Aamir Khan is hands down one of the best actors in Bollywood. Over the years, he has proved his versatility in ways that have left the audience stunned. From playing an alien to a hefty wrestler, Aamir has done it all. He is a maverick, not only in front of the camera but also behind it. The 56-year-old has also gone through shocking body transformations as well, and it is rare to find that kind of dedication these days.
So, as Aamir rings in his 56th birthday today, let’s look at some of the most unforgettable characters played by Mr Perfectionist on screen. From PK to Ghajini, here are some of the most loved and memorable characters played by Aamir Khan.
5 unforgettable characters played by Aamir Khan
Dangal- Mahavir Singh Phogat
Based on the life of the Phogat family, Aamir played the real-life wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal. The actor’s performance had left everyone blown away. Not only did Aamir manage to nail Phogat’s mannerisms to the T, but he also went through a major physical transformation for the same. From having washboard abs to a paunch, Aamir changed it all. His performance left everyone amazed.
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PK will always be close to the audience’s heart and own a soft spot like no other character played by Aamir. He can make you cry, laugh and everything in between all at the same time. Aamir was seen as an innocent and cute alien who lands on Earth but loses his communication device. The movie brought quite a change in perspective when it comes to praying and worshipping Gods.
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3 Idiots- Rancho
Another heart touching character played by Aamir. The actor was seen as Racho who was an unconventional college student. Rancho had become an inspiration to the millenials and his ways of dealing with academics had become quite popular. The phrase, ‘All Is Well’ is still very much used by the fans and it is one of his evergreen dialogues. Another dialogue that struck a chord is, “Kamyab hone ke liye nahi, kabil hone ke liye padho…kamyabhi jhak mar ke piche aayegi…”
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Ghajini- Sanjay Singhania
Ghajini revolved around the life of a businessman who develops anterograde amnesia after a violent incident involving the death of his lady love. Aamir gave a bone-chilling performance and once again proved he is a versatile actor.
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Lagaan was one of the breakthrough characters for Aamir and this list would not be complete without a mention of it. Aamir portrayed a farmer who leads his village’s cricket team with such conviction leaving everyone floored. This was one of the blockbuster hits in Aamir’s career.
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We wish Mr Perfectionist a very happy birthday and hope he keeps giving such applaud worthy performances for years to come.