Imran Khan, shot to fame with his debut film and has been successful in becoming the heartthrob of the young generation. His shifting of genres like thrillers and his portrayal of negative characters did not help him to taste success with flicks like ‘Kidnap’ and Luck.’ He made a comeback with ‘I Hate Love Storys’ flaunting his cute looks and acting skills which was a hit. Imran Khan has some interesting films lined up for him, keeping his fans on their toes to shower all their love to the talented actor.
It is the sweet, chocolate boy image that established Imran Khan as an overnight star with his debut film, Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na. The bubbly and chirpy Genelia De’ Souza gelled with Imran Khan and emoted brilliantly to explore friendship and love in its true essence in the flick. Imran Khan born on January 13, 1983 has made his entry into the arena of films as the child artist. In Aamir Khan’s two big hits ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ (1988) and ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’ (1992), the cute boy essaying the role of young Aamir Khan was none other than his nephew, Imran Khan. On the personal front, Imran is the son of Anil Pal, a Bengali and his mother is Mahzut Khan. However, when Imran was one and a half years old, his parents had a divorce and Imran Pal changed his surname to Khan.
The talented actor from his childhood days aspired to don the hat of a director and spent some fruit years behind the camera. However, fate had some other plans and Imran was launched as an actor by his uncle, Aamir Khan, the perfectionist. His directorial debut, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008), produced by Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan and directed by Abbas Tyrewala had a fresh appeal that casted a spell on the teeny boppers and the young generation. The subtle concoction of love, friendship, humor with some spontaneous acting by Imran Khan and Genelia spelt out that a new star has arrived in the firmament of Bollywood.
Imran Khan soon became the new heartthrob with people going gaga over Jai Singh Rathore, the character he portrayed in his debut movie. His performance was lauded and even the most carping critics could not help but declare convincingly the entry of a new star in Bollywood. Imran Khan went to win the Best Male Debut award at the 54th Filmfare Awards along with Farhan Akhtar.
However, success did not get into his head, but Imran failed to let the momentum going as he could not pick up the best projects that will exploit his potential as an actor. Too early in his career, he started experimenting and picked up the role of Kabir Sharma in ‘Kidnap’ co-staring Minisha Lamba. The sudden shift of image from the cute, boyish looks to portraying a negative character and his dabbling with a different genre, did not earn him much kudos. Though Imran’s acting was appreciated, the film was a dud at the box-office. His next venture, ‘Luck’ which was action-packed did not prove to be lucky for him and the movie fizzled out at the box office.
In 2010, Imran Khan made a commendable comeback with ‘I Hate Love Storys’ co-starring Sonam Kapoor, which was a box office hit. ‘Break Ke Baad’ opposite Deepika Padukone was about giving space in relationships but the movie was not stringed to give the right effect to the audience. His frenzied fans have reasons to rejoice as he is paired opposite the sizzling, hot Kareena Kapoor in his upcoming flick ‘Short Term Shaadi.’ He is touted to sport two looks in the film. In the first half, he is the boring guy donning a formal look as the orthodox and fastidious architect. Kareena Kapoor who is depicting the role of a hairstylist is his love interest in the film. In the second half of the film, Imran Khan transforms completely and he becomes the cool dude sporting a funky and edgy look. Kareena Kapoor infuses in his life the nuances of love and life, helping him to approach life with a different perspective. Imran Khan also has ‘Delhi Belly’, an English comedy directed by Abhinay Deo and ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ is set to release in September 2011 as his upcoming projects raising the curiosity of his fans.
On January 10, 2011, Imran Khan tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Avantika Malik at his uncle, Aamir Khan’s home in Pali Hill, Mumbai. With relationships going haywire in the glitz and glamour world, Imran Khan equipped with a clean image, got hitched to Avantika. The high-profile marriage saw the big names in the industry attending the reception. Imran has exposed his witty side when he co-anchored the 54th and 56th Filmfare Awards with his friend and competitor the incredibly talented and handsome Ranbir Kapoor. The recent buzz is that Imran Khan with his clean image has been successful in outdoing the Casanova Ranbir Kapoor and has bagged a six-crore deal with a telecom company. Imran Khan has the potential to scale new heights and as Kareena Kapoor has rightly said, Imran Khan is undoubtedly the superstar of the next generation.