Ahmed Khan (choreographer)

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Ahmed Khan
South Asian male, wearing white shirt and holding microphone, looking left of camera
Born (1974-06-03) 3 June 1974 (age 49)
Pune, Maharastra, India
  • Producer
  • director
  • choreographer
  • writer
Years active1987–present
SpouseShaira Ahmed Khan[1]
ChildrenAzaan Khan
Subhaan Khan

Ahmed Khan (born 3 June 1974) is an Indian choreographer, producer, director, and writer. After a period of acting, he has moved into film choreography, as well as writing, producing, and directing various Bollywood projects. In 2019, Khan also was on the judging panel of the celebrity dance show Nach Baliye 9 on Star Plus.

Life and career[edit]

Khan was born in Pune, Maharastra on 3 June 1974. He performed as a child actor in Mr. India before pursuing a career as a choreographer.

After Mr. India, Khan choreographed the films Taal, Ghajini, and Kick. During this period, he also directed Lakeer – Forbidden Lines, and worked on the comedy Fool n Final. He wrote and produced Paathshaala and Ek Paheli Leela. His latest directing venture, Baaghi 2, was a success at the box office.

Khan served as judge on Dance India Dance Lil Master during its third season, and was popular among contestants, who referred to him as "Pappi King".[2] Currently, he is a judge on the show Nach Baliye 9.

Personal life[edit]

Ahmed Khan is married to model Shaira Khan, who is a producer with Paperdoll Entertainment. Together, they have produced the films Paathshaala and Ek Paheli Leela. The couple live in Andheri with their two sons, Azaan Khan and Subhaan Khan.[3]

Ahmed Khan has narrowly escaped death twice. The first time occurred while he was filming at the World Trade Center in New York City only two days before the September 11 attacks. His second brush with death happened in 2004, when he was set to stay at a hotel that was destroyed in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Khan had cancelled his reservation at the last minute.[4]

Selected awards[edit]



Year Film Director Producer Choreographer Notes
1987 Mr. India No No No Child actor
1999 Mudhalvan No No Yes Tamil film; Special appearance in song
2001 Nayak: The Real Hero No No Yes Special appearance in song
2004 Lakeer Yes No Yes also writer
2007 Fool & Final Yes No Yes
2010 Paathshala No Yes No also writer
2015 Ek Paheli Leela No No Yes
2018 Baaghi 2 Yes No Yes
2020 Baaghi 3 Yes No Yes
2022 Heropanti 2 Yes No Yes [5][6]
2022 Rashtra Kavach Om No Yes No [7]
2024 Chaalbaaz in London No Yes TBA Filming


Title Year Role Notes
Nach Baliye 9 2019 Judge Dance reality show
High Fever Dance Ka Naya Tevar 2018 Judge Dance reality show


  1. ^ "Photos: Celebs at Ahmed Khan and wife Shaira's wedding anniversary - Entertainment". Mid-day.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ "A director works like a dog, says Ahmed". One India. 10 August 2007. Archived from the original on 19 October 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Shahid Kapoor's bedroom affairs". Mid-Day. One India. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  4. ^ Afsana Ahmed (2 January 2005). "It was a narrow escape for Shahid". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria enjoy No Time to die in London as Sajid Nadiadwala books entire theatre".
  6. ^ "Tiger Shroff's Heropanti 2 advances its release, to arrive on this date". 28 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjana Sanghi begin filming Om - The Battle Within". Outlook India. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.

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