Indian Actor Aamir Khan biography and relation to Maulana Azad
Aamir Khan's father Tahir Hussain was a film producer while his uncle Nasir Hussain was a director.
Do you know that famous actor of Bollywood industry Aamir Khan, who is known as Mr. Perfectionist, is the great-nephew of Tehreek Azadi leader Maulana Abul Kalam Azad?
Following are more interesting facts related to the personal and film industry life of great actor Aamir Khan.
1) Aamir’s Big screen entry at the age of 7
Aamir Khan’s father Tahir Hussain was a film producer while his uncle Nasir Hussain was a director, so he was surrounded by film environment from his childhood.
Aamir Khan appeared on the big screen for the first time in Nasir Hussain’s film ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’, when he was just 7 years old.
2) Aamir Khan’s Father was against his acting career
Aamir Khan’s father did not want Aamir Khan to become an actor, as most of the films he produced were flops and several were not even released.
Tahir Hussain did not want his son to become a part of the film industry, but Aamir Khan was so passionate about becoming an actor that he even left college to pursue films.
3) The movie that was never released
At the age of 18, Aamir Khan acted in his childhood friend Aditya Bhatiacharya’s short film ‘Pera Naviya’, after seeing Aamir Khan in this silent film, film director Ketan Mehta cast him in his film ‘Holi’. However, this low-budget college drama film never made it to the theatres.
4) When did Aamir get fame overnight?
Aamir Khan shot to fame overnight with the film ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ but no one believed at that time that the film would turn out to be such a hit.
When the press conference was called to promote the film, most of the journalists did not take any interest in it. Interestingly, Aamir Khan himself had put up posters in different places of the city for the promotion.
5) Aamir named his son Azad as a tribute to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Few people know that Aamir Khan is the great-nephew of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the main leader of Tehreek Azadi, who actively participated in the ‘Khilafah Movement’ against the British, and later joined the Congress. Maulana Azad is still valued in India.
According to a report, Aamir Khan named one of his sons Azad as a tribute to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
6) Refusal to work with Salman Khan
Aamir Khan and Salman Khan worked together for the first time in the film ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ but few people know that Aamir later regretted working with Salman Khan because his experience of working with Salman was very bad.
During an interview, Aamir Khan had told that Salman Khan was very arrogant in those days.
7) Aamir Khan does not charge for the film
According to Indian media, Aamir Khan does not take any payment for any of his films, rather he receives a share of the profits of the films, this is said to be because the actor does not want the producers of his films to suffer any loss.
8) Shooting a film twice
Mansoor Khan, the director of actor Aamir Khan’s film ‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar’, who is his cousin, was not at all satisfied after half of the shooting of the film was completed.
When he told Aamir Khan that the film he wanted to make could not be made, Aamir Khan assured him of his full support, after which he reshot the film by replacing some of the actors.
9) First secret marriage
Before starting his career, Aamir Khan married his girlfriend Reena in 1986, when the actor was 21 years old and Reena was 18 years old.
The interesting thing is that they did this marriage secretly from both the families, not letting anyone know about it for several months, despite the marriage, both Aamir and Reena lived with their respective families.
According to the Indian media, the reason for keeping the marriage a secret is that Aamir Khan wanted to tell everyone about the marriage only when he gets a good film and starts earning himself. As soon as the two families found out about the marriage, Aamir’s first marriage broke up after 16 years.
10) How was the second marriage?
Aamir Khan’s second wife Karan Rao first met during the shooting of his blockbuster film ‘Lagaan’, where she was working as an assistant director. They got married.
11) Refuse to make a statue of himself
In London’s famous Madame Tussauds museum, there are statues of many famous personalities of the world, as well as many Bollywood superstars, but when Aamir Khan was offered to make a statue of him, he flatly refused.
According to Indian media, Aamir Khan refused saying that if anyone wants to see me, it is better to see my film than to see my statue.
12) Aamir Khan’s worst movie?
Aamir Khan considers his film ‘Mela’ as the biggest mistake of his career. According to reports, there were many arguments between Aamir Khan and the director even during the shooting of the film. When the film was released, the superstar was not only very disappointed, but he never worked with director Dharmesh Darshan again.