Aamir Khan is in a league of his own. He is one of the most versatile actors that the Indian film industry has seen in decades and he continues to stride along the victorious ride he has had for himself. His choice of films and their execution always has something different to offer. Ever since his debut, to date, he has done multi-faceted roles and managed to impress us with his flawless acting chops.
Even today, amidst the GenY crowd, he is one of the most bankable actors and he does a great job in playing his roles with utmost conviction and finesse. On his birthday, we list 10 of his films that show his versatility as an actor.
- Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
Aamir Khan did a sports-drama way early in his career when it wasn’t even that big a genre in Bollywood. With teenage romance, sibling squabbles, and school rivalry forming the core of this film, Aamir Khan did a great job as he played his role with utmost perfection. This film is one of the biggest blockbusters in his career and was a stepping stone very early in his filmography.
2. Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke (1993)
Rom-coms are always loved by the audiences, here Aamir donned a completely different role where he was a businessman struggling and doing his best to take care of his 3 children. A lot of people might not know, but he also co-wrote the screenplay of this film. Multi-talented and acing in every department we say.
3. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
Even though the film did not earn great numbers at the box office, today it is one of the most-watched Aamir Khan films on OTT platforms. The film had another Khan – none other than Salman Khan, and together they made this film an entertaining watch. Right from the casting to dialogues to the humorous appeal of the film – it was well received and to date is one of the finest movies that Aamir Khan ever did and shows his coming timing.
4. Sarfarosh (1999)
The perfectionist donned the role of a policeman in this film. His no-nonsense avatar was much appreciated by the audiences. Way before Rohit Shetty made a splashing entry in the cop-universe, Aamir Khan has been a part of a cop-drama and it is still one of the biggest hits of his career. He did not have a typically rough and tough cop character built in this film, but his acting skills were brilliantly showcased and he did a fine job at it.
5. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Who doesn’t like a good travel film? Aamir Khan was one of the first who opened the doors to travel films. The movie also had Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Khanna. The movie got so popular with its context of road trips that Goa become the ultimate travel destination for all the young people out of there. This movie almost set a trend with its light-hearted vibe. Aamir Khan’s happy go lucky nature and easy acting made this film a brilliant watch.
6. Lagaan (2001)
The one went for the Oscars and deservingly so. Lagaan is still watched every time it is being telecast or on the OTT platforms. This Ashutosh Gowariker directorial was a splendid watch that beautifully portrayed the simple joys of village life. The movie revolves around a cricket match in which the villagers play against the British to get rid of the burden of agricultural taxes. What made the movie a delightful watch is the interesting character sketches. Aamir’s portrayal of the rebellious and loved by all – Bhuvan is one of his most celebrated roles ever.
7. Rang De Basanti (2006)
When you know a film has bagged the National Award for Best Film, it sure is a stunning film. To date, Rang De Basanti is considered to be one of the jewels in Aamir’s film career. The unconventional storyline was a splendid watch. The theme of the movie is extremely relevant that shows how we are still looking for freedom even with the Britishers gone. The multi-starrer film had some of the finest performances. The film also had stellar music curated for it that made it a flawless piece.
8. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
One of Aamir Khan’s productions that left a mark in the Indian film industry. Even though Aamir played a supporting role as an art teacher in the film, the storyline of the movie is a deeply emotional one that connected with the audience. It revolves around a dyslexic boy, misunderstood by his family. This movie was also Aamir’s directorial debut. He donned the cap of the director and did a great job, further proving that he is not just meant to be in front of the camera, but behind it too.
9. 3 Idiots (2009)
Only expect Aamir Khan to do the undoable. A 40 plus actor playing the role of a young engineering student and that too, so convincingly. The movie was a massive hit and to date is one of the best and most-watched films that traces the struggles and joys deeply rooted in the lives of engineering students. The honest storyline is extremely relatable. Sharman Joshi and R Madhavan played their part to perfection too.
10. Dangal (2016)
Aamir Khan chooses roles as per his age and that shows his experience in his career. Dangal was a path-breaking film of sorts. He played the role of cranky aging father to two daughters. His relentless dedication to turn them into successful wrestlers is the storyline of this epic film. It was one of the most beautifully made biopics of recent times. It was a great launchpad for Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The film broke box office records and is one of the highest-grossing films in his career.