Shah Rukh Khan, Film star of Bollywood
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Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most successful
and well-known actors in the world. Hailing from India, he has made a name for
himself in Bollywood, the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai. With
over 80 films under his belt, Shah Rukh is one of the most prolific actors of
our time. But beyond his on-screen persona, Shah Rukh is also a philanthropist,
a successful businessman, and a devoted family man. In this blog post, we will
explore the many facets of Shah Rukh Khan and what makes him one of the most
beloved figures in entertainment today.
Early life and background
Shah Rukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India. His father, Meer Taj
Mohammed Khan, was an Indian independence activist in Peshawar, British India
(now in Pakistan). His mother, Lateef Fatima, was the daughter of a prominent
lawyer. Shah Rukh has one sister and two brothers; his elder sister Shehnaz is
the wife of actor Sanjay Dutt. He spent the first five years of his life in
Mangalore where his paternal grandfather Ifthikar Ahmed served as the chief
engineer of the port in the 1960s. In 1971, his family moved back to Delhi.
Khan attended St. Columba's School in central Delhi where he excelled in his
studies and sports such as hockey and football. He won numerous accolades
during his school days. In 1980, he enrolled at Hansraj College (then
affiliated with Delhi University) to earn a bachelor's degree in economics.
However, he spent more time on theatre than studies and failed two courses in
his first year. Later he joined Barry John's Theatre Action Group (TAG) where
he trained under theatre director Feroz Abbas Khan for two years.
Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most popular and successful film stars in Indian cinema. He
has appeared in over 80 Hindi films in a career spanning more than two decades.
Khan began his acting career with appearances in several television serials in
the late 1980s. He made his film debut in 1992 with the romance Deewana. His
performance in the film earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
Khan's first leading role was in the action thriller Baazigar (1993), which
proved to be a turning point in his career. He received critical acclaim for
his performances in a number of films, including the dramas Dilwale Dulhania Le
Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001),
and Chak De! India (2007).
Some of Khan's most commercially successful films include the action thrillers
Don (2006) and Chennai Express (2013), the comedies Happy New Year (2014) and
Dilwale (2015), and the historical drama Bajirao Mastani (2015).
Khan has won numerous awards throughout his career, including 14 Filmfare
Awards. He is one of the most prominent actors in Indian cinema and has been
referred to as "the king of Bollywood".
Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most successful and well-known actors in the Hindi film
industry, also known as Bollywood. He has appeared in over 80 Hindi films in a
variety of genres, including romance, action, comedy, and drama.
Some of his most popular films include Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch
Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001), Mohabbatein (2000),
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Veer-Zaara (2004), Don (2006), Om Shanti Om (2007), Rab
Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), Chak De! India (2007) and My Name is Khan (2010). He
has won numerous awards for his work in film, including 14 Filmfare Awards.