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Shah Rukh Khan


--- About Shah Rukh Khan ---

Birth name: Shahrukh Khan
Meaning of the name: Shahrukh - 'Face of a King'

Date of birth: 2 November 1965

Place of birth: New Delhi, India

Residence: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Islam

Nicknames: SRK, King Khan, The Badshah of Bollywood, King of Bollywood, King of Romance

Occupation: Actor, Producer, Television Host, Owner of IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders and
i1 Super Series
Mumbai franchise

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Marital status: Married

Date of mariage: 25th October 1991

Spouse: Gauri Khan (born Gauri Chibber)

Kids: 3 - son Aryan (Born 12 November 1997), daughter Suhana (Born 23 May 2000) and son AbRam
(born 27 May 2013)
Father:  Mir Taj Muhammad Khan

Mother: Lateef Fatima

Sister: Shehnaz

Mother tongue: Punjabi

Languages: Hindi, English, Urdu
Friends from film industry:  Karan Johar, Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan,
Farah Khan, Preity Zinta, Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Priyanka Chopra...
Education: Hansraj College (1985–1988); National School of Drama Jamia Millia Islamia; 
St. Columba's School, Delhi

The weakest subject in school: Mathematics
Admires: Mother Teresa

Most happiest moments: Getting married and getting first Filmfare Award

Most saddest moments: Loosing His Mother and Father

Strength: Self-Assurance

Fear: Riding Horses

Bad Habit: Smoking cigarettes

Secret ambition: To be like Don Juan DeMarco

Talent he'd like to have: Singing and Playing Guitar

If not an actor: In the armed force or a school teacher

Trademark: Dimples, smile, eyes, outstretched arms
Likes: Cricket, Books, computer and video games, hi-tech gadgetss... Rain... colognes

Dislikes: Sentimentality and displaying his own feelings... Liars, Early Mornings, Heat

Start of his career: TV serial called 'Fauji'

Debut film: Deewana (1992); actually, His debut film was Dil Aashna Hai but due to the delay
in its release, Deewana was considered as his debut film

Debut award: Filmfare Best Debut Award for 'Deewana' (1992)

Some of the best movies in the career by now: Darr, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai,
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Chak De! India , Rab Ne bana Di jodi,
My Name Is Khan, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Chennai Express, Happy New Year...

Host of TV shows: 3rd season od 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' (2007), Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?
(2008), Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout (2011)

Business dream: "I dream of one day owning a five-star hotel with a multiplex cinema and a bowling
alley. I think there is some entertainment value attached to the hotel business. It forms a part of the
entertainment industry. I like people to watch me shoot at Marine Drive and to have a smile. Similarly
I would want people to come out of my hotel with a smile on their faces."

Shah Rukh as a baby

--- Favourites ---

Favourite subject in school:  English, especially Shakespeare

Favourite activities: Socialising, Computer Games

Favourite phrase: 'Let's do it'

Favourite dish: Tandoori Chicken, Chinese Food

Favourite drink/beverage: Pepsi, Coffee

Favourite places: London & Dubai

Favourite actor: Dilip Kumar

Favourite actresses: Mumtaz, Saira Banu

Favourite movie (his own): Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

Favourite colour: Blue, Black, Green

Favourite perfume: Diptyque, Armani, Tuscany and Azzaro

Favourite book: The Hitch-Hiker's Guid to The Galaxy (Author Douglas)

Favourite car: BMW

Favourite outfit: Jeans, T-Shirt and, definitely, a Jacket

Favourite part of a human body: Collar-Bone

Favourite male co-stars: Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Sheroff

Favourite female co-stars: Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Madhuri Dixit

Favourite film director: Manmohan Desai

Favourite music director: A. R. Rahman

Favourite sport: Hockey, Football, Cricket

Favourite soccer players: Socrates, Pele, Maradona and Mattheus

Favourite fashion designer: Dolce & Gabbana

Favourite historical person: Genghis Khan, Hitler, Napoleon

Shah Rukh Khan in early age; with his family

--- Interesting Facts --- 


-->  Shah Rukh Khan resides in a mansion called 'Mannat' in Mumbai, India.

-->  He has studied in St. Columba's school, New Delhi, where he was awarded the 'Sword of Honor',
essentially the award for best student.

-->  His father ran a transport company and his mother was a magistrate.

-->  SRK's parents met under strange circumstances. His mother had had an accident, and needed blood.
The donor was his father. They fell in love while he was helping her recuperate.

-->  SRK and his father called each other 'yaar'. His parents were never restrictive, and he had a lot of
liberties as a child.

-->  The loss of both his parents comprised the most painful moments in his life. His father passed away
when SRK was 15, and his mother died in his arms when he was 25.

-->  Being a Muslim man married to a Hindu woman, he and his wife combine both religious backgrounds
into their children's education.

-->  Suffers from back, knee and neck problems.

-->  He launched Deepika Padukone's career in Bollywood.

-->  The first time he kissed on screen was in the 2012 film, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’.

-->  He had captained all teams in football, cricket and hockey and even played cricket at Zone and
National level.

-->  His acting career in Bollywood was launched by his friend Vivek Vaswani and Hema Malini.

-->  Shah Rukh and his wife, Gauri Khan, own the production company "Red Chilies Entertainments",
which Shah Rukh started for friend and colleague, director/choreographer Farah Khan, for her debut
directorial film - Main Hoon Na (2004)

-->  He was the one who recommended Rani Mukerji to Karan Johar for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and has
maintained a close friendship with the actress since.

-->  Has a mannequin of himself in Madame Tussaud's Museum in England.

-->  He was not very good at Hindi in school, until his mother promised to take him to the cinema if
he passed. As he loved films,he got top marks from then on.

-->  He first did playback for the song ‘Main Toh Hoon Pagal’ from ‘Baadshah’.

-->  SRK is often labelled by the Media as "Brand SRK" due to his various brand endorsement and
entrepreneurship ventures.

-->  In partnership with actress Juhi Chawla Mehta and her husband Jay Mehta, he owns the team
Kolkata Knight Riders.

-->  He played roles from various film genres: romantic dramas, comedies, action thrillers, horrors,
sport films, period films and Sci-fi superhero films.

-->  In December 2001, while filming a special appearance for Krishna Vamsi's Shakti: The Power,
SRK suffered a spine injury while doing one of the action sequences. He was subsequently diagnosed
with a prolapsed disc between vertebrae six and seven.

--> Spreading his arms wide open unto the blue azure skies has become a signature pose.

--> SRK has amazing energy. He himself has admitted that he barely sleeps for four hours every night.

--> Shah Rukh Khan's first salary was Rs 50 which he earned by working as an usher at a Pankaj
Udhas concert in Delhi. He used the money to take the train to Agra and see the Taj Mahal.

--> SRK briefly ran a restaurant in Old Delhi's Daryaganj area before becoming an actor.

--> He does not like to eat ice cream.

--> He does not keep a beard as he and his kids find it scratchy.

--> He wears his wedding ring on his right hand.

--> When he came to Mumbai as a hopeful actor, he had no place to stay. He lived with fellow actor
Viveck Vaswani, who later appeared in Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman and Josh with him,and helped SRK
meet directors and producers.

--> SRK makes sure his sleeping pyjamas are freshly ironed every night because you never know
who you may meet in your dreams.

--> SRK was watching Yash Chopra's Lamhe in a theatre with Viveck Vaswani when halfway through
his secretary arrived to inform him that Mr Chopra was considering casting him in a movie. SRK
abandoned Lamhe immediately and went to Mr Chopra's office. He did end up being cast in the movie,
which was Darr.

--> He has a great fetish for numerology. All of his cars have the registered number 555 as he is
very superstitious about it and believes it brings him good luck. Even his personal e-mail ID contains
the number 555.


Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan Wedding Day


--- Personal Quotes ---


"Finally u realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because there is so much more to
the book than the page u were stuck on."

"We have to have the heart to see the 'justness' in the world...and to find it, we have to break our own
framework of looking at life."

"As you live deeper in the Heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner!"

"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does
not just keep walking..."

"How beautiful it is to just lie about watching my dogs play,innocently. And their's more than love,
it's devotion, very rare in humans"

"Being like the water,that's what no one understands. We should be unownable,except by our own choice
& un-definable, despite our own choices."

"Most of the time people don't want to get to know you, instead they want to tell you, who they think
you are. Let them maintain their fictions about you."

"Sometimes just a quiet evening with a friend talking about nothing is all that you need."

"Sometimes u have do things according to the circumstances even though it's not in your nature."

"In the eyes of the child you will see...The World as it should be. The grown ups taint it with their warped
"Why is it that when people get a job...they stop to work...."

"Still am not used to the fact that when I meet new people I am a bit awkward, while they meet me with
a familiarity of's sweet."

"If u open your insides and tell the truth how you’re feeling and people don't get the humor.Then it
immediately becomes a matter of social dissection."

"Don't remember when was the last time I had a sunday line of work is really a 9 day week...
and i am happy it's like that."

"I know who i am because i know how to love...not just myself and my own...but all that is life and all
that cannot be measured by material means."

"To all things that remain unfinished...unfulfilled...undone...incomplete...imperfect. If all got done...
would there be a reason to go on..?"
"I have no idea what I represent to other people. All I know as I walk a dark cold street with my son
alongside is that I am loved and protected."

"Life is beautiful for it never takes away the people it pretends it does. It’s just a question of us calling
it's bluff."

"After years of keeping it silent...yesterday I put a ring on my phone. Does it mean now we have a
serious relationship...??"

"My fathers one unfulfilled wish was to bring me to Kashmir cause his mom was from here. Now I am
here, it feels i am in his big strong arms."

"The one good thing about my tan is that finally my teeth look whiter. At least my dentist will be happy..."

"I have come to the conclusion...Adults are a reservoir of old useless emotions...grudges, anger,
possessiveness. Have decided not to grow up.."

"Always be a giver....and never the saves you the trouble of writing thank you notes on
small personalised stationary..."

"It's sometimes better people don't get to know you... Cause the more they know you...the less they
understand and accept you. Alone is better, what say."

"My fotos don't do me justice they look better than me. Will sue me for libel before anyone else does."

"I feel so rough & unfinished in the presence of my daughter. Do all daughters have such gentle souls...
or does it seem like this to a dad?"

"I do believe that an actor, who is self aware, will never do a film that is not an extension of his



Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan

--- Books Based On SRK's Life ---
*  'Still Reading Khan' - by Mushtaq Sheikh, details his family life, rare photographs and unusual
memories from his youth.
*  'King of Bollywood: Shahrukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema' - by Anupama Chopra,
describes the world of Bollywood through Khan's life.
*  'SRK: King Khan' - by Deepa Gahlot, analyses the various phases of Khan's life and career through
the years.
*  'Shah Rukh Can' - by Sheikh

Shah Rukh Khan's Family


--- Connect With SRK ---


His home address:   Deepvan, Anand Vihar Society, 20th Road Junction, Khar Danda Road, Mumbai,
Maharashtra, India 400052

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Shah Rukh Khan in his younger age

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