Shah Rukh Khan is an Indian actor, TV show presenter, producer and businessman. His style of shaking his head, making facial gestures and walking like an alcoholic on the staircase earned him a title as the king of Bollywood. No one cares if he portrays the antagonist or protagonist in a movie anymore because he steals the show no matter the role. He has starred in over 80 movies, won many local and international awards and is ranked as Forbes second richest actor in Bollywood and Hollywood. SRK, as he is fondly called by his fans, is presently worth hundreds of United States dollars.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Biography
He was born November 2, 1965, in New Delhi, to Mir Taj Mohammed Khan (father) and Lateef Fatima (mother) as Shahrukh Khan but is popularly known as “SRK” or “King Khan”. His father was a businessman and an ardent follower of Rajendra Ghaffar Khan. Shah Rukh Khan grew up in Rajendra Nagar, Delhi and was actively involved in sporting activities such as football and hockey while in St. Columba’s School, Central Delhi. His acting career began in school when he performed in stage plays, excellently mimicking Bollywood stars.
During his years in Hansraj College between 1985 to 1988, his attention was divided between his studies and his stage performances at the Delhi’s Theater Action Group (TAG) where he learnt the craft under director Barry John. After getting his bachelor’s degree in Economics, he left to get his masters in Mass Communication at Jamia Millia Islamia but didn’t complete his education because of his lingering passion for acting. He attended the National School Of Drama, Delhi.
In I988, Shah Rukh Khan starred in his first TV film series, “Dil Dariya”, followed by “Fauji” in 1989. The latter became his Tv debut due to production delays with the former. It is also worthy of note that SRK lost interest in acting and wouldn’t have been the renowned figure he is today if he didn’t return in 1991 to get over the loss of his mother. He has however remained ever since and it turned out to be worth it.
In 1995, although he starred in many films, the most outstanding was Dilwale Dulhania Le Jeyenge. The romantic movie became acceptable by all including non-Indians and was declared an all-time blockbuster by Box Office India. It is regarded as the most watched film in Indian cinemas generating over $19 million. SRK the king of Bollywood was actively involved in making films and winning awards until 1999 when he turned to producing and produced his first movie with actress Juhi Charola and film director Aziz Mirza.
Most notable of all SRK’s works which he produced is the 2010 film, My Name Is Khan in which he played the lead role ad portrayed Rizwan Khan. The film became one of the top Bollywood films in terms of gross earnings. With the film, he won his eighth Filmfare Award for Best Actor which saw him equal a record set by Dilip Kumar for the most wins in the category.
What Is Shah Rukh Khan’s Net Worth
Shah Rukh Khan, the King of Bollywood is ranked the second richest actor in the world. The man who began his career in the late 1980’s has successfully climbed the ladder of success. His income is not only tied to his acting career, Khan is a film producer, TV show presenter, co-chairman of the motion picture production, Red Chillies Entertainment, and co-owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Cricket team – Kolkata Knight Riders.
He has real estate investment in London, Dubai and Mumbai. He is also a brand ambassador for a long list of companies which include Pepsi, Hyundai Cars, Nerolac Paints, Linc Pens, Nokia Mobiles, Tata Tea, Airtel, Gitanjali Jewels, Tag Heuer Watch, Prayag Group, Colgate, Vi-JOHN, Frooti, Fair and Handsome, Lux, Emami, Sprite, Compaq D’decor, Dish TV and Navratna Cool. His net worth is estimated to be between $600 and $750 million.
Family, Parents, Sister
SRK’s father, Mir Taj Mohammed Khan was an activist from the young age of 15. He was passionate about the sufferings of his people and the injustice perpetrated by the high ranking officials and the British at the time. He was a huge part of Rajendra Gaffer Khan movement. Mir Taj Mohammed Khan was also a successful businessman who had a restaurant, furniture and transportation business. Sadly, he died in 1981 after a long battle with cancer, leaving his son, 15-year-old SRK behind.
His mother, Lateef Fatima was an Andhraite who lived in Karnata. Her father, Iftikhar Ahmed was an Oxford-educated chief engineer at Mangalore Port. She was also the eldest of four sisters and was very fluent in the four southern Indian languages. Shah Rukh Khan says he vividly remembers his mother was the disciplinarian of the house, always making sure himself and his sister were in check while showing them the best care there was. SRK’s mother’s greatest concern was for her kids to excel in academics and in life. She supported her son’s acting ambition and encouraged him to attend an acting school which he did in the National School of Drama, Delhi.
After the death of his father, his mother revived the restaurant business and made it a huge success. She died in 1991 from a prolonged illness relating to complications from diabetes. SRK still misses his parents to date, stating that they should have at least waited longer to see him receive his first award. His elder sister, Shahnaz Lalarukh, was born in 1960. Shahnaz took after her mother’s lively personality mainly because she was extremely close to her. After the death of her mum she suffered great depression and suddenly became very quiet. She currently lives with SRK and his family in their mansion in Mumbai.
Married Life, Wife, Son
Shan Rukh Khan got married to his adorable wife Gauri Chibber, a Punjabi Hindu after six years of courtship. Her parents, especially her father, who is an army officer, did not initially approve of their relationship but finally gave his consent. SRK and his wife got married on October 25, 1991, in a traditional Hindu ceremony and they have three kids. The couple has a son, Aryan Khan (b. 1997) and a daughter, Suhana Khan (b. 2000) together before having their third child, Abram Khan (b. 2013) through a surrogate.
Aside from her husband’s fame, Gauri has successfully built a career for herself. She is an interior designer and co-founder of Red Chillies Entertainment. There seem to be no squabbles in terms of religious affiliations in SRK’s family despite the fact that he is a devoted Muslim and his wife is a Hindu. Their children are raised to respect both religions and perhaps make a choice of which to follow when they can.
Their first son, Aryan has had many eyes watching him over the years. Being his father’s look alike, many are watching keenly, to see what he will become. He’s attended film school at the University of Southern California in the United States to continue his father’s legacy and create his own path as an individual. He seems to be obsessed with fitness. His social media posts are mainly of him appearing shirtless for the world to see his fully formed abs.
Height, Body Measurement
Khan the Bollywood superhero and romantic sensation is surprisingly a man with an average body build. He is 5ft 8in tall and weighs 67 kg. His star sign is Scorpio. His body measurements are as follows: 40-30-14.5 inches (Chest-Waist-Biceps).