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Shahrukh Khan’s 50Th Birthday: SRK’s Journey In Television – See Pictures

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It is King Khan - Shahrukh Khan's 50th birthday today (2nd November). He celebrated his birthday by cutting the cake with his family. Gauri Khan also shared the picture in which SRK is seen cutting the cake with his wife and children (Aryan and Suhana).

Many stars began their career through Television. Though many tried their hands at Bollywood after their stint on television, only few succeeded. And the one who has achieved the biggest, is none other than the King Khan.

Without a Godfather, or acting genes in the family, SRK came to Mumbai with a dream. He did not have a big plan then, he just wanted to stay in Mumbai for an year and act in four films before going back to Delhi.

SRK is a hardworking and passionate person. He thinks sleeping more is waste of time, he said once in a chat show, "You can't waste the moments and have one lifetime and pack in lots of stuff in it."

The actor's achievement in entertainment industry is incredible - be it TV or Bollywood.

Khan started his career with TV. He appeared in many serials in the late 1980s. Later he made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with Deewana.

Though Lekh Tandon's Dil Dariya was SRK's first TV serial, due to the delay in production works, Aziz Mirza's Fauji featured first in TV, which earned him much mass recognition.

Lekh Tandon met SRK when the latter had actually come to drop another girl. Through the girl he approached him for the serial and SRK agreed.

SRK appeared in three television serials - Fauji, Circus and Dil Dariya. He also did a small role in made-for-television English-language film, In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones.

Click on the slides to views some of the rare pictures of Shahrukh Khan on TV shows and also read some of the unknown facts...

Shahrukh In Fauji

Shahrukh played the role of Lt Abhimanyu Rai on TV serial Fauji in 1988, which was directed by Colonel RK Kapoor. The show was aired on India's national channel DD National. SRK's character was based on the exploits of Lt Col Sanjoy Bannerji of the Bombay Sappers. Along with SRK, another Bollywood actor Vishwajeet Pradhan was seen in this serial.

Shahrukh In Dil Dariya

Dil Dariya, which was the first show in which Shahrukh Khan started shooting was directed by Lekh Tandon. The director also worked with SRK in Bollywood movie Swadesh. Lekh met SRK in Delhi when SRK came to drop a girl who was an actress' daughter. Lekh wanted to cast the girl but was struck by SRK's looks and asked the girl to call him.

(Image source: YouTube)

SRK In Ummeed

Ummeed, the 1989 family drama, was directed by Joy Mukherjee, which had Joy himself, Mushtaq Khan and Deepti Naval in the lead roles. Shahrukh was also seen in the show and his role was uncredited. Apparently, this SRK's serial was telecast after Lekh Tandon's Fauji and before Aziz Mirza's Circus.

(Image source: YouTube)

Shahrukh In Wagle Ki Duniya

Wagle Ki Duniya, the 1989 show was directed by Kundan Shah. It was a popular comedy sitcom on Indian television. Shahrukh made a guest appearance (11 episodes) in this show.

The show was about the everyday struggle of a common man. It was based on characters created by noted cartoonist, RK Laxman.

(Image Source: YouTube)

SRK In Circus

Directed by Aziz Mirza and Kundan Shah, Circus is a 1989 show set in a circus troupe. SRK played the role of Shekharan, a Malayalee/Keralite Circus person. The show also had Ashutosh Gowariker, who played the role of Vicky on the show. Ashutosh subsequently directed hit movies like Jodha Akbar, Swadesh, etc.

(Image Source: YouTube)

SRK In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones

In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones is a TV film with screenplay by Arundhati Roy and directed by Pradip Krishen. Arundhati played the role of Radha, while Shahrukh Khan was seen as a senior. Arjun Raina and Roshan Seth were among the cast of the TV film.

(Image Source - YouTube)

SRK In Doosra Keval

SRK was also seen in another show Doosra Keval, which was directed by Lekh Tandon. SRK played the role of Keval, a village boy who dies while trying to stop his friend from becoming a terrorist. Apparently, this was the first TV show which was shoot in South Delhi Asola Fateh Pur Beri Village.

(Image From The Show Not Available; Pic Taken From Fauji - Source: YouTube)

SRK Hosting Award Ceremony

Shahrukh Khan has hosted many award ceremonies. He is appreciated for his sense of humour that entertain the audiences. Some of the awards ceremonies that SRK has hosted are - Filmfare awards, Star screen awards, Life OK screen awards.

(Image Source: YouTube - Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan hosting the 55th Idea Filmfare Awards)

SRK Hosting Game shows

SRK has hosted game shows and is considerably successful host too - Big Synergy Productions' Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 3 (2007), Siddhartha Basu's Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? (2008), Endemol's Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout (2011) and the recent one &TV's show India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun? (2015).

SRK Celebrating Birthday With Family

Posting this image where SRK with family was seen cutting his birthday cake, Gauri wrote on Twitter, "The best gift given to us on @iamsrk's birthday by #GauriKhan.. #HappyBirthdayShahRukhKhan #SRKDay #HappyBirthdaySR."

A very happy Birthday Shahrukh Khan, we wish to see you more on small screens as well.

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