Jemima Khan - Biography
Jemima Khan is a writer and TV producer. She runs a TV production company and is currently producing a multi-episode drama series for Sky Atlantic.
Birthplace: London, England
Jemima Khan's Upbringing
Jemima was born in London on January 30, 1974, to tycoon Sir James Goldsmith and Lady Annabel Vane Tempest Stewart. She also has two younger brothers, Zac Goldsmith and Ben Goldsmith and eight half siblings.
As a child, Jemima was an excellent equestrian, and many thought she had the talent to become a professional showjumper. But she chose to follow an academic route, heading to Bristol University to study English.
Jemima and Imran Khan's Relationship
Her studies finished prematurely in 1995, when Jemima met and then married Imran Khan, a dashing Oxford-educated cricketer who is now the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The two married in Paris, with a civil ceremony at Richmond Registry Office the following month. The celebration was attended by the cream of London society. In place of wedding presents, Jemima asked guests for donations to the cancer hospital in Lahore, named after her husband's late mother.
The couple set up home in Pakistan and welcomed two children, Suleiman and Qasim. However, the couple eventually announced their divorce in 2004. Jemima went on to finish her degree in 2002, as well as achieving a masters in Middle Eastern Studies, after founding and running a charity for refugees. She also launched her own fashion business which shut down after the 9/11 attacks so that she could focus on helping her husband’s politics in Pakistan.
Jemima Khan's Love Life
She was also a close friend of Princess Diana, who visited her in Lahore in 1996, as she was actively involved in her former spouse’s politics. She had a brief spell with Hugh Grant from 2004 to 2007 but they split amicably, as well she did with Russell Brand in 2013 after dating the former troublemaker for a year.
Jemima Khan's Journalism Career
Jemima then turned her hand to journalism, writing for many publications including Vanity Fair and being the former associate editor of the New Statesman, in addition to working voluntarily for UNICEF as an ambassador to the charity. In 2008, she was granted an exclusive interview with former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on the eve of election day for The Independent, where she was associate editor. In the same year, she became a feature writer and contributing editor for British Vogue, reprising her role until 2011.
Jemima Khan's Production Company
These days, she runs a TV production company, Instinct Productions, which she founded in 2015. She is also the executive producer of a TV drama series about the Rothschild banking dynasty written by Julian Fellowes. She was the executive producer of the BAFTA nominated documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks released in 2013, as well as six-part Emmy nominated documentary The Clinton Affair.