Zayed Khan

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Zayed Khan
Zayed Khan IIFA 2013 Airport.jpg
Zayed Khan in July 2013
Born Zayed Abaas Khan
(1980-07-05) 5 July 1980 (age 34)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Height 6' 0" (1.83 m)
Spouse(s) Malaika Parekh Khan(2005–present)
Children Zidaan Khan (Born. 18 Jan 2008)
Aariz Khan (Born. 22 Sept,2011)
Relatives Suzanne Khan (Sister)
Fardeen Khan (Cousin)
Feroz Khan (Uncle)
Kader Khan (Uncle)

Zayed Abbas Khan (born 5 July 1980[1]) is an Indian actor and producer who appears in Hindi films. He is known for his performance in Main Hoon Na.

Early life[edit]

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 born on 12 February 1971. (married to Ajay Arora), Suzanne Roshan born on 26 October 1978 (ex-wife of actor Hrithik Roshan), and Farah Khan Ali born on 28 December 1969. (married to DJ Aqeel). Khan is the first cousin of Bollywood actor, Fardeen Khan, whose father is actor Feroz Khan, Sanjay Khan's brother.[2]

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.

Career[edit]

Khan made his screen debut in 2003 in the film Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne.[3]

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 INR480 million but was a below-average grosser.[4] He also filmed "Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene", a comic thriller film. However, it ran into production hassles and is yet to be released.

Khan had a special appearance as an infidel fiancé in the Ranbir Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra starrer Anjaana Anjaani.

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 2014.

Controversy[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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. To everyone's joy the couple were blessed with a beautiful baby boy Zidaan, was born on 18 January 2008 and they welcomed second son named Aariz was born on 22 September 2011.

Before getting married, Khan was linked to Esha Deol and Dia Mirza.

In 2008, Khan who was previously a smoker, kicked the habit for his son.[5]

Awards[edit]

Year Function Award Film Result
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[6] Nominated

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released/Delayed
Year Film Role Language Notes
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
Dus Aditya Singh Hindi
Shabd Yash Hindi
Vaada Karan Srivastav Hindi
2006 Rocky: The Rebel Rocky Hindi
Fight Club - Members Only Vicky Khanna Hindi
2007 Cash Samir (Sam) Hindi
Speed Sandeep Arora Hindi
Om Shanti Om Himself Hindi Special appearance in song "Deewangi Deewangi"
2008 Mission Istaanbul Vikas Sagar Hindi
Yuvvraaj Danny Yuvvraaj Hindi
2009 Blue Sam / Aditiya Hindi
2010 Anjaana Anjaani Kunal Mehra Hindi Special Appearance
2011 Love Breakups Zindagi Jai 'Sam' Kapoor Hindi
2012 Tezz Aadil Hindi
2013 Sharafat Gayi Tel LeneFilms that have not yet been released Prithvi Khurana Hindi Delayed (Filmed in 2010)
2014 Desi MagicFilms that have not yet been released [7] Kunal Hindi Filming

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