Imran Khan is an Indian film actor. He is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan, producer-director Mansoor Khan and the grandson of Nasir Hussain, a noted director and producer. Khan gained popularity for his role in the 2008 film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na.
Khan was born to Anil Pal, a Bengali Indian, and Nuzhat Khan in Wisconsin, USA. His parents divorced when he was one and a half years old and he replaced his surname Pal with Khan. In India, he studied at Bombay Scottish School but left Scottish after standard 4 and moved to a boarding school in Ooty.
Khan made appearances as a child artist in Aamir's films, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992). Both times he played the role of a young Aamir Khan. He aspired to be a director, as that was his original plan before he entered Bollywood as an actor. Khan joined Kishore Namit Kapoor's Acting Institute in Mumbai.
Khan made his debut as a lead actor in the 2008 film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na directed by Abbas Tyrewala, produced by Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan and co-starring Genelia D'Souza. The film received rave reviews from critics and proved to be one of the biggest hits of the year. Khan was furthermore nominated for Best Male Debut at the 54th Filmfare Awards and won it along with Farhan Akhtar.
His next movie was Kidnap with Sanjay Dutt and Minissha Lamba, where he played a negative role. The movie flopped at the box office, attributed by critics to its poorly executed direction. However, Khan's performance was appreciated and earned him an IIFA Award nomination in 2009. Khan made his next appearance in the action film, Luck with Shruti Haasan and Sanjay Dutt. In 2010, he appeared in I Hate Luv Storys, directed by Punit Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar. The film went on to become a hit at the box office.
He was also seen in the romantic comedy movie Break Ke Baad starring opposite Deepika Padukone, directed by Danish Aslam and produced by Kunal Kohli. Later he worked in Delhi Belly, an English-language comedy directed by Abhinay Deo and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu with Kareena Kapoor.
Khan co-hosted the 54th Filmfare Awards alongside Ranbir Kapoor. Along with his uncle Aamir Khan, he appeared on the popular television show Dus Ka Dum hosted by Salman Khan. He also appeared on the show, Tere Mere Beach Mein along with Kareena Kapoor. In 2010, he made an appearance on the show Koffee with Karan alongside Ranbir Kapoor.
Imran married his long time girlfriend Avantika Malik on 10th January 2011 at a private civil ceremony at his uncle Aamir Khan's house in Pali Hill, Mumbai.
In 2013, he starred in the film 'Matr Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' opposite Anushka Sharma.