Shahrukh Khan (SRK): King of Bollywood

Shahrukh Khan, better known as SRK or King Khan, is an Indian film actor. He was born on November 2, 1965 in New Delhi, India. He is also a film producer and television host. He is an Indian superstar. SRK is most accepted as a romantic guy among female fans. SRK has also worked as a villain (bad guy), don, thief, emotional guy, and many different roles. Bollywood without SRK is like air without oxygen. He is the most admired actor in India and in foreign countries like Russia, UAE & other gulf nations, Indonesia, European countries, etc.

Though SRK is a superstar now, but his life was full of hardships when he started his career as an actor. Khan studied acting under celebrated Theatre Director Barry John at Delhi’s Theatre Action Group. SRK started his acting career in 1988 when he appeared in the television series, Fauji (meaning A Soldier), playing the role of commando Abhimanyu Rai. He went on to apper in several other serials, most notably in the 1989 serial, Circus, which depicted the life of circus performers.

kajol-shahrukh in movie DDLJ

In 1992, Khan gave his first box office hit,Deewana (meaning Lover). In 1993, SRK won acclaim for his performances in villainous roles as an obsessive lover and a murderer, respectively, in the box office hits, Darr (meaning Fear) and Bazzigar (meaning A Winner). He won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for his superb performance in Bazzigar. He again played a psycho love’s role in 1994 in the movie, Anjam (meaning consequence) for which he won Filmfare Best Villain Award.

In 1995, SRK’s most successful movie, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) meaning “lover will get his bride” in which he again played as a lover who struggles to get his girlfriend as the girl’s family is against their love.

In 1998, Khan starred in Karan Johar‘s directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which was the biggest hit of the year. His performance won him his fourth Best Actor award at the Filmfare. He won critical praise for his performance in Mani Ratnam‘s Dil Se. The movie did not do well at the Indian box office, though it was a commercial success overseas. Khan’s only release in 1999, Baadshah, was an average grosser.

Salman Khan, Style Icon of Bollywood, is considered as SRK’s biggest enemy. There are two lobbies of bollywood, one is SRK and the other is Salman Khan. SRK is considered as king of bollywood, but Salman is very well known for his style, his girlfriends and his charity. Of course, Salman is a Bad Boy, but the world is full of bad boys which make him another superstar of Indian Film Industry.

Hritik Roshan gave him tough competition when he started his career in the move Kaho Na Pyar hai (meaning Tell Me, You Love Me) in 2000. Hritik is also considered as a style icon and he is more popular for his Art of Dance. SRK went on giving super hits after 2000 also such as Kabhi Khushi Kabh Gum, Devdas, Veer Zara, Swades, Mein Hoon Na, Paheli (meaning Puzzle), Chak De India, Om Shant Om, etc.

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