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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

All about Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood King or King Khan nicknamed Shah Rukh Khna is now one of the widely known actors in the world from Bollywood. This legendary figure of Bollywood possesses a combination of acting talent, passion, style and professionalism. He has acted in many blockbuster hit Bollywood movies where he showed his skill and ability as an actor. He did not start his acting career in the way many good actors did. It is said that one actor is to make a position in a particular genre such as romantic, action, comedy based actor etc. at the beginning of his career. It is also said that it becomes critical for an actor to shift his positioning after he has already made his specialization. However, for Shah Rukh both the ideologies are proved wrong as he is one of those actors who first came into lime light playing in villainous roles and then became successful in romantic or comedy based roles. It is just his acting skill which has made him one of the most influential actors of Bollywood.


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Childhood and Study

Shah Rukh Khan was born in New Delhi on November 2, 1965 to Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima, both of whom are Pathan by origin. He spent most of his childhood and teenage lie in New Delhi. His family was based on Peshawar (now in Paksitan) and before the partition of sub-continent his family shifted to India. He started his study at St. Columba's School and he completed his Honors degree in Economics in Hansraj College, Delhi. Then he completed his Masters Degree in Mass Communication at Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Personal Life

He is married to Gauri Khan who has produced some of the films starred by Shah Rukh Khan in which Pehli and Main Hoon Na are noteworthy and the movie Pehli was sent to Oscar (foreign film category) in 2005 which could not win the prize later on. This couple has two children- son Aryan and daughter Suhana.

Getting into Acting Career

Shah Rukh Khan started his acting career through some of the television series in 1988 including a war drama series named Fauji. Then in 1989 he appeared in a small role in another TV serial ‘Circus’ and at the same year he appeared in a TV film named ‘In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones’.

Deewana and Big Screen Appearance

This benevolent actor first appeared in the big screen through the movie ‘Deewana’ in 1992 where he played the role of Raja Sahai against the then promising actress Divya Bharti. In the movie some of other co-stars were Amrish Puri, Rishi Kapoor. The movie got an average hit at the box office but Shah Rukh Khan got the Filmfare Best Debut Award. After his first movie he acted in some movies which were unsuccessful at the box office.

Bazzigor, Darr and Anjamm: Coming into Lime Light as an Actor through Villainous Role

Shah Rukh Khan first came into lime light as a potential actor though playing some negative roles for which he was highly praised and got some prestigious prizes. He acted in three hit movies in back to back two years where he played three negative roles. In 1993, within one month two of his earlier hit movies were released for which he was critically acclaimed. His first hit movie was ‘Baazigar’ where he played the role of Ajay Sharma. In the movie he with an intention to take revenge to a family he pretends to love the family’s eldest daughter Seema (played by Shilpa Sheety) and later killed her and then he goes for the family’s second daughter Priya (played by Kajol). This was his first acting in a negative role. The movie was directed by Abbas Mustan and got four Filmfare Award including the Filmfare Best Actor Award for Shah Rukh Khan.

Then his second movie playing in a negative role of an obsessed lover, ‘Darr’, was released just after one month of releasing Bazzigar. The movie was directed by Yash Chopra and got a huge hit. Shah Rukh Khan played the character Rahul and some of his co-stars in the movie were Sunny Deol and Juhi Chawla. In the movie Rahul fall in love with Kiran (played by Juhi Chawla) who is married to Sunil (played by Sunny Deol). It is seen that Rahul aggressively loves Kiran which made some suspense in the movie and Sunil with his true love comes to face any risk and Kiran being feared feels puzzled. For the role of Rahul, Shah Rukh Khan was nominated for the Filmfare Best Villain Award.

In 1994, he acted in a villainous role for the third time. His movie ‘Anjamm’ was released this year for playing the role of Vijay, Shah Rukh Khan got the Filmfare Best Villain Award and in the way he got the recognition of a perfect villainous actor in the industry. The movie was directed by Rahul Rawail and this is the first time Madhuri Dixit, acted against Shah Rukh Khan. In the movie, Vijay loves Shivani by Madhuri Dixit but she rejects him and then marries to Ashok Chopra played by Deepak Tijori. However, Rahul can not take this rejection well and after some year, he kills her husband, daughter and sister. He filed a case against Shivani accusing her of attempted his murder. At the very last moment of the movie, Shivani killed Vijay and she also dies afterwards. I can assume that after getting three hit movies playing in negative roles, he eventually got popularity as a villainous actor in the industry.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and Getting Popularity as a Romantic Actor

