Shah Rukh Khan is currently one of the most popular faces in Bollywood films. He’s mostly known for being an actor, movie producer, and as a television personality.
Due to his decades worth of career as a Bollywood actor, this helped him earn nicknames like “King Khan” and “King of Bollywood”.
It was his dream to become an actor since he was young and he managed to pursue this due to all of his hard work and never gave up no matter what happened.
Shah Rukh Managed to create and starred in more than 80 films which helped him received numerous awards and recognitions. There were a few criticisms that cam upon hi but this only made him more enthusiastic to improve himself as an actor.
He’s also had his fair share of controversies and failures as an actor which has put some huge setbacks in his career. But this didn’t stop his as he still kept pursuing doing what he loves most and through the strong support of his beliefs.
If you want to know more about this great actor then keep reading as we’ll talk about his personal life, career, achievements, and net worth.
Early Life and Education
Shah Rukh Khan was born in New Delhi, India on November 2, 1965. He was the youngest of two siblings and their parents were Taj Mohammed Khan who was their father and his mother was Lateef Fatima.
He went to school in “St. Columbia’s Schoo”l in New Delhi where he became an exceptional student and was bestowed the “Sword of Honor” which was the greatest award that a student was able to receive over there.
By 1985, Shah Rukh then proceeded to “Hansraj College” to pursue a specialization in economics while also training to become an actor with the guidance of the British-Indian theater director Barry John.
After finishing his degree in 1988, he then tried to pursue a graduate study in “Jamia Millia Islamia University” but eventually dropped out as he wanted to become an actor.
He then joined the “National School of Drama” where he managed to start his career as a Bollywood actor.
Becoming a Bollywood Star
His career started when in 1988, he joined “Dil Dariya.” The following year, Shah Rukh’s television debut was when he got featured in “Fauji” and then proceeded to star in several TV series and also a soap opera called “Circus”.
By 1991, he was then traveling to Mumbai in order to pursue his dream of becoming an actor in the Indian film industry.
He then managed to get signed into multiple films where his career manages to grow until he got his big break when he had his own starring role in the movie “Deewana” which was released in 1992.
Shah Rukh then gained more popularity in Bollywood as he was part of the1995 movie “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” which was the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra.
It became a massive success and manage to break all records of the Indian Film Industry which became an all-time blockbuster in India.
His career then continued to flourish while also having its ups and downs along the way. In 2007, the actor became a presenter in the popular TV quiz show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.
In 2010, Khan then starred in the famous movie “My Name is Khan” which turned into a massive box office hit and became one of Khan’s best movies ever made.
Awards and Achievements
With Shah Rukh Khan’s huge amount of films that he was able to star and produce in, he’s managed to gain a lot of awards and nominations throughout his life.
He’s won multiple best actor awards in the Filmfare Awards from his movies like “Deewana” and “My name is Khan”, the best villain award in the movie “Anjam”, and was also given the Special Award Swiss Consulate Trophy.
He was also able to get government awards from different countries like in India where he received the Padma Shri and in France where he received the Legion d’honneur. Khan was also awarded as a Goodwill Ambassador by the Government of South Korea.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Total Net Worth
With the massive success that Shah Khan was able to achieve throughout his career as an actor, he has an estimated $600 million dollars net worth.
This includes all the films that he’s produced and starred at. His net worth managed to make him the world’s second-richest actor back in 2014.
The actor has also had a few controversies during his career. One of his popular controversies was when in 2008, he had a brawl with Salman Khan due to Shar Rukh not doing a cameo for his brother’s film.
Later in 2012, he then sparked more controversy when Farah Khan’s husband at a party. This was then followed by another issue when he was manhandling a security office at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
He has also had controversies with lands that he illegally purchased used. This was leaked out by his accountant where Shah Rukh forged documents in order to buy those lands.
There were reports that he also purchased land which he said were intended to be used for agricultural growth, but in reality, it was actually used to build a luxurious bungalow.
Personal Life and Relationships
Shah Rukh Khan is currently married to Gauri Khan. She is of Punjabi descent whose career is an Indian film producer and Interior Designer.
They have two sons: AryanKhan and Abram Khan, and a daughter named Suhana Khan. He is a family where he uses his acting as a way to fulfill his children’s wishes by starring in robot-based films.’
He has also done a few endorsements to causes like “Pulse Polio” and the “National Aids Organization” in order to help those who are suffering from the diseases and to spread out awareness of them.