King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan
Biography of Shahrukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan, the undisputed King of Bollywood is one of the most iconic personalities in the world. Coming from a background with no Bollywood connection, Shah Rukh Khan has made it to the top of the industry in a very short span. His acting skills are exhilarating, and there’s no wonder why he is cited as one of the finest actors Bollywood has ever witnessed.
An actor, producer, anchor, presenter and a frequent stage show performer, Shah Rukh Khan has delivered magic in each of 80+ films he has acted in. Newsweek included SRK in the list of 50 most powerful people in the world in 2008. He is one of a kind, and has risen from the ashes to achieve immaculate greatness. He’s considered as one of the most successful film-stars in the world, and that simplifies the eminence he possess.
King Khan in numbers
Shah Rukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi. He completed his schooling from the St. Columba’s School, and later went onto complete his higher education in Hansraj college. He completed his masters in Mass Communication from the Jamila Millia Islamia University. He was a natural athlete and excelled at hockey and football in his schooling days.
For a star we know off screen, here is a trump card that should acquaint you with his physical attributes.
Height: 5 ft 8 inches, 173 cm
Weight: 67 kg, 147 lbs
Body Measurement: Chest- 40 inches, Waist: 30 inches, Biceps: 14.5 inches
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair color: Black
Shahrukh Khan history
The Struggle to Achieve the highest throne
As a kid Shah Rukh khan was an interesting prospect in all fields of academics.He claimed the highest reward in his school, The Sword Of Honor, for his all round performances in his academic career. He was exceptional at mimicking actors in his college days. He spent his college days in Delhi theaters where he was mentored by the theater director, Barry John.
Shah Rukh was a natural actor and earned a place in Lekha Tondon’s series called Dil Darya. He took up various other roles in that period in early 90’s to make a mark in the television industry. Though, Dil Darya gave him a crack at acting, Fauji tend to become his TV debut due to the delay in telecast of the former series. SRK played roles in many other daily soaps like Idiot, Wagle Ki Duniya, and Circus. Khan didn’t want Bollywood to be his first choice, as he thought he wasn’t made for it.
In 1991, after SRK’s mom passed away, he decided to fly to Mumbai to pursue his career in the city of dreams. He quickly cringed onto 4 films, Dil Ashna Hain being the first one. Khan’s debut came in the same year playing second lead to Rishi Kapoor in Dewaana. Shah Rukh had a step closer towards the throne, where he was acclaimed with a film-fare in his debut movie. Ever since, Shah Rukh Khan has never looked back, and his journey to the success has stunned a wide diaspora people all around the globe.
Shahrukh Khan Filmography
Success Stories: The journey towards the Undisputed Crown
After Dewaana, SRK starred in four other films in the preceding year. i.e. 1992. He got his male debut in the film Chamatkaar, and played an iconic comedy role in Raju Ban Gaya Gentlemen in which he starred along with Juhi Chawla.
Shah Rukh Khan had changed the entire scenario of Bollywood with his jaw dropping performances. He could be precisely intense at one time and at the exact next moment his zeal would awaken the child in you.
In 1993-1994, he played villainous roles that were critically acclaimed by the fraternity. Yash Chopra’s Darr garnered a plenty of praises for his role of obsessive lover. He nailed the murderer role in Baazigar, for which he was awarded with the Filmfare for the Best Actor in Leading Role.
According to the critics Shah Rukh Khan unshackled the myths of conventional Hero’s in Bollywood and gave birth to a new a complete new movement. He also won the Filmfare for the Best Negative Role for the movie Anjaam. He was casted opposite Madhuri Dixit and Deepak Tijori.
He took many risks playing a series of negative roles, and many though that his negative roles would ponder his journey towards becoming the leading face of Bollywood. All risks played out well for King Khan, and was considered as the new face of the industry at that time.
In 1995-1996, Shah Rukh Khan starred in two sensational hits. Karan Arjun was one of them. Second was the longest running film in the world, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayege. His role opposite Kajol was phenomenal. He portrayed the lover with extreme passion and incredible charm. He won his second filmfare for the best actor, whereas the film bagged ten Filmfare’s in that year. Dilwale gave birth to what we know today as King Of Romance, our very own Shah Rukh Khan.
Best of Shahrukh Khan movies
Shah Rukh Khan’s convoy has never paused till date, giving stunning performances in the last two decades. Here’s a list of the best movies of Shah Rukh Khan, which prove that why he is regarded as the undisputed King of Bollywood.
1. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayege
2. Kuch Kuch Hota Hain
3. Chak de India
5. My Name is Khan
9. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam
King Khan gave some memorable performances to the Bollywood audience. It has come to a point that a SRK release has to break records regardless of the films scripts and direction. A national icon of the highest stature, here are ten highest grossing films that added to the bank account of our Badshaah.
1. Chennai Express: 227 crores
2. Happy New Year: 204 crores
3. Dilwale: 149.2 crores
4. Raaes: 137. 2 crores
5. Ra. One: 125 crores
6. Jab Tak Hain Jaan: 121 crores
7. Don : The Chase Continues: 112 crores
8. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi: 86.75 crores
9. Fan: 85 crores
10. Om Shanti Om: 79.5 crores
Shahrukh Khan Songs – Hit
The King Grooved to some Memorable Title Tracks
The king of Romance delivered magic every time he expressed his Love in songs. From Tujhe Dekha Toh till dancing on a moving train with Malaika Arora Khan in Chayya Chayya, there’s no stone left unturned by this veteran actor. We feature a list of top 16 songs that our King has shaken his leg to perfection. A list of best numbers from Shah Rukh Khan, The Ultimate King.
- Aisi Dewaangi, (Dewaana) 1992
- Yeh Kali Kali Aankhein (Baazigar) 1993
- Tu Mere Saamne (Darr) 1993
- Jaati Hoon Main (Karan Arjun) 1995
- Chand Taare Tod Laau (Yes Boss) 1997
- Are Re Aare Re (Dil Toh Pagal Hain) 1997
- Tujhe Dekha Toh Ye Jana Sanam (Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayege) 1995
- Chaiyya Chaiyya (Dil Se) 1998
- Kuch Kuch Hota Hain (Kuch Kuch Hota Hain) 1998
- Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani) 2000
- Suraj Hua Maddham (Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham) 2001
- Ajab Si (Om Shanti Om) 2007
- Haule Haule Se Hawa Lagatee Hai (Rab Ne Bana De Jodi) 2008
- Main Yaha Hoon (Veer Zara) 2004
- Lungi Dance ( Chennai Express) 2013
- Saans Mein Teri (Jab Tak Hain Jaan) 2012
Big & Small Screens, He’s Ruled them both
Apart from Fauji and Dil Darya that gave him the initial break, he has time and again surprised audiences with appearance on television channels. He replaced Mr. Bacchan in the Kaun Banega Crorepati Franchise, that was an instant hit. Also, he anchored a few reality shows like Kya Aap Paachvi Paas se Tez hain and Jor Ka Jhatka. These soaps didn’t gain the popularity the producers expected. Hence, didn’t have a long run on their respective channels.
While many relationships in Bollywood aren’t eternal, there’s this cute cuddly couple of SRK and Gauri would definitely give many of us relationship goals. They are married since 1991 after a six year courtship. The Bollywood rumors haven’t hampered their long lasting relationship. They have three kids of which Aryan is the eldest. Suhana is the second daughter and Abraham, the youngest of all is conceived through surrogacy.
Shahrukh Khan Family
Shah Rukh Khan spent his first five years since birth in Mangalore with his maternal grandfather, Ifthikar Ahmed, who served as a chief engineer at the Port. SRK claims that his grandfather was an ethnic Pathan from Peshawar. Khan’s father was an activist during the fight for Independence of India. He was a firm believer of Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan.
His mother, Lateef Fatima and his father got married in 1959. Khan’s paternal family still resides in Peshawar, whereas his father moved to New Delhi after the partition in 1948. SRK describes himself on twitter as a half Pathan, half Hydeabadi, and a little bit of Kashmiri. While his paternal cousins run down the claims of him being a Pathan from Afghanistan. In fact his paternal cousins call themselves the Pathans from Kashmir.
Khan cherished his childhood in the by-lanes of Rajendra Nagar, Delhi. His father had multiple business ventures and also ran a small restaurant. It was a typical middle class family that found shelter in rented apartments.
Shahrukh Khan Sister
SRK has a sister, Shahnaz Lalarukh, who is six years elder to him.
Shahrukh Khan Father
Shah Rukh Khan’s father passed away in the 1981 from cancer.
Shahrukh Khan Mother
After his father death, his mother passed away ten years later after being grief stricken with Cancer.
Shahrukh Khan Wife
Shahrukh khan Married to Guari in 1991.
Finally ShahRukh Khan decided to fly to Mumbai to try his luck in the blistering glamorous world of Bollywood. SRK took responsibility of his depressed sister ever since. She resides with SRK’s family in Mannat, even today.
Rich, Richer, Richest!
For all obvious reasons money would flow like a river in King Khan’s bank account. Owner of Red Chilies production and IPL team, Kolkata Night Riders, the total net-worth of this global icon is $800 million. He charges roughly 40 crore per film and indulges in many TV adverts and live performances. He has a astonishing bungalow, Mannat on the Carter Road which defines the Kingdom SRK resides in.
Shahrukh khan house Mannat
The actual cost of SRK’s Mannat is approximately 200 crore. He bought this empire in 1995 from Parsee Keeku Gandhi. Badshah also owns a residential area at Dubai’s famous, Palm Jumeriah. The net value of the residency is around 65 million US Dollars. He also owes a 20 million Great Britain Pound cottage in London and also has a home in Delhi.
Shahrukh khan House
A vanity van worth 4 Crore Rupees, Shah Rukh Khan has leisured himself in the backseat of the best cars he possibly can. Here’s a list of the car he drives into.
Cars in the Garage: Audi A6, Land Cruiser, BMW 7 Series, BMW 6 Series, Rolls Royce, Drop Head Coupe.
Unknown facts about shahrukh Khan
Few Unknown facts about the King Khan
- He owns a property on Moon
Sounds clumsy, but he really does. His fan from the Kangaroo Nation gifts a piece of land from the lunar republic society on his every birthday. Lucky SRK.
- 555 The Lucky Number
Most of SRK’s vehicles have 555 on their number plates. He considers the number lucky for himself. Surprise fact is most of his staff members have 555 included in their contact numbers.
- Dr. Shah Rukh Khan
University of Edinburgh from Scotland gave the honorary degree of Doctor to our King for his sensational piece of acting in his tenure.
- Thank you Shah Rukh Khan for Shahid
Shahid has openly admitted that it is SRK who spotted his talent and inspired him to take up acting as a career option. SRK spotted Shahid while dancing in Shiamak Davar’s crew.
- Ice-cream hater!
Who hates ice cream, not many of us do. But Shah Rukh Khan hates eating desserts. Now that’s weird!
- SRK didn’t go through the DDLJ
SRK was so overwhelmed that Yash Chopra had approached him for a film, that he did not read the script of the film and blindly went on to sign the contract for the most iconic films Bollywood has ever seen.
- Affair with Priyanka Chopra
Priyana Chopra revelaed in 2004 on a chat show, Koffee with Karan, that the only person that makes her blush is the King Of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. That lone comment struck a big controversy amongst Bollywood lovers and the media went bizzare over the topic. Many Speculations were made that the couple made in heaven would part ways. Karan Johar, Gauri’s best-friend was annoyed with Khan. For our delight, everything settled down on a good note when SRK denied all the buzz with ‘just friends’ tag.
Surrounded with Controversies. Who is not?
- Allegedly determining the sex of the fetus. Later it was proved as a false accusation.
- Using Foul Language on a worker at Wankhede. SRK was barred from entering the Stadium for 5 years.
- Slapping his best friend, Farah Khan’s husband, Sirish Kunder in a party.
- Smoking publicly in an IPL fixture at Rajasthan
- Brawl with Salman Khan at Katrina Kaif’s birthday bash.
- Getting detained time and again at Airports
King chooses the best! Like & Dislikes of SRK
While SRK has known to have a royal taste, he’s addicted to his cigarettes and has trouble getting over his long term addiction of alcohol over consumption.
Favorite Food: Tandoori
Favorite Actors/ Actresses: Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Mumtaz, Amitabh Bacchan
Favorite Sports: Cricket, Football
Favorite color: Black
He loves getting dapper in Dolce Gabbana’s clothing line is extremely fond of his shoes. He loves the color black and is very choosy when it comes to having people around him.
Bollywood’s King is a Philanthropist in Disguise.
Shah Rukh Khan was awarded by UNESCO with Pyramide con Marni for his contributions towards children’s education. That itself is a receipt to showcase the humanitarian he is. He makes constant donations to Make A Wish foundation that helps poor people with physical deformity. In 2013, he adopted 13 villages AT NDTV’S Greenathon program.
He’s provided a helping hand during many natural calamities that our states have been through. And for all his work, he doesn’t go gaga over his contributions nor needs Media Attention to cover the same. He has relentlessly worked towards the development of the poor in the most silent manner ever.
King Khan’s Trophy Cabinet
Shah Rukh Khan has won a staggering 208 major awards in his inspiring career. He has ruled the Filmfares and Iifa’s for almost two decades running. The trophies don’t stop coming and SRK doesn’t stop giving marvelous performances.
In his career till date, he has won 15 film-fare awards, out of which he has won 8 for the best actor in the leading role. That is equivalent to the record of his great idol, Dilip Kumar. Here’s a complete list of awards King has bagged in his glorious career.
Filmfare Awards: 15 (8 for the best actor in the leading role)
IIFA Awards: 6
Z Cine Awards: 8 (six for the best actor category)
Star Screen Awards: 14
Bollywood Movie Awards: 3
Global Indian Film Awards: 2
SRK has made it into the honorary boards of the national record books as well. He was awarded with the best citizen award in 1997 by the Indian Government. He also won the Rajiv Gandhi Award for “Excellence in the Field of Entertainment” in 2002. King Khan got his name engraved on the Padma Shri in 2005, that is the fourth civilian award presented in India.
Apart from awards, he has a statue at Madam Tussaud’s that celebrates his dominance in the field of acting and cinemas. Shah Rukh Khan has been awarded with Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government for his defining career.
Awards, statues, honorary boards and most importantly hearts of fans, King Khan has reigned over every possible aspect. From a part time theater actor to a globally profound superstar, Shah Rukh Khan has tasted success in each and every way possible.
About Shahrukh Khan
His journey has been incredible. His persona and exceptional skills makes him the ULTIMATE BADSHAAH OF Bollywood. Hats off to the highness, for he will always inspire a million.