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Imran Khan (Actor) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Divorced
Age: 40 Years
Height: 5' 8"

Imran Khan

Bio/Wiki
Real NameImran Pal
Profession(s)Actor, Filmmaker, Social Activist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 31 inches
- Biceps: 13 inches
Eye ColourHazel Brown
Hair ColourBrown
Career
DebutFilm (Child Actor): Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988, as young Raj)
Imran Khan's Debut Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak As A Child Actor
Film (Lead Actor): Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008, as Jai “Rats” Singh Rathore)
Imran Khan's Lead Debut Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Film (Filmmaker): Mission Mars: Keep Walking India (2018)
Mission Mars- Keep Walking India
Awards/Honours2009: Won Best Male Debut by Filmfare Awards for the Hindi film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
2009: Won Best Male Debut by Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards for the Hindi film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
Imran Khan with his award
2009: Nominated for Most Promising Newcomer – Male by Screen Awards for the Hindi film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
2009: Nominated for Superstar of Tomorrow – Male by Stardust Awards for the Hindi film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
2009: Nominated for Best Villain by International Indian Film Academy Awards for the Hindi film Kidnap
2009: Won Best Actor in a Negative Role by AXN Action Awards for the Hindi film Kidnap
2010: Nominated for Superstar of Tomorrow – Male by Stardust Awards for the Hindi film Luck
2011: Nominated for Best Actor (Popular Choice) by Screen Awards for the Hindi film I Hate Luv Storys
2011: Won Chivas Award for Outstanding Achievement by GQ Men of the Year Awards
2012: Nominated for International Male Icon by Zee Cine Awards
2012: Nominated for Best Actor (Popular Choice) by Screen Awards for the Hindi films Delhi Belly & Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
2012: Nominated for Favorite Youth Icon by People’s Choice Awards India
2013: Nominated for Best Actor (Popular Choice) by Screen Awards for the Hindi film Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
2013: Nominated for Best Actor – Comedy/Romance by Stardust Awards for the Hindi film Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 January 1983
Age (as of 2023)40 Years
BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, USA
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureImran Khan's Signature
NationalityAmerican
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
School(s)• Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai
• Blue Mountain School, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
• Fremont High School, Sunnyvale, California
College/UniversityNew York Film Academy, Los Angeles
Educational QualificationDegree in Filmmaking from New York Film Academy, Los Angeles
ReligionHalf Hindu (from his father’s side) and Half Muslim (from his mother’s side) [1]The Quint
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Address24, Pali Hill, Mumbai
Imran Khan's House In Mumbai
HobbiesTravelling, Photgraphy, Cooking
Tattoo(s)One on his right bicep and another on his chest, which is a footprint of his little daughter.
Imran Khan's Tattoos
One on his nape
Imran Khan's tattoo on his nape
ControversyIn 2015, during an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Imran said "Is Rahul Rawail still around?" in response to a question that hinted that director Rahul Rawail had tried to create trouble between Ranbir Kapoor and Imran, when Imran's wife Avantika criticized Ranbir's film 'Rajneeti' (2010), which affected Imran's relationship with Ranbir.
In reply, Rahul Rawail slammed Imran on Twitter and called him "mentally challenged."
Imran Khan - Rahul Rawail controversy
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced [2]The Indian Express
Affairs/Girlfriends• Avantika Malik
Lekha Washington (2023)
Imran Khan with Lekha Washington
Marriage Date10 January 2011
Family
Wife/SpouseAvantika Malik (m. 2011; div. 2019)
Imran Khan With His Wife Avantika Malik
Note: Imran and Avantika separated in February 2019 and got divorced in May 2019.
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Imara Malik Khan (born in 2014)
Imran Khan With His Daughter Imara
ParentsFather- Anil Pal (Software engineer, Senior Manager at Yahoo)
Raj Zutshi (Actor, Ex-Stepfather)
Imran Khan's Ex-Step-Father Raj Zutshi
Mother- Nuzhat Khan (Psychologist)
Imran Khan With His Mother
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- None
Other RelativeMaternal Uncle- Aamir Khan (actor)
Favourites
FoodDal-Chawal, Fried Bombil, Bhelpuri, Chili Con Carne
Beverage(s)Watermelon juice, Beer
Actor(s)Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan
ActressKareena Kapoor
SportCricket
ColourWhite
WriterRoald Dahl
Travel DestinationLondon
Restaurant(s)Moshe's, Gajalee, Don Giovanni, in Mumbai
Belthazar in Cape Town, South Africa
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionBMW 3-Serzies, Ferrari California,
Imran Khan's Car Ferrari California
Volkswagen Beetle, Porsche Cayenne
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 7-10 Crore
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 100 Crore ($15 Million)

Imran Khan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Imran Khan

  • Imran Khan is an Indian actor, filmmaker, and social activist who gained immense popularity with his debut Hindi film ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’ (2008).
  • He was born in the United States to Anil Pal, a software engineer, and Nuzhat Khan, a psychologist.

