Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan reveals she has been battling clinical depression for over 4 years

On World Mental Health Day, Ira Khan opened up on her struggles and revealed that she is clinically depressed.
 Ira Khan reveals she has been battling clinical depressionAamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan reveals she has been battling clinical depression for over 4 years
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Aamir Khan’s daughter, Ira Khan has revealed that she has been battling clinical depression for over four years now. Ira’s revelation came on World Mental Health Day. She took to her social media handle to share a video wherein she can be seen raising awareness about the importance of mental health. Ira has also mentioned in her video that she is doing fine now; however, she wanted to do something on mental health and that is why she decided to shoot a video for her followers. 

While sharing the video on Instagram, Ira captioned it, “A lot has been going on, a lot of people have a lot to say. Things are really confusing and stressful and simple and okay but not okay and... life all together. There’s no way to say it all in one go. But I’d like to think I’ve figured some stuff out, or at least figured out how to make it slightly more understandable. About mental health and mental ill-health. So come with me on this journey... in my awkward, quirky, sometimes-baby-voice-y, as-honest-as-I-can-be... way. Let’s start a conversation. Happy World Mental Health Day.”

In the video, Ira says, “Hi, I’m depressed. I have been for more than four years now. I’ve been to a doctor and I’m clinically depressed. I’m doing much better now. For over a year now, I wanted to do something for mental health, but I wasn’t sure what to do. So, I have decided to take you on a journey, my journey, and see what happens. Hopefully, we will get to know ourselves slightly better, understand mental illness better.”

Further, she added, “Let’s start from where I started. What do I have to be depressed about? Who am I to be depressed? I have everything, right?”

Ira’s post has been liked by several people, her cousin Zayn Khan commented on her post and wrote ‘You brave, brave girl’. Actress Hazel Keech, who featured in Ira Khan’s first play as a theatre director, wrote, “Proud of you Tich.” Whereas Gulshan Devaiah commented, “What a cutie.”

Also Read: PIC: Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan reveals she has found an alternate career; Flaunts the tattoo drawn by her

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Anonymous 2 months ago

It is problematic, why is everyone not serious about depression they are joking, saying it's pR stunt and what not. Because of covid people have lost their family members and did not get to cremate them, people have lost their jobs, some of them may have rebel against family and started their own business but it is all shut. Think about those people for once when they go in depression they won't be able to speak to anyone cz every one will say they are doing it for sympathy.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She is depressed because of her famous Dad’s infidelities. He has kids from three different woman. But media always says positive things about him while shunning the outsiders ! In India wealth and power can get you a good name !!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

It appears everyone is depressed in Bollywood for publicity and attention seeking.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Maybe she will also go the parveen babi way. Tell us mahesh buddha, do you see this coming?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Your repetitive comment since so many months only show a frustrated mind and low IQ that’s all

Anonymous 2 months ago

Stay strong Ira.You should try physical exercise like cardio and yoga,these can make a difference.God bless.

Anonymous 2 months ago

take care

Anonymous 2 months ago

What happened? She is the most beautiful creation of Amir and she is talented. Amir needs to talk to her.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I am sure he is , talking is only one part of dealing with depression, there is a lot more that needs to be done to overcome it

Anonymous 2 months ago

As someone who has family members who have suffered from clinical depression, I wish these nachne—wale-snobs (what an oxymoron) would just just shut up already! They’re making it WORSE for those Indians who are trying to explain that depression is a real illness and not just a PR-talking-point for the famous. Not all publicity for depression leads to good awareness. Also, supporting depression awareness does NOT mean you start using it as an excuse to deflect from your family’s anti-national behaviour (like your father meeting the Turkish dictator’s wife) or to gaslight the public for inquiring about a suspicious death (like druggie Deepika). I’ve taken psychology in college, that too at a top 3 Canadian university and one of the first things we are taught is to not call other people suicidal, depressed, mental etc. That is an abusive tactic used by shameless people like Deepika to gaslight (guilt) the public into seeing someone (Sushant) a certain way. Speaking out against the mis-characterizations of a dead person doesn’t mean you’re gassing mental health awareness! The mental illness tag is now a tactic Bollywood uses to ruin anyone’s character so the public doesn’t speak up for them. Sorry but times have changed! All of Bollywood is over now.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lol hahahahahhaha your comment made me laugh. "I Took a class in college" and now I'm an expert mentality. Lol you are so funny

Anonymous 2 months ago

Any proof Deepika is a druggie?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Don't make it into them against you argument. Nobody is forcing you to take their advice. And you seem to be very hateful & toxic with your comment.

Anonymous 2 months ago

You seem to be full of hatred towards others. Why? If even one person has been helped through these celebs than i think it is worth it. I don't see your foul attitude as helpful though.

Anonymous 2 months ago

You are making way too many assumptions dude. With a family member like you, I fear for your family's mental health.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Just because your family members have suffered from clinical depression does not make you the sole proprietor or ambassador of the illness. And why should anyone shut up? You don't have to listen to them. You should be ashamed of yourself for using such bad language against others. And how do you even know they are snobs? Did you personally meet any of them?

