Shah Rukh Khan or also known as SRK is a prominent Indian film actor, television personality and producer. He was born on November 2, 1965 in
, India. He is often called as the ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’, ‘King Khan’ and ‘King of Bollywood’. The actor has done more than 80 films in Bollywood. He was cited as ‘The World’s Biggest Movie Star’ by the Los Angeles Times. Khan is also one of the wealthiest actors in the world, with over $400–600 million net worth. He also won several accolades including the 14 Filmfare Awards.
Khan went to St. Columba’s School in Delhi where he topped in studies and sports like football and hockey, where he got the Sword of Honour Award, a school’s highest award. He acted in several stage plays and gained praises for mimicking Bollywood actors like
and Mumtaz. He studied at Hansraj College from 1985 to 1988 to get a degree in Economics but the actor spent much of his time in attending the Theatre Action Group (TAG) in Delhi. He studies acting through his mentor, Director Barry John. Later, Khan studied at Jamia Millia Islamia and took up a degree in Mass Communications, but he left it to enter the showbiz industry. He attended Delhi’s National School of Drama on his early years in Bollywood.
He started his career during the late 80’s with some appearances in many television series. He was debuted in Bollywood in the blockbuster hit film, Deewana in 1992. He was also recognized for doing villain roles in movies like Darr, Baazigar and Anjaam. He rose to fame after he was starred in various romantic films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. In year 2002, Khan gained critical acclaimed for his role as an alcoholic in the romantic drama film, Devdas; as a scientist of NASA in Swades; a coach in Chak De! India and My Name is Khan in 2010 where he played the role of a man with Asperger Disorder. For his outstanding contributions to the film industry, he received the Padma Shri Award by the Government of India and the Legion d’honneur and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France.
This year, he became the co-chairman of Red Chillies Entertainment and all its subsidiaries. Khan became one of the owners of the cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League. He is also a regular host and stage show performer. The media called him as Brand SRK due to his many endorsements and business ventures. He is also a philanthropy who has given health care and reliefs to the disaster victims. He gained the UNESCO’s Pyramide con Marni Award in year 2011 for supporting the education of many children.
Khan got married to Gauri Chibber on October 25, 1991 and they have been blessed with a son named Aryan and a daughter named Suhana. In year 2013, through a surrogate mother, the couple had another baby named Abram.