Imran Khan On Splitting Custody And Co-Parenting Daughter, 'I Do Stuff For Imara Without Any Nanny'

In a recent interview, Imran Khan opened up about co-parenting his daughter, Imara, with his ex-wife, Avantika Malik, without any help from a nanny.


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Imran Khan On Splitting Custody And Co-Parenting Daughter, 'I Do Stuff For Imara Without Any Nanny'

Bollywood actor, Imran Khan stole many hearts when he made his Bollywood debut in the movie, Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. Though his professional life took a backseat after a few of his films tanked at the box office, his personal life, too, hit rock bottom. The actor, who got married to his childhood sweetheart, Avantika Malik parted ways with her after their divorce.

Imran Khan on not keeping a nanny for his daughter, Imara

After Imran and Avantika’s divorce, the duo split the custody of their daughter and take turns to look after her. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Imran spoke about not keeping a nanny for his daughter, Imara. In his words:

“I do all of the stuff for Imara without any nanny. I drive her to school myself in the morning. I pick her up. The limited amount of cooking that I can do, I do for her. I put her to bed. And that also is something that I was very conscious… rather than going off and trying to act in movies while I’m depressed. I was like, forget that. The most important thing is she should have the memory and the experience that in my childhood, my dad was the one who would drive me to school.”

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Imran Khan reveals splitting the custody of his daughter

In the same interview, Imran also talked about his divorce from Avantika and stated that it’s been a couple of years since the two have been divorced. The actor also spoke about splitting the custody of Imara and how both the parents take their turns to look after her. Elaborating more about the same, Imran said:

“My daughter is about to be 10 years old. We split custody. I have her with me Thursday to Sunday. So we split the week. It’s all settled and sorted.”


Imran Khan married Avantika Malik in 2011. The couple was blessed with a baby girl in 2014, whom they lovingly call Imara Malik Khan. However, after 8 years of married life, in 2019, Imran Khan and Avantika Malik's relationship hit a rough patch, and they decided to part ways. It was also speculated that his extra-marital affair with actress, Lekha Washington was the reason behind his split with Avantika. 

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In a conversation with Vogue India, Imran Khan spoke about Lekha being called a homewrecker when it wasn’t her fault at all. The former actor shared that he and Lekha came close during the lockdown. He also shared that it was almost a year and a half after his separation from Avantika that he started dating Lekha.


What do you think about Imran Khan’s take on co-parenting his daughter with his ex-wife, Avantika Malik?

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