Indian actor, Aamir Khan and his producer-director wife, Kiran Rao have announced that they are separating after 15 years of marriage as they’ve revealed they want to “begin a new chapter in our lives – no longer as husband and wife”.
The divorce of their celebrity pair, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, is swiftly becoming a prominent topic throughout Indian news channels.
Thedistin.com has gathered some gist circulating around the divorce of the two now ex-couple.
1. When did Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao first meet? – Answer is in 2001
The duo first met on the sets of Lagaan, in 2001. In an interview, Aamir had said “Kiran was one of the ADs (assistant directors) on that but at that time, we didn’t have any relationship, we were not even great friends. She was one of the people on the unit. It was after my separation and divorce after some time that I met her again.”
2. Is this Aamir Khan’s first divorce? – Answer is no. He divorced from Reena Dutta in 2002
Aamir, one of the most respected and loved actors in the country, was married to Reena Dutta for 16 years but the couple got divorced in 2002.
Following his divorce, Aamir found love again in Kiran Rao. “In that moment of trauma, her (Kiran’s) phone came and I talked to her on the phone for half an hour. And when I put the phone down, I said, ‘My God! I feel so happy when I talk to her.’ It struck me in that instant that when I am talking to her I am so happy,” Aamir had once shared about how he fell for Kiran.
3. When did Aamir Khan marry Kiran Rao? – Answer is they got married in 2005
Three years after his divorce from Reena Dutta, Aamir Khan married Kiran Rao on December 28, 2005. The couple had a private function for friends and family at Aamir’s farmhouse in Panchgani.
4. How many children has Aamir Khan? – Answer is he has three kids
Aamir Khan has in total three children. He had two with his ex-wife, Reena Dutta and one with Kiran Rao.
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao welcomed their son Azad Rao Khan through IVF surrogacy in 2011. Aamir already has a daughter and son from his previous marriage to Reena Dutta.
5. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announced divorce on July 3, 2021
Aamir Khan and producer-director Kiran Rao announced their decision to get divorced, saying they were ready to start a new chapter as co-parents and family for each other.
Khan, 56, and Rao, 47, will continue to work as collaborators on movies, their NGO Paani Foundation and other professional projects, the couple said in a joint statement. “In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy and laughter,” the statement said.
6. Is Fatima Sana Shaikh the reason behind Aamir Khan’s divorce?
JKnewsline.com reports that Fatima Sana Shaikh and Aamir Khan are close enough to prompt the latter to divorce his wife for 15 year.
But reports of closeness of Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh were doing the rounds for sometime now and people were curious to know if something was brewing between both of them.
Rumours regarding Fatima Sana Shaikh and Aamir Khan garnered strength when he pitched her name for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. Aamir’s special attention to Fatima’s character and his personal involvement in giving her the meaty role had irked Katrina Kaif, there were reports of Katrina and Fatima not going along well on the sets.
Nevertheless, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Aamir Khan had acted in superhit movie Dangal in which the latter had acted as her father who trains Fatima to become a world champion in wrestling.