Farah Khan Biography, Facts & Life Story

Farah Khan Indian Choreographer, Actress, Director, Producer

Quick Facts

Nickname:Farah

Full Name:Farah Khan

Profession:Choreographer, Actress, Director, Producer

Nationality:Indian

Age:55 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:9 January 1965

Birthplace:Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5' 3" (1.60 m)

Weight:65 Kg (143 lbs)

Body Measurements:38-34-38

Bra Size/Breast:38B

Waist:34 Inches

Hips:38 Inches

Dress Size:4 (US)

Hair Color:Black


Farah Khan also known as Farah Khan Kunder, is a renowned Indian movie director, actress, filmmaker, choreographer as well as a dancer primarily known for her choreographic dancing work in numerous Indian movies. Farah has choreographed dancing routines for over 100 songs in more than 80 Hindi movies, winning 6th Filmfare Awards for the Best Choreography as well as National Film Award for the Best Choreography. Moreover, she has worked on global projects, like Monsoon Wedding, Marigold: An Adventure in India, Bombay Dreams and Chinese movies Imaginably Love and Kung Fu Yoga, earning Golden Horse Award and Tony Award nominations. She has since become a filmmaker too, with Filmfare Best Director Award for her special debut Main Hoon Na.

Farah Khan was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India on 9th January 1965. Her father named Kamran Khan was a stuntman who afterwards turned to a filmmaker. Her Mom named Menaka Irani is the sister of former child stars Daisy Irani and Honey Irani. Farah Khan is hence a first cousin of film stars Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar. She owns one brother named Sajid Khan, who is an actor, film director as well as a comedian.

Even though Farah’s father is a Muslim by religion whereas her Mom is a Zorastrian belongs to Parsi community. Both of her father and mother got separated when Farah was only a toddler. One ultimate cause for this was the lack of money; another was the religion. Kamran Khan had primarily been very prosperous and successful, moreover, when his sister-in-law named Honey Irani married to a poverty-stricken lyricist Javed Akhtar, the newly-weds turned towards Kamran for support and he provided them an apartment to live without paying any rent. Though, Kamran afterwards started to lose money desperately as his movie ventures flopped; his marriage distorted at the same time. Farah Khan, hence, saw little of her father when growing up. As neither parent had any amount of money left, Farah and Sajid were ferried between different houses.

Farah Khan married to Shirish Kunder, the co-editor of her movie Main Hoon Na, on 9th December 2004. The couple has since worked collectively on each other’s movies, such as Om Shanti Om, Jaan-E-Mann, and Tees Maar Khan. In the year 2008, Farah Khan gave birth to triplets, two daughters and one son.

Facts You Never Knew About Farah Khan!

    • Former screenwriter named Honey Irani is her aunt.
    • Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar are her cousins. Farah and Farhan share same birthday, although their years are different, they always used to call each other as Capri 9.
    • Farah’s parents separated when she was 11 years old.
    • Farah was only 19 years old when her father died due to liver damage.
    • Farah Khan never took any official training for dancing; she always tried to learn it by seeing numerous videos.
    • Sajid and Farah performed as a tailback dancer in the song titled “Bacha Le Sambha Le Koi To Yahan Se Nikale” in the movie 3D Saamri. They had sludge on their faces in this song; hence, their faces are not identifiable.

Farah Khan Education

Qualification: Graduate (B.A.)

School: St. Teresa's Convent School, Mumbai

College: St. Xavier's College, Mumbai (She was sacked for low attendance, she completed her graduation in a correspondence course)

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Farah Khan Career

Profession: Choreographer, Actress, Director, Producer

Debut TV Series/Movie:

  • As a Choreographer: Kahan Kahan Se Guzar Gaya (1981)
  • As an Actress: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
  • As a Director: Main Hoon Na (2004)

Salary: Rs. 50 Lakh per song (to choreograph)

Net Worth: $10 Million

Family & Relatives

Father: Kamran Khan (former stunt film-maker)

Mother: Menaka Irani

Brother(s): Sajid Khan (Younger brother, Actor & Director)

Sister(s): N/A

Marital Status: Married

Husband/Boyfriend: Shirish Kunder (m. 2004)

Children: 3

Son(s): Czar Kunder

Daughter(s): Diva Kunder, Anya Kunder

Ex Boyfriends:

Akashdeep Saigal (Actor)
Shirish Kundar (Film Editor)

Farah Khan Favorites

Hobbies: Dancing, Cracking jokes

Favorite Actor: Shah Rukh Khan

Favorite Actress: Sushmita Sen

Favorite Destination: Not Available

Favorite Color: Not Available

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