Shah Rukh Khan is rightly called the “Baadshah” or “The King of Bollywood”, because he is considered to be one of the top actors of Bollywood in the present times. He has innumerable fan spread in all the corners of the world. Shah Rukh Khan made a humble beginning of his career as a small time television star, but his talent, hard work, unconventional good looks and attitude have today taken him to the top of Bollywood. At present, Shah Rukh Khan is the highest paid actor in the industry and also on the second rank among the richest actors of the world. His current net worth is estimated to be a whopping figure of nearly 600 million dollars.
Shah Rukh Khan, born on November 2, 1965, is originally from Delhi. He studied in St Columbia School in Delhi and went to Hansraj College and later attended the National School of Drama. After he lost both his parents, Shahrukh moved to Mumbai and started struggling in Bollywood. He got married to Gauri Chibber Khan, aHindu interior designer from Delhi in 1991, after a love affair. They are blessed with two children, Aryan and Suhaana. The third child Abram came in 2013 from a surrogate mother. Shahrukh lives along with his family and elder sister in a beautiful bungalow called “Mannat” in Mumbai. He also owns numerous homes and properties in Dubai and London.
His Professional Career:
Shahrukh started his career with some small television serial in the eighties, namely Fauji, Circus and Dil Dariya. He went on to make his Bollywood debut in 1992, with the films “Deewana” and “Dil Aashna Hai”. “Deewana” earned him the Filmfare award for the Best Male Debut. Shahrukh has performed diverse roles in Bollywood till date and has acted in a total of nearly 75 films till date. His films like “Baazigar”, “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na”, “Darr”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham”, “Mohabbatein” and “My Name is Khan” have earned him great accolades in the country and all over the world, for his acting prowess and also for taking great career risks by playing the most unusual roles. He has also done a short stint as a television host for a season of “Kaun Banega Crorepati” and “Kya Aap Panchvi Pass se Tez Hain”.
His Awards and Achievements:
Shah Rukh Khan has won countless awards during his film career and almost dominated the Filmfares with his presence. Strating with best male debut Filmfare in 1993, Shah Rukh Khan has won 14 Filmfares till date. Shahrukh has also bagged 6 IIFA Awards, 8 Zee Cine Awards, 14 Star Screen Awards, 3 Bollywood Movie Awards and 2 Global Indian Film Awards, in all. He has also been honored with the Padma Shri in 2005, by the Indian Government. His wax statue was showcased in Madame Tussauds Museum in London in 2007. Besides his huge commercial success as an actor, Shahrukh has done a large number of stage shows and brand endorsements and advertisements. He also owns production houses named Red Chillies Entertainment and Dreamz Unlimited, which has given a large number of commercial hits to Bollywood. He also has the credit of owning an IPL team known as Kolkata Knight Riders.