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Farah Khan

Farah KhanFarah Khan Biography :

Born: January 9, 1965
Age : 49
Birthplace : Mumbai, India
Height : 5.3

Farah Khan is known in the Tinsel Town for a number of reasons. She is a director, producer, choreographer and actor of Bollywood. She is known the best for her Choreography skills for making out some of the best songs in Bollywood industry in more than 80 different movies. She is born and brought up in Mumbai, doing her college from St. Xaviers College from Mumbai. Since childhood days only, she had keen interest in dancing as she had kept Michael Jackson as her inspiration and thus wanted to make it as her basic profession. She is a self leaner and never took any formal training in this stream. Her brother Sajid Khan is a comedian and a filmmaker Bollywood, while Zoya and Farhan Akhtar are her cousins.

Wiki : Farah Khan had her own dance group, which performed and dealt with choreography to certain extent. She got the chance into this field with the movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, which brought laurels to her career giving a number of movies from SRK including Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. She also worked with overseas projects like Monsoon Weddng, Vanity Fair and Bombay Dreams, which even led her the best Choreography award along with getting a number of awards in the same category from Filmfare for movies like Main Hoon Na, which she even directed. Her second movie as a director was Om Shanti Om, which turned out to be one of the highest grosser of the year. Later she directed the movies like Tees Maar Khan, while did her acting debut with Bela Bhansali Sehgal’s movie called Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi.

Her current movie with SRK and Deepika Padukone is Happy New Year, which is scheduled to be released this Diwali. However, this was planned earlier in 2005, the multiple delays made the movie hit finally led it appear in November 2014. Apart from directing and choreography, she has trained a number of people including the Columbian pop star called Shakira for her song called Hips Dont Lie, which was showcased in MTV Video Music Awards in 2006. She has also made Kylie Minogue learn dancing steps for the song called “Chiggy Wiggy” appeared in a Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt starrer movie- Blue released in 2009. Besides, she also appears as a judge in a number of reality shows including Indian Idol, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Dance India Dance, Li’l Masters, Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star, along with the other bigwigs of Bollywood.

She has bagged a number of awards including the best Choreography Award six times from Filmfare, three times Star Screen Awards for choreography and once for direction. Also, she won two Zee Cine Awards for direction and choreography. Besides, she has been always awarded with international Indian Film Academy award including twice the for Technical Excellence, once Best Debut Director and best choreography awards for the songs Desi Girl from the movie Dostana and Munni Badnam Hui from the movie Dabangg. She lives in Bombay and married to the Main Hoon Na editor called Shirish Kunder in the year 2004. The couple have triplets – one son named Czar, while the rest are two daughters known as Anya and Diva.

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