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Was offered the role of Rahul Mehra in Darr (1993).

Refuses to accept the usual awards from Indian trade magazines such as Filmfare.

Known as perfectionist who insists on getting a finished script before committing to a film and also refuses to work on more than one film at a time, both very unusual for Bollywood where actors usually work in several films at a time and script details are often improvised on the day of shooting.

One of the three Khans that ruled Bollywood in the 90s. The other two are Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.

Son of Tahir Hussain, brother of Faisal Khan, Farhat Khan and Nikhat Khan

Nephew of Nasir Hussain

Cousin of Mansoor Khan

Files for divorce from wife Reena on December 9, 2002.

Awarded Padma Shri India's fourth highest Civil Honour in the year 2003 by the Government of India.

Uncle of Imran Khan.

Has 2 children with ex-wife Reena: a son, Junaid, and a daughter, Ira.

Mother is Zeenat Hussain. Sometimes she is referred to as Zeena Hussain.

After his first marriage he took another flat in the same building where he lived with his parents, and started living there.

Has been a big fan of Alfred Hitchkock stories.

Visited Pakistan for fund raising of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital on invitation by the cricketer Imran Khan.

Formed a popular on-screen pair with Juhi Chawla

The Press Trust of India reported Khan will marry girlfriend Kiran Rao in Panchgani, India on 1 January 2006. It later reported Khan and Rao married in a small ceremony at his home in Mumbai, India on 28 December 2005.

Highest paid actor in Bollywood.

Time magazine refers to him as the Indian 'Sean Penn'.

Best friends with Juhi Chawla & Rani Mukherjee.

His ancestors hail from Afghanistan.

Has a reputation for shunning award ceremonies and avoiding the glare of the media.

Turned down Madame Tussaud's offer to immortalize him in a wax statue.

Cites Daniel Day-Lewis and Dilip Kumar as his favorite actors.

Is a Tennis-enthusiast, and particularly admires Roger Federer.

He got awarded the Padma Bhushan India's third highest Civil Honour in 2010 by the Government of India.

His salary is less for acting in certain movies because he becomes a stakeholder and shares a certain percentage of profits from the movie.

Is very good friends with superstar Salman Khan, with whom he worked with in the 1994 cult film Andaz Apna Apna. His other close friend is Rani Mukerji, with whom he was been friends with since her second film Ghulam in 1998.

Has the highest grossing Indian film of all time with PK.

Was the first Bollywood actor to cross the 100 crore mark with his 2008 film Ghajini, which became the highest grossing film of all time until his next release 3 Idiots.

His home production, Lagaan, in which he also starred in, was the third Indian film ever to be nominated for an Oscar.

Was credited as "Aamir Hussein" in his first film Holi.

In 2013, received Honorary Doctorate by Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) for his distinguished contribution to the Indian cinema and entertainment industry.

Has a half brother from his father's second marriage. His brother's name is Hyder Khan.

He was originally signed for Sahebzaade with Chunky Pandey but later opted out.

Former brother in law of actress Eva (Kareena) Grover. Eva was married to Aamir's youngest brother Hyder Ali Khan.

Youngest brother Hyder Ali Khan is also a actor. He acted in the film "Trump Card" in 2010. Hyder was born from Tahir Hussain's second marriage to Shanaz.

Actor Ali Zafar is also related through marriage to Indian Bollywood superstar, Aamir Khan. Ali Zafar's wife, Ayesha's father has a cousin whose mother is the cousin of Aamir Khan's mother, Zeenat Hussain! Apparently, Aamir Khan was quite taken aback when Ali Zafar pointed out their relationship to him as it was news to him.

Was offered Vicky Arora's role in Yalgaar.

Sister Nikhat is married to Santosh Hedge. They have two children Seher and Shravan.

Went for a world tour concert with Dharmendra, Salman Khan, Vivek Mushran, Pooja Bhatt in September 1993. They visited cities in the countries of Canada, America and England.

