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Badshah of Bollywood: Shahrukh Khan

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King Khan, Don, Badshah, and The Man with the Midas touch these are just fewof the adjectives used on this strapping, young lad from Delhi who first stole hearts with his endearing performance

in the TV serial 'Fauji.' With a passion for acting and an amazing screen presence, Shah Rukh Khan has come a long way.

The Begining

Shah Rukh Khan was born on 2nd November 1965. His father, Taj Mohammed Khan, was an Indian independence activist from Peshawar, British India. His mother, Lateef Fatima, was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan.

Khan attended St. Columba's School where he was accomplished in sports, drama, and academics. He is graduated from Hansraj College, Delhi University and followed it up with a Masters Degree in Mass Communications (Film making) from Jamiya Milia Islamiya University, in New Delhi, but after a year Shah Rukh opted out as he had to make his acting career in Bollywood. He had captained all teams in football, cricket and hockey and even played cricket at Zone and National level.

Personal Life

He fell in love with a Delhi girl Gauri Chibba and later got married to her on 25 October 1991. Being a Muslim man married to a Hindu woman, he and his wife combine both religious backgrounds into their children's education. He is got two kids a son called Aryan Khan and a daughter named Suhana Khan.

Starting Career

Khan began his career appearing in several television serials in the late 1980s. His serials like Fauji (1988), Circus (1989) made roars in the television industry.

Debut in Bollywood

He got his claim to fame right from his debut film Deewana (1992). During his years in the Indian film industry, he has won eight Film Fare Best actor awards and has had significant box office success. Some of his films includes: Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993), Anjaam (1994), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Om Shanti om (2007), Chak De India (2007), Rab Ne Bana De Jodi, My Name Is Khan (2010) among others.


Since 2000, Khan branched out into film production and television presenting as well. He is the founder/owner of two production companies, Dreamz Unlimited and Red Chillies Entertainment. Globally, Khan is considered to be one of the biggest movie stars, with a fan following numbering in the billions. In 2008, Newsweek named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world.


Khan's films such as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Chak De! India (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) remain some of Bollywood's biggest hits, while films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham... (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho(2003), Veer-Zaara (2004), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) have been top-grossing Indian productions in the overseas markets, thus making him one of the most successful actors of India. His latest movie is Chennai Express directed by Rohit Shetty Releasing on 9th August 2013. (TIMExplore.com)