Meet Aamir Khan’s Family

Father: Tahir Hussain

Mother: Zeenat Hussain

Brother: Faisal Khan

Sister: Nikhat Khan

Sister: Farhat Khan

Wife: Kiran Rao

Ex-wife: Reena Dutta

Son: Junaid Khan

Daughter: Ira Khan

Son: Azad Rao Khan

Nephew: Imran Khan

Aamir Khan with father Tahir Hussain and mother Zeenat Hussain


Tahir Hussain – Father

Tahir Hussain, father of Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood, Aamir Khan, was a film maker, producer, director, screenwriter and actor.

He died on 2nd February in the year 2010 following a massive heart attack. He was just 71 at the time of his death. He longed to live with Aamir’s mother and his sons just before his death and therefore he moved to Bella Vista, Aamir’s second flat in Bandra West. Just before he passed away, it was one happy family reunion for the Khan family!

Aamir Khan with father Tahir Hussain

Mr. Hussain,who divorced his first wife, directed the movie Tum Mere Ho starring son, Aamir Khan and beauty Juhi Chawla. He happens to be the younger brother of well known producer, director and writer Nasir Khan. He is related to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

Little Aamir with daddy Tahir Hussain

He produced films like Madhosh (1974), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Tum Mere Ho (1990), Locket(1986), Dulha Bikta Hai (1982), Khoon Ki Pukaar (1978), Janam Janam Na Saath (1977), Zakhmee (1975), Anamika (1973) and Caravan (1971).

Troubles crept in between Aamir Khan and his dad regarding Aamir’s brother Faisal’s protective custody who went missing for around two days. He was then traced at a farmhouse near Khandala. Aamir said that his brother (Faisal) was suffering from schizophrenia whereas his dad claimed that Faisal was suffering from a mild depression. Aamir wanted to keep his brother with himself as his dad was financially incapable to keep him. But his dad wanted to keep Faisal with him and Faisal too wanted to stay with his father.

Aamir with dad Tahir Hussain & brother Faisal Khan

Aamir and his father both filed separate court applications seeking Faisal’s custody. The court admitted both the applications and waited for medical report from JJ hospital on Faisal’s mental health. The medical report said that Faisal indeed suffers from schizophrenia as his brother Aamir had claimed. But Aamir lost the custody to his father as court decided to stick to Faisal’s statement, who wanted to stay with his father. This was the only time when the actor (Aamir) went against his father which led to a tiff between them!

Zeenat Hussain – Mother

Aamir Khan’s mother, Zeenat Hussain is a homemaker.

The 47 year old actor (Aamir) had kept his promise he made to his mother Zeenat Hussain by taking her to the holy land of Mecca. Even though he was busy working on his then forthcoming releases Dhoom 3 and Talaash, he made sure that he fulfilled his mother’s long time wish. He launched the music of Talaash on October 19, shortly after returning from Chicago where he was shooting for Dhoom 3 with co – stars Katrina Kaif and Abhishek Bachchan. He left for Mecca the same evening which clearly proves that Aamir Khan is a man of his word!

Aamir with mother Zeenat Hussain in their Hajj pilgrimage

Aamir was seen spending quality time with his mother Zeenat in the holy city and helping her dutifully. On October 22 the mother-son duo departed for Mina and performed Tawaf – e – Ziarat on October 26. From there Aamir took his mother to Medinah on October 29 and then boarded a flight to Mumbai from there.

Aamir with mother Zeenat Hussain

After seeking blessings from the almighty, Aamir geared up to promote Talaash with his co-stars Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. One won’t be surprised if the super busy actor goes off on a long break after completing Raju Hirani’s Peekay!

Faisal Khan – Brother

Faisal Khan is the brother of Aamir Khan. He acted in few movies unlike his brother Aamir, who is a superstar!

Faisal played Shashi Kapoor’srole as a child in the film PyaarKaMausam in 1969.  In 1988, he played a minor role as a villain in his brother Aamir’s film Qayamat Se QayamatTak. He went on to play another bit part in his brother’s film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar in the year 1992. He also acted in the movie Mela along with brother Aamir Khan and actress Twinkle Khanna.

Aamir Khan with brother Faisal Khan in Mela

He was diagnosed with a mental disorder. His brother Aamir and his father were in a custody battle over Faisal that garnered much press coverage. Faisal’s custody was awarded to his father Tahir in 2007 as he did not wish to go with his brother (Aamir).

But about a week later, Tahir submitted another application at the Metropolitan Magistrate’s court saying that he wants to withdraw the custody application of Faisal. Tahir said that he has not been able to get in touch with his son for over 15 days (during the court’s custody period of a month). After a month, Faisal was supposed to get a check-up done again at the JJ Hospital to determine his mental health.

