Imran comes from an established family in the Bollywood industry. He is the son of Nuzhat Khan and Anil Pal,who works in a famous portal in . Anil was a classmate of director Mansoor Khan,Nuzhat's brother, at IIT. Anil and Nuzhat married but divorced when he was one and half years old. He grew up with the surname Khan as his mother brought him up. Before joining the film industry he got trained in filmmaking at New york.Its then he bonded with his father. His maternal grandmother is a British lady. He is also the nephew of superstar Aamir Khan and the grandson of Nasir Hussain who was a legendary director and producer. He is currently dating Avantika Malik, the ex-girlfriend of Ranbir Kapoor.
Imran made appearances as a child artist in his uncle Aamir's super hit films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992).