Shah Rukh Khan, also known by his initials SRK, is one of the most sought-after actors of Bollywood. After completing his graduation in Economics from Delhi's Hanraj College, Khan enrolled for a Masters in Mass Communication, but spent most of his time with Delhi Theatre Action Group (TAG) where he also learnt acting under the mentorship of theater director Barry John. Khan soon dropped out from college to pursue a career in acting. Khan's first starring role was in Lekh Tandon's television series Dil Dariya, which began shooting in 1988, but production delays led to the 1989 series Fauji becoming his television debut instead. In the series, he played the leading role of Abhimanyu Rai, an army commando. Khan further featured in Aziz Mirza's television series Circus (1989–90) and Mani Kaul's miniseries Idiot (1991).rnIn 1991, after his mother's untimely death, Khan decided to move to Mumbai to pursue a full-time acting career in films. His debut film was Deewana(1992), alongside Divya Bharti and Rishi Kapoor, which earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Among the 1993 releases, Khan gained much appreciation for portraying antagonist roles in two box office hits: an obsessive lover in Darr, and a murderer in Baazigar. His stammering voice and the use of phrase "I love you, K-k-k-Kiran" has become a part of pop-culture. In 1994, Khan played the role of love-struck musician in Kundan Shah's Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, opposite Deepak Tijori and Suchitra Krishnamurthy, which he often describes as his favorite role so far.rnKhan's most significant release till date has been Aditya Chopra's directorial debut Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, which earned him the title of 'King of Romance' from media and fans. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge follows the love story between the characters of Khan and Kajol who fall in love and fight all odds to get together. Lauded by critics and audience, it is the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema; as it is still showing at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai after more than 1000 weeks as of early 2015. Despite few setbacks with films such as Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, historical epic A?oka, success emerged for his roles in Aditya Chopra's Mohabbatein(2000), and Karan Johar's family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham(2001), which Khan cites as a turning point in his career.rnIn 2004, Khan established his production company Red Chillies Entertainment, along with his wife Gauri as producer. In the company's first production, he starred in Farah Khan's directorial debut, the action comedy film Main Hoon Na. The actor went on to achieve critical and commercial success for his films Kal ho naa ho (2003), Veer Zaara (2004), Chak de! India (2007), Rab ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), My Name Is Khan (2010), and Jab tak hai jaan(2012).rnFor his contributions to film, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2005, and the Government of France awarded him both the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Légion d'honneur. By 2012 he had won 15 Filmfare Awards in various capacities, mainly for the best actor.rnIn 2008, Khan, in partnership with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta, acquired ownership rights for the franchise representing Kolkata in the Twenty20 cricket tournament Indian Premier League (IPL) for US$75.09 million, and named the team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).rnKhan married Gauri Chibber, a Punjabi Hindu on 25 October 1991, after a six-year courtship. They have a son Aryan (born 1997) and a daughter Suhana (born 2000). In 2013, they became parents of a third child, a son named AbRam, who was born through a surrogate mother.
Jan 23, 2018
Narendra Modi becomes first Indian PM at Davos summit since 1997; SRK awarded for 'championing women's causes'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Davos on Monday, becaming the first Indian head of government to attend the World Economic Forum in 20 years.