Kiran Rao Age, Net Worth, Height, Family, Husband, Biography

Kiran Rao is a highly respected figure in the Indian film industry. She is married to Aamir Khan. She is famous for her roles as a film producer, writer, and director. Rao teamed up to start the Paani Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to tackling drought issues in Maharashtra.


Full NameKiran Rao Khan
ProfessionFilm Producer, Screenwriter and Director
Famous AsFilm Producer
Nick NameKiran
Date of Birth7 November 1973
Age50 Years Old
BirthplaceTelangana, Hyderabad, India
HometownKolkata, India
Mother TongueBengali 
Zodiac SignScorpio
HobbiesYet To Update
Food HabitsVegan
Educational QualificationBachelor’s in Economics Honours
Masters in Mass Communication
School NameLoreto House, Kolkata, India
College/UniversitySophia College for Women, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
DebutAssistant Director: Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India (2001)
Producer: Taare Zameen Par (2007)
Director: Dhobi Ghat (2011)

Early Life

Kiran Rao was born on 7th November 1973 in Hyderabad and grew up in Kolkata. In 1992, her parents decided to leave Calcutta, so she moved to Mumbai with Ajay Goyal. She graduated with a major in food sciences from Sophia College for Women in 1995. She attended the Social Communications Media course at Sophia Polytechnic for two months but then quit and left for Delhi. She obtained her master’s degree at AJK Mass Communication Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

Actress Aditi Rao Hydari is Kiran Rao’s first cousin. Rao’s paternal and Hydari’s maternal grandfather, J. Rameshwar Rao, was the Raja of Wanaparthy, a large estate under the Nizam of Hyderabad. Wanaparthy is now a district of Telangana.


Kiran Rao began her career as the assistant director of the famous movie Lagaan, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Later, she also assisted him on Swades: We, the People. Lagaan received a nomination at the 74th Academy Awards in the foreign language film category and was produced and starred by Aamir Khan. Before Lagaan, she had a small supporting role in Dil Chahta Hai. She also served as the second assistant director with Academy Award-nominated director Mira Nair on the independent hit Monsoon Wedding.

Rao wrote and directed the film Dhobi Ghat, released in January 2011 under Aamir Khan Productions. Currently, she is working on her next film, which will have connections to Kolkata.

In 2015, Kiran Rao was appointed as the chairperson of the Mumbai Film Festival – MAMI. Additionally, she showcased her singing talent by performing a Marathi song, ‘Toofan Aalaya,’ the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup Anthem.


Father NameShrinivas Rao
Mother NameBelle Shrinivas Rao

Physical Appearance

Kiran Rao Height
Height (Approx.)in centimeters – 160 cm
in meters – 1.60 m
in feet inches – 5’ 3”
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack

Relationship Status

Kiran Rao with Aamir khan
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseAamir Khan (2005-2021)
ChildrenAzad Rao Khan
Junaid Khan (step-son)
Ira Khan (step-daughter)

Net Worth & Salary

Kiran Rao Networth
Net Worth in USD (Approx.)$20 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees (Approx.)₹164 Cr
Car & Bike CollectionYet To Update
Income SourceFilmmaking

Social Media Handles

Kiran Rao Instagram Profile
Instagram @_kiranraokhan
Twitter @ikiranrao


  • Filmfare Award: For Best Director for “Taare Zameen Par”
  • Multiple nominations awards: For other prestigious 
  • Nominated for 74th Academy Awards: In the foreign language film category for Lagaan

5 Facts About Kiran Rao

  1. Kiran Rao was born in a Telugu family in Telangana but grew up in Kolkata.
  2. She doesn’t eat meat, and she convinced her husband, Aamir Khan, to stop eating meat too.
  3. Kiran Rao and actress Aditi Rao Hydari are close relatives. Aditi is the daughter of her father’s sister.
  4. In 2015, she led the Mumbai Film Festival – MAMI as the chairperson.
  5. Kiran Rao even sang a Marathi song called “Toofan Aala,” which was the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup Anthem.


In 2015, the couple faced trouble when Khan talked about the increasing intolerance in India. Rao even thought about moving out of the country because they were worried about their child’s future.

Kiran Rao Songs Lyrics


How did Kiran Rao enter the film industry?

Kiran Rao started as an assistant director on “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India”.

What are Kiran Rao’s most notable achievements?

Her directorial debut, “Taare Zameen Par,” won critical acclaim and the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film. 

What are Kiran Rao’s future aspirations?

Kiran Rao aims to continue making impactful films and expand her social work in areas like education and healthcare.

What is Kiran Rao’s latest movie?

The most recent movies for Kiran Rao were Laal Singh Chaddha and Secret Superstar.

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