    Imran Khan during his school days

    Imran Khan during his school days

  • His father works at Yahoo in Silicon Valley USA as a senior manager and his mother belongs to a film background.
  • Imran was just a toddler the time his parents divorced, after which his upbringing was done only by his mother.
  • His real name is Imran Pal, but he changed his surname to Khan after the separation of his parents.
  • Imran’s mother is the daughter of the director-producer Nasir Hussain, and also the cousin of Aamir Khan.

    Imran Khan's Childhood Photo

    Imran Khan’s Childhood Photo

  • At the age of 6, he proposed Juhi Chawla and also offered her a ring.
  • Imran was born to a Bengali-Scottish Hindu father and a Muslim mother from a film background.
  • During his schooling at Bombay Scottish School, he developed the habit of stammering because he used to get corporal punishment and he was not able to tolerate that.
  • He studied in a gurukul in Ooty where there was no electricity and the students had to wash their own clothes on a nearby creek.
  • He made his debut as a child artist at the age of 5 in the movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988. He played the role of Raj, the young Aamir Khan in the movie.

    Imran Khan As A Child Actor In Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

    Imran Khan As A Child Actor In Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

  • In 1992, he also played the role of Sajaylal, as young Aamir Khan in the movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar in 1992.

    Imran Khan actor - Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

    Imran Khan actor – Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

  • He has learned his acting skills from Kishore Namit Kapoor’s Acting Institute.
  • He has also worked at a USA firm before entering into the film industry.
  • His career rose to prominence when he was starred in Manzoor Khan and Aamir Khan’s production- Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, which was a big hit.

    Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na

    Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na

  • He has also worked as a columnist for The Hindustan Times in 2009.
  • Imran is a citizen of USA and has been living in India on a work permit.
  • When he was 20 years old, he was in a live-in relationship with Avantika (his now-wife) and she is one year older to Imran.
  • On 10 January 2011, he tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Avantika. His wife is the daughter of Vandana Malik, CEO of the CNBC-TV 18 business news channel.

    Imran Khan And Avantika's Fifth Anniversary Picture

    Imran Khan And Avantika’s Fifth Anniversary Picture

  • For his movie Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, he learned Haryanvi in three months.

    Imran Khan In Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola

    Imran Khan In Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola

  • Apart from acting, he is a great singer and has sung “Chaar Dina Ki”, a soundtrack in ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.’
  • In 2015, he quit working as an actor in Hindi films. [3]The Indian Express
  • He is an ardent animal lover, and along with his mother and wife, has bought a four-acre plot and turned it into an animal shelter. He has also kept animal staff and veterinary doctors at the shelter to take care of the animals.
  • He believes in spreading awareness among Indian society, especially youth about various social issues.
  • While shooting for Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, he took some candid shots of Kareena Kapoor to showcase his photography skills and it was liked by everyone on the set.
  • He was also featured in a sarcastic video by All India Bakchod (AIB), which was against the criminalisation of gay sex and homophobia by the Supreme Court of India.
  • Ranbir Kapoor had a huge crush on his wife Avantika back in the 90s when she used to work as a child artist in Sony TV’s popular show ‘Just Mohabbat.’

    Just Mohabbat

    Just Mohabbat

  • He is an active supporter of the animal rights organisation PETA and also participates in their events on regular basis.

    Imran Khan A Supporter Of PETA

    Imran Khan A Supporter of PETA

  • He has been featured in TV commercials for various brands like Coke, LUX, Bru, and Levi’s.

  • He loves animals and has a pet cat named Sigmund.

    Imran Khan with his pet cat

    Imran Khan with his pet cat

  • In an interview, he shared that he loves to drink beer. [4]Herald
  • He has been featured on the cover of various magazines like Filmfare, GQ, and The Man.

    Imran Khan featured on GQ magazine cover

    Imran Khan featured on the GQ magazine cover

  • He loves to travel and read books in his leisure time.
  • His fans often compared his looks with the Hollywood actor Robert Pattinson. [5]The Times of India In an interview, while talking about it, Imran said,

    I get that a lot. Many girls feel I do look like Robert Pattinson but I don’t think that’s true. It’s definitely a compliment considering he is good looking and enjoys massive female fan following.”

    A collage of Robert Pattinson and Imran Khan

    A collage of Robert Pattinson and Imran Khan

  • Imran Khan shared a story about his battles with depression and body image struggles through a post on Instagram in October 2023. In the post, Imran disclosed that he had initially started working out and consuming anabolic steroids in an attempt to achieve a muscular physique like other actors. It, however, later affected his mental health due to which he stopped working out and started looking skinnier. Imran mentioned the time when some media outlets falsely speculated about his health, linking it to drug consumption.

    Imran Khan's post on Instagram about his struggle with depression and body image

    Imran Khan’s post on Instagram about his struggle with depression and body image

  • In 2023, he was seen at various events with actor Lekha Washington, which sparked rumours about their relationship. In 2024, he confirmed that he was dating her. He said that they became close during the lockdown after he split from Avantika. [6]The Indian Express