Early Life of Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan was born on 2nd November, 1965 in Delhi and was raised in Mangalore for the initial five years of his life. His parents were Taj Mohammed Khan, an independence activist belonging to Peshawar (modern-day Pakistan) and Lateef Fatima who was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan. Shah Rukh lost his father to cancer when he was only 15 and even his mother who died following an extended period of ailment. He possesses an elder sister called Shehnaz. Khan went to St. Columba's School and pursued a Bachelors degree in Economics, after which he joined Jamia Millia Islamia to study Masters degree in Mass Communications.
He spent his early youth in Rajendra Nagar, Delhi. However, Shah Rukh Khan later chose to act in Bollywood or Hindi movies and therefore he dropped out of Jamia Millia. He also imbibed practical knowledge about Theatre and its elements from National School of Drama, Delhi. He shifted to Mumbai in 1991 after his mother's death. Shah Rukh studied acting at Theatre Action Group or TAG, under the expert guidance of Barry John, a noted theatre director.
Career of Shah Rukh Khan
The television serial 'Fauzi' landed Shah Rukh Khan his television debut and his role as Commando Abhimanyu Rai won him instant acclaim. He then appeared in 'Circus' (1989) directed by Aziz Mirza and an English movie 'In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones' (1989). His portrayal in both these serials compelled his critics to compare him to the veteran movie actor, Dilip Kumar. His debut movie was 'Dil Aashna Hai' (1991) directed by actress Hema Malini while the movie 'Deewana' (1992) was a firm launch-pad to his movie career, wherein he starred opposite Divya Bharti and worked with Rishi Kapoor. He received the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award in 1993 for his screen presence in Deewana. The movie 'Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman' (1992) was a comedy movie which went on to become a box office hit.
Some movies including 'Darr' (1993) and 'Baazigar' (1993) depicted Shah Rukh Khan in negative roles, particularly as murderer and obsessive lover, which catapulted him to fame as the ideal image of a non-conventional hero. Khan acted in numerous movies directed by the late film-maker Yash Chopra, starting from Darr. His intense performance as an assassinator of his own girlfriend in Baazigar helped him win his first Filmfare Best Actor Award. Khan was granted the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role in 'Anjaam' (1994) which also starred Madhuri Dixit. This Bollywood star has also acted in movies like 'Karan Arjun' and 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' (directed by Aditya Chopra) in 1995 which became box-office super-hit. However, commercial success kissed his feet only after the movie 'Pardes' directed by Subhash Ghai was released in 1997.
Shah Rukh Khan was showered with international glory especially after he enacted in the movies Mani Ratnam's 'Dil Se ...' (1998), 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' (1998), 'Baadshah' (1999), 'Josh' (2000) and several others. The movie 'Hey Ram' (2000) starring Shah Rukh Khan which portrayed him as a Muslim archaeologist beaten to death was well received at the box office and won an entry at the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. Other movies like 'Mohabbatein' (2000), 'Asoka' (2001), 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' (2001), 'Devdas' (1955) also made him win millions of hearts across almost every nook and corner of the world. Shah Rukh Khan's phenomenal role as a depressed lover made Devdas win a special screening at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, besides receiving the BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. The movie had been honoured with as many as 10 Filmfare Awards.
Shah Rukh Khan as Producer
In 1999, Shah Rukh Khan started exploring the avenues of movie production jointly with director Aziz Mirza and actress Juhi Chawla for 'Dreamz Unlimited' which was later altered to Red Chillies Entertainment. Later, his wife Gauri Khan also joined him as producer. Three films 'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani' (2000), Asoka and 'Chalte Chalte' (2003) were produced by him initially. 'Main Hoon Na' (2004), 'Paheli' (1973), 'Om Shanti Om' (2007), 'Ra.One' (2011), 'Chennai Express' (2013) and others were all produced by Red Chillies Entertainment.
Shah Rukh Khan as Television Host
Shah Rukh Khan had replaced Amitabh Bachchan as the host of the third session of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' or KBC in the year 2007. Khan was greatly appreciated for his role as the host of this popular game show and he was offered The Global Indian Film and Television Honours as well as Indian Telly Awards. During 2008, Khan started hosting a reality show named 'Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?'. Shah Rukh came back to hosting a show called 'Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout' in the year 2011 and it was shot in Buenos Aires. The latter episodes of the show were shot inside Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Shah Rukh Khan as IPL Owner
In the year 2008, Shah Rukh attained the ownership rights of Indian Premier League or IPL and he entered into a partnership with Juhi Chawla. Thereafter, Khan's team has been termed the 'Kolkata Knight Riders'. In 2012, KKR became the IPL champions and performed extremely well.
Personal Life of Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh married Gauri Chibber, a Hindu woman on 25th October, 1991 in a traditional Hindu marriage ceremony. Shah Rukh has asserted that he is a strong believer of Islam but also respects the religion followed by his wife: Hinduism. Shah Rukh and Gauri together possess a son named Aryan who was born in 1997 and also a daughter Suhana who was born in 2000. They became parents of another child called AbRam in 2013, via a surrogate mother.
Awards received by 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. In 2014 he won the Apsara Award for Entertainer of the Year for Chennai Express and Best Actor Award in 2013 for the same movie.
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.
Filmography of Shah Rukh Khan