Shah Rukh Khan is a globally famed Indian actor and film producer who is well known for the romantic characters played by him in the majority of his Bollywood movies.
Referred to as ‘Badshah of Bollywood’, ‘King of Romance’ and ‘King Khan’, Shah Rukh Khan is considered as one of the most successful film personalities in the world in terms of his fandom and income.
Shah Rukh Khan Education
Shah Rukh Khan was born and brought up in the Rajendra Nagar area of New Delhi and did his initial schooling from St. Columbia’s School.
Shah Rukh Khan was not only good in academics but he excelled in multiple sports giving hockey and football the priority.
He achieved the Sword of Honor award for his excellence in numerous fields, which is St. Columbia’s highest award.
Shah Rukh Khan had an early interest in acting and he used to imitate legendary Bollywood actors like Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan.
In the year 1985, Shah Rukh Khan enrolled in Bachelor’s degree program in Economics at prestige Hansraj College of Delhi University.
However, he continued his acting passion and spent most of his time at Delhi’s Theatre Action Group. After completing his graduation in the year 1988, Shah Rukh Khan enrolled to earn his master’s degree in Mass Communications Jamia Millia Islamia University but dropped out to pursue his career in acting.
Apart from academics, Shah Rukh Khan has also attended the National School of Drama to master the art of acting.
Shah Rukh Khan Family
Shah Rukh Khan was born into a Muslim family in New Delhi but had diversity in terms of background. In the early years, Shah Rukh Khan used to live with his maternal grandfather who was a chief engineer at the ports of Mangalore, while his paternal grandfather had a Pashtun ethnicity and belonged to Afghanistan.
Shah Rukh Khan’s father, Meer Taj Mohammed Khan was an Indian Independence activist in present-day Pakistan before the partition of India. While Shah Rukh’s father moved to Delhi after Indian Independence but his paternal family stayed at Peshawar in Pakistan.
Shah Rukh Khan’s mother, Lateef Fatima belonged to Hyderabad while her mother was from Kashmir. Therefore, Shah Rukh Khan once described himself as half Hydrabadi, Half Pathan and some Kashmiri.
On October 25 1991, Shah Rukh Khan married his 6 years old girlfriend Gauri Chibber with Hindu wedding traditions.
In 1997, the couple gave birth to their first child, Aryan Khan, who aspires to become a writer-director and studying at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in California.
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan gave birth to their second child, Suhana Khan, in the year 2000.
Just like Aryan, Suhana shares similar interests and served as an assistant director for Shah Rukh Khan’s production venture ‘Zero’.
In the year 2013, Shah Rukh and Gauri received another blessing and their third child AbRam, who was born through surrogate mother.
After the death of his parents, Shah Rukh Khan took the responsibility of his elder sister Shahnaz Lalarukh and she continues to live with her brother at Mannat.
Shah Rukh Khan Hobbies
Shah Rukh Khan always had an interest in football and hockey but owing to his shoulder injury at an early stage of his life, he couldn’t continue his aspirations of becoming a sportsman.
In one of his interviews, Shah Rukh mentioned that he likes to play video games and he has also confirmed in another interview that he likes to collect some memory of his movies in forms of clothes and props at his home.
Shah Rukh Khan claims himself to be a boring person as he likes his own company other than his wife, children and sister.
Therefore, he is fond of walking alone at streets where he is unknown, which is rare. Shah Rukh Khan also possesses a wide collection of expensive watches, perfumes and luxury cars.
Shah Rukh Khan Girlfriend and Affairs in Past
Just like his Bollywood movies, Shah Rukh Khan’s real-life love story was dramatic and over the top romantic.
Shah Rukh Khan married his girlfriend Gauri Chibber, a Punjabi Hindu after a six-year courtship, but their wedding preceded with religious tensions at Gauri’s family.
However, their love empowered families’ differences and they lived happily ever after.
Being one of the top celebrities of the world, Shah Rukh Khan had been rumoured of relationships with many of his co-stars including Juhi Chawla, Priyanka Chopra and producer Karan Johar, but at the end, they all came down to dust.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Journey to Super Stardom
Shah Rukh Khan started his acting journey in television series and debuted on the small screen with ‘Fauji’ in 1998. His acting skills were appreciated and he received many roles in different television series like ‘Circus’, ‘Dil Dariya’, ‘Idiot’, ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’.
Shah Rukh Khan used to imitate Dilip Kumar during his college days and that reflected in his acting which led him offers in Bollywood movies.
After the death of his mother, Shah Rukh Khan moved to Mumbai to pursue an acting career in Bollywood and bagged his first Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut in superhit movie ‘Deewana’ alongside Divya Bharti and Rishi Kapoor.
After giving many hit movies like ‘Chamatkar’ and ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’, Shah Rukh Khan experimented with his acting and became the most loved anti-hero characters in movies like ‘Darr’ and ‘Baazigar’, receiving Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role.
Superhit movies in different characters at an early stage of his career gave him a great launch pad to become one of the most loved Bollywood actors. So far, Shah Rukh Khan has appeared in more than 80 movies which earned him numerous accoladed including 14 Filmfare Awards and a Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Shah Rukh Khan Net Worth
Shah Rukh Khan is considered one of the biggest actors not only in India but the world. Shah Rukh has always made headlines with his income tax return files and according to the latest survey (2023) he is the 4th richest actor in the world with net worth $770 million or Rs 6,306 crore (Source- World of Statistics).
Shah Rukh Khan Cars
Shah Rukh Khan is fond of collecting high-end gadgets and luxury cars.
He has got a massive collection of the world’s most expensive cars including BMW series 6 and 7. Shah Rukh also owns Rolls Royce and Pajero, but his most prized possession is his first car- Maruti Omni which was gifted to him by his late mother.