Raj Kanwar’s film Deewana, starring Rishi Kapoor, Divya Bharathi and newbie shah rukh khan released on June 25, 1992 and turned out to be a huge hit at the box office.
SRK won hearts as a crazy lover in his debut film and audiences loved his chemistry with late Divya Bharti. The song Aisi deewangi dekhi nahin kabhi… picturised on them became a chartbuster and SRK won a Filmfare best male debut award. There was no looking back thereafter, only more films, more hits, and more awards for him. He has so far won 12 Filmfare Awards and numerous other awards.
SRK redefined the romantic hero in Hindi cinema with films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Mohabbatein, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Kal Ho Na Ho and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. His next romantic film is being made by the renowned veteran Yash Chopra.
SRK’s work profile is eclectic: he has played an obsessive lover in films like Darr and Anjaam, a villain in Baazigar, a warrior in Asoka, a modern day patriot in Swades, a coach in Chak De India, a superstar in Om Shanti Om, a don in Don: The Chase Continues and Don 2: The King Is Back, and a superhero in his mega-production RA.One.
SRK started his acting career in 1988 with TV series Fauji, after being trained at The Barry John’s Acting Studio. Next year he featured in another successful show Circus and Doosra Keval.
SRK went back to TV in 2007 to host the third season of game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. He also hosted Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain (2008). He was last seen on small screen as the host of Zor Ka Jhatka in 2011.
After making it big in showbiz, SRK turned businessman by launching his production house Red Chillies Entertainment and later by investing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), whose victory at the fifth IPL season was a silver lining for the star this year.
SRK married Gauri Chibber, a Hindu, in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on 25 October 1991. They have two children, son Aryan and daughter Suhana. According to Khan, while he strongly believes in Allah, he also values his wife’s religion. At home, his children follow both religions, with the Qur’an being situated next to the Hindu deities.
SRK is a philanthropist but is known for keeping a low profile and secrecy on his social commitments and Humanitarian work. In an interview with The Guardian he stated: “Somewhere in the Quran it says that if you do charity for a reason, it’s not charity. ”
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