Farah Khan

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Farah Khan
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Farah Khan at India's Got Talent Season 4 (2012)
Born Farah Khan
(1965-01-09) 9 January 1965 (age 49)
India
Other names Farha, Faraha Khan, Farha Khan
Occupation Choreographer, Film director, Actress, Television presenter
Spouse(s) Shirish Kunder (2004-present)
Children 3

Farah Khan (born 9 January 1965)[1] is an Indian film director, film producer, actress and choreographer. She is best known for her choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. She has choreographed dance routines for more than a hundred songs in over 80 Hindi films. She has since become a film director as well. In addition, she has worked on international projects such as Marigold: An Adventure in India, Monsoon Wedding and the Chinese film Perhaps Love.

Personal life[edit]

Farah Khan was born on 9 January 1965. Her mother Menaka is the sister of screenwriter Honey Irani and former child actor Daisy Irani. [2] Farah's brother is comedian, actor and film director Sajid Khan. When their parents' marriage broke up, Farah and Sajid were shuttled between different homes.[3] Film personalities Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar are Farah's cousins.

Khan married Shirish Kunder, the editor of her film Main Hoon Na,[4] on 9 December 2004. They have since worked together on each other's films, such as Jaan-E-Mann, Om Shanti Om, and Tees Maar Khan. Khan gave birth to triplets in 2008; one son and two daughters.[5]

Career[edit]

Khan was studying sociology in St. Xavier's College, Mumbai when Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was telecast. She was so inspired, that although she hadn’t danced before that, it soon became her vocation. She learned to dance basically on her own, and set up a dance group.[3] When the choreographer Saroj Khan walked out of the film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Khan took over. This was followed by many more songs. She met actor Shahrukh Khan on the set of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and the two have since become good friends and started working together.[6]

Khan's work in Monsoon Wedding, Bombay Dreams and Vanity Fair was nominated for a 2004 Tony Award as Best Choreographer, along with collaborator Anthony van Laast, for Bombay Dreams. She has won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award five times. Khan then went on to direct her first film Main Hoon Na Starring Shah Rukh Khan which was produced by Red Chillies Entertainment. Khan became the second female director to be nominated for Filmfare Best Director Award.[citation needed] As a director, her second movie Om Shanti Om Starring Shah Rukh Khan and debutant Deepika Padukone became the highest grossing Hindi film of all time at its time of release.[7] Tees Maar Khan was her next directorial release. In 2012 she made her film acting debut in a leading role in Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, directed by Bela Bhansali Sehgal.

Khan initially announced her plans to direct Happy New Year in 2005,[8] multiple delays and cast changes occurred over a number of years.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19] The project has again been reported as being in the works as of 2012.[20]

Khan trained Colombian pop star Shakira for a Bollywood version of her song Hips Don't Lie for the MTV Video Music Awards on 31 August 2006.[21] Khan has also choreographed Kylie Minogue for the song "Chiggy Wiggy" in the 2009 movie Blue.

She hosted the celebrity chat show Tere Mere Beach Mein and was a judge on the reality television series Indian Idol - Season 1 & Season 2, Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega and Dance India Dance Li'l Masters. She also judged dance reality show Just Dance alongside Hrithik Roshan and Vaibhavi Merchant on Star Plus.

Khan and her husband have started a production company called "Three's Company" named in honor of their triplets. In 2012, she choreographed "Ishq Wala Love" and "Radh"a for Student Of The Year. In 2013, she choreographed "Jumping Jhapak".

Awards[edit]

Khan has received numerous awards for her choreographical work, predominantly from Filmfare.

Filmfare Awards

She won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award six times: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2011. She remains in second place for the most awards won in the category of Best Choreography, first place being Saroj Khan.

  • 1998: Virasat (1997 film)
  • 1999: Dil Se..
  • 2001: Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
  • 2002: Dil Chahta Hai
  • 2004: Koi... Mil Gaya
  • 2011: Tees Maar Khan
National Film Awards
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
  • 2001: Best Choreography
  • 2002: Best Choreography
  • 2004: Best Choreography
  • 2005: Best Choreography
  • 2009: Best Choreography
  • 2011: Best Choreography
Star Screen Awards
  • 2001: Best Choreography for "Ek Pal Ka Jeena"
  • 2002: Best Choreography for "Woh Ladki Hain Kahan"
  • 2004: Best Choreography for "Idar Chala Mein Udar Chala"
  • 2005: Best Debut Director
  • 2008: Best Choreography for "Deewangi Deewangi"
  • 2011: Best Choreography for "Munni Badnaam Hui"
Zee Cine Awards
  • 2005: Best Debuting Director
  • 2011: Best Choreographer - "Sheila Ki Jawani" (Tees Maar Khan)
Stardust Awards
The Global Indian Film and TV Honours
  • 2011: Best Choreographer - for "Munni Badnaam Hui"
  • 2011: Best Choreographer - for "Sheila Ki Jawani"
  • 2012: Best Choreographer - for "Ja Chudail" (Delhi Belly)

Filmography[edit]

Key
Upcoming Film Upcoming Film
Year Title Actress Role Director Producer Script Writer
1987 Jalwa Yes Background Dancer
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Yes Woman on the Neelam show/
College student who makes fun of Anjali
2003 Kal Ho Na Ho Yes One of the customers that come to the restaurant after its renovation
2004 Main Hoon Na Yes Herself Special Appearance in song "Yeh Fizaein" during the end credits Yes Yes
2007 Om Shanti Om Yes The one whom Om prakash asks if she's the director of the movie /
Special appearance during the end credits
Yes Yes
2010 Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Yes Herself
2010 Tees Maar Khan Yes Yes
2010 Khichdi: The Movie Yes Herself-cameo
2012 Joker Yes Herself-Special Appearance Yes
2012 Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Yes Shirin Fugawala
2012 Student of the Year Yes Cameo in the Disco Song as a judge
2014 Happy New YearUpcoming Film TBA TBA Yes TBA TBA


Choreographer

Year Films Notes
1992 Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Angaar
1993 Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
Waqt Hamara Hai
Pehla Nasha
Chandra Mukhi
1942: A Love Story
1994 Aatish: Feel the Fire
1995 Zamaana Deewana
Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India
Aazmayish
Takkar
Sisindri Telugu film
Hum Dono
Barsaat
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Ram Shastra
1996 English Babu Desi Mem
1997 Virasat Winner - Filmfare Award for Best Choreography
Border
Iruvar
Yeshwant
Dil To Pagal Hai
1998 Keemat: They Are Back
Duplicate
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
Angaaray
Dil Se.. Winner - Filmfare Award for Best Choreography
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate
Minsara Kanavu
1999 Sirf Tum
Laawaris
Silsila Hai Pyar Ka
Sarfarosh
Hote Hote Pyar Ho Gaya
Baadshah
Mast
2000 Alaipayuthey
Mela
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Winner - Filmfare Award for Best Choreography
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
Pukar
Hum To Mohabbat Karega
Josh
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
Fiza
2001 Dil Chahta Hai Winner - Filmfare Award for Best Choreography
Monsoon Wedding Nominated - American Choreography Awards for Outstanding Achievement in a Feature Film
Asoka
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
One 2 Ka 4
2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya
Shakti : The Power
Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai
Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge
Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa
Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe
Santosham Telugu film
2003 Confidence
Armaan
Supari
Koi... Mil Gaya Winner - Filmfare Award for Best Choreography
Wonderland
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Chalte Chalte
2004 Main Hoon Na
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Vanity Fair
2005 Kaal
Paheli
Perhaps Love Chinese film
Bluffmaster
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya
2006 Krrish
Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Baabul
Jaan-E-Mann: Let's Fall in Love... Again
Don - The Chase Begins Again
Zindaggi Rocks
Heyy Babyy
2007 Marigold: An Adventure in India
Om Shanti Om
My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves
Welcome
2008 Dostana
2009 Billu
Main Aur Mrs Khanna
Blue
2010 My Name Is Khan
Dabangg Song "Munni Badnaam"
Winner - Screen Award for Best Choreography
Winner - IIFA Award for Best Choreography
Winner - Global Indian Film and TV Honours for Best Choreography
Tees Maar Khan Song "Sheila Ki Jawani"
Winner - Filmfare Award for Best Choreography
Winner - Global Indian Film and TV Honours for Best Choreography
Winner - Zee Cine Awards for Best Choreography
2011 Delhi Belly Song "Jaa Chudail", Winner - Global Indian Film Honour for Best Choreography
2012 Housefull 2 Song "Anarkali Disco Chali"
Nanban Song "Irukaanaa"
Student of the Year Song "Ishq Wala Love & Radha"
Dabangg 2 Song "Fevicol Se"
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Song "Ghagra"
Chennai Express Song Titli
Himmatwala (2013 film)

