In an industry as fickle as this one, Aamir Khan has successfully managed to finish 30 years. The actor turns 56 today and it is cause for celebration for the entire film industry. The quietest of the three Khans, Aamir is often looked at as the best actor out of the three of them.
Sure, Shah Rukh Khan is the Baadshah and Salman Khan is everyone’s Bhai, but it was Aamir Khan who started the 100 crore club with Ghajini, the 200 crore club with 3 Idiots and the 300 crore club with PK. In fact, Dangal was so popular that it did a brisk business in China almost a year after it was released in India. So, if SRK is the King of Hearts, Salman is the King of the Aam Junta, Aamir is definitely the King of the Box-Office. On his birthday, we list his 10 highest-grossing films in India. (without adjusting to inflation).
1. Dangal (2016)
Box-office: 387.38 crores
A sports drama, Dangal focused on bringing the story of home-grown Indian talent to the silver screen.
2. PK (2014)
Box-office: 340.80 crores
There are many reasons to love the film, one of them being that it makes relevant points about religion. But also because Khan shares screen with another perfectionist Ranbir Kapoor in the climax of the film.
3. Dhoom 3 (2013)
Box-office: 284 .27 crores
Only Aamir Khan can make a mindless film work at the box-office. His chemistry with Katrina Kaif was amazing too!
4. 3 Idiots (2009)
Box-office: 202.95 crores
This film was a boon for everyone who was forced to study to the point of committing suicide.
5. Thugs Of Hindostan (2018)
Box-office: 151.19 crores
Even though the film was heavily panned, it still holds the record of the biggest opening day for any Hindi film in India.
6. Ghajini (2008)
Box-office: 114 crores
The film which started the 100 crore club in Bollywood and how can we forget the craze of the Ghajini haircut.
7. Talaash (2012)
Box-office: 93.40 crores
Aamir, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rani Mukerji in one film… winner all the way!
8. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
Box-office: 61 crores
There was not a dry eye in the audience when this film released. Even today, listening to Maa from this movie makes adults tear up.
9. Fanaa (2006)
Box-office: 54 crores
Khan dropped the chocolate boy roles for his first anti-hero stance in Fanaa. This was the first time Kajol and Khan romanced on screen.
10. Rang De Basanti (2006)
Box-office: 52 crores
How is it possible for an actor to star in such relevant movies all the time? Rang De Basanti changed the face of Indian cinema and what activism meant to the Indian public.
[Header Image: Aamir Khan]