Jemima Khan

Born Jan 30, 1974

Jemima Marcelle Khan is a writer and campaigner. She is the Associate Editor of the New Statesman and European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair. She continues to work as a charity fundraiser, human rights campaigner, and contributing writer for British newspapers and magazines. Khan first gained notice in the United Kingdom as a young heiress, the daughter of Lady Annabel and Sir James Goldsmith. She converted to Islam and married Pakistani cricketer and politician Imran Khan in 1995.… Read More

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1974 Birth Born on January 30, 1974.
1978 4 Years Old Born in The London's Westminster Hospital as Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith, Khan is the eldest child of Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart and Anglo-French financier Sir James Goldsmith. Her parents had a polyamorous relationship where they were married to different partners, but in 1978, they married to legitimize their children. … Read More


1993 19 Years Old Khan enrolled at the University of Bristol in 1993 and majored in English, but dropped out when she got married in 1995. … Read More


1995 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She married Pakistani cricketer and politician Imran Khan in 1995, and later divorced in 2004. … Read More
1998 - 1999 2 More Events
2001 27 Years Old 1 More Event
She ran the organization until December 2001, when she shut down the business due to the economic situation following the September 11 attacks, and so she could focus on fundraising and on supporting her husband in Pakistani politics. … Read More
2002 28 Years Old Khan supported her husband as he became more involved in his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (a.k.a. "Justice Movement") party. Imran became a member of Pakistan's parliament in 2002 and has been a "vociferous critic of President Pervez Musharraf".


2004 30 Years Old 1 More Event
However, on 22 June 2004, Imran announced they have divorced; he stated that "my political life made it difficult for her to adapt to life in Pakistan" and "This was a mutual decision and is clearly very sad for both of us. … Read More
2005 31 Years Old 1 More Event
An 2005 article in Evening Standard magazine noted that "Jemima's profile" changed from "high during her first marriage" to "soaring since she became involved with Hugh Grant".
2007 33 Years Old She was a Sunday Telegraph columnist from 21 October 2007 to 27 January 2008.
Although she had written articles when she lived in Pakistan, Khan started contributing to op-eds to England's newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Evening Standard and the Observer. In 2008, she was granted an exclusive interview with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on the eve of the elections, for The Independent.
2010 36 Years Old 1 More Event
With John Pilger and Ken Loach, she was among the six people in Westminster Magistrates Court willing to post bail for Julian Assange when he was arrested in London on 7 December 2010. … Read More
In 2011, Khan was appointed Vanity Fair’s new European editor-at-large. … Read More
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