It is popularly known that Aamir Khan made his silver screen debut in the 1988 film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak alongside Juhi Chawla. This Romeo-Juliet-esque drama was an instant favourite. With their appealing chemistry and some melodious music, this film made sure that both Aamir and Juhi were here to stay.
This was followed by many hits and 30 years on, the audience still keenly waits for the next Aamir Khan film. Over these three decades, Aamir has constantly re-invented himself. Be it in terms of the characters he chooses or even the transformation that he undergoes for most of his projects.
Not many know that before appearing in QSQT, Aamir was seen as a child artist in 1963’s Yaadon Ki Baaraat. This was followed by another appearance in the 1974 film Madhosh. Aamir Khan was credited as Aamir Hussain when he appeared in Ketan Mehta’s 1984 film Holi. This film was majorly shot at the FTII campus in Pune.
Post-2001, Aamir Khan’s films started getting international acceptance starting with the Oscar-nominated Lagaan. With films like Rang De Basanti, Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots, PK, Dangal and Secret Superstar, Aamir’s films started getting recognition for their socially conscious themes.
In the past few years, Aamir has experimented a lot with his looks. For Ghajini, he gained a lot of muscle and for 3 Idiots, he managed to convince us that he could still play a college boy even though he was in his 40s. The biggest transformation came in the form of Dangal where he played a retired wrestler.
The official look for Aamir’s next, Thugs of Hindostan, is yet to be released but Aamir’s pictures from the sets where he can be seen sporting a big beard with pierced ears and a pierced nose seem quite different.
Here is a throwback at Aamir Khan’s journey through the ages.
Happy birthday, Aamir Khan!