(Last Updated on : 12/03/2011)
Gauri Khan had her maiden name as Gauri Chibber. She was born on 8 October 1970 and is an Indian movie producer. Belonging to a clan of Hindu of Punjabi Mohyal origin, she was born in New Delhi, India. Gauri Khan is married to stalwart Bollywood actor ShahRukh Khan
and has produced some of the movies in which he is the main actor, including Paheli
, Main Hoon Na
, and Om Shanti Om
. She also made a short guest appearance in the film Om Shanti Om. A graduate from Modern School, New Delhi, she has a degree in History from Lady Sriram College.
Early Life of Gauri Khan
Shah Rukh saw Gauri Chibba in a party and they had a light college going affair for few months. When Gauri`s family got a small indication of their daughter`s intimacy with a Muslim boy, they immediately shifted to Mumbai to avoid any such relation. Shahrukh came to Mumbai
to find her inspite of being unaware of where she was staying. He only knew that she loved to swim and so was likely to be around a beach. Despite knowing that chances to find Gauri were slim, he was adamant to find her. Khan finally found her and approached her with her with his proposal. Meanwhile Shahrukh Khan decided to take up his film career seriously and started approaching eminent directors. Gauri`s parents were not ready to proceed with this relationship but Gauri decided at only twenty-one years of age that she would take a leap of faith and marry Shahrukh Khan. Her parents finally accepted when they saw their daughter was adamant. Shah Rukh and Gauri married on October 25, 1991 after seven years of courtship. First they married in court, and then a traditional Hindu wedding, in which Shahrukh Khan rode to the venue on an elephant. Only three people from the film industry were present at the wedding, Viveck, Rajiv, and Aziz Mirza.
Career of Gauri Khan
Gauri Khan earlier hosted a weekly Hindi music countdown show, "Oye", for a music channel during the 1990s. She is the face of the fashion line, Aftershock. Gauri Khan also appeared on the cover of the Indian edition of Vogue magazine in January 2008. She is part owner and part-producer of the production company, Red Chillies Entertainment
along with her husband Shahrukh Khan. Gauri has two children Aryan Khan born 12 November 1997 and Suhana Khan, born 23 May 2000. Gauri Khan was also crowned the queen of Bollywood at the Zee Cine Awards in 2008.
Gauri and Shah Rukh are probably one of the rare couples in Bollywood sharing a unique relationship for more than 20 years, with a perfect balance of understanding, trust and affection. Their children are growing following both Hindu and Muslim traditions. They celebrate Eid, Ganesh Puja, Laxshmi Puja and Christmas in their household every year.
Gauri Khan as a Producer
Main Hoon Na (2004)
Om Shanti Om (2007)
My Name Is Khan (2010), (Co - Producer)
Ra.One (2011), (Co - Producer)