Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most well-known actors in the world. Khan is often spelled SRK. He is noted for his commanding screen presence.
Khan dropped out of university to pursue a career in acting after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, and beginning a master’s degree in mass communications.
He got his start in the film industry by working in theatre and television. His first acting roles were in television serials such as Fauji (1988; in the character of a commando) and Circus (1989), for which he received immediate acclaim. Deewana (1992; “Crazy”) was his breakthrough film, and it represented a watershed moment in his acting career.
Khan’s first popularity stemmed from his antihero roles in Baazigar (1993; ‘Gambler’) and Darr (1993; ‘Fear’). In both films, he rejected the image of the traditional hero and built his villain.
Khan portrayed a compassionate lover or son in many of these films. He also had humorous success in films like Chamatkar (1992; “Miracle”), Yes Boss (1997), Duplicate (1998), and Chennai Express (2013). His portrayal of Emperor Ashoka in the film Ashoka the Great (2001), which he produced, is also significant. Khan’s subsequent blockbusters included Happy New Year (2014), an action-comedy about a dance competition, and Raees (2017), a crime drama in which he played a bootlegger.
Shah Rukh Khan was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s highest civilian honor, in 2005. By the year 2012, he had received 15 Filmfare Awards in various categories, the majority of which were for best actor.
SRK is a world-famous actor who has a sizable fan base in North American countries such as the United States and Canada. SRK is popular not only among NRIs but also among Native Americans.
A leading daily published the headline ‘Der Beach Von King Khan Sorgt Fur Fan-Hysterie,’ comparing the actor to Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, demonstrating that Shahrukh Khan’s popularity in Germany is unrivaled.