Shahrukh Khan is born on 2 November 1965 and he is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality. He is also known as Shah Rukh Khan or by the initialism SRK.
Shahrukh Khan is born into a Muslim family from New Delhi and grew up in the Rajendra Nagar, a neighborhood of Delhi. Shahrukh Khan’s father was a businessman having different ventures and, in this way, the family lived a middle-class life. Shahrukh Khan has an older sister, Shahnaz Lalarukh, and, after their parent’s passed away, he took care of her. In 1981, their father died of cancer and, in 1991, their mother had complications of diabetes and passed away too. From that moment, Shahrukh Khan took care of his sister and the situation persists in the present also by having his sister living with him and with his family in Mumbai residence.
For his education, Shahrukh Khan attended St. Columba’s School from Delhi. During school years, Shahrukh Khan excelled in sports as hockey and football, receiving also the school’s highest award, the Sword of Honor. Initially, Shahrukh Khan intended to have a career in sport but he give it up after a shoulder injury in his early years. After, St. Columba’s School, Shahrukh Khan went to Hansraj College to take bachelor’s degree in Economics and, after that, he began the studies for a master degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia. He left the studies at Jamia Millia Islamia in order to follow his acting career.
The acting passion started in Shahrukh Khan’s youth when he acted in stage plays and received praise for his imitations of Bollywood actors, his favorites being Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, and Mumtaz.
Shahrukh Khan’s debut in television was in the 1980’s in television series as “Fauji” and “Dil Dariya”. He accepted to act in films in April 1991, after his mother dead, when he moved from Delhi to Mumbai. In June 1992, was released Shahrukh Khan’s film debut “Deewana”. “Deewana” film became a box office hit and Shahrukh Khan won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance. In same year, Shahrukh Khan released three films more “Chamatkar”, “Dil Aashna Hai” and “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman”.
The most important films of his career are “Darr” (1993), “Baazigar” (1993), “Anjaam” (1994), “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (1995), “Dil To Pagal Hai” (1997), “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” (1998), “Mohabbatein” (2000) or “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” (2001). In several films, Shahrukh Khan played roles by displaying themes of Indian national identity, connections with diaspora communities or gender, racial, social and religious differences. Shahrukh Khan had the highest-gross earnings with “Chennai Express” (2013), “Happy New Year” (2014), “Dilwale” (2015) and “Raees” (2017).
As a film producer, Shahrukh Khan co-produced three films from 1999 to 2003 through the partnership Dreamz Unlimited. After a while, Dreamz Unlimited partnership dissolved and he and, his wife, Gauri restructured the company as Red Chillies Entertainment. Since 2015, Red Chillies Entertainment company released around nine films and in many of them Shahrukh Khan had the lead role or played in as a guest appearance.
In the television career, Shahrukh Khan hosted numerous televised awards shows as Filmfare, Zee Cine or Screen Awards. Since 2017, he is hosting the talk show “TED Talks India Nayi Soch”.
During his career, Shahrukh Khan played in more than 80 Bollywood films and won numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards, being described as one of the most successful film stars in the world. For his contributions in film, Shahrukh Khan received Padma Shri honor from Government of India and the “Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” and “Légion d’honneur” awards from the Government of France.
In the personal life, Shahrukh Khan is married with Gauri Chibber. Before the marriage, they had a six-year courtship. The wedding ceremony had place on 25 October 1991 and it was a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony. Shahrukh Khan and Gauri have three children, two sons Aryan born in 1997, AbRam born in 2013 through a surrogate mother and a daughter Suhana born in 2000.
Shahrukh Khan’s elder children are interested to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. As per Shahrukh Khan’s declarations, Aryan is studying film at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in California and his desire is to become a writer-director. His daughter, Suhana, will follow the acting studies in the United States for higher education. She also worked as assistant director for her father’s film “Zero” in 2018.
Shahrukh Khan is very popular in the media, being named “King Khan”, “The Baadshah of Bollywood” or “The King of Bollywood”. It has been made a popularity survey, and according to it, Shahrukh Khan is more than Tom Cruise, 3.2 billion people around the world knowing him.
Shahrukh Khan is also one of the richest celebrities from India, being the top in the Forbes India’s “Celebrity 100 list” for 2012, 2013 and 2015 years.
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- Full Name : Shahrukh Khan
- Nick Name : SRK, “King Khan”, “The Baadshah of Bollywood”, “The King of Bollywood”
- Occupation: actor, film producer and television personality
- Age: 53 years old
- Date of Birth: 2 November 1965
- Place of Birth: New Delhi, India
- Gender: Male
- Star: Scorpio
- Eye color: Dark brown
- Hair color: Black
- Nationality: Indian
- Measurements: 40-32-14
- Height in feet: 5 feet 8 inches
- Height in cm: 173 cm
- Weight in kg: 75 Kg
- Weight in pounds: 165 lbs
- Parents: Late Taj Mohammad Khan, Late Lateef Fatima
- Siblings: one sister, hahnaz Lalarukh
- Children : Aryan Khan, AbRam Khan, Suhana Khan
- Wife : Gauri Chibber