|Functions: actor, producer
|Nicknames: King Khan, Badshah
|Born: November 2, 1965 (50 years old)
|to: New Delhi (Delhi)
|Family: married to Gauri since 1992, three children, Aryan (1997) Suhana (2000) and Abram (2013).
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham …
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Kal Ho Naa Ho
The last film of Shah Rukh Khan, released in India and Paris October 23, 2014, was Happy New Year, Farah Khan. We had found surrounded by Deepika Padukone and Abhishek Bachchan, among others. Reviews were mixed.
This means if one looks forward to a month and a half, the return of magic couple that ofDDLJ in the latest installment of Rohit Shetty, Dilwale, in which Shah Rukh and Kajol share the screen with “newcomers” that climb, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon.Shah Rukh Also featured are his former companions of several other feature films, Johny Lever and Boman Irani.
Shah Rukh Khan, personal itinerary
The paternal family is Shah Rukh Khan Pathan and lives in Peshawar, in Pakistan today. At the time of partition, while Muslims left India in droves to join Pakistan, his father, although Muslim, leaving Pakistan to reach India. The reasons for this remain poorly explained departure, the rest of his remaining family in Peshawar, what drove this young man to go against the tide of history? He felt primarily Indian, he had fought for the independence of India … The mother of the actor comes Hyderabad.
Shah Rukh Khan keeps an idyllic memories of his childhood in New Delhi. He kept up with his parents a great complicity, made of respect and shared values in a climate of tolerance and openness to all cultures and religions. He claims his membership in the “middle class”; his father was a contractor and his mother, magistrate, was dealing with social works.
Student in New Delhi, it is a good student, undisciplined, clown, master of sports teams (football, cricket …). During his Masters in Mass Communication at the University, he made his classes in the TV series, which earned him … not to finish his studies and to become known in the television series Fauji.
He meets Gauri in high school, they want to marry but the family of the girl, Hindu and rich, refuse that their daughter married this Muslim boy, bad hair and no situation. They will maintain for 6 years and a hidden link will go up to believe they Gauri’s parents were married secretly. Parents finally admit their marriage.
Shah Rukh Khan loses very young parents, his father when he was only 15 years old and his mother when he was 26 years old. He cries a lot and starts to believe in God because it is the only hope of seeing his mother one day, he said.
He has millions of fans, but this charismatic man is very attached to his wife and his family life, near his daughter Suhana and Aryan his son with him which doubled the animated Pixar film The Incredibles.
Shah Rukh Khan, actor
After debuts in theater and tested television roles, he decided to become a film actor, he moved to Bombay. Having no relationship in the movie business, he struggles to convince producers to capitalize on his talent.
1992 marks the beginning of his career. But it was in 1993 that it starts to be really experienced with Darr and Baazigar. These roles of psychopathic killers (previously rejected by Aamir Khan and Salman Khan) could lock up Shah Rukh Khan in jobs of “villain” in a context where we like healthy, innocent heroes … But it is distinguished by an original interpretation, both disturbing and engaging. Baazigar won him his first Best Actor distinction.
But it was his role “fiancé, son, brother, ideal son” underlying its immense popularity: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1995 allows him to create “the” character everyone loves a real trademark, associated Couple that form on the screen with Kajol, an especially charismatic couple touching, so moving that it is hard to imagine one without the other. A couple that fills the screen in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,which is also found in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 98, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001, and in My Name Is Khanin 2010.
A character that Shah Rukh Khan endorses also in Dil To Pagal Hai in 97 Kal Ho Na Ho in 2003, Main Hoon Naand Veer Zaara in 2004.
It is these “blockbusters” (large commercial success) that relate to him as reward and retain “King Khan” at the top of the box office. But these roles also enclose the …
So when it tries to more violent characters like Asoka, in less consensual films like Dil Se on terrorism, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna on adultery or in films more social like Swades, the public does not follow.
It even through a difficult period between 2000 and 2002: in 2000, he created a production company, Dreamz Unlimited with two longtime friends: the actress Juhi Chawla and director Aziz Mirza. The first film, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and Asoka, are flops. He realizes that his audience appreciates it when it remains in the line of “Raj” and “Rahul” … His attempt to create a srkworld online entertainment is a money pit. Serious problems cervical vertebrae forced him to slow the pace of filming. In the same period, the filming of Devdaslingers over 10 months, the scenes are night tours and his desperate alcoholic character sticks to the skin. . Although it never dark, his friends fear for her health
Fortunately, Devdas offers him international recognition, he climbs the steps of the Cannes Film Festival and most importantly, that role opens up other possibilities: Devdas has nothing to do with Raj and Rahul, he proved he could do anything and be successful.
In the forties, Shah Rukh Khan is diversifying its characters and seems to favor the more inventive scenarios. The year 2007 is representative of these opportunities: Filmfare Awardfor Best Actor for Chak de! India, a disabled man’s role in a few Bollywood film, and a huge commercial success for Om Shanti Om, a quirky character in a film that is as much. He claims to want to embody more “Suri” as “Raj” in reference to the two facets of his character in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008, Surinder is inhibited husband “everyman” who nevertheless can become a hero by love. My Name Is Khan in 2010, allows it to play the role of a different man, suffering from a form of autism.
