Kabir Khan (director)

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This article is about the Indian director. For the Pakistani cricketer, see Kabir Khan (cricketer).
Kabir Khan
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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
Spouse Mini Mathur

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) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012).

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Khan is married to TV host Mini Mathur.[4] They have a son and a daughter.[5]


Frequent actor collaborations[edit]

Actors Kabul Express
New York
Ek Tha Tiger
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
John Abraham Yes Yes
Katrina Kaif Yes Yes Yes
Salman Khan Yes Yes
Roshan Seth Yes Yes
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Yes Yes


  1. ^ "'Kabul Express is based on my experiences'". Rediff.com. 3 July 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Salman and Kareena come together for Bajrangi Bhaijaan". The Indian Express. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kabir Khan scripts a love story for Hrithik Roshan". Times of India. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  4. ^ How did Kabir Khan marry Mini Mathur?
  5. ^ Post New York Kabir Khan busy babysitting Hindustan Times, 7 July 2009

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