain Khan. Though he has a family background related to the Hindi Cinema yet there is just no wrong in saying that it is his true talent and hard work that has earned him the place which he rests on today.
He was humble enough to boost his prospects with talent and a lot of hard work. He started his career in films with a runaway success called Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, a film directed by his cousin, Mansoor Khan.
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak turned out to be a blockbuster of 1988 and set a new trend in cinema. And this dramatic turnaround has hardly been a matter of chance. He had obviously learnt from his past mistakes and ensured that every project he lent his name to had something significant to offer.
First there was 'Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin' (1991), Mahesh Bhatt's breezy remake of the Raj Kapoor-Nargis road movie, 'Chori Chori'. Then, he brought immense conviction to the role of a young and carefree high school boy in Mansoor Khan's 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander' (1993).
Aamir displayed a natural flair for comedy with 'Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke' (1993) and Rajkumar Santoshi's slapstick 'Andaz Apna Apna' (1994). Significantly, by this time he had also cut his workload down to not more than three films in a year.
His transition from teen idol to a mature and sensitive actor came about with the Indianised adaptation of 'Kramer Vs. Kramer' in 'Akele Hum Akele Tum' (1995). Aamir, who had already become a father by then, claimed his personal experiences with son Junaid went a long way in helping him play the part of a 'single' father.
'Rangeela' and 'Raja Hindustani' (1996) had Aamir make another studious change to his image, playing to the gallery with over-the-top performances and characters the front-bencher could easily identify with.
Hhe pulled out another surprise from his hat essaying the role of a no-nonsense, upright police officer who busts a major arms racket on the Pakistan border in 'Sarfarosh'.
An important aspect of Aamir's success is the fact that he has thrived on carefully chosen characters and films, but has never worked with the likes of Mani Ratnam, Subhash Ghai, or even David Dhawan. Instead, he has backed unknown names such as Ashutosh Gowarikar ('Baazi') and John Matthew Mathan ('Sarfarosh') and even a flop filmmaker like Vikram Bhatt.
A seasoned artiste now, Aamir is slowly turning to production. His first film as a producer is a period film titled Lagaan. This movie too turned out to be a super block buster and was also nominated for the Oscars.His next release will be The Rising in which his character name is Mangal Pandey.
On a personal note he was married to Reena Dutt and having two children son Junaid and daughter Aira. But in 2002 he was legally separated with his wife.