Went for a world tour concert with Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherjee, Sushmita Sen, Twinkle Khanna. This was in September 1999. They went to cities in the countries of Canada, America and England.

Aamir Khan is the founder of the 100 Cr INR, 150 Cr INR, 200 Cr INR, 250 Cr INR & 300 Cr INR club in Indian cinema history. His films' were the highest grossers ever in India cinema and their records were broken by his own films. In order - Ghajini - 3 Idiots - Dhoom:3 & P.K.

Step brother Hyder Khan (From father Tahir's second marriage) starred in the completed shelved movie Palm Tree Productions "Aaj Bbhi"(2011). Starring Haider Khan, Suzzane Mohan, Anant Jog, Vaishnavi Macdonald,Deep Rana,Ehsaan Khan,Kamlesh Sawant, Tej Sapru,Raza Murad,Music by Rohit Sinha, Produced by P. D. Garg, Directed by Piyush Chakraborty.

Step brother is Hyder Khan. Hyder is the son of Aamir Khan's dad's second wife. Tahir Hussain is not his biological father .Hyder starred in the shelved film "Deepa Ki Taranuum" (2006). The producer of Deepa Ki Tarannum, a film said to be based on bar dancer Tarannum's life, approached a civil court asking for the stay on the film to be vacated.Shooting of the film had been stayed after Tarannum said that the producer had not sought her permission to make the film.Producer Ranjit Sharma said the film was not based on Tarannum's life and that she needed to prove this in court. He also pleaded he was incurring heavy financial losses since the shooting had been stopped by the court.The film stars actor Preetii Jaiin in the title role as Tarannum and Aamir Khan's step brother Hyder Khan.

Abstains from smoking and drinking and only does so if it is required by a film role.

Him and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan are arch-rivals. They have never done a film together even though they both have been offered many opportunities to do so. In 2007, Shah Rukh Khan mocked Aamir for his choosiness in films and not attending the Filmfare Awards, and after that, Aamir went on to say that Shah Rukh is "the name of my dog who licks my feet". This caused them to avoid each other for bit, but they patched up in 2013. However, they have been competing and taking digs at each other since 1995, when Aamir stopped attending Filmfare Awards.

In 1995, Aamir stopped attending the Filmfare Awards. Many think he gave up since he had been nominated numerous times from 1988-95 and never won once, but it was really because Aamir began to think Filmfare was biased and rigged. He felt that they were toying with him by purposely not winning him any awards, and that they were biased against him in favor of actors like Shah Rukh Khan, who was sweeping awards back then even though he was a newcomer. He felt he should have won the Best Actor award for his films Rangeela (1995), Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), and Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991). He also thought Filmfare was rude by not even nominating him for his other acclaimed works Dil (1990), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke (1993). So, in the end, he just gave up.

Is a big fan of the Star Wars saga.

Actress Aditi Rao is maternal first cousin's with Kiran Rao.

Niece is Zayn Khan. She is a upcoming actress and Assistant director. She is the daughter of director Mansoor Khan.

Wanted to very badly assist Shekhar Kapur during Mr India. Satish Kaushik rejected the idea because he thought Aamir was too sophisticated and rich and would arrive on the sets everyday with large expensive cars. This was far from the truth .

Actor Tariq is his dad's (Tahir Hussain ) sister's son. (Maternal cousin).

Went to college with former Miss India 1982 and controversial model Pamela Bordes (Pamela Singh).

In 1989 Mahesh Bhatt was to direct a mother/son relationship film with Mumtaz and Aamir Khan.He shelved it after Andhiyaan flopped.

Was to star in Padmalaya's film "Naya Sawan" (1991). Starring Jackie Shroff, Aamir Khan, Bhagyashree. Then for undisclosed reasons the cast was changed and Sahila Chadda, Asif Sheikh, Javed Jaffery, Ashwini Bhave were signed. The film lays completed and unreleased due to financial reasons.

Chetan Anand had signed Raaj Kumar, Aamir Khan,Madhuri Dixit, Ved Thappar for the film Takht O Taj (1991).Chetan first wantedto make the film with Amitabh and Hema in 1975. He had also recorded the songs with Madan Mohan. But he shelved the film when he realized the budget would be too much. He revived the film as Takht O Taj in 1991. Ved Thappar was originally going to play Raaj Kumar's son due to his resemblance to the actor. But due to commercial reasons, Aamir Khan was signed for the role and Thappar was signed for the role of Durjan Singh, originally played by Ajit in Mughal E Azam.The film was later titled Mallika-e-Hind . The film was eventually shelved due to Chetan's bad health. There were stories going around in 1993 that Chetan wanted to make the film with Shahrukh and Madhuri. But the plans never materialised.

Signed for the film "Saahebzaade" with Chunky Pandey. Aamir Khan opted out when he realized that Chunky Pandey had the better role. Chunky was next to exit the for undisclosed reasons. They were replaced by Sanjay Dutt (Chunky's role) and Aditya Pancholi (Aamir Khan's role).

In 2017, he publicly supported actress Asha Parekh when her memoir "The Hit Girl" was published. He knew her since he was a baby, because she had been launched as a heroine by his uncle, filmmaker Nasir Hussain in seven films, including Caravan (1971), which was produced by Aamir's father Tahir Hussain. He also worked with her on Nasir's Manzil Manzil (1984), in which she acted, while he worked behind the scenes as an assistant director. In her memoir, she wrote about a long romantic relationship with Nasir, but he was already married to Ayesha Khan with whom he has two children. It would have wrecked havoc on both their families if divorce or bigamy happened. So she remained unmarried. Aamir and the rest of Hussain's family realized that she made a huge sacrifice and have continued to stay in touch with her, even though Ayesha and Nasir died in 2001 and 2002, respectively.

He received Padma Bhushan award in 2010.

His second wife Kiran Rao was expecting a baby. But she had a miscarriage and he shared this sad news on his blog. In 2011, Aamir and Kiran were blessed with a baby boy Azad who was born via surrogacy.

He has been very active in sports during his growing years and was also the state tennis champion from Maharashtra.

He has received Filmfare Awards in five different categories- Best Actor, Best Film (both 3 times), Best Male Debut, Best Director, and Best Actor Critics (all once). He has also nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Playback Singer (Male).

To shoot a song for the film 'Baazi', he had waxed his entire body.

His parents Zaakir Hussain and Zeenat did not want him to become an actor. They wanted him to focus on studies. But Aamir had stopped studying after high school.

Aamir had rejected the movie 'Darr' just because he wanted Yash Chopra, who was the director of the film, to tell him and Sunny Deol the story together. Later, in this film, the role was done by Shah Rukh Khan.

He is a relative of India's ex-president Zakir Hussain.

He has acted with Juhi Chawla in 7 films. Out of these, 5 films were a flop. On the sets of the movie 'Ishq', Aamir jokingly said this to Juhi and they never again worked together.

He and director Ashutosh Govarikar, with whom he has worked in 'Lagaan' have worked together as actors in the film 'Holi'.

Aamir's nickname is 'Kahaiyalal'. This name was given by his family because as a child he used to play and be surrounded by girls most of the time.

Has also worked in his Uncle's film as a child artist in the film 'Yaadon Ki Baarat',1973. He did a cameo in this movie and he was just 8 years old.

In the movie, Taare Zameen Par, he had to give an example of Abhishek Bachchan, for which he had specially taken permission from Big B.

After the success of the movie 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak', he purchased his new car Maruti 800 and his own flat In the same building where he was staying with his parents.

In the films like 'Saajan', 'Hum Aapke Hai Kaun' and 'Josh', the roles of Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan and Chandrachur Singh were earlier offered to Aamir Khan.

He got famous with the film 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'. The budget of this movie was less, so he along with another man used to put up the film posters on buses and auto rickshaws.

