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Shahrukh Khan - Family and Filmography
Shahrukh Khan is one of the most popular and powerful actors in the Bollywood. He has acted in over 70 movies and won several Awards including the Padma Shri from the Government of India for his contributions towards Indian cinema. He has been one of the highest paid and most successful lead actors in the Indian Film Industry that most actresses who have worked opposite him consider themselves lucky to be casted in his films. The popularity of this actor is such that model-turned-actress Neha Dhupia commented that only sex and Shah Rukh Khan sells in the Bollywood. She amended her statement later and informed in an interview that the viewers are bored with sex and only Sharukh khan sells. She again amended the statement in a latest interview after the release and success of The Dirty Picture. According to her, ‘Sex, SRK and Salman sells’.
Shah Rukh Khan was born on 2nd November 1965 in a Muslim family in Delhi to Mir Taj Muhammad Khan and Lateef Fatima. He did his Bachelor's degree in Economics with honors from the Hansraj College. He joined the the prestigious Jamiya Miliya Islamia University to do the Masters in Mass Communications but opted out to pursue a career in Bollywood. To prepare himself for the acting career, he attended the National School of Drama in Delhi and also did an acting course under the famous theater director Barry John.on 25 October 1991, Shahrukh Khan married his love interest Gauri Chibber who is a Hindu in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony. The couple have two children – Aryan and Suhana.
King Khan started his acting career on Television with the lead role on ‘Fauji’ in the year 1988 where he played the role of a commando. He then appeared on another serial ‘Circus’. Both the serials were popular and got him noticed as an actor. He got his break to Bollywood movies with Hema Malini’s directorial debut Dil Aashna Hai, but unfortunately the film got delayed. Shahrukh’s first movie which was released was Deewana opposite Divya Bharti which became a box office hit. Shahrukh Khan won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance in the movie. Ever since he has given many highest grossing films in Bollywood. Some of his popular movies are Darr, Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Devdas,Swades,Chak De India,Om Shanti Om,My Name Is Khan, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer-Zaara,Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Ra.One, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Don 2. There are many actresses who have acted opposite King Khan. Given below is a list of his best heroines .
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Kajol Devgn has acted opposite Shahrukh Khan in Baazigar, Karan Arjun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and My name is Khan. All these movies were box office hits and successful commercially that Shah Rukh and Kajol became one of the most popular jodi’s in Bollywood films. Apart from the lead roles, Kajol has also made special appearances in the song scenes in King Khan movies. In Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Kajol is seen in the song "Rock N Roll Soniye". She is also seen in in song "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte" in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, "Maahi Ve" in Kal Ho Naa Ho and "Deewangi Deewangi"in Om Shanti Om.
Juhi Chawla is probably the actress who have acted in the maximum number of movies with Shah Rukh Khan. She and King Khan are friends and business partners. She is the co owner of a production company Red Chillies Entertainment (previously Dreamz Unlimited). She is also the co-owner of Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders in partnership with Shahrukh Khan. Shah Rukh and Juhi were seen together in movies like Raju ban gaya Gentleman, Darr, Pehla Nasha, Kabhi Haan Kabhi naa, Ram Jaane, Yes Boss, Duplicate, Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani, Raashq, One 2 ka 4, Paheli, Bhoothnath, Krazzy 4 and Luck by Chance.
Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee have many hit movies together. Shah Rukh and Rani Mukherji can be seen together in movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Har Dil jo Pyar Karega, Hey Ram, Chalte Chalte, Kal Ho naa Ho, Veer Zaara, Paheli, Kabhi Alvida naa Kehna and Saathiya. Like her cousin Kajol, Rani Mukherjee has also made special appearances in King Khan Movie song scenes. Rani is seen in "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte" song in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, "Deewangi Deewangi" song in Om Shanti Om and "Mahi Ve" song in Kal Ho Naa Ho. She also plays a cameo in the super hit movie Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham as the girl chosen as bride for his character by his father.
