Shah Rukh Khan who is known as the King Khan of Bollywood was born on 2nd November 1965. He was born and brought up in Delhi. His parents died before he entered movies. Shah Rukh considers it a big regret that they couldn't see what their son was to become.
He is graduated from Hansraj College, Delhi University and followed it up with a Masters Degree in Mass Communications (Film making) from Jamiya Milia Islamiya University, in New Delhi, but after a year Shah Rukh opted out as he had to make his acting career in Bollywood. He had captained all teams in football, cricket and hockey and even played cricket at Zone and National level.
He started off his career from Television industry which got him to fame. His serials like Fauji (1988), Circus (1989) made roars in the television industry.
He got his claim to fame right from his debut film Deewana (1992). During his years in the Indian film industry, he has won eight Film Fare Best actor awards and has had significant box office success. Some of his films includes: Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993), Anjaam (1994), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Om Shanti om (2007), Chak De India (2007), Rab Ne Bana De Jodi, My Name Is Khan (2010) among others.
He turned producer when he set up a production company called Dreamz Unlimited with Juhi Chawla and director Aziz Mirza in 1999. The first two films that he produced under his production company was Phhir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) and Ashoka in ( 2001) which was a failure at the box office. His third film as a producer was Chalte Chalte(2003) did well at the box office.
In 2003 Shah Rukh set his another production company called Red Chillies Entertainment and produced Main Hoona Na (2003) under this banner which was a hit.
Paheli (2005) and Kaal (2004) was also produced by him but it didn't work at the box office. Om Shanti om (2007) was the biggest hit delivered by his production house. Billu (2009) also did a fair collection at the box office. His latest flick Always Kabhi Kabhi (2001) proved to be a disaster at the box office. He is presently producing Ra.One and Don 2 which is yet to release.
Has a mannequin of himself in Madam Tussaud's Museum in England.
In 2008, Red Chillies Entertainment became the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the BCCI-backed IPL cricket competition.
His last released film My Name Is Khan got rave reviews from the critics and was also critically acclaimed by the international audience. It became the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time in the overseas market.
He is presently all set for his science fiction Ra.One starring opposite Kareena Kapoor. It is the much awaited flick which is due for release.