Farah Khan is an Indian film director, producer, actress and choreographer. She has directed films like Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om and Happy New Year featuring her best friend Shahrukh Khan in all. She has also worked in many international projects like Marigold: An Adventure in India, Monsoon Wedding and the Chinese film Perhaps Love. Currently, she is seen judging Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 9 which airs on Colors. She is seen judging Indian Idol Season 7 alongwith Sonu Nigam and Anu Malik.
Farah Khan was born on 9 January 1965 in Mumbai. She has done her education in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She was inspired by Michael Jackson and then took up dancing as her profession. She has learned dancing by her own and got her first break with the movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, starring Aamir Khan. She has choreographed more than hundred songs which includes Munni Badnam hui, Sheila Ki Jawani and many more. She has acted in the movie Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi. She has won 6 Filmfare awards for Best Choreography. She has worked in television as host and also judged for various shows.
Name : Farah Khan, Farahdeeba Khan
Date of Birth : 9 January 1965
Age : 52 years
Spouse : Shirish Kunder (2004-present)
Children/Kids : 3 (Triplets)
Height : 5’3″ feet
Weight : 72 kg.(Approx.)
Occupation : Choreographer, Film director, Actress, Television presenter
Zodiac sign : Capricorn
Religion : Islam
As per the reports, film-maker Farah Khan is all set to begun writing the sequel to 2004 movie Main Hoon Na. Choreographer turned director Farah Khan, now plans to open a choreography course. She has joined hands with Shashi Ranjan’s ITA (Indian Television Academy) School of Performing Arts to design first of its kind choreography course in India. The choreography course will also see many guest lecturers sharing their views and opinion.
In Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 9
Farah Khan is seen judging Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 9 which airs on Colors. She is seen alongwith Karan Johar, Ganesh Hegde and Jacqueline Fernandez.
Farah Khan was born to Kamran Khan and Menaka Irani. Her father was a successful producer, director and actor in B-grade films and her mother is the sister of screenwriter Honey Irani and former child actor Daisy Irani. She has an younger brother Sajid Khan, a famous comedian, actor, film-maker, director, script writer. Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar are her cousins.
Farah Khan got married to Shirish Kunder on 9 December 2004, who is a film editor and director. She became mother of triplets, two daughters and one son on 11 February 2008. Her son is named as Czar Kunder and two daughters Diva Kunder and Anya Kunder. She is much glad for having cute children.
Farah went on to direct her first film Main Hoon Na which was produced by Red Chillies Entertainment. She became the second female director to be nominated for Filmfare Best Director Award. As a director, her second movie Om Shanti Om became the highest grossing Hindi film of that time followed by Tees Maar Khan, her next directorial release.
Farah Khan turned producer with the movie TEES MAAR KHAN. She has started a production company with her husband called “Three’s Company” named in honor of their children.
Farah Khan has won the FilmFare Best Choreography Award for the films ‘Virasat’, ‘Dil Se’, ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ and ‘Main Hoon Na’.
Farah Khan has trained Colombian pop star Shakira for a Bollywood version of her song hit Hips Don’t Lie for the MTV Video Music Awards, hosted in Radio City Music Hall. She has also choreographed Kylie Minogue for the song “Chiggy Wiggy” in the movie Blue in 2009. She hosted the celebrity chat show Tere Mere Beach Mein and was one of the judge in many television reality series like Indian Idol – Season 1 & Season 2, Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega and Dance India Dance Li’l Masters.
2010 Tees Maar Khan
2014 Happy New Year
2004 Main Hoon Na
2007 Om Shanti Om
2010 Tees Maar Khan
2014 Happy New Year