Aamir Khan Productions

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Aamir Khan Productions
Private Limited Company
Industry Motion picture
Founded 2001
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
Aamir Khan
Kiran Rao
Mansoor Khan
Products Film production
Film Distribution
Website www.akpfilms.com

Aamir Khan Productions (AKP) is an Indian motion picture production and distribution company based in Mumbai. The company was founded in 2001 by actor Aamir Khan; its first production was Lagaan.

B. Shrinivas Rao is the executive producer for Aamir Khan Productions, and Khan's wife, Kiran Rao, also serves as a producer; she was the associate producer for both Taare Zameen Par and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.[1]

History[edit]

Aamir Khan Productions was set up in 1999 by Hindi film actor Aamir Khan with the purpose of producing the film Lagaan. He decided to produce Lagaan after the script was not purchased by any other studio. B. Shrinivas Rao also joined AKP as the line producer on Lagaan. The movie was released in 2001, with Khan as the lead actor. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category along with four other foreign films, eventually losing to No Man's Land. The film won many major awards at several award functions such as Filmfare and IIFA.

B. Shrinivas Rao later served as the executive producer for Khan's directorial debut, Taare Zameen Par, and became the executive producer for the production company, supervising all of its productions. Khan also starred in Taare Zameen Par, sharing the screen with the child actor Darsheel Safary (in his acting debut) and Tisca Chopra. The film was initially conceived of and developed by a husband-and-wife team, Amole Gupte and Deepa Bhatia. It tells the story of a young child who suffers in school until a teacher identifies him as dyslexic. The movie was critically acclaimed,.[2] Taare Zameen Par won the 2008 Filmfare Best Movie Award as well as a number of other Filmfare and Star Screen Awards. Khan's wife, Kiran Rao, also worked as an associate producer for Taare Zameen Par.

The third film produced by the company was Abbas Tyrewala's Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, released in July 2008. It marked the debut of Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan's nephew, Imran Khan, and it was co-produced by Ritesh Sidhwani.[3]

The fourth offering from AKP was Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries), a low-budget art house film written and directed by Kiran Rao. It focuses on four characters – one of them played by Khan – from different walks of life in the city of Mumbai.

The next film produced by the production company was Anusha Rizvi's Peepli Live. This low-budget film was released in August 2010, starring Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Naseeruddin Shah. It was a satire based on the suicides committed by Indian farmers due to the financial hardship. Peepli Live had its premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival on 6 August 2010 at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne.

In 2011, the English/Hindi Delhi Belly was released, a departure from the "clean, family entertainment" reputation of Aamir Khan Productions. It was a sleeper hit and immensely popular with urban Indian youth, though it was criticised for strong language.

Films produced[edit]

Year Film Director Release Date Other notes
2001 Lagaan Ashutosh Gowariker 15 June 2001 Filmfare Best Movie Award; Nominated – Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2007 Taare Zameen Par Aamir Khan 21 December 2007 Filmfare Best Movie Award
2008 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Abbas Tyrewala 4 July 2008 Nominated – Filmfare Best Movie Award
2010 Peepli Live Anusha Rizvi 13 August 2010 Nominated – Filmfare Best Movie Award
2011 Dhobi Ghat Kiran Rao 21 January 2011
2011 Delhi Belly Abhinay Deo 1 July 2011 Nominated – Filmfare Best Movie Award
2012 Talaash Reema Kagti 30 November 2012

TV shows[edit]

Show Channel Airing Dates
Satyamev Jayate Star India, DD National 6 May – 29 Jul 2012 (Season 1)
2 Mar – 30 Mar 2014 (Season 2)
5 Oct – 9 Nov 2014 (Season 3)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Aamir Khan Productions Private Limited. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Taare Zameen Par, Chak De top directors' pick in 2007". Economic Times. 29 December 2007. Archived from the original on 21 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  3. ^ Box Office Top 5 :Midweek: 'Singh Is Kinng' has mind-boggling weekend!

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