Shahrukh Khan
शाहरुख़ ख़ान
شاهرخ خان
Years active1988-Present
SpouseGauri Khan

Shahrukh Khan (Hindi: शाहरुख़ ख़ान, Urdu: شاهرخ خان), pronunciation: /ʃɑːhrux xɑːn/, born November 2, 1965, is a highly acclaimed Bollywood actor, producer, and was recently the host of the popular game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati. He is married to Gauri Khan and they have two children, son Aryan and daughter Suhana.

Biography

Early life

Shahrukh was born a Muslim but also brought up as a Hindu.[1] His father Taj Mohammed Khan was a freedom activist of Pathan background[2], and Lateef Fatima,[3] who was the daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan[4], who served as a General in the Indian National Army of Subash Chandra Bose.[5]

Shah Rukh Khan's father came to India from the Kissa Kahani Bazaar in Peshawar, before the Partition of India[6], whilst his mother's family came from Rawalpindi[7].

Khan has a sister named Shehnaz Lalarukh.[8] Khan attended St. Columba's School where he was accomplished in sports, drama and academics. He won the Sword of Honour, an annual award bequeathed to the student who embodies most the spirit of the school.[citation needed] He later attended the Hansraj College (1985-1988) to earn an Honors degree in Economics.[citation needed] After this, he studied for a Masters Degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia University. [citation needed]

Career

He started his career in 1988 by appearing in the television series Fauji playing the role of Commando Abhimanyu Rai.[9] He then played a minor role in the serial Circus in 1989 [10], which depicted the life of circus performers. That same year he also had a minor role in the television film In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones. After the death of his parents Khan moved from New Delhi to Mumbai for a fresh start in 1991.[11] He made his Bollywood film debut in Deewana (1992) which was a box office hit and launched his career in Bollywood.[12]

Shah Rukh Khan remains one of the very few actors in Indian television history to have made a successful jump into the movie industry. He has emerged as one of the most successful actor/star of the Hindi film industry over the last two decades and continues to be one of the biggest box-office draws.

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As Raj in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

He got critical acclaim for his performances in Baazigar and Darr (1993), in which he played anti-hero and obsessive-lover roles respectively. In 1995 he starred in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge which was a critical and commercial success[13] and has entered its twelfth year in Mumbai theaters, grossing over 12 billion rupees in all.[14]

Khan went on to frequently collaborate with directors Yash Chopra and Karan Johar and starred in many of their films all of which were box office hits: Dil to Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and Veer-Zaara (2004).[15] Khan also won critical praise for his performances in Anjaam (1994), Dil Se (1998), Hey Ram (2000), Swades (2004), and Paheli (2005) which were not as successful at the box office.[16] In 2002 he played the leading role in Devdas which was an adaptation of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's famous novel Devdas.

Recently he once again collaborated with Karan Johar in the multi-starrer film Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006) which has been very successful in India and overseas.[17]. That same year he played the title role in Don (2006), a remake of the 1978 hit film Don which was also successful.[18]

Khan also produces films and has had mixed success as both the producer and the star of his films. He set up a production company called Dreamz Unlimited with Juhi Chawla and director Aziz Mirza. The first two of the films he produced and starred in, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) and Asoka (2001) were box office failures.[19][20]

His third film, as a producer and star, Chalte Chalte (2003), was the first hit from his production house.[21]. In 2004 he set up another production company called Red Chillies Entertainment and produced and starred in Main Hoon Na which was another hit at the box office.[22]. In 2005 he produced and starred in Paheli, which was India's selection for the Academy Awards (foreign films category) but did not win. At the box office Paheli was a disappointment.[23] That same year he also co-produced the film Kaal with Karan Johar and performed an item number for the film with Malaika Arora Khan. Kaal was moderately successful.[24]

Nasreen Munni Kabir, the noted British filmmaker, produced a two-part documentary on Shah Rukh, The Inner and Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan (2005). Featuring his 2004 Temptations concert tour, the film contrasted Khan's inner world of family and daily life with the outer world of his work. Recently another book "Still Reading Khan" (2006) was released on SRK which talks about his family and his life.

Khan was then chosen as the host of the third series of Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of Who wants to be a millionaire?,[25] taking over from the original host Amitabh Bachchan. The show is deemed the most popular programme in Indian television history. On Monday, January 22, 2007, "KBC" aired with Khan as the new host. Reviews of Khan's hosting style has been generally positive. His sense of friendliness and humor with the show's participants has been praised.[26] The season ended on April 19 2007.

His forthcoming film set for release in 2007 is Om Shanti Om which he will also produce.

Awards and nominations

Khan has been nominated for 15 Filmfare Best Actor awards[27] - six of which he won - the most recent being in 2005 for Swades in which he played an Indian-American who was a NASA Engineer, and he goes to a rural Indian village where he encounters some problems.

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On National Geographic Cover February 2005

Filmfare Awards

Other Awards

Other recognitions

In 2004 Time magazine in their third annual special on Asia's heroes selected him along with 19 other Asian's as the 20 Asian Heroes under the age of 40 [30]. Out of the 20, Khan was one of the four who graced the South Asian edition of that issue.

In 2005 he appeared on the cover of the Asian edition of the National Geographic magazine dated February 2005. This was a rare honour extended by National Geographic since unlike many other magazines celebrities are not their natural choice for a cover image.

National Honours

International Honours

Filmography

Actor

Year Title Role Notes
1989 In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones
1992 Deewana Raja Sahai Won, Filmfare Best Debut Award
Maya Memsaab Lalit
Dil Aashna Hai Karan
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman Raju
Chamatkar Sunder Srivastava
1993 Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa Sunil Won, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance
Darr Rahul Mehra Nominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award
Baazigar Ajay Sharma/Vicky Malhotra Won, Filmfare Best Actor Award
King Uncle Anil
1994 Anjaam Vijay Agnihotri Won, Filmfare Best Villain Award
1995 Trimurti Romi Singh/Bholey
Ram Jaane Ram Jaane
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Raj Malhotra Won, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India Hero
Guddu Guddu Bahadur
Zamana Deewana Rahul Malhotra
Karan Arjun Arjun Singh/Vijay
1996 Dushman Duniya Ka Badru
Army Arjun
Chaahat Roop Rathore
English Babu Desi Mem Vikram/Hari/Gopal Mayur
1997 Dil To Pagal Hai Rahul Won, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Pardes Arjun Saagar
Yes Boss Rahul Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Koyla Shanker
Gudgudee Special Appearance
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Rahul Khanna Won, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Dil Se Amarkant Varma
Achanak Special Appearance
Duplicate Bablu Chaudhry/Manu Dada Nominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award
1999 Baadshah Raj 'Baadshah'Heera Nominated, Filmfare Best Comedian Award
2000 Gaja Gamini Shahrukh, Special Appearance
Mohabbatein Raj Aryan Malhotra Won, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance
Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega Rahul, Special Appearance
Josh Max
Hey Ram Amjad Ali Khan India's official entry to the Oscars
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani Ajay Bakshi
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Rahul Raichand Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Asoka Asoka
One 2 Ka 4 Arun Verma
2002 Saathiya Yeshwant Rao, Special Appearance
Shakti: The Power Jaisingh
Devdas Devdas Mukherjee Won, Filmfare Best Actor Award, India's entry to Oscars
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Gopal
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho Aman Mathur Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Chalte Chalte Raj Mathur
2004 Swades Mohan Bhargava Won, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Hum Hain Lajawab Mr. Lajawab
Veer-Zaara Veer Pratap Singh Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Main Hoon Na Maj. Ram Prasad Sharma Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
2005 The Inner and Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan Himself (Biopic) Documentary directed by British-based author and director Nasreen Munni Kabir
Paheli Kishen/The Ghost India's official entry to the Oscars
Silsiilay Sutradhar, Special Appearance
Kaal Special appearance in song Kaal Dhamaal
Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye Himself, Special Appearance
Yeh Lamhe Judai Ke Dushant
2006 Alag Special appearance in song Sabse Alag
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Dev Saran Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Don - The Chase Begins Again Don/Vijay Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Nominated, Pan-Asian Best Actor Award
I See You Special Appearance in Subah Subah song
2007 Chak De India Hockey Coach: Kabir Khan August 10 2007 Release[31]
Om Shanti Om Om Filming started January 7th[32]
Dulha Mil Gaya Raj 12th October 2007

Release[33]

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom Special Appearance Shooting[34]
Hey Baby Special Appearance in song Shooting[35]
Bhoothnath Special appearance Shooting[36]

Producer

Playback singer

Stunts Director

TV career

References

  1. ^ Interview with Shahrukh
  2. ^ Nachgaana: Three hours with Shah Rukh Khan
  3. ^ Rediff: Peshawar - The Shah Rukh Connection
  4. ^ The I. N. A. Heroes: Autobiographies of Maj. Gen. Shahnawaz, Col. Prem K. Sahgal by Prem Kumar Sahgal, Shah Nawaz Khan, Gurbakhsh Singh Dhillon, Hero Publ.1946, p15, p60
  5. ^ "Badshah at durbar and dinner". telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 12 March. ((cite web)): Check date values in: |accessdate= (help); Unknown parameter |accessyear= ignored (|access-date= suggested) (help)
  6. ^ Rediff News Gallery: The Shahrukh Connection
  7. ^ A Hundred Horizons by Sugata Bose, 2006 USA, p136
  8. ^ Bollywoodgate
  9. ^ The camera chose Shah Rukh Khan
  10. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2204900.stm Shahrukh goes global]
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  13. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/alltime.htm
  14. ^ "´DDLJ´ Enters The Twelfth Year At The Theaters!". planetbollywood.com. Retrieved 14 January. ((cite web)): Check date values in: |accessdate= (help); Unknown parameter |accessyear= ignored (|access-date= suggested) (help)
  15. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/shahrukhkhan.htm
  16. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/shahrukhkhan.htm
  17. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/2006.htm]
  18. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/2006.htm
  19. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/2001.htm.
  20. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/2001.htm
  21. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/2003.htm
  22. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/2004.htm
  23. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/2005.htm
  24. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/2005.htm
  25. ^ http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/18/arts/AS-A-E-TV-India-Millionaire-Show.php
  26. ^ http://www.businessofcinema.com/2007/22jan/shahrukh_kbc.htm
  27. ^ http://indiafm.com/celebrities/awards/11185/index.html
  28. ^ http://www.vluvshahrukh.com/info/awards.htm
  29. ^ http://mygifa.com/awards-category.html
  30. ^ "20 under 40 - The Bold and the Young". Time Magazine. 2004-10-11. Retrieved 2007-05-23. ((cite news)): Check date values in: |date= (help)
  31. ^ http://content.msn.co.in/Entertainment/Bollywood/Bollywood_Indiafm_290906_250.htm Chak De! India
  32. ^ India FM: No postponement!
  33. ^ http://www.indiatarget.com/cgi-bin/detailnews.cgi?id=4509.htm Hrithik-Shahrukh clash!
  34. ^ SRK and Amitabh Bachchan to shake a leg for Yashraj's 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom'
  35. ^ Shah Rukh Khan to feature in Heyy Babyy
  36. ^ http://www.apunkachoice.com/scoop/bollywood/20070503-3.html Shah Rukh Khan to play Navi Officer in Bhootnath