Biography|March 31, 2012 9:28 am

Imran Khan Biography

Imran Khan was born on Imran Pal 13 January 1983 and is an Indian American film actor. He is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan and producer-director Mansoor Khan.

Khan made his debut with the romantic comedy Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008), which emerged as a box-office success and fetched him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He later appeared in several commercially successful films such as I Hate Luv Storys (2010), Delhi Belly (2011), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012).

Khan was born to Anil Pal, a Hindu Bengali and Nuzhat Khan, a Muslim in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. His father works as a consultant at LinkedIn in Silicon Valley. His parents divorced when he was one and a half years old and he replaced his surname Pal with Khan. He is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan, director Mansoor Khan and the grandson of Nasir Hussain, a noted director and producer. In India, he studied at Bombay Scottish School before transferring to a boarding school in Ooty.

Khan made appearances as a child artist in his uncle Aamir’s films, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992). Both times he played the role of a young Aamir Khan. He aspired to be a director, as that was his original plan before he entered Bollywood as an actor. Khan joined Kishore Namit Kapoor’s Acting Institute in Mumbai.

Khan co-hosted the 54th & 56th Filmfare Awards alongside Ranbir Kapoor. Along with his uncle Aamir Khan, he appeared on the popular television show Dus Ka Dum hosted by Salman Khan. He also appeared on the show, Tere Mere Beach Mein along with Kareena Kapoor. In 2010, he made an appearance on the show Koffee with Karan alongside Ranbir Kapoor. Khan also appeared in a BBC documentary, India on Four Wheels.

Khan became engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Avantika Malik, on 16 January 2010 in the farm house of Avantika’s family in Karjat near Navi Mumbai. The couple married on 10 January 2011 at a private civil ceremony at Aamir Khan’s home in Pali Hill, Mumbai.

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