Shah Rukh Khan (born Shahrukh Khan; 2 November 1965), also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. Referred to in the media as the "Badshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood", "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. 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 c*n 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.
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (English: The Big-Hearted Will Take Away the Bride), also known by the initialism DDLJ, is an Indian romance film, directed by Aditya Chopra (in his directorial debut), produced by his father Yash Chopra, and written by Javed Siddiqui with Aditya Chopra. Released on 20 October 1995, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The plot revolves around Raj and Simran, two young non-resident Indians, who fall in love during a vacation through Europe with their friends. Raj tries to win over Simran's family so the couple can marry, but Simran's father has long since promised her hand to his friend's son. The film was shot in India, London and Switzerland, from September 1994 to August 1995.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (English: Something... Something Happens) also known as KKHH, is a 1998 Indian Hindi coming-of-age romantic comedy drama film, released in India and the United Kingdom on 16 October 1998. It was written and directed by Karan Johar, and starred the popular on-screen pair of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in their fourth film together. Rani Mukerji featured in a supporting role, while Salman Khan also had an extended-cameo appearance. Sana Saeed, who was featured in a supporting role, made her film debut in this movie.
Mohabbatein (English: Love Stories) is a 2000 Indian musical romantic drama film directed by Aditya Chopra. It was Chopra's second directorial venture after Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and was filmed at India and the United Kingdom. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan in pivotal roles, along with six young debutantes. Aishwarya Rai appeared in flashbacks as Khan's lover. The film's soundtrack was composed by Jatin-Lalit, while the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi. The film is notable for being the first time that Bachchan and Khan appeared on-screen together.
Devdas (Servant of God) is a 2002 Indian romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas. This is the third Hindi version and the first film version of the story in Hindi done in colour. The film follows Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan), a wealthy law graduate in the early 1900s, who returns from his studies in London to marry his childhood sweetheart, Paro (Aishwarya Rai). However, the rejection of this marriage by his own family sparks his descent into alcohol, ultimately leading to his emotional deterioration and him seeking refuge with a prostitute, Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit Nene). The film was screened at 2002 Cannes Film Festival; the 2002, and 2014 International Film Festival of India in the "Devdas Section" and "Celebrating Dance in Indian cinema" section respectively. Devdas won the Filmfare Award for Best Film. The film also won five National Awards and a further ten Filmfare Awards, tied with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge with the most Filmfare Awards any film had won at the time (later beaten in 2005 by Bhansali's Black).
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (English: Sometimes there's Happiness, Sometimes there's Sorrow), also known as K3G, is a 2001 Indian family drama film written and directed by Karan Johar and produced by Yash Johar. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor in leading roles, with Rani Mukerji appearing in an extended special appearance. The music was composed by Jatin Lalit, Sandesh Shandilya and Aadesh Shrivastava, with lyrics penned by Sameer and Anil Pandey. The background score was composed by Babloo Chakravarty. The film tells the story of an Indian family, which faces troubles and misunderstandings over their adopted son's marriage to a girl belonging to a lower socio-economic group than them.
Baazigar (English: Gambler) is a 1993 Indian crime thriller film directed by Abbas–Mustan starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead roles. It is a contemporary thriller about a young man who stops at nothing to get what he wants. This was Shah Rukh Khan's breakthrough role as the sole lead and Kajol's first commercial success. Actress Shilpa Shetty was supposed to debut with Gaata Rahe Mera Dil, but it remained unreleased, and this became her debut film. Baazigar was the first film in which Shah Rukh Khan played the role of an anti-hero and the first which earned Khan a Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Initially this movie was offered to Armaan Kohli and Salman Khan to play the lead role, but they all rejected it as the role had negative shades .
Dil To Pagal Hai (English: The Heart Is Crazy), also known as DTPH, is a 1997 Indian musical romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra. The film depicts the love lives of the dancers in a musical dance troupe. It stars Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor in lead roles, with Akshay Kumar in a supporting role. It was Khan's third collaboration with Yash Raj Films after Darr (1993) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). The soundtrack was composed by Uttam Singh, while the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. The film was screened retrospective, during the 2014 International Film Festival of India in the Celebrating Dance in Indian cinema section.
Pardes (English: Foreign Land) is a 1997 Indian Hindi-language musical drama film directed by Subhash Ghai. It was released on 8 December 1997. The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Alok Nath, and newcomers Mahima Chaudhry and Apurva Agnihotri. The film was a commercial, critical and musical hit. Mahima Chaudary won the Best Newcomer Award for her performance. The film was remade in Telugu as Pelli Kanuka (1998).
