41 Facts About Shahrukh Khan

1. In 2018, Shahrukh Khan was honoured by the World Economic Forum with their annual Crystal Award for his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India.

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2. In 2015, Shahrukh Khan received a privileged degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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3. In 2014, Shahrukh Khan became the ambassador for Interpol's campaign "Turn Back Crime".

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4. Shahrukh Khan is a member of the board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in India, and in 2011 he was appointed by UNOPS as the first global ambassador of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.

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5. In 2007, Shahrukh Khan became the third Indian actor to have his wax statue installed at London's Madame Tussauds museum, after Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan.

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6. Shahrukh Khan is often referred to as "Brand SRK" by media organisations because of his many brand endorsement and entrepreneurship ventures.

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7. Shahrukh Khan owns several properties in India and abroad, including a apartment in London, and a villa on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

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8. Shahrukh Khan is one of the wealthiest celebrities in India, topping the Forbes India's "Celebrity 100 list" in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

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9. Shah Rukh Shahrukh Khan receives a considerable amount of media coverage in India, and is often referred to as "King Khan", "The Baadshah of Bollywood", or "The King of Bollywood".

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10. Shahrukh Khan appeared again in 2013 alongside Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Pitbull.

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11. Shahrukh Khan performed alongside Sunidhi Chauhan and Shriya Saran at the opening ceremony of the 2011 season, where they danced to Tamil songs.

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12. In 2008, Shahrukh Khan set up Temptation Reloaded, a series of concerts that toured several countries, including the Netherlands.

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13. Shahrukh Khan performed alongside Rani Mukherji, Arjun Rampal and Ishaa Koppikar in a 2010 concert at the Army Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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14. Shahrukh Khan was involved in several aspects of the making of Ra.

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15. Shahrukh Khan co-produced three films from 1999 to 2003 as a founding member of the partnership Dreamz Unlimited.

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16. In 2013, Shahrukh Khan starred in Rohit Shetty's action comedy Chennai Express for Red Chillies Entertainment, a film which earned mixed critical reviews and a fair amount of criticism for its perceived disparagement of South Indian culture, although the film included a tribute to Tamil cinema star Rajinikanth.

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17. In 2011, Shahrukh Khan starred alongside Arjun Rampal and Kareena Kapoor in Anubhav Sinha's science fiction superhero film Ra.

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18. Shahrukh Khan performed an extended, special appearance in the 2009 film Billu, playing Bollywood superstar Sahir Khan—a fictionalised version of himself, wherein he performed musical item numbers with actresses Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, and Deepika Padukone.

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19. Shahrukh Khan collaborated for the third time with Aditya Chopra on the romantic drama Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite Anushka Sharma, at that time a newcomer.

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20. In 2005, Shahrukh Khan starred in Amol Palekar's fantasy drama, Paheli.

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21. Shahrukh Khan was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award for all three of his 2004 releases and eventually won the award for Swades.

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22. Shahrukh Khan transformed Dreamz Unlimited into Red Chillies Entertainment, adding his wife Gauri as a producer.

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23. In 2002, Shahrukh Khan played the title role as a rebellious alcoholic opposite Aishwarya Rai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period romance Devdas.

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24. Shahrukh Khan performed free of charge as he wanted to work with Kamal Haasan.

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25. Shahrukh Khan became a producer in 1999 in a collaboration with the actress Juhi Chawla and the director Aziz Mirza for a production company called Dreamz Unlimited.

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26. Shahrukh Khan became a romantic leading man without ever actually kissing any of his co-stars, although he broke this rule in 2012, after strong urging by Yash Chopra.

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27. Shahrukh Khan continued to have frequent professional associations with Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra, and Karan Johar, who moulded his image and made him into a superstar.

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28. Shahrukh Khan portrayed Rahul, a stage director caught in a love triangle between Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor.

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29. Shahrukh Khan starred in seven films in 1995, the first of which was Rakesh Roshan's melodramatic thriller Karan Arjun.

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30. Shahrukh Khan moved from Delhi to Mumbai to pursue a full-time career in Bollywood, and was quickly signed to four films.

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31. Shahrukh Khan married Gauri Chibber, a Punjabi Hindu, in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on 25 October 1991, after a six-year courtship.

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32. Shahrukh Khan enrolled at Hansraj College to earn his bachelor's degree in Economics, but spent much of his time at Delhi's Theatre Action Group (TAG), where he studied acting under the mentorship of theatre director Barry John.

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33. Shahrukh Khan described himself on Twitter as "half Hyderabadi, half Pathan (father), [and] some Kashmiri (grandmother)".

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34. Shahrukh Khan moved to New Delhi in 1948 after the partition of India.

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35. Shahrukh Khan spent the first five years of his life in Mangalore, where his maternal grandfather, Ifthikar Ahmed, served as the chief engineer of the port in the 1960s.

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36. Shahrukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 into a Muslim family in New Delhi.

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37. Shahrukh Khan 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.

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38. Shahrukh Khan is a frequent television presenter and stage show performer.

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39. Early in his career, Shahrukh Khan was recognised for portraying villainous roles in the films Darr, Baazigar and Anjaam (1994).

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40. Shahrukh Khan made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with Deewana.

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41. Shahrukh Khan began his career with appearances in several television series in the late 1980s.

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