After getting popularity playing in some negative roles it would be the toughest job for an actor to be introduced himself as a romantic actor. However, it is Shah Rukh Khan for whom rules or logics can not be implemented. His acting in the movie ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ was something special for his acting career. Through this movie the popular Shah Rukh-Kajol romantic pair first came into light and got a huge popularity and this way the most popular romantic pair of last decade came into being. For many reason this movie got popularity. For example, this movie made the record of highest grossing Bolywood film that time and still it is one of the highest grossed Hindi movies in India. The film was released in 1995 and since then the movie is still being showed in Martha Mandir, a Mumbai cinema in India and the movie was included in the record book after completing its continuation of 570 weeks. The movie depicts the life of Indians living outside India. This was one of the first attempts of showing the life of Indians’ who live abroad. Comparing with the contemporary movies, this excellent movie was based on a different plot and was something different. That is why, being included in the Cinema India program, the movie was showed representing the "The Changing Face of Indian Cinema".

In the movie Shah Rukh Khan played the role of Raj and Kajol played the role of Simran, both of whom live in United Kingdom and at one stage they both fall in love to each other. However, the situation becomes critical when Simrans father (played by Amrish Puri) intends to get Simran marry to his friend’s son rejecting Simran’s affection with Raj. Eventually, Simrna had to agree but Raj tried to win her and at the end of the movie Simran’s father understands their true love and accepts Raj for his daughter. The movie got eight Filmfare Awards including the Filmfare Best Actor award for Shah Rukh Khan and Best Actress award for Kajol. The movie was written and directed by Aditya Chopa and produced by his fatherYash Chopra.

Getting introduced as Romantic Comedy Actor

Getting popularity as a romantic actor he then goes for comedy based romantic roles and he also successful here. His movie ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ were his first comedy based romantic movie. The movie ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ directed by Yash Chopra and based on a love story and was released in 1997 In the movie, Shah Rukh Khan played the role of Rahul who is a dancer and the director of a dancing troop. With Shah Rukh Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and Akshay Kumar were in the leading role. In the movie, Rahul’s best friend is Neha (played by Karishma Kapoor), dancer of his team. Neha secretly loves Rahul what Rahul does not know. At one stage, Neha fall in an injury and in her place Pooja (played by Madhuri Dixit) comes in and the situation begins to change as both Rahul and Pooja fall in love to each other. However, Ajay (played by Akhsay Kumar), son of the family where Pooja brought up after the death of her parents, loves Pooja and also Ajay’s parents wants Pooja as their daughter-in-law. Based on such a story the movie got a huge hit at the box office. The movie got seven Filmfare Award Best Actor for Shah Rukh Khan, Best Actress for Madhuri Dixit and Supporting Actress Karishma Kapoor.

Then in the following year Shah Rukh paired with Kajol presented another hit romantic comedy movie named ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ which made a boom at the box office. The movie was the first film directed and written by Karan Johar. Some other stars appeared in the movie were Rani Mukherjee and Salman Khna was in a special appearance. In the movie it is seen that Rahul (played by Shah Rukh) and Anjali (Kajol) both study in the same college and Anjali loves Rahul which he does not know. At this situation Tina (played by Rani Mukherjee) appears in the scene. Rahul and Tina both fall in love and seeing their love Anjal tries to go out of the scene and she eventually go out of the college. Then Rahul and Tina marry but the movie becomes more eventful after the death of Tina. Tina’s daughter is named also Anjali who gradually knows about her father former friend Anjali reading some letters by her mother. Then she tries to unite her father and his beloved friend Anjali. However, Aman (Salman Khan) loves Anjali. The movie got eight Filmfare Awards including Best Actor Shah Rukh Khan, Best Actress Kajol, Best Supporting Actor Salman Khan and Best Supporting Actress Rani Mukherjee.

However, Shah Rukh Khan’s comedian identity was well-established after his comedy movie ‘Baadshah’ was released in 1999 where he played the title role for which he got the Filmfare Best Comedian award. The move Baadshah is full of humor and action. His humorous come action based acting in the movie is really special for the spectators.

Devdas and Rising on the Peak of the Mountain

After Baadshah he appeared in some of the hit movies including ‘Mohabbatein’ in 2000 and ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ in 2001 which was the last movie of Kajol-Shah Rukh pair till now. For both the movies he was nominated for Filmfare best Actor award.