After Tahir filed the application, the press finally started showing some restraint in reporting the developments as by then everybody had got the idea that Faisal needs to be taken care of. A lot of senior members of the press realised that Aamir was genuinely concerned about his brother.

However, Faisal again refused to go with his star brother and filed another application in the court saying that he wants to stay on his own. The court again granted him the permission and Faisal went to stay at a rented apartment at Tilak Nagar in Chembur.

Though the mainstream media by then had started to withdraw from reporting about Faisal, he continued to give out statements alleging that he is normal and his brother is trying to subdue him. But by then those statements had become less frequent.

About six months later, it was reported that Aamir was trying to reach out to his brother again. Faisal was living in Bandra East at that time and he too had realised that he needs Aamir back in his life.

Aamir and Faisal finally reconciled as the latter was spotted dropping onto the sets of 3 Idiots to check on his brother often. They appeared to be cordial with each other. It was already 2009 and towards the end of that year, Faisal moved back to Bella Vista with Aamir.

Nikhat Khan – Sister

Aamir Khan’selder sister Nikhat Khan is a film producer. Nikhat helped produce her father’s first directorial venture Tum Mere Ho in 1990 which featured her brother Aamir.

She is married to Santosh Hegde and settled in Pune. Nikhat has two children Seher and Shravan.

Nikhat celebrated her 50th birthday recently and Aamir Khan postponed his Dhoom 3 shoot to celebrate his sister’s birthday. On the very occasion, Nikhat was caught speaking about her family, Aamir Khan and her newly born nephew Azad Rao Khan. In a candid chit-chat, Nikhat revealed that Azad bears stark resemblance to Aamir Khan. She also added that Azad is cute and charming. He is picking up things like his daddy (Aamir). Aamir’s mother, Zeenatji says that ‘there are certain distinct mannerisms which have an uncanny resemblance to Aamir’. She not only spoke about Azad but also disclosed some interesting facts about Aamir Khan when he was a child. When asked whether Aamir used to pull her leg, she answered, ‘Not me, as I was the elder’!

Aamir Khan with sister Nikhat Khan

The occasion also had actor Imran Khan present. Nikhat is the aunt of Imran. Imran being the first nephew, she shares a very good relationship with him!
She further adds, ‘It’s not that we don’t catch up now and then. But Aamir is so busy and always ends up getting calls in between when we meet’.

Nikhat always keeps abreast of her bro’s onscreen life. She always watches his movies. Most of the time she watches it before the film releases to give her feedback or else she makes it a point to watch it on the very first day of the film’s release. She never expected him to become an actor but she’s glad he did!

Farhat Khan – Sister

Farhat Khan is the younger sister of Taare Zamen Par actor Aamir Khan.

She resides in the US along with her sons.

Farhat is extremely close to her bhaaijaan and would often get bullied by him as a child as she was the youngest among the siblings!

Kiran Rao – Wife

Kiran Rao, wife of Aamir Khan, was born in Bangalore. She hails from a royal family (her grandfather J.Rameshwar Rao being the Raja of Wanaparthy). Kiran was raised in Kolkata where she received her education. She happens to be cousin to actress Aditi Rao Hydari.

Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao in a wedding

She is currently a producer, screenwriter and director. Kiran started her career as an assistant director with Ashutosh Gowariker`s Lagaan, where she met Aamir Khan. Aamir and Kiran ended up being together on the sets on Lagaan. The couple tied the knot on December 2005 after Aamir divorced his first wife Reena Dutta.

Aamir and Kiran currently reside in Bandra, Mumbai. They got blessed with a son via surrogacyon 5th December in the year 2011 whom they named Azad Rao Khan (after Maulana Abul Kalam Azad).

Aamir with wife Kiran Rao & son Azad Rao Khan

Kiran Rao, who is a hands-on mom to her son Azad, is all praise for her husband Aamir Khan`s ex-wife Reena`s parenting skills. Aamir and Reena together have two children – son Junaid and daughter Ira, with whom even Kiran shares an amicable relationship. Reena,with whom Aamir ended his 15 – year-old marriage in 2002,is just wonderful and she has done such a great job with these kids, smiles Kiran.

Aamir with wife Kiran Rao & son Junaid Khan

Aamir with wife Kiran Rao & daughter Ira Khan

They are very intelligent super kids. On getting Aamir, she (Kiran) got a great package deal with this super family. Kiran says when she first met Junaid and Ira, Ira was a little girl and they became friends instantly. Even if they had not had Azad, she would have felt really complete because of Junaid and Ira!

Aamir Khan planned something really special for sweetheart Kiran’s birthday and Karan Johar was part of the celebration.
He meticulously planned a surprise party for his wife’s birthday which happened on November7.

