By IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
Actor-director-producer Aamir Khan, who set a trend in the Bollywood star system by choosing to walk a different path despite being a superstar with huge fan following, turned 48 today.
Aamir Khan, who is fondly known as Bollywood's 'Mr perfectionist', debuted with QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK in 1988 and the very first film won him the first National Film Award as a Special Jury Award and he received the same again for RAAKH in 1989.
Aamir Khan received his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the major grosser RAJA HINDUSTANI in 1996 and later earned his second Best Actor award for his performance in the Academy Award-nominated LAGAAN, which also marked the debut of his own production company.
However, the actor does not believe in awards and thus, never appears in any of them.
His remarkable character in the film RANG DE BASANTI also won him Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, while his directorial debut with TAARE ZAMEEN PAR won him the Filmfare Award for Best Director.
The 'perfectionist', as he is commonly referred, is one of the finest actors in Bollywood today and attempts to master the craft so that his characters appear close to perfect as well as natural.
Some of his films are the biggest box-office earners like GHAJINI and 3 IDIOTS (2009), which became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all-time.
The Indian government has honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his contributions towards the arts.
Khan made his television debut with his social issue based talk show 'Satyamev Jayte'.
His upcoming films include the much hyped DHOOM 3, P.K. (PeeKay) and THE FALLING.