Aamir Khan –India’s Greatest Superstar

On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, Aamir Khan unveiled the preview of his much awaited film Gajini which is scheduled for a release this Christmas and as usual he had a surprise in store for his fans. Gajini is Aamir Khan’s first real action film and has him sporting a physique which gives Hritik Roshan, Salman Khan and the likes a run for their money.

Now 45 years old, Aamir Khan’s road to success started with the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak which was released in 1988 and won him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance. Aamir has had a long list of box office successes ranging from Raja Hindustani in 1996 to his lastest blockbuster Tare Zameen Par, which was also his directorial debut.

Over the years, he has emerged as one of the most versatile actors that India has ever seen. From his “Chocolate Hero Look” at the beginning of his career to a comedian in Ishk” to a being a rugged cop in Sarfarosh to playing a teacher in Tare Zameen Par, he has proved himself to be a versatile role and has done each role with utmost élan. He will now be a street fighter in Gajini.

The great thing about Aamir Khan has been that he has always stuck to his principles and not got swayed by the controversies in the industry. He is probably the only actor who does one or two films in a year. He even took a break of four years from acting from 2001 to 2005. He does not attend any award functions as he does not believe in their authenticity and he even refused an offer of a wax imitation at Madame Tussauds.

Aamir Khan’s Lagaan was nominated for the Oscars in the best foreign film category in 2001 and was greatly appreciated internationally.

An actor, writer, play back singer, film producer and now director Aamir Khan has been successful in creating a cult following of his own. His fans and the rest of country patiently wait for his next film as they know that it will be something unique. He has also become a fashion and style icon over the years. From his goatee in Dil Chata Hai to his long hair in Mangal Pandey to his new almost bald look in Gajini, Aamir has constantly reinvented himself as per the requirements of his films and all these avatars of his have been constantly been copied by his fans.

Over the years India has seen many great actors, Raj Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Devanand, Amitabh Bhachan, Sharukh Khan are some of the century’s greatest stars. Aamir Khan not only belongs to this list but has also created an identity for himself and will probably end his career as the greatest actor India has seen. Just like many others fans of his, I too am looking forward to seeing the work of this amazing artist once again this Christmas.

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