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Aira Khan's wedding on January 3: Aamir is a descendant of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, father Tahir Hussain was once poor due to debt.


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Bollywood's Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan is in the headlines these days for the marriage of daughter Aira Khan. Aira is going to marry fitness trainer Nupur Shikhare on January 3. Aamir's family members will attend this wedding, for whom invitations have been sent. Aamir's family is one of the biggest families of Bollywood.

Many members of his family have been associated with the Hindi film industry for years. Aamir's father Tahir Hussain was one of the famous producers of Bollywood. Apart from this, Aamir's uncle was also a film producer and director.

Let's take a look at Aamir Khan's family and know interesting facts related to his family…

Aamir is a descendant of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Aamir belongs to the family of freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He is Aamir's great grand uncle. Aamir's grandmother was the niece of Maulana Azad. Azad was the first education minister of independent India. Aamir's father Tahir Hussain is a relative of former President Zakir Hussain. Actually, Zakir Hussain was the second among seven brothers. One of them is Aamir Khan, a descendant of his brother's family.

Like Zakir Hussain, Aamir Khan's ancestors are also residents of Kaimganj, Farrukhabad in UP. After Hussain's birth, his family came from Hyderabad and settled here. Both of them come from Pashtun family of Afridi tribe. Not only this, politician Najma Heptulla is Aamir's second cousin. She seems to be the granddaughter of Maulana Azad.

Aamir's ancestral village is in Hardoi

Aamir Khan's ancestral village is in Shahabad town, 40 kilometers away from Hardoi. Here in Akhtiyapur is Aamir's ancestral house which is now almost in ruins.

Aamir's grandfather Zafar Hussain Khan's three sons, Bakar Hussain Khan, Nasir Hussain Khan and Tahir Hussain Khan, lived together in the ancestral house in Shahabad town, located 40 km from the ancestral village Hardoi.

Nasir Hussain moved to Mumbai in the 50s and became a successful producer-director. Before this, Nasir Hussain was also the secretary of Shahabad Municipality for a long time. After leaving from here, he called Tahir Hussain to him.

Aamir and Faizal were born there, since then their connection with Hardoi was broken. Aamir never went there, but in 2011 he had said in an interview that he would never let the ancestral house be sold, hence he had bought the entire ancestral land.

Now let us look at some of the famous members of the Khan family, from generation to generation…

first generation

Nasir Hussain: Nasir Hussain was the first person in this family who thought of making a place in the film world. Aamir himself had shared the story of uncle Nasir's entry into films in an interview in 2014. He had said, Nasir Sahab had told me that when he completed his college studies, he had decided that he would do script writing work in the film industry.

Before him, none of the family had anything to do with films, so when he expressed this desire, the entire family was against it. When Nasir Saheb couldn't think of anything, he met Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and told him what was in his heart.

Azad said, 'If this is what you want to do, then don't listen to anyone, do whatever your heart tells you'. After this, Nasir remained firm on his decision. Aamir had said that if Maulana Azad had not encouraged Nasir Sahab, he would never have been able to enter the film world, nor would his father Tahir Hussain have come into films.

Talking about Nasir Hussain, after the advice of Maulana Azad, he started working as a freelancer in Filmistan Studio. He made his writing debut with the hit film 'Anarkali' in 1953. After this Nasir started his own production house named 'Nasir Hussain Films'. Within no time, Nasir became a well-known writer, producer and director of the Hindi film industry.

Asha Parekh (right) with Tahir Hussain.

Asha Parekh (right) with Tahir Hussain.

He starred in films like 'Tumsa Nahi Dekha' (1957), 'Dil De Ke Dekho' (1959), 'Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai' (1961), 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat' (1973) and 'Manzil Manzil' (1984). Had directed many films. In 1988, he also wrote and produced Aamir Khan's film 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'.

Nasir was married to Ayesha after which he became the father of a son named Mansoor Khan. Apart from this, Nasir and Ayesha had adopted a daughter whose name is Nuzhat Khan. Nuzhat married Anil Pal who was an engineer by profession. His son is Imran Khan who is a Bollywood actor. Nasir Hussain is his maternal grandfather. Nuzhat and Anil were divorced. After this she married Raj Zutshi from whom she has also separated.

Nasir Hussain also remained in the headlines because of his personal life. Despite being married, he had an affair with actress Asha Parekh. Asha worked with Nasir Hussain in 7 films including 'Dil De Ke Dekho', 'Teesri Manzil' and 'Caravan'.

Asha Parekh had said in an interview, “Yes, Nasir Sahab was the only man I loved. I never wanted to be a home breaker. There was never any rift between me and Nasir Sahab's family. I never wanted to separate Hussain from his family and due to this fear I did not marry. Nasir Hussain died of a heart attack on 13 March 2002.

Tahir Hussain

Tahir Hussain was a well-known filmmaker. He produced films like Caravan, Anamika, Madhosh, Jakhmi, Janam-Janam Ka Saath, Khoon Ki Pukar, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. He started as an actor. Around 1960, he worked in films like 'Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai' and 'Pyaar Ka Mausam', but by the end of the 60s, he started working as a producer. He married Zeenat Hussain and had four children – Farhat Khan, Aamir Khan, Faizal Khan and Nikhat Khan.

Aamir with father Tahir Hussain in his childhood.

