Fardeen Khan

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Fardeen Khan
Khan in 2021
Born (1974-03-08) 8 March 1974 (age 49)
Mumbai, India
Years active
  • 1998–2010
  • 2020–present
Natasha Madhvani
(m. 2005)
ParentFeroz Khan (father)
FamilyFeroz Khan family

Fardeen Khan (/ˈfɑːrdɛɛn/; born 8 March 1974) is an Indian actor who mainly works in Hindi films. Born to actor and film producer Feroz Khan and part of the Khan family, he is the recipient of a Filmfare Award.[1]

Khan made his acting debut with Prem Aggan (1998), for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He went onto star in the films Jungle (2000), Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001), Bhoot (2003), Dev (2004), and No Entry (2005). After this, his career declined, with several critical and commercial failures. After appearing in Dulha Mil Gaya in 2010, he took a break from acting.

Early life and education[edit]

Fardeen Khan was born on 8 March 1974 in Mumbai. He is the son of the Bollywood actor, director, and producer Feroz Khan.[2][3][4] His sister is Laila Khan. Khan is the nephew of actors Sanjay Khan and Akbar Khan. He is the cousin of Suzanne Khan and actor Zayed Khan.[5]

After graduating in business management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Khan returned to India to pursue a career in film and trained in acting at the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute.[6][7][8]


Early work (1998–2003)[edit]

Khan made his acting debut in 1998 with a leading role in the romance Prem Aggan, which garnered him the Filmfare Best Debut Award.[9] He then starred in the survival thriller Jungle, in 2000. Rediff.com wrote, "Fardeen redeems himself, after the disaster that was Prem Aggan."[10]

His career marked a turning point after he received critical recognition for the 2001 romantic thriller Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. Screen magazine noted, "Fardeen Khan as the happy-go-lucky photographer, is pleasing on the eye, light footed and comfortable with the part."[11] His other films of the year were the crime comedy Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega and the romantic drama Hum Ho Gaye Aapke, both box office failures.[12]

Khan had three releases in 2002: The romance Kitne Door Kitne Paas was a failure, while the romance drama Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein and the family drama Om Jai Jagadish received mixed responses. For the former, Planet Bollywood stated, "Fardeen comes out a winner with a decent performance. He's obviously put in some effort into his performance."[13] For the latter, Rediff.com said, "Fardeen looks good and smiles sweetly whenever the camera zooms onto his face. But he needs to learn there is more to playing a part than just looking good."[14] Khan again had three releases in 2003. The romantic comedy Khushi and the romantic thriller Janasheen both failed at the box office. For Khushi, Bollywood Hungama praised his performance and noted, "Fardeen Khan's performance is a revelation. The actor not only looks smashing, but does an equally smashing job in emotional sequences mainly, which were his weak points earlier."[15] The supernatural horror Bhoot was his only successful film that year.[16] Film critic Taran Adarsh wrote, "Fardeen Khan registers an impact in a small but significant role."[17]

Critical success (2004–2009)[edit]

Khan received critical acclaim for both his films in 2004. In Dev, he played a misguided law graduate.[18] Bollywood Hungama noted, "Fardeen Khan springs a surprise by enacting a difficult role with flourish. His scenes with the two veterans are proof enough that the youngster has evolved into a fine actor." Rediff.com wrote, "Fardeen portrays the transformation of the innocent but troubled youngster to jihadi sharpshooter with conviction."[19][20] He next played a hacker and thief in Fida. Rediff.com stated, "Fardeen is his usual suave self."[21]

Khan had his career's highest grosser in 2005, with No Entry, which became the highest-grossing film of 2005.[22] Planet Bollywood noted, "Fardeen Khan shows a great flair for comedy at his first attempt. He shares stellar situations with Anil Kapoor in the latter half of the film."[23] He went on to appear in Heyy Babyy (2007), Life Partner (2009), and All the Best: Fun Begins (2009), among others.

Hiatus and return to acting (2010–present)[edit]

In 2010, after his last starring role, Khan took a hiatus from the movie business in order to focus on his family. In December 2020, speculation arose that he may be planning a comeback to acting after being spotted outside the office of film director Mukesh Chhabra. Chhabra later confirmed that the two were exploring opportunities and that they would begin working on a new project in 2021.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Fardeen is married to Natasha Madhvani, daughter of actress Mumtaz.[25] The couple has a daughter and a son.[26]

In May 2001, Khan was arrested for attempting to buy cocaine.[27]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Prem Aggan Suraj Singh [28][29]
2000 Jungle Siddharth "Siddhu" Mishra [30][31]
2001 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Jai Bhatt [32]
Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega Rahul Kapoor / Khalid Muhammad
Hum Ho Gaye Aapke Rishi Oberoi
2002 Kitne Door Kitne Paas Jatin
Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein Abhay Indra Vishnu Pratap Singh
Om Jai Jagadish Jai Batra
2003 Khushi Karan Roy
Bhoot Sanjay
Janasheen Lucky Kapoor
2004 Dev Farhaan Ali
Fida Vikram Singh
2005 No Entry Shekhar "Sunny"
Shaadi No. 1 Raj Mittal
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena Arjun Verma
2006 Pyare Mohan Pyare
Aryan Sameer Cameo
2007 Just Married Abhay Sachdeva
Heyy Babyy Ali Haydar
Darling Aditya Soman
2009 Jai Veeru Jai
Life Partner Karan Malhotra
Acid Factory Romeo
All the Best: Fun Begins Veer Kapoor
2010 Dulha Mil Gaya Tej "Donsai" Dhanraj
2023 Visfot TBA Filming[33]
TBA Heeramandi TBA Netflix series; filming[34]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
1999 Bollywood Movie Awards Best Male Debut Prem Aggan Won [35]
Filmfare Awards Best Male Debut Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Male Debut Nominated [36]
2001 Bollywood Movie Awards Most Sensational Actor Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Nominated [37]
Screen Awards Jodi No. 1 (with Urmila Matondkar) Nominated [38]
2005 Stardust Awards Best Supporting Actor Fida Nominated [39]
2006 Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male No Entry Nominated [40]


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