Actor Imran Khan who is one of the most good looking actors in the industry turns 32 years old today, 13th January. I know not how he plans to celebrate his birthday but I do know some shocking but interesting aspects about the actor.
Everybody knows he is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan and director-producer Mansoor Khan, and the grandson of director-producer Nasir Hussain and that he appeared as a child actor in the films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992).
But did you know he is a big social activist and even bigger supporter of PETA, he has appeared in many events organised for the group. The actor married his long time girlfriend, Avantika in 2011 and has a cute daughter as well.
He even celebrated 2015 in a special way with his bundle of joy. He spent a lot of time at home with his daughter Imara and watched movies for 8 - 10 hours without a break. Apparently he has an interesting bank of films and has a great set-up of a projector at home which gives a theatre like feeling.
Imran said "It was a special new year for both Avantika and me. We were home most of the time spending time with Imara. I was home, watching a lot of my grandad's films again like Teesri Manzil, Yadon Ki Baarat, Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Dil Deke Dekho. It was like a movie marathon."
Imran is actually of Hindu Bengali descent on his father's side, and on his mother's side he is a Muslim. Unfortunately his parents are divorced, after which he changed his surname and adopted his mother's maiden name.
The actor is currently busy shooting for Katti Batti, in which he is pairing up with Kangana Ranaut for the very first time. To know the many shocking facts about him, read the slides.
Yes! Imran Pal is his real name and even today he is a US citizen but he is staying in India using a work permit.
He studied in a school in Ooty which had absolutely no electricity and the students had to grow some of the food they ate as well as wash their own clothes in a creek nearby.
He studied direction, cinematography and writing from the New York Film Academy. After his degree he even ventured into advertising and market research.
After studying abroad he eventually returned to Mumbai and trained to become an actor at Kishore Namit Kapoor's acting institute.
While training at the acting institute, Khan began networking and met writer-director Abbas Tyrewala, who offered him the lead role in Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008). After producer Jhamu Sugandh experienced financial difficulties they offered the script to Aamir Khan, who agreed to finance the film
Besides acting in films, Imran is also a social activist who often speaks about social issues related to Indian society and young people. In 2009, he participated in Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues in celebration of completing 200 shows in India and V-Day.
Voice Against The Government
In 2011, he and his brother-in-law, Vedant Malik, opposed the Maharashtra state government's new law raising the drinking age to 25 by filing a public-interest litigation (PIL) against it.
He said, "It's completely unfair to expect that one has to wait till 25 years to exercise his freedom of choice regarding one's lifestyle. Young India is not as irresponsible as the older establishment assumes it to be."
While living in India, he studied at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim in Mumbai, and for a brief period in Bangalore as well. Whenever the actor comes to Bangalore to promote movies he reminisces in all the his memories of the city.
One of Bollywood's most good looking actor, Imran Khan also debuted in singing and sang for Chaar Dina Ki, a soundtrack in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.
Imran Khan became a columnist for The Hindustan Times in March 2009. In his first column he wrote "I like the idea of being able to connect with people one to one, and generally having a space to talk about whatever's going on in my head that week", and continues contributing occasionally to the paper.