Aamir with father Tahir Hussain in his childhood.

Aamir had shared many things in an interview on his father's journey in Bollywood. He had said, I come from a film family. I have seen my uncle (Nasir Hussain) making films. Have seen father making films. My father was a very enthusiastic and good producer, but he didn't know how to run a business so he never made any money. He had the same problem. Some films were made in 8 years and some in 3 years.”

Describing his father's financial crisis, Aamir had said, “He was deeply in debt. I have seen my father struggling with extreme financial crisis. We were bankrupt and almost on the streets. At that time My school fees used to be Rs 6 in class 6, Rs 7 in class 7 and Rs 8 in class 8.

Father was always late in depositing the fees of our brothers and sisters. After one or two warnings, the principal would announce his name in the assembly in front of all the school children. Aamir became very emotional while telling this.

Recalling another incident, Aamir had said, mother had told that father, feeling the need of a job, started searching for his graduation degree. Such was the situation that a 40-year-old man started searching for his graduation certificate.”

Tahir had made a film with his son Aamir named Tum Mere Ho. This was his first and last film as a director. Tahir Hussain died on 2 February 2010 due to a heart attack.

second generation

Aamir Khan: Aamir Khan carried forward the legacy of his father and uncle in films. He was the most successful in the second generation of his family. Nasir Hussain gave his nephew Aamir Khan a small role as a child artist for the first time in his film 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat'. After this he also became a child artist in the film 'Madhosh'. In 1988, he debuted as a hero with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.

In the 90s, he gave many commercial hits like Dil, Raja Hindustani, Sarfarosh and became a big star. In 1999, he started his production house Aamir Khan Productions. In this he made films like Lagaan, 'Taare Zameen Par'.

Aamir achieved global success with films like Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3, PK and Dangal, which achieved record breaking earnings. Aamir has spent more than 30 years in the film industry. His previous film 'Lal Singh Chaddha' was a flop.

Aamir married Reena Dutta in 1986. Both of them had two children – son Junaid and daughter Ayra. Reena and Aamir got divorced in 2002. In 2005, Aamir married Kiran Rao, after which they had a son in 2011, whose name is Azad Rao Khan.

Kiran works in Bollywood as a producer, screenwriter and director. He made films like Dhobi Ghat, Delhi Belly. Actress Aditi Rao Hydari is his cousin.

Faizal Khan: Aamir's brother Faizal also worked in films. However he did not get much success. He started his career with the film 'Pyaar Ka Mausam' in which he played the childhood role of Shashi Kapoor. Apart from this, he also played a role in the film 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'. Faizal got his break as a hero in the 1994 film Madhosh. However it got defeated.

After sitting idle for a long time, Faizal worked in Aamir's film Mela which was released in the year 2000. This also proved to be a flop, after which Faizal stayed away from the film world. He has also been in the headlines due to his disputes with brother Aamir.

Faizal made a comeback in films 19 years after the release of Mela and worked in Film Factory which proved to be a flop.

Nikhat Khan: Aamir's sister Nikhat is an actress who was seen in a small role in the 2023 blockbuster film Pathan. Apart from this, he has also been seen in films like Tanhaji, Mission Mangal and Saand Ki Aankh. He has also produced films which include films like Tum Mere Ho. She is married to Santosh Hegde. Both have two children, Sahar and Shravan.

Farhat Khan: Aamir's sister Farhat stayed away from Bollywood. She is married to businessman Rajiv Dutta and has two children. She lives in America with her family.

Mansoor Khan: Mansoor is the son of Nasir Hussain and cousin of Aamir. He made his directorial debut with the film 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'. After this he also made 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar' which was a hit. Mansoor's other successful films include Akele Hum Akele Tum, Josh.

Apart from this, he also co-produced the 2008 film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na in which his nephew Imran Khan played the lead role. Mansoor is not very active in films now. He lives in Coonoor with his wife Tina and does farming there. They have two children – Jan Mario Khan and Pablo Khan.

third generation

Imran Khan: Many members of the third generation of this family have also turned to Bollywood. Imran, son of Nuzhat Khan and Anil Paul, was launched in Bollywood in 2008 through the film 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na'. The film was a hit. After this, Imran was seen in films like I Hate Love Stories, Delhi Belly, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Ek Main Aur Ek Tu.

After this he suddenly disappeared from films. During this time, news of his separation from wife Avantika Malik came to light. Although both have not taken divorce. Both of them have a daughter named Imara.

Junaid Khan: Junaid is the son of Aamir and Reena. He will make his Bollywood debut with Siddharth P Malhotra's film Maharaja. Before this, he also worked as an assistant director in films.

Aira Khan: Like her father Aamir, Aira did not enter the world of acting, but she is very interested in filmmaking and theatre. In 2021, he accepted dating fitness trainer Nupur Shikhare, after which they got engaged in November 2022.

Aamir, Kiran Rao and Azad Rao Khan.

Aamir, Kiran Rao and Azad Rao Khan.

Azad Rao Khan: The name of Aamir's younger son is Azad Rao. Azad is the son of Aamir and his second wife Kiran Rao. In 2005, Aamir married Kiran and in 2011 he became the father of Azad Rao. Aamir and Kiran got divorced in 2021. Although they are co-parenting their 12-year-old son.



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