Ahmed Khan (choreographer)

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Ahmed Khan
Born (1974-06-03) 3 June 1974 (age 44)
OccupationFilm actor, Director, Choreographer
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Shaira Ahmed Khan[1]
Partner(s)Shaira Ahmed Khan
ChildrenAzaan Khan
Subhaan Khan

Ahmed Khan (born 3 June 1974) is an Indian choreographer, producer, actor, director, and writer. He has choreographed several films after a brief acting stage, and has moved onto writing, producing, and directing other Bollywood films.

Early life[edit]

Khan was born in Mumbai, Maharastra on 3 June 1974. He served as a child actor in Mr. India before pursuing a choreography career and graduating from The Bishop's School (Pune).


After Mr. India, he worked as a choreographer for Taal, Ghajini, and Kick. During this, he also served as director for Lakeer – Forbidden Lines, and worked on Fool n Final, a comedy film. He wrote and produced Paathshaala and Ek Paheli Leela.Recently , His latest directed venture is'Baaghi 2.

Khan served as judge for Dance India Dance Lil Master for its third season, and was popular among contestants, referring to him as "Pappi King".[2]

Personal life[edit]

Ahmed Khan is married to Shaira Khan, who is a model and is now a producer with Paperdoll Entertainment. Together, they produced the movie Paathshaala and Ek Paheli Leela. Many of Khan's awards, including his from Filmfare Awards , Iifa, Screen & AIBA for Kick, are dedicated to his wife. He is friends with Shahid Kapoor.

Khan lives in Andheri with their two sons, Azaan Khan and Subhaan Khan.[3]

Khan has narrowly escaped from death twice. He filmed a movie at the Twin Towers only two days before the September 11 attacks. He also canceled his hotel reservations at the last minute; the hotel was destroyed in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.[4]


  • Awarded Filmfare Best Choreography Award for Kick 2015.
  • Awarded IIFA Award for Kick 2015.
  • Awarded Screen Awards for the best choreographer for Kick 2015.
  • Awarded AIBA Award for best choreography for Kick 2015.
  • Awarded SICA award for Heropanti 2015.
  • Awarded Filmfare Best Choreography Award for Rangeela 1995.
  • Awarded Mtv IMMIES for Best Pop Remix.
  • Awarded Ecole Solitaire "Ordinary to extra ordinary role model award" for outstanding achievement & for emerging as one of the best dance directors in the country.
  • Awarded Telugu Filmfare Award for Best choreographer for Ganesh in 2000.
  • Awarded Kannada Filmfare Award for Best choreographer for Yuva in 2005.
  • Awarded "Indian film dance director's association award" in 2012.
  • Awarded "Golden Jubilee" Subhash Ghai award for Taal.
  • Awarded "Indian films & television choreographers association award of appreciation" in 2016.

Khan has also won Viewer's Choice awards.

As a choreographer[edit]

Year Film Song
2014 "Jumme Ki Raat" Kick
2015 "Dance ke Legend" Hero
"O Khuda"
"Bandeyaa" Jazbaa
"Billi Kat Gayee" Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon
"DJ Bajega To Pappu Nachega"
"Afghan Jalebi" Phantom
2016 "Soch Na Sake" Airlift
'Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi"
2017 "Main Tera Boyfriend" Raabta


Year Film Director Role
2020 Baaghi 3 Ahmed Khan Director
2018 Baaghi 2
2015 Ek Paheli Leela Bobby Khan Producer/Creative Head
2010 Paathshaala Milind Ukey Producer/ Script Writer
2007 Fool & Final Ahmed Khan Director
2004 Lakeer
2001 Nayak: The Real Hero S.Shankar Special appearance (song)
1987 Mr. India Shekar Kapur Child Actor


  1. ^ "Photos: Celebs at Ahmed Khan and wife Shaira's wedding anniversary - Entertainment". Mid-day.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  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". Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2010.

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