Shah Rukh Khan Life Story
The World of Cinema has given us many role models and people to look up to. One of such personality is the Badshah or the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan.
He is arguably the most popular actor in Bollywood and is considered to have an immense reach outside India. He not only is an actor but also a businessman, philanthropist and an excellent orator.
Shah Rukh Khan has been given numerous nicknames by his fans such as Badshah, King Khan, King of Bollywood, King of Romance, SRK, Khan Saab and many more.
Early Life of Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh was born on 2nd November 1965 to Meer Taj Mohammad Khan who was an Independence Activist during British India’s existence and to Lateef Fatima.
He is half Hyderabadi and half Pathan. He spent his childhood in Delhi and did his schooling from Columba’s School where he excelled in academics, sports and every other co-curricular activity.
His dedication was acknowledged by his school when he received the Sword of Honour, which was the highest award then available in the school.
Since his childhood he had his eyes set onto acting, he had his favourites some of them are Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar.
After his schooling he enrolled himself at Hansraj College to pursue a degree of Economics. But then he preferred acting gigs more, the reason being he used to spend half of his days with the Delhi Theatre Action group and soon he started attending National School of Drama.
Shah Rukh Khan got his first acting gig for Dil Dariya in the year 1988, then Fauji (1989). His substantial year of breaks was not stopped there, he got another soap opera in the year 1989 and that was Circus.
SRK continued with telefilms, mini series and soap operas like Umeed, Wagle ki Duniya, Idiot and In which Anne gives it to those ones.
His performances were well noticed by the industry and was even compared to Dilip Kumar specifically by his looks.
Problem He Faced in Life
Soon after he hit the ground when he lost his mother and then he had to struggle his way back to the industry. But his immense dedication and will power got him opportunities.
Career in Bollywood Industry
Deewana, Dil Ashna Hai in the year 1992. He even bagged the best debut awards. Soon he started featuring in commercial movies like Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman and Chamatkar. In the year 1993, he did something unpredictable.
He opted for two negative roles. People criticised when he chose them but soon the industry witnessed Darr and Baazigar.
His roles were well acclaimed and actually fetched him Best Actor Awards. Then Anjaam and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa happened which again got him critically acclaimed awards for his powerful performances.
SRK then cruised past the years with numerous and humongous hits like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, which is considered as the longest running movie in the Indian Industry crossing over 1000 weeks, and then Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Yes Boss, Pardes, Dil Toh Pagal Hai etc.
Yash Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan was considered as the most commercialised duo of the industry back then. Both were hit machines.
Then in the 2000’s SRK had a few rough patches where he delivered beautiful performances but the movies were not Box Office hits.
Read also: Biography of Amitabh Bachchan
Certainly, because he had major health issues and huge work load onto him. Some of those movies are now cult hits such as, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Duplicate, Badshah, Asoka etc.
Shah Rukh had opened a production house called Dreamz Unlimited which didn’t work at all and all the movies/projects under that house were duds.
Shah Rukh Khan Movies
Then, he backed a few big banner projects which had family roles and also had ensemble cast. Movies like Kal Ho Na Ho, Chalte Chalte, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Devdas and Mohabbatein were huge hits.
Soon he turned into a producer and partnered with his better half Gauri Khan to rejuvenate Dreamz Unlimited and make it into Red Chillies Entertainment Limited.
Under His banner he delivered Veer Zara and Main Hoon Naa which became top grossers then. After then his movie Swades was critically acclaimed by the world and also was the first Indian Movie to be shot in the NASA campus.
Many still debate over his portrayal of Mohan in Swades is arguably the most iconic and best performance of his career.
The soon after the decade belonged to King Khan while he delivered super hits like Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Chak De India, Paheli, Don, Om Shanti Om and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Also, during the past few years, he had immense success when it comes to Box Office considering Happy New Year, Chennai Express, Don 2, My Name is Khan, Dilwale, Jab Tak Hai Jaan etc.
Shah Rukh Khan Personal Life
Shah Rukh Khan is married to Gauri Chibber and is blessed with two son Aryan and Abram, along with a beautiful daughter Suhana.
His house Mannat is a landmark in the city of Mumbai. On his birthday the street in front of his house is flooded with fans just for a glimpse of him. He is known to be humble, modest and witty.
Not only he is a superstar, he is considered as one of the best orators of the country too. His interviews are inspirational and is by far the most idolised celebrity of India. Also fun fact, he is mentioned in the Forbes top 5 richest Actors in the World.
Shah Rukh Khan Net Worth
Shah Rukh Khan achieved the title of the 2nd richest actor in the world with a net worth of US$800. It is surprising that the net worth of Shah Rukh Khan is more than Hollywood actor Tom Cruise net worth.