Shahrukh Khan (born 2 November 1965), often credited as Shah Rukh Khan and informally referred as SRK, is an Indian film actor. Referred to in the media as "Badshah of Bollywood" or "King Khan", he has acted in 55 Hindi films in genres ranging from romantic dramas to action thrillers.Shahrukh Khan work in India's film industry has garnered him numerous achievements, including fourteen Filmfare Awards from thirty nominations. Shahrukh Khan eighth Filmfare Best Actor Award win made him the most awarded Bollywood actor of all time in that category, tied only with actor Dilip Kumar. Shahrukh Khan was awarded with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2005, and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France in 2007 for his contribution to films.
Starting his career appearing in theatre and several television series' in the late 1980s, he later made his Hindi film debut in 1992 with Deewana. Early in his career, Khan was recognised for his unconventional choice of portraying negative roles in films such as Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993), and Anjaam (1994). He later rose to prominence by playing a series of roles in romantic comedies or dramas like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001). The commercial success of these films earned him the tag of "the King of Romance".Khan then subsequently earned wide critical appreciation for his portrayal of a NASA scientist in Swades (2004), a hockey coach in Chak De! India (2007), and as the titular characters in Devdas (2002) and My Name Is Khan (2010). He further achieved commercial success with the superhero drama Ra.One (2011), the action thriller Don 2 (2011), Yash Chopra's swan song Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) and Chennai Express (2013), all of which rank among the highest grossing Bollywood films of all-time. Fifteen of the films he has acted in, have accumulated gross earnings of over 100 crore (US$15 million) worldwide, making him one of the most successful leading actors of Hindi cinema.
Khan occupies the position of co-chairman of the motion picture production and distribution company, Red Chillies Entertainment and the animation studio, Red Chillies VFX. Shahrukh Khan is also co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. The year 2007 marked his debut as a television presenter with the Star Plus gaming show Kaun Banega Crorepati.Khan is often labelled by the media as "Brand SRK" due to his various brand endorsement and entrepreneurship ventures.Shahrukh Khan has also been involved in philanthropic endeavors related to Health care, relief funds and children's education, for which he was honoured with the UNESCO's Pyramide con Marni award in 2011. Khan is considered to be one of the biggest film stars in cinematic history, with a fan following claimed to number in the billions; in 2011, the Los Angeles Times called him "the world's biggest movie star."Shahrukh Khan has also been regularly featured in the listing of the most influential names in Indian culture and in 2008, Newsweek named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world.
backgroundKhan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India, and brought up in Mangalore for the first five years of his life.His grandfather was a Chief engineer in Mangalore port in 60s.Shahrukh Khan father, Taj Mohammed Khan, an ethnic Pathan, was an Indian independence activist from Peshawar, British India (present-day Pakistan). According to Khan, his paternal grandfather was originally from Afghanistan. His mother, Lateef Fatima, was the adopted daughter of Shah Nawaz Khan, a Major General in the Indian National Army.Shahrukh Khan's father came to New Delhi from Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar before the 1947 partition of India.Regarding his origin, Khan described himself on Twitter as "half hyderabadi (mother), half Pathan (father), some kashmiri (grandmother)" His father died of cancer when Khan was 15 years old, and his mother died in 1990 after prolonged illness.Khan was very attached to his parents as a child and describes their early deaths as a turning point in his life and as his biggest motivation for hard work.Shahrukh Khan explained that his ideology in life is "... to make movies so damn bloody big ... that my parents somewhere sit down on a star and from there also can look at their son and say 'I can see his movies from here better than I can see the Wall of China or anything. We see his movies covering the face of this earth'." Khan has an elder sister named Shehnaz.
Growing up in Rajendra Nagar neighbourhood of Delhi,Khan attended St. Columba's School where Shahrukh Khanwas accomplished in sports, drama, and academics .Shahrukh Khan. won the Sword of Honour, an annual award given to the student who best represents the spirit of the school. Khan later attended the Hansraj College (1985–1988) and earned his Bachelors degree in Economics. When Hansraj College celebrated its 50th anniversary, it gave away 17 shields to its alumni who had excelled in their lives and professions. Khan was one of them. Though he pursued a Masters Degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia, he later opted out to pursue a career in Bollywood. He also attended the National School of Drama in Delhi.
