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In Pictures: Birthday Boy Shahrukh in different avatars

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It's Baadshah's birthday today. Yes, we are talking about none other than Shahrukh Khan, the most loved and envied actor in Bollywood.

Shahrukh was born and brought up in a middle-class family. He lost his father who was suffering from cancer when he was 15 yrs old. He always wanted his mom to see him succeed but unfortunately he lost her (she was suffering from diabetes and septicemia).

With no godfather, no filmi parentage, no acting gene in the family, SRK came to Mumbai. He didn't have any plan then, he just wanted to be in Mumbai for a year and do four films and go back to Delhi. But fate has something else good planned for him. He said that film industry is his surrogate mother and it has been wonderful to him and so he is here.

He is such a hard working and passionate person that 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."

His first name "Shahrukh" means "face of the king" and he has proved it as he is called King of Bollywood. He has acted in over 70 Hindi films. He won 14 Filmfare Awards from 30 nominations. 

Shahrukh is a 'Handsome, Romantic and Dynamic Actor', 'Smart Businessman', last but not the least 'A Perfect Entertainer'. With all these qualities and more, SRK is still ruling the industry. He is and will be 'the real KING' everywhere.

We wish KING KHAN a Happy Birthday!

Check out King Khan's works in pictures...

SRK In Television Serials

SRK first started shooting for Lekh Tandon's television serial Dil Dariya. Tandon met SRK when SRK had actually come to drop another girl. Through the girl he approached him for the serial and SRK agreed. Though this was his first TV serial, due to some delay in production works, Aziz Mirza's Fauji was his TV debut, which earned him much mass recognition. SRK appeared in three television serials - Fauji, Circus and Dil Dariya. He also he did a minor role in made-for-television English-language film, In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones.

SRK As Villian

He did negative role in the Yash Chopra directed movie Darr, which was his first collaboration with Yash ji. SRK's stammering (I love you, ka...ka...Kiran), which is always teased by people, became a big plus point in this movie. It is considered to be one of his best performances. He was also nominated for Filmfare Best Villian Award. He won Filmfare Best Actor Award for Baazigar. It was this movie along with Yash ji's Darr, which took SRK's career to heights. In Anjaam, SRK played the role of obsessed lover. SRK's performance was well appreciated with Filmfare Best Villain Award.

SRK As Romantic Hero

It was Yash & Aditya Chopra, and Karan Johar who played the main role in making Shahrukh an ultimate romantic hero. It was Yash-Aditya Chopra's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, which made him a romantic star and is still being screened at a theatre in Maratha Mandir Marg, Mumbai for the last 17 years. Then he did many romantic movies like Dil To Pagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Mohabbatein, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, which were all blockbusters.

SRK In Comedy Roles

Shahrukh's association with Juhi Chawla started with Aziz Mirza's Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman and then went on with other comedy movies like Yes Boss, Duplicate and Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, which were all comedy flicks. SRK-Juhi also formed a production company, Dreamz Unlimited. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani was the first movie under their new production company. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa was the rare Hindi movie where the hero played the role of a loser, and SRK took the risk and result...SRK got the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance.

Shahrukh In Intense Roles

Shahrukh played the role of rebellious alcoholic in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period romance, Devdas for which he won Filmfare Best Actor Award. In Kal Ho Na Ho, SRK stealed the show with his incredible performance by playing the role of a man with a fatal heart disease. In My Name Is Khan, SRK played the role of a (Muslim) autistic person. SRK won Filmfare Award for Best Actor and IIFA Award for Best Actor. This movie was produced by Hiroo Johar, Gauri Khan and Shahrukh Khan (Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment).

SRK In Patriotic Role

In Asoka (historical epic and maiden venture of Arclight & Films, established by Shahrukh and Juhi), SRK played the role of Prince Asoka. In Swades, SRK played the role of a NASA scientist. Main Hoon Na was the first film of Shahrukh Khan's production company Red Chillies Entertainment where he played the role of Major. In Chak De! India, SRK played the role of a hockey coach. And in Yash ji's Veer Zaara, SRK played the role of Indian Air Force pilot, Squadron Leader. SRK will again be seen in late Yash Chopra's last directorial film Jab Tak Hai Jaan as dutiful army officer.

Superhero Shahrukh Khan

In Ra.One, Shahrukh played the role of G.One (superhero). This movie is SRK's pet project, which was most expensive. SRK used huge marketing strategies for this movie. He was also involved in several aspects of the making of Ra.One like in technical development. He also authored the digital comics based on the film's characters. During the Ra.One's premiere in Dubai, SRK along with the film's co-stars organised a charity auction, collected funds for building a workshop for children with special needs. He also dedicated this movie to his children.

SRK As Television Host

In 2007, SRK replaced Amitabh Bachchan and hosted the third season of the show Kaun Banega Crorepati. For KBC 3, SRK won the best anchor at various awards ceremonies including The Global Indian Film and Television Honours and Indian Telly Awards. He also hosted the game show Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain, which was aired on Star Plus. Later in 2011, he hosted another game show Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout, which was aired on Imagine TV.

Brand SRK - Endorsements

SRK was one of the first actors to endorse in consumer goods and opened the doors for other stars. He is labelled as 'Brand SRK' as he tops the list in endorsing national and international products. He has been the first choice of many brands for promoting their products and ideas. According to a survey by TAM Media Research (2008), SRK had endorsed maximum brands on TV. He endorses leading brands like Airtel, Videocon, Pepsodent, Emami, Hyundai Motors and Dish TV and international brands like Nokia and Tag Heuer. Fees (approx): 2-3 crores.

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