Shah Rukh Khan
Name: Shah Rukh Khan (Shahrukh Khan)
Nickname: SRK, King Khan
Birthday:2nd November 1965
Known For:While shooting the song “Gerua” from Dilwale, Shah Rukh Khan was saved by his co-actor Kajol from falling down from the top of a waterfall.
Debut Film: Deewana
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Gauri Khan
Children: Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan and AbRam Khan
Awards: Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour from the Government of India; Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, 8 Filmfare Best Actor Awards, 2 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, 1 Filmfare Best Villian. A life-size wax statue of Shah Rukh Khan has been installed at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, London.
Biography: His name means ‘face of a king’ and truly so, Shah Rukh Khan is the ‘King Khan’ of Bollywood. He is from amongst those few actors who have no filmy connections or tie-ups and still have managed to make it to the top in Bollywood by proving their mettle and by true grit!
Born and brought up in Delhi, Shah Rukh Khan started his career on television as Commando Abhimanyu Rai in Fauji (1988). He instantly became the teenage heartthrob owing to a dimpled smile. He then went on to play a small part in Circus (1989). After the tragic death of both his parents, Shah Rukh decided to come to Mumbai, to start afresh and also test his fate in Bollywood. Shah Rukh made his entry into Bollywood with Deewana (1992). The movie was a hit and Shah Rukh bagged his first award, Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. Both, Baazigar and Darr (1993) had Shah Rukh portraying a negative character of an obsessive lover. Both these movies got him critical acclamation and were instant successes. The biggest blockbuster of his career came with DilwaleDulhania Le Jayenge (1995). The movie is an all-time success and is currently in its sixteenth year in Mumbai theatres. He also acted in Anjaam (1994), Dil Se (1998), Hey Ram (2000), Swades (2004) and Paheli (2005). Although these movies did not make it at the box office, his role in the movies received recognition. Paheli (2005) went on to become India’s official entry to the Academy Awards for consideration for Best Foreign Language Film.
A close bond with Yash Chopra and Karan Johar, led to a series of hit successes like Dil To PagalHai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and Veer-Zaara (2004), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). Don – The Chase Begins Again (2006) a remake of the 1978 classic hit Don, starring him in the title role was a box-office success. 2007 saw Shah Rukh Khan in a totally different role than that of Kabir Khan, ex-Indian hockey team captain turned coach. The film was highly successful and brought critical acclamation for Shah Rukh Khan. Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om (2007) became the year’s highest-grossing film in India and overseas. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) saw Shah Rukh romancing debutant actress Anushka Sharma. The film was a major box office success. My Name is Khan (2010) saw the hit combination of Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The film received tremendous success at home as well as abroad.
In 1999, Shah Rukh Khan set up his Dreamz Unlimited, a production company in collaboration with Juhi Chawla and Aziz Mirza. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000), Asoka (2001) and Chalte Chalte (2003) were produced under this banner. In 2004, he set up another production company, Red Chillies Entertainment. Main Hoon Na (2004), Paheli (2005), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Billu (2009) were produced under this banner. The company also has a Visual Effect Studio, Red Chillies VFX.
Shah Rukh’s Ra. One and Don 2- The Chase Begins were the most talked about movies in 2011 but Ra. One didn’t do well at the box office and was trashed by the critics. But Don 2: The Chase Begins made a good business and emerged as the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2011
In 2012, Yash Chopra’s last film Jab Tak Hai Jaan, SRK has seen opposite Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The movie entered the 100-crore club and did good business in the Overseas market too.
In 2013, the next blockbuster that came to SRK’s kitty was Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express, which became the highest-grossing Bollywood film in India and around the world till Dhoom 3 was released in the same year. Chennai Express marked SRK’s 1st 200 Crore Club film.
In 2014, Shah Rukh Khan starred in Farah Khan’s Happy New Year. When it came to Box Office, the film had huge expectations. However, it couldn’t perform very well, though the film marked SRK’s 2nd back-to-back 200 Crore movie, as the feat was never acquired by any Bollywood actor/actress.
After that, he appeared in another Rohit Shetty’s film which is an action-comedy Dilwale alongside Kajol, Varun Dhawan, and Kriti Sanon. The film received mixed reviews as it was commercially profitable but received negative reviews from the critics. In 2016, Shah Rukh Khan took on dual parts of a superstar and his doppelgänger fan in Maneesh Sharma’s Fan. The film underperformed at the box office while journalists attributed the failure of the film’s non-conformity to mainstream formula.
In the later parts of 2016, Shah Rukh played a supporting actor in Gauri Shinde’s coming-of-age film Dear Zindagi which received positive reviews from both the critics and the box office. In 2017, Shah Rukh Khan played a role in Rahul Dholakia’s Raees which is an action crime film. The film received mixed reviews and commercially it was modestly successful.
The second film in 2017 was Imtiaz Ali’s Jab Harry Met Sejal where Shah Rukh Khan worked with Anushka Sharma. The film was a box office flop. In 2018, Shah Rukh Khan was reunited with Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif for Zero. Once again, it became another one of the films of Shah Rukh Khan to receive mixed reviews while Khan’s performance received praises.
Controversy: SRK was banned from entering Wankhede Stadium due to his alleged misbehaviour. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials lodged a police complaint against Kolkata Knight Riders’ co-owner and decided to ban him for life from entering the premises.
Latest News: Shah Rukh Khan attended a party with his wife and other Bollywood celebrities. His impressive build for his upcoming film caught all the attention.
Latest Movies: Zero
Latest Series: None
Upcoming Movies: Pathan