Kiran Rao is one of the famous first ladies of Bollywood, whose claim to fame, besides being the wife of “Mr Perfectionist” Aamir Khan, is that she is among the most talented young producers, directors and screenwriters in the Hindi film industry today. Kiran has made a great contribution to the modern cinema in the country, with some exemplary film making which meets the demands of the international audience.
Net Worth: $ 20 million
Income Sources: Kiran Rao is a leading producer, director and screenwriter in the Hindi film industry.
Born: 7th November, 1973 (41 years old)
Marital Status: Married to actor Aamir Khan since 2005. They have a son called Azad, who was born in 2011. They named him after Abul Kalaam Azad.
Kiran Rao was born in Bangalore and hails from a royal family, with her paternal grandfather being the Raja of Wanaparthy. However, Kiran was raised in the city of Kolkata, where she pursued her schooling from Loreto House. Later in 1992, her parents moved to Mumbai, where she studied economics in Sophia College for Women. Kiran then went to Delhi for getting a Masters Degree from AJK Mass Communication Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia. She is related to the young and sensational actress Aditi Rao Hydari from the maternal side of the family. Kiran’s marriage to Aamir Khan was a controversial one, because Aamir broke up with his wife Reena Dutta in 2002 after his affair with Kiran. They live in their Mumbai home and Kiran is known for her simple lifestyle, in which she follows a Vegan diet.
Kiran Rao’s entry in Bollywood was an impressive one, when she made her debut as an assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker in the globally acclaimed film called “Lagaan”. This is where she met Aamir Khan and a relationship blossomed between the two of them. Aamir was the lead actor as well as the producer of the movie, which was nominated for the 74th Academy Awards in the category of best foreign language film. Later, Kiran assisted Ashutosh for his next venture too, which was the Shahrukh Khan starrer, “Swades: We, the People”, which came in 2004. Another landmark in the career of this talented young woman came in the form of the international venture “Monsoon Wedding” in 2001, in which she assisted well known director, Mira Nair. Kiran’s first independent directorial venture was “Dhobi Ghat”, a 2011 release, which was also scripted by her and produced by her home banner Aamir Khan Productions. Some films which she has handled as a producer are “Taare Zameen Par”, “Jaane tu…..Ya Jaane Na”, “Talaash”, “Peepli Live” and “Delhi Belly”. Currently, Kiran is working on her next script, which is going to be a story based in Kolkata. Incidentally, Kiran Rao has been spotted doing a small cameo in the film called “Dil Chahta Hai”. She is considered among the most intelligent and talented star wives in the industry today. Who knows, one day we might see her doing a full-fledged acting role in Bollywood!