Shahrukh Khan – The Undisputed King of Bollywood
Shahrukh Khan is a highly loved and celebrated actor of Bollywood who has acted in several blockbuster movies. He is considered as the most influential actor in present day Bollywood. If you will look at his journey from beginning till now, you will be awe-inspired. You may love or hate his films, but there is no denying the fact that he has been the role model for the youth of India with his inspiring success story.
Shahrukh Khan is one of the world’s biggest movie stars who has won several prestigious awards. His name means ‘face of a king’ and truly so, he is the undisputed king of the Indian film industry.
Shahrukh Khan has won 8 Filmfare Best Actor Awards, Filmfare Best Male Debut Awards, 1 Filmfare Best Villain Award, 17 Screen Awards, including four for Best Actor, five for Best Actor (Popular Choice), seven Jodi No. 1 and Award for Best Jodi of the Decade (along with Kajol). He has also won six IIFA awards, ten Zee Cine Awards and six Sansui Viewer’s Choice Awards out of 8 nominations.
He has also won several national and international honors. In 1997, he won the Best Indian Citizen Award, in 2002, the Rajeev Gandhi Award for excellence in the field of entertainment. Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India in 2005.
In 2003, a rare species of orchid, Ascocenda Shah Rukh Khan, was named after him in Singapore. In 2004, he won the British Asian Guild Award for Best Actor of the Decade. In 2007, the French Government awarded him the Ordre des Artes et des Lettres for his exceptional career. His lifelike wax statue was installed in London’s Madame Tussauds’ wax museum in 2007. Newsweek named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world in 2008. In 2015, he was awarded with an honorary doctorate by the University of Edinburgh for his global reach as an actor. He has a never ending list of achievements and awards to his credit.
Shahruk Khan is the second richest actor in the world. He is richer than most famous Hollywood actors like, Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks. Not only in his reel life, he is also the King of Romance in his real life. He was only 18 when he met his wife Gauri Khan for the first time. They have been married for almost 23 years now.
Shahrukh Khan is not only a great actor, but also witty, smart, intelligent and well-read. He has always been an achiever and people eagerly wait for all his movies.