Kabir Khan (director)

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Kabir Khan
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Kabir Khan
Born Kabir Khan
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, cinematographer
Nationality Indian
Alma mater

Jamia Millia Islamia

Schooling - The Air Force School (Subroto Park) (TAFS)
Children 2

Kabir Khan 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] His current most-successful film is Bajrangi Bhaijaan, being the second highest-grossing Indian movie globally.

He was born to Pathan father Rasheeduddin Khan who was the became one of the founding professors of Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he taught Political Science and a Telugu Hindu mother Leela. He also has an elder sister.[2]He is married to TV host Mini Mathur.[3] They have two children Vivaan and Sairah.[4]

Khan started his career at age 25 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]


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  1. ^ "‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ director Kabir Khan: Hanuman doesn’t belong to only one community". 
  2. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/ news/Kabir-Khan-Salman-has-no-complexity-and-no- complex/articleshow/48084667.cms
  3. ^ How did Kabir Khan marry Mini Mathur?
  4. ^ Post New York Kabir Khan busy babysitting Hindustan Times, 7 July 2009
  5. ^ "'Kabul Express is based on my experiences'". Rediff.com. 3 July 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Salman and Kareena come together for Bajrangi Bhaijaan". The Indian Express. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Kabir Khan scripts a love story for Hrithik Roshan". Times of India. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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