Referred to in the media as ‘The King of Bollywood-Baadshah”, Indian actor, producer and television personality, Shahrukh Khan has a total net worth of $600 million.
Born on Second day of November, 1965 to Meer Taj Mohammed Khan, a freedom fighter father for Indian Independence from the British and a Hyderabadi mother Lateef Fatima in New Delhi, India, Shahrukh Khan was awarded with the highest honor possible for students, the Sword of Honor at St. Columbia’s School.
He managed to spend his time and attention at Theater Action Group (TAG) of Delhi while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. However, he dropped his masters degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia so as to move to Mumbai and pursue his career in the Bollywood industry.
Having won numerous accolades during his career with over 50 Hindi movies in different genres of comedy, action and mostly romance, Shahrukh Khan has bagged fourteen Filmfare Awards during his entire career out of his thirty nominations. One of the biggest heartthrob in the movie industry, Shahrukh Khan has also been honoured with the top ranked Padma Shri in 2005 for his immense contribution in films. The Government of France has also awarded him both the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Légion d’honneur which makes him the richest actors in the Bollywood industry with a total net worth of $600 million.
After starting out his career through a television series Dil Dariya in 1988, despite the production being delayed, he first debuted on screen with another series Fauji. After then, he got involved in other TV shows that includes Circus and Idiot before making to the big screens in Bollywood.
His first Bollywood debut was Deewana as a second lead for which he earned Filmfare Best Male Debut Award as well. His antagonistic roles played in Darr and Baazigar are still lauded as strong performances by an unconventional villain in Indian movie industry while most of his movies have been a box office hit making him the highest engrossing Indian actor ever.
His fabulous and effortless performance, cool and flippant yet sincere roles grabbed much appeal to the audience while his romantic roles in movies like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Dil Se, kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Asoka, Devdas, Main Hoon Na and more made him the best in the business.
Shahrukh Khan even turned down a starting role in Danny Boyle‘s Slumdog Millionaire (2008), so as to prepare for his movie My Name is Khan that was based on a true story related to the 11 September attacks. His act in the movie depicting ‘Rizwan Khan‘ grabbed immense positive critics even outside India to make it the highest grossing movies outside India.
Shahrukh Khan also got back to small screens to host Kaun Banega Crorepati in 2007 and Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? in 2008.
Apart from his career on screen, Shahrukh Khan also owns his business ventures and is the co-owner of the production company – Red Chillies Entertainment and the Indian Premier League Cricket Team – The Kolkata Knight Riders while he also promotes several other multinational brands like Nokia, Pepsi, LUX, etc.
An ambitious and assertive personality by nature, Shahrukh Khan has always been involved in humanitarian acts despite keeping that side a low-profile. His first charity news broke out in 2009 after he committed to bear every expenses for the medical cost of two Kashmiri orphans who suffered from severe burns during a terrorist attack in Srinagar. Later, it was also revealed that Khan had been donating to Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle for nine years anonymously.
He also has been the brand ambassador to several governmental campaign like the National AIDS Control Organization, Pulse Polio, etc. while he also has been helping people in rural areas of India to get accessed with electricity by taking parts in several fund collection campaigns, concerts and events throughout the country.
Having a fan base of over a million throughout the world, Shahrukh Khan’s net worth in 2009 was estimated to be over $540 million which put him in the 114th richest people in India. Shahrukh Khan was then ranked in the list of richest actors in the world, with a net worth of over $600 million and personal assets of around $400 million, to make him the only Bollywood actor to feature in the list.
Quick Facts about Shah Rukh Khan
Full Name: Shahrukh Khan
Profession: Actor, TV personality, Businessman
Height: 5′ 8″ (1.72 m)
Weight: 165 lbs (74 kg)
Date of Birth: 2 November 1965
Place of Birth: New Delhi, India
Education: BEc/Hansraj College, Jamia Millia Islamia
Marital status: Married (Gauri Khan)
Children: 3 (Aryan, Suhana, AbRam)
Shahrukh Khan zodiac/astrological sign: Aquarius