Shah Rukh Khan – The Many Talents of the King of Bollywood


Hailed the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan is one of India’s most popular and well-loved Bollywood stars. A house-hold name, SRK did not hail to Bollywood like the majority of other actors who rose to stardom from ‘Bollywood Dynasties’ – probably one of the reasons why SRK is highly respected and adored.

With a brand new TV game-show,  India Poochega – Sabse Shaana Kau on new Hindi entertainment channel &TV, SRK can tick off another venture off his list of achievements. With this is mind, Yamgo have compiled a list of exactly why SRK is crowned the King of Bollywood.

Humble Beginnings

Growing up in a middle-class area of Delhi with his working parents, SRK grew up in a normal family leading a straight-forward life. His father sadly passed away when Shah Rukh Khan was just 15 which led to his mother struggled to keep the family business afloat. But, she continued to encourage SRK to pursue his dreams of becoming a star.

This led to the aspiring actor head to Mumbai to begin his career as we now know it. His family values have never disappeared – SRK has been married to his wife, Gauri Chibber, since 1991 and both have a son and daughter together. His sister, who suffers from depression and who has been cared for by SRK since the death of his parents, also lives at the Khan’s family home.

SRK and children

Shah Rukh Khan with his children. Image courtesy of

Unlike most stars who gain huge success, SRK has remained a loyal and humble family man. There have never been reports of SRK being unfaithful to his wife, which can be quite common in the industry.

One of the Most Loved Actors in the World

It is no secret where Khan’s natural talent lies. Starting off as a television actor because he didn’t believe that he was good enough for the bright lights of Bollywood. It was in fact his mother’s death that inspired SRK to chase his dreams as 2 weeks after she passed away, he fled to Mumbai in 1991 to try and make it big.

His move paid off. He was signed to 4 films right away with a debut movie, Deewana, being released in 1992! His success as an actor spiraled from here on in.

SRK has played so many different roles and the list could go on forever. He has taken on the part of a murdering lover, a villain, a love-struck musician and the roles for which SRK is most loved for, the romantic hero characters. SRK has a range of hugely successful films under his belt. One of the most popular and loved movies that he has made has to be DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jeyenge) still being played at Maratha Mandir in Mumbai!

SRK in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jeyenge. Image courtesy of

SRK in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jeyenge. Image courtesy of

These roles have gained him an abundance of awards, winning 14 Filmfare awards with an impressive 8 of these being for Best Actor! This is understandable, he clearly puts a lot of effort into his roles. For the movie Happy New Year, SRK went to the trouble of getting a 8 pack for the movie! That must have taken some extreme dedication!

SRK eight pack for Happy New Year. Image courtesy of

SRK eight pack for Happy New Year. Image courtesy of

Considering his career which has spanned over 20 years and the fact that he has starred in more than 50 Hindi films it’s not surprising that the actor is one of, if not the most, loved Bollywood actors in the world.


Being such a talented actor, it’s only right that SRK would lend his skills to the other side of the camera. Red Chillies Entertainment is the production company owned by SRK and his wife. Most of the films that SRK stars in are produced under his company and distributed under YRF.


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SRK does not do things by half. Not only is Red Chillies Entertainment a movie production company, it also has a visual effects studio, a studio for TV commercials and a TV production studio! The production company is obviously extremely successful, producing films such as Student of the Year, Happy New Year and Raees. The company also has a 50% stake in Indian Premier League cricket team, the Kolkata Knight Riders!

SRK Kolkata Knight Riders. Image courtesy of

SRK Kolkata Knight Riders. Image courtesy of


Considering that SRK begun his career as a television actor, we can’t blame him for wanting to make a return to TV once in a while. His debut television was Fuuji, where he played the leading role of an army cadet. He also starred in may television series’ which he gained he lot of attention from. Many even compared SRK to Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, but SRK didn’t believe he was good enough for the movie industry!

How wrong was he? As we all know, he went on to become an extremely successful actor but he still has made TV appearances. SRK has hosted many televised award shows and ceremonies (as well as winning many) such as FilmFare and Screen awards. Not only that, he has hosted various gameshows such as the Indian version of popular show Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader? and Total Wipeout (which didn’t prove to be much of a success).

Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?

SRK presenting Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? Image courtesy of

This year, SRK has made his return to television yet again with brand new game-show India Poochega – Sabse Shaana Kaun. The show has received great reviews and SRK is a great host for the show, adding flavour and character to the show. You can watch this exciting, brand new game-show on &TV.

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SRK hosting India Poochega – Sabse Shaana Kaun?

Global Success

There’s no denying that SRK doesn’t have an abundance of talents and experience. He is Bollywood’s all-rounder and go-to-man. But not only do Bollywood want a piece of him. He is also worldwide star, has achieved global success and has huge fans all over the world. In fact, SRK praises the UK for making him such a huge star, where he has a massive following from the Indian communities.

Shah Rukh Khan on cover of Forbes. Image courtesy of

Shah Rukh Khan on cover of Forbes. Image courtesy of

Not only he is adored globally, he was the second richest actor on the Forbes Rich List in 2013, beating the likes of Hollywood stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt worth more than $350 million. WOW! Even the President of the United States has made reference to the star, stating that the people of India should ‘celebrate the success’ of the global icon.

And if all the above isn’t enough, he’s an all round nice guy. Everyone wants to work with SRK and everyone who has has nothing but good words to say about the Bollywood legend and is an inspiration to most Bollywood stars.

SRK Chennai Express

Shah Rukh Khan Chennai Express. Image courtesy of

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