King Of Bollywood... ShahRukh Khan
Name: Shahrukh Khan
Birthday: Tuesday, November 02, 1965
Star Sign : Scorpio
Address: Mannat, Band Stand, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400050, India
First Film : Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
"King Khan." "The Shah." "The Man With The Midas Touch." These are just few of the adjectives
used on this strapping, young lad from Delhi who first stole hearts with his endearing performance
as Abhimanyu in the TV serial 'Fauji.' With a passion for acting and an amazing screen presence,
Shahrukh Khan has come a long way since the days he would mimic film actress Mumtaz and recite
shaayri (Urdu poetry) for his father.
With a lifestyle that could be featured on "The Rich And Famous" and an attitude to boot,
Shahrukh is known to be one of the most in-your-face men in the Hindi film industry today.
Securing his break with Hema Malini's debut directorial venture, 'Dil Aashna Hai' which although
was a disaster, Shahrukh rose to the top in a few years time only after 'Deewana' became a hit.
He later dazzled audiences with his emotionally-charged performances in films like 'Darr' where he
played a deranged man obsessed with a girl and 'Baazigar,' where he was a young man seeking
vengeance. Born on November 2, 1965 Shahrukh is a true scorpion.
Shahrukh's mother was educated at Oxford. With an elder sister, Shehnaz, Shahrukh claims to
have had a decent childhood. The name Shah Rukh means `the countenance of a prince.' Now
you know! He's not called Baadshah fro nothing! His father was a chief engineer and his mother,
a social worker and a magistrate.
Although, the family was going through financial troubles at a time, Shahrukh does not remember
his family putting the kids through any hardships. Shahrukh studied at St.Stephens college in Delhi
and came to be associated with the city for a long time. Moving to Mumbai was a dream come
true and Shahrukh playing similar roles obviously bore autobiographical references
Clear about his goals, he informed his mother of his decision to act and was never prevented from
doing so. He had secured admission at the National School Of Drama, a premier institution then
and pursued a masters in filmmaking from Jamia Millia Islamia.
With a family backing him, there was no stopping Shahrukh. He remembers being bad at Hindi, a
crime if he were to enter the industry and was encouraged by his mom to excel at it. Shahrukh
remembers, "She (my mother) used to tell me, "If you get ten out of ten, Ill take you to a movie."
The first film Shahrukh remembers watching with her was Dev Anand's 'Joshilay.'
That fuelled his passion for films and Shahrukh, the wannabe, was to take Bollywood by storm.
Shahrukh claims to have participated in Ram Leela functions and dressed up as a monkey to get
the feel of the stage.
My Name Is Khan
Dulha Mil Gaya