Shah Rukh Khan is a renowned Indian actor, film producer, and television personality who is well known for his versatility and involvement in action-packed Hindi movies. Titles such as the “Baadshah of Bollywood”, “King of Bollywood” and “King Khan” have been attributed to his name considering his successful career as an Indian actor. He has been featured in over ninety movies. He has also won numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards and the Padma Shri by the Government of India as well as the Legion of Honour and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France. Considering his significant following in Asia and all over the world, it is no gainsaying to say Khan is one of the most successful film stars in the world.
Shah Rukh Khan Net Worth, Filmography and Bio
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Shah Rukh Khan was born on the 2nd of November, 1965 to Muslim parents – Lateef Fatima and Mir Taj Mohammed Khan in New Delhi, India. He lived the first five years of his life in Mangalore, where his maternal grandfather, Iftikhar Ahmed, worked as the chief engineer of the port in the 1960s. His father, Mir Taj Mohammed Khan, was an Indian independence activist from Peshawar. He was part of a nonviolent resistance movement which was led by Abdul Ghaffar Khan. The movement advocated a united and independent India. Khan’s mother got married to his father in 1959. She was the daughter of a senior government engineer.
Khan umpteen times described himself as “half Hyderabadi (mother), half Pathan (father), and some Kashmiri (grandmother). He attended St. Columba’s School in central Delhi where he greatly excelled in his studies and in sports such as hockey and football which he once had a passion for. He was a recipient of the school’s highest award, the Sword of Honour. Khan’s passion for sports made him initially develop the aspiration to pursue a career in sports but due to a shoulder injury in his early years, his aspirations were abated. This led him to delve into acting which he took up when he was young. He took part in stage plays and received accolades for his perfect imitations of veteran Bollywood actors such as Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, and Mumtaz who were his favorites.
Shah Rukh Khan Education
Between 1985 and 1988, Khan attended Hansraj College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics though he spent much of his time at Delhi’s Theatre Action Group (TAG) due to his passion for acting. He studied acting under the tutelage of theater director Barry John the group. He proceeded to Jamia Millia Islamia afterward where he studied for a master’s degree in mass communication though he left in pursuit of his acting career. Khan also enrolled at the National School of Drama in Delhi during his early career in Bollywood
Having dumped his aspirations to become a sportsman due to his shoulder injury, Shah Rukh Khan ventured into acting at a young age. He had a few childhood friends who shared similar aspirations with him, one of which is Amrita Singh who would later become a Bollywood actress.
Khan had his first starring role when he featured in the Raj Kumar Kapoor directed 1989 series Fauji Lekh Tandon’s television series Dil Dariya. Khan played the leading role of Abhimanyu Rai in the series and his stellar performance earned him further appearances in Aziz Mirza’s television series Circus (1989–90) and Mani Kaul’s miniseries Idiot in the year 1992. He also played minor roles in the serials Umeed (1989) and Wagle Ki Duniya between 1988 and 1990.
Until April 1991, Khan was not interested in film acting having thought he was not good enough to feature in a film at that time. He found solace in it after his mother’s death and saw it as a way of escaping from the grief of his mother’s death. He moved to Mumbai from Delhi in pursuit of a full-time career in Bollywood and was quickly signed to four film companies. His first film was Deewana, which became a box office hit and launched Khan’s Bollywood career. It was released in June 1992. Khan earned the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his brilliant performance in the film.
In 1995, Khan starred in seven films, the first of which was Rakesh Roshan’s melodramatic thriller, Karan Arjun. In which he acted alongside Kajol. The film would become the second-highest-grossing film of the year in India and his most significant release that year was Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut, the romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Considering his releases in 1993, Khan earned the most appreciation for portraying villainous roles in two box office hits: a murderer in Baazigar, and an obsessive lover in Darr. He even received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role, also known as the Best Villain Award, but lost to Paresh Rawal for Sir. His final release of 1997 was the second collaboration with Yash Chopra in the popular musical romance Dil To Pagal Haiin which he played the role of Rahul, a stage director caught in a love triangle between Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor. His stellar performance in the film earned him his third Best Actor Award at Filmfare.
Khan suffered a spinal injury and was subsequently diagnosed with a prolapsed disc, and attempted multiple alternative therapies while performing an action sequence for a special appearance in Krishna Vamsi’s Shakti: The Power in December 2001. He underwent an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery at Wellington Hospital, London.
Khan’s versatility and ability to exceptionally interpret roles assigned to him have seen him perfectly play several roles in films, ranging from being a lover, a jerk, a rebellious alcoholic, a sportsman, and most especially a villain among others. He has worked with notable actors and actresses such as Aditya Chopra, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, Twinkle Khanna, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Deepak Tijori, and Karan Johar among others.
Asides from being an actor and a director, Khan has occasionally done playback singing for his films and has also hosted numerous televised awards shows, including the Zee Cine, Filmfare, and Screen Awards. He replaced Amitabh Bachchan for one season as the host of the popular show Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Shah Rukh Khan Wife and Son
Shah Rukh Khan got married to his beautiful wife, Gauri Chibber, who is a Punjabi Hindu, in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on the 25th day of October 1991 after a six-year courtship. Their union is blessed with three children; Aryan, Suhana, and AbRam. The first who is a boy was born in 1997, the second who is a girl in 2000, and the third was born through a surrogate mother in 2013. Aryan who studied filmmaking at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in California, aspires to become a renowned writer-director while Suhana is an upcoming actress. She served as assistant director for Khan’s film Zero in 2018 and is currently studying drama and acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for higher education. She landed her first acting job after featuring in a short film titled “The Grey Part of Blue.
Shah Rukh Khan Religion
Although Khan is a devout Muslim having been born and raised by Muslim parents, he also values his wife’s religion and allows his children to follow both religions. This is evident in the fact that the Qur’an is situated next to the murti of Hindu deities in his house.
Shah Rukh Khan Net Worth
Despite being a young actor, Shah Rukh Khan is undoubtedly a successful actor with a bright future ahead. He has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million which is attributed to his acting career.
Shah Rukh Khan Filmography
Shah Rukh khan has been involved in some great movies and TV series which include:
• Heyy Babyy
• Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
• Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
• Dil Se…
• Yes Boss
• Ram Jaane
• Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
• Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!
• Zamaana Deewana
• Karan Arjun (1995)
• Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
• Pehla Nasha
• Maya Memsaab
• King Uncle
• Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
• Dil Aashna Hai
• Chamatkar among others.
Shah Rukh Khan Awards And Recognition
Khan is undoubtedly one of the most decorated Bollywood actors who have won notable awards as well as nominations. He has received a total of 14 Filmfare Awards from 30 nominations as well as special awards which include eight for Best Actor. Some of the awards include;
• The Filmfare Best Actor award for Baazigar (1993)
• Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
• Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
• Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
• Devdas (2002), Swades (2004)
• Chak De! India (2007)
• and My Name Is Khan (2010) among others.
• At times, he has also garnered as many as three of the five total Filmfare Best Actor nominations.
• He was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2005
• The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2007) and the fifth degree of the French Legion of Honour, the Chevalier Légion d’honneur (2014) both by The Government of France
He has also received five honorary doctorates which include;
• The first from The University of Bedfordshire in 2009.
• The second from The University of Edinburgh in 2015.
• The third from Maulana Azad National Urdu University in 2016.
• And The University of Law and La Trobe University in 2019 are the latest.
Shah Rukh Khan Social Media Accounts
Shah Rukh Khan is a social media enthusiast who creates time for his numerous fans all over the world despite his busy schedule. He has over 34 million followers on Instagram with his handle(@iamsrk)