Aamir Khan Productions (AKP) was set up in 1999 by leading actor and star of the Hindi film industry, Aamir Khan, with the purpose of producing the film 'Lagaan'. Despite belonging to a family of film producers and directors, Aamir had never previously wanted to produce a film; but when the script of the film 'Lagaan', written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, found no takers in the film industry, Khan resolved to produce it himself. The film went on to win accolades from audiences and critics worldwide, garnering for itself Audience Choice awards as well as an Academy Award nomination, and is now widely regarded as a classic.
As a production house that believes in developing and producing films that explore new thematic concerns and visual styles, AKP encourages talented new directors and writers, while offering a platform for established film makers to innovate and create cinema that is original and challenges the status quo. Making quality films to international standards in both content and technique, our key interest is in fostering an environment for experimentation and finding new and better ways to tell good stories. We are committed to cinema with a difference that makes a difference, while collaborating with film professionals who share our faith and vision, for lovers of cinema around the world.
Apart from feature films, AKP has produced numerous popular commercials.
- Lagaan - Once Upon A Time In India (2001) - Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker
- Coca Cola commercials - all directed by Ashutosh Gowariker
- Baal ki Dukaan, Hyderabadi, Punjabi, Paanch, Nepali
- Taare Zameen Par - Directed by Aamir Khan
- Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na - Directed by Abbas Tyrewala