Shah Rukh Khan

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Shah Rukh Khan (2018)

SRK ( Hindi शाहरुख़ ख़ान Shāhru kh Kh ān ; Urdu شاه رخ خان, Pronunciation ['ʃaːɦrʊx ˈxaːn]; often abbreviated SRK by his fans ; * November 2, 1965 in New Delhi ) is one of the most successful Indian film actors . In addition to his career as an actor, he has also been a successful producer in the Bollywood film industry since the turn of the millennium .



Shah Rukh Khan with wife Gauri (2014)

Shah Rukh Khan was born and raised in New Delhi . His Muslim family is from Peshawar ; the addition of "Khan" to the name indicates his Afghan - Pashtun origins. His mother Fatima was a social worker in Delhi and died in 1991 of sepsis . His father Taj Mohammed was a lawyer and died of cancer in 1981 . Shah Rukh has an older sister named Shehnaz (nickname: Lala Rukh).

Shah Rukh Khan has been married to Gauri (born October 8, 1970), who comes from a Hindu family, since 1991 and has three children with her: two sons, Aryan and AbRam (* 1997 and * 2013), and a daughter, Suhana ( * 2000). Aryan already has film experience. In Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham he played the character Rahul as a little boy, embodied by his father. AbRam can be seen in the credits of Happy New Year with his father. AbRam was born through surrogacy because the risk of a new pregnancy was too great for Gauri Khan.

Acting career

He had his first role in the television series Fauji , in which he played the soldier Abhimanyu Rai. He then played a small role in the series Circus (1989), which is about the life of circus artists. In the same year he played his first film role in Pradip Krishen's television film In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones . After the death of his parents, Khan moved from New Delhi to Mumbai. There he made his Bollywood debut with the film Deewana (1992), which became a hit. After initially playing the lover, he was soon cast in villain roles. In the films Darr and Baazigar , he played the anti-hero and obsessive lover. The later change from villain back to romantic hero is rather unusual in Bollywood and makes Shah Rukh an exception.

Especially as a film couple with Kajol , he became the romantic hero of the commercial Hindi film of the 1990s. With Baazigar (1993), Karan Arjun (1995), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - First Come, Get the Bride (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), My Name Is Khan (2010 ) and Dilwale (2015) were both very successful in India . My Name is Khan is the most successful Bollywood film abroad to date. Khan and Kajol are considered the most successful and popular Indian film couple of all time.

In 2014, Khan starred in Farah Khan's Happy New Year , which had the highest first-day earnings in Indian film history. In addition, the film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is showing - first come has the bride for more than 1000 consecutive weeks in Indian cinemas.

Shah Rukh Khan owns several of his own production companies (Dreamz Unlimited / Red Chillies) and a cricket team called Knight Riders . In India it is also an advertising medium for cola manufacturers, watch manufacturers, cell phone network operators and skin lightening cream.

Khan was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006. There has been a wax figure of Khan in Madame Tussauds in London since March 2007 and one in Calcutta since 2014 . In 2007 he was the presenter of “ Kaun Banega Crorepati ”, the Indian edition of “ Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ". As a television presenter, he also directed “ Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? "Similar to" Every child knows that! ".

In 2018 he was appointed to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , which awards the Oscars every year.


As an actor

As a producer

German voice actor

With very few exceptions, Khan was dubbed throughout by Pascal Breuer ; allegedly Khan was enthusiastic about Breuer's voice. Another voice actor who dubbed him in three films was Philipp Moog .

Awards (selection)

Shah Rukh Khan (2004)

Filmfare Awards

  • 1992: Best debut (Deewana)
  • 1993: Best Actor (Baazigar)
  • 1993: Critic Award for Best Actor (Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa)
  • 1994: Best Actor for the Role as Villain (Anjaam)
  • 1995: Best Actor (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge)
  • 1997: Best Actor (Dil To Pagal Hai)
  • 1998: Best Actor (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
  • 2000: Critic Award for Best Actor (Mohabbatein)
  • 2002: Best Actor (Devdas)
  • 2002: Special Award of the Swiss Consulate Trophy
  • 2004: Best Actor (Swades)
  • 2008: Best Actor (Chak De! India)
  • 2011: Best Actor (My Name Is Khan)

Screen Awards

  • 1995: Best Actor (Ram Jaane)
  • 2001: Best Jodi No.1 with Kajol
  • 2002: Best Jodi No.1 with Aishwarya Rai
  • 2002: Best Actor (Devdas)
  • 2005: Best Actor (Veer-Zaara)
  • 2007: Best Film Couple (together with Rani Mukerji)
  • 2010: Best screen couple of the decade with Kajol
  • 2011: Best Actor (Popular Choice) (My Name Is Khan)
  • 2012: Best Actor (Popular Choice) (Don 2 & Ra.One)
  • 2014: Best Actor (Popular Choice) (Chennai Express)
  • 2015: Best Actor (Popular Choice) (Happy New Year)
  • 2016: Best Actor (Popular Choice) (Dilwale)
  • 2016: Best Jodi No.1 with Kajol (Dilwale)