The Dhobi Ghat director (Kiran Rao), who turned 40, was keen to visit Assam and had mentioned so to Aamir a couple of times in passing. The doting husband decided to spin a surprise around this wish of hers. Just two days before her birthday, he faked a meeting in Delhi and asked her to come along with him. Once she got into the flight, she was pleasantly surprised to see all her close friends and relatives were aboard.

Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao

Aamir had apparently got in touch with Kiran’s parents, family members andeach of her close friends three months back to block the dates for the trip. He also secretly got Kiran and son Azad’s bags packed without her even knowing about it.
Aamir and Kiran stayed at a private resort near Nameri National Park in Sonitpur district in Assam which is essentially a forest area amidst wildlife. Aamir personally booked tickets and hotels for everyone!
Karan Johar along with director Ayan Mukerji – were one of the only two celebrities from the industry to attend Kiran’s birthday.

Aamir picked Assam as Kiran wanted to visit different destinations including the Kaziranga National Park. She liked meeting the people of Assam and know about their life and culture.

Aamir with wife Kiran Rao at a film promotional


Reena Dutta – Ex-wife

Aamir Khan married his childhood sweetheart Reena Dutta on 18th April in the year 1986.

Due to some differences, they could not get along well. They filed for divorce by mutual consent in 2002. Even though the marriage ended, Reena is still seen at family functions. Aamir says that she is extremely important and is very much part of the family and will always be! Their (Aamir and Reena) relationship has undergone a change but he still has lots of love and respect for her in his heart. From legal point of view, they are divorced but the bond is not going to break with a piece of paper!

Aamir with ex-wife Reena Dutta

Junaid Khan – Son

Aamir Khan’s elder son Junaid Khan was born to his first wife Reena in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is studying in South Mumbai College. Junaid is very passionate about his work like his father. He performed a street play along with his friends. When Aamir Khan was busy promoting his show Satyamev Jayte, his son Junaid was busy organising a cricket tournament for physically -challenged individuals.

Looks like Junaid is still figuring out what he wants to do. Once he makes up his mind and comes across a script that would suit him, Aamir will be more than happy to back him!

Aamir Khan with son Junaid Khan at a movie promotional

Junaid’s sharp eye on film – making impressed 3 Idiots director Raj Kumar Hirani so much that he offered him the golden opportunity to assist him in directing his next project Peekay, starring his father and actress Anushka Sharma in lead roles. The father – son duo shot for ‘Peekay’ at Dilli Haat, a few days back. Even though Junaid looked super busy, he threw no tantrums while posing with his supporters for photographs!

Junaid is too young to enter in filmmaking but he somehow convinced his father that he would not neglect his studies for film – making! If things go really well, one can hope to see Junaid making good films in future.

The 21 year old star kid is reportedly in a relationship with his classmate Sonam Varma. Junaid is said to be dating college friend Sonam Varma, who used to study with him. Junaid’s mother, Reena Dutta too was Aamir’s childhood sweetheart. He first met Sonam at HR College, where the two were students. Sonam is currently pursuing an MBA in media studies from Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research. The duo had been dating since the past year but had kept their relationship under wraps. But now both of them are quite open about their relationship and are often seen hanging out with each other. The couple is said to be very serious about their relationship. Junaid has apparently introduced his pretty girlfriend to papa Aamir. Seems like Sonam is Aamir’s future daughter – in – law!

Aamir's son Junaid Khan with girlfriend Sonam Varma

Junaid, who stands tall at 6 feet 3 inches, was recently spotted at actor Boman Irani’s son Danesh’s wedding reception in Mumbai along with papa Aamir Khan and Kiran.

Khan Junior (Junaid) has now requested his father to kick away the cancer stick. Junaid is reportedly concerned about his father’s smoking habits and wants him to kick the butt to stay healthy. Junaid wants Aamir to also take care of his diet regimen so that he remains in the pink of his health while shooting for Peekay’s He’s the latest star kid to hit the B-town and everything about him is creating buzz!

Ira Khan – Daughter

Ira Khan is the second child of Aamir khan and ex – wife Reena Dutta. She is very cute and also has a beautiful name Ira which means watchful. Aamir and Ira share a good father – daughter relationship. Currently there are no reports about Ira’s Bollywood debut.

