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Zayed Khan at the airport en route to IIFA 2013 in Macau on 5th July 2013.
|Born||Zayed Abbas Khan
5 July 1980
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Spouse(s)||Malaika Parekh Khan (2005–present)|
|Children||Zidaan Khan (born 18 January 2008)
Aariz Khan (born 22 September 2011)
|Relatives||Suzanne Khan (Sister)
Fardeen Khan (Cousin)
Feroz Khan (Uncle)
Akbar Khan (uncle)
Khan's parents are former Bollywood actor Sanjay Khan and interior designer Zarine Khan is Parsi. He is the youngest of four children. His older siblings are Simone Khan (married to Ajay Arora), Suzanne Roshan (ex-wife of actor Hrithik Roshan), and Farah Khan Ali (married to DJ Aqeel). Khan is the first cousin of Bollywood actor, Fardeen Khan, whose father is actor Feroz Khan, Sanjay Khan's brother.
Khan attended Welham Boys' School, Dehradun, and later Kodaikanal International School, Kodaikanal, with childhood friend Esha Deol and Mallaika Parekh. He studied Business Management at the University of Washington and Film Making at London Film Academy.
In 2004, he starred in Main Hoon Na, which was one of the biggest hits in his career. It was the second highest-grossing film of 2004 behind Veer-Zaara and was declared a hit. Khan was subsequently nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2005.
Khan had 4 releases in 2005. He played an obsessive lover in Vaada alongside Arjun Rampal and Ameesha Patel. He then starred in Shabd as a photography professor, which he was very excited about because he had always wanted to do a film with Aishwarya Rai. His third release, Anubhav Sinha's action thriller Dus, where he played a cop, did well. It was an above-average grosser and was the third highest-grossing film of 2005. Khan's final release of the year, Shaadi No. 1, flopped at the box office.
He starred in Sohail Khan's action multi-starrer, Fight Club - Members Only in 2006. Next, he appeared in Rocky: The Rebel. Khan revealed that he had ghost-written some scenes in the film. He had first begun script-writing when he was studying in London.
Both of his films in 2007 were action multi-starrers. Anubhav Sinha's Cash was originally meant to be the sequel to Dus, but ended up differently. Due to this, some of the cast of Dus also star in Cash. It performed reasonably well in its first week, but was unable to replicate the success of Dus and was eventually declared a flop. Speed also failed.
In 2008, Khan had the leading role as a news reporter in Apoorva Lakhia's Mission Istaanbul opposite Vivek Oberoi. He also starred in the Bollywood remake of Rain Man, Yuvvraaj with Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anil Kapoor.
The following year, he featured in the underwater action thriller Blue. At the time of its release, the film broke the record for having the highest budget for a Bollywood film. It had an excellent opening weekend on Diwali, collecting 480 million but was a below-average grosser. He also filmed "Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene", a comic thriller film. However, it ran into production hassles and is yet to be released.
In 2011, the actor ventured into production with his co-owned production house, Born Free Entertainment along with good friend Dia Mirza and her fiancé Sahil Sanga. Their first film, Love Breakups Zindagi, was released on 7 October 2011, and was met with a lukewarm response.
In 2012, Khan played a supporting role in Tezz, which stars Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgan in the lead. His next film, Ameesha Patel's maiden production, Desi Magic, is slated to release on 28 February 2015.
According to reports in the media, Khan was driving a Mercedes when he hit a woman riding a scooter. The reports quoted eyewitnesses as saying that Zayed Khan was driving the vehicle but he quickly switched places with a passenger in his car when the accident happened. The media claimed that by the time the police arrived, there was confusion about who was actually driving the car. The reports also added that Khan and the group he was traveling with were prompt in taking the injured woman to a local hospital for treatment.
Khan married his high school sweetheart Malaika Parekh on 20 November 2005. In an interview, he stated that he proposed thrice to Malaika and she has 3 rings from him. They both studied in Kodaikanal International School and became acquainted with each other in 1995.
Malaika Parekh born on 23 August 1980 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Her mother, Chris Parekh is English. Malaika is trained in the gems and jewellery business as her late father Rohit, a diamond merchant, was in the same trade.
In September 2007, Malaika and Zayed announced that they were expecting their first child. The couple had a baby boy Zidaan, born 18 January 2008, and a second son Aariz was born 22 September 2011.
In 2008, Khan who was previously a smoker, kicked the habit for his son.
|2004||Zee Cine Award||Zee Cine Award Best Male Debut||Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne||Nominated|
|2005||Filmfare Award||Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award||Main Hoon Na||Nominated|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released/Delayed|
|2003||Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne||Vijay||Hindi||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actor|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Lakshman Prasad Sharma (Lucky)||Hindi||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2005||Shaadi No. 1||Veer Saxena||Hindi|
|2006||Rocky: The Rebel||Rocky||Hindi|
|Fight Club - Members Only||Vicky Khanna||Hindi|
|Om Shanti Om||Himself||Hindi||Special appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"|
|2008||Mission Istaanbul||Vikas Sagar||Hindi|
|2009||Blue||Sam / Aditiya||Hindi|
|2010||Anjaana Anjaani||Kunal Mehra||Hindi||Special Appearance|
|2011||Love Breakups Zindagi||Jai 'Sam' Kapoor||Hindi|
|2015||Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene||Prithvi Khurana||Hindi|
|2015||Desi Magic ||Kunal||Hindi||Post-Production|
- IMDB entry
- "Afghan traces Bolly Khans' Pathan roots". MiD DAY. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
- "Meet the new Khan of bollywood". MiD DAY. 30 November 2002. Retrieved 2015-01-15.
- "Zayed Khan kicks the butt for son". Filmibeat. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- Zayed Khan: 'Just being nominated with Amitabh Bachchan is good enough for me'[dead link]
- "Ameesha Patel's Maiden Production Desi Magic Takes off", India West[dead link]