Fardeen Khan was born on March 8, 1974, to legendary Bollywood actor-filmmaker Feroz Khan and Sundari Khan. Fardeen is originally Pathan; his grandfather Sadiq Ali Khan Tanoli migrated from the Ghazni city of Afghanistan. (All photos/mid-day archives)
Born and raised in Mumbai, Fardeen went to Juhu's popular school - Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai. After completing his graduation in Business Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fardeen pursued an acting course from Kishore Namith Kapoor Acting School.
Fardeen Khan is the nephew of Bollywood actors Sanjay Khan and Akbar Khan. His uncle Sanjay was a popular actor in the 1960s and 1970s and went on to famously portraying Tipu Sultan in a 1990s television series. Actors Zayed Khan, Hrithik Roshan's ex-wife Sussanne Khan and jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali are Fardeen's cousins.
Fardeen Khan has a sister - Laila Khan - who is four years older to him. Laila is married to Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewala, who is actress Pooja Bedi's ex-husband.
Fardeen Khan with his mother Sundari Khan. Fardeen's mom Sundari and his late father Feroz had divorced in 1985.
Fardeen Khan co-debuted with actress Meghna Kothari with the 1998 film Prem Aggan, which was written, produced and directed by his father Feroz Khan. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for Prem Aggan.
In pic: Fardeen Khan pictured here with cousin Farah Khan Ali.
Fardeen Khan went on to star in films such as Jungle (2000), Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), Om Jai Jagadish (2002), Janasheen (2005), No Entry (2005), Heyy Babyy (2007), and All the Best: Fun Begins (2009).
In pic: Fardeen with his late father Feroz Khan and wife Natasha Madhwani.
In 2005, Fardeen Khan got married to Natasha Madhwani, daughter of veteran actress Mumtaz. The couple is parents to daughter Diani Isabella Khan (born in 2013) and son Azarius (born in 2017).
This is a recent photo of Fardeen Khan with wife Natasha Madhwani with son Azarius and daughter Diani Isabella Khan at the Mumbai airport was clicked in December 2018.
A few years before his marriage, Fardeen Khan had courted controversy when he was arrested in 2001, on charges of cocaine possession. Charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, Khan had, however, claimed that he had attempted to buy only one gram of cocaine as against NCB claim that nine grams of cocaine were found on him and Nasir Shaikh who allegedly sold him the drug.
Ten years later, a special trial judge said that Fardeen Khan could only be tried for attempting to buy one and not nine grams of cocaine as sought by the NCB. He was granted immunity from prosecution in February 2012, after he went through a de-addiction process.
Talking about the court battle against cocaine possession charges, Fardeen Khan had told mid-day, "I had the utmost confidence in our legal system, and the verdict of the honourable court proved I was right to have such faith. My family and I have been through a lot in that period."
Pictured: Fardeen with wife Natasha Madhwani and mom Sundari Khan.
Fardeen Khan's rock through those trying times was his wife Natasha. "She was with me in my fight," said the actor.
Pictured: Fardeen with cousin Zayed Khan.
Fardeen Khan's career suffered due to the cocaine controversy. Fardeen Khan's last Bollywood outing was the 2010 film Dulha Mil Gaya, which also starred Sushmita Sen and Shah Rukh Khan. It failed to be successful at the box-office. The actor didn't act in any film after Dulha Mil Gaya.
Pictured: Fardeen with Shama Sikander.
Over the years, Fardeen Khan was seriously contemplating turning a producer. The actor had been listening to scripts and was also keen on working on his father Feroz Khan's Qurbani remake. However, nothing concrete could take place and the film shelved.
Pictured: Fardeen Khan performing at the MTV Style Awards in 2005.
Fardeen Khan was rumoured to be making his Bollywood comeback with a sequel to No Entry but the buzz faded soon.
Pictured: Fardeen Khan with older sister Laila Khan during an outing.
Here's a look at some candid pictures of Fardeen Khan, from his younger days and interesting facts about the actor!
Fardeen Khan is a huge WWE wrestling fan.
Pictured: Fardeen Khan posing for pictures with Hollywood star Will Smith during one of Smith's earlier visits to India.
Fardeen Khan was first signed for Abbas-Mustan's Race. He was the first choice to play the role of Saif Ali Khan's brother, which was later played by Akshaye Khanna.
Pictured: Fardeen Khan with Koena Mitra at an event.
Fardeen Khan had signed Hansal Mehta's Shaadi.com, which was launched by Feroz Khan in 2005. The film, which also starred Celina Jaitley and Paresh Rawal, got shelved later.
Pictured: Fardeen Khan with wife Natasha Madhwani (L) and sister Laila Khan (R) at a party.
Remember Neil Nitin Mukesh's Jail? Fardeen Khan was the first choice for the role.
Fardeen Khan was also signed for Partho Gosh's Chaiyaan Chaiyaan. The film was supposed to star Preity Zinta as the lead actress, however, this film too shelved.
Feroz Khan had also launched Tera Saath Hain Kitna Pyaara, which was to star Fardeen Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. However, the film shelved as Ash opted out of it.
Here's wishing Fardeen Khan a very happy birthday!
Bollywood legend Feroz Khan's son, actor Fardeen Khan turns 47 today. We look at some throwback pictures and interesting facts of the Bollywood heartthrob of the early 2000s
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