Shah Rukh Khan, dubbed the King Khan celebrates his 43rd birthday today.
Shah Rukh earns over Rs. 150 Crore a year through endorsements, over Rs.1 Crore to grace an event, Rs.1 Crorem per TV episode, more than Rs. 15 crores per film and has recently launched a Rs.109 billion real estate project in the UAE. He also owns the Kolkata IPL Twenty20 cricket team.
Though Shah Rukh Khan is now reported to be worth of around Rs 1600 Crores, he has moved up from humble beginnings.
SRK was born on November 2, 1965 to Muslim parents of Pathan ethnicity in New Delhi. His father, Taj Mohammed Khan was a freedom fighter from Peshawar, Pakistan. His mother Lateef Fatima was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan, who served as a General in the Indian National Army of Subash Chandra Bose.
SRK’s father came to New Delhi from Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar before the Partition of India, while his mother’s family came from Rawalpindi. He attended St. Columba’s School where he was accomplished in sports, drama and academics. He won the Sword of Honour, an annual award bequeathed to the student who embodies most the spirit of the school. He later attended the Hansraj College (1985-1988) to earn an Honors degree in Economics.
Though he studied for a Masters Degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia, he later opted out for a career in Bollywood.
SRK moved to Mumbai in 1991. In that same year, before any of his film releases, he married Gauri, a Hindu,
in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on October 25,1991. They have two children, son Aryan Khan and daughter Suhana. According to SRK, while he strongly believes in Islam and Allah, he also values his wife’s religion.
At home, his children follow both religions, with the Qur’an being situated next to the Bagwad Gita and Hindu gods.
SRK enthralled the audience with films like Baazigar, Darr, Karan Arjun, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na, Don and Om Shanti Om.
jollyhoo.com wishes Shah Rukh Khan many, many returns of the day.