Imran Khan is an Indian film actor, who is famous in the Hindi film industry. His real name is Imran Pal and he was born on January 13, 1983 to Anil Pal and Nuzhat Khan at Madison, Wisconsin in U.S.A. His father is a Hindu Bengali while her mother is a Muslim. Imran is the nephew of the popular actor and director,
Aamir Khan and
Mansoor Khan. He is also the grandson of Nasir Hussain who also came from the same industry. When his parents had a divorced in year 2006, he moved to Mumbai together with her mother. Imran studied at Bombay Scottish School where he developed a disorder called stammering due to caning. The actor stated that he got failing grades because of his inability to deal with his environment. He was anxious and obtained facial tics. Because of this, his parents decided to transfer him to another school. He studied in Blue Mountain School, a boarding school located at Coonor, Tamil Nadu. It was a very extraordinary experience for him when the school principal decided to start his own school. They followed him in Gurukula or Gurukul in a jungle located in Ooty. There is no electricity there and they washed their clothes in a stream; they also need to grew their own food so they can eat. He admitted that all his experiences made him independent and he used to being alone. Later, he moved to his father’s place in Sunnyvale, California. He went to Fremont High School and upon graduation, he aims to become a film director. The actor then moved to Los Angeles and took a degree in filmmaking in a branch of New York Film Academy. When he finished his degree, his journey in advertising and market research started. In the long run, he came back to Mumbai and took a formal training at
Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute to become an actor.
During his training at Kishore’s, he started networking and met
Abbas Tyrewala, a film storywriter and director and offer him to bag the main lead role in the romantic comedy film, Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na in 2008. The film became a box-office success, earning about ?830 Million internationally and his performance was appreciated by the critics and he was called as ‘The Best Young Actor’ by
Rajeev Masand. He also got the Best Male Debut award at the 54th Filmfare Awards. Later, he was starred in the Bollywood thriller film, Kidnap by
Sanjay Gadhvi. Despite the film has become a box office, it failed commercially. Later, he donned the role of Kabir Sharma, the kidnapper in the film. Though he was hesitant to do the film at first, his portrayal was well received by the critics. In 2009, he played as Ram Mehra in the Hindi action film, Luck by
Soham Shah. This time, his performance was not accepted well by the critics and they stated that his performance has lacked the charm compared to his previous appearances. He got few offers after the films, Kidnap and Luck failed. In 2010, film director,
Karan Johar offer him to become the lead in the romantic comedy film, I Hate Luv Storys. He played as Jai Dhingra, a Casanova who doesn’t believe in love. The film was a major success, earning about ?725.2-Million and gained mix reviews by the critics. In the same year, he played the main lead role as Abhay Gulati the romantic dramedy film,
Break Ke Baad opposite with
Deepika Padukone. The film earned ?180-Million but it has been reported that the film failed commercially. In 2011, he bagged the main lead role as Tashi Dorjee Lhatoo, a journalist in search for diamonds in the box-office black comedy film,
Delhi Belly. Subsequently, from the same year, Imran was starred in another blockbuster romantic comedy film, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan along with
Katrina Kaif and
Ali Zafar. In 2012, the extravagant actor made another success in the comedy film, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu opposite with Kareena Kapoor. The film was shot in Las Vegas and received positive reviews. In 2013, Imran was starred in the films, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, ‘Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!’ and Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. The three films became a major success. He also did major preparations for each film and even made an appearances in C.I.D,
Qubool Hai and also in Punar Vivah. This year, Imran has done another romantic comedy film entitled,
Katti Batti opposite with Kangana Ranaut.
Besides being an actor, Imran is also a social activist who speaks for the Indian Society and young people. On his whole journey as an actor and an activist, he became one of the most popular, good-looking and extremely talented personality in India.