As Aamir Khan turns 51, there's an endless list of roles to remember given his portrayal of cult characters. But here's our pick of his 10 best so far:

1. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

QSQT will always be remembered as one the best romantic films in Bollywood. The film not only gave us Aamir Khan, the chocolate hero but also the evergreen jodi of Juhi-Aamir.

2. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

The film will always be remembered as one of the best hindi films based in a school. The iconic romantic song, Pehla Nasha made us wonder if Aamir had actually sung the song himself. That's how well, playback singer, Udit Narayan's voice fit the actor.

3. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

A film that is popular and a delight to watch even decades later. A favourite among all generations. Andaz Apna Apna had Aamir displaying his comic timing. And we loved him in that!

4 . Sarfarosh (1999)

Playing a tough cop with such good looks must not have been an easy task for the man. But boy, did he do a good job of it. Sarfarosh was a film that will be remembered for it's gripping story line.

5. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

A film where Aamir re-invented his looks to fit the role of an urban spoilt youth who discovers love. The film not only became a cult among the youth but also gave rise to culture of road trips.


6. Lagaan (2001)

Lagaan was a film that had the actor-producer, Aamir's blood, sweat & money. The film went on to bag a nomination at the Oscars in the foreign films category and also won accolades back home. Remember how people cheered for this scene?

7. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Re-inventing his looks once again to play a Jaat boy. The film was so though provoking that it had the youth re-evaluating their relationship with the country. Rang De Basanti was an eye-opener for those who saw it forcing them to question just how much they loved their country.

8. Taare Zameen Par (2007)

It was a film that Aamir was just going to produce and act in. Only to change his mind to don the director's hat. Aamir Khan's approach to the sensitive subject of learning disabilities had everyone sit up and take notice. TZP had everyone reaching for the tissues while forcing audiences to acknowledge that learning isn't just about marks and talent isn't defined by school marksheets.

9. 3 Idiots (2009)

One of those films, that you can watch over and over again. 3 Idiots was one such master piece with the actor slipping into the character of a bright engineering student. Given he was convincing despite being over 40 when he played the role, the actor convinced us again that he can pull off pretty much any role with elan.

10. PK (2014)

PK may not have done the business it expected to do, but it got the nation talking about the subject of godmen and blind faith in our society. The film faced protests after some claimed it only targeted their faith, but it doesn't change the fact that the actor was convincing as a Bhojpuri speaking alien.