King Khan Turns 45
‘King’ Khan turns 45
Shahrukh Khan celebrates his 45th birthday today thereby stepping into his 46th year. Life has been blissful and a happy occasion thus far with both fame and money crowning his intellectual head.
He was born in Delhi on 2nd November 1965. Since the beginning of his career, Khan has skyrocketed to fame. Having started out on television with the series “Fauji”, he began chasing a Bollywood dream in 1991, debuting in the film “Deewana”, a 1992 release that won him a Filmfare Award for Best Debut. Three hits the following year, “Darr”, “Baazigar” and “Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa,” some of which was pretty adventurous fare by Bollywood standards, quickly won him awards and marked him out as destined for future box-office success. In 1995, he hit the jackpot with Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut, “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, which was a major critical and commercial success. It has enjoyed an unbroken 750-week run at one Mumbai cinema and has grossed an estimated Rs10 billion in India alone. Khan has been part of numerous commercially successful films and has earned critical acclaim for many of his performances. He’s won 13 Filmfare Awards for his work in Indian films, seven of which are in the Best Actor category, thus establishing himself as one of the leading actors of Hindi Cinema. In 2005, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions to Indian cinema.