Shahrukh Khan, most famously known as SRK. Who doesn’t know this guy? He is a Bollywood actor, a businessman, and a producer. He has been a megastar in India for almost 3 decades now and is loved in countries all over the world. People are a die-hard fan of him and everyone adores him. He is also known by the name of ‘Badshah’ in India. Let’s get to know some of the unknown things about this star.
Top 15 Things You Didn’t Know About SRK
1. He didn’t have any Family Background
Shahrukh was an ordinary boy, belonging from a middle-class family in India. He didn’t have any godfather in the industry and whatever he has today, he has achieved it with his hard work.
2. He has a Massive Impact on the Bollywood Industry
Shahrukh has been running this industry for more than 30 years now and his charm is still killing. Even at the age of 54, he is giving some iconic movies for his fans and anyone cannot be compared with him.
3. He studied Economics at Hansraj College, Delhi University
Apart from being a part of the theatre, SRK was also good at academics. Before entering the film industry, he studied economics in one of the best universities in the country.
4. SRK turned to Films after the Death of his Mother
SRK’s mother died at a very young age and that’s when he decided to get into films. Before that, he was working in television. He got 4 movies in the beginning and eventually, he became a star.
5. Shahrukh Diversified from Acting and Made a Fortune
Apart from just earning from films, Shahrukh also did several other things to earn money. He hosted several TV shows and did many brand endorsements. He is the brand ambassador of more than 10 companies.
6. He had Many Setbacks in the Early 2000s
It was in the early 2000s when he suffered a lot of setbacks in his career. It was when he decided to open a production company of his own with his fast friend Juhi Chawla. But later on, after 2-3 years he parted away from that and decided to focus on his acting career only.
7. SRK is Passionate about Cricket
Shahrukh has been always a fan of cricket just like every other person in India who just loves cricket. He also owns a cricket team in IPL with the name Kolkata Knight Riders. His team has also won 2 times in the tournament and it is also one of the most-liked teams in the whole franchise.
8. He has been Accused of having a Wandering Eye
Shahrukh married his longtime girlfriend Gauri in 1991 who he had been dating since his college days. They have 3 children, 1 girl, and 2 boys. He has also been accused of having an affair with the former Miss World Priyanka Chopra.
9. SRK has helped many People using his Celebrity Status
Apart from being a massive star, he is also a very good human being. He has always helped underprivileged people and has participated actively in many social work programs. He also works with the UN for childhood vaccines and polio.
10. His Net Worth is $600 Million
Shahrukh has worked in the industry for several years and has built a fortune for himself. He is the richest actor in India and has also been featured in the Forbes Richest celebrities list. He owns many houses all around the world, including his iconic house Mannat in Mumbai. He owns several luxury cars and other expensive assets too.
11. SRK has Plenty of Movies coming in Next Years
Due to the whole pandemic situation, it has been difficult for everyone to release movies in the theatres. But SRK’s fans needn’t worry as he is going to come up with more than 5 movies in the coming years which are going to be a treat for everyone to watch.
12. SRK’s Recent Movies didn’t do well on the Box Office
SRK’s recent releases, be it Zero, or Dilwale or Jab Harry met Sejal, have not done any wonders on the big screen as his other movies usually do. His movie Zero was also dragged into some kind of controversy by the Sikh community in India.
13. His List of Achievements is just Endless
The more you talk about his achievements the less it is. He has been awarded a lot many times and has received 14 Filmfare awards for the best actor category. He is also a brand ambassador of Dubai tourism and is allowed to stay at any 5-star or 7-star without any expense.
In the 9/11 attacks in America, Muslims in the country were interrogated heavily. Shahrukh being a massive celebrity was not spared. He was detained at the New Jersey airport and had to spend 2 hours with the authorities.
15. He has built an Empire
Shahrukh worked very hard to reach where he is today. Indeed he has built an empire for himself and his family. He is one of the greatest actors of the century and he has earned his success.