GIFA Awards

  • 2003: Producer (Main Hoon Na)
  • 2004: Best Actor (Veer - Zaara)
  • 2005: Best Actor (Swades)

Zee Cine Awards

  • 1997: Best Actor (Dil To Pagal Hai)
  • 1998: Best Actor (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
  • 2002: Best Actor (Devdas)
  • 2003: Superstar of the Year 2003 (Kal Ho Naa Ho)
  • 2005: Best Actor (Veer-Zaara)
  • 2007: Fun Cinema Entertainer of the year (Don 1)
  • 2008: Best Actor (Chak De! India)
  • 2011: Best Actor (My Name Is Khan)
  • 2012: Best Actor (Don 2)
  • 2013: International Icon (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  • 2014: Best Actor (Chennai Express)

Sansui Viewer's Choice Movie Award

  • 1997: Best Actor (Dil To Pagal Hai)
  • 1998: Best Actor (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
  • 2000: Best Actor (Mohabbatein)
  • 2001: Jury Award for the best actor (Asoka)
  • 2002: Best Actor (Devdas)
  • 2004: Jury Award for Best Actor (Kal Ho Naa Ho)

Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards

  • 2008: Best Actor (Chak De! India)
  • 2010: Best Actor (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
  • 2011: Best Actor (Readers Choice) (My Name Is Khan)
  • 2012: Best Actor (Readers Choice) (Don 2)

Z Gold Bollywood Award

  • 1998: Best Actor (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
  • 2002: Best Actor (Devdas)

IIFA Awards

  • 1999: Award for Most Popular Actor
  • 2002: Best Actor (Devdas)
  • 2004: Best Actor (Veer-Zaara)
  • 2008: Best Actor (Chak de! India)
  • 2011: Best Actor (My Name is Khan)
  • 2013: Digital star of the year

AIFA Award

  • 2001: Critic Award for Best Actor (Asoka)
  • 2001: Best Actor (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham)

Planet Bollywood People's Choice Awards On The Internet

  • 2000: Best Actor (Mohabbatein)
  • 2001: Best Art Film for Asoka

Bollywood On Web Award

  • 2001: Best Actor (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham)

MTV Immes Awards

  • 2004: Best male performance (Tauba Tumhare Ishare - Chalte Chalte)

Other prices

  • 2001: Sexiest Man in Asia (Jade Magazine, October)
  • 2002: Rajiv Gandhi Award for performance in the field of entertainment
  • 2003: Best Student Award (St Columbus School, Dec 2003)
  • 2004: Bollywood Star Of The Decade Award (British Asian Guild Awards)
  • 2005: Padma Shri (Indian National Prize)
  • 2005: Lions Award
  • 2007: Officier de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres ( Officier's Cross of the French Order of Arts and Literature)
  • 2014: Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (Order of the French Legion of Honor )
  • 2015: Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema


  • Hall of fame: Shah Rukh Khan. From Biswadeep Ghosh and The Editors of STARDUST. Magna Books, Mumbai 2004, ISBN 81-7809-237-9 .
  • Anupama Chopra: King of Bollywood - Shah Rukh Khan and the world of Indian cinema . Rapid Eye Movies , Cologne 2008, ISBN 978-3-9811822-0-0 .
  • Sunil Mehra: Shah Rukh Khan - Bollywood megastar. Translated from the English by Antje Görnig. vgs, Cologne 2007, ISBN 978-3-8025-3622-9 .
  • Mushtaq Shiekh: Still Reading Khan. Om Books International, New Delhi 2006, ISBN 81-87107-61-8 .

Web links

Commons : Shahrukh Khan  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Pakistan . Katja Mielke, Conrad Schetter, Munich 2013, ISBN 9783-4066-5295-0 , p. 195
  2. Shah Rukh Khan says "I am Afghan Pathan" , video from September 23, 2013 on the YouTube platform
  3. ^ Simone Kaiser: Bollywood cinema in Mumbai: Heartbreak in the endless loop. In: Spiegel Online . July 2, 2012, accessed April 24, 2016 .
  4. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan: "I like the hype" Interview on: Spiegel Online
  5. Academy invites 928 to Membersphip . In: (accessed June 26, 2018).
  6. World of Bollywood - SRK dubbing voice. Retrieved June 16, 2019 .
  7. German synchronous index | Actor | Shah Rukh Khan. Retrieved June 16, 2019 .
  8. La star de Bollywood Shahrukh Khan fait officier de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres. In: Aujourd'hui l'Inde. January 29, 2008, accessed July 31, 2010 (French).
  9. Khan receives top french honor (English)