Preity Zinta has acted opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 3 films Kal Ho naa ho, Veer Zaara and Kabhi Alvida naa kehna. All these movies were box office hits and their pairing was appreciated by the viewers. In the Salman Khan and Preity Zinta starer Har Dil jo Pyar Karega, Shah Rukh did a cameo. Preity Zinta too was seen dancing in two of Shahrukh Khan’s hit movies song scenes - "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte" in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and "Deewangi Deewangi" in Om Shanti Om.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has acted opposite Shahrukh Khan in 3 films – Mohabbatein (as his dead girlfriend who appears in flash back scenes), Devdas and Raashq (unreleased). Mohabbatein and Devdas were box office hits. She also played the role of SRK’s sister in the film Josh. In the Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan starer Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam she played the role of Salman Khan’s blind girlfriend which was a cameo. In another SRK movie (Shakti: The Power ), she made a special appearance as herself in the popular "Ishq Kamina" song.
Priyanka Chopra has acted in 2 films opposite Shah Rukh Khan- Don: The Chase Begins Again and Don 2. Both this films were box office hits. Priyanka played the role of Roma in both the movies. She also made a cameo appearance as "The Desi Girl" in SRK super hit film Ra-One. She also was seen making special appearances in the song scenes of two of Shahrukh Khan’s movies. In Billu, she was seen in the song "You Get Me Rockin and Reeling". She was also seen in the "Deewangi Deewangi" song in the Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starer Om Shanti Om. She also has made numerous television appearances with SRK and also was linked with him.
Kareena Kapoor has acted opposite King Khan in two movies – Asoka and Ra-One. Ra.One was ascience fiction and average business at the box office. A sequel of the movie is at the pre-production stage which however may not have this actress. Kareena was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in the Bollywood epic film Asoka as Princess Kaurwaki. In the Bollywood hit film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kareena played the role of Shah Rukh’s sister in law. In Don: The Chase Begins Again, Kareena did a cameo. She also made a special appearance in the Irfan Khan and SRK starer Billu in song "Marjaani".
Madhuri Dixit has acted opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 5 movies – Anjaam, Koyla, Dil to Pagal hai, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam and Devdas. In Anjaam, Shah Rukh Khan played the character of Vijay Agnihotri which was a negative role which got him the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role. All the films were moderately successful at the box office. SRK made a special appearance in M F Hussain’s Madhuri Dixit starer movie Gaja Gamini as the photo journalist.
Deepika Padukone has acted opposite Shah Rukh Khan in only one film. She made her dream debut opposite the Baadshah in the Bollywood musical film directed and choreographed byFarah Khan. Deepika plays the role of film actress Shanti Priya, the love interest of Om Prakash Makhija (played by Shahrukh Khan) who secretly marries Film producer Mukesh Mehra (played by Arjun Rampal). She won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance in the movie. This film was one of the highest-grossing Hindi films. Deepika Padukone also made a special appearance in the Shah Rukh and Irfan Khan starer Billu in the song "Love Mera Hit Hit".
Anushka Sharma has acted opposite Shah Rukh Khan in only one film. She made her Bollywood debut opposite King Khan in Chopra'sRab Ne Bana Di Jodi. In Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Anushka played the role of Taani who gets married to Shah Rukh’s character of Surinder Sahni aka Suri to fulfill the wish of her father who is in deathbed. Taani finds it difficult to accept the introverted and ‘not so good looking’ Suri who had fallen in love at first sight with her. Suri disguises himself as the handsome and dashing Raj Kapoor and manages to get Taani’s attention. However, Tani refuses to go with Raj after realizing her feelings for her husband. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was a blockbuster in India and overseas.
There are many more actresses who have acted opposite Shah Rukh Khan, but I find the above mentioned actresses the best of all. The other actresses include Sridevi, Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon, Divya Bharti, Sonali Bendre, Mahima Choudhary, Twinkle Khanna, Shilpa Shetty and Sushmita Sen to mention a few. Apart from these actresses, Katrina Kaif is acting opposite Shah Rukh in Yash Chopra's film London Ishq. Among the popular actresses of today, Vidya Balan is yet to act opposite this Bollywood superstar.
So, who do you think is Shah Rukh Khan’s best heroine till date? Please share your opinions by comments and poll.
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- The 3 Big Khans of Bollywood
No matter how many Khans are there in Bollywood, it is the 3 Big Khan’s who rule the Bollywood – Salman, Shahrukh and Aamir.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on June 01, 2012:
@Lady_E I am really amazed by your knowledge of Bollywood Actors, Actresses and Movies. You are right! SRK is an entertainer, he does not disappoint the viewers. Yes, Rani has done Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Har Dil jo Pyar Karega, Chalte Chalte, Kal Ho naa Ho, Paheli and Kabhi Alvida naa Kehna with him opposite her. Thanks for the visit and comment.
