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From Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham to Ishq Vishk Rebound, tracing Jibraan Khan's early roles

Take a look at Jibraan Khan's journey from beloved child actor to lead in Ishq Vishk Rebound.

From Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham to Ishq Vishk Rebound, tracing Jibraan Khan's early roles
Jibraan Khan/Instagram

Last Updated: 05.23 PM, May 21, 2024


As Jibraan Khan gets ready to take centre stage as one of the lead characters in the upcoming film Ishq Vishk Rebound, it's a good time to look back at his childhood roles that demonstrated his acting talents. The up-and-coming actor made his acting debut in Bade Dilwala (1999), playing the son of Suniel Shetty's character. His charming performances won over audiences. In the fantasy comedy Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta (2001), he co-starred with Govinda and once again captivated audiences. The dramatic 2002 action film Rishtey starred Anil Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor, and he was an integral part of the couple's rocky romance and custody battle. The part that Jibraan portrayed as Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's cherished son in the legendary family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) stands out more than any other. 

As he begins his path as a leading man, these early performances set a solid basis for Jibraan's career. 


Movies featuring Jibraan Khan as a child actor

Bade Dilwala - YouTube

Shakeel Noorani produced and directed the 1999 romantic film Bade Dilwala. The original Hollywood film It Could Happen to You from 1994 served as inspiration for the movie. The main actors are Suniel Shetty and Priya Gill, while Jibraan Khan plays Archana Puran Singh and Suniel's onscreen son.

Suniel Shetty portrays the trustworthy character of Police Inspector Ram, while Archana Puran Singh portrays his money-mad wife, Manthara, who prioritises her career and financial success over her family. Because she said so, Ram gives in and buys a lottery ticket. He visits a restaurant for a bite to eat but realises he doesn't have enough cash to tip Piya, played by Priya Gill. If he gets lucky in the lottery, he'll give her half of the money. Even more surprisingly, he does! Though Manthara is determined to keep half of the lottery win for herself, the desire between Ram and Piya intensifies as they become closer to one another.

Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta - Disney+ Hotstar and Prime Video

Starring Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Rambha, Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik, Mohnish Bahl, and Ashish Vidyarthi, David Dhawan directed Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta, a fantasy comedy film, in 2001. It is based on the American film Liar Liar, which came out in 1997.

Raj Malhotra (Govinda), a lawyer, succeeds in his career by consistently telling fibs. His wife (Sushmita Sen) threatens to leave him unless he stops being dishonest, which irritates her greatly. Jibraan Khan's desire for his father to always be truthful curses Raj to never lie. Truthfulness, however irritating at times, has its benefits, as Raj discovers soon enough.

Rishtey - Prime Video and ShemarooMe (OTTplay Premium)

Indra Kumar's 2002 action drama Rishtey, an adaptation of the 1987 film Over the Top, starred Anil Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, and Amrish Puri as the main characters. The film's box office take was about par.

In spite of opposition from Komal's (Karisma Kapoor) affluent father (Amrish Puri), Suraj (Anil Kapoor), a street fighter, marries her. Due to a serious misunderstanding that even more enigmatic events caused, the couple split up, and Suraj took his son (Jibraan Khan) and fled. After years of suffering, Komal finally meets Suraj and her son and becomes determined to reclaim them at any cost, sparking a contentious custody battle.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham - Netflix and Prime Video

Karan Johar wrote and directed the family drama film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, or simply K3G, and Yash Johar's Dharma Productions produced it in 2001. Rani Mukerji has a long cameo appearance in the film, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, and Kareena Kapoor Khan. In the film, Jibraan Khan portrays SRK and Kajol's onscreen son.

Troubles and misunderstandings arise when a multimillionaire family's adopted son marries a girl from a lower socioeconomic class, as the narrative goes. Because his older son Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) married a girl (Kajol) from a lesser social class, Yashvardhan Raichand (Amitabh Bachchan), a haughty man, severed relations with him. His brother no longer resides with them, which saddens his younger son, Rohan (Hrithik Roshan), upon his return home. In his quest to get his family back together, Rohan travels to London and meets Rahul. However, the real question is whether he can persuade his selfish father to agree to a reconciliation.