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Aamir Khan Productions is an Indian motion picture production and distribution company,

based in Mumbai. The company was founded in 2001 by actor Aamir Khan. The company has
produced four films so far, all of which succeeded commercially and critically.

B. Shrinivas Rao is the Executive Producer for Aamir Khan Productions and Khan's wife, Kiran
Rao also serves as a producer; she was the Associate Producer for both Taare Zameen Par (Like
Stars on Earth) and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.[1]


• 1 History
• 2 Films produced/to be produced by Aamir Khan Productions
• 3 References

• 4 External links

[edit] History
Aamir Khan Productions (AKP) was set up in 1999 by Hindi film actor Aamir Khan with the
purpose of producing the film Lagaan. He decided to produce Lagaan after the script was not
purchased by any other studio. B. Shrinivas Rao also joined Aamir Khan Productions as the Line
Producer on Lagaan. The movie was released in 2001, starring Khan as the lead actor. The film
was both a major critical and commercial success, and was selected as India's official entry to the
74th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. It was eventually chosen
and nominated in that category along with four other foreign films but lost to No Man's Land.
The film won many major awards at several award functions such as Filmfare and IIFA.

B. Shrinivas Rao later served as the Executive Producer on Khan's directorial debut Taare
Zameen Par and became the Executive Producer for the production company, supervising all of
its productions. Khan also starred in Taare Zameen Par, sharing the screen with the debut of
child actor Darsheel Safary and Tisca Chopra. The film was initially conceived of and developed
by the husband and wife team, Amole Gupte and Deepa Bhatia. It tells the story of a young child
who suffers in school until a teacher identifies him as dyslexic. The movie was critically
acclaimed,[2] as well as a major box office success. Taare Zameen Par won the 2008 Filmfare
Best Movie Award as well as a number of other Filmfare and Star Screen Awards. It was
declared tax free by the Government of Delhi.[3] Khan's wife, Kiran Rao also worked as the
Associate Producer for Taare Zameen Par.

The third film produced by the company is Abbas Tyrewala's Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, which was
released in July 2008. It marked the debut of Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan's nephew Imran
Khan. The movie was both commercially and critically acclaimed.[4]

The latest film produced by the production company is Anusha Rizvi's Peepli Live. The film
released on 13 August 2010 having a very low budget starring Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir
Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Naseeruddin Shah. Story was
based on the suicides committed by the Indian farmers due to bad conditions of theirs financial
status. Peepli Live had its Melbourne premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival
MIFF 2010 on 6 August 2010 at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. In 2004, Rizvi asked Amir
Khan to read her script and, although he initially refused as he was preoccupied with shooting
Mangal Pandey: The Rising, he eventually relented and decided to finance the film after she
described the plot to him.

[edit] Films produced/to be produced by Aamir Khan


Year Film

2001 Lagaan

2007 Taare Zameen Par

2008 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

2010 Peepli Live

2011 Dhobi Ghaat

2011 Delhi Belly