Shah Rukh Khan
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Shah Rukh Khan, also known as SRK or King Khan, is a popular Indian actor, producer and television presenter. In a career spanning almost three decades, he has appeared in over 80 Bollywood films and won 14 Filmfare Awards. Described as one of the most successful actors in the world, SRK has a notable fan following in India and overseas.
Shah Rukh Khan commenced his acting career in the drama series Fauji (1988), where he played the role of a soldier. He earned a significant female fan following from the TV series Circus (1989). He made his Bollywood debut in the film Deewana (1992) with Divya Bharti. The movie featured Kumar Sanu’s famous songs Sochenge Tumhe Pyar and Teri Umeed Tera Intezar, and won him his first Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actor. The same year he starred in Chamatkar and Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman. The latter was a huge hit and featured the superhit number Kya Hua - Loveria. SRK appeared in a negative role in Darr and Baazigar in 1993. Udit Narayan’s Jaadu Teri Nazar, Tu Mere Samne from Darr and Kumar Sanu’s Ye Kaali Kaali Aankhen, Tere Chehre Pe from Baazigar were massive hits. In 1994, Khan played a lovestruck musician in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa featuring the timeless classic Ae Kash Ke Hum. The same year, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain in his role as an obsessed lover in Anjaam. In 1995, Shah Rukh starred in two of the biggest box office hits of the year – Karan Arjun, and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge alongside Kajol. Karan Arjun is still remembered for the songs Yeh Bandhan To and Bhangda Paale. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge featured romantic mega hits Mere Khwabon Mein, Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main and Ruk Ja O Dil Diwane. SRK’s next critically acclaimed movie was the romantic comedy Yes Boss (1997), best remembered for his amazing chemistry with Juhi Chawla in the songs Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon and Chaand Taare. Khan played the role of Rahul, caught in a love triangle in the movies Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). The movies featured memorable songs including Bholi Si Surat, Koi Ladki Hai, Yeh Ladka Hai Deewana and Koi Mil Gaya. Shah Rukh continued to star in commercially successful movies like Baadshah (1999), best remembered for Badshah O Badshah and the quirky Mein To Hoon Pagal. In Josh (2000), he made a singing debut with Apun Boola Tu Meri Laila. His Mohabbatein (2000) was a big commercial hit, featuring the romantic track Chalte Chalte. He appeared in yet another top grossing family drama, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) where he romanced with Kajol in Suraj Hua Maddham. Khan played a rebellious drunk in Devdas (2002), which featured the superhit Bairi Piya and Chalak Chalak. His Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) became the highest grossing Bollywood film in external markets, best remembered for the club hit It’s The Time To Disco and the romantic Pretty Woman. King Khan’s success continued in 2004 with Main Hoon Na (popular for its title track), Veer-Zaara (popular for the song Tere Liye) and Swades (featuring AR Rahman’s amazing composition Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera), which also won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. His next hit films included Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Don - The Chase Begins Again (2006), Chak De! India (2007) and Om Shanti Om (2007). He lent his voice to the song Khaike Paan Banaraswala in Don - The Chase Begins Again. In 2010, SRK acted in My Name Is Khan, said to be one of his finest performances. It became one of the highest grossing Bollywood films ever (overseas), and included hit numbers like Sajdaa and Tere Naina. His next success was Yash Chopra’s last film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), followed by Chennai Express (2013) which featured the superhit Kashmir Main, Tu Kanyakumari. Shah Rukh’s other films include Happy New Year (2014), the comedy drama Dilwale (2015) followed by Fan (2016) and Raees (2017). He is next to be seen in Jab Harry Met Sejal in 2017. The songs Radha and Beech Beech Mein from the upcoming movie are already going viral. Aside from movies, Shah Rukh Khan has hosted Kaun Banega Crorepati in 2007, and several TV award shows, including Filmfare and Screen Awards.