17 Facts About Farah Khan


Farah Khan Kunder was born on 9 January 1965 and is an Indian film director, writer, film producer, actress, dancer and choreographer who works predominantly in Hindi films.


Farah Khan's father, Kamran Khan, is a stuntman-turned-filmmaker.


Farah Khan is thus a first cousin of film personalities Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar.


Farah Khan has one brother, Sajid Khan, who is a comedian, actor and film director.


Farah Khan married Shirish Kunder, the editor of her film Main Hoon Na, on 9 December 2004.


Farah Khan was studying sociology in St Xavier's College, Bombay when the music video of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was released.


Farah Khan was so inspired, that although she hadn't danced before that, it soon became her vocation.

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Farah Khan learned to dance basically on her own, and set up a dance group.


Farah Khan met actor Shahrukh Khan on the sets of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and the two have since become good friends and started working together.


Farah Khan has won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award six times.


Farah Khan then went on to direct her first film Main Hoon Na starring Shahrukh Farah Khan which was produced by Red Chillies Entertainment.


Farah Khan became the second female director to be nominated for Filmfare Best Director Award.


Farah Khan initially announced her plans to direct Happy New Year in 2005, multiple delays and cast changes occurred over a number of years.


Farah Khan trained Colombian pop star Shakira for a Bollywood version of her song Hips Don't Lie for the MTV Video Music Awards on 31 August 2006.


Farah Khan has choreographed Kylie Minogue for the song "Chiggy Wiggy" in the 2009 movie Blue.


Farah Khan judged dance reality show Just Dance alongside Hrithik Roshan and Vaibhavi Merchant on Star Plus.


In 2015, Farah Khan replaced Salman Farah Khan and hosted the reality show Bigg Boss Halla Bol, the spin-off of Bigg Boss season 8.