Imran Khan (actor)

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Imran Khan

Khan promotes Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
BornImran Khan
(1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 29)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Years active1988 & 1992(child artist), 2008–present (lead role)
SpouseAvantika Malik (2011–present)

Aamir Khan (Uncle)
Mansoor Khan (Uncle),

Nasir Hussain (Grandfather).
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Imran Khan

Khan promotes Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
BornImran Khan
(1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 29)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Years active1988 & 1992(child artist), 2008–present (lead role)
SpouseAvantika Malik (2011–present)

Aamir Khan (Uncle)
Mansoor Khan (Uncle),

Nasir Hussain (Grandfather).

Imran Khan (born Imran Pal 13 January 1983) is an American-born Indian film actor. He is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan and producer-director Mansoor Khan.[1] Khan made his debut with the romantic comedy Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008), which emerged as a box-office success and fetched him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He later appeared in several commercially successful films such as I Hate Luv Storys (2010), Delhi Belly (2011), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012). Having done so, Khan has established himself as as one of the leading contemporary actors of Hindi cinema.


Early life

Khan was born to Anil Pal, a Hindu Bengali[2][3] and Nuzhat Khan, a Muslim in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.[4] His father works as a consultant at LinkedIn in Silicon Valley. His parents divorced when he was one and a half years old and he replaced his surname Pal with Khan.[5] He is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan, director Mansoor Khan and the grandson of Nasir Hussain, a noted director and producer. In India, he studied at Bombay Scottish School before transferring to a boarding school in Ooty.[6]


Child artist

Khan made appearances as a child artist in his uncle Aamir's films, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)[7] and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992). Both times he played the role of a young Aamir Khan. He aspired to be a director, as that was his original plan before he entered Bollywood as an actor. Khan joined Kishore Namit Kapoor's Acting Institute in Mumbai.

Debut and breakthrough (2008–present)

Khan made his debut as a lead actor in the 2008 film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na directed by Abbas Tyrewala, produced by Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan and co-starring Genelia D'Souza. The film received rave reviews from critics and proved to be one of the biggest hits of the year.[8] Khan was furthermore nominated for Best Male Debut at the 54th Filmfare Awards and won it along with Farhan Akhtar.

His next movie was Kidnap with Sanjay Dutt and Minissha Lamba, where he played a negative role. Despite a strong opening, the movie flopped at the box office, attributed by critics to its poorly executed direction. However, Khan's performance was appreciated and earned him an IIFA Award nomination in 2009. Khan made his next appearance in the action film, Luck with Shruti Haasan and Sanjay Dutt.[9]

In 2010, he did a voice over for Abbas Tyrewala's film Jhoota Hi Sahi.[10] Abbas was who he had worked with earlier in Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. His first release of 2010 was I Hate Luv Storys opposite Sonam Kapoor, directed by Punit Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar. The film went on to become a commercial hit at the box office.[11] His next film Break Ke Baad directed by Danish Aslam and produced by Kunal Kohli was a box office disappointment. However, Khan and co-star Deepika Padukone's chemistry was lauded by the critics. Khan then starred in Delhi Belly, an English-language comedy directed by Abhinay Deo. In it he was seen doing, maybe, 'the boldest scenes ever shot by any bollywood actor'. However the film went on to become a critical and commercial success. Khan's latest film was Yash Raj Film's Mere Brother Ki Dulhan opposite Katrina Kaif, which released on September 9, 2011. The film received mixed reviews but was successful at the box office making it Khan's fourth hit to date. In February 2012, he featured opposite Kareena Kapoor in the critically and commercially successful romantic comedy Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.


Khan co-hosted the 54th & 56th Filmfare Awards alongside Ranbir Kapoor. Along with his uncle Aamir Khan, he appeared on the popular television show Dus Ka Dum hosted by Salman Khan.[12] He also appeared on the show, Tere Mere Beach Mein along with Kareena Kapoor.[13] In 2010, he made an appearance on the show Koffee with Karan alongside Ranbir Kapoor.[14] Khan also appeared in a BBC documentary, India on Four Wheels.

Personal life

Khan got engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Avantika Malik, on 16 January 2010 in the farm house of Avantika's family in Karjat near Navi Mumbai.[15] The couple married on 10 January 2011 at a private civil ceremony at Aamir Khan's home in Pali Hill, Mumbai.[16][17] In 2012, Khan bought a Ferrari California. He became the 2nd bollywood actor to own a Ferrari and the only one to have the latest one. Khan also became a naturalized Indian citizen.

Awards and Nominations

Filmfare Awards


International Indian Film Academy Awards


Zee Cine Awards


Stardust Awards


Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards


Screen Awards


Star Sabse Favourite Kaun Awards


Other awards


1988Qayamat Se Qayamat TakYoung RajChild artist
1992Jo Jeeta Wohi SikandarYoung SanjaylalChild artist
2008Jaane Tu Ya Jaane NaJai Singh RathoreFilmfare Award for Best Male Debut
2008KidnapKabir Sharma
2009LuckRam Mehra
2010I Hate Luv StorysJay Dhingra
2010Jhootha Hi SahiAkash (Caller No 1)Voice-over
2010Break Ke BaadAbhay Gulati
2011Delhi BellyTashi
2011Mere Brother Ki DulhanKush Agnihotri
2012Ek Main Aur Ekk TuRahul Kapoor
2013Matru Ki Bijlee Ka MandolaMatruPost-production (Releasing on January 11, 2013)
2013Once Upon a Time AgainAslamFilming (Releasing on August 08, 2013)
2013Milan Talkies[27]MilanPre-production

See also


  1. ^ Imran Khan and Aamir Khan. (2008-05-05). Retrieved on 2011-08-07.
  2. ^ Dasgupta, Priyanka (2 November 2009). "imran khan designing ring for fiancee". The Times Of India. 
  3. ^ "actor imran khan caught between hinduism islam". 
  4. ^ "Imran Khan – Biography". Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Shubha Shetty-Saha (25 July 2008). "Imran Khan's Bong connection". Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "First Look: Imran Khan in school!". Rediff. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Aamir spills it on Jaane Tu...". Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Jaane Tu is a big hit". Rediff. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  9. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Luck – Review". Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Imran, Abhishek and Ritesh to do voice cameos in ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’". Zee News. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "The Hit List 2010". Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  12. ^ "Aamir and Imran Khan played 10 Ka Dum with Salman". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  13. ^ "Imran Khan is already married!". Bollywood Mantra. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Ranbir-Imran's kiss-capades". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  15. ^ Rao, Ashok (Tue, 01/09/2009 – 06:07). "Jaane tu hero, Imran Khan is engaged now". Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  16. ^ "Meet Imran Khan's bride". Rediff. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
  17. ^ "Imran Khan's honeymoon". Fried Eye. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
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  27. ^ "Imran Khan is no more the Chocolate boy". Times of India. 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 

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