mohit uppalwrote on Jun 21 2010 2:50AM
The King Khan, Baadshah of Bollywood
Day of Birth:
2nd of November, 1965
Place of Birth:
Talwar Nursing Home (Rajinder Nagar) New Delhi-India
Shah Rukh was born with the umbilical cord entangled around his neck. A nurse said that it was by the blessings of Hanuman and that he would be a very lucky child.
(a social worker and a first class magistrate, who died of complications from diabetes in 1991)
Mir Taj Mohammed
(a lawyer and a freedom fighter, who died of cancer in 1981)
one sister named Shehnaz fondly called Lala Rukh
High School: St. Columbia High School In New Delhi.
College: Graduated from Hansraj College, & then Masters in Mass Communication from Jamiya Miliya Islamiya, New Delhi
Qualifications and Achievements:
Masters; A Brilliant Student
Sword of Honour to the most outstanding student
The Ravi Subramani award
The Sujit Memorial award
He captained all teams in football, hockey, and cricket
He was also good in dramatics
He was a king in Hindi, Electronics, Biology
King Khan has come a long way from his television debut days. SRK first entered the limelight with his role as 'Abhimanyu' in the tele serial 'Fauji', followed by 'Circus' which portrayed the life of circus performers. He made his movie debut in 1992 with 'Deewana'. However in 1993, he shot to stardom with his two successive negative roles as a paranoid lover in 'Baazigar' and 'Darr'. 1995 proved to be a defining year in his career with 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', his biggest hit firmly positioned him as the most successful actor. He followed 'DDLJ' with a string of successful love stories, including 'Pardes' and 'Dil To Pagal Hai', becoming the quintessential romantic hero. Though he is known to share great onscreen chemisty with all his heroines, the way he and Kajol light up the screen together has no present day parallel in Indian cinema.
Though some of his movies like 'Chahat', 'Duplicate' and 'Dil Se' didn't do too well at the box office; it proved to be no dent in his career. 'Dil Se' did not do commercially too well, but the song 'Chaiya Chaiya' proved to be successful for Shah Rukh, as the track became a rage.
Then came 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'. Not only was the movie a colossal hit, it set the course for a long and successful association between Shah Rukh Khan and the director of the movie, Karan Johar. Together, the two went on to give bigger hits with 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham' and 'Kal Ho Naa Ho'. Today, Shah Rukh has worked with every big director in the country. From period eponymous roles like that in 'Asoka' to that of a doomed hero with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Devdas', Shah Rukh has constantly reinvented himself over the years.
In 2004, Shah Rukh was seen romancing Sushmita Sen as Major Ram Prasad Sharma in 'Main Hoon Na'. Towards the end of the year came Ashutosh Gowariker's 'Swades', where Shah Rukh's understated performance as Mohan Bhargava won him a Filmfare award in 2005. Taking national repute to another level, Amol Palekar's 'Paheli', where Shah Rukh plays the friendly 'ghost' was picked as the official entry from India for the Oscars (79th Academy Awards). Constantly on his way up, Shah Rukh's releases include Karan Johar's 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna' and Farhan Akhtar's 'Don' in 2006.
'Chak De' proved to be a turning point in his career and the Shah Rukh Khan magic got a boost with 'Om Shanti Om,' wherein he paired up with debutante Deepika Padukone. Khan also showed up in series of special appearances: 'Heyy Babyy'; 'Krazzy4'; 'Bhoothnath'; 'Luck By Chance' and 'Dulha Mil Gaya,' apart from turning narrator for 'Aao Wish Karein'.
His 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' (2008) was a winner at the box office and helped to soar his star ratings further. 'Billu' in 2009, directed by Priyadarshan, didn't exactly set the cash registers ringing. Though, what followed later, could mildly be described as cinematic history.
His 2010 starrer: 'My Name Is Khan', co produced by Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment, proved to be a stupendous global success, earning lavish praise from the international Press, as well, smashing all records and creating a new aura of star power for Shah Rukh Khan. Having braved the Shiv Sena opposition for his 'Khan' film, SRK scored on the personal front, as well. His throng of admirers in Mumbai, and the world over, also felt vindicated with 'My Name Is Khan's phenomenal success.His future releases include 'Koochie Koochie Hota Hai'; 'Don2' and 'Ra.1'
Married to Gauri Khan, they stay in Mumbai with their two children, Aryan and Suhana.