Elena from London, UK on May 25, 2012:
Beautiful Hub. Amitabh used to be my favourite but now it's Shah Rukh Khan. So talented, so funny. Of all the ladies who have acted with him, I like Rani. I think she has done more than one film with him. Sometimes, very emotional - sometimes so hilarious. Good dancer too. What a guy...
Shuku riya. :-)
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 25, 2012:
@Navya Could be! Many men find it hard to resist the charm of a woman. After all, SRK is human too!
@dainy665dane Nice to know that you have watched many of the Shah Rukh Khan best movies. Well, if watching movies makes a person a fan, I could be a fan of many actors. But I am not! I am not obsessed with any actor, I watch movies mostly as part of my work. I watch movies to keep myself updated in the industry as I deal with celebrities. Majority of times I am paid to watch movies. But sometimes I also watch movies because my friends want to watch them. Thanks for taking your time to comment on this Hub.
dainy665dane from Land Of Promise on May 23, 2012:
I saw some of the most famous movies of Shahrukh Khan,
Asoka, Rab ne bana di jodi, and My name is Khan. Please tell me i'm not a huge fan of this guy? :-)
Navya on May 23, 2012:
@Anamika but that wasn't the case back then. Juhi was unmarried and Shah rukh was newly married. plus those days you didn't find co-stars sharing such strong bonds unless they are romantically involved. And if the jodi was Hit and looked good together no one was ever gonna take the 'just-friends' tag as an answer. you're right now seeing everything people are pretty open-minded. But back then let a lone a suite, sharing a make-up room meant almost sleeping together.
Have seen him since 1992 and I too believe he was a little confused and shaky in the recent Priyanka matter. But don't think it was ever solid enough or exists anymore.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 22, 2012:
@Navya: I remember hearing something like that too. But I would definitely give the actor the benefit of doubt. Just because two friends share a suite does not mean that they are sleeping together. After all, Juhi and Shahrukh have a long lasting relationship as friends and business partners. But as far as the SRK-Priyanka link up is concerned, their expressions and body language were quite clear. There was also reports of Gauri and Gauri's friend Sussanne Roshan not inviting Priyanka for Parties where the whole Bollywood were invited.
@Soma Khan Best or not, he has made a mark as an actor and Celebrity.
@one2get2no Well, I too think these actresses are beautiful in their own way. Thanks for the appreciation.
@anusujith I like Shahrukh and Kajol as a pair too. There were reports stating that Kajol's Husband Ajay Devagon is insecure about his wife acting with SRK and won't let her act with her. But then they acted together again in My name is Khan proving the media reports wrong.
Anoop Aravind A from Nilambur, Kerala, India on May 17, 2012:
hi I am great fan of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.Thank you for this hub
Philip Cooper from Olney on May 16, 2012:
Lovely girls and a great hub. Thank you. Voted up!
soma khan on May 16, 2012:
all coz srk the best of the world
Navya on May 15, 2012:
well the recent Priyanka Chopra link-up ws nothing compared to the rumors he used to have in the early days of his career. I can remember during Darr the SRK-Juhi rumor was spreading like fire. on top of that i can remember they had shared the suite yash raj had bought for Juhi during their Swiss shoot and it was leaked by sm crew member. he almost broke his head explaining that to reporters.fun days
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 14, 2012:
Thanks for reading the Hub Vinaya, Amir Khan is on my list too. And thanks a lot for the Birthday wishes too!
Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on May 14, 2012:
Though not a great fan of SRK, I enjoyed reading your hub. Perhaps you could do a comprehensive hub on MR. Perfectionist Amir Khan.
Happy Birthday dear writer friend.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 14, 2012:
Thanks a lot Lord. SRK was linked to some of his leading ladies including Priyanka Chopra. However, when one is in the company of so many beautiful women he has to be a saint to stay loyal to his wife. Thanks for the comment and visit.
Joseph De Cross from New York on May 14, 2012:
Wonderful choice! I was wondering. Shahrukh Khan had to be a very especial dude to be a loyal husband to his wife. I admire that in this king Khan. Great ladies and great hub!