This rather seems a little creative time in suspense, he finds since 2011 more conventional hero roles: Superhero with many faces in Ra.One, super villain in Don 2, return to romance in Jab Tak Hai Jaan in 2012 and Chennai in 2013. And it works … “on” operation.Eternal lover? Even Amitabh Bachchan has not taken the role as long …
Shah Rukh Khan, showman
from 2004 to 2008, Shah Rukh Khan has invested in big shows, touring the world (except France): “Temptations 2004” (with Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherkjee, Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Rampal), made packed worldwide, US in Dubai through England, Germany, Surinam and South Africa. His second show “Temptations Reloaded” stopped early and unpleasant way: the German concerts were canceled at the last moment of dark financial stories with local producers. Since he has not undertaken new tours, perhaps smarting from this mishap or too busy with his role as producer.
In 2007 he also starts animating television shows resuming animation “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” (Kaun Banega Crorepati), long led by Amitabh Bachchan, issue became world famous with Slumdog Millionaire.
He continues experience in 2008 with “Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass If Thez hain” (equivalent to “Are you stronger than a student of 10 years” in France), but these emissions are not very successful, and do not exceed the first season.
Shah Rukh Khan, producer and businessman
Shah Rukh Khan has learned much from its difficult period, as an actor but also as a producer. Dreamz Unlimited has shown its limits (see Article of Madhurifan), the three friends prefer to stop this common adventure in 2003.
But Shah Rukh Khan guard the premises, and in 2004 he founded Red Chillies Entertainment, his own production company, on behalf of his wife. He produced the first film of his choreographer friend Farah Khan: Main Hoon Na, and in 2005 Kaal, Paheli, 2008Om Shanti Om in 2009 Billu and co-production with Karan Johar, My Name is Khan in 2011 Ra. One.
SRK also Red Chillies VFX creates a special effects studio that works for Main Hoon Na, Paheli, Don, Honeymoon Travels Ltd., Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Om Shanti Om and of course Ra.One. It invests in a building of eight floors. Shah Rukh Khan said: “The VFX is an expression of the future I personally believe that with color, charm, passion and lyricism that already exist in Hindi cinema develop. the appeal of movies will go through the addition of special effects in our film techniques. The technology can only improve the process of narration, it is a tool that the nation that produces the most films in the world can not ignore. ” (source: animationExpress.com).
Red Chillies TVC completes the panorama producing commercials, largely using the skills of Red Chillies VFX.
In 2008, the cricket enthusiast buys a league team 1: “Kolkata Knight Riders team”, another way to play its role as a producer. For beyond the passion, make no mistake about it, it is always good business (with supporting sponsor, Coca Cola has agreed to sponsor the team when his contract SRK stopped staff with Pepsi), image, media, etc. In any case it seems to occupy (a little too much, still a fan humble opinion) throughout the cricket season. And unlike other experiences they have adopted relatively quickly (producer of emission or TV series), it endures.
Shah Rukh Khan, the international star
Shah Rukh Khan is twenty years “to” superstar, the Baadshah (emperor) of Bollywood, the only actor Amitabh Bachchan comparable in terms of notoriety. Indian President even awarded him the Best Indian Citizen Award in 1997.
The popularity of Shah Rukh Khan goes beyond the Indian sub-continent and the diaspora of NRIs to conquer the East, the Middle East (long) and the West (in recent years). He amply helped to publicize Hindi cinema in France, the first film came out in Indian films had Shah Rukh Khan headlined: Devdas in 2003 KKKG (Indian family) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (Kal Ho Naa Ho ) in 2004, Swades in 2005, Veer Zaara in 2006, My Name Is Khan in 2010.
His latest films sometimes are more successful “overseas” in India, which is not to displease him, the actor who understood the interest of the foreign market as a producer but also as an ambassador Indian culture, it wishes to highlight in her productions. He has since August 2007, his wax statue at Madame Tussaud’s in London, and his statue was inaugurated at Grevin Museum April 28, 2008.
Shah Rukh Khan in Paris
Shah Rukh Khan came to Paris April 28, 2008 to inaugurate his statue in Grevin museum.See our dossier
He also came to the premiere of Veer-Zaara, at the opening of Bollywood Week 2006: you will find items and pictures in our folder dedicated to this event.
- The Inner world and the outer world of SRK are two documentaries about everyday life and the life of star Shah Rukh Khan, available in DVD. Without being of immense interest, these reports allow fans to “approach” the star, having approximately the same angle of view as his bodyguards – but without the confidences.Two recent biographies are available in English:
- Still Reading Khan, of Mushtak Shiek, published in 2006
- King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema, Anupama Chopra of, published in 2007.
This biography is particularly interesting because it puts the star’s career in perspective with the evolution of cinema and Indian society since the last twenty years. We do not find any “revelation” intimate, but the interesting vision of an actor, film after film, embodies a new kind of hero, managing to make the link between tradition and modernity, values and commitment to the Indian aspiration to happiness Individual, India Indian Indians today and in the diaspora, Muslim and Hindu.
The huge success of the star come to Anupama Chopra (Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s wife), the ability of the actor understanding (through his roles and his life) in Indian society that can live and be happy with all of these parameters, we can be proud to be Indian and not excluding without denying .