After the death of his mother, Khan moved to Mumbai in 1991. He married Gauri Chibber, a Hindu, in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on 25 October 1991. According to Khan, while he strongly believes in Islam, he also values his wife's religion. At home, his children follow both religions, with the Qur'an being situated next to the Hindu deities. They have a son Aryan (b. 1997) and a daughter Suhana (b. 2000). In 2013 they became parents of a third child named AbRamvia a surrogate mother. Khan's older sister Shehnaz also lives with them.
1988–92: Early workKhan studied acting under the mentorship of theatre director Barry John at Delhi's "Theatre Action Group" (TAG).Khan's first starring role was in Lekh Tandon's television series Dil Dariya, but due to production delays, the 1988 television series, Fauji was his television debut.Shahrukh Khan played the leading role of Commando Abhimanyu Rai in the critically acclaimed show, which earned him mass recognition.Shahrukh Khan went on to appear in Aziz Mirza's Circus (1989) and played a minor role in the made-for-television English-language film, In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (1989). Shahrukh Khan appearance in these teleserials, led critics to compare his acting style with that of film actor Dilip Kumar. In 1991, Khan shifted base to Mumbai and received his first film offer with Hema Malini's directorial debut Dil Aashna Hai.However, due to production delays, his second film, Deewana (1992), alongside Rishi Kapoor and Divya Bharti released first.The film became a box office hit, and launched his career in Bollywood.Despite portraying a supporting character in the film, he won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, the following year.
Shahrukh Khan subsequently featured in Mani Kaul's Idiot, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot. Originally made for television, the film eventually received a theatrical release and debuted at the New York Film Festival on 8 October 1992. Later that year, he played the titular character in the comedy, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, which was his first of many collaborations with actress Juhi Chawla. The film proved to be a box office hit. Shahrukh Khan went on to star in Ketan Mehta's Maya Memsaab, an adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary. Upon release, the film generated controversy in India due to Khan's appearance in an "explicit" sex scene with co-star Deepa Sahi.
1993–97: CriticalIn 1998, Khan appeared in three films.Shahrukh Khan first release was Mahesh Bhatt's action comedy, Duplicate opposite Juhi Chawla and Sonali Bendre. The film, which saw him portray a double role, marked his first of many collaborations with Yash Johar's production company, Dharma Productions. The film however, failed to do well at the box office. Shahrukh Khan then won critical praise for his performance in Mani Ratnam's acclaimed Dil Se... The film was the third in Ratnam's trilogy of terror films that depict human relationships against a background of Indian politics, after Roja (1992) and Bombay (1995). Khan played the part of Amarkant "Amar" Varma, an All India Radio correspondent, who develops an infatuation for a mysterious terrorist, played by Manisha Koirala. Rediff.com published, "Khan delivers a compelling performance.Shahrukh Khan plays the part with taut restraint, and expresses exasperation superbly. The film,which failed financially in India, however, emerged as a commercial success overseas, becoming the first Indian film to enter the top 10 at the United Kingdom box office.
Shahrukh Khanfinal release of the year was Karan Johar's candyfloss romance, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which paired him with Kajol and Rani Mukerji. The film was declared an "all time blockbuster", with a worldwide gross of over 1 billion.Khan played the role of Rahul Khanna, a college student, who falls in love with his best friend, Anjali (Kajol) after the death of his wife, Tina (Rani Mukerji), years after breaking contact with her. His performance won him the Best Actor award at the Filmfare ceremony for the second consecutive year. Khan's only release in 1999, Baadshah opposite Twinkle Khanna, was an average grosser, for which Shahrukh Khan earned a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Performance in a Comic Role.In the same year, Khan set up his own production company, Dreamz Unlimited with actor, Juhi Chawla and director, Aziz Mirza. (see below). In 2000, the three collaborated on their first film, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike and failed to emulate the commercial success of the trio's previous films, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman and Yes Boss.
Khan's next release was Mansoor Khan's action drama Josh. The film starred Khan as the leader of a Christian gang in Goa, with Aishwarya Rai playing his twin sister. The film emerged as a box office success in both India and abroad. Vinayak Chakravorty of Hindustan Times wrote that Khan "basks in his tailormade role, donning with panache the garb of a streetsmart tough."Shahrukh Khan next played the role of a Muslim archaeologist, beaten to death during the unrest following the partition of India in Hey Ram. Directed by and co-starring Kamal Hassan, the film was critically acclaimed and was selected as India's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars that year. Additionally, for the Tamil version of the film, Khan dubbed for his own lines. His final release of the year was Aditya Chopra's romantic drama, Mohabbatein, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan. The film was a major financial success, and Khan's performance as a music teacher was acclaimed by critics; Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama mentioned him to be "outstanding as Raj Aryan."Shahrukh Khan was awarded his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film.
