Shahrukh Khan called Badshah or King of Bollywood is one of the most famous actors in Indian cinema. He started out playing villain roles but quickly became an iconic hero. His story is inspiring because it follows the typical rags to riches concept, and he’s got a huge fan base.
About Shahrukh Khan
He is a well-known and talented actor, a film producer, businessman, and a TV personality. Apart from acting, he, Juhi Chawla, and Jay Mehta own the Indian Premier League Kolkata Knight Riders. He’s achieved global recognition for his work.
Early Life And Family
Shahrukh Khan was born in New Delhi to a Muslim family. He’s got Afghani roots because of his paternal grandfather. His mother was Hyderabadi, his father Pathan, and his paternal grandmother was Kashmiri, so he always said he was a mix of them all. Khan was initially into sports, but he could not pursue it as a career due to a shoulder injury.
He did his bachelor’s studies in economics but dropped out during his masters’ studies to pursue acting. He married his childhood sweetheart Gauri Chibber who is a Punjabi Hindu.
It is said that they follow both religions at home with equal respect. They have three children: Aryan, Suhana, and AbRam. The first two children are into direction and writing, so they might just follow their father’s footsteps in the industry.
His Career And Major Milestones
Shahrukh Khan has won so many awards for his contributions to Indian cinema. He’s starred in more than 80 films and has won 14 Filmfare Awards. He is the recipient of the Padma Shri and he’s also won the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Legion of Honour. He’s got a huge fanbase and is very popular.
He started his career in 1992 and played villainous roles in films like Baazigar, Darr, and Anjaam. However, the next set of films of his completely stabilized his career in Bollywood with Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, etc.
He was critically acclaimed for his role in Devdas and My Name is Khan. He later released Raees, Dilwale, Chennai Express, and many more films which were huge hits.
He’s the co-chairman of Red Chillies Entertainment and it has released amazing films under its banner.
A Few Things You Didn’t Know About Shahrukh Khan
1. He believes in the number 555 and makes sure his cars have this number and even his staff’s phone numbers!
2. He got conferred with an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland for his contributions to cinema, making him Dr. Shah Rukh Khan.
3. He is a knight in Malaysia!
4. He doesn’t like ice cream! He has often laughed about it in interviews.
Shah Rukh Khan’s net worth is a whopping $700 million! His net worth is one of the highest in the country and grows at the rate of 8% per year! He is the richest actor in Bollywood and owns a lot of attractive properties.
He owns a 250 crore worth mansion called Mannat and also has property in London and Dubai. He owns a lot of luxury sports cars too which also contributes to his vast net worth.