Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan is a famous actor-producer of the Indian film industry and is also a renowned name in the small screen. This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, profile, career and personal life.
|ALSO KNOWN AS||Shah Rukh Khan, SRK, King Khan, King Khan, SRK, Shah Rukh Khan, Shahrukh khan, شاہ رخ خان, The King of Bollywood, Shahrukh, The King Of Romance, The Tom Cruise of India, The Badshah of Bollywood|
|FAMOUS AS||Movie Actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||02 November 1965|
|EDUCATION||St. Columba’s School, Delhi
Jamia Millia Islamia
1988 – Hans Raj College
National School of Drama
|FATHER||Taj Mohammed Khan|
|MOTHER||Lateef Fatima Khan|
|SIBLINGS||Shehnaz Lalarukh Khan|
|CHILDREN||Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan, AbRam Khan|
|FOUNDER/CO-FOUNDER||Dreamz Unlimited, Red Chillies Entertainment|
|HOBBIES||Playing computer games, collecting gadgets, Playing cricket|
|HUMANITARIAN WORK||Associated with ‘Make-A-Wish-Foundation’ and many other charitable organizations|
|AWARDS||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – 2011-2008-2005
Padma Shri Awards – 2005
Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – 1993
Shah Rukh Khan is leading stars of the Indian film industry called Bollywood, who has been ruling the Indian cinematic world for decades. Often referred to as the romantic icon of Indian cinema, Shah Rukh has many nicknames such as ‘Badshah of Bollywood’, King Khan’ and ‘King of Bollywood’. He also called SRK. He was a brilliant student and also did well in extra-curricular activities.
He followed his dream to become an actor and his passion towards his work established him as one of the most renowned actors across the globe. He has been working hard throughout his career and has never given up. He has been through various upheavals in his life like injuries and criticism, but this only added fuel to his enthusiasm. The talented actor made a fresh start every time he was struck by an obstacle. He has an optimistic attitude towards life and faces all that comes with a firm belief in God. As an actor, he has tasted great successes as well as miserable failures. However, the successes he has registered make his failures seem negligible. He is also a producer and even owns a cricket team which plays in the ‘Indian Premier League’, a cricket tournament. He is a family man who, in spite of his busy schedule, finds time to be with his family.
He was born to Meer Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima on 2nd November 1965, in New Delhi, the capital city of India. Khan received his education from the ‘St. Columba’s School’, Delhi, and was an exceptional student. He was also good at sports and was bestowed with the ‘Sword of Honour’, the greatest felicitation given to a student by the institution.
In the year 1985, he joined the prestigious ‘Hansraj College’ located in Delhi, to pursue his graduation with specialization in Economics. During this time, he also got trained in acting under the guidance of Barry John, who was a playwright associated with the ‘Theatre Action Group’. He completed his bachelor’s degree in the year 1988, and then joined the ‘Jamia Millia Islamia University’, to pursue his post-graduate studies in Mass Communication. However, he dropped out from the institute and decided to embark on an acting career. For quite some time, he joined the ‘National School of Drama’, Delhi before he was launched into his acting career.
He started career as a television actor. His dream to join the Indian film industry so he moved Bombay. His film ‘Deewana’ was released in the year 1992, and thus the actor’s Bollywood journey began. This year also saw the release of a few other films of the actor, such as ‘Dil Aashna Hai’, ‘Chamatkar’ as well as ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’.
He has starred in many blockbuster movies which added a feather to his crown. However, the biggest hit of Shah Rukh’s career was the film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (DDLJ). The movie is also considered to be one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Indian cinema. This film hit the theatres in the year 1995 and has created new records. This has completed 1000 weeks continuous showing in the year 2014 which is a record in itself.
In 2008, he purchased the ownership rights of the cricket team representing Kolkata in the ‘Indian Premier League’ (IPL) cricket tournament along with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta. This team was named ‘Kolkata Knight Riders’.
His movie ‘My Name Is Khan’ based on a true story was released in the year 2010, and this film was much acclaimed. The movie went on to shatter box office records overseas, and earned the reputation of being one of the highest grossing Indian films in the foreign markets.
He won many awards. In 2002, he won the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence’ in the ‘Field of Entertainment’. He was bestowed with the ‘Padma Shri’ award in the year 2005, by the Indian Government. This ranks fourth among the highest civilian awards in India. In 2011, the ‘UNESCO’ recognized his philanthropic work and awarded him with the ‘Pyramide con Marni’ award.
He got married to Gauri Chibber on 25th October 1991, after a long courtship of six years and the couple are blessed with three children named Aryan, Suhana and their third child is AbRam who is a surrogate child. Gauri is of Punjabi descent and the family follows both Islam and Hinduism.
He was ranked second at the world’s richest actor in the year 2014. In 2007, his wax statue was installed at the ‘Madame Tussauds’ museum, London, which made him the third Indian actor to earn a spot at this prestigious place.
SRK endorses many causes like ‘Pulse Polio’, ‘National AIDS Control Organization’, ‘Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’.