Farah Khan (born 9 January 1965) is an Indian [1 ] film director, film producer, actress and choreographer. She is best known for her choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. She has choreographed dance routines for more than a hundred songs in over 80 Hindi films. She has since become a film director as well. In addition, she has worked on international projects such as , Marigold: An Adventure in India and the Chinese film Monsoon Wedding . Perhaps Love
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Farah Khan was born on 9 January 1965. 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 [2 ] Sajid Khan. When their parents' marriage broke up, Farah and Sajid were shuttled between different homes. Film personalities [3 ] Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar are Farah's cousins.
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 [4 ] , Jaan-E-Mann , and Om Shanti Om . Khan gave birth to triplets in 2008; one son and two daughters. Tees Maar Khan [5 ]
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 choreographer [3 ] Saroj Khan walked out of the film , Khan took over. This was followed by many more songs. She met actor Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar Shahrukh Khan on the set of and the two have since become good friends and started working together. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa [6 ]
Khan's work in
, Monsoon Wedding and Bombay Dreams was nominated for a 2004 Vanity Fair Tony Award as Best Choreographer, along with collaborator Anthony van Laast, for Bombay Dreams. She has won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award five times. Khan then went on to direct her first film which was produced by Main Hoon Na Red Chillies Entertainment. Khan became the second female director to be nominated for Filmfare Best Director Award. [ As a director, her second movie ] citation needed became the Om Shanti Om highest grossing Hindi film of all time at its time of release. [7 ] was her next directorial release. In 2012 she made her film acting debut in a leading role in Tees Maar Khan 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. [8 ] [9 ] [10 ] [11 ] [12 ] [13 ] [14 ] [15 ] [16 ] [17 ] [18 ] The project has again been reported as being in the works as of 2012. [19 ] [20 ]
Colombian pop star Shakira for a Bollywood version of her song for the Hips Don't Lie MTV Video Music Awards on 31 August 2006. Khan has also choreographed Kylie Minogue for the song " [21 ] Chiggy Wiggy" in the 2009 movie . Blue
She hosted the celebrity chat show
and was a judge on the reality television series Tere Mere Beach Mein - Indian Idol Season 1 & Season 2, , Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star and Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega . She also judged dance reality show Dance India Dance Li'l Masters alongside Hrithik Roshan and Vaibhavi Merchant on Just Dance Star Plus.
Khan and her husband have started a production company called "Three's Company" named in honor of their triplets. In 2012, she choreographed "Ishq Wala Love" and "Radh"a for
. In 2013, she choreographed "Jumping Jhapak". Student Of The Year
Khan has received numerous awards for her
choreographical work, predominantly from Filmfare. [22 ]
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.
1998: Virasat (1997 film)
1999: Dil Se..
2001: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
2002: Dil Chahta Hai
2004: Koi... Mil Gaya
2011: Tees Maar Khan
National Film Awards
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Best Choreography 2002: Best Choreography
2004: Best Choreography
2005: Best Choreography
2009: Best Choreography
2011: Best Choreography
Star Screen Awards
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"
Zee Cine Awards
2005: Best Debuting Director
2011: Best Choreographer - "Sheila Ki Jawani" (
) Tees Maar Khan
The Global Indian Film and TV Honours
2011: Best Choreographer - for "Munni Badnaam Hui"
2011: Best Choreographer - for "Sheila Ki Jawani"
2012: Best Choreographer - for "Ja Chudail" (
) Delhi Belly
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Television Show Judge
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