However, as an actor Shah Rukh’s potential best-flourished through the movie ‘Devdas’. The movie ‘Devdas’ gave helped hah Rukh to reach in a distinct place as an actor where he is unique. Actually it was his last leaf to be a legend in the history of Bollywood. Yes it is true that he is still acting and he can present many hit movies but his acting in Devdas was something that one can do once or at least twice in his/her life.

Devdas was directed by famous director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and based on the famous Bengali novel Devdas written by legendary Bengali writer Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay. In the movie, Shah Rukh acted against two most talented actresses Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit. It is all about a tragic love story. Devdas is the youngest son of Zamisdar Sir Narayan Mukherjee who is knighted by the British Government. Devdas went to London in order to study law. After coming back to home he falls in love with Paro (played by Aishwarya Rai) who was his childhood pal. It is also expected by everyone that this couple will soon marry. However, Devdas’s sister-in-law Kumud told Devdas’s mother Kaushalya that the forth father of Paro’s mother Sumitra was dancers and then Kaushalya rejected Sumitra’s proposal and insulted her publicly. Then Pao’s mother Sumitra told Devdas’s mother that she will find more richer husband for Paro within one week otherwise she will suicide. Eventually Paro married to a widowed person of forty-year-old.

After that Devdas addicted to alcohol and goes regularly to a brother with his friend Chunni Babu where he meets with the kind hearted dancer Chandramukhi who fall in love with Devdas. His health starts going down as he becomes more addicted to alcohol and Chandramukhi meet with Paro to save Devdas but nobody can save him. Once Devdas gave word to Paro that before his death he will go to her house and at the end of the movie it is seen that this tragic hero went to the doorstep of Paro’s house but can not meet with her as he dies.

The movie Devdas got ten Filmfare Award including the Best Actor for Shah Rukh Khan, Best Actress Aishwarya Rai and Best Supporting Actress Madhuri Dixit. The movie went for Oscar in the foreign film category in 2003 from India but could not be successful. The movie was also showed in the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. The movie was the highest expensive movie at that time as it costs $22.3 million. Now the movie is second highest as Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna is reported to be the highest expensive movie in Bollywood.

After Devdas Shah Rukh has been widely known actor from Bollywood and since then he is still presenting super hit movies. In 2003 he acted in ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ which was nominated for FIlmfare Best Actor award. However, in 2004, he acted in three super hit movies such as Main Hoo Na, Veer-Zaara and Swades for which he got the Filmfare Best Actor award. In 2005, his movie Pehli was nominated for Oscar competition from India in foreign movie category. Another notable work of Shah Rukh in 2005 was his acting in a documentary named ‘The Inner and Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan’ on himself. The documentary is made by Nasreen Munni Kabir who is a British film maker.

In 2006, King Khan came up with two hit movies- multi stared ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ and ‘Don-The Chase Begins Again’ which is a remake of Bollywood movie Don made in 1978 and acted by Amitabh Bachchan at the title role. In the movie Shah Rukh Khan played the leading role of Don.

His Own Production

This acting legend also has a production house ‘Dreamz Unlimited’ which is owned by Shah Rukh, Juhi Chawla and director Aziz Mirza. The production’s first two moves Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) and Asoka (2001) were flop. Then in 2003, Chalte Chalte was the production’s first hit movie where Shah Rukh acted against Rani Mukherjee. In 2004, his another production house, Red Chilies Entertainment, Main Hoo Na, which got a huge hit, and Pehli, which did average.

I think, Shah Rukh is the most talented actor of his time who has showed all of his talent in acting and was widely acclaimed for his outstanding performance on the screen. Another factor, that I think most important for an actor, is that controversy. In spite of being a star he has not involved in any big controversy. For this reason he can just concentrate on his acting and give his 100 percent to acting. I hope, he will produce many more movies to us.

