Kabir Khan Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 50 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 14 September 1971

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5’ 8" (1.73 m)
Weight 74 kg (163 lbs)
Waist 34 Inches
Body Type Build
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Nickname Kabir
Full Name Kabir Khan
Profession Filmmaker
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Religion Islam
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Kabir Khan is a distinguished Indian film director, cinematographer and screenwriter. He initiated his career by way of working in documentary movies, and afterwards made his directorial debut in the year 2006 with the movie titled Kabul Express which was tailed by Ek Tha Tiger, New York, Tubelight, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Phantom.

Kabir Khan was born in Hyderabad, India. He was born to a South Indian Hindu mother and North Indian Muslim father. His father named Rasheeduddin Khan was a Pathan, hailed from Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Kabir Khan tied the knot with former television host named Mini Mathur. The couple was blessed with two children named Sairah and Vivaan. Kabir completed his studies at Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi as well as Kirori Mal College of Delhi University.

At age 25, he initiated his career as a cinematographer for Discovery Channel’s documentary movie titled Beyond the Himalayas. He afterwards made his first directorial debut with the documentary film titled The Forgotten Army specifically based upon Subhas Chandra Bose’s National Army. Kabir afterwards directed two more documentary movies prior shifting his whole attention to typical cinema.

Kabir Khan made his directorial debut with the film titled Kabul Express which earned him Indira Gandhi Award for the Best Debut movie at 54th National Filmfare Awards. He afterwards moved ahead to direct two more movies with Yash Raj Films, i.e. Ek Tha Tiger and New York. The movie Ek Tha Tiger gave him the savor of commercial success though the previous ones also did equitably well at Indian box office.

Once his 3-film deal concluded with Yash Raj films, Kabir Khan originated his own production house thru which he produced megahit blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

His most popular movie is Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which had been listed amongst 3rd top-grossing Indian film internationally. The film earned National Film Award for the Best Popular Film delivering Hearty Entertainment at 63rd National Filmfare Awards. After immense success of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kabir Khan directed Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif in Phantom. He has elected Ranveer Singh to portray the role of Kapil Dev in his next sports biopic 83 specially based upon India’s victory in Cricket World Cup 1983.

His next movie titled Panda is an Indo-Chinese film production. This film has an expected budget of ₹162 crore and it will feature a leading Chinese actress and leading Indian actor.

Kabir Khan Education

Qualification Graduate in Economics (Hons) Course in Filmmaking
School Modern School, Delhi
College Kirori Mal College, Delhi
Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi

Kabir Khan Career

Profession: Filmmaker


Direction: Kabul Express (2006)

Net Worth: Rs. 60 Crore

Family & Relatives

Father: Rasheeduddin Khan

Mother: Leela

Sister(s): 1

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Mini Mathur (TV Host)

Children: 2

Son(s): Vivaan Khan

Daughter(s): Saira Khan

Kabir Khan Favorites

Hobbies: Photography, trekking

Favorite Actor: Raj Kapoor

Favorite Actress: Katrina Kaif

Favorite Destination: Dubai

Favorite Color: Black

Facts You Never Knew About Kabir Khan!

  • Is Kabir Khan addicted to smoking: Not Known
  • Is Kabir Khan alcoholic: Not Known
  • He was born to a Hindu mother and Muslim father.
  • His father named Rasheeduddin Khan is one of the originating members of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
  • His father was also elected to Rajya Sabha, wherein he remained a member for more than two terms.
  • Kabir Khan made his directorial debut with a documentary film titled The Forgotten Army circled around Subhash Chandra Bose National Army.
  • Kabir’s interest started to deviate towards typical cinema. Consequently, right after making 3 documentary movies, he started exploring for opportunities in Bollywood cinema.
  • Although Kabir’s debut film titled Kabul Express earned massive critical acclamation, though the movie failed to do well at Indian box office.

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