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Kiran Rao Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Children

Kiran Rao Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth November 7, 1973
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Hair Color Black

Kiran Rao is an Indian producer, screenwriter, and director who has produced box-office hits like Peepli Live (2010), Dhobi Ghat (2011), Delhi Belly (2011), Talaash (2012), Dangal (2016), Secret Superstar (2017), Laal Singh Chaddha (2022), etc. Additionally, she made her feature film debut as a director with Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) (2011) starring her then-husband Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra, etc.

Born Name

Kiran Rao

Nick Name


Kiran Rao as seen at the Lakme Fashion Week 2017
Kiran Rao as seen at the Lakme Fashion Week 2017 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Present-day Telangana), India


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India





Kiran studied at Sophia College for Women in Mumbai and graduated with a degree in food sciences in 1995. She went on to enroll at Sophia Polytechnic College in their Social Communications Media course but dropped out after only 2 months. She then shifted to Delhi and completed her master’s degree from AJK Mass Communication Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia.


Producer, Screenwriter, Director

Net Worth

As of early 2024, Kiran Rao’s net worth was $40 million according to




5 ft 3 in or 160 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kiran Rao has dated –

  1. Aamir Khan (2005-2021) – She first met the ‘perfectionist’ actor, producer, and director Aamir Khan during the shooting of Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001). They began dating sometime later and tied the knot on December 28, 2005, in Panchgani. The couple experienced a few miscarriages before welcoming their son Azad Rao Khan (b. November 25, 2011) via surrogacy. They named their son after the freedom fighter, Abul Kalam Azad. The couple shocked their fans by announcing their separation after more than 15 years together in July 2021. Nevertheless, the two remain on friendly terms and co-parent their son together.
Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan as seen at Rajesh Khanna's prayer meet in 2012
Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan as seen at Rajesh Khanna’s prayer meet in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Curly hair
  • Sweet smile
  • She wears glasses.



Kiran Rao as seen in 2013
Kiran Rao as seen in 2013 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Kiran Rao Facts

  1. Her first cousin is the actress Aditi Rao Hydari. Her paternal grandfather J. Rameshwar Rao was also Aditi’s maternal grandfather. He was the Raja of Wanaparthy, which was a large estate under the Nizam of Hyderabad and is now one of Telangana’s districts.
  2. Kiran began her career by assisting director Ashutosh Gowariker in his critically acclaimed period drama, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001). The film was nominated at the 2002 Academy Awards in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category but lost to the Bosnian film No Man’s Land (2001).
  3. She worked with Gowariker again as an assistant director in the Shahrukh Khan-starrer, Swades: We, the People (2004).
  4. Kiran starred as an extra in Farhan Akhtar‘s cult film Dil Chahta Hai (2001), in which her future husband played the lead role.
  5. She was the second assistant director to Mira Nair during the shooting of the indie hit, Monsoon Wedding (2001). The film bagged the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ award at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA).
  6. In 2015, Kiran was chosen to be the chairperson of the Mumbai Film Festival (also known as MAMI).
  7. She is a vegan.

Featured Image by Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0 DEED

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