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Shah Rukh Khan is a well-known Indian actor and film producer. He is also called Badshah of Bollywood or King of Bollywood by the media. Shah Rukh Khan has acted in more than 80 Bollywood films and has received many awards including 14 Filmfare Awards. He was also honored by the Indian government, he was awarded the Padma Shri, which is the fourth highest Indian honor for private individuals. The French government has also honored Shah Rukh Khan, conferring on him the Order of Arts et des Lettres and the honor of Knight of the Legion, fifth degree. Shah Rukh Khan has many followers across Asia as well as in the Indian diaspora worldwide. In terms of audience and income, Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most successful film stars in the world.
Shah Rukh Khan comes from a Muslim family into which he was born on November 2, 1965 in New Delhi. Shah Rukh Khan spent the first five years of his life in Mangalore, where his grandfather, Ifthikar Ahmed, was the port’s chief engineer. His paternal grandfather, Meer Jan Muhammad Khan, on the other hand, was an ethnic Pashtun. Shah Rukh Khan’s mother, Lateef Fatima, was the daughter of a senior government engineer. During his childhood and adolescence, Shah Rukh Khan grew up in Delhi. As his family lived a middle class life, Shah Rukh Khan had the opportunity to attend the prestigious St. Columba’s School in Central Delhi. There he was mainly active in sports and played hockey and soccer. Therefore, Shah Rukh Khan first aimed for a career in sports, but due to a shoulder injury he had to abandon the plan. Since he was also involved in stage plays at his school at the same time and received a lot of praise for being particularly good at imitating Bollywood actors, Shah Rukh Khan enrolled in Hansraj College, where he began to study economics. However, he was more with Theater Action Group (TAG) than studying. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he began a master’s degree, which he broke off to devote himself entirely to his acting career. Early in his Bollywood career, Shah Rukh Khan also attended the National School of Drama in Delhi.
Shah Rukh Khan’s career took off with various appearances in television series in the late 1980s. Shah Rukh Khan made his Bollywood debut with Deewana in 1992. Besides this film, Shah Rukh Khan also acted in films like Baazigar (1993), Darr (1993) and Anjaam (1994). He has also been cast in a number of romantic films such as Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and Mohabbatein (2000). Also, Shah Rukh Khan acted in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001). Khan received particularly positive reviews for his portrayal of an alcoholic in the film Devdas (2002), but his portrayal of a NASA scientist in Swades (2004) and a man with Asperger’s syndrome in My Name Is Khan (2010) also received critical acclaim very well. The comedies Chennai Express (2013), Happy New Year (2014), Dilwale (2015) and the crime thriller Raees (2017) became the highest-grossing films of his career. Above all, the national identity of India as well as the connections to diaspora communities and issues such as gender, social and religious differences and grievances are close to Shah Rukh Khan’s heart, which is why he repeatedly campaigns for them.
One of the highlights of Shah Rukh Khan’s career is without a doubt his many Bollywood films, which made him famous not only across India but even worldwide. For his outstanding acting achievements, but also in his function as an ambassador for the Indian people, Shah Rukh Khan has been awarded many prizes, which also include international honors.
- “To me, life is like a book.”
- “If I had one wish, what would I wish for??”
- “Nobody knows how important children are until they have them.”
- “If you don’t have the ability to laugh at yourself, then you will never have the ability to make people smile or laugh”.
Shah Rukh Khan is a world famous artist, it is estimated that around 3.2 billion people around the world know him. If this is true then Shah Rukh Khan is better known than Tom Cruise. Shah Rukh Khan is also one of the richest celebrities in India by far. In 2012, 2013 and 2015 he was at the top of Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. His Net Worth is currently estimated at between 400 and 600 million US dollars. Shah Rukh Khan has several properties in India and abroad, a £20 million flat in London and a villa on Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai.