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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. arif

    hii shaukh i like you very much

  2. Shinu

    Hai. SRK i l u. My name is shinu… I am a malayali lives in kerala i am a big fan of you… I dont know hindi but but i am ur fan.. Whatching ur some movies only.. like Don, kal ho na ho, main hoo na, kuch kuch hota hai, dil se, kabhi alvida na kehna, chak de india, but this movies change my attitude…. Wht a fantastic acting & expressions very beautyful you and your smile….

  3. Prasad

    SRK is most dynamik ac tor in film industry. SRK is rocking superstar. Your ‘’ song “chhammak chhalo” it is better than any other song. Good Bye!!

  4. jaha

    hello, shah rukh ji……………………… u r really a king of bollywood…………..i love u r performance…………………….great expression u have………………i wish that u will b top most actor in the world…………….

  5. rija

    SHAH RUKH KHAN ji m big fan of urzzz.. m ur fan wen i was very small.. i’v watched ur all movies , all r block buster.. ur bio.graphy izz gr8 i use to read it all da tym! may u get more n more success! 🙂

  6. shankha brata

    hii sir i m a great fan of u……..i think u r the world’s best actor………

  7. Ahmad.A.Ahmad

    king khan,i wish u all d best n success toward u life

  8. faizan

    hey king khan i always doing ur style and follow u

  9. Kiran Chikkala

    Your DON 2 is super….especially second half very nice……Keep rocking man

  10. Ahmad

    Shahrukh you rocks man!

  11. Ahmad

    you rocks man!

  12. Ahmad

    i wish other actors was like you

  13. shikha

    hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii sir, sorry it sound awkward, hi don………………. u r so charming, handsome……….. i m just crazy about you……………. you are the best……….. i never missed any of your romantic movies………………. i just love you alot……………

  14. faisaL

    luv u don…


    hi shahrukh ! I am a great fan of your’s’. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH

  16. fatema

    SRK love u………
    Take Care
    I alwys watch ur movie

  17. abhijeet.s.dewari(baby my nick name )

    hello!shahrukh ji .i m fan of you.

  18. karuna

    hi sir,u r very nice person.

  19. Sulaiman

    Hey krkhan i like ur each career n perfomance so u r v quite. . . . .



  21. ayushi baheti

    love u srk………

    Srk equals…success perfection different….cant describe any more wid words

    i m ur biggest fan ever

    luv u………..

    N 1 last thing….gr8 biography

  22. prem

    u r such a big hero..ur hairstyle in “rab ne bna di jodi” so awesome
    i m great fan of ur weaping style and i also try

  23. Nadeem Ansari

    I Like ur Profile n i want to be a big superstar like as u ….!!!
    Allah aapki har jaayaz tamanna ko qubool kare…

  24. Rohit raj

    Srkhan iam your small fan age of 12 year i like your world bestest movie is my best film in the world

  25. Albaba

    Congratulation on zeeaflam award 2012 sesion

  26. arpan

    sir, i am a boy whose dream to be a star like you.I live in village. I always respect u and i see many films but due to suffciant money i could not see all flims.

  27. robin kumar

    hello sir , u r the legend 0f the romance king in indian history

  28. saud

    King khan u always rock…..
    after going through u r past story its very hard to move up like u did….
    The other actor’s have not struggled as u did cause thier families were working in the flim industries. .

  29. Akash Dhore

    Hi,Shahrukh sir.I think i am one of d greatest fans. I am ur fan bcoz of ur attitude, romantic heroism & ur strugle to life to achieve success. You r one of d my ideals. I have dream to meet u personally.

  30. pawan tanay

    Best of luck sharkuh jee ipl 5

  31. muskaan

    u are my idol after my mother and one more thing I want to share with u that Success is a journey not a destination which u know very well and best of luck for your IPL team…..

  32. pankaj singh

    hi king khan i am big fan of you..i addicted for you,like a smoker,,when some person damn about you,..then i i fight with them and says that srk is king of one can like srk …only alive one and unique..srk….every time i am search about you in google …i hope you will forever the king of bollywood …i pray to god that you will get unlimited success in your life..jai king khan



  34. majid khan[king khan]

    Assalam alaikum…sharukh bhai u luk awesum..i wanna be lik u in ma future..U R D one who suceed in ur lyfe comptly…i wish i dat i wanna c u once in ma lyfe..

  35. Bhimu Deokar

    I am always keen to know about your story when you were struggling to become an actor in mumbai…because even i want to become an actor like you….hope will meet you someday!!!!!for sure……Hats off!!!!!for your hard work,your acting & your passion….carry on….

  36. Muhammad sani tamim

    Hi shrkh im one of ur fan frm 9jeria i wish u succes in life gud byeeeee

  37. manor

    hiii shahrukh,
    i have seen your biography its too heavy to digest,
    u have struggled a lot , whenever i read ur biography i do get some positive attitude in myself, i only wanna know wht was ur fees when u started ur currier

  38. ARSHAD G

    SRK a Winning Star in the mist of romanticism. God Bless SRK !!

  39. izabbella

    Shah rukh Khan is the best

  40. Suman Kumar Dey

    your romance style is awesome i love your passion.

  41. shabeeh

    sir mujhe aap ke jesa bera actor banna hai

  42. Gujjar

    U r so wonderful actr b/c u belong to khan’s family…as u only bst khan.
    Bst of luk

  43. Priya Gomes

    King of bollywood, Mr. Khan……. u deserve much more than wat ur now………,,,,,
    We Indians r proud being ur fan…. Hope we r lucky enough 2 atleast see u frm a distance……..LUV UUUUUUUUUUU

  44. Namrata

    Itzzz a vry nyc biography nd m also a gr8 fan of ursss sharukh…nd i lykd ur past lyf nd ur passion abt actng!!!!!!

  45. Mohan Baniya

    I am from small village of Nepal

  46. kaushal gupta

    Hie sir,i really want ur acting stylè.when i read ur biography i knew how could u achieve to ur of luck to ur life

  47. dhaval

    hi srk u r my big fan

  48. Joshua England

    Wish i would meet u someday (King_ K”
    Allah!! Bless

  49. Rakesh

    hii Shah rukh may u giv many more blockbuster hits through out ur career gud luck

  50. Animay pal

    I like shahrukh’s funny acting having a uniqueness

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