Ahmed Khan (choreographer)

Ahmed Khan (born 3 June 1974) is an Indian choreographer, producer, actor, director, and writer. He has choreographed several films after a brief acting stage, and has moved onto writing, producing, and directing other Bollywood films. As of 2019, Khan is judging celebrity dance show Nach Baliye 9 on Star Plus.

Ahmed Khan Mulla
Born (1974-06-03) 3 June 1974 (age 45)
OccupationFilm actor, Director, Choreographer
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Shaira Ahmed Khan[1]
ChildrenAzaan Khan
Subhaan Khan

Early lifeEdit

Khan was born in Pune, Maharastra on 3 June 1974. He served as a child actor in Mr. India before pursuing a successful career choreography. He was commercially and critically acclaimed for his debut movie Taal.


After Mr. India, he worked as a choreographer for Taal, Ghajini, and Kick. During this, he also served as director for Lakeer – Forbidden Lines, and worked on Fool n Final, a comedy film. He wrote and produced Paathshaala and Ek Paheli Leela. His latest directing venture Baaghi 2 was a blockbuster success at the Box Office.

Khan served as judge for Dance India Dance Lil Master for its third season, and was popular among contestants, referring to him as "Pappi King".[2] Currently he is a judge in the show nach baliye season 9 Ahmed Khan is all set to direct Baaghi 3 in 2020, starring Tiger Shroff and Shradha Kapoor.

Personal lifeEdit

Ahmed Khan is married to Shaira Khan, who is a model and is now a producer with Paperdoll Entertainment. Together, they produced the movie Paathshaala and Ek Paheli Leela. Many of Khan's awards, including his from Filmfare Awards , IIFA, Screen & AIBA for Kick, are dedicated to his wife.

Khan lives in Andheri with their two sons, Azaan Khan and Subhaan Khan.[3]

Khan has narrowly escaped from death twice. He filmed a movie at the Twin Towers only two days before the September 11 attacks. He also cancelled his hotel reservations at the last minute; the hotel was destroyed in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.[4]


  • Awarded Filmfare Best Choreography Award for Kick 2015.
  • Awarded IIFA Award for Kick 2015.
  • Awarded Screen Awards for the best choreographer for Kick 2015.
  • Awarded AIBA Award for best choreography for Kick 2015.
  • Awarded SICA award for Heropanti 2015.
  • National award for best choreography for Rangeela 1995.
  • Awarded Filmfare Best Choreography Award for Rangeela 1995.
  • Awarded Mtv IMMIES for Best Pop Remix.
  • Awarded Ecole Solitaire "Ordinary to extra ordinary role model award" for outstanding achievement & for emerging as one of the best dance directors in the country.
  • Awarded Telugu Filmfare Award for Best choreographer for Ganesh in 2000.
  • Awarded Kannada Filmfare Award for Best choreographer for Yuva in 2005.
  • Awarded "Indian film dance director's association award" in 2012.
  • Awarded "Golden Jubilee" Subhash Ghai award for Taal.
  • Awarded "Indian films & television choreographers association award of appreciation" in 2016.
  • Awarded "Star Screen Award" for Best Action for Baaghi 2 2019.
  • Awarded "Zee Cine Award" for Best Action for Baaghi 2 2019.
  • Awarded "Power Brands" Jury Award for Best Action for Baaghi 2 2019.
  • Awarded "Zee Business Award" for 100 crore club for Baaghi 2 2019.

Khan has also won Viewer's Choice awards.


Year Song Film
2014 "Jumme Ki Raat" Kick
2015 "Dance ke Legend" Hero
"O Khuda"
"Bandeyaa" Jazbaa
"Billi Kat Gayee" Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon
"DJ Bajega To Pappu Nachega"
"Afghan Jalebi" Phantom
2016 "Soch Na Sake" Airlift
"Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi"
Main Tera Boyfriend Raabta


Year Film Director Role Language
1987 Mr. India Shekar Kapur Child Actor Hindi
1999 Mudhalvan S.Shankar Special appearance (song) Tamil
1999 Oke Okkadu S.Shankar Special appearance (song) Telugu
2001 Nayak: The Real Hero S.Shankar Special appearance (song) Hindi
2004 Lakeer Ahmed Khan Director Hindi
2007 Fool & Final
2010 Paathshaala Milind Ukey Producer/ Script Writer Hindi
2015 Ek Paheli Leela Bobby Khan Producer/Creative Head Hindi
2018 Baaghi 2 Ahmed Khan Director Hindi
2020 Baaghi 3


Title Year Role Notes
Nach Baliye 9 2019 Judge Dance Reality Show


  1. ^ "Photos: Celebs at Ahmed Khan and wife Shaira's wedding anniversary - Entertainment". Mid-day.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ "A director works like a dog, says Ahmed". One India. 10 August 2007. Archived from the original on 19 October 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Shahid Kapoor's bedroom affairs". Mid-Day. One India. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  4. ^ Afsana Ahmed (2 January 2005). "It was a narrow escape for Shahid". Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2010.

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