Tag: Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan

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Deewana

Bazzigor

Darr

Anjamm

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Dil To Pagal Hai

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Baadshah

Devdas

14 comments:

adil said...

myself adil nawaz . my gand father name was general shah nawaz khan (ex cabinet minister and freedom fighter) Taj Mohammed was good friend for general shah nawaz khan . general shah nawaz did the marriage of Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima . lateef fatima is from hyderabad and taj mohaammed was from pakistan . lateef and family came to delhi. there was accient by car near india gate with lateef and her compelete family . shah nawaz khan was there at that moment . shah nawaz khan took them to hospital at ram mohar loiya hospital (delhi). tht time taj mahammed use to take came of there family at hospital. taj mohammad started liking lateef fatima and they started loving each other . Taj Mohammed Khan was very close of shah nawaz khan , Taj Mohammed Khan told shah nawaz khan that he like Lateef Fatima and wanted to get married . then shah nawaz khan asked Lateef Fatima father that my brother Taj Mohammed Khan wanted to marry Lateef Fatima , shah nawaz khan took the responsivility of Lateef Fatima as a daughter then they got married . general shah nawaz got them a oil agency for them for living . that time Taj Mohammed Khan doesnt do any thing . tht time general shah nawaz khan was pertroleum minster . shah nawaz khan really helped them in there life they had big crisis in there married life ....... this the thing that i have heard from my father and so many people who was close to Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima .............. Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima had two childern one is shahnaaz (lalarukh) and one is shahrukh khan . we know the breif history of shahrukh khan ..

adil said...

myself adil nawaz . my gand father name was general shah nawaz khan (ex cabinet minister and freedom fighter) Taj Mohammed was good friend for general shah nawaz khan . general shah nawaz did the marriage of Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima . lateef fatima is from hyderabad and taj mohaammed was from pakistan . lateef and family came to delhi. there was accient by car near india gate with lateef and her compelete family . shah nawaz khan was there at that moment . shah nawaz khan took them to hospital at ram mohar loiya hospital (delhi). tht time taj mahammed use to take came of there family at hospital. taj mohammad started liking lateef fatima and they started loving each other . Taj Mohammed Khan was very close of shah nawaz khan , Taj Mohammed Khan told shah nawaz khan that he like Lateef Fatima and wanted to get married . then shah nawaz khan asked Lateef Fatima father that my brother Taj Mohammed Khan wanted to marry Lateef Fatima , shah nawaz khan took the responsivility of Lateef Fatima as a daughter then they got married . general shah nawaz got them a oil agency for them for living . that time Taj Mohammed Khan doesnt do any thing . tht time general shah nawaz khan was pertroleum minster . shah nawaz khan really helped them in there life they had big crisis in there married life ....... this the thing that i have heard from my father and so many people who was close to Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima .............. Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima had two childern one is shahnaaz (lalarukh) and one is shahrukh khan . we know the breif history of shahrukh khan ..

Anonymous said...

myself adil nawaz . my gand father name was general shah nawaz khan (ex cabinet minister and freedom fighter) Taj Mohammed was good friend for general shah nawaz khan . general shah nawaz did the marriage of Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima . lateef fatima is from hyderabad and taj mohaammed was from pakistan . lateef and family came to delhi. there was accient by car near india gate with lateef and her compelete family . shah nawaz khan was there at that moment . shah nawaz khan took them to hospital at ram mohar loiya hospital (delhi). tht time taj mahammed use to take came of there family at hospital. taj mohammad started liking lateef fatima and they started loving each other . Taj Mohammed Khan was very close of shah nawaz khan , Taj Mohammed Khan told shah nawaz khan that he like Lateef Fatima and wanted to get married . then shah nawaz khan asked Lateef Fatima father that my brother Taj Mohammed Khan wanted to marry Lateef Fatima , shah nawaz khan took the responsivility of Lateef Fatima as a daughter then they got married . general shah nawaz got them a oil agency for them for living . that time Taj Mohammed Khan doesnt do any thing . tht time general shah nawaz khan was pertroleum minster . shah nawaz khan really helped them in there life they had big crisis in there married life ....... this the thing that i have heard from my father and so many people who was close to Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima .............. Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima had two childern one is shahnaaz (lalarukh) and one is shahrukh khan . we know the breif history of shahrukh khan ..

satvika from brizbon said...

adil this is dam cheezee. tum apna dada ka tarif kab chorega...
and u din't mention that sharukh khan does'nt recognize u anymore.

Anonymous said...

Adil Sahab, aap ko yeh pata hona chahiyee ke jest waqt Taj Mohammed Khan taa, os waqt Pakistan nahi taa, ek aur baat: Taj Mohammed Khan, SRK's Father was a Pathan (Ethnic Afghan). Taj Mohammed Khan was fighting alongside with Badshah Khan for Pathans (Pashtuns) freedom.

Farooq Janjua said...

