Shahrukh Khan Biography
Shahrukh Khan is a highly-acclaimed award-winning Indian film actor who works in Bollywood films, as well as a film producer and television host.
Khan began his career appearing in several television serials in the late 1980s. He made his film debut with the commercially successful Deewana (1992). Since then, he has been a part of numerous commercial successes and has delivered a variety of critically acclaimed performances. During his years in the Indian film industry, he has won several Filmfare Awards, seven of which are in the Best Actor category.
Some of Khan's best-known films have been top-grossing productions in the overseas market, making Khan one of the most successful actors of Hindi cinema. These include Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Chak De India (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Veer-Zaara (2004) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). Since 2000, Khan branched out into film production and television as well. He is the founder-owner of two production companies, Dreamz Unlimited and Red Chillies Entertainment. In 2008, Newsweek named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world.
Khan married Gauri Khan (who is a Hindu) in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on 25 October 1991. They have three children, son Aryan Khan (born 1997), daughter Suhana (born 2000) and AbRam. According to Khan, while he strongly believes in Allah, he also values his wife's religion. At home, his children follow both religions, with the Qur'an being kept next to the Hindu gods.
Awards and Honours
Khan has been awarded a number of honours. In April 2007, a life-size wax statue of Khan was installed at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, London. During the same year, he was accorded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of the Arts and Literature) award by the French government for his “exceptional career”.
Khan produced Om Shanti Om as well as starred in, has done very well at the box office. In 2008, Red Chillies Entertainment became the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders in the BCCI-backed IPL cricket league.
In 2007, Khan replaced Amitabh Bachchan as the host of the third series of the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? On 22 January 2007, Kaun Banega Crorepati was aired with Khan as the new host and later ended on 19 April 2007.