Chalte Chalte is a 2003 Indian romantic drama movie starring Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji, directed by Aziz Mirza. The film was screened at the Casablanca Film Festival. The rights of this film now belong to Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.
Veer-Zaara is a 2004 Indian romantic drama film, directed by Yash Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. The film stars Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta as the eponymous leads, with Rani Mukherji, Manoj Bajpayee, Kirron Kher, Divya Dutta, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher in supporting roles. Veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini make a special appearance in the film. The film's story and dialogues were written by Aditya Chopra.
Main Hoon Na (English : Trust me, I am here) is a 2004 Indian film co-written and directed by Farah Khan in her directorial debut. The screenplay was written by Farah Khan and Abbas Tyrewala based on the story by Anvita Dutt Guptan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sushmita Sen, Amrita Rao and Zayed Khan in the main cast. It was remade into Tamil as Aegan starring Ajith Kumar, Nayantara, Pia Bajpai.
Baadshah (translation: King) is a 1999 Indian action comedy film directed by Abbas-Mustan. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan opposite Twinkle Khanna in lead roles. It was released on 27 August 1999. Shahrukh Khan earned a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Performance in a Comic Role. It is inspired from films such as Nick of Time, Rush Hour, If Looks Could Kill, Mr Nice Guy, The Mask.
Kal Ho Naa Ho (English: Tomorrow may never come), also abbreviated as KHNH, is a 2003 Indian romantic drama film directed by Nikkhil Advani. The film features Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Preity Zinta as the lead characters, with Sushma Seth, Reema Lagoo, Lilette Dubey and Delnaaz Paul in supporting roles. The film narrates the story of Naina Catherine Kapur, a pessimistic and uptight MBA student. She falls in love with her neighbour Aman Mathur, a terminally ill heart patient who, in turn, tries to get Naina and her friend, Rohit Patel to fall in love with each other as he does not wish to bring her pain with his death by reciprocating her feelings.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (English: A Match Made By God), also known as RNBDJ, is a 2008 Indian romantic comedy film written and directed by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra under the banner Yash Raj Films.  The film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. Khan plays a mild-mannered office worker named Surinder Sahni, whose love for the beautiful and vivacious Taani (Anushka Sharma) causes him to transform himself into the loud and fun-loving "Raj" to win her love. It was released worldwide on 12 December 2008 and marked Aditya Chopra's return to directing after an eight-year break, following his previous film, Mohabbatein.
Yes Boss is a 1997 Indian Hindi romantic comedy film directed by Aziz Mirza and produced by Ratan Jain. It stars Aditya Pancholi, Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla in lead roles. The film was a success at the box office, and was declared a "Hit" by Box Office India. The film was remade in Malayalam as Junior Senior (2005) with Kunchacko Boban, Mukesh, Meenakshi, Renjini Krishnan and Tamil as Guru En Aalu (2009) with R. Madhavan, Abbas, Mamta Mohandas, Brinda Parekh. The rights to this film are owned by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.
Josh (English: Zeal) is a 2000 Indian action drama film co-written and directed by Mansoor Khan. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Chandrachur Singh and Sharad Kapoor in the lead roles. The Hindi language film, with occasional Konkani, was set and filmed in Goa. The film is set in the 1980s amidst the backdrop of real estate deals in a fictional town in Goa. The film marks comeback of director Mansoor Khan after a hiatus of five years. It is written by Neeraj Vora and Aatish Kapadia based on the story by Mansoor Khan, with screenplay by Neeraj Vora, Mansoor Khan and dialogues by Nidhi Tuli. The film was produced by Ganesh Jain, Ratan Jain and Balwant Singh. The film was released on 9 June 2000 and was distributed by United Seven Creations. The film earned a total of Rs 7.83 crore (US$2.6 million) nett, was the fifth highest-grossing film of 2000 in India.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (English: Never Say Good Bye) is a Bollywood musical romantic drama, directed by Karan Johar and produced under the Dharma Productions banner. Released on 11 August 2006 in India and North America, it stars Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherji, Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta, with Amitabh Bachchan and Kirron Kher in supporting roles. Arjun Rampal also makes a special appearance in the film. Set and mostly taking place in New York City, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna explores themes of adultery and extramarital affairs. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna was promoted with the tag-line, "A Love.... That Broke All Relationships". It was a success internationally especially in the United States. It became the highest grossing Indian film of all time overseas at the time of its release. The film was screened in over 1,200 cinemas worldwide, grossing a worldwide total of ₹1.13 billion (US$18 million).
My Name Is Khan is a 2010 Indian drama film, directed by Karan Johar, produced by Hiroo Johar and Gauri Khan, and starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in lead roles. The film was jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment and was distributed by FOX Star Entertainment.