In 2001, Khan produced and essayed the titular role in Santosh Sivan's historical epic, Asoka, a partly fictionalised account of the life of Ashoka the Great.The film was screened at the Venice Film Festival and the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival to a positive response. The film, which also featured Kareena Kapoor received generally positive reviews withShahrukh Khan receiving favourable reactions for his performance; Rediff concluded that "he puts in a strong performance, in this well defined role."
Shahrukh Khan next collaborated with Karan Johar again in the family drama, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, in which he featured as a part of an ensemble cast that included Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan. The film was a major financial success in India and the top-grossing Indian production of all-time in the overseas market until 2006, earning over 1.17 billion worldwide. Khan's portrayal of Rahul Raichand, an adopted son of Bachchan's character, who disowns him for marrying a girl belonging to a lower socio-economic group than his family, played by Kajol, met with wide public appreciation. Khan described the character of Rahul by saying, "I love the vulnerability and the honesty in his eyes. Shahrukh Khan has the appeal of a boy next door. Besides, his intensity and ability to convey emotions without words is amazing." Taran Adarsh reviewed, "Khan sparkles yet again", noting that he performed the part "with amazing poise, class, honesty and maturity". It garnered him another nomination for the Filmfare Best Actor Award. Khan termed Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham as "a turning point in his career".
In 2002, Khan played the titlular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period romance, Devdas, which was the most expensive Bollywood film ever made at the time. This was the third Hindi film adaptation of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel of the same name. Featuring opposite Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit, Khan's performance as a rebellious alcoholic was well received and he won yet another Filmfare Best Actor Award. The film surfaced as the highest-grossing film of the year in India and overseas, earning a revenue of 84 crore (US$13 million) worldwide. Devdas won numerous awards, including 10 Filmfare Awards and received a special screening at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.It received a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Language Film as well and was India's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. In an interview with Rediff.com, Khan commented, "We stars live in this bubble where everyone is smiling at you, where everyone loves you. Somehow, you lose touch with real, deep down sadness. Working on this film put us in touch with that emotion." After the release of the film, Khan took a six months break from acting. He explained that during his break, he "just enjoyed the feeling of being sad". Khan also starred alongside Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan in the family-drama Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam. The film, which was in the making for six years, due to unending production problems, emerged as an average grosser at the box office.
ProducerKhan turned producer in 1999 in a collaboration with actress Juhi Chawla and director Aziz Mirza for a production company called Dreamz Unlimited. In 2004, Khan transformed it into Red Chillies Entertainment with his wife Gauri also serving as a producer. Shahrukh Khan produced three films under his first company; Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000), co-starring Chawla and directed by Mirza, a critical and commercial failure. The following year, he produced Asoka which was a box office failure. However, it was well received by critics, and was nominated for the Filmfare Best Movie Award. His third film as a producer and star, Chalte Chalte, proved a box office hit.
The first film to be produced by RCE was Main Hoon Na (2004), which served as well-known choreographer Farah Khan's directorial debut. The film earned 10 nominations for the Filmfare Award. The following year,Shahrukh Khan produced and starred in the fantasy film Paheli (2005).The film was met with wide critical acclaim and was selected as India's official entry to the Academy Awards for consideration for Best Foreign Language Film. Also in 2005, Khan co-produced the supernatural horror film Kaal (2005) with Karan Johar, and performed an item number for the film with Malaika Arora Khan. Kaal was moderately successful at the box office.
In 2007, Khan produced Om Shanti Om. Also directed by Farah Khan, the film was a major commercial success, and was declared India's highest grossing production ever up to that point. It was also nominated for the Filmfare Best Movie Award.Shahrukh Khan company has further gone on to produce Billu (2009), and Always Kabhi Kabhi (2011). During the filming of My Name Is Khan, Karan Johar producer of the film and head of Dharma Productions, requested Khan to co-produce the film under Shahrukh Khan production company.They both collaborated again on Johar's directorial venture Student of the Year (2012). In 2011, the company produced the Sci-fi superhero film, Ra.One which witnessed the inclusion of several visual effects techniques being incorporated by his own animation studio.Khan is also a co-producer of Don 2 (2011) with Excel Entertainment. The film was a major success in India and abroad, outperforming its prequel. In 2013, he produced Chennai Express which broke several box-office records and was a huge success, becoming the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time in India and worldwide.
