Aamir Khan, Bombay (India)
Aamir Khan, born March 14, 1965 in Bombay (India) is an actor, director and producer of Indian Bollywood. It runs in a significant number of successful films and ranks among the most admired actors of Bollywood, with many critically acclaimed performances.
Beginning as a child-actor in the film of his uncle Nasir Hussain, Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), it proved its worth in Holi (1984). But it was not until his Filmfare Awards for Best Male Newcomer in the direction of his cousin Mansoor Khan in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) for that explodes with the public. He follows many successful films, including Raja Hindustani (1996), and independent films such as Earth (1998).
He managed a major coup with Lagaan, a film in which he played the leading role and for which he founded his own production company, Aamir Khan Productions. The film was proposed in 2002 for the Oscar for best foreign film.
Aamir Hussain Khan, a Muslim, immersed from birth in the film industry: his father, Tahir Hussain is a producer, his uncle, Nasir Hussain and his cousin, Mansoor Khan, are directors. It begins at the age of 8 years in Yaadon ki Baarat. He abandoned the cinema during adolescence amateur tennis. He then returned to his acting career at the age of 23 years.
In 1986, he married Reena with whom he has two children: a son Junaid and daughter Ira. In 2002 he divorced to marry Kiran Rao then 1 January 2006. His father Tahir Hussain died February 2, 2010.
On May 26, 2008, at the Energy Globe Awards, which reward the best initiatives to save energy, he is the guest of the European Parliament. In 2003, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Bhushan Shri Padhma then in 2010 for his contribution to Indian cinema.
He directed his first film in 2007, Taare Zameen Par, for which he received the Filmfare Best Director Award. Then he played in quick succession in two blockbuster Ghajini (2008) and 3 Idiots (2009) who are at record levels of revenue in Bollywood.
Aamir Khan, with many commercial and critical success, is one of the biggest Bollywood stars alongside Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar.
He began his acting career in 1988 with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, a film by his cousin Mansoor Khan where he starred alongside Juhi Chawla. His qualities were immediately recognized and he received the Filmfare Awards for Best Male Newcomer. His first big success came with Dil (1990) by Indra Kumar with Madhuri Dixit, the female star of the 1990s. He confirmed his talent in 1995 with Rangeela Ram Gopal Varma and Raja Hindustani (1996) Dharmesh Darshan which won him his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
But he earned his biggest success with Lagaan in 2001 he played the lead role. Nobody wanted to believe in the new film Ashutosh Gowariker, Aamir Khan only agrees to take the risk to produce and creates this occasion his own production company, Aamir Khan Productions. Lagaan, which chronicles the struggle of Indian peasants against the colonial British through a game of cricket is a success in India and abroad: it is named best film of the year at the National Film Awards and was named Oscar for best foreign film.
After the success of Dil Chahta Hai, Aamir Khan is absent from screens for almost 4 years.
He returned to power in 2005 with Ketan Mehta's Mangal Pandey, the film about the Sepoy Mutiny against the British East India Company. Then in 2006 he turned Rang De Basanti (Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra) who denounced corruption in India and Fanaa, romantic comedy against a background of terrorism and huge commercial success, the film marks the return of Kajol.
In 2007 he chained with his directorial debut, Taare Zameen Par in which he also played the role of a teacher takes charge of a dyslexic child. Public and critical success, the film won several awards and was selected to represent India at the Oscars but is not nominated.
In 2008, in Ghajini (AR Murugadoss), he plays a man suffering from amnesia who wants to avenge his girlfriend murdered by criminals. Aamir Khan decided to play in this Hindi remake after being seduced by the Tamil version of the same name, itself a remake of American film Memento. This film is the biggest commercial success of Bollywood in 2008, achieving a record of entries unprecedented in Indian cinema. The same year he produced Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na directed by Abbas Tyrewala in which his nephew Imran Khan debuted in the title role, the film is ranked seventh in the Indian box office.
In 2009, he played in 3 Idiots by Rajkumar Hirani comedy in which he played a student in engineering. The film roundup of many awards at Filmfare Awards 2010 and Star Screen Awards and it beats all the records of entries, beating Ghajini.
In 2010, he produced directed by Peeples Live Anusha Rizvi dealing, as a satire, poverty in rural areas and especially the farmers' suicides in India. The film behaves honorably at the box office and collects good reviews. It is also selected to represent India at the Oscar for best foreign film.
In 2011, Dhobi Ghaat, directed by his wife Kiran Rao and produced by his production company (Aamir Khan Productions), be released in India on February 25, he will interpret one of four main roles but will be less important than the rest. It was screened at International Film Festival Toronto on September 15 in the presence of Aamir Khan, his wife and Prateik Babbar.
Follower of the Method Acting, Aamir Khan is known to be a chameleon actor. He plays with strength all kinds of roles: comic, dramatic, romantic, psychopath, historical ... He grew a mustache, shave, put on weight, lose and it melts through in his characters. Rotating relatively little is demanding an actor who chooses his films carefully. This research scenarios intelligent, well constructed and often with a strong theme: the struggle against colonialism and caste in Lagaan and Mangal Pandey, the education system in Taare Zameen Par and 3 Idiots, terrorism in Sarfarosh and Fanaa, corruption in Rang De Basanti. He also turned an art film, Earth, Deepa Mehta, which chronicles the violent period of the partition. Added to its commercial success, it is Aamir Khan, one of the strongest players and most sought after Bollywood although it hardly contributes to its worldliness. Indeed, he never attends award ceremonies which he said, lack of credibility ("Indian film awards LACK Credibility").
See also Mahatma Gandhi
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