Ira Khan is the daughter of the Bollywood celebrity Aamir Khan and his first wife, Reena Dutta.
Ira Khan was born on 8 May 1997 (age 25 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.
Ira Khan as an infant in her brother Junaid Khan’s lap
From 2005 to 2014, she attended Lilavatibai Podar High School, Mumbai. In 2014, she joined in B.D. Somani International School, Mumbai, where she pursued a two-year IB Diploma. For a brief period in 2016, she enrolled in University College Utrecht, Netherlands to pursue a bachelor’s degree, but soon, she dropped out.
Childhood picture of Ira Khan with her father, Aamir Khan
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Colour: Black (with red highlights)
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Ira Khan’s father, Aamir Khan, is a celebrated Indian actor, film director, and producer who works in Hindi films. Her mother, Reena Dutta, is an actress-turned-film producer. Ira Khan’s brother, Junaid Khan, is also an actor.
Ira Khan with her father, Aamir Khan
From left to right, Junaid Khan, Ira Khan, and Reena Dutta
After 16 years of marriage, Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta got divorced in December 2002 following which Reena took custody of both the children. On 28 December 2005, Khan married Kiran Rao, an Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director who works in Hindi cinema.
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Together, Aamir and Kiran have a son Azad Rao Khan (born through a surrogate mother). In July 2021, Aamir and Kiran parted ways and announced that they would be raising their son Azad as co-parents.
Ira Khan with her half-brother, Azad Khan
Husband & Children
As of 2022, she is unmarried.
Until 2020, she was in a relationship with Indian singer and music composer Mishaal Kirpalani. Their relationship first made the headline in mid-2019 when Ira tagged Mishaal in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ feature on her Instagram in which a fan had asked her “Are you dating someone?”
Ira Khan and Mishaal Kirpalani
In 2020, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Ira Khan started dating celebrity fitness trainer Nupur Shikhare, who has been training former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen since 2008.
Nupur Shikhare and Ira Khan
On 22 September 2022, Nupur proposed to Ira Khan in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, where he was participating in the 2022 Ironman championship.
Ira Khan belongs to a Muslim Pathans or Pashtuns family. Originating from the Khan clan of Peshawar, Aamir Khan’s family follows Shia Islam. Meanwhile, Reena Dutta belonged to a Hindu-Bengali family. In an interview, Aamir Khan talked about his ethnicity and said,
My full name is Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan. A lot of Muslims keep Mohammed as a first name after the Prophet. My name is Aamir. Hussain is the surname. Khan is a tribe name or what, I don’t know. Khans are Pathans, I imagine. All of us are Pathans in terms of surname.”
Reena Dutta remained a practising Hindu even after marriage. Previously, Aamir Khan had declared that his kids will only follow Islam.
In January 2017, she started her career as a Production Intern at Equinox Films Pvt Ltd, where she worked for 3 months. Thereafter, she started working as a Freelance Assistant Director during which she worked on various advertisements. In 2019, Ira made her directorial debut with a theatre production, Euripides’ Medea. The play was an adaptation of Euripides’ Greek tragedy Medea and starred Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan and actress Hazel Keech. In 2020, she worked as an Assistant Director at the film and TV studio Tiger Baby. In March 2021, she launched Agatsu Foundation which focuses on prevailing mental health issues.
Trolled For a Playful Picture With Her Father (2018)
In 2018, she received criticism for a picture with her father, Aamir Khan, in which the father-daughter duo displayed a playful mood enjoying family time. The picture was considered inappropriate by netizens who slammed Aamir and Ira by posting numerous obscene comments.
Aamir and Ira Khan’s picture which attracted criticism from various netizens in 2018 for being inappropriate
Trolled For Dancing With Her Boyfriend (2019)
In June 2020, she posted a video on her Instagram account in which she was dancing and hugging her boyfriend Mishaal Kirpalani. While many were awed by the cuteness of the couple, Ira became a target of orthodox and conservative Islamists who believed that she was disrespecting her religion as her behaviour wasn’t that of an ideal ‘Muslima.’
Shamed For Wearing A Bikini Around Her Father (2022)
In 2022, Ira Khan celebrated her 25th birthday by throwing a pool party joined by family members Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Reena Dutta, and her boyfriend Nupur Shikhare. She posted pictures from her birthday pool party on her Instagram account in which she flaunted a two-piece bikini. Thereafter, the comment section of her pics accumulated with hate comments who shamed Ira for wearing a bikini in front of her father.
A snip of Ira Khan’s 2022 birthday post on Instagram in which conservative Islamists slammed her for wearing a bikini around her father
- Born to an actor father, Ira Khan did not want to follow in the footsteps of her father when it came to her career choice. In an interview, she revealed that she was never inclined towards acting. She said,
I’ve always felt more comfortable and enthusiastic about working off-stage or behind the camera rather than [being] in front of it. I’ve never felt the inclination to act except if it were in an action film, so I get to learn all the cool stunts. Then again… I can just learn how to do the stunts without a film to work on.”
- When she was six, she was diagnosed with Tuberculosis.
- In a video posted on her Instagram account, she revealed that she faced sexual harassment at the age of 14. She didn’t reveal the identity of the person and said that it took her about a year to realize that she was being molested after which she approached her parents for help.