Shah Rukh Khan is one of the world’s highest-paid actors, having earned a net worth of $6 billion. In 2013 he was listed as one of the most powerful celebrities. In 2016, he appeared on Forbes India’s 100 Most Powerful and Influential People List.
Shah Rukh Khan is considered to be among the three most influential stars in contemporary Indian cinema with Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. As an actor, he has been nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor eleven times.
About Shah Rukh Khan
Birth of star
He was born on 2 November 1965, in Delhi to the parent’s Meer Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima. Shah Rukh Khan’s family members own a company named Shree Amjad Hospitality.
Early Studies of Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan was educated at St Columba’s School, Delhi. But his parents enrolled him in St Stephen’s College and the University of Delhi to pursue a Bachelor in Arts (BA). Shah Rukh Khan completed his education from St Stephen’s College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in English Literature and Journalism (BCom) with an additional degree in Economics (BSc).
Starting his acting career
Shah Rukh Khan was introduced to television in 1984 as a host of the children’s program “Fantastic” on Doordarshan. He later acted in serials such as Junoon and Krodh for the same channel. Meanwhile, in 1995, he made his film debut alongside Kajol in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Since then, he established himself as a leading actor in Hindi cinema.
Achievement in cinema
In 1994, Khan first starred in the critically acclaimed romantic drama Baazigar, which earned him his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor. He won his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1996.
In 2003, Khan received major critical acclaim for his performance in the drama movie named Devdas, which won him his fifth Filmfare Award for Best Actor. In addition, the film was declared a major critical and commercial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time and a “cult classic”, has earned over Rs 200 crore worldwide to become one of the most successful films in Hindi cinema with a worldwide gross of over Rs 900 crore.
Romantic roles in movies
In 2006, Khan followed up his success with his first English language film, the action comedy-drama Om Shanti Om. The film was an international success, earning over $107 million (Rs.500 crore) and being declared the No.1 Hindi film of the year in India and one of the top five Indian films globally by Box Office India. The movie also received a number of critical honors including the Filmfare Award for Best Movie (South). It was declared “the most profitable Hindi film ever” and won him his first Hollywood Filmfare Award for Best South Indian Actor.
In 2009, Khan played the role of a conman for the third time in the romantic comedy Duplicate, which garnered him a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor nomination. In 2011, he played the role of an aspiring actor in RaOne and a martial artist in Chak De! India, receiving positive reviews and further establishing himself as one of the leading actors of Bollywood.
In 2013, Khan starred as one of seven friends who reunite after a fun-filled night. When they are transported ten years into the future in Yash Raj Films’ comedy-drama Chennai Express. Which became his highest-grossing release. By earning over Rs.500 crore worldwide to become one of the highest-grossing Indian films ever.
Anti-hero roles in movies
His villainous roles in his early career boost his acting career such as Baazigar, and Darr. Both his films were released in the same year 1993. In Baazigar he portrayed the role of a murderer. In Darr’s movie, he played the character of an obsessive lover. Later in 1994, he again appeared in villainous roles opposite Madhuri Dixit in Anjaam.
In 1998, Khan was accused of assaulting a man in 1993 on a flight to Bangkok. The case later fell flat due to the unavailability of witnesses. In 2001, he was criticized after announcing that he was planning to turn his house into a non-profit home for underprivileged girls. A number of Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan and Javed Akhtar joined the “Stop Shah Rukh” campaign against Khan’s plan and opposed it.
Shah Rukh Khan married Gauri Khan on 28 May 1994 in an arranged marriage. Later, The couple has two children, Aryan (born 1996) and Suhana (born 2001). In a 2002 interview, Khan said that he named their son Aryan because “it means someone who can progress with sheer hard work and nothing else.”
Khan has hosted several award functions such as the Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, International Indian Film Academy Awards, and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award ceremonies. He also hosted the fourth digitized version of Kaun Banega Crorepati. In October 2010, Khan launched his own television production company, Red Chillies Entertainment.
Ownership of IPL cricket team
On 20 January 2010, ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Therefore, Shah Rukh signed a deal with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to become an owner of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. So, The team was expected to represent West Bengal.
On 28 September 2012, Khan launched his own English entertainment channel for Sony Entertainment Television. The channel features a variety of Hindi content as well as international cartoons, movies, and dramas. He is also involved with FICUNCL in presenting a film called “Hunterrr”.