Chak De! India (English: Go For it! India or Go! India) is a 2007 Indian sports film, directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Aditya Chopra, with a screenplay written by Jaideep Sahni, sports scenes choreographed by Rob Miller, and music by Salim–Sulaiman. It tells a fictional story about the Indian women's national field-hockey team, which was inspired by the team's win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and explores themes such as feminism and sexism, the legacy of the partition of India, racial and religious bigotry, and ethnic and regional prejudice. The film stars Shahrukh Khan as Kabir Khan, former captain of the Indian men's national field-hockey team. After a disastrous loss to Pakistan, Khan is ostracized from the sport and he and his mother are driven from the family home by angry neighbors. Seven years later, to redeem himself, Khan becomes the coach of the Indian national women's hockey team and aims to turn its sixteen contentious players into a championship unit. Chak De! India won a number of awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. On 30 August 2007, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences requested a copy of the film's script for a place in its Margaret Herrick Library. When the Indian Hockey Federation was reorganised in April 2008, former player Aslam Sher Khan said that he wanted "to create a 'Chak De' effect" in Indian hockey. The film was screened in New Delhi on 17 August 2016, as part of the week long Independence Day Film Festival. The festival was jointly presented by the Indian Directorate of Film Festivals and Ministry of Defense, commemorating India's 70th Independence Day.
Om Shanti Om is a 2007 Indian romantic melodrama film directed by Farah Khan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan as Om, a junior artist of the 1970s who has a crush on a secretly married superstar, played by Deepika Padukone. Her husband, a producer played by Arjun Rampal, kills her in a fire; Om witnesses this and dies from the injuries sustained from trying to rescue her. Reincarnated as a superstar in the 2000s, he seeks to avenge his love. Produced by Gauri Khan for Red Chillies Entertainment, it was co-written and choreographed by Farah Khan. The music was composed by Vishal–Shekhar, with lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar. The background score was composed by Sandeep Chowta.
Chennai Express /tʃɪˈnaɪ/ (About this sound listen) /ɪkˈsprɛs/ is a 2013 Indian action comedy film, directed by Rohit Shetty, written by Sajid-Farhad and Yunus Sajawal, and produced by Gauri Khan under Red Chillies Entertainment. The film features Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles; it is the second collaboration between Khan and Padukone, after Om Shanti Om (2007). The film is about a man's journey from Mumbai to Rameshwaram, and what happens along the way after he falls in love with the daughter of a local don. Principal photography began on 27 September 2012, filming began in October 2012 and was completed by May 2013. Chennai Express was released in the overseas markets on 8 August 2013, and a day later in India. Extensive paid previews were held in India on 8 August as well. Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, it broke several box office records in India and abroad, becoming the quickest film to collect ₹1 billion (US$16 million) net domestically.
Dil Se.. (lit. From the Heart..) is a 1998 Indian romantic thriller film in the backdrop of insurgency in Northeast India, written and directed by Mani Ratnam, and produced by him, Ram Gopal Varma, and Shekhar Kapur. The film stars Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala in lead roles while Preity Zinta (in her film debut) appears in a supporting role. Mani Ratnam also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with Tigmanshu Dhulia. It is the third in Ratnam's trilogy of terror films after Roja and Bombay. An example of parallel cinema tackling difficult subjects, to be found in director Ratnam's wider body of work as well, the film received a special mention at the Netpac Awards.
Duplicate is an Indian Hindi action comedy film released on 8 May 1998. The movie was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and stars Shahrukh Khan in a double role opposite Juhi Chawla and Sonali Bendre. It was produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and marks Shahrukh's first of five collaborations with the production company.
Karan Arjun is a 1995 Indian action drama film starring Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Raakhee, Mamta Kulkarni, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Aashif Sheikh and Ranjeet. The film was directed by Rakesh Roshan, and written by Sachin Bhowmick, Ravi Kapoor and Anwar Khan. Karan Arjun is a mix of an upbeat Bollywood musical, religious overtones, and an action movie. It was the second highest-grossing Indian film of 1995, after Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, which also starred Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.
Koyla (English: Coal) is a 1997 Indian action thriller film written, produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan. The film stars Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Himani Shivpuri, Salim Ghouse, and Johnny Lever in pivotal roles.
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (Hindi: राजू बन गया जेन्टलमैन, English: Raju Became a Gentleman) is a 1992 Indian Hindi romance comedy film directed by Aziz Mirza starring Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Nana Patekar and Amrita Singh. Khan plays Raj Mathur, a young engineering graduate from Darjeeling who comes to Bombay hoping to become a successful engineer.The rights to this film are owned by Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.
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