Ira Khan Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Mumbai
Age: 25 Years
Husband: Nupur Shikhare


ProfessionFilm and Theatre Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack (with red highlights)
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 May 1997 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2022) 25 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signTaurus
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolLilavatibai Podar High School, Mumbai (2005-2014)
College/University• B.D. Somani International School, Mumbai, India (2014-2016)
• University College Utrecht, Netherlands (2016)
Educational Qualification• A two-year IB Diploma at B.D. Somani International School, Mumbai, India
• A bachelor’s degree at University College Utrecht, Netherlands (dropout) [1]Ira Khan- LinkedIn
EthnicityIra Khan's father, Aamir Khan, belongs to a Muslim Pathans or Pashtuns family [2]Open, which follows Shia Islam. Meanwhile, her mother, Reena Dutta, hails from Hindu-Bengali family. [3]Arun Pudur-Twitter In an interview, Aamir Khan, while talking about his ethnicity said,
My full name is Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan. A lot of Muslims keep Mohammed as a first name after the Prophet. My name is Aamir. Hussain is the surname. Khan is a tribe name or what, I don’t know. Khans are Pathans, I imag­ine. All of us are Pathans in terms of surname.”
Reena Dutta remained a practising Hindu after her marriage to Aamir Khan. [4]HinduPost Once, in an interview, Aamir Khan had declared that his kids "will always follow only Islam." [5]Arun Pudur-Twitter

Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s)Tattoos
On Right Wrist: A star, sun, and moon

On Left Arm: 'If we won’t, who will?'
Ira Khan's tattoos on her arms
Near Left Collarbone: Two Turtles (matching tattoo with Nupur Shikhare)
Ira Khan's Instagram post about getting a tattoo inked with Nupur Shikhare
Near Right Ankle: Three Snowflakes
Ira Khan's tattoo on her leg
She has got a navel piercing.
Ira Khan's navel piercing
ControversiesTrolled For a Playful Picture With Father Aamir Khan (2018)
In 2018, Ira Khan got targeted for posting a fun picture while playing with her father, Aamir Khan. Aamir had shared a picture with Ira on his Facebook account where they can be seen in a playful mood while enjoying some father-daughter time.
Aamir and Ira Khan's picture which attracted criticism from various netizens in 2018 for being inappropriate
However, the picture was considered inappropriate by many netizens, who started posting obscene comments on it slamming Aamir for uploading such a picture during Ramadan. [6]The Times of India

Received Online Criticism For Dancing With Her Boyfriend (2019)
In June 2019, Ira Khan shared a video of her dancing with her boyfriend Mishaal Kirpalani. The couple's romantic moments captured in the video received immense criticism from various conservative Islamists who believed that her behaviour wasn't that of an ideal ‘Muslima.' [7]HinduPost

Shamed For Wearing A Bikini Around Father Aamir Khan (2022)
On her 25th birthday, Ira Khan hosted a pool party with family and friends including Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Reena Dutta, and her boyfriend Nupur Shikhare. She posted numerous pictures flaunting her two-piece bikini attire from the party on her Instagram account following which she was slammed by conservative Islamist netizens. The comments section of her photo dump flooded with hate comments shaming Ira for wearing a bikini in front of her father. [8]iDiva
A snip of Ira Khan's 2022 birthday post on Instagram in which conservative Islamists bashed her for wearing a bikini around her father
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• Mishaal Kirpalani (music composer) (Until 2020)
A picture of Ira Khan and Mishaal Kirpalani
Nupur Shikhare (2020-2022) (celebrity fitness trainer)
Nupur Shikhare with Ira Khan
Engagement Date18 November 2022
Ira Khan and Nupur Shikhare on their engagement ceremony
Marriage Date3 January 2024
A picture of Nupur Shikhare and Ira Khan from their wedding day
Note: Ira and Nupur celebrated their wedding with a four-day event at the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur from 7 January 2024 to 10 January 2024.
A picture of Ira Khan and Nupur Shikhare from their Christian wedding ceremony held at the Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Marriage PlaceTaj Lands End, Mumbai
Husband/SpouseNupur Shikhare (celebrity fitness trainer)
ParentsFather- Aamir Khan (actor)
Mother- Reena Dutta (actress-turned-film producer)
Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta
SiblingsBrother- Junaid Khan (actor)
Junaid Khan and Ira Khan
OthersStepmother- Kiran Rao (film producer, screenwriter, and director)
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Half-brother- Azad Rao Khan (from Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao's marriage)
Aamir Khan and Azad Rao Khan

iraSome Lesser Known Facts About Ira Khan

  • Ira Khan is an Indian film and theatre director. She is known for being the daughter of the Bollywood celebrity Aamir Khan and his first wife, Reena Dutta.
  • At 6, Ira was diagnosed with Tuberculosis.
  • Reena took custody of her children, Ira and Junaid, following her divorce from Aamir in December 2002.

