Kabir Khan (director)

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This article is about the Indian film maker. For the Pakistani cricketer, see Kabir Khan (cricketer).
Kabir Khan
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Kabir Khan
Born Kabir Khan
1971 (age 43–44)
Hyderabad, India
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, cinematographer
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Pathan
Alma mater Jamia Millia Islamia
University of Delhi
Spouse Mini Mathur
Children 2

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), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Phantom (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 and Kareena Kapoor Khan. The film was released on 17 July 2015 during the Eid weekend.[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]

Khan is of Pathan ancestry.[5] He is married to TV host Mini Mathur.[6] They have two children Vivaan and Sairah.[7]


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