Aamir Khan

Aamir Hussain Khan (born March 14, 1965, in Mumbai, India) - is a prominent Bollywood actor. He rose to stardom with the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988).

Aamir was born into a film-industry clan. His father Tahir Hussain is a producer; his uncle Nasir Hussain was a director. He has acted in a few films directed by his cousin Mansoor Khan. He is the brother of Faisal Khan, with whom he acted in the 2000 film Mela. He is the cousin of Tariq of the Yaadon Ki Barat and Hum Kisise Kum Nahin fame.

Aamir began his career as a child actor in the film Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973), when he was eight years old. He then appeared as a child in two more films, Madhosh (1974) and Holi (1984).

In 1988 he gained stardom in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak which was his first leading role. It was directed by his cousin Mansoor Khan. He followed this with many other films in the 1990s which either did well at the box office or flopped.

After his debut his successful films included Dil (1990), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992), Rangeela (1995) and Raja Hindustani (1996).
He acted as well as wrote the screenplay for the film Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke (1993). He has also done playback singing for himself in Ghulam (1998).

Aamir is known for his efforts to create believable characters, rather than just playing himself in film after film. He will go to great lengths to give a convincing portrayal -- including, it is said, drinking heavily in order to play a drunken scene in Raja Hindustani (1996), even though he doesn"t drink in real life.

Aamir is also known for working on only one film at a time, unusual in the Bollywood film industry, because he wants to give his best to each film. Detractors say that his penchant for perfection sometimes leads to clashes with directors who don"t listen to his objections or let him re-shoot a scene he thinks sub-par.

Aamir Khan in Mangal Pandey - Mangal Pandey: The Rising(2005)Aamir first release after a three-year gap was the 2005 historical film The Rising which was to be made in both, English and Hindi, but was later completed only in Hindi. He played the role of Mangal Pandey, a sepoy in the army of the British East India Company and a leader of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (which the British called the Indian Mutiny). The movie released on August 12, 2005. The film did fairly well at the box office, but did not match the success of Lagaan.

Rang De Basanti, released in January 2006, a contemporary patriotic tale. The movie has broken box office records in many cities in India and has done well outside India. It has also been nominated in foreign film category for the Golden Globe Awards. It is one of few Indian films which reflects the core problems of Indian society and show the way to liberation for new Indian generations. The film"s message is for the new generation to fight for their rights and to fight corruption.

Aamir has publicly expressed support for two major people"s struggles in the country: the Narmada Bachao Andolan and the struggle for justice in Bhopal. He interacted with protestors at a dharna in Delhi, and appealed to the Government of India to give justice to the people. Aamir"s support for the Narmada Bachao Andolan led the BJP, a right-wing political party in India, to prevent his film Fanaa from being screened in Gujarat.

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