Aamir Khan makes debut on Instagram on 53rd birthday, rakes in 237k followers


Superstar Aamir Khan has a special gift for his fans on the occasion of his 53rd birthday. The Dangal star, who currently enjoys a massive social media following through Facebook and Twitter, on Tuesday, joined the Instagram family, according to timesnownews.com.

Expanding his digital imprints through the photo-sharing platform, Mr Perfectionist is looking to extend this via Instagram for his fans not only in India, but abroad too in markets like China, Turkey, Taiwan, and Russia, read a statement. He will keep fans abreast about his life and projects through the portal.

Even without a single post, Aamir, within a few hours, managed to rake in over 237k followers on the photo-sharing app. The Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood has over 23 million followers on Twitter whereas his Facebook page is liked by 15 million people.

Aamir will have a working birthday this year, he told a leading daily in an interview. But the superstar wishes to spend it with hi mother, if his director allows. “My birthday plan is always to try and spend time with my mother. This year, as I’m away from home, I’ve requested my director, Victor (Vijay Krishna Acharya), to relieve me for a day. If that happens, I’ll travel to Mumbai to be with my mother. But if it’s not possible then she will come to Jodhpur. She’s the person because of whom I’m in this world, so I want to spend this day with her,” he told DNA.

Aamir, who is currently in Jodhpur shooting for his upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan, has a career that spans over three decades. Son of producer Tahir Hussain and Zeenat, this multi faceted actor, who has donned the hat of a director and producer several times, has given innumerable hits.

Before making his debut with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988, Aamir featured in several films as a child artiste. Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Andaz Apna Apna, Rangeela, Raja Hindustani, Sarfarosh, Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Talaash: The Answer Lies Within and Dangal are some of his blockbusters.

He was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010.

Happy 53rd, Aamir Khan!


Photo Credit: Aamir Khan for GQ magazine