Has on-screen kissed both Kapoor sisters Karishma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor and is the only actor to do so.

Is considered as "The Biggest Movie Star" by the most popular American weekly magazine "Newsweek".

Signed Mukesh Bhatt's Mulaqat . This was in 1999. He was later replaced by Akshay Kumar. Rani Mukherjee replaced Aishwarya Rai. Arvind Swamy was also signed but later replaced by Chandrachur Singh. The film was to be directed by Vikram Bhatt. There was huge tug of war between producer Jankidas and Mukesh Bhatt over the legal rights to the title "Mulaqaat". Eventually Mukesh Bhatt shelved his film.

His father Tahir Hussain's second wife Shahnaz use to write for a film magazine. She interviewed Aamir Khan on the sets of Tum Mere Ho.

His sister Nikhat was a widow. She is now remarried to Santosh Hedge. They have two children Seher and Shravan . His other sister Farhat is married to ex wife Reena's brother Rajeev.

Aamir Khan was signed for Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa in 1991 with Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan. For some reason Aamir lost interest in the film and left the film. Juhi soon also exited the film. She felt guilty for leaving and promised she would do a special appearance in the film. Shah Rukh Khan was then promoted to the lead role and his previous role was given to Deepak Tijori. Suchitra was signed to replace Juhi Chawla.

Aamir Khan was part of the world tour concert " Craze 2001" with Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta,Gracey Singh. They traveled to England, America and Canada. The show in Vancouver was canceled due to the 9/11 attacks in New York. Aamir stated they did not feel like performing after the tragedy.

His uncle Sharif Hussain Khan was a production controller with Nasir Hussain Films.

Shashi Kapoor was keen to sign Aamir Khan for a film he was planning in 1988. Madhuri Dixit was already signed. Prayag Raj was to direct the film. Aamir rejected the offer and the film was shelved for unknown reasons.

Starred in the shelved film "Mr.Mehta and Mrs. Singh" (2006/2007) Starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Upen Patel, Music by Vishal Bhardwaj, Produced by UTV and Vishal Bhardwaj, Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.

Starred in the shelved movie "Lajjo"(2007) Starring Aamir Khan,Kareena Kapoor, Music by A.R. Rahman, Directed by Mani Ratnam. It was to be based on the novel "Lajjo" by Ismat Chugtai.

Starred in the shelved film Film Kraft's "Captain "(1990). Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Aamir Khan,Amrita Singh, Sonu Walia, Produced and Directed by Rakesh Roshan.

Starred in ABCL's shelved film " Happy Diwali" (2001). Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee. Directed by Mansoor Khan.

Starred in the shelved movie Jhamu Sughand Productions "Adaa"(1998) Starring Dilip Kumar,Amitabh Bachchan,Aamir Khan,Music by A.R.Rahman,Produced by Jhamu Sughand, Written and Directed by Tanvir Ahmed.

Aamir Khan was offered "Bhrashtachar" and "Yodha". He declined the role's and Abhinav Chaturvedi was then signed.

Is referred to as Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood.

Refused to condemn Pakistan's intrusion into Indian territory in Kashmir owing to his friendship with its ex-cricketer turned Prime Minister elect Imran Khan. Aamir had also made donations to Imran Khan's Shaukat Khanum Centre for Cancer Research.

Was dropped as the brand ambassador of Incredible India initiative in 2016 after his statement that owing to the ascent of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister and his BJP in power, levels of religious intolerance had increased in the country.

His remuneration as the producer cum lead of the 2016 blockbuster DANGAL, which also happens to be the highest grossing Bollywood film of all-time, amounted to approximately US$ 50 million. It is the highest paycheck earned by an Asian actor.

As of 2021, he has starred in 9 movies which won the Filmfare Award for Best Picture.

Born on exactly the same date as Kevin Williamson, who created the "Dawson's Creek" and "Scream" franchises.