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Shahrukh Khan-Biography and Success story

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

Now you are going to read the life story of an actor who leaves his impression in the Bollywood through his great acting and give many iconic movies to the Indian cinema......

General Information


Name Shahrukh Khan

Date Of Birth 2 Nov ,1965

Profession Actor,Producer

Birth Place New Delhi

Wife Gauri Khan


Lets Began.....

Shahrukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi.He was from a middle class family

he has one older sister Shehnaz Lalarukh Khan. he was from the family of great peoples who were the part of Indian freedom struggle his father Taj Mohammed khan was an Indian Independence activist in Peshawar,British India and also he was the youngest freedom fighter of his time and was a part of quit India movement. Shahrukh's father was also a well educated person he did MA,LLB and Knew six different languages. Shahrukh's mother Lateef Fatima Khan was a social worker.


Relation of Shahrukh Khan with his Father....


Shahrukh Khan was very close to his father. he and his father both were like friends his father always treat him like a friend. Shahruk's father always wanted that their children should be well educated but he never told him to become or achieve something. he always say's that do what your heart says except one thing his father always tell him to play hockey because it is our national sport and because of this during the school time of shahrukh he was very good in sports like hockey,football and received the schools biggest award The Sword of Honour. He decided to pursue his career in sports but because of a shoulder injury he was not able to play longer.

Shahrukh Khan's father had several business ventures but they all failed after a point of time and after that he started canteen work in Nation School of Drama (NSD) during this shahrukh Khan was in school and after the school he regularly spend his time in NSD and saw actors acting and show's with different actors. Shahrukh was liked by all actors a lot. Shahrukh like the atmosphere of NSD and at that time his thought was that one day he will act on screen.


Most Difficult Phase of Life...

Shahrukh Khan faced the most difficult phase of his life at a very young age. when he was 15 in the year 1981 his father died because of cancer and this incident created a large effect on him. After the death of his father he and his family faced many problems and his older sister fell into depression and Shahrukh took the responsibility of caring for her.

In 1985-88 he enrolled at Hansraj Collage to earn his bachelor's degree in economics but he spend his lot of time in Delhi Theater Group where he learned acting under the mentorship of theater director Barry John. After Hansraj college he enrolled for his masters degree in mass communication at Jamia Millia Islamic University but he left it in the middle to pursue his acting career.

Shahrukh Khan started his acting career from Raj Kumar Kapoor directed TV serial Fauji in 1989 which was his Television debut in which he played lead of Abhimanyu Rai who was a army cadet. the serial became very famous and the role of Abhimanyu rai by Shahrukh Khan loved by audience a lot after that Shahrukh worked in many TV serials like Circus,Idiot,Wagle Ki Duniya and Umeed. his his appearance and acting in these serials led critics to compare his looks and acting style with Legendary actor Delip Kumar but at that point of time he was not interested in acting his thinking was that that he was not good enough for acting in films. but in 1991 a tragedy changed his decision. Shahrukh's mother Lateef Fatima Khan died in 19191 because of the complications in Diabetes. then in April to escape from the pain of his mother's death he decided to move from Delhi to Mumbai to pursue a full time career in Bollywood. before coming to Mumbai he get married to his girl friend Gauri Chibber she was the Punjabi Hindu and they both get married on 25 October 1991 in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony.


The Journey From Shahrukh Khan to King Khan of The Bollywood....

After the death of his mother he moved to Mumbai to pursue his career in Bollywood. he quickly signed four film's his first film was "Dil Aashna Hai" of Hema Malini which was a debut movie of her as a director but because of the change in dates of shoot Deewana became the debut film of Shahrukh Khan which was released in June 199. In this movie Shahrukh khan worked along side Divya Bharti as the second male lead behind Rishi Kapoor. Shahrukh Khan get FILMFARE Best award debut award for the film and after that he worked in many films as a male lead actor like Chamatkar,Dil Aashna Hai,Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman but during this time shahrukh Khan has no house in Mumbai to stay and then Aziz Mirza one of his film's director gave him a house to stay with his wife Gauri Khan. these were very tough time for shahrukh khan. he considered all these people who helped him during his struggling day's as his life makers.

Shahrukh work's 16 hr's a day and put his all effort in his work. In 1993 he played a negative role in two of his movies named ""Darr" in this movie he played as obsessive lover and "Baazigar" as a murderer. Both of his movies became massive hit and the character of shahrukh khan was liked by everyonr for he Baazigar he won his first FILMFARE award for best actor. After thathe worked in many movies of different joner like Comedy,Action,Drama. In 1995 Shahrukh Khan was Starred in seven big films. the first of was Rakesh Roshan's "Karan Arjun" which became the second highest grossing movie of the year in India. His most prominent release that year was Aditya Chopra's directorial debut romantic movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayege(DDLJ)" in which Shahrukh played a young Nri who fall in love with girl named simran. this movie became the highest grossing production in India and overseas and became all time blockbuster by Box office India. It is also the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema.DDLJ stiil show's in the Maratah Mandir theater in Mumbai after more then 1000 weeks as of early 2015. this movie won 10 FILMFARE awards including the second FILFARE award of Shahrukh Khan as best actor. the director and critic also said that Shahrukh Khan gives a fabulous performance by redefining the love of the 1990's. after that he gives many iconic movies to the Indian cinema for which he win's many awards and set many records in the Box Office and became the king of Bollywood. during this journey he has faced many problems in his carrier and had many injuries also but instead of all these he kept on working and always gives his best performance in his movies and in the present day's he is in the list of one of the world'd richest actor's.


Awards of Shahrukh Khan...

  • Shahrukh Khan received 14 FILMFARE awards including eight for Best Actor.

  • In 2005 he was awarded with the Padma Shri by government of India.

  • In 2007 government of France has awarded him both the ordre des atrs et des lettres(2007) and the fifth degree of the French legion of honour ,the chevalier legion d'honneur in 2014

  • In 2009 hr received five honorary doctorate;the first fron the university of Bed Ford Shire in 2009,the second from the university of Edinburgh in 2015,the third from Maulana Azad National Urdu University in 2016 and his latest from the university of Law and La Trode university in 2019.

Other Businesses of Shahrukh Khan...


1. Film Production Company

Shahrukh Khan has a film production company which is started in 1999 in a collaboration with the actress Juhi Chawala and director Aziz Mirza and name this company as Dreamz Unlimited. the cfirst production of the company was "Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani" in 2000 starring Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawala but the movie was commercial failure. In 2001 Dreamz Unlimited make a come back with a movie called "Asoka" in which Shahrukh Khan was playing Ashoka. the movie gain positive response at the Venice Film Festival and the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival but it performs very poor in the Box Office and after a continues failure of the company Shahrukh Khan was forced to close "srk world.com" a compamy that he had started along with "Dreamz Unlimited".In 2004 shahrukh transformed Dreamz Unlimited as "Red Chilli Production" by giving thhe producers position to his wife Gauri Khan. The first production of the company after the transformation was "Mai Hoon Na" the action,comedy masala movie which was a debut film of Farah Khan as director and after the release the movie became a big hit in the Boa Office. ater that Red chilli Entertainment produced many film's and get success.


2. Owning the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

In 2008 Shahrukh Khan buys the rights of franchise representing Kolkata in cricket in Indian Premier League (IPL) named Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the partnership with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta.

In 2009 KKR was one of the richest team in IPL with a brand value of US$ 42.1 million but the performance of the team was very poor in the first three matches but their performance improved over the time and KKR finally became the champion for the first time in 2012 and second time in 2014.





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