Shah Rukh Khan has turned 51 today. He has earned a lot of respect and admiration from his fans all over the world and the actor has worked really hard for it. Let’s take a look at the Major Milestones in Shah Rukh Khan‘s Career that made him what he is today!
~ Fauji became Shah Rukh Khan‘s television debut in 1988. This led to further appearances in Dil Dariya, Circus, Idiot and some minor roles in Umeed, Wagle Ki Duniya and an English-language television film In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones. Based on his appearances, he was even compared to the great Dilip Kumar! Read – SRK and his superstar fans
~ As he moved from Delhi to Mumbai, he was quickly signed for four films. His film debut was in Deewana in 1992. It was a box office hit and launched SRK’s Bollywood career; he earned the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance!
~ In 1993, SRK was hugely appreciated for portraying villainous roles in two box office hits: an obsessive lover in Darr, and a murderer in Baazigar. For Darr he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role. For Baazigar, he won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor!
~ SRK earned a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for playing a love-struck musician in a 1994 release Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. He has even confessed that this was his favorite role!
~ In the same year, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain for the role of an obsessive lover in Anjaam. In this way, he established himself as “the new face of the industry”.
~ SRK starred in 7 films in 1995, one of them was Karan Arjun. It became the second-highest grossing film of the year in India.
~ But his most significant release that year was Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema. The film won ten Filmfare Awards, including the SRK’s second Filmfare for Best Actor!
~ His second collaboration with Yash Chopra in 1997, Dil To Pagal Hai won him his third Best Actor Award at Filmfare.
~ SRK won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the second consecutive year in 1998 for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, establishing him as an “icon of romance in India”.
~ SRK suffered from some major losses and a spinal injury, success came to him in the form of Mohabbatein and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, which he cites as a turning point in his career. He was awarded his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Mohabbatein in 2000.
~ The most expensive Bollywood film of 2002, Devdas was another boon to SRK’s career. The film earned numerous awards including 10 Filmfare Awards, and the Filmfare for Best Actor for Shah Rukh Khan himself.
~ SRK was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award for all three of his 2004 releases- Main Hoon Na, Veer-Zaara and Swades. He eventually won the award for Swades.
~ In 2007, Chak De! India garnered another Filmfare Award for Best Actor for SRK’s impressive performance as the hockey coach.
~ SRK’s fourth collaboration with Karan Johar and his sixth with Kajol, My Name is Khan earned Khan him his eighth Filmfare Award for Best Actor, equalling the record for the most wins in the category with actor Dilip Kumar!
~ SRK’s own production house Red Chillies Entertainment gave us Chennai Express which despite much criticism, broke many box office records for Hindi films in both India and abroad!
Nowadays, Shah Rukh Khan is busy shooting for The Ring and Raees, which we can’t wait to see. Here’s wishing him a very happy birthday and all the success in the world from Team Blog to Bollywood!