Shah Rukh Khan is an Indian film actor, TV person and producer.

His estimated net worth is between 400-600$ million, which makes him the second richest actor in the world.

Early life

Shahrukh Khan was born in New Delhi, India on November 2, 1965. He spent his childhood in Rajendra Hagar, and his father Meer Taj Mohammed Khan was an independence activist in British India. His mother was a daughter of a senior government engineer.

His family lived in rented apartment in New Delhi and Khan went to St. Columba School in Delhi. He was an excellent student and he received an award for his good grades. Even as a child Khan participated in school plays and was praised for his imitations of Amitabh Bachchan and Mumtaz.

Khan went to Hansraj College where he got his degree in Economics. After Economics he went to Jamia Millia Islamia to get his degree in Mass Communications. He also went to National School of Drama in Delhi.

His parents died in the beginning of nineties and his sister fell into deep depression after their death. Khan then took the responsibility to care about his sister, and she now lives with him and his family.

Acting career

Khan debuted in a TV series Fauji  in 1989. The theme of the series was a look at the army cadets where he played the leading role. After his debut and excellent performance he appeared in TV series Circus and miniseries Idiot in 1991.

After hesitation, Khan decided to appear in movies in 1991. His first role was in the movie Deewana in 1992. The movie was a great success and has helped Khan pursue his Bolywood career further. Khan didn’t only appear in movies as a Hero, he also portrayed popular villains in movies like Baazigar and Darr.

In 2003 Khan received a Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Baazigar. During the period from 1995 to 1998 he starred in many romantic movies. One of them, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, is the longest played movie in history of Indian cinema and it earned around 18$ million around the world.

During 2000’s Khan experienced his ups and downs regarding his career. Some of his movies were a complete disaster and other had good reviews but didn’t reach popularity among audience in India. His luck came back with the release of the movie Devdas in 2002 co-starring Aishwarya Rai.

Khan continues to film until today and one his latest movie creations is Raees released in 2016.

Producing and hosting career

In 2004 Khan transformed Dreamz Unlimited into Red Chillies Entertainment and named his wife to be a movie producer. First movie that came out of this production was Main Hoon Na, where Khan had his debut as a director.

As of 2015 his company has produced around nine movies and it is interesting to say that Khan stars in most of these movies.

Khan has also appeared as a host on many events including Filmfare, Zee Cine and Screen Awards. He has also been the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati which is an Indian version of “Who wants to be a Millionaire”. He also hosted Indian version of Wipeout which was cancelled after only one season.

Khan and his business partner Jay Mehta have ownership rights for the franchise representing Kolkata in the Twenty20 cricket tournament Indian Premier League (IPL). This team was one of the richest teams in IPL with value of 42.1$ million.

In India Shahrukh Khan gets a fair amount of media attention in India and is often referred to as King Khan. His fan base is pretty large and even though he has been around for a long time, this hasn’t affected his popularity. According to a survey conducted few years ago, more people knew about Shahrukh Khan than about Tom Cruise.

He also appears on the lists of the most stylish, popular and influential people in India. Khan is the most paid actor in India, thanks to his TV appearances and commercial endorsements.

Private life

Shahrukh Khan prefers that his name is written as Shah Rukh Khan and he uses an acronym SRK often. He got married to Gauri Chibber on 25 October 1991 in a traditional Hindu wedding after six years courtship. The couple has two kids, daughter Suhana and a son Aryan. In 2013 they welcomed another addition to their family named AbRam. Their last child was born through a surrogate mother.

His wife is Punjabi Hindu and Shahrukh Khan’s religion is Islam. Even though he and his wife worship different religions, he claims that he will let his children decide about their religion and that he values his wives and other religions as well.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Shahrukh Khan

Date of Birth: November 2, 1965

Birth Place: New Delhi, India

Age: 51 years

Profession: Actor, TV host, producer

Height: 1.73 m

Weight: 73 kg

Net worth: between 400-600$ million