Imran Khan was born Imran Pal on 13 January 1983 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States to Anil Pal (a software engineer) and Nuzhat Khan (a psychologist). Imran and his mother moved to Mumbai, after his parents divorced. He studied at Bombay Scottish School, where he developed a stammer due to corporal punishments such as caning. He appeared in films like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander as a child artist, playing the role of a young Aamir Khan. He made his adult acting debut in 2008 with the romantic comedy Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. He married Avantika Malik in January 2011, after a ten-year relationship.