Aamir Khan became the heartthrob of the nation in 1988 with his film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. His chocolate boy looks prompted young girls to send him declarations of love written in their blood.
Following a number of mainstream movies and box-office hits, Aamir redefined filmmaking by working on one film at a time and became known as a method actor. With a massive fan following and equally appreciated by critics, Aamir is known as a perfectionist and sometimes accused of interfering in his directors' work.
He starred and produced in the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan and debuted as a director with the hugely appreciated Taare Zameen Par in 2007.
Aamir is currently married to Kiran Rao, who was assistant director in Lagaan. He was previously married to his childhood sweetheart Reena Dutta and has 2 children, Junaid and Aira.