Shah Rukh Khan’s biographyShah Rukh Khan is an Indian actor, film director, and TV presenter. The already elderly actor is often called the King of Bollywood and deservedly, as Khan has appeared in more than 100 Indian films, has received many awards and his solid age doesn’t prevent him from conquering women's hearts around the world. Even if you are not a big fan of Indian cinema you could have still seen Shah Rukh in the Karan Arjun, the Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, the Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… films, as well as in the My name is Khan drama, which became an event in the world cinema. Net worth: $650-700 million.
Childhood and youthShah Rukh Khan was born on November 2, 1965, into a Muslim family settled in the Indian capital of New Delhi. Shah Rukh’s father, Meer Taj Mohammed Khan, was an activist of the Indian national liberation movement. He moved to New Delhi in 1948, after the partition of India, where he met Shah Rukh’s mother.
Lateef Fatima was the daughter of a senior state engineer. After their marriage in 1959 and the birth of their son, the parents of the future actor moved to the coastal city of Mangalore for five years, where Khan's grandfather served as chief engineer of the port.
Though Shah Rukh went to study economics after school at the insistence of his parents, the young man spent all his free time in the Delhi drama studio. Receiving a bachelor's degree in economics, Khan entered the department of mass communications but dropped out to develop an acting career.
Acting careerShah Rukh Khan first appeared on the screen in television series, among which were the Fauji 13-episode drama. Khan’s breakthrough was his role in the Deewana (1992). After the release of this musical comedy, the young talented actor was talked about not only in Bollywood but throughout the world.
Khan should be noted in the role of Emperor Asoka in the Asoka (2001). Shah Rukh’s character is the prototype of a real man, an ancient Indian prince, who made an enormous contribution to the transformation of Buddhism into a world religion.
The green-eyed beauty Aishwarya Rai was even luckier - their successful creative tandem pleased the viewers in six pictures (Mohabbatein, Devdas, Josh, etc.).
He is a Muslim, she is a Hindu. Their marriage was happy until the black date for the whole world - September 11, 2001. The friendly attitude towards the Khan family was replaced by suspicion and aggression. All that led to discord in the family. The man had to go through a lot of difficulties in order to say a single phrase to the US President: My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist.
Shah Rukh Khan’s personal lifeShah Rukh Khan and Gauri Chibber met in 1984 at a party of mutual friends. The young man immediately noticed the spectacular girl, didn’t dare to talk to her for a long time and when he finally had the courage, he heard: Sorry, I am waiting for my boyfriend.
When Shah Rukh proposed to Gauri and she said yes the young couple’s tests didn’t end. The fact is that the girl’s father belonged to the Brahmin caste (the highest religious class in India). He was against his daughter's marriage to a man, firstly, someone else’s faith, and secondly, he had not yet achieved anything in life.
In 1997, the couple had a son Aryan, and daughter Suhana three years later. In 2013 Shah Rukh and Gauri became parents for the third time - their son Abram was born from a surrogate mother. Khan’s children profess both religions; The Quran is located next to the images of Hindu deities in his house.
Shah Rukh Khan nowadaysShah Rukh Khan is one of the most wanted actors of our time. At the moment he is involved in at least five projects. After the success of the Zero (2018), which has become Khan’s most expensive picture, the actor is preparing to shoot the third part of the Don. In addition, Shah Rukh wrote the plot for Operation Khukri, which tells about the multinational operation of freeing hostages in Sierra Leone in 2000. Presumably, Khan himself will play one of the lead roles in the film.
In 2019 Khan's son Aryan voiced Simba in the Hollywood animated version of John Favreau’s The Lion King in Hindi. Shah Rukh himself also took part in the project: Mufasa, the father of Simba and the former ruler of the pride lands, spoke in his voice. Fans could not help but note that the father and son’s voices are very similar. Because of the similarity, the superstar was forced to repeatedly duplicate individual scenes, but the inconvenience caused only a smile. For any father, this is a pleasant remark, this is something very special and warming the soul, he added.
In 2020, the actor will star in the biopic Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, about the life of Nambi Narayanan, a scientist and aerospace engineer accused of espionage. Another "space" Khan film will be a biopic about Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian in space.