Television Show Judge

Year Show Network Notes
2004 Indian Idol 1 Sony TV Co-judge Along with Anu Malik & Sonu Nigam
2005-2006 Indian Idol 2 Sony TV Co-judge Along with Anu Malik & Sonu Nigam
2006 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1 Sony TV Co-judge Along with Shilpa Shetty & Sanjay Leela Bhansali
2008 Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star 1 Star Plus Co-judge Along with Vishal-Shekhar
2008 Nach Baliye 4 Star Plus Co-judge Along with Karisma Kapoor and Arjun Rampal
2009 Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega Sony TV Co-judge Along with Anu Malik
2009 Entertainment Ke Liye Sub Kuch Karega Sony TV Co-judge Along with Anu Malik
2010 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 1 Zee TV Co-judge Along with Sandip Soparrkar
2010 Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 3 Sony TV Co-judge Along with Anu Malik
2011 Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 4 Sony TV Co-judge Along with Anu Malik
2011 Just Dance Star Plus Co-judge Along with Hrithik Roshan & Vaibhavi Merchant
2012 Dance Ke Superkids Zee TV Co-judge Along with Geeta Kapoor & Marzi Pestonji
2012 India's Got Talent (Season 4) Colors (TV channel) Co-judge Along with Karan Johar & Kirron Kher
2013 Nach Baliye: Shriman v/s Shrimati Star Plus Co-judge Along with Terence Lewis & Shilpa Shetty
2013 Dance India Dance Supermoms Zee TV Co-judge Along with Terence Lewis & Marzi Pestonji

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Parsi birthday for Farah's triplets". StarBoxOffice.com. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Tête à tête". Calcutta, India: TelegraphIndia. 7 October 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Kulkarni, Ronjita (12 August 2004). "Meet the man Farah Khan will marry". Rediff.com. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Farah, Shirish name their son". Bollywood Mantra. 5 April 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 
  6. ^ Patil, Vimla. "Shah Rukh Khan’s 40th birthday was celebrated in a fine manner". South Asian Women's Forum. 
  7. ^ Ben Fenton (26 June 2008). "Om Shanti Om rakes in $45m worldwide". FT.com. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 
  8. ^ "Farah Khan makes Deepika happy". Sify Movies. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Farah Khan's 'Happy New Year' postponed". Bollyvista. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "'Happy New Year' will go on floors this year: Farah Khan". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Farah Khan gives Fictitious dance group a break in Happy New Year". Business of Cinema. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Shah Rukh dampens Farah’s ‘Happy New Year’ plans!". Zee News. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan come together for 'Happy New Year'". Indian Express. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "SRK wants to work with Priyanka in Farah Khan's film Happy New Year". India Today. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Shah Rukh Khan busy for Farah Khan till 2013". Times of India. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Anushka is not pairing with Shahrukh for Farah". India Glitz. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Shah Rukh Khan miffed with ‘Happy New Year’ report!". Zee News. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Katrina, Sonakshi or newcomer for Happy New Year?". Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  19. ^ "Farah Khan lays out parameters for 'Happy New Year' heroine". Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  20. ^ "John joins Shah Rukh for Farah's next film". The Times Of India. 26 June 2012. 
  21. ^ Jha, Subhash K. (1 September 2006). "Farah Khan bonds big time with Shakira". bollywood hungama. Retrieved 17 November 2008. 

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