Today marks the birthday of two Bollywood actors who started their journey as child artists and have since then become an integral part of the Bollywood film fraternity. BollyCurry, along with fans, celebrate the birthdays of the immensely talented Aamir Khan and the heart-warming Farida Jalal!
Aamir Khan was born on 14th March, 1965 to Tahir Hussain and Zeenat Hussain. He is the eldest of four siblings in his family including the actor Faisal Khan. His uncle is the producer-director Nasir Hussain and in 2008, Khan's nephew, Imran Khan, made his debut with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na of which he released under his production house.
Khan started his career as child artist in the movie Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973) and followed it up with an appearance in Madhosh (1974). He also did an experimental role in Holi (1984) before his debut as the lead solo in Qaymat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). The film won the Filmfare Awards for both the debutantes: Khan and Juhi Chawla. From there, there was no turning back for Khan. He has starred in various hit movies such as Dil (1990), Dil Hi Ke Manta Nahin (1991), Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander (1992), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Rangeela(1995), Raja Hindustani (1996), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Lagaan (2001), Fanaa (2006) andRang De Basanti (2006). He produced and directed the absolutely touching film Taare Zameen Par in 2007. The film was a huge hit and won a National Award as well. To his record, Khan is a part of three of the all-time highest grossing films in Bollywood: Ghajini (2008), 3 Idiots (2009) and Dhoom 3 (2013).
Besides acting, Khan donates a lot of his time to social issues and events. He was appointed as the National Brand Ambassador by UNICEF in 2011 and is also the host of Satyamev Jayate Season 1 and 2, which is produced under his home production. He is also the recipient of Padma Shri award bestowed to him in 2003 and Padma Bhushan award given to him in 2010.
Khan married Reena Dutta in 1986 but the two divorced in 2002. He then married Kiran Rao in 2005. He has three children, two with Reena Dutta and one with Kiran Rao.
On his birthday, BollyCurry brings to you a mini playlist of a few of his selected songs:
- "Pehla Nasha " - Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander
- "Ghanan Ghanan" - Lagaan
- "Papa Kehte Hain "- Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
- "All izz well "- 3 Idiots
- "Bum Bum Bole" - Taare Zameen Par
- "Paatshalaa" - Rang De Basanti
- "Pardesi Pardesi" - Raja Hindustani
- "Malang" - Dhoom 3
- "Mere Haath Main" - Fanaa
- "Jo Haal Dil Ka" - Sarfarosh
On the other side, veteran actress Farida Jalal
was born on 14th March, 1948. She was discovered when she won the United Film Producers Talent Hunt where she was announced as a finalist alongside India's first superstar, Rajesh Khanna.
Jalal received her big break with a movie titled Taqdeer (1967) in which she played the youngest sibling. Though her talents where much praised for every single character portrayal, the majority of the roles offered to her included that of a sister to the leads or fiance of the male lead who gets dumped in favor of the film's female lead. It was not until Aradhana (1969) did she play a female lead where she appeared as the girlfriend of the younger Rajesh Khanna. She also had a memorable role in Bobby (1973) as the mentally challenged fiance of Rishi Kapoor's character. However, Jalal continues to star in movies today in cherished supporting roles such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Raja Hindustani (1996), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and more recently Student of the Year (2012). Many of these roles have won her the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Jalal married actor Tabrez Barmavar who died in 2003. They have a son named Yaseen Jalal. Jalal also hosted the Filmfare Awards in 2009. She has made various TV appearances in popular show such as Junoon and Balika Vadhu as well.
On her birthday, BollyCurry brings to you a mini playlist of a few of her selected songs:
- "Sun Sun Ke Kasam "- Kala Sona
- "Baghon Mein Bahar Hai" - Aradhana
- "O Jugni Kehti Hai" - Paras
- "Yaad Ye Rakna Bhool" - Lagan
- "Dekh Sakta Hoon" - Majboor
- "Aaiye Aapka Tha Humen Intezar" - Mahal
- "Kush Raho Sathiyon" - Zindagi Zindagi
Here's wishing both these great personalities a very Happy Birthday and all the success for all their future ventures.
Writer: Vaishnavi. V
Editor(s): Shreya S. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Virina R.
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