    A childhood picture of Ira Khan with her mother, Reena Dutta

    A childhood picture of Ira Khan with her mother, Reena Dutta

  • Unlike most celebrity kids, who follow their parents into the acting profession, Ira said that she was more interested in working behind the camera. In an interview, while talking about the same she said,

    I’ve always felt more comfortable and enthusiastic about working off-stage or behind the camera rather than [being] in front of it. I’ve never felt the inclination to act except if it were in an action film, so I get to learn all the cool stunts. Then again… I can just learn how to do the stunts without a film to work on.”

  • After completing her formal education, Ira pursued an internship in the production department at Equinox Films Pvt Ltd.
  • In April 2017, she started working as a freelance assistant director and worked on various advertisements.
  • In July 2019, she started her journey as a theatre director when directed an adaptation of Medea, an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides. The play starred Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan and actress Hazel Keech in the lead.

    An adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy Medea directed by Ira Khan

    An adaptation of Euripides’ Greek tragedy Medea directed by Ira Khan

  • In mid-2019, Ira Khan and Mishaal Kirpalani’s relationship made headlines when a netizen asked her “Are you dating someone?” in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ feature on Instagram. In response to the question, Ira posted a picture with Mishaal.

    A snip of Ira Khan's Instagram story with Mishaal Kirpalani

    A snip of Ira Khan’s Instagram story with Mishaal Kirpalani

  • In February 2020, she started working as an assistant director at the film & television studio Tiger Baby; she worked there for three months.
  • Amid the Covid-19 lockdown, she started dating Nupur Shikhare, a celebrity fitness trainer known for training former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen.
  • In a video posted in November 2020 on her Instagram account, Ira talked about battling depression since her teenage. In the video, she also revealed that she was sexually abused at the age of 14. [9]Ira Khan- Instagram While recalling the incident she said,

    When I was 14, I was sexually abused. And that was a slightly odd situation in the sense that I couldn’t understand whether the person realised what he was doing. It took me a year to be sure they knew what they were doing. I immediately wrote my parents an email and got myself out of that situation. Once I was out of the situation, I didn’t feel so bad anymore. I was not scared anymore. I moved on and let go.”

  • In March 2021, she founded Agatsu Foundation, a collective that aims to raise awareness about mental health issues and tackle related problems.
  • On 22 September 2022, Ira Khan took to her Instagram account to announce her engagement to Nupur Shikhare who proposed to her with a ring at 2022 IRONMAN Italy Emilia-Romagna; Nupur was participating in the event.
  • Ira often addresses mental health matters in interviews and has been transparent about her battle with depression. In 2023, she highlighted her parents’ separation as a major reason for her mental challenges. In an interview, she mentioned how Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta’s divorce left an indelible mark on her mental health. Although she didn’t hold them responsible for her condition, she felt their approach made it seem like divorce was just a minor hiccup. This mindset made her internalize her emotions, avoiding discussions, and ultimately plunging her into depression. [10]The Indian Express
  • On 10 October 2023, Ira Khan and her father, Aamir Khan, shared their thoughts on the significance of mental health in a video posted to mark World Mental Health Day. They encouraged individuals to seek therapy for mental or emotional challenges and disclosed that both of them had been receiving therapy for several years.

    A snip of Ira Khan's Instagram post

    A snip of Ira Khan’s Instagram post

  • Ira Khan’s wedding on 3 January 2024, grabbed attention for its unique approach. Nupur Shikhare arrived at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, for the ceremony after jogging for about 8 kilometres in shorts and a black vest.

    Nupur Shikhare while heading to his wedding venue

    Nupur Shikhare while heading to his wedding venue