Aamir Khan began his career as an actor in his uncle's own film, Nasir Hussain in the film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973). Eleven years later Khan plunged into his professional career with the film Holi (1984). In the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), he won his first award in the film festival as the best actor debut (Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actor). And in the 1990s, Khan received the best actor award at the Filmfare Award for his performance in the film Raja Hindustani (1996). In 2001, he debuted as a film producer with an Academy Award nomination Lagaan. Khan also received the second award as the best actor at the Filmfare Award for his role in the film Lagaan.
Khan was born at Bandra Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, India. He is from a Muslim Pathan family who has been actively involved in the Indian film industry for decades. His father, Tahir Hussain, is a film producer. While his uncle, Nasir Hussain, was a film producer as well as a director and an actor. Aamir Khan is a descendant of cleric and politician Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and second cousin of the former Rajya Sabha Chair, Dr. Najma Heptullah.
Khan's film career began as a young actor in a production house made by his uncle, entitled Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973) and Madhosh (1974). Eleven years later, when he was an adult, his acting debut began in a less well-known role in the film Ketan Mehta's Holi (1984).
Khan's first important role which was successful came in 1988 in the Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak film directed by his cousin Nasir Hussain Mansoor Khan. The film was a success and effectively launched Khan's career as the main actor. After taking on the role of the 'typical chocolate hero', he also became a teen idol. Khan also starred in the film which won the award for critics Raakh, so he received his first award at the national award for a special jury award. After that, he continued to appear in other films in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Dil (1990), which became the best film of the year, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Rangeela (1995), and Andaz Apna Apna. Most of these films are very successful and have received much appreciation from film lovers.
Khan is involved in the production of one or two films a year. The only film released in 1996 was the film directed by Varun Darshan, King of Hindustan. Thanks to the film he was awarded the Filmfare Award as the best actor. Previously, he also won 7 awards which later made him the biggest annual hit, as well as the third highest grossing Indian film in the 1990s. In 1997, he co-starred with Ajay Devgan and Juhi Chawla in action in the Ishq movie. In 1998, Khan appeared in the film Ghulam and the results were quite successful. Khan's first release in 1999, also quite successful, was ranked above the inside average box office.