Anonymous 2 months ago

We support you Ira. You will be fine soon. Be a fighter and defeat the depression. And plz stop making mean comments on depression. Majority of indian ppl are not aware of mental illness. Grow up guys. #Bhakts.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Any comments Mahesh Bhatt with support from Soni Razdan? They are the mental health experts in this country.

Anonymous 2 months ago

They're not experts but they ain't like Hagna & u who will take mental health casually.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Don’t blame you. When your parents were together, your dad would cheat on your mom. You had to face your mom’s anger and sadness at your father’s repeated betrayals. Kids are perceptive and can tell when a mother is genuinely happy or trying hard to put on a happy face through the storm if pain brewing within her. You dealt with their divorce. You had to witness reports of the Jessica Hines affair. Then u had to accept dad’s marriage to Kiran and see him split his time with you and his new wife and Azaad. Then u had to deal with reports of his affair with Fatima Sana Sheikh. With a dad like that maybe u have questioned many times in your life if true love between a man and woman even exists. With a famous dad, maybe you’ve questioned what your own role and identity and claim to fame in this world will be. And i doubt that the same dad gave you strong spiritual/religious education.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Wow without ever meeting a person you have analyzed her like anything. Maybe PEOPLE like you is the reason she's depressed.people who never make an attempt to know a person hear their voice but are willing to analyze and TELL them instead of hearing them.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Don't expect empathy from Indians. Educated Indians have elected an uneducated man to be their PM. What can you expect?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Wow, all the education hasnt helped you with understanding democracy. India is a democracy, we selected a capable man regardless of whether he was uneducated. Most good Chief Ministers in our country have been uneducated, we dont need someone who speaks the Queen's English to become our PM, our PM is our choice. If you ant stand India being a democracy then go hide in a hole somewhere and support the Bollywod mafia.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Jali na? It’s been 6 years and you lot are still crying ahahaha

Anonymous 2 months ago

Education is imp to understand Mental illness. Or if u r not educated enough u can only understand it when u will experience it.

Anonymous 2 months ago

What r u trying to say? education will cure depression?? and what is ur education def not above average ! so the current std of Namo is ok

Anonymous 2 months ago

It takes courage to say you're weak in a country where nobody offers support. All you get is brickbats for admitting you're weak.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hindi Taliban will will come out and pounce on her. Calling her all all kinds of names and ridiculing her for admitting she is suffering from illness. Never have I seen a country with people who actually pick on those suffering.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Oh you’re the weirdo who always drags the Taliban in here and has a mental obsession with that murderous terrorist group. Go find the chip on your shoulder.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Depression can be genetic and environmental. Since I'm not a Hindu Taliban, I won't be judgmental about her coming out in the open about it. Neither will I pretend to be a smartass and speculate the cause of her depression. All I'll say is it takes a lot of courage in today's day and world to admit you are suffering from depression. Especially in a country like India where you're constantly judged on the basis of what you wear, what you eat, who you meet. Indians don't believe in live and let live.

Anonymous 2 months ago

India is the most judgemental and regressive country in the world, after seeing what happened with Rhea, I am now so scared to go there

Anonymous 2 months ago

Depression like any illness does not make difference between rich and poor. It's a very subjective illness that can't be justified. Just because someone is rich doesn't mean they can't be depressed.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Shes just trying to generate some sympathy for her dhogla cunning cheater dad. Hate u aamir. Boycotting you forever

Anonymous 2 months ago

So good that she and others are speaking out and dispelling the stigma around mental health. It’s a devastating disease and we need to come together to support and fight it.

Anonymous 2 months ago

This clinical depression is a feature of very rich and fragile classes they have too much time and money on their hands . Middle class has to work and slog- no time to feel anything much - leave alone depression.

Anonymous 2 months ago

This is such an ignorant statement. It's the equivalent of saying that one country is doing better in terms of coronavirus compared to another country, even though the country with more cases is testing 5 times as much as the country with lesser cases. A person that's in a higher income bracket might be in a better financial situation to actually seek help for their illness, and get treated, compared to someone from a lower income bracket. Better education also plays a role here. Whereas someone who's poor (not middle class) will most likely not have the same mental health awareness or the resources to seek help. Mental illness can affect anyone, irrespective of class, financial status, or gender.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Stop calling out a particular Religion.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I know you’re upset that your ancestors dropped their salwars and happily got sodomized and converted but you need to stop projecting your feelings of inadequacy on those of us who were courageous enough not to convert!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Does Cancer differentiate between rich or poor .Then y depression.Indians always cry about class divide in all issues .Such ignorant cry babies .

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hindu Taliban belives everything is about class and hierarchy. You'll be shocked to know that Brahmins and the rich can also have cancer and can also be depressed.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Indians seriously need to educate themselves about mental health. Just like cancer, mental illness dies not believe in class.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hindu Taliban spotted. Classifying mental illness without any medical knowledge and being judgemental about people just because they are rich.