Born to a film producer Tahir Hussain and Zeenat Hussain, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan celebrates his 51st birthday today on March 14. Well, on his most special day, we bring 15 lesser known facts about Aamir Khan and we bet you had never heard about it.At the age of eight, Aamir Khan appeared in a highly popular song in the Nasir Hussain-directed musical film Yaadon Ki Baaraat.Aamir Khan is related to the Indian philosopher and freedom fighter Abdul Kalam Azad and is related to him through his grandmother.
Aamir Khan was always on a risk in childhood of getting expelled from his school due to his father’s financial conditions and non payment of fees in school.At the age of 16, Aamir Khan involved in the experimental process of making a 40-minute silent film, entitled Paranoia and was directed by his school friend Aditya Bhattacharya,Aamir Khan’s parents always opposed him from joining films as they had bad experience of the same and wanted his career to be as a doctor or engineer.
Khan subsequently joined a theatre group called Avantar, where he performed backstage activities for over a year. He made his stage debut with a small role in the company’s Gujarati play, Kesar Bina, at Prithvi Theatre.The PK Star worked as an assistant director to Nasir Hussain for two Hindi films—Manzil Manzil(1984) and Zabardast (1985).Aamir Khan has come a long way since his debut in ‘Holi’ way back in 1984 along with assisting Hussain.Aamir’s first wife Reena Dutta had made a brief appearance in a song sequence ‘Papa Kehte Hain’ in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. They have two children, a son named Junaid and a daughter, Ira.Aamir Khan met his second wife Kiran Rao on the sets of Lagaan. She was an assistant director to Ashutosh Govarikar.
According to his wife Kiran, Aamir suffers from eating disorder and also doesn’t like bathing.Aamir Khan has a reputation for avoiding award ceremonies and not accepting any popular Indian film awards, though nominated many times.In 2007, Khan was invited to have a wax imitation of himself put on display at Madame Tussauds in London. However, he declined, stating, “It’s not important to me … people will see my films if they want to. Also, I cannot deal with so many things, I have bandwidth only for that much.”He has quit non vegetarian food and has adopted vegan lifestyle after being inspired by his wife Kiran.