Known unknown facts about Shahrukh Khan

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Known unknown facts about Shahrukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan is rightly known as the Badshah of Bollywood. He is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in the Film Industry. He also stands out as one of the more intelligent artists working in the entertainment industry.

Shah Rukh Khan started birthday celebrations at his Mumbai home with his "girl gang." Shah Rukh, 53rd Today, had also stepped out on the terrace of Mannat to greet fans waiting to catch a glimpse of their favorite actor.

He started his journey back in 1988, hails from a humble middle-class family and after having spent more than 26 years in the Hindi film industry, he has reached the peak of Bollywood hierarchy through a combination of grit, hard work, and talent.

On Shah Rukh Khan's 53rd birthday, here are some other lesser-known but interesting/weird facts about him that would amaze you.

So, let’s see these -

  • Today whatever Shah Rukh is, only because of his own hard work. He had no God Father. Starting from Delhi with just Rs. 20 in his pocket he reached Mumbai with a dream to rule the city.

  • His father was one of the youngest freedom fighters of India, who always used to help the needy.

  • Now, referred to in the media as the "Badshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood", "King Khan", he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards.

  • His initial salary was Rs 50 which he earned by working as a guide at a Pankaj Udhas concert in Delhi. He used the cash to take the train to Agra and see the Taj Mahal.

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  • During his struggling days, Shah Rukh also used to run a restaurant in Darya Ganj in Delhi.

  • He's the grandson of a freedom fighter Gen. Shahnawaz Khan who was the major general of Indian National Army under Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

  • He has received an honorary degree in recognition for his acts of philanthropy, altruism, and humanitarianism and his global reach as an actor, from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. So, technically he is Dr. Shah Rukh Khan.

  • Shah Rukh narrates a funny incident from his wedding in an interview with Farida Jalal.

  • One of Shah Rukh's fans from Australia buys him a piece of land on the moon from Lunar Republic Society on his birthday every time. And she has bought him several acres on The Sea of Tranquility which is one of the most sought-after addresses on the moon.

  • In an interview with HuffPost India, when asked about money, Shah Rukh being himself said, "Don't be a philosopher or a teacher without being rich, Money is extremely important. Earn it when you can."

  • Shah Rukh Khan has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the world.

  • Shah Rukh Khan has been given the status equivalent of Knighthood in Malaysia.

  • He began his career with appearances in several series of Television in the late 1980s. He made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with the movie - "Deewana".

  • Early in his career, he was recognized for portraying villainous roles in the films Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993) and Anjaam (1994). He then rose to prominence after starring in a series of romantic films, including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001).

  • Shah Rukh Khan almost doubled his fees to avoid Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming periodic drama ‘Padmavati’.

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  • His fan from Los Angeles called Paige Wilson makes clay statues of everything and anything Shah Rukh does.

  • All of Shah Rukh's car has the number 555 and also many of his staff has the number 555 in their mobile phones.

  • He signed what probably is his most iconic film DDLJ without even looking at the script. He did this out of his love for filmmaker Aditya Chopra.

  • Shah Rukh refrains from eating ice-cream and doesn't like the desert.

  • He has a fear of riding horses and swings.

  • Shah Rukh Khan that he had a keen interest in Indian Army, he was very passionate about it, he even cleared written exam of CDS but failed to clear SSB. Now he is ruling the Bollywood.

  • Shah Rukh Khan's favorite book is The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams. He has a dog named Chewbacca. He also has four other dogs - Dash, Hulk, Kai, and Juicy.

  • Shahrukh is second only to Rajesh Khanna who gave back-to-back hit films.

  • In 1998, he won the Zee Cine Award for best actor but to everyone's surprise, he called  Salman Khan on stage and handed over the award to him and asked him to deliver the thank you speech instead.

  • In early days, he has played cricket at Zone and National level and had captained all teams in cricket, hockey, and football.

  • He received his first Filmfare award for the film ‘Deewana’.

  • His first ever playback for the song ‘Main Toh Hoon Pagal’ from ‘Baadshah’.

  • His statue has been made and kept up in London’s Madame Tussaud’s Museum.

  • He launched his perfume “SK” with the French perfumers and Jeanne Arthes.

  • He purchased a villa on a man-made island on the coast of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates(UAE).

  • Shah Rukh had promised himself that he would never kiss on the lips of any his female co-stars but he broke his promise when he kissed Katrina Kaif on her lips in the movie - "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" in 2012.

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  • At school, he wasn’t good at all in Mathematics.

  • His father was a freedom fighter. He is also a recipient of Tamra Patra from Indian Govt.

  • Shah Rukh's parents died before he entered movies. Shahrukh considers it a big regret that they couldn’t see what their son was to become.

  • Shah Rukh is the only Indian to have a Statue in Grevin Museum, after Gandhiji.

  • He is the only Indian who is honored with the prestigious Brandlaureate Legendary Award for his unmatched contribution to the world Cinema by the Malaysian government.

  • He is the only Indian after Amitabh to be crowned by Moroccan king, and only Indian to be invited at Yale University, USA.

  • The government of France awarded him both the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Légion d'honneur - The greatest honor of France like Bharat Ratna in India.

  • In 2010 he was invited to ring the opening bell of NASDAQ stock exchange, USA (world's biggest stock exchange) in New York.

  • Shah Rukh is the most popular superstar in those places where Indian movies don't even release. James Cameron, the director of Titanic and Avatar movies, said: "I only want to come to Mumbai for an autograph of Shah Rukh Khan."

  • He's one of the highest taxpayers in the country too.

  • He Donated 2.5 million Indian rupees to PM, Manmohan Singh for Tsunami Relief camp.

  • He was honored with Rajiv Gandhi Award for "Excellence in the Field of Entertainment" in 2002. And also the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India in 2005.

  • In 2003 Shah Rukh Appointed as a goodwill ambassador by the government of South Korea.

  • He is the only Indian to win UNESCO's Pyramide con Marni award for his support of children's education.

  • He is world’s "first" actor to be invited at Google and Twitter headquarters. He was also invited to Harvard University for giving a lecture to its students.

  • He saw his father dying in front of him because he had no money, his father died of cancer. So now He runs a free cancer ward in Lilavati hospital, Mumbai and very few people knows about this.

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  • Most of the people don’t know that he bought Mannat, a Bungalow exactly situated in Juhu, Mumbai because he wanted to have a room where he can pray alone without any disturbances.

 

 

 

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