The company has four sub divisions, apart from film production. The animation studio known as Red Chillies VFX Shahrukh Khan been involved with many major films including Ra.One, Chennai Express and Krrish 3. A studio for TV commercials known as Red Chillies TVC and TV shows/serials known as Red Chillies Idiot Box, which conceived popular shows like Up Close & Personal with PZ and Ishaan. The company also has a little over 50% stake in the Cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders often abbreviated as KKR, in the BCCI-backed IPL cricket competition.
Ownership of IPL cricket teamIn 2008, Khan in partnership with actress Juhi Chawla Mehta and her husband Jay Mehta acquired ownership rights for the franchise representing Kolkata in the Twenty20 cricket tournament Indian Premier League, for a price of $75.09 million (3 billion), and have since named the team Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR is one the richest teams in the IPL and has been ranked as the most valued with a brand value of $42.1 million.Financially, Kolkata Knight Riders are the most profitable and successful franchise in the IPL as well. The team was surrounded with controversy and poor on-field performance through the first three years of the tournament.Its performance, however, improved from the fourth season and they eventually became the IPL champions for the first time in 2012 .
On 9 April 2012, Khan was served a notice by the Rajasthan Police for smoking in public after Shahrukh Khanwas seen smoking on camera during a match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rajasthan Royals on 8 April. On 16 May of the same year, he received a five-year ban from the Wankhede Stadium by the Mumbai Cricket Association for arguing with security at the ground after a match between his team and The Mumbai Indians. Khan later apologised to Shahrukh Khan fans after his team won the final match at Chennai on 27 May.
Srk Best Dialogues
1. Duniya mein kitni hai nafratein ... phir bhi diloon mein hai chahatein ... mar bhi jayen pyar waale ... mit bhi jayen yaar waale ... zinda rehti unki mohabbatein
2. Main aaj bhi usse utni hi mohabbat karta hoon ... aur isliye nahin ki koi aur nahin mili ... par isliye ... ki usse mohabbat karne se fursat hi nahin milti
3. Kehte hain agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaho ... to puri kainath usse tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai
4. Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta hai ... hum toh peete hai ki yahan par baith sake, tumhe dekh sake, tumhe bardaasht kar sake
5. Zindagi toh har roz jaan leti hai ... bomb toh sirf ek baar lega
7. Don't underestimate the power of a common man
8. Yadhaash bhi kitni ajeeb cheez hoti hai ... kis cheez ko poori zindagi bhoolne ki koshish karo, woh bhoolti nahi ... kabhi ek choti si cheez yaad karne ki koshish karo, toh yaad nahi aati
9. Mohabbat mein shartein nahin hoti ... toh afsoos bhi nahin hona chahiye
10. Babuji ne kaha gaon chod do ... sub ne kaha Paro ko chod do ... Paro ne kaha sharab chod do ... aaj tumne keh diya haweli chod do ... ek din aayega jab woh kahenge, duniya hi chod do
11. Bomb se zyada zakhm toh zindagi deti hai ... har mod par koi dhokha, koi dard ... toh jab zindagi ke khatron se bachne ke liye koi bomb suit nahi pehanta ... toh maut se bachne ke liye kya pehanna
12. Maine aaj tak sirf ek hi ladki se mohabbat ki hai ... aur zindagi bhar sirf us hi se karta rahoonga
13. Aaj ... aaj ek hasi aur baant lo ... aaj ek dua aur maang lo ... aaj ek ansoon aur pee lo ... aaj ek zindagi aur jee lo ... aaj ek sapna aur dekh lo ... aaj ... kya pata, kal ho naa ho
14. I love you KKKKKK ................ Kiran
15. Mohabbat bhi zindagi ki tarah hoti hai ... har mor aasaan nahin hota, har mor par khushi nahin hoti ... par jab hum zindagi ka saath nahin chhodte ... phir mohabbat ka saath kyon chhodein