Shahrukh Khan, who is also known by the name of Badshah Khan or The King of Romance, is one of the most popular and highest paid actors in Bollywood. Amazingly, he is the second richest actor in the world, who has millions of fans around the world.
Net Worth: $ 750 million (Estimated)
Income Sources: Besides being one of the highest paid actors in the Indian film industry, he is one of the biggest brand endorsers in the country, who endorses a large number of leading national and international brands. He is also a great businessman, running two well known production houses called Red Chillies Entertainment and Dreamz Unlimited. Shahrukh also owns an IPL team called Kolkata Knight Riders, which has been one of the most successful teams in the league.
Born: 2nd November, 1965 (53 years old)
Marital Status: Married to Gauri Chibber, now Gauri Khan, in 1991. Gauri is a successful producer and designer.
Height/Weight: 5 feet 8 inches, 74 kg
Shahrukh Khan comes from a middle class family and was born and bred in Delhi. He had keen interest in acting right from his childhood and completed his education from Hansraj College in Delhi, besides taking up an acting course from Barry John at Delhi Theatre Action Group. He married his first love Gauri, who comes from an orthodox Hindu family. The actor, who started as a small time television artist, could never even imagine that he would become such a successful star one day. After the death of his parents, Shahrukh moved to the city of dreams Mumbai, where he became a super star. Besides acting, he has invested money in his production houses as well as an IPL team and has been successful in all his ventures. Shahrukh is a dedicated father and family man, who has been blessed with three children, Aryan, Suhaana and AbRam, the youngest one being born from a surrogate mother a few years back. He has also been known for his humanitarian efforts, such as contributing for the welfare of cancer and AIDS patients.
Shahrukh Khan began his career very modestly, with some small TV serials on Doordarshan, namely “Fauji” and “Circus”, which came in the eighties. His Bolywood debut came in 1992 with “Deewana”, which was a huge critical and commercial success. There was no looking back for this versatile actor after that, and he featured in more than 80 films till date, many of which have created history at the box office. Some of his most memorable movies are “Veer Zaara”, “Devdas”, “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham”, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, to name just a few. He was particularly acclaimed for his negative roles in “Baazigar” and “Darr”. His latest film “Happy New Year” was a raving success of 2014. Besides countless commercial awards for his outstanding performances in movies, Shahrukh Khan has also been honored with the prestigious national award Padma Shri in 2005.
Shahrukh Khan is the richest actor in India, who has amassed huge wealth and properties around the world, including those in Dubai and London. His Mumbai bungalow “Mannat” is considered as one of the most amazing homes in the country. He also owns a fleet of luxury cars and enjoys a lavish lifestyle.
Here are some lesser known facts about the Baadshah of Bollywood – Shahrukh Khan:
=> Shahrukh khan’s real name is Abdul Rahman. It is not formally registered anywhere. Later, his father changed his name to Shahrukh khan.
=> In 1998, Khan gave his Zee Cine Award for best actor to Salman Khan and asked him to deliver the thank you speech.
=> Khan received his doctorate from the University Of Edinburgh, Scotland in recognition for his acts of philanthropy, altruism and humanitarianism and his global reach as an actor.
=> Khan owns property on moon which one of Khan’s fans from Australia buys him a piece of land on moon from Lunar republic society on his birthday every year. She also bought him several acres on the sea of Tranquility which is one of the most sought-after address on the moon.
=> He has been named among the top five richest actors in the world multiple times.
=> Shahrukh khan’s favourite number is 555. All of his cars are numbered with 555 and also many of his staff have this number in their mobile phones.
=> Shahrukh khan’s hard core fan from Los Angeles, Paige Wilson makes clay statues of everything and anything Khan does.
=> Khan spends time with his family very often. In an interview he told that he calls his daughter, Suhana, who is in London at 2AM, ends up speaking with his son, Aryan, who is in Los Angeles at 5 AM and at 7AM he plays with his other son AbRam.
=> Khan’s father was a prominent ‘Quit India Movement’ activist.
=> Shahrukh Khan has a habit of wearing ironed pyjamas before hitting the bed.
=> Khan’s grandfather, Ifthikar Ahmed was a chief Engineer in Mangalore and has a huge share in building the Mangalore port.