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Date of Birth 09-01-1965
Nationality Indian
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Farah Khan  (born 9 January 1965) is an Indian film director and choreographer. She is best known for her choreographical work in numerous Bollywood films. Khan has choreographed dance routines for more than a hundred songs in over 80 Hindi films. Khan has since become a noted Hindi film director as well. In addition Khan has worked on international projects such as Marigold: An Adventure in India, Monsoon Wedding and the Chinese film Perhaps Love.

Personal life

Khan's father Kamran was a successful stunt film-maker. Her mother Menaka is of Zoroastrian origin and is the sister of screenwriter Honey Irani and former child actor Daisy Irani. Farah's brother is comedian, actor and film director Sajid Khan. When their parents' marriage broke up, Farah and Sajid were shuttled between different homes.In May 2012 Farah Khan admitted to having had a tummy tuck.

Film personalities Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar are Farah's cousins.

Farah married Shirish Kunder, the editor of her film Main Hoon Na,on 9 December 2004. They have since worked together on each other's films, such as Jaan-E-Mann, Om Shanti Om, and Tees Maar Khan. Farah gave birth to triplets on 11 February 2008; one son, Czar, and two daughters, Diva and Anya.

Early career

Khan was studying sociology in St. Xavier's College, Mumbai when Michael Jackson's Thriller was telecast. She was so inspired, that although she hadn’t danced before that, it soon became her vocation. She learned to dance basically on her own, and set up a dance group. When the top choreographer of the time, Saroj Khan walked out of the film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Farah got her break, and this was her first film to choreograph. This was followed by many more songs which became national hits. She met actor Shahrukh Khan on the set of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and the two have since become good friends and started working together.

Rise to fame

Farah Khan achieved international recognition with her work in Monsoon Wedding, Bombay Dreams and Vanity Fair. She was nominated for a 2004 Tony Award as Best Choreographer, along with collaborator Anthony van Laast, for Bombay Dreams. She has won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award five times. Farah Khan then went on to direct her first film Main Hoon Na which was produced by Red Chillies Entertainment . The film was a huge success, and Khan became the second female director to be nominated for Filmfare Best Director Award. As a director, her second movie Om Shanti Om became the highest grossing Hindi film of all time at its time of release. Tees Maar Khan, her next directorial release, received mostly negative reviews but was a semi hit at the box office. In 2012 she will make her film acting debut in a leading role in Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, directed by Bela Bhansali Sehgal. Farah's ambitious project "Happy New Year" would roll by the end of 2012.

Other projects

Khan trained Colombian pop star Shakira for a Bollywood version of her hit Hips Don't Lie for the MTV Video Music Awards on 31 August 2006, which was hosted in Radio City Music Hall.On the second season of American reality TV show America's Got Talent, contestant Kashif Memon copied Khan's moves from Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in what he termed the "Bollywood Dance". Khan has also choreographed Kylie Minogue for the song "Chiggy Wiggy" in the movie Blue in 2009.
She hosted the celebrity chat show Tere Mere Beach Mein and was a judge on the reality television series Indian Idol - Season 1 & Season 2, Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega and Dance India Dance Li'l Masters. She is currently a judge alongside Hrithik Roshan and Vaibhavi Merchant on Star Plus' Just Dance.

Khan and her husband have started a production company called "Three's Company" named in honor of their triplets.


Farah Khan has received numerous awards for her choreographical work, predominantly from Filmfare.

Filmfare Awards

She won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award six times: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2011.She remains in second place for the most awards won in the category of Best Choreography, first place being Saroj Khan.

National Film Awards

    2004: National Film Award for Best Choreography - "Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala" (Koi Mil Gaya)

Awards of the International Indian Film Academy

    2001: Award for Technical Excellence
    2002: Award for Technical Excellence
    2005: Award for Technical Excellence, Best Debut Director
    2009: Best Choreography
    2011: Best Choreography

Star Screen Awards

    2001: Best Choreography
    2002: Best Choreography
    2004: Best Choreography
    2005: Best Debut Director

Zee Cine Awards

    2005: Best Debuting Director
    2011: Best Choreographer - "Sheila Ki Jawani" (Tees Maar Khan)

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