Referred to in the media as ‘The King of Bollywood-Baadshah”, Indian actor, producer, and television personality, Shahrukh Khan has a total asset value of $600 million.
Born on November 2, 1965, to Meer Taj Mohammed Khan, a freedom fighter father for Indian Independence from the British and a Hyderabadi mother Lateef Fatima in New Delhi, India, Shahrukh Khan was awarded the highest honor possible for students, the Sword of Honor at St. Columbia’s School.
He managed to spend his time and attention at Theater Action Group (TAG) of Delhi while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. However, he dropped his master’s degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia so as to move to Mumbai and pursue his career in the Bollywood industry.
Shahrukh Khan Movie Accolades
Khan has won numerous accolades during his career with over 50 Hindi movies in different genres of comedy, action, and mostly romance, including fourteen Filmfare Awards during his entire career out of his thirty nominations. One of the biggest heartthrobs in the movie industry, Shahrukh Khan has also been honored with the top-ranked Padma Shri in 2005 for his immense contribution to films. The Government of France has also awarded him both the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Légion d’honneur. He is the richest actor in Bollywood with a total net worth of $600 million.
After starting out his career through a television series Dil Dariya in 1988, despite the production being delayed, he first debuted on screen with another series Fauji. After then, he got involved in other TV shows that include Circus and Idiot before making it to the big screens in Bollywood.
His first Bollywood debut was Deewana as a second lead for which he earned Filmfare Best Male Debut Award as well. His antagonistic roles played in Darr and Baazigar are still lauded as strong performances by an unconventional villain in the Indian movie industry while most of his movies have been a box office hit making him the highest grossing Indian actor ever.
His fabulous and effortless performance, cool and flippant yet sincere roles grabbed much appeal to the audience while his romantic roles in movies like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Dil Se, kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Asoka, Devdas, Main Hoon Na and more made him the best in the business.
Shahrukh Khan even turned down a starting role in Danny Boyle‘s Slumdog Millionaire (2008), so as to prepare for his movie My Name is Khan that was based on a true story related to the 11 September attacks. His act in the movie depicting ‘Rizwan Khan‘ grabbed immense positive critics even outside India to make it the highest-grossing movie outside India.
Shahrukh Khan also got back to small screens to host Kaun Banega Crorepati in 2007 and Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? in 2008.
He Has Other Ambitious Business Ventures
Apart from his career on screen, Shahrukh Khan also owns business ventures and is the co-owner of the production company – Red Chillies Entertainment and the Indian Premier League Cricket Team – The Kolkata Knight Riders while he also promotes several other multinational brands like Nokia, Pepsi, LUX, etc.
An ambitious and assertive personality by nature, Shahrukh Khan has always been involved in humanitarian acts despite keeping that side a low-profile. His first charity news broke out in 2009 after he committed to bear every expense for the medical cost of two Kashmiri orphans who suffered from severe burns during a terrorist attack in Srinagar. Later, it was also revealed that Khan had been donating to Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle for nine years anonymously.
He also has been the brand ambassador to several governmental campaigns like the National AIDS Control Organization, Pulse Polio, etc. while he also has been helping people in rural areas of India to get accessed with electricity by taking parts in several fund collection campaigns, concerts, and events throughout the country.
Having a fan base of over a million throughout the world, Shahrukh Khan’s net worth in 2009 was estimated to be over $540 million which placed him as the 114th richest person in India. Shahrukh Khan was then ranked in the list of richest actors in the world, with a net worth of over $600 million and personal assets of around $400 million, to make him the only Bollywood actor to feature in the list.
Shahrukh Khan’s Wife And Children
Shahrukh Khan is a Muslim tracing his ancestry to Afganistan and Pakistan. SRK, as he is fondly called, Khan preferred to have his name written as Shah Rukh Khan rather than Shahrukh. In 1985, he began dating Gauri Chibber, an Indian of Hindu affiliation. They had a Hindu wedding in 1991. The couple has two children, a son Aryan born to them in 1997 and a daughter Suhana, born in 2000. In 2013, the couple welcomed a third child AbRam via surrogacy.
Khan and his family live in Mannat, an Italian architectural brilliance of a mansion in Mumbai. Bought for the Indian rupees equivalence of 2.7 million dollars in the 1990s, the 504 square foot house is now worth around 30 million dollars. It is, according to the World Bank, one of the top ten houses on earth.
Quick Facts about Shah Rukh Khan
Full Name: Shahrukh Khan
Profession: Actor, TV personality, Businessman
Height: 5′ 8″ (1.72 m)
Weight: 165 lbs (74 kg)
Date of Birth: 2 November 1965
Place of Birth: New Delhi, India
Education: BEc/Hansraj College, Jamia Millia Islamia
Marital Status: Married (Gauri Khan)
Children: 3 (Aryan, Suhana, AbRam)
Shahrukh Khan Zodiac/Astrological Sign: Aquarius