Kabir Khan (director)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the Indian director. For the Pakistani cricketer, see Kabir Khan (cricketer).
Kabir Khan
Kabir Khan (director).jpg
Kabir Khan
Born 1971 (age 43–44)
Hyderabad, India
Occupation Director
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Notable works Ek Tha Tiger

Kabir Khan (born 1971) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. He started his career working in documentary films, and then made his feature film directorial debut in 2006 with Kabul Express which was followed by New York (2009) ,Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan(2015).[1]

Khan started his career at age 24 as a cinematographer for the Discovery Channel documentary film Beyond the Himalayas (1996) directed by Gautam Ghosh. He then made his own directorial debut with the documentary The Forgotten Army (1999) based on Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army. He then directed two more documentaries before shifting his focus to mainstream cinema.[2]

In November 2014, Khan was slated to start filming Bajrangi Bhaijaan featuring Salman Khan (who is also producing the film) opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan. The film is currently slated to release on Eid 2015.[3] Reports have also surfaced of Khan signing Hrithik Roshan for a romantic film produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, which is scheduled to begin filming in July 2015.[4] Kabir's next release after Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the political thriller Phantom starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif. The film is releasing on 28 August 2015..

Personal life[edit]

Khan is of Pathan ancestry.[5] He is married to TV host Mini Mathur.[6] They have a son and a daughter.[7]



External links[edit]