The Puppy-dog eyed boy of bollywood…carries a down to earth and simplistic attitude… you won’t be able to resist that wicked little school boy smile on his face….nonetheless, he flaunts a lean and muscular physique…he’s admired because his one mission seems to be directed towards excellence…you won’t be able to resist him….you will appreciate him and yes, you most definitely will fall in love with Imran Khan.
Imran was born in Wisconsin, USA on the 13th of January in the year 1983 as was named Imran khan pal. He was hyped even before his first movie released because he happens to be Aamir Khan’s (Actor) nephew… to add to this, Imran also happens to be Mansoor Khan’s (producer-director) nephew. It was with his film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na in the year 2008 that Imran rose like a shining star and proved that he was well worth the comparisons that people had been drawing….he’s a versatile actor….believable…and it seems like just like his uncle Aamir, Imran too puts his “soul” into the characters that he chooses to play….
A Walk Down Memory Lane…
Anil Pal is imran’s father and is of an American- Bengali origin, connected to Yahoo! in the Silicon Valley and is now working as a consultant with LinkedIn in the Silicon Valley. Nuzhat Khan is imran’s mother (sister of Mansoor Khan) and happens to be a Bollywood director. Imran’s folks were divorced at the time when he was barely one and a half years old and it was then that imran’s mother, Nuzhat Khan moved back here to India…it was then that Imran changed his name from Imran pal to Imran khan….
Imran’s grandfather is Nasir Hussain, who is well recognized in Bollywood for his role as a director and a producer. The award winning film star- Aamir Khan is imran’s uncle and it has always been expected that Imran will follow in aamir’s footsteps….not just that…Aamir is also a fantastic director and producer who actively participates in mentoring Imran in addition to promoting him.
Bombay Scottish High was where Imran studied as a kid in Mumbai, from where he moved to Bangalore for a while….he is also believed to have stayed in a boarding school in ooty for a while… Imran did high school from California, the same city where imran’s father lived. It was in Los Angeles that Imran studied film making which had always been his area of interest and directing films is what he aims at accomplishing one day. It was after this that he joined the Kishore Namit Kapoor’s Acting Institute at Mumbai to hone his skills in acting.
Imran khan went public regarding his relationship with his girlfriend Avantika Mallik at the time when he touched zenith in terms of his first success…this quality was much adored by one and all….that this young chap had no qualms whatsoever about declaring a relationship with his girlfriend….
Imran’s first encounter with Hindi cinema was when he played a small role in the movies Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander in the year 1992 and Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in the year 1988, as a child artist…both of these films had Aamir Khan in the lead role…the great part is that for both these films, Imran played the “baby” role for Aamir!
Imran’s debut was opposite Genelia D’Souza (actor) in the film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (an Abbas Tyrewala direction), sometime in 2008 where Imran’s work and credibility, both were proved. Imran’s uncle Mansoor Khan and Aamir Khan produced this movie, which became the biggest hit for that year… Imran Khan obtained the position of the heartthrob and was garnered enormous reviews related to his acting ability…. The movie received enthusiastic reviews from all critics and was amongst the biggest blockbusters of that year. Imran was nominated a Filmfare Award for the Best Debut (Male) and he won this award together with Farhan Akhtar.
His 2nd release was in the year 2008 and saw Imran move from a light-hearted and calm Rats to being Kabir, a much darker character in the movie Kidnap where he starred opposite Minisha Lamba.
In the year 2009, Imran had two releases… based on the performance that the world saw in 2008, it was guaranteed that 2009 would be no different for this lad…. He was seen in the film Luck which was an action and a thriller where he shared the screen with established stars like Mithun Chakraborthy and Sanjay Dutt….imran was paired opposite sarika’s and kamal hassan’s daughter, Shruthi Hassan in this movie… kidnap flopped and the critics attributed the failure of this movie as being a poor direction and execution….nonetheless, Imran was nominated at the IIFA Awards for the negative role that he played in this movie….
The year 2010 brought with it some noteworthy work… imraan appeared in films like I Hate Luv Storys, (a Punit Malhotra direction and Karan Johar production)… The movie was a smashing hit on the silver screen….his next movie was Break Ke Baad (a Danish Aslam direction and Kunal Kohli production)….this film was an average grosser…yet, it was the chemistry that Deepika Padukone and Imran shared in this film was much talked about by the critics… imran’s role in film Delhi Belly (based on youth cult), is an English-lingo comedy and an Abhinay Deo direction….the track D.K. Bose became a rave with the young generation! The movie went on and became a commercial and critical hit…
Imran alongside actor Ranbir Kapoor, co-hosted the fifty fourth and the fifty sixth Filmfare Award functions… Aamir khan along with his nephew Imran was seen on a reality show Dus Ka Dum which was hosted by salman khan. He also featured on a show, Tere Mere Beach Mein in company with Kareena Kapoor. The year 2010 is when Imran made his appearance on Karan Johar’s show Koffee with Karan together with Ranbir Kapoor.
Imran is married to his long-term love interest, Avantika Malik…the couple got engaged on the 16th of January in the year 2010 at a farm house, in Karjat near to Navi Mumbai, that belonged to Avantika’s family. The couple tied the knot on 10th of January in the year 2011…which was an extremely civil and private affair at imran’s uncles -Aamir Khan’s house in Mumbai (Pali Hill).
- In the year 1988, Imran khan was seen in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak as a child artist, where he successfully played the character of Young Raj;
- In the year1992, Imran khan was seen in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander as a child artist, where he successfully played the character of Young Sanjaylal;
- In the year 2008, Imran khan was seen in:
Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, where he successfully played the character of Jay Singh Rathore for which he won the best debut (male)- Filmfare Award
Kidnap, where he successfully played the character of Kabir Sharma;
- In the year 2009 , Imran khan was seen in Luck, where he successfully played the character of Ram Mehra;
- In the year 2010, Imran khan was seen in:
I Hate Luv Storys, where he successfully played the character of Jay Dhingraa;
Break Ke Baad, where he successfully played the character of Abhay Gulati;
Raja Leelai in a Cameo (Horror)
- In the year 2011, Imran khan was seen in:
Delhi Belly, where he successfully played the character of Tashi;
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, where he successfully played the character of Rutvik (the movie releases on the 9th of September, 2011
Shakun Batra’s (Project not named) that will release on the 18th of November, 2011
Short Term Shaadi that will release on the 6th October, 2011
Irrespective of what the role is about….irrespective of who he is cast opposite….this actor has truly proved that he is here to make a place for himself by HIMSELF…. He isn’t about the “filmy” relationships that he has in his kitty….he is not about having his uncle (producer and director) cast him in their films….he is a self made man….that’s the easiest way for me to describe this young lad….SELF MADE….he seems honest….he seems sincere….we have already seen that he is hardworking….and he is totally deserving of the love…the praise…the affection….the appreciation….name it and Imran khan deserves it….he deserves it because he’s proved himself… proved that he’s here to grow and to contribute to the Hindi film industry!!!