Aamir's first notable leading role was in 1988 in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Actor Aamir Khan, who has delivered
several hits in his film career like Taare Zameen Par, 3
Idiots, says because of his 'one film at a time approach'
industry people often told him that his career will be
Aamir began as a child actor at the age of eight in
Nasir Hussain's Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) and Madhosh
(1974). Eleven years later, he made his acting debut as an
adult in Ketan Mehta's Holi (1984) that went unnoticed.
The actor's first notable leading role came in 1988 in
the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, which was directed by his
cousin and Nasir Hussain's son Mansoor Khan.
The actor has completed 25 years in the film industry
and given notable performances in films like Dil, Jo Jeeta
Wohi Sikander, Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke, Andaz Apna Apna,
Rangeela, Ghulam, Sarfarosh, Earth, Lagaan, Dil
Chahta Hai, Sarfarosh, Rang De Basanti, Fanaa, Taare
Zameen Par, Ghajini, 3 Idiots and others.
"I am happy and surprised to complete 25 years in the
industry. When I was new I was not aware where and how my
career will head. I was told an actor's life is of five years
as public then gets bored of seeing them," Aamir told
reporters here today.
Aamir insists that he chooses a film from his heart and
doesn't do it to achieve name, fame, money and doesn't care
much about which banner is making the movie.
"My this mantra to do a film has been questioned by
many people in the industry. I remember industry people
telling me that I would be out of this industry soon due to my
one film or less films approach, and that my method was not
right. People had lashed out at me and my way of working. But
I never got deterred and followed what my heart said," he
Often regarded as a perfectionist, Aamir has evolved
as an actor in all these years and insists he has reached this
far due to the support of his family members including first
wife Reena, present wife Kiran Rao, mother and father,
siblings, industry people and fans.
"It is quite surprising that I completed so many years
in the industry, it seems like I just started yesterday. I
want to thank my family, friends, writers, directors,
technicians, co-stars and all, and not to forget my fans and
God for their never ending love and support," he says.
Also, Aamir's first successful film as a hero Qayamat
Se Qayamat Tak completed 25 years of its release on March 1,
"I am happy that the film has completed 25 years. We are
having a small get together with family and close friends and
associates related to the film. First we would be watching
the film and then sit and eat, recollect old days and have
fun," he said.
After starting with a smash hit, Aamir did a long string
of average films which failed to garner any support at the box
office but the actor inside him kept progressing.
"I made a lot of mistakes in my career and had
unsuccessful films also to my credit. But I have always learnt
from my mistakes as that has always pushed me to do better and
evolve as an actor and as a person. I don't regret doing any
film in my career as the experience has taught me a lot," he
"I also give equal importance and value to my failures
and my success. I am never afraid to walk on a path that one
rarely walks, I am not afraid to take risks," he added.
Aamir made his debut on TV with Satyamev Jayate,
which got good reception from all quarters. Not just
personally, but even his films have given out strong messages.
"I never thought I would be star and be successful. I
believed in doing what I felt was right and just followed by
heart. The two qualities that I feel have brought me till here
are my passion and madness for cinema but the same also
backfire at times and is dangerous. Also I am ziddi and
emotional," he said.