Did You Know These Lesser-Known Facts About Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan?

Aesha |Dec 18, 2019

While Aamir Khan has made his smart strategies and passion for acting known, most of his private life is kept away from the limelight.

Renowned as Bollywood’s genius and Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan has tried various roles, scripts and hiss. The unconventional and talented top star has carved a niche in the cinema world with impressive roles throughout his long-run and still going strong career.

While he has made his smart strategies and passion for acting known, most of Aamir’s private life is kept away from the limelight.

Aamir Khan
Image source: GQ

Bollywood’s reigning Khan has always opted to steer clear from the buzz and only shares his points on what to him seems to be of importance. While we opt to believe that everything there is about Mr. Perfectionist has been known, the list of his unknown facts can go limitless.

A child star to a superstar

Yaadon Ki Baarat

Aamir Khan debuted on the silver screen when he was eight. His debut film was Yaadon Ki Baarat, featuring Zeenat Aman, Dharmendra, Ajit Khan, Tariq Khan, Neetu Singh and Vijay Arora.

A tennis maven


Aamir is the lawn tennis champion of the state-level. Is there any chance the actor could have defeated Leander Paes? We can’t tell.

Padma Shri

Padma Shri Aamir

As he has contributed big time for Indian cinema, the actor was given the prestigious Padma Shri back in 2003. Seven years later in 2010, he gained and the Padma Bhushan.

A funda of no awards

Aamir Khan was not anti-awards all the time. But when Sunny Deol received the Filmfare Awards in 1990 instead of him,  Aamir Khan vowed to stay away from every award function.

A revolutionary

Source: Medium

Aamir Khan has depicted a lot of revolutionary roles in moves such as Lagaan, Mangal Pandey: The Rising and Rang De Basanti. The actor is probably inspired by his freedom fighter maternal great grand uncle, Abul Kalam Azad.

Eating disorder


He is a binge-eater and it’s a fact. You may find it difficult to believe in the major changes the Khan went through for his movie 3 Idiots, Dangal and Ghajini. What dedication!

Detests showers

Aamir Khan in "Ghulam".

When he was shooting for Ghulam and Rangeela, he would take a shower one time in a number of days and he said it was because he wanted to “do justice” to his character. On another hand, his wifey Kiran shared in a talk that he would only hit the shower when he had to go out of the house.

Aamir said that because he is a clean man, he does not need to take a shower. On another hand, he really likes getting soaked in the rain.

Doesn't fancy getting waxed


Aamir Khan is the sole superstar of Bollywood that does not have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. The actor refused their offer even though they had contacted him.

Movies in his childhood

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Aamir Khan was not permitted to watch films. Before watching one, he must ask for approvement and not until his parents agreed could he watch a movie. So his movie watching ratio was 1 film every 6 months. As he was a little and the parents did not want him to get spoiled, romantic flicks were strongly prohibited.

Acting inspo

Aamir Khan

He listens to songs of a particular genre when he goes filming. For instance, is he is shooting a happy installment, he will listen to happy tracks in his car. For an emotional scene, he will listen to emotional songs.

Box-office king!


Many of his films have made the ticker-counter jingling! Aamir’s movies name the highest-grossing ones of all times like 3 Idiots (2009), Ghajini (2008), Dhoom 3 (2013), Dangal (2016) and PK (2014). Dangal has eventually dethroned Baahubali 2 of SS Rajamouli! The movie has earned more than 2000 crores worldwide!


Salman Shahrukh

There are rumors saying that Aamir Khan has rejected to act in movies that then turned into blockbusters, such as Shah Rukh Khan starrer Darr, Swades and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayege; Salman Khan starrer Hum Aapke Hai Koun.


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