Shah Rukh Khan: Celebrating 3 Decades in Bollywood

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Today marks 30 years since the release of Rishi Kapoor and Divya Bharti starrer ‘Deewana’. However, there was one more actor in that movie who emerged as the Badshah of Bollywood. His name as people from all across the world know is Shah Rukh Khan.

Shah Rukh Khan; The Star of Bollywood

Born into a middle-class family, Shah Rukh Khan traveled to Mumbai from Delhi with just 1500/- in his wallet. He debuted on Television with his ‘Fauji’ where he played the role of army-man Abhimanyu Rai. From there he went on to star in Circus as the protagonist of the show.

He debuted in the film industry with his 1992 Deewana, although the first film he shot was Dil Aashna Hai. Shah Rukh Khan turned heads with Deewana bagging the Filmfare Best Male Debut award. Since then Shah Rukh Khan went on to become King Khan ruling the Bollywood Film Industry for 3 decades.

His acting is not only lauded within the Indian subcontinent but Bollywood owes credit for its popularity overseas to its Badshah as well. With films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and Baazigar in his kitty, Shah Rukh Khan dominated the 1990s with his contemporaries Salman Khan and Aamir Khan.

The Breaker of Box Office Records and the Hearts of Millions

The winner of the hearts of a million fan-girl who not only love him for his charm but also for break-through acting, he was termed the Romantic Star of his era.

Shah Rukh Khan ties the list for Filmfare Best Male Actor with his idol Dilip Kumar. Inspired by his acting and personality, SRK decided to become the big name he is today. His films like Swades and My Name Is Khan work as a testimony to his acting zeal. He is also the recipient of Chevalier Légion d’honneur, the highest French civilian award for merit.

Shah Rukh Khan owns the maximum number of Highest Grossing Films of the Year and has the greatest number of ‘Bumper’ Box Office Openers. He still remains the only actor to give 10 consecutