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10 Unknown facts about the birthday boy Aamir Khan

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Bollywood's Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan turns 48 today. No wonder, he remains the unbeatable Khan of Bollywood. Often tagged as maverick, perfectionist, genius in marketing Bollywood movies and 'Mr Blockbuster', Aamir Khan is one such actor, who has taken the Indian cinema to the level of prestigious Oscar hope, with his megahits like Taare Zameen Par, Lagaan, Ghajini and many more.

Aamir Khan was born to film producer Tahir Hussain and his wife Zeenat Hussain. Though hailing from a filmy background family, Aamir has proved that silver spoon in mouth isn't enough to guarantee success in life. He has successfully handled the four spheres of filmmaking which perhaps none of his contemporaries have managed to do - Acting, Direction, Production and Marketing.

Aamir is the one who knows his audiences' hunger. Known for his appreciation of detail, and a ready mix of masala and meaningful cinema, he is India's one of finest actors. Surely Aamir has something unique in planning every movie till the end and to top the Bollywood Box-Office blockbusters.

Here we are wishing the Bollywood genius 'A very happy birthday'. Go through the below slides to learn 10 Unknown facts about the maverick Aamir Khan.

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He started his career as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain's film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973).

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Aamir Khan belonged to family of Indian freedom fighter Abul Kalam Azad.

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After Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Aamir quit movies and went on to become the state tennis champion for Maharashtra.

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He is also a descendant of former President of India, Dr Zakir Hussain and a second cousin to former Chairperson of Rajya Sabha, Dr Najma Heptullah.

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It is said that initially Aamir was offered the role of Rahul Mehra in Darr.

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Khan is a big fan of Alfred Hitchkock stories.

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Aamir's first wife Reena Dutta made a brief appearance in the popular song sequence 'Papa Kehte Hain' in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.

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Khan received his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Raja Hindustani (1996), his biggest commercial success so far.

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In 2007, Khan was invited to have a wax imitation of himself put on display at Madame Tussauds in London. However, Khan politely declined stating that, "It's not important to me... people will see my films if they want to."

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Aamir met his second wife Kiran Rao on the sets of Lagaan. Kiran was an assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker during the filming of Lagaan.

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