Born on March 14, 1965, Aamir Hussain Khan was first seen as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain's 1973 film, Yaadon Ki Baaraat. Eleven years later, in 1984, he made his professional debut with Ketan Mehta's Holi. However, Khan's first commercial success came with the 1988 film - Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak - which was a runaway hit, and went on to win a National Award.
After Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, there was no stopping Khan as he went on to deliver blockbusters like Dil, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Andaz Apna Apna, Raja Hindustani, Ghulam and many more. His second movie, Raakh, did not work well with the then audience, but received much critical acclaim.
In 2001, Khan set up his own production house, and produced his first movie - Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India - in which he acted as well. The film went on to become one of the biggest films of Khan's career, and was also nominated for an Academy Award. After doing Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai, he took a four year hiatus from films, returning with yet another Ketan Mehta film, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, in 2005.
Since then, Khan was seen in movies like Rang De Basanti, Taare Zameen Par (actor/director), and 3 Idiots, all of which did very well. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2003, and the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his contribution to the arts.
From May 2012 to August 2012, he was seen as the host of Satyameva Jayate, a very different kind of TV show, that brings up and sheds light on major social issues in India. He will next be seen in Talaash, which will hit screens in late 2012, and afterward in Dhoom 3.