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Shah Rukh Khan

Actor Shah Rukh Khan
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Full Name: Shahrukh Khan
Profession: Actor

Nationality:
India
Indian

Why Famous: Often referred to as the "King of Bollywood", Khan is one of the most successful actors in the world, and one of the most popular actors in Bollywood history.

Some of his most successful films include "My Name is Khan" (2010), "Chennai Express" (2013) and "Happy New Year" (2014). His success in film led the Indian government to award him the Padma Shri in 2005.

In addition to acting, Khan owns the Kolkata Night Riders, an Indian Premier League cricket team.

Born: November 2, 1965
Birthplace: New Delhi, Delhi, India
Age: 55 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 2002-07-12 Hindi film "Devdas" premieres directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit (Best Film Filmfare Awards)
  • 2013-08-08 Hindi film "Chennai Express" premieres directed by Rohit Shetty, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Fastest Bollywood film to earn $1 billion.

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