Imran was born to Nusrat Khan, sister of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Anil Pal, a classmate (IIT, Mumbai) of Aamir's cousin Mansoor Khan on 13 Januray 1983. However, both his parents were seperated when he was just a mere toddler. Imran's mother later married to Raj Zutshi, a well-known actor of Kashmiri descent. Imran's father Anil Pal is a half Bengali half British who works for the Internet giant Yahoo Inc. Imran was born in America and trained in film direction. He was casually asked by Abbas Tyrewala's (director of Jaane Tu..Ya Jaane Na) wife Pakhi to auction for JTYJN as Abbas was looking for an youngster in the lead role. Imran insists that acting was never a planned move.