Jameel Khan Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh
Age: 48 Years
Wife: Shahana Khan

Jameel Khan

Famous Role• Santosh Mishra in Web series Gullak (2019)
• Asgar Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) as Nimesh
Jameel Khan in the film 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam'
TV series: C.I.D. (1998) on Sony TV
Jameel Khan in the TV series C.I.D.
Awards2021: Best Actor (Comedy Series) at Filmfare OTT Awards for the web series Gullak
Jameel Khan posing with Filmfare OTT Award
2022: Best Actor (Comedy) at OTT Play Awards for the web series Gullak
Jameel Khan posing with OTT Play Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 November 1974 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2022)48 Years
BirthplaceBhadohi, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signSaggitarius
HometownBhadohi, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolSherwood College, Nainital, Uttarakhand
College/University• Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh
• University of Mumbai, Maharashtra
Educational Qualification(s) [1]Mumbai Theatre Guide• Bachelor of Arts in History
• Master of Arts in English
ReligionIslam [2]
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseShahana Khan
Jameel Khan with his wife
ChildrenHe has a daughter and a son. [3]Hamara Photos
ParentsFather- Ateeq ur Rahman Khan
Jameel Khan with his father
Mother- Name Not Known
Jameel Khan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jameel Khan

  • Jameel Khan is an Indian actor who is known for playing Asgar Khan in the film series Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Vanka in the film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela (2013), and Santosh Mishra in the web series Gullak (2019).
  • He came to Mumbai to become an actor after completing his graduation. In the beginning, he stayed in a 1 Bedroom Kitchen flat in Mumbai.
  • While he was in school, he took part in many theatre competitions and won various prizes for it, including the Geoffrey Kendal trophy.
  • In 1992, he was a part of the crowd in the play Julius Caesar by Naseeruddin Shah‘s theatre group Motley. He has worked with him in other plays like Manto…Ismat Haazir Hain, Katha Collage, Safed Jhoot Kaali Salwar, The Caine Mutiny Court Marshal, Faust, and The Chairs. In an interview, he talked about his friendship with Shah and said,

    Nasiruddin Shah is my mentor and my friend for lifetime. One can learn so many things from him. My association with him is for 20 years now. Whenever I tell him that he is my Guru he always smiles. It is a privilege for me to have shared stage with such a genius.”

    Jameel Khan in the play 'Manto…Ismat Haazir Hain'

    Jameel Khan in the play ‘Manto…Ismat Haazir Hain’

  •  A Muslim, Jameel khan often practices fasting. In an interview, he said that when he was in college, he would play football tournaments while fasting. In the interview, he further said,

    I was in Sherwood College, Nainital for 10 years. There used to be a very elaborate spread for Iftaar and even for Sehri. My non-Muslim friends envied that spread but were always in awe of how we could go without even water for around 15 hours. I wonder how I managed to play football tournaments and sports while fasting.”

  • After completing his schooling, he wanted to pursue engineering, but he did not score enough marks to enrol in the non-medical science stream. Later, he started studying history at Aligarh Muslim University. Although his father wanted him to appear in the civil service exam, he refused to do so. He also learned Urdu while studying in Aligarh. He was a part of the Sabrang theatre group in Aligarh. He was also one of the founding members of the Indian People’s Theatre Association in Aligarh. Working with Sabrang theatre group and IPTA Aligarh, Jameel was intrigued to pursue a career in acting after college.
  • He has appeared in various Hindi films including Chalte Chalte (2003), Cheeni Kum (2007), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), and Pagglait (2021).

    Jameel Khan in the film 'Gangs of Wasseypur'

    Jameel Khan in the film ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’

  • In 2001, he appeared in the television show ‘Parsai Kehate Hain.’

    Jameel Khan in the television show 'Parsai Kehate Hain'

    Jameel Khan in the television show ‘Parsai Kehate Hain’

  • He has also appeared in television commercials for various brands like Asian Paints, Pan Vilas pan masala, Castor oil, Alpenliebe Lollipop, and Dairy Milk.

  • Before winning the ‘Best Actor (Comedy Series)’ award for “Gullak” in 2021, he did not receive any award for twenty-five years of his career in showbiz. In an interview, he talked about receiving the award after such a long time and said,

    I would like to believe that the biggest sign of success is to remain a working actor for the last 25 years and be recognised by the audience for our work. Award and stardom happen only to a few people but if the aim is to become an actor, then not the award but the acting projects and remaining relevant for the craft is important for me.”

  • In an interview, he said that he rejected the script of the web series Gullak initially, but later, he liked the story a lot. In the interview, he further said,

    You would be surprised to know I had initially rejected the role… After reading a few pages I felt it was like TV. The writer then asked me to hear him out. He narrated the entire story to me, and I felt it was great, something I should not let go of.”

    Jameel Khan in the web series 'Gullak'

    Jameel Khan in the web series ‘Gullak’