Farah Khan at the Kallista Spa opening
9 January 1965
|Other names||Farha, Faraha Khan, Farha Khan|
|Occupation||Choreographer, Film director, Actress, Television presenter|
|Spouse(s)||Shirish Kunder (2004-present)|
|Children||Czar, Diva, Anya|
Farah Khan (born 9 January 1965) is an Indian film director, actress, and choreographer. She is best known for her choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. Khan has choreographed dance routines for more than a hundred songs in over 80 Hindi films. Khan has since become a film director as well. In addition Khan has worked on international projects such as Marigold: An Adventure in India, Monsoon Wedding and the Chinese film Perhaps Love.
Khan's father Kamran was a stunt film-maker. Her mother Menaka is the sister of screenwriter Honey Irani and former child actor Daisy Irani.  Farah's brother is comedian, actor and film director Sajid Khan. When their parents' marriage broke up, Farah and Sajid were shuttled between different homes. In May 2012 Farah Khan admitted to having had a tummy tuck.
Khan married Shirish Kunder, the editor of her film Main Hoon Na, on 9 December 2004. They have since worked together on each other's films, such as Jaan-E-Mann, Om Shanti Om, and Tees Maar Khan. Farah gave birth to triplets on 11 February 2008; one son, Czar, and two daughters, Diva and Anya.
Khan was studying sociology in St. Xavier's College, Mumbai when Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was telecast. She was so inspired, that although she hadn’t danced before that, it soon became her vocation. She learned to dance basically on her own, and set up a dance group. When the top choreographer of the time, Saroj Khan, walked out of the film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Farah got her break, and this was her first film to choreograph. This was followed by many more songs which became national hits. She met actor Shahrukh Khan on the set of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and the two have since become good friends and started working together.
Khan's work in Monsoon Wedding, Bombay Dreams and Vanity Fair was nominated for a 2004 Tony Award as Best Choreographer, along with collaborator Anthony van Laast, for Bombay Dreams. She has won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award five times. Farah Khan then went on to direct her first film Main Hoon Na which was produced by Red Chillies Entertainment. Khan became the second female director to be nominated for Filmfare Best Director Award. As a director, her second movie Om Shanti Om became the highest grossing Hindi film of all time at its time of release. Tees Maar Khan was her next directorial release. In 2012 she made her film acting debut in a leading role in Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, directed by Bela Bhansali Sehgal.
Khan initially announced her plans to direct Happy New Year in 2005, multiple delays and cast changes occurred over a number of years. The project has again been reported as being in the works as of 2012.
Khan trained Colombian pop star Shakira for a Bollywood version of her song Hips Don't Lie for the MTV Video Music Awards on 31 August 2006, which was hosted in Radio City Music Hall. On the second season of American reality TV show America's Got Talent, contestant Kashif Memon copied Khan's moves from Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in what he termed the "Bollywood Dance". Khan has also choreographed Kylie Minogue for the song "Chiggy Wiggy" in the movie Blue in 2009.
She hosted the celebrity chat show Tere Mere Beach Mein and was a judge on the reality television series Indian Idol - Season 1 & Season 2, Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega and Dance India Dance Li'l Masters. She is currently a judge alongside Hrithik Roshan and Vaibhavi Merchant on Star Plus' Just Dance.
Khan and her husband have started a production company called "Three's Company" named in honor of their triplets.
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She won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award six times: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2011.
She remains in second place for the most awards won in the category of Best Choreography, first place being Saroj Khan.
- 2001: Best Choreography
- 2002: Best Choreography
- 2004: Best Choreography
- 2005: Best Choreography
- 2009: Best Choreography
- 2011: Best Choreography
- 2001: Best Choreography for "Ek Pal Ka Jeena"
- 2002: Best Choreography for "Woh Ladki Hain Kahan"
- 2004: Best Choreography for "Idar Chala Mein Udar Chala"
- 2005: Best Debut Director
- 2008: Best Choreography for "Deewangi Deewangi"
- 2011: Best Choreography for "Munni Badnaam Hui"
- 2005: Best Debuting Director
- 2011: Best Choreographer - "Sheila Ki Jawani" (Tees Maar Khan)
- 2011: Best Choreographer - for "Munni Badnaam Hui"
- 2011: Best Choreographer - for "Sheila Ki Jawani"
- 2012: Best Choreographer - for "Ja Chudail" (Delhi Belly)
|2004||Main Hoon Na|
|2007||Om Shanti Om|
|1998||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Woman on the Neelam show/College student who makes fun of Anjali|
|2003||Kal Ho Na Ho||One of the customers that come to the restaurant after its renovation|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Herself||Special Appearance in song "Yeh Fizaein" during the end credits|
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Aggressive Junior Artist / Herself||The one whom Om prakash asks if she's the director of the movie /
Special appearance during the end credits
|2010||Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai||Herself|
|2010||Khichdi: The Movie||Herself||Cameo|
|2012||Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi||Shirin Fugawala|
|2012||Student of the Year||Herself||Cameo in the Disco Song as a judge|
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