Aamir Khan threw a grand Diwali party along with his wife Kiran Rao. Aamir’s daughter Ira from his previous marriage joined Bollywood celebs including Imran Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma in the festivities. Ira stole the show in the Diwali bash this year! Despite the occasion being a rather star studded affair, all eyes were on Ira Khan who attended the event in a simple green low waist silk sari coupled with bangles and short curly hair. Not adding a lot of jazz to her elegant look, the otherwise tomboyish girl left everyone stunned with her traditional attire. She gave tough completion to Bollywood hotties Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma who were also present at the party. Ira attended the event with her brother Junaid but their mother Reena Dutta was missing from the event. The guest list also included Vidya Balan with her hubby Siddharth Roy Kapur, Shilpa Shetty, Sonam Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Shahrukh Khan with wife Gauri, Tulip Joshi, Sona Mohapatra and many other A – listers from the Bollywood fraternity.

Aamir took time off from the shoot of his action film Dhoom 3 to spend a day with his 16 year old
daughter Ira on her birthday. Aamir left the sets of his film Dhoom 3 at lunch time and was later seen having a quiet lunch with his daughter Ira. Aamir had requested Aditya Chopra much in advance to give him half a day off so that he could be around daughter Ira on her special day. In fact, he made sure to come earlier in the morning at around 7 am so that some of his solo portions could be shot and he could finish his work beforehand!

Aamir with daughter Ira Khan

After the lunch, some of Ira’s friends came over to his Bandra residence, and Aamir spent the evening hanging out with them. To add cherry to the cake, he had also arranged a surprise party for her calling all the family members at home. All the close family members came over to wish Ira on her special day!

Azad Rao Khan – Son

Aamir khan and Kiran Rao became proud parents of a baby boy on 1st December 2011. They named him Azad. After the birth of Aamir’s son, he proudly announced his son’s name on facebook. Azad has been named after his great grand uncle and great freedom fighter freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Azad means free or liberated!

The baby was born through IVF to a surrogate mother at a private clinic in Bandra, Mumbai. Kiran got pregnant but unfortunately went through several miscarriages. Aamir khan is proud to have a son through surrogacy. He already had two children, son Junaid and a daughter named Ira from his first wife Reena Dutta.

Recently Aamir khan was spotted sporting his Dhoom 3 hat with his son Azad at Mumbai Airport where the media went crazy to catch a glimpse of Azad. He happily allowed the media to click Azad’s photo. Little Azad was not at all camera shy. He seemed very curious with all the activity around him. Azad had been spending a lot of time with daddy Aamir since his mom (Kiran) has to be out travelling most of the time.

Aamir with son Azad Rao Khan at Mumbai airport

Aamir flew to Australia to learn tap dance for his movie Dhoom 3 and made sure to continue practicing even after returning home. After seeing his dad tap dancing for some time, Azad enthusiastically joined in!

The Dhoom 3 actor (Aamir Khan) just celebrated son Azad’s 2nd birthday at his plush Mumbai apartment overlooking the sea. Azad has brought a lot of joy in our lives, smiled the actor! Aamir went on that he’s afraid that he’s not a hands – on father as he’s too self-centered for that. He (Aamir) gets lost in his work. But he’s not a bad father! He spends a lot of time with Azad. Aamir tells him stories at night and also spends time with him in the morning!

Aamir  Khan with wife Kiran Rao & son Azad Rao Khan

Azad has started playschool now but until then he used to accompany his daddy Aamir every day to the sets because he wouldn’t let him leave the house, saying, ‘I want to go with papa.’ He would not listen and would cling to his daddy. Therefore Aamir would take him in the car with him. He played around, felt tired and sleep and then the car would take him back!

Imran Khan – Nephew

Aamir’s nephew, Imran Khan was born on January 13th, 1983. Imran started dating Avantika Malik since he was 19. The couple got engaged on 16 January 2010, in a farmhouse owned by Avantika’s family in Karjat, near Navi Mumbai. They tied the knot a year later on 10 January 2011 in a private civil ceremony at Aamir Khan’s home in Pali Hill. Currently Imran and wife Avantika are expecting their first child.

Imran Khan,who debuted in the silver screen industry with the movie Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa,has had a bad year at the box office with three of his releases; Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Once upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara and the recent Kareena Kapoor starrer Gori Tere Pyaar Mein failing to meet expectations.

Despite having a superstar maamu like Aamir Khan, the actor (Imran), who attempted to take risks and experiment with different roles, the movies eventually failed to impress at the Box Office. He has so far done things in his own way, and Aamir, soon – to – become a grand-uncle, has allowed Imran to follow his own path.

Aamir Khan with nephew Imran Khan

Aamir with nephew Imran Khan

However, it seems like Imran’s back to back flops got Aamir to decide to step in and help his bhaanja (Imran) with some course correction. Aamir said that he is now ready to guide not only Imran but also the filmmakers who are interested in signing Imran. He (Aamir) will be more than willing to share tips that will help him get off this bad phase. Everyone expects Aamir’s nephew, Imran to be like his maamu in the way he chooses his scripts!

Nephew Imran Khan with maamujaan Aamir