Shah Rukh Khan (2 November 1965), also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer, and television personality. Referred to in the media as the “Baadshah of Bollywood”, “King of Bollywood” or “King Khan”, he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards. Khan has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the world.
Khan began his career with appearances in several television series in the late 1980s. He made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with Deewana. Early in his career, Khan was recognised for portraying villainous roles in the films Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993) and Anjaam (1994). He then rose to prominence after starring in a series of romantic films, including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001). He earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of an alcoholic in Devdas (2002), a NASA scientist in Swades (2004), a hockey coach in Chak De! India (2007) and a man with Asperger syndrome in My Name Is Khan (2010). His highest-grossing films include the comedies Chennai Express(2013) and Happy New Year (2014). Many of his films display themes of Indian national identity and connections with diaspora communities, or gender, racial, social and religious differences and grievances. For his contributions to film, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, and the Government of France awarded him both the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Légion d’honneur.
As of 2015, Khan is co-chairman of the motion picture production company Red Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries, and is the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. He is a frequent television presenter and stage show performer. The media often label him as “Brand SRK” because of his many endorsement and entrepreneurship ventures. Khan’s philanthropic endeavours have provided health care and disaster relief, and he was honoured with UNESCO’s Pyramide con Marni award in 2011 for his support of children’s education. He regularly features in listings of the most influential people in Indian culture, and in 2008, Newsweek named him one of their fifty most powerful people in the world.
Shah Rukh Khan visited veteran actor Dilip Kumar at his Mumbai residence on Tuesday. Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu shared pictures from their meeting on the Jugnu actor’s official Twitter handle and wrote in caption: “Sahab’s mooh-bola beta – “son” Shah Rukh Khan visited Sahab today. Sahab’s doing much better since he returned from the hospital. Shukar Allah.” Dilip Kumar, who has been in and out of the hospital quite a few times in the past few months, returned home after being treated for a kidney related problem recently. The 94-year-old actor went home on August 9 after spending a few days in the hospital.
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Saira Banu shared pics from SRK and Dilip Kumar’s meetingDilip Kumar recently returned from the hospitalSaira Banu said Dilip Kumar’s recovery was a ‘miracle’
Actor Shah Rukh Khan visited veteran actor Dilip Kumar at his Mumbai residence on Tuesday. Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu shared pictures from their meeting on the Jugnu actor’s official Twitter handle and wrote in caption: “Sahab’s mooh-bola beta – “son” Shah Rukh Khan visited Sahab today. Sahab’s doing much better since he returned from the hospital. Shukar Allah.” Dilip Kumar, who has been in and out of the hospital quite a few times in the past few months, returned home after being treated for a kidney related problem recently. The 94-year-old actor went home on August 9 after spending a few days in the hospital.
— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) August 15, 2017
In one of his previous interviews, Shah Rukh had said that Dilip Kumar is the ‘pillar of the film industry.’ Shah Rukh also covered a special edition of Filmfare magazine (the 100 years of Indian cinema issue) with Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan – the iconic actors of their generation. SRK and Dilip Kumar also share the record for the most wins (eight to be precise) in Filmfare Best Actor category.
Shah Rukh Khan stepped into Dilip Kumar’s shoes when he played the role of Devdas in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2002 film of the same name. Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel Devdas has been adapted on the big screen several times but the best-remembered versions are that of the Bimal Roy-directed 1955 film starring Dilip Kumar and Mr Bhansali’s adaptation featuring SRK.
Saira Banu, who stood by Dilip Kumar’s side while he was hospitalised, said that his recovery this time was no less than a ‘miracle.’ She told to a news agency: “It was a nightmare for him to deal with the sudden deterioration of his health. He is in good health now. All of it felt like a nightmare, how he suddenly fell sick. I am thankful to the Almighty.” However, Dilip Kumar made a satisfactory recovery, as Saira Banu had said in her statement.
Dilip Kumar is the star of films like Andaz, Mughal-E-Azam, Ram Aur Shyam and Naya Daur. The actor was honored with the Padma Vibhushan in 2015, the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994.