Dear Adil Nawaz ! AOA. this is your cousin Farooq Azam from Pakistan. I am impressed with your knowledge about Shahrukh Khan. My mother also told me the same story. Hope you have contacts with Shahrukh Khan or he may be toooooooo busy. well anyways Shadi ki bhoot bhoot mubarik. remain in touch. (farooq_janjua@hotmail.com)

sushilsingh said...

King Khaan of The Bollywood
Sharukh Khan, the NO 1 hero and actor in the Bollywood today, was born on 2 Nov 1965 in New Delhi.
The debut of the Khan in to the Bollywood was a phenomena. He had no godfather, no love story for him to begin with

but quite amazingly a negative characterisation which he had to check himself with. Might be - who knows he opted

for that but what an exhibition of a skill! It's not just one skill he actually posessed - but an ocean of skills. An all

round capacity and versatility of skills.
http://desidirectory.com/desi-indian-blogs/

sushilsingh said...

King Khaan of The Bollywood
Sharukh Khan, the NO 1 hero and actor in the Bollywood today, was born on 2 Nov 1965 in New Delhi.
The debut of the Khan in to the Bollywood was a phenomena. He had no godfather, no love story for him to begin with

but quite amazingly a negative characterisation which he had to check himself with. Might be - who knows he opted

for that but what an exhibition of a skill! It's not just one skill he actually posessed - but an ocean of skills. An all

round capacity and versatility of skills.
http://desidirectory.com/desi-indian-blogs/

shivu said...

SRK - Is the new stlye Icon , he is just superb in is work i.e acting .And with his six pack he has proved to be the new MAHA STYLE ICON

rjastro said...

Shahrukh Khan’s The Red Chillies Entertainment became the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL cricket league.

Shahrukh Khan is born in Leo Ascendant and Mars is placed in the 4th house in Scorpio and becomes Atmakaraka so he has always been a sports lover. He is currently running Saturn-Saturn-Saturn Phase and Saturn in 7th house represents masses or public. The transiting Jupiter is moving in the 5th house of performance over the natal Venus, the planet of fame and glory. IPL will commence on 18th of April when Sun the Lord of Ascendant will be exalted. Venus the 10th Lord will also be exalted. So there is no doubt that the King Khan will gain name and fame from his new venture. He is passing through a progressive phase of his life where he may try many things connected to masses and Cricket is the game, which touches the heart of Indians.

Captain of Kolkata Knight Riders Saurav Ganguli is currently running Jupiter-Mercury-Venus period and from 9th May he will be under the influence of Jupiter-Mercury-Sun phase. Sun is exalted in the Navmansa chart and placed well as a Lord of Ascendant. So both the key figures of KKR are looking in great shape.

Looking at the charts of other members of the team Ganesha feels that Brendon McCullum, Ishant Sharma, Chris Gayle and David Hussey may play prominent role during this IPL first season for Kolkata Knight Riders. Ganesha also feels that place in Semi Finals of IPL are good for this team. But SRK’s team may face tough challenges from Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils. They will surely play like Royal Bengal Tiger and try hard to unleash the power and tear down the rivals.

OM Namaha Shivay

Regards,
RJ

http://rjastro.blogspot.com/2008/04/shahrukh-khans-fate-in-ipl.html

Anonymous said...

hi i am behram from peshawar,pakistan.........i being an anonymous to this site visited this site with the help of google links andd finded it one of best sites in the leading world
..............i was extemely astonished and dramz when i saw the history of my favourite and superb KING KHAN because i was also working on the history of king khan..........i will never dis remember the role of this site in my progress.

........i anm nothing in front of ADIL whose grandad is such close to KHANS DAD,but i am just a truely delivered fan of MR.KHAN....
yes,i am related to king khan as he is from peshawar and has a PESHORI HEART ...thanks

komal said...

hi i am behram from peshawar,pakistan.

i found this site through one of the google links and found it extremely interesting,,but my interest touched the peak when i saw the historuy of KING KHAN IN IT.. as i was also studying the history of king khan..........
i will never foget the role of the author of this site and this webpage in my desertation....

i am niether relative nor friend of king khan,BUT ONLY AND ONLY A TRULY DELIVER FAN OF HIM.....


I THANKS THE OWNER OF THIS SITE TO PUBLISH SUCH GOOD AND INTERESTING HISTORY OF KING KHAN.THANKS ALOT,THANKS.I PRAISE U FOR THIS.THANKS

Anonymous said...

Really good post!

Arnab Pathak said...

Pakistani bastards why dont you buzz off? SRK is indian