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Shah Rukh Khan Biography

Born : 02 November 1965, in New Delhi, India

Height: 5′ 8″ (1.7 m)




Shah Rukh Khan

No name is as synonymous with the Hindi film industry as that of Shah Rukh Khan, the ‘King Khan’ of Bollywood, and one of the most loved stars not just in India, but all over the world. Born on 2 November 1965 in Delhi, Khan traces his lineage as a Pathan from Peshawar. As a student of St Columba's School, he did well academically and had a keen interest in sports too. He showcased his acting skills from a young age through various stage plays. He completed his graduation in Economics at Hansraj College in Delhi, while working at Delhi's Theatre Action Group simultaneously. Shah Rukh Khan first appeared in television with the series Fauji and Dil Dariya where his capabilities as an actor were noted and critically appreciated. He bagged many more roles in television, but was unaware of his potential as a film actor. However, after the death of his mother in 1991, he decided to pursue a bigger dream and moved to Mumbai in order to try his hand at film acting. This was also the same year he got married to Gauri Khan, formerly known as Gauri Chibber, his partner of six years. He made his debut with Deewana (1992), which was a major hit and kick-started Khan's career, as well as getting him a Filmfare Award for the Best Male Debut. The prolific actor went on to appear in a number of films, often playing negative roles initially. Chamatkar (1992) and Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992) were his popular releases during this year, and he showed his versatility by performing comic roles. In Darr (1993) and Baazigar (1993) he portrayed negative roles, and took the audiences by storm with his spectacular performances. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994) was yet another one of his big successes, and also one of his most iconic roles. It won him the Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Performance.

After this phase, Khan went on to perform in several lead roles. His role in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) is one that he is best remembered for. The well-loved film is considered to be one of his breakthrough performances. He continued to act with passion and alongside co-stars like Juhi Chawla and Kajol, he delivered many hits. Yes Boss (1997), Pardes (1997), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Duplicate (1998), and Dil Se... (1998) were all blockbuster hits that helped make Shah Rukh Khan become the legend he is today. With Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), he made such a strong impact on audiences that he earned a massive fan base.

In the early 2000s, Shah Rukh appeared in several films, both commercially successful as well as failures such as Mohabbatein (2000), Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000), Gaja Gamini (2000) and Asoka (2001).

He went on to act in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001), yet another Karan Johar film co-starring Kajol, which was yet another huge success. He gave critically acclaimed performances in films like Devdas (2002), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Main Hoon Na (2004), Veer-Zaara (2004), and Swades (2004). All of these films earned him Filmfare Award nominations, and Devdas (2002) and Swades (2004) won him the Filmfare Award for the Best Actor. Shah Rukh Khan continued to make a mark in Hindi cinema, with Don (2006), Om Shanti Om (2007), Chak De! India (2007), and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008). Each and every one of his performances gained him critical appreciation even if the films were not commercial successes.

His last two releases were yet again exemplars of his versatility, with him in Dilwale (2015) reprising the role of a romantic hero and in Fan (2016), a double role as both an obsessive fan and a superstar.

The influential actor continues to impact audiences and his immense success makes him one of the most coveted stars in the industry even today. He has three children, Suhana Khan, Aryan Khan and AbRam Khan.