Shah Rukh Khan, the most popular Bollywood actor is also the world’s second richest actor, with a net worth of US $600 million. The actor started off working in theater in Delhi and then began acting in TV serials in the late 80s. He worked in a tele-film ‘In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones’ in 1989. Shah Rukh Khan’s first Bollywood film was ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’ which released in November 1992, but he was introduced in ‘Deewana’ which released in June, the same year.
Shah Rukh Khan sparked off a trend by making negative characters ‘cool’ as Baazigar (1993) not only earned him his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor but also positioned him as a formidable rival to the likes of Aamir Khan,Salman Khan and Govinda in those days. He followed the success of Baazigar (released in November 1993) with another spirited performance, that of an obsessed lover in Darr (released in December 1995).
When playing negative was now a refuge of many Bollywood actors, Shah Rukh Khan did a 360 degree turn-around and established him as the ultimate romantic lover-boy of Bollywood with blockbuster romances like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). Shah Rukh Khan also showed that he had a flair for comedy with movies like Yes Boss (1997). In 2000-10 Shah Rukh Khan won critical acclaim by doing performance-oriented roles He played the role of an alcoholic lover who loses in love in Devdas (2002), an unassuming scientist in Swades (2004), a hockey coach in Chak De India (2007) and a person suffering from Apsperger’s Syndrome in My Name is Khan (2010). In 2013, Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chennai Express became his career’s biggest hit till date and also ended up as the second biggest Bollywood blockbuster in terms of box-office revenues. In 2014, his movie ‘Happy New Year’ became the second biggest hit of the year.
Shah Rukh Khan has won more awards than any other actor in Bollywood, 14 Filmfare Awards out of 30 nominations. He has been awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India. The Government of France has awarded him ‘Légion d’honneur’ and ‘Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’.
The Los Angeles Times stated that Shah Rukh Khan is perhaps the world’s biggest movie star. In 2008, Newsweek regarded him as one of the 50 Most Powerful people in the World.
Known as ‘King Khan’ and Bollywood ka Baadshah, Shah Rukh Khan is also the king of celebrity ad-endorsements. In 2008, he endorsed 39 brands, the highest number by any Bollywood actor till date. He started advertising for Liberty Shoes in 1998, he also endorsed Brahmaputra Tea in 1993. Shah Rukh Khan has endorsed brands like Pepsi, Nokia, Dish TV, Hyudai, Tag Heuer, D’décor, Nerolac, Pepsodent, Airtel, Frooti, Fair and Handsome, V-John among many.
Shah Rukh Khan likes to keep a low-profile when it comes to charitable causes. It came to be known that he has been donating anonymously to various hospitals like Nanavati in Mumbai for years. He is the face of various campaigns like National Aids Control Organization, Pulse Polio and Make-A-Wish. He has performed ion many charity concerts to raise money for the underprivileged. He has pledged commitment for the cause of child education in India. By being a part of the NDTV Greenathon, he adopted 12 villages to provide electricity through solar energy.
With a net worth of US $600 million, Shah Rukh Khan is the second richest actor in the world, and the richest celebrity in India. His personal assets are deemed to be above $400 million according to ‘Hurun Report’. The honor of being the second richest celebrity in the world was given by a firm wealth ‘Wealth X’ which conducted a study based on the assets and debts of various celebrities across the world.
SRK – House in Mannat and Dubai
Shah Rukh Khan bought his bungalow Mannat for US$2.5 million (INR 15 crore) in 1995. At the present date, this place which is known as a tourist landmark in Mumbai, is worth close to a whopping US $333 million (INR 2000 crores). He also owns one of the most expensive homes in Dubai, a villa on Palm Jumeirah which is worth US$65 million, which has been given to him as a gift. He also owns a palatial bungalow in Delhi and a a GB£20 million bungalow in London.
Mannat House (Pictures)
SRK’s Dubai Home (Palm Jumeirah)
Shah Rukh Car Collection
Among the fleet of luxurious cars that Shah Rukh Khan has a silver-blue BMW 7 Series, BMW 6 series, the luxury sedan Audi A6, a Land Cruiser, a white Conti GT. a white BMW convertible and a blue Rolls Royce as notable mentions. He is partial to his favorite Mitsubishi Pajero.
Shah Rukh Khan married girlfriend Gauri Khan in 1991. He has three children –Aryan (born 1997), Suhana (born 2000) and AbRam (2013, born through surrogate mother)
ShahRukh TV serials and Movies (Timeline in Pictures)
Chennai Express (2013)
Book on Shah Rukh Khan
The story ‘King of Bollywood and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema‘ is a treat for every Shah Rukh Khan, which covers his childhood and his rise as Bollywood’s biggest movie star.