(Last Updated on : 11/03/2011)
Bollywood`s most cherished actor, Shah Rukh Khan, has created history in the Indian Cinema right from the threshold of his career. The prominent actor and producer Shahrukh Khan was born on 2nd November, 1962 to a Muslim family. His father Taj Mohammed Khan a famous activist and his mother Lateef Fatima was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan. Khan attended St. Columba`s School where he was accomplished in sports, drama and academics. Khan studied acting under celebrated Theatre Director Barry John at Delhi`s Theatre Action Group. After the death of his parents, Khan moved from Gurgaon
(New Delhi) to Mumbai
in 1991. He then married Gauri Khan
in a Hindu wedding ceremony. They have two children, son Aryan and daughter Suhana.
Film Career of Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan started his career in acting on a T.V serial called Fauji
(1988) which gave him instant success. He next acted in another serial, `Circus`. After a couple of TV serials he joined the big league and gave a smashing hit `Deewana` (1992) with the late Divya Bharati. Apart from acting `King Khan` as called by his fans has also ventured into producing movies and hosting shows. In 1999 he set up a production house Dreamz Unlimited
with Juhi Chawla and director Aziz Mirza and in 2004 he set up another production company, Red Chillies Entertainment
. He also owns a visual effects studio known as Red Chillies VFX He was the host of 2007 Kaun Banega Crorepati, Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? in 2008 and Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout in 2011. The actor has also endorsed and been the brand ambassador of several companies. In 2008, Red Chillies Entertainment became the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the BCCI-backed IPL cricket competition.
Awards and nominations of Shah Rukh Khan
From his very first film Shahrukh Khan has been achieving awards for his exceptional performance. During his career years, He has been nominated for the Best Actor award for more than ten times and has won six Filmfare Best Actor Awards. In 2005 he was honoured with the Padma Shri Award. He was accorded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of the Arts and Literature) award by the French government. Khan also has statues in Hong Kong and New York. In 2008, Khan was conferred the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka that bear the honorific Datuk (Sir) by the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, the head of state of Malacca in Malaysia. He was also honoured with an honorary doctorate in arts and culture from Britain`s University of Bedfordshire in 2009.
The stardom of Shah Rukh Khan is justified and has been proved over the years. Not only Shahrukh as an actor but also Shahrukh Khan as a Global Icon
and Shahrukh Khan as a brand ambassador
have won heats of millions around the world.