Aamir Khan: International Star You Need to Know

Aamir Khan: International Star to Know

Bollywood star has 43 films to his credit, his daytime talkshow reaches 500 mil daily

CLAIM TO FAME

The 48-year-old Bollywood star has 43 films to his credit. And his 2012 daytime talkshow “Satyamev Jayate” reached an audience of 500 million each day via Rupert Murdoch’s Star India network and government pubcaster Doordarshan. Season two is in the pipeline.

(From the pages of the April 2 issue of Variety.)

SOCIAL IMPACT

On the talkshow, he addresses issues including killing of female fetuses, child sexual abuse, honor killings and domestic violence. He successfully campaigned for the Indian government to pass a long-pending child protection bill.

FANS

Steven Spielberg sez he’s watched “3 Idiots” three times (from the Hindustan Times).

CONTROVERSY

On “Satyamev Jayate,” Khan highlighted malpractice in the medical profession. This earned the ire of the Indian Medical Assn., which demanded an apology. Khan refused, saying those medical professionals troubled by his whistle-blowing were likely the cause of the problems in the first place.

OTHER CREDITS

He starred in 2009’s “3 Idiots,” India’s highest-grossing film of all time, with a cume of more than $80 million and counting, thanks to opening in new territories like Japan in 2013. Khan is known to be a perfectionist who prefers quality films, which is why he has only half the film credits of his contemporaries Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan (no relation to Aamir).

HOLLYWOOD CONNECTION

He produced and starred in 2001’s “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time” in India, which scored an Oscar nomination in the foreign-language category; and is starring in “Dhoom: 3,” India’s first film shot on Imax, which will get a Christmas release.

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  1. santosh gample says:

    Aamir khan is prefectionist of indian bollywood industry…..he is d real king of bollywood………srk do film for money and popularity….but aamir is d only actor who work for social cause………i last wish to god for meet one time to aamir khan ….please god …..aamir khan mean all izz welllllll…….i love u aamir so much…..

  2. LOLster says:

    What a poor choice. SRK would’ve been a much better choice as he is way more popular and his films highlight Bollywood in the best possible manner. Aamir’s just a pseudo-Hollywood aspirant. He is not even amongst the top 5 actors in the country!

  3. Prince galav says:

    Noone is famous like srk in the world,he is the baadshah,this is the first time when any hollywood magazine features amir,but srk is praised many and many times by hollywood magazines,celebraties,so forget amir,ONLY KING SRK IS THE BEST

    • Sourav says:

      Hahaha. Good Joke.. Aamir & Salman are also very popular.. Salman especially..You live in your dream world i guess !! Haha

  4. Masumbilla Mondal says:

    Aamir khan is veryfew person in the world

  5. Sreejith says:

    Aamir is my favorite actor in bollywood hero. Im a huge fan of Mr Ak.

  6. Stein Mark Sajeev says:

    Aamir Khan is a a inspiration and a role model for me. And i am sure he is a role model & inspiration to many more other than me!
    Love Aamir

  7. Joe Dak says:

    This guy looks just like the dude at my local Indian take-away. He must be doing research for a role or something.

  8. Quentin tarantino says:

    Aamir is the best and biggest bollywood star.he is a versatile actor who can do any kind of role.watch his film 3 idiots,the highest grossing film of bollywood.two of his films 3 idiots and Taare zameen par,are in imdb top 250 films.those are the only indian films in that list.his best film Lagaan is nominated for Oscar and his another film Rang De Basanti is nominated for BAFTA

  9. M Shaun says:

    What? LOL. Aamir ‘s nothing more than just a Bollywood star. No other Bollywood stars are famous than Shah Rukh Khan… that’s what I know. I hate Bollywood though.

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