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Bollywood’s cerebral couple, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, have parted ways after 15 years of marriage. They collaborated on several film and television projects and a philanthropic mission on water management in the drought-hit areas of Maharashtra.
They have a nine-year-old son, Azad Rao Khan.
The news has taken many in the film industry as well as their fans by surprise. This is the second divorce for Mr. Perfectionist, who had divorced his first wife, Reena Dutta, in 2002. They had married in 1986 during the shooting of his debut blockbuster, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). Aamir has two kids, Junaid and Ira, from his first marriage.
“In these 15 beautiful years together, we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy and laughter, and our relationship has only grown in trust, respect and love. Now we would like to begin a new chapter in our lives – no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family for each other. The divorce has taken place when Aamir is busy completing his next ambitious movie, Lal Singh Chadha, a remake of Tom Hanks; Oscar-winning Forest Gump (1994), which stars Kareena Kapoor in the lead opposite him.
Aamir and Kiran had met while they were working on Lagaan (2001). While Aamir was the actor-producer of the film, Kiran worked as an assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker. They married in 2005. Later, they worked together on several projects, including Dhobi Ghat (2010), directed by Kiran.
In 2016, they co-founded an NGO called Paani Foundation to work in drought prevention . Also watershed management in the arid areas of Maharashtra.
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