Shahrukh Khan, one among the Khan Triumvirate who ruled over Bollywood, just completed his 25 years in acting. Heartthrob of lakhs and a consummate actor, he has got to the top through his hardwork, dedication and professionalism. Invariably the comparison is with the big ‘B’ though he very humbly acknowledges that Amitabh is way ahead of him. When asked what helps him to stay at the top, he jokingly answered that his wife Gauri tells him to keep his mouth shut as that will help him a lot.
Shahrukh, along with Salman and Amir have been the top Bollywood stars for long. Amir has been limiting his movies to one in two years, be that as it may,all superbly done. Dangal the last one has impacted audiences in a big way. Perfectionist that he is, the whole movie is impressively made. Salman has been in the news for a lot of wrong reasons whether it be the black buck affair or kite flying in Gujarat; besides, his movies haven’t done too well of late. All his hopes are now pinned onto his latest release,Tubelight, but if the first reviews are anything to go by, then the going looks real tough.
Shahrukh has acted in 75 Hindi films and has been variously called ‘Badshah of Bollywood’, ‘King of Romance’ and ‘King Khan’. His films have ranged from sheer romances to action thrillers. He has won the Filmfare award 14 times which achievement speaks volumes. He was also awarded the Padma Shri. His Bollywood debut was in Deewana. He has played negative roles too as in Baazigar and Darr, but the romantic hero is what the audience wooed-Kuch kuch hota hai, Dilwale dulhaniyale jayenge, Dil to pagalhai, Kabhi kushi kabhi ghum, etc were all major box office hits. His Chak de India, Swades and Devdas were also well received.
He is married to Gauri Khan and has three children. His daughter Suhana Khan is all set to make her debut in Bollywood following her illustrious dad’s footsteps. He owns the Red Chillies Entertainment, a production house. He is also the owner of IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. With style and elan he hosted the popular show on television ‘KaunBanegaCrorepati’.
Currently Shahrukh is busy promoting his latest movie Jab Harry met Sejal where he stars with Anushka Sharma. This powerhouse of talent maybe 51 years old but still has much to offer his fans.