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Director / Actor / Producer Hindi

Arbaaz Khan

Arbaaz Khan Biography

Born : 04 August 1967

Height: 5′ 10″ (1.8 m)



Arbaaz Khan was born on August 4, 1967 to Sushila Charak and the renowned actor and writer Salim Khan. He was educated at The Scindia School in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, after which, at the age of 19, he began his career in the film industry.

Khan started off as an assistant director to Mahesh Bhatt in the eighties. He worked with Bhatt on three projects over a period of around five years, in pursuit of his ambition of becoming an independent director. Despite the initial ambition of making movies, he ended up finding his calling in the domain of acting.

At twenty-four, he signed on to his first acting job for Abbas – Mustan’s Daraar (1996).Though the film was not hugely successful, Khan’s performance as a villain was well-appreciated. He went on to appear in numerous films in the years that followed, more often in supporting roles and in multi-starrers than in lead roles. Some of his notable performances were seen in films like Hello Brother (1999), Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003), Hulchul (2004), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) and, Jai Veeru: Friends Forever (2009).

Khan also made several appearances on television, including a long stint as a regular on the Sahara One series Karishma: The Miracles of Destiny (2003 – 2004), and recently as a judge on the stand-up comedy show, Comedy Circus (2013 – 2014).

Later, Khan revisited his dream of making movies in his capacity as a producer with Dabangg (2010), the debut film of his production house, Arbaaz Khan Productions. The film, directed by Abhinav Kashyap and starring Salman Khan, went on to become one of the most commercially successful  Bollywood films of all time.

Two years later, he made his directorial debut with Dabangg 2 (2012). The opportunity arose when Abhinav Kashyap opted out of the sequel, leaving Khan to fill the vacancy and fulfill his early ambition of directing. “At the back of my mind, I always hoped to turn director one day. It was only a matter of time and opportunity.”

He has won a number of awards, both for his work on screen and behind the scenes. He bagged the Filmfare Award for the Best Villain for his movie Daraar (1996), and won several awards for Dabangg (2011), including the FIlmfare Award, IIFA Award, Zee Cine Award, National Film Award, and Stardust Award

Khan continues to act, and has appeared in Hindi, Telugu as well as Malayali films. He has expressed his fondness for comedic roles, and though he has spoken about his desire to continue acting, his focus has now shifted to making movies. “I love being behind the camera, being in control of things. It’s my passion”

Family Tree

Malaika Arora (1998 - 11 May 2017)
Arhaan Khan
Salman Khan,Sohil Khan
Alvira Khan Agnihotri,Arpita Khan
Salim Khan
Salma Khan