Faisal Khan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Faisal Khan
Born (1966-08-03) 3 August 1966 (age 53)
OccupationActor, Singer
Years active1988–2005, 2015-present
RelativesAamir Khan (brother)
Nikhat Khan (sister)
Nasir Hussain (uncle)
Imran Khan (cousin-nephew)

Faisal Khan (born Mohammad Faisal Hussain Khan on 3 August 1966) is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films.

Family background[edit]

Khan is the son of producer Tahir Hussain. His brother is Aamir Khan, who is an actor and producer, and he has two sisters, Nikhat Khan, who is a producer and Farhat Khan. His uncle Nasir Hussain was a producer and director. His nephew Imran Khan is an actor and his cousin Tariq Khan was an actor in the 1970s and 1980s. He is related to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.[1]

Career[edit]

Khan made a brief appearance in his uncle Nasir Hussain's 1969 film Pyar Ka Mausam, playing Shashi Kapoor's role as a child at the age of three years. He made his film debut as an adult in 1988, playing a minor role as a villain in his brother Aamir's film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. He worked as an assistant director in his father's 1990 film Tum Mere Ho, which starred his brother Aamir in the lead.

Khan got his first leading role in the 1994 film Madhosh, which was produced by his father and directed by Vikram Bhatt. After a five-year hiatus, he made his comeback alongside his brother in Mela (2000). He appeared in several other films that fared poorly at the box office.[2] He also appeared in the TV serial Aandhi in 2003.[2] His last film was Chand Bujh Gaya in 2005. After a decade long hiatus, it was announced that he would be making his comeback and star in Chinar Daastaan-E-Ishq, a film produced by Rajesh Jain.[3]

His upcoming film is Danger, a horror film directed by Faisal Saif. He is also set to make his South Indian film debut with a supporting role in the Tamil film Kontract. He is going to debut singing with the romantic song in upcoming movie titied Factory.

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Khan was reported missing for two days. He had filed a report to the police several days earlier accusing his brother Aamir of keeping him confined in his home because he was mentally ill.[4] He was eventually traced to Pune and brought back to Mumbai where he went through a medical examination.[5] He was eventually diagnosed with a mental disorder, and his brother Aamir and his father were in a custody battle over Faisal that garnered much press coverage. Faisal's custody was awarded to his father, Tahir.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Actor
Producer
Assistant director

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dream to make a film on Maulana Azad: Aamir Khan". IE Staff. The Indian Express. 9 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b Indiantelevision.com Team (14 November 2003). "Faisal Khan to debut in 'Chausath Panne'". Mumbai: Indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Aamir Khan's brother Faisal Khan to make a comeback". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "Aamir Khan's mentally ill brother goes missing". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Aamir's brother found". rediff.com.
  6. ^ Khilnani, Rohit (5 November 2007). "Aamir and Faisal: fall out of two brothers". Mumbai: CNN-IBN. Retrieved 27 July 2011.

External links[edit]