Kabir Khan is an Indian film director, screenwriter and a cinematographer who is known for directing the unconventional movies like Kabul Express, New York and commercially successful Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Kabir was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh to a Muslim father, Rasheeduddin Khan and a Hindu mother Leela. He completed his studies from Kirorimal College of Delhi University and Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi
Kabir started his career at the age of 25 as a film cinematographer and made few documentaries like 'Beyond The Himalayas', which was aired over Discovery Channel and directed by Gautam Ghose. His first documentary film as director was 'The Forgotten Army', which is based on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Fauj covering him and his life. In 2001, Kabir made a few more successful documentary films including “The Titanic Sinks in Kabul” and “Taliban years and beyond”.
After finding success with documentaries, Kabir made Bollywood debut with the movie Kabul Express in 2006 which was awarded the 'Indira Gandhi Award' for Best First Film of a Director.
This was followed by New York which turned out to be a big hit. The movie was screened as the 'opening movie' at the 33rd International Cairo Film Festival and received favourable reviews.
In 2012, Kabir directed the movie Ek Tha Tiger and in 2015, he directed Bajrangi Bhaijaan. 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' became the second highest grossing movie in the history of Indian cinema at the time of its release. Amongst the many awards that it won, the movie also bagged the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
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