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Shahrukh Khan is the most acclaimed actor of India who works in Bollywood films. Along with being an actor he also has his own production company and sometimes also works as a TV host. ‘King Khan‘, ‘SRK‘, ‘SRKhan‘, ‘Badshah of Bollywood‘, ‘King of Romance‘, these are some of the nicknames given to Shahrukh Khan. His smile and dimples are his trademark and he has a height of 5.8″ (1.73m). Today Shahrukh stands among the highest respected and paid actors in Bollywood. His wife’s name is Gauri and he has one son and a daughter named Aryan and Suhana.

Early Life

Shahrukh Khan was born in New Delhi, on 2nd November in the year 1965 to Muslim parents having Pathani descent. His father’s name was Taj Mohammad Khan, who originally was from Peshawar of British India and was an Indian freedom fighter. He had come to New Delhi, before India’s partition from Peshawar’s Qissa Khawani Bazaar. He was a lawyer by profession and died in the year 1982 due to cancer. Shahrukh’s mother, Lateef Fatima was Major General Shah Nawaz Khan’s adopted daughter. Major General Shah Nawaz had served as a general in Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army. Fatima Begum was a first class magistrate and a social worker who died in the year 1991, due to complications from diabetes. Shahrukh also has an elder sister called Shehnaz.

Shahrukh did his schooling from New Delhi’s St. Colombia High School. Even in his school, he was quite accomplished in academics, drama and sports. He won the annual school award called the ‘Sword of Honor’ which was given to the student, best representing the school’s spirit. After completing school, he attended the Hansraj College in New Delhi from the year 1985 to 1988, from where he graduated with Economic Honors. Later he attended the Jamia Millia Islamia and pursued a Mass Communications Master degree. But he opted out from it later, to make a career in Bollywood.

After his parent’s death, Shahrukh shifted to Mumbai in1991. In this year he also married Gauri Chibber, before the release of any of his films. He married Gauri who by faith is a Hindu on 25th October 1991, in a traditional Hindu ceremony.

Film Career

Shahrukh learnt acting from the Theatre Action Group (TAG) in Delhi, under Berry John who is a celebrated Theater Director. He made his debut in acting in the year 1988 by appearing in a TV series called ‘Fauji’ where he played Commando Abhimanyu Rai’s role. After this, he also appeared in a few other TV serials, notably Aziz Mirza’s 1989 serial named ‘Circus’ which was based on circus life of the performers. He also did a small role in 1989 in the English language film made for television called ‘In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones’, written by Arundhati Roy.

In 1991, after moving to Mumbai from New Delhi, Shahrukh made his debut in Bollywood through the movie ‘Deewana’. This movie was a box office hit and worked as his career’s launchpad in Bollywood. His second Bollywood movie, ‘Maaya Memsaab’ created some controversy due to his appearance in an ‘explicit’ movie scene. In 1993, his film ‘Baazigar’, also became a major hit. In 1995, Shahrukh starred in Aditya Chopra’s ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, which became a great commercial and critical success. This movie by 2007, entered its twelfth year in theaters of Mumbai and became one of the biggest blockbusters by grossing more than 12 billion rupees. Later, in 1990s, he also starred in many successful movies which included Yash Chopra’s ‘Dil to Pagal Hai’, Subhash Ghai’s Pardes, and in 1998 Karan Johar’s debut ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. He was also praised for his performance in the movie, ‘Dil Se’ which was an overseas commercial success.

In 2000 Shahrukh’s success continued and he again got critical acclaim for Aditya Chopra’s film ‘Mohabbatein’. In this year, he set up along with actress Juhi Chawla his own production house called ‘Dreamz Unlimited’. Later he collaborated with Karan Johar in the movie ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ which became that year’s 2nd biggest hit. In 2002, he starred in the movie ‘Devdas’ which was a remake of the well known novel of the same name. This became one of the biggest hit film of that year. The other box office hits that followed are the film, ‘Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam’, Yash Chopra’s ‘Veer Zaara’, Karan Johar’s, ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’, the 2006 remake of ‘Don’. His 2007 movie, ‘Chak de India’, which was about the Indian national women’s hockey team won multiple awards. Also in the same year, his movie ‘Om Shanti Om’, directed by Farah Khan became a major hit both in India and the overseas. Shahrukh also lent his voice to the character of Mr. Lajawaab (Mr. Incredible), in the Hindi version of the Disney animated movie, ‘The Incredible’.

In 2004, Shahrukh launched ‘Red Chilies Entertainment’, his other production company. He starred and produced the films, ‘Main Hoo Na’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’ which were great box office hits. In the year 2008, his company became the owner of the ‘Kolkata Knight Riders’ of the IPL cricket League backed by the BCCI.

Shahrukh also did some television shows in recent years. In 2007, he hosted ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, a popular game show, which was the Indian version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’. In 2008, he hosted another game show called, ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hain’


Shahrukh Khan’s extreme talent and popularity has won him many awards. Some of the notable among them are.

  1. The Filmfare Best Male Debut Award in 1992 for the film ‘Deewana’.
  2. The Filmfare Best Actor Award for the film ‘Baazigar’ in the year 1993.
  3. The Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1995 for, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’.
  4. The Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1997 for ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’.
  5. Critics Award for Best Performance in 2000 for the movie, ‘Mohabbatein’.
  6. Filmfare Best Actor Award in 2004 for ‘Swades’.
  7. Filmfare Award for the best actor for the film ‘Chak De India’, in 2007.

114 responses to “Biography”

  1. samira

    kool biography

  2. sara

    hii sharokhan i love u to muchhhh i dont know what i can say abaut u
    u are so nice.. i like india people becus u are fron india baby.. soo swet u aree i have to much picture from u baby

  3. amalendu bhattacharjee

    you ar my hero. you are my inspiration. I love you very much.

    i am a supporter of KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS.



  4. aakash sahu

    hi! “success” is the day when ur signature becomes ur autograph !

    still there;s lot to add in ur biography—— i;m waiting 4 the day,,,,,,,,,,,,lou u

  5. Naweed parkar

    hey SRK, i like too much. i hve never miss ur movies. but ur recent movie RNBDIJ was not so good

  6. Naweed parkar

    i m inspired with ur biography

  7. tes from ethiopia

    hi sharokhan i know u the best actore but u are the best person to i dont no what to say but u can make people cray and lughe you are a hero! and stay like that i wise u my brother .

  8. sitesh

    hello sir, i’m a great fan of u.I wish all the time for u you will become the world’s most successful person……..

  9. Richa

    Hi Shahrukh Baba

    Your biography is realy good …You know wht I love you a lot you are very nice person wht can i say if anybody says something about you just lev it dont listen them becouse they all jeolous of you…..

  10. NIKUNJ

    I will be your friend one day ,and we will work together .I was 4 years old when
    you became a person who is very closed to me.

  11. Engr Fateh Ullah Khan

    I like you very much.I belong to your native town Peshawar.I want to meet you.

  12. Arshad khan

    i want 2 know can shah rukh khan speak pashto. And are he visit from where his father belong.

  13. Vivek Joshi

    Can anyone give me SRK’s real contact info ??? like his cell number or email ???? I own a very rare autograph of SRK’s grandfather, Major General Shahnawaz Khan, which I want to sell to SRK…..Any help anyone ???

  14. Ayanna Maharaj

    Hi SRKhan,

    I love all your movies your acting is remarkable, the way you flow through the movies is incredible, you are one of the few souls that was born to act.

    may God bless you and your family with great success and long life.


  15. vinay kumar srivastava

    Hello sir,
    i m ur fan. i like u very much. u r my ideal. i also want to be an actor but lack of guidelines i m unable to decide anythihg. i m an acting student in craft in new delhi right now. plz, guide me.

  16. Prakash singh negi

    hi sir, my self prakash and my friend call me prince, but i think i m not. sir i m ur fan actually not fan, i like ur attitude, is that true that u is king khan but i read ur bio graphy and sometime whenever i m become hopeless then ur name is my motivation so u r just like a angle of my life and i become pray to god that he gives u great life so take care urself .

    Prakash Singh Ngi



  18. sarah

    hiiiiiiii every one am proud to read sharokhan background and i really loves his films to watch.thanks to everyone byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  19. sarah

    hiiiiiiiii everyone ane my name is sarah am from columbus ohio which is in united state of america and i reaaly like to read sharokhan history thanks to everyone byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  20. abdullah khan

    hay shahrukh .. i have a question from u? that u r father is from pakistan .. so why u dont come to pakistan …. i visit u r old house situated at qisakwani bazar peshawar ……

    1. Fatai Bantale(Nigeria)

      Salaam Aleikum. Jst to say we’re enjoying u well here in Nigeria.

  21. Dipankar Samadder

    srk i love u and wish u all the very best for your every secsecss in your life and pay to god that u jst give us very very superhit picture for entertain of us

  22. nobil raja

    masah allah
    i like ur sucess til today
    many one vl learnt frm dis dt hw to achieve sucess
    jst faith on urself….

  23. REKHA K

    Hey Shahrukh, i respect u, i love your passionic work, since my childhood i m big fan of u wishing to meet u atleast once in life but personaly. i love gauri bcoz she is that much lucky to being ur wife. i m jst crezzy about u.

  24. Mohit

    m very much inspired by u and ur achivements and ur life shahrukh

    as ur names itself means the king , u r ultimate king of bollywood..!!

  25. vinay

    Hi Don.What is going on.I am a BIG fan of are the real king khan.plse make a film about

  26. Hewad Khan

    hello sir
    i’m hewad from kabul, Afghanistan i’m really proud of you sir that r the one
    who is enlightening the KHAN personality i hope u more success in ur career i respect u (kamyabi di ghuwram)some pashto word good time sir

  27. Rakesh kr.Gothwal

    i srk how are you you are a no.1 bollywood superstar aapki hur film mujhe acchi lagi sir you are a handsome stylist and best actor

  28. Sohag

    I love all your movies your acting is remarkable, the way you flow through the movies is incredible, you are one of the few souls that was born to act.

    may God bless you and your family with great success and long life.

  29. meenakshi gawalkar

    Hi Shahrukh god given you very wounderfull life so well maintaing. v loooooooooooooooves you

  30. aniqa

    hey shahrukh m a vry big fan of u…..i like u soo much

  31. zalnur ahmed

    I m vry insprd,i lov u vry much.Keep it up. Again this time he got d FILMFARE BEST ACTOR for his MY NAME IS KHAN.

  32. juhi audholia

    hi shahrukh, i’m ur biggest fan on earth, i love u sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much, i daily pray to god for ur good health & success. you are not only the king of bollywood but the king of this whole world, you are no.1 and will always be.

  33. Shohag

    Hi Shahrukh I am one of your fans. I watch all of you movies. Still I watch your movies such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hay, Kal Ho Na Ho, Don etc. I want to thank God He send me on earth on 2nd November. I am so lucky that my birthday is same to you. I wish may God protect you and your family. Best of luck for your career.

  34. Hasib Khan

    Hi … Hasib Khan From Kabul Afghanistan
    I M Very BIG FAN Of You. Wish U All The Best In Ur Future !

  35. Raja Ikramullah

    salaam Shahrukh brother I love U so much God bless U……..!

  36. Belay

    Hi SRK,

    You are wonderful! long live.

  37. Ramanand

    Hi i m very impressive after to know about shk life

  38. rashid baig (ASH)

    sharukh u r best ur personality and the way u carry ur self is great u have a very good sense of humour whereever u go u r the centre of attraction

  39. elishBa david

    hi srk ..i’m a vry Big fan of urs….u r a grt persntly n u r Biograpy is a insprition 4 yuth!!!! i wish u doulBe suCCess … 🙂

  40. rahmatullah fazal

    I like you sharukh jee

  41. Dulkifli mohamed

    u’r biography seems amazing to me!!….u r the best actor!

  42. Joyeeta

    Hi,I want to know a lot more about you 🙂

  43. shaan mohammad ashrafi

    u r great sir
    dear sharukh u r really a big pathfinder

  44. Yunus Desai

    shah rukh u r my idel i always follow u i also want successfull life.
    best of luck shah rukh

  45. islam khan


    my name is Islam khan

    and I’m big fan of u

  46. zamakhan

    hi shahrukh iam a big fan of u i appreciate your acting skills and your a inspiration for me

  47. prahalad

    shahrukh khan sirf hi naam hi kafi he…
    Bollywood is Globally attached bcoz of King khan
    love u Shahrukh

  48. @mit kumar sharma

    I m vry insprd,i lov u vry much.Keep it up. Again this time he got d FILMFARE BEST ACTOR for his MY NAME IS KHAN.

  49. bilal hussain

    hi srk i’m biiiig fan yours

  50. Tony Briganza

    I lOve SHaHrukH

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