born Mars 14, 1965 at 12:00 PM in
Aamir Khan (born March 14, 1965 as Aamir Hussain Khan) in
Mumbai, , is a highly acclaimed and a prominent National Film Award-winning Indian film actor, producer and director.
Appearing as a child actor in Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Khan's career started eleven years later with the film, Holi (1984). He received his first commercial success with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance in the film. After eight previous nominations during the 1980s and 1990s, he received his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Raja Hindustani (1996), his biggest commercial success so far. He won acclaim for his role in the Academy Award nominated Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in (2001) and received his second Best Actor award at the Filmfare ceremony as well as numerous other awards. Taking a four year break from acting, Aamir made his comeback with Ketan Mehta's The Rising (2005).
In 2001 he produced and starred in the Academy Award nominated Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in . The film became the third highest grossing film of that year and gave him his second Filmfare Best Actor Award. His second release, the successful Dil Chahta Hai (2001) also entered in the top five highest grossing films of 2001 and earned him another nomination for Best Actor at the Filmfare ceremony.
For the next three years, Khan had no releases, as he put in a lot of time preparing for the role of the real-life martyr Mangal Pandey in his comeback film, The Rising (2005) Although the film was not as successful as Lagaan, it managed to do moderately well, becoming the third highest grossing film of that year.