Let’s face it, Bollywood wouldn’t have been where it is today without Aamir Khan. To have had a movie which ignited the passion for revolution in an entire generation with Rang De Basanti and a movie which inspired students of the country to follow their passion better than any government scheme has ever done, Aamir Khan has more than proven his mettle in the fabricated world of Bollywood.
Having been surrounded by controversies throughout his career, Aamir has managed to give something better each time to his audiences. A man of such stature can only be compared with the cream layer of actors from other industries. Like the Sean Penn or the Johnny Depp of this part of the world.
Clearly, the meaning of Aamir Khan cannot be described in words. To truly understand his world, one needs to watch his movies.
However there are some things about Aamir Khan that even the most ardent fans don’t know. And that’s exactly what we have in store today.
So, for you Aamir Khan fans out there, here are 5 Aamir Khan facts you didn’t know about:
1. His Connection With ‘Kalam’
Actor Aamir Khan is related to the great Indian freedom fighter and revolutionary Abul Kalam Azad through his grandmother’s lineage.
2. His First Film Appearance
Aamir made his first appearance in films at the young age of 8 in a film directed by Nasir Hussain called “Yaadon Ki Baaraat”.
3. His Experience In Theater
Most fans don’t know this but Aamir Khan has also been associated with theater for a number of years. During his constructive years, Aamir Khan had joined a theater group called ‘Avantar’ where his job entailed doing the backstage chores. It was this experience that enriched Aamir as an actor and brought an earthiness to him.
Aamir Khan has even performed at the famous Prithvi Theater in a Gujarati play called ‘Kesar Bina’.
No wonder he’s this good.
4. His Tennis Enthusiasm
Films aren’t the only indulgence Aamir Khan has. He is also an ardent Tennis fan with a special place for Roger Federer in his heart. Aamir has played Tennis till state level championship.
5. Aamir As Byomkesh Bakshy
Before Sushant Singh Rajput brought the character of Detective Byomkesh Bakshi to life, it was rumored that the makers of the film wanted Aamir Khan for the role. Aamir also was too keen on playing the part, except the dates weren’t in his favor.