Thirty years in B-Town: Mr. Perfectionist’s stellar journey to fame!

The thespian, who started his roller-coaster ride to fame with his 1988 blockbuster – ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ has completed his 30 glorious years in Bollywood.  


Aamir Khan – a name that reminisces a montage of images – of a rustic villager who fiddled with bat and ball in his iconic movie “Lagaan”, a dissenter in “Rang de Basanti”, an industrialist with anterograde amnesia in “Gajani” and an upright cop in “Sarfarosh” besides many other legendary roles he essayed in a plethora of movies that burnt silver screens with his powerful performances. Perfection is the key-word around which his cinematic life revolves. Bollywood fraternity rightly calls him “Mister Perfectionist”.


In his earlier movies he portrayed roles of “chocolaty-hero” luring svelte lass and crooning songs deeply immersed in love. He was the heartthrob of bleary-eyed teens then.


Aamir’s appearance on tinsel-town’s terra firma was registered as a child-actor when he was launched by his uncle and legendary producer-director, Nasir Hussain, in “Yadon ki Baraat” in 1973. The journey to fame, of Tahir Hussain’s son, was a not so roller-coaster ride as he was shielded from the heat and dust of struggle the newcomers sans any mooring in the film industry used to face. 11 years later, in “Holi” he started his career as a hero. But the real success greets him after the release of his film, “Qyamat se Qyamat tak” in 1988 and he bagged best debutant actor award for his splendid performance.  1996 proved to be a watershed in his career, after the release of “Raja Hindustani”. His scintillating performance seduced the audience and was awarded the coveted Filmfare’s Best Actor Award for the first time.


Best movies of Aamir Khan


The list is serpentine. Few among his movies where he entertained his audience with his stellar performances are: “Dil”, “Dil hai ki manta nahi”, “Hum hain rahi pyar ke”, “Andaaz apna apna”, “Ishq” “Ghulaam, “Mela”, “Dil chahta hai”, “Mann” , “Arth”, “Mangal Pandey: the rising”, “Fana”, “Three idiots”, “Dhoom 3”, besides others.


In 1986 he married his friend Reena Dutta, but the matrimony started showing strains and in 2002 it ended with divorce. He has two children from her, Ira and Junaid.


Post divorce, he married Kiran. He has a child with Kiran through surrogacy – Azad Rao Khan.


The thespian who ducked every controversy in his life was ultimately trapped into its Octopus-like claws in “tolerance-intolerance” hullabaloo recently. He was conferred Padam Shree in 2003 and Padam Bhushan in 2010.

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