Kiran Rao

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NameKiran Rao
ProfessionIndian film producer, writer and director
Years Active2004-Present
Date of BirthNovember 7, 1973
Age (In 2023)50 Years
Birth PlaceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
CasteChitrapur Saraswat Brahmin
Mother TongueKonkani
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet inches- 5ft 3in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusDivorced
HusbandAamir Khan (divorced) (2005-2021)
aamir khan with ex-wife kiran rao
Marriage DateDecember 28, 2005
Son(s)Azad Rao Khan
kiran rao with her son azad rao khan
Junaid Khan (step-son)
kiran rao with junaid khan
Daughter(s)Ira Khan (step-daughter)
kiran rao with daughter ira khan
FatherC R Rao
MotherUma Rao
Brother(s)Belle Shrinivas Rao
Cousin(s)Aditi Rao Hydari
kiran rao with her cousin aditi rao hydari
Other Relative(s)
Uncle(s)Ehsaan Hydari
Aunt(s)Vidya Rao Hydari (classical singer & writer)
Nandini Rao (journalist)
Grandfather (Paternal)J. Rameshwar Rao (Raja of Wanaparthy)
Grandmother (Paternal)Shanta Rameshwar Rao (educationist)
Education Details
SchoolLoreto House, Kolkata, West Bengal
La Martiniere for Girls, Kolkata, West Bengal
CollegeJamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Sophia College for Women, Mumbai
Educational QualificationMasters in Mass Communication
Graduation in Economics
Debut MovieDhobi Ghat (as Director, 2011)
Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (as Producer, 2008)
Movies (as Director)Laapataa Ladies (2024)
Dhobi Ghat (2011)
Movies (as Producer)Laal Singh Chaddha (2022)
Rubaru Roshni (Documentary, 2019)
Secret Superstar (2017)
Dangal (2016)
Talaash (2012)
Delhi Belly (2011)
Dhobi Ghat (2011)
Peepli Live (2010)
Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008)
Movies (as Actress)Dil Chahta Hai (cameo, 2001)
Music Video (as Singer)Toofan Aalaya (2017)
Contact/Social Media Details
Other Details
Food HabitVegan
Kiran Rao is an Indian film producer, writer, and director, best known for being the ex-wife of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. She was born on 7 November 1973 into a middle-class family to C R Rao and Uma Rao in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India but grew up in Kolkata. She has a brother named Belle Shrinivas Rao. 1 2 3
kiran rao
Her father, C R Rao is a Kannada-speaking Brahmin from Mysuru, Karnataka. He is a retired army officer and later worked as an engineer in the steel industry. 4
Her mother, Uma Rao is a Konkani-speaking Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin. 4
She studied at Loreto House and La Martiniere for Girls in Kolkata, West Bengal. Following this, Rao moved to Mumbai to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Economics at Sophia College. Subsequently, she earned her master’s in Mass Communication at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi. 5 6
After completing her studies, she worked as an RJ at All India Radio and hosted the midnight show. However, as she aspired to become an assistant director (AD), she began assisting the ad filmmaker Shamin Desai for Rs. 10,000 per month. Reema Kagti, her senior from college, invited her to be a third assistant director (AD) on Lagaan. Following Lagaan, she served as an AD on Monsoon Wedding (2001), Saathiya (2002), and Swades (2004). 3
Kiran Rao has a royal lineage as her paternal grandfather, J. Rameshwar Rao, held the title of the Raja of Wanaparthy from 1944 until 1971 when the Indian government abolished the Privy Purses. He joined the Indian Foreign Service and served as commissioner for the Government of India in several African nations. Additionally, he was a Member of Parliament from the Mahabubnagar constituency from 1957 to 1977.
Actress Aditi Rao Hydari is Kiran Rao’s first cousin, as Kiran’s mother, Uma Rao, and Aditi’s mother, Vidya Rao, are sisters. 7
Her brother, Belle Shrinivas Rao, also known as B. Shrinivas Rao, holds a directorial position in Paani Foundation and Vedavid Realtors Private Limited. 8
She also did an uncredited cameo in Dil Chahta Hai (2001).
Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan first met on the sets of Lagaan, where she was working as a third assistant director (AD). After that, they got in touch again and became friends on the set of an ad commercial that Aamir was shooting with Ashutosh Gowariker, and Rao was assisting Gowariker. They were in a live-in relationship for more than a year before tying the knot on 28 December 2005 in an intimate ceremony among family and friends. 6
She made her directorial debut with the 2011 film ‘Dhobi Ghat,’ which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was also nominated for the BAFTA Awards. 5
After experiencing a couple of miscarriages, Kiran and Aamir’s son, Azad Rao Khan, was born through a surrogate mother on 25 November 2011. 9
In 2013, Kiran Rao revealed on Karan Johar’s chat show “Koffee With Karan” that Aamir hates taking a shower and has an eating disorder. Aamir defended himself, saying, “I do take a bath when I go out for work. Considering most of the time I step out for work, I take a bath most of the time. It is only when I am not stepping out or when I am on holiday that I don’t take a bath.” 10
Rao was appointed as the chairperson of the Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI) in 2015.
In 2015, Aamir expressed his and Kiran Rao’s concerns about rising intolerance in India at an event in New Delhi. As a consequence, Aamir Khan faced heavy criticism and was subsequently dropped as the brand ambassador of the Incredible India initiative in 2016.
Rao has been a vegan and also influenced her then-husband Aamir Khan to quit non-vegetarian food and adopt a vegan lifestyle in 2015. 11
In 2016, Rao co-founded Paani Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to drought prevention and watershed management in Maharashtra. Additionally, she contributed by singing the Marathi song “Toofan Aalaya” for the Paani Foundation in 2017.
Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan shocked everyone when they announced their separation via a joint statement on 3 July 2021 after 15 years of marriage. Despite their separation, Rao maintains a close bond with Khan and his children, Junaid Khan and Ira Khan. During Ira’s wedding with gym trainer Nupur Shikhare, Kiran was seen celebrating with Aamir and other family members. 12
kiran rao enjoying in ira khans wedding
Her second film as a director, ‘Laapataa Ladies,’ is set to release in theaters on 1 March 2024. 5
A Poster of Laapataa Ladies
A Poster of Laapataa Ladies

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