Indian Film Director Kabir Khan Biography, Movies, Marriage, Wife, Children
One of the leading Bollywood film directors Kabir Khan has been in the limelight sometime ago when actor Salman Khan had some differences with him regarding the climax of the Khan Starrer Tubelight movie. Kabir seemed to have put an end to the controversy about stressed relationships with the actor by answering with a witty and funny post in his Twitter account. Kabir Khan has made his mark in the world of Indian films as a cinematographer, screenwriter and a leading filmmaker, with such super starrer blockbusters like ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘New York’ to his credit. Know more about the Indian film director Kabir Khan biography and his personal life in the coming paragraphs.
Kabir Khan Family, Age, Education, Wiki
Kabir Khan, as mentioned in wiki, has been born in an illustrious family of academicians thus having a rich family background. His parents are Professor Rasheeduddin Khan, one of the founding fathers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, and mother Leela, a Hindu from Andhra Pradesh. His father was a renowned professor of Political Science in the JNU. Kabir himself was born in Hyderabad, his date of birth being July 21, 1971.
One of the best movie directors in India, at such a young age, Kabir has had many achievements to his credit in his director profile. Kabir Khan did his college education from the Kirori Mal College under the Delhi University, followed by a course in Mass Communications from the Jamia Millia University.
Kabir Khan Career in Documentary Films
Kabir Khan’s vibrant career set off with his venture as a cinematographer with ‘Beyond the Himalayas’ filmed for the Discovery Channel in 1996. The film was directed by Gautam Ghosh. Since then, Kabir’s illustrious career has only been upwards.
In 1999, Kabir delivered his debut among documentary films as a director, ‘The Forgotten Army’ on the Indian National Army of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. This documentary film earned quite a lot of accolades from critics and has won the ‘Jury Award’ in ‘Film South Asia Awards’. He went on to direct two more documentary films on Afghanistan, ‘The Titanic Sinks in Kabul’ and ‘Taliban Years and Beyond’, before turning his focus towards Bollywood and Masala movies.
Kabir Khan Bollywood Debut
One of the leading male directors in Bollywood, Kabir started his film career as a director with his first movie being ‘Kabul Express’, made in 2006. The film starring John Abraham, Linda Arsenio and Arshad Warsi, is said to have drawn inspiration from some of Kabir’s personal experiences while filming his documentaries in Afghanistan. The film has won the “Indira Gandhi Award” for ‘Best First Film of a Director’ for Kabir and of a producer for Aditya Chopra.
Kabir’s next commercial film ‘New York’ also starred John Abraham, Neil Mukesh, and Katrina Kaif and also featured Irrfan Khan in a much critically acclaimed role. The movie went to become a box – office hit, bringing a lot of fame and new opportunities into Kabir’s life.
Kabir Khan movies with Salman Khan, Super-hit Films
In 2012, the famous Gharana of Kabir Khan and Salman Khan movies began with ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, which also starred Katrina Kaif. The film went to become the highest grossing Bollywood hit of the year 2012 and also is recorded as the third highest till the release of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. It also bagged a number of awards in the country. In the meantime, Kabir went on to make ‘Phantom’, a film starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, in 2015.
Kabir’s shifting into the world of Hindi mainstream cinema has enriched the industry with some of the biggest grosser and super-hit movies in its history, the highest being Bajrangi Bhaijaan. This film starring Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and debuting Harshaali Malhotra, has bagged a number of prestigious awards, and has been recorded as the second highest grosser among Bollywood movies world-wide.
The film was made on a nominal budget of INR 90 crores and it went on to collect a gross amount of INR 6.03 billion in the box office world – wide. It broke all previous records and became the fastest film to make a collection of over INR 1 billion. The movie, supposedly the first ranker in the top 5 movies by Kabir, has also been the winner of several awards, the most prestigious being the ‘Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Award’ by the 63rd National Film Awards.
Kabir Khan Marriage, Wife, Son, Daughter
With a net worth sky-rocketing every year, Kabir Khan has been an eligible bachelor for long, until his love life with lead anchor Mini Mathur came into limelight. She was his girlfriend too and both the couples spend so much time together before marriage. Kabir Khan Mini Mathur love story has been a subject of great gossip in Bollywood until they announced their wedding date and got married.
The film director Kabir Khan wife gave birth to two lovely children: son Vivaan Khan and daughter name being Saira Khan. The wife of Kabir Khan has had some problem in convincing her family to be married into a Muslim Family. But now both the couples live happily together at their residence in Mumbai, India.
Kabir Khan Upcoming Movies, Latest Buzz
Kabir Khan as one of the foremost screenwriters in India to a director delivering one hit movie after another, with some of the best movies in Indian history, has proved to be an asset for Bollywood films, and the industry aptly salutes him for his mind-blowing performance. The latest buzz in the Bollywood world is the upcoming movie of the director with Hrithik Roshan in the lead. This new project is still in its scripting stage.
An interesting fact about Kabir Khan is that he, at the height of his directorial career, has made a surprise guest appearance in Salman Khan starrer ‘Sultan’ before shooting the next film ‘Tubelight’ with Salman in the lead. There are so many gossips on some hot kissing scenes between Salman and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu in this Bollywood flick, which is due to be released in 2017.