Name: Shah Rukh Khan (Shahrukh Khan)
Birthday: 2nd November, 1965
Marital Status: Married to Gauri Khan. They have 2 children, son Aryan and daughter Suhana.
Awards: Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour from the Government of India; Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, 8 Filmfare Best Actor Awards, 1 Filmfare Best Villian. A life-size wax statue of Shah Rukh Khan has been installed at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, London.
Trivia: While at St. Columba’s School, Delhi, Shah Rukh was awarded the ‘Sword of Honor’, an annual award conferred upon the student who incorporates the true spirit of the school, to try one’s hand at everything. Shah Rukh Khan excels at football, cricket and hockey, and as such has captained all these teams. He has also played cricket at zonal and national level.
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 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 protraying 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 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). The movie is an all time success and is currently in its sixteenth year in Mumbai theaters. 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 success like Dil To Pagal Hai (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 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 Continues were among the most talked of movies in 2011. He then played a major role in Jab Tak Hai Jaan where Yash Chopra produced his last film before he passed away. He made major box office records for his film Ra one which was produced by Anubhav Sinha and then thereafter in 2013 broke box office records with Chennai Express produced by Rohit Shetty. He is currently filming for Farah Khan’s Happy New Year.