Shah Rukh Khan Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Biography & More
Shah Rukh Khan is a popular Indian actor. He is also known by his Nicknames like SRK, King, King Khan, King of Bollywood & Baadshah.
“A big star was born on June 25, 1992,” exclaims Guddu Dhanoa, the producer of Shah Rukh Khan’s debut film, Deewana. It has been 29 years since the release of Deewana, and SRK continues to be in the hearts of millions across the globe. Khan’s close friend turned producer, Viveck Vaswani informs that it was a strategic launch for the actor into the world of show-biz. “Shah Rukh Khan was not launched with a film, but with a strategy,” Viveck shares. While SRK was in his happy space with his career on the TV, it was only after the death of his mother, Lateef Fatima Khan, that he decided to transition to the big screen medium of entertainment.
“I remember, he had come to my house after his mother’s funeral and asked me to launch him. I agreed, and then, we sat down to create Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman. We had the option of signing Anant Balani (director of Patthar Ke Phool), but Shah Rukh preferred Aziz Mirza,” he recalls, quick to add that they developed the concept and expected producer GP Sippy to come on board the film as a presenter. “But he first said no as he wanted me to make another film with Salman (Khan) and Raveena (Tandon) after Patthar Ke Phool. But I was committed to making a film with Shah Rukh.”
The idea behind the launch was to make Shah Rukh a sellable name in the market. “No one was going to buy a new film of a newcomer. I needed GP Sippy’s name so that the distributors buy a film coming from a combination of a hit film like Patthar Ke Phool. We had some mutual agreements and he eventually agreed to present the film. But that wasn’t enough as the idea was to give Shah Rukh a career and not just a film,” he sighs, quick to add that he took Shah Rukh to Rakesh Roshan for King Uncle, Rajiv Mehra for Chamatkar. “And then, out of the blue, a 50 percent complete film, Deewana was thrown into his lap because Armaan Kohli didn’t want to do the role.”
Guddu insists that it was director, Shekhar Kapur, who suggested he get Shah Rukh Khan on board Deewana. “I remember, Shekhar (Kapur) and I were off to Madras and that’s when he asked me to try for Shah Rukh Khan in Deewana. I wasn’t aware of him, so he asked me to watch Fauji and Circus. I loved it, and then set up a meeting with Shah Rukh Khan in Delhi,” he recalls adding further, “We met at a hotel called Host in Connaught Place. The minute he walked into the restaurant, I knew he was my hero.”
Guddu was however surprised to discover that Shah Rukh Khan had no dates for his film. “I got the shock of my life when he said he doesn’t have dates. He had some 4 films in his kitty and was already a star before the release of Deewana,” he exults. So, how did Deewana happen? “I asked him to just hear the script once first and then proceed to the dates. He heard it and loved it. Luckily, a 35-day schedule of Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman was canceled and, in that span, he completed shooting for Deewana. The film that he didn’t have dates for, ended up being his acting debut. Such is destiny,” Guddu answers.
As per Guddu, SRK was paid Rs 1.50 lakh for Deewana, and today, he is among the richest actors in the world. Vikram Mehrotra, the producer of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, on the other hand, had signed Shah Rukh Khan on for a minimal sum of Rs 25 thousand. “We never discussed money,” he sets the record straight, quick to add that Shah Rukh Khan is Shah Rukh Khan today because of his passion for cinema. “His journey is full of hard work and he is a damn good actor, and more importantly a good human being,” he says.
As per Vikram, Shah Rukh ranks Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa as the best film of his career even today. “He absolutely loves the film.” Sharing a trivia about the plot of this cult coming of age romantic comedy, Vikram informs that the director Kundan Shah had initially kept an open ending. “But, I felt, every story calls for closure. After toying around with the idea of who should get the girl, he decided to go ahead with the end that you saw on the screen.”
Vijay Galani had released Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa in Bombay Territory and the producer informs that it was a very profitable venture. “I had released the film with Shah Rukh. We bought the film for Rs 16 lakh and the business was upwards of Rs 50 lakh,” he gushes, adding further that the distribution company back then was called GVR Combines, which stood for the three partners Gauri Khan, Vijay Galani, and Ratan Jain. They released 3 more films in Bombay for SRK after Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. Galani was also planning to make a film with SRK in the same span, however, the things didn’t materialize. “It was a story written by Anees Bazmee titled Radhe Shyam Sita Ram with Deepak Shivdasani as the director,” Galani shares, adding further that Shah Rukh Khan was already a star within a short span of time. “He was always clear on the fact that ‘I am the best and the confidence had made him a star. It reflected on screen and everyone in the industry knew that he would be a big star.”
Baazigar was a game-changer for Shah Rukh Khan and actually a film that put him on the path to superstardom. He broke all stereotypes with the Abbas Mustan directorial. Viveck informs that the idea was to break the existing norms. “Shah Rukh asked me, ‘Viveck, main negative role kar lu?’, I said ‘Bilkul. Let’s break stereotypes once and for all,” Viveck smiles.
The producer, Ratan Jain, too has some interesting stories to share about casting Shah Rukh Khan as an anti-hero. “We tried for Salman Khan and Anil Kapoor, but things didn’t work out. There were some guys who wanted to do the film, but they didn’t fit the bill. Deewana had not been released back then and we had the music rights to the film. I saw some portions and was very impressed with Shah Rukh. I then recommended him to my directors and we decided to move ahead,” Ratan Jain shares, as he goes down the memory lane.
“I first met him at the Sea Rock Hotel, at the poolside. I just told him the one-line idea and he confidently said, I will do the best, only I can do the best. He was so confident and everything was decided at the first meeting itself. He didn’t want a narration too as he had seen the film that inspired Baazigar - A Kiss Before Dying,” he adds. Though he is the richest actor in the industry, he was never mad after money. Ratan worked with SRK on films like Yes Boss, Josh, Badshah, and Main Hoon Na, but according to the producer, not once did they discuss money. “Most of the time, he left things on me. He always asked me to pay what I thought would be good for him based on the market price. More than money, he was always passionate about cinema.”
While Baazigar was a runaway hit for Shah Rukh Khan, he followed up with two more anti-hero characters in Darr and Anjaam. Rahul Rawail, the director of Anjaam, believes that “Shah Rukh Khan is absolutely fantastic.” According to him, his love, and compassion for cinema resulted in his meteoric rise. “He was always a confident man. I remember, he was staying as a paying guest at Mount Marry in Bandra when I had gone to sign him for a film. I went up to his flat, and he was looking down from the window at a Bungalow that he now owns. People would give their right arm for that property and he told me, ‘you see that house in the front? I bought it yesterday.’ I was surprised and asked what he meant. And there came the reply, ‘I requested Bharat Bhai (producer, Bharat Shah) to give me two years' time and not sell this bungalow to anybody else. I promise I will buy it. And within those two years, he actually bought the house. His confidence was great,” Rahul Rawail exults.
Distributor Raj Bansal states that he has released most of Shah Rukh Khan's blockbusters in Rajasthan. While the biggest money-spinner for him was Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, he earned a lot of profit on films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, and Kal Ho Na Ho. “I have seen him grow. I remember, he was in Jaipur shooting for Karan Arjun, when Karan Johar came to narrate Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. On hearing the narration, he said, ‘Apne Yash Johar Ji Ka Beta Ab Picture Direct Karega. I am doing the film’. We were very close since those days and I always felt, he is Lambi Race Ka Ghoda,” Raj Bansal shares.
It was a rather unique launch for Shah Rukh in 1992, as the first film he signed on for was Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, the first time that he faced the camera was when Rakesh Roshan called him for a song shoot in Kenya for King Uncle, the first official Mahurat shot of his career was Dil Aashna Hai and the first release for him was Deewana. It has been 29 years since the time a man dreamt of making it big in the industry. Back then, most expected him to become a star, but very few might have predicted a Delhi boy to become the face of Indian cinema at the global level. Today, he is ranked among the biggest superstars that India has ever produced, and as he once said, “The best is yet to come.”
the first to report that Shah Rukh Khan will start filming for Rajkumar Hirani’s next from April-mid, and the makers have created a massive set replicating a village in Punjab in Mumbai’s Filmcity studio, where a large portion of the film will be shot. Soon after kick-starting the project, the superstar actor officially announced the film’s title Dunki on April 19. “Dear @hirani.rajkumar sir, Aap toh Mere Santa Claus nikle. Aap shuru karo main time pe pahunch jaunga. actually, main to set par hi Rehne laguna! Feeling humbled and excited to finally work with you. Bringing to you all #Dunki in cinemas on 22nd December 2023,” SRK captioned the announcement video on Instagram.
We now have another exciting update on this much-awaited film. Recently, Shah Rukh Khan shot for a larger-than-life, fun number, which was choreographed by Ganesh Acharya. “The song shoot went on for four days and features some unique steps that Ganesh Acharya is popularly known for. It’s an entertaining number, shot on a large scale and SRK has gone all out for it. It was shot in the same village set in Filmcity. Vicky Kaushal also features in the track,” informs a source close to the development.
After the Mumbai schedule, SRK, Rajkumar Hirani, and the team will be heading to London and Budapest to shoot for the rest of the film. “They have already finished the recce, and have finalized their shooting locations. As of now, they are looking to go there in July,” adds the source.
Shah Rukh Khan has made Eid 2022 extremely special for his fans. After three long years, the actor appeared on Mannat’s balcony to greet his thousands of fans on the special occasion. Not only this, but the Badshah of Bollywood also clicked a couple of iconic selfies with them too! The actor took to his social media space and shared these pictures that took the internet by a storm in a minute.
In the photos shared by SRK, the actor can be seen dressed in a blue round-necked tee-shirt. He also donned a pair of sunglasses. The actor smiled and clicked the pictures as thousands of fans, who came to get a glimpse of the superstar cheered in the background. Shah Rukh’s manager Pooja Dadlani also took to the ‘gram and shared a video showing the sea of people who had gathered outside Mannat today. Posting his pictures, SRK wrote a special caption wishing everyone Eid Mubarak. It read, “How lovely to meet you all on Eid…. May Allah blesses you with love and happiness, and may the best of your past be the worst of your future. Eid Mubarak!!”
Meanwhile, on the work front, the actor is gearing up to be back on the silver screen after four years shah Rukh Khan was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero alongside Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. He now has Siddharth Anand’s actioner Pathaan with Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. He will also be seen in Atlee’s next with Nayanthara. Recently, SRK announced his new movie Dunki, which will mark his first collaboration with ace filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani.
Bollywood actors and filmmakers often look for festive releases for their films to pull the audience to the theatres. Many of them manage to get their slots in Holi, Diwali, Christmas, etc. Speaking of which, Eid is also considered to be one of the best times of the year to hit the big screen to receive an overwhelming response by attracting crowds in larger numbers.
And, when we talk about Eid, the very first actor that crosses our minds is none other than Salman Khan. He is synonymous with Eid releases and with movies such as Bodyguard, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kick, and Bharat, it is safe to say that ‘Bhai’ has delivered numerous blockbusters during this time of the year. However, there are several other actors and filmmakers including Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, and Akshay Kumar, who have tried their luck by releasing their movies during Eid.
This year, Salman did not release his film for Eid-al-Fitr but Ajay Devgn’s Runway 34 and Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti 2 hit the screens to entertain the audience. As Khan did not release his movie this time, let us look at a list of five movies that have been released on Eid in the past, which do not involve Salman Khan.
Sunday become author Shrayana Bhattacharya's most special day as Shah Rukh Khan received the author of 'Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh: India's Lonely Young Women and the Search for Intimacy and Independence' at his house in Mannat, Mumbai. Shayna revealed on Instagram that the actor spent an hour with her and handed her a handwritten message. She announced that the book is now in SRK's personal collection by sharing a photo of the note.
The handwritten note was full of love and appreciation for the author. Shah Rukh wrote, “To Shrayana, thank you for putting me to good use. It’s my love and thanks to you & all these wonderful women who like me so much. More power to you and your tribe Shrayana. Love.” To this, Shrayana’s reaction was starstruck. As she shared a picture of his note and his library collection, she wrote a heartfelt caption. She also thanked Shah Rukh’s manager Pooja Dadlani. She sweetly penned down, "They say you should never meet your heroes. Whoever wrote/thought that had clearly never encountered @iamsrk After meeting him for an hour at Mannat last night, I can only say that he is superhuman, not of this universe, yet the most humane."
Shah Rukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India. He was born to Taj Mohammad Khan and Lateef Fatima. His grandmother named him Abdul Rehman Khan but later his father changed his name and named himself Shah Rukh Khan. Shah Rukh Khan was born in a middle-class Islamic family. He has an elder sister Shehnaz Lala Rukh Khan. Shah Rukh Khan started his Bollywood journey with the film Deewana in 1992. When Shah Rukh started his career he did some villainous Roles in movies like Baazigar, Darr & Anjaam.
Shah Rukh Khan was born to Late Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima on 02 November 1965 In New Delhi, India. Shah Rukh is now a very famous Indian Actor and Producer. He made his debut in Bollywood with the Film Deewana which was a hit at the box office and Shah Rukh was also appreciated for his performance in this movie. SRK has also got Best Debut for the film Deewana in 1993. Shah Rukh had played many Villainous roles at the beginning of his career in movies Like Baazigar, Darr & Anjaam. He has also received awards for his Performance in Villainous roles. He received Best Actor for his movie Baazigar in 1994 and Best Villan’s role for the movie Anjaam in 1995. Shah Rukh Khan got fame after his movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is a life changer movie by Shah Rukh Khan.
Shah Rukh Khan has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 75 Kg (165 lbs). Shah Rukh always keeps himself fit and he is very healthy and Conscious. His chest measurement is 40 Inches, Waist is approx. 30 Inches & biceps measurement is 14 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got black hair and Dark Brown Eyes.
Shah Rukh Khan is an Indian actor and Producer. He is very famous for his movies like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham, My Name Is Khan & many more. He started his Bollywood career with the movie Baazigar in 1992. Shah Rukh has also received Several Awards for his acting. He is also called the god of acting. He is a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan. Shah Rukh is the only actor who won 14 Filmfare awards.
|Real Name||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Nickname||SRK, King Khan, King of Romance, Baadshah|
|Profession||Actor, Entrepreneur, Producer|
|Language Known||Hindi, Urdu & English|
|Debut||Film-Deewana, in the year 1992
TV-Fauji, in the year 1989
|Date Of Birth||02 November 1965|
|Age (as of 2020)||55 Years|
|Birthplace||New Delhi, India|
|Hometown||New Delhi, India|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Scorpio|
|Height in Centimetres||173 cm|
|Height in meters||1.73 m|
|Height in Inches||5′ 8″|
|Weight in Kilograms||75 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||165 lbs|
|Body Measurement (approx).||Chest- 40 Inches
Waist- 32 Inches
Biceps- 14 Inches
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father||Taj Mohammed Khan|
|Wife||Gauri Chibber (spouse in 1991)|
|Marriage Date||25 October 1991|
|Children||Aryan Khan(Son), Suhana Khan(Daughter),
Abram Khan (Son)