Faisal Khan was born on 1st September 1966. He is the brother of Aamir Khan, Farhat Khan and Nikhat Khan who is a producer. His father Tahir Hussain was a producer; his uncle Nasir Hussain was a director. As a child he appeared very briefly in his uncle Nasir Hussain's 1969 film Pyar Ka Mausam playing Shashi Kapoor's role as a child.
He got his first leading role in the 1994 film Madhosh which was produced by his father Tahir Hussain and directed by Vikram Bhatt. The film failed to launch his career as it flopped at the box office. His last film was Chand Bhujh Gaya in 2005 after which he has quit acting.