Actor, producer, and television personality Shah Rukh Khan, born November 2, 1965, is a Bollywood royalty. We’ll help you to celebrate his special day.
King Khan is true Bollywood royalty – revered and adored the world over.
Born to activist Meer Taj Mohammed and Lateef Fatima on November 2, 1965, in New Delhi, Khan dreamed of being a professional sportsman. His zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he is Muslim. He became interested in acting as a youngster, performing in stage plays.
A student of the National Drama School in India and with the tutelage of theatre director Barry John, Khan, honed his craft. He made his acting debut in film and television in the late 1980s with roles in the series “Dil Dariya,” “Fauji,” and “In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones.”
Khan moved to Mumbai in 1991 to kickstart his Bollywood career. From then until 2001, the actor was known for his charismatic turns as villains, anti-heroes, and romantic leads in high-grossing films, including “Baazigar,” “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa,” “Yes Boss” and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.”
A spinal injury while on a movie set in 2001 nearly cost him his career. In 2003, Khan had surgery to correct his injury and took on fewer roles. In 2004, he bought and rebranded the production company Dreamz Unlimited into Red Chillies Entertainment. Films produced by his company include “Main Hoon Na.”
By 2010, Khan was ready to crossover into Hollywood. His star turn in the film “My Name is Khan” is about a Muslim man on the Asperger’s Spectrum who journeys to meet the president of the United States of America after the 9/11 attacks and is met with critical acclaim.
Passionate about women and children’s rights, the actor was honored with UNESCO’s Pyramide con Marni award in 2011 for supporting children’s education and the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award in 2018.
He holds three doctorate degrees and owns the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders and the Caribbean Premier League team Trinbago Knight Riders.
In 2022, Khan is being kept busy by starring in two upcoming films, “Pathaan” and “Dunki.” These films are scheduled for release in 2023.
Khan has been married to Gauri Chibber since 1991. The couple shares three children.
Khan starts to dazzle audiences on screen, debuting with a role in the television series “Dil Dariya.”
Khan moves to Mumbai to pursue a career in Bollywood and immediately sign on to star in four films.
He cements his status as a bonafide superstar, starring in dozens of films as the villain and romantic lead.
While performing a stunt for one of his movies, Khan suffers a spinal injury and gets corrective surgery in 2003.
At the cost of $10.29 million, “Devdas” is the most expensive Bollywood movie ever made at the time, with Khan starring as the titular character.
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Khan stars in the blockbuster “My Name Is Khan,” about an autistic Muslim man who sets out to meet the American president — earning him his eighth Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
After taking a four-year hiatus from performing, Khan will star in two upcoming films in 2023, “Pathaan” and “Dunki.”
Why We Love Shah Rukh Khan
He believes in symbolism
Khan is big into symbolism and superstition. He loves the number 555, which appears on all his car registration plates.
He is a champion for the rights of women and children
The actor has a generous nature and a fighting spirit, supporting causes that facilitate children's education and uphold women’s rights. We love this about him.
He has star quality
Khan brought glamour and sincerity to all his characters in Bollywood cinema. This makes him a beloved icon in the eyes of his fans, and we’re here for it!
5 Surprising Facts
He is a doctor
The actor has three doctorates and received an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
He owns land on the moon
This actor shoots for the stars as one of his biggest Scottish fans buys him a piece of land on the moon every year as a birthday gift.
He wears ironed PJs to bed
The actor hates creased clothing — even his pajamas!
He has a flower named after him
An orchid by any other name in Singapore is named the Ascocenda Shah Rukh Khan.
He doesn’t like ice cream
There is one person who won’t be screaming for ice cream, and that is Khan!
Shah Rukh Khan FAQs
What religion is Shah Rukh Khan?
The actor follows Islam and is a Muslim.
Who is richer, Shah Rukh Khan or Johnny Depp?
The iconic Mr. Khan is second only to Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise in riches.
Did Shah Rukh Khan reveal his phone number?
Believe it or not, Khan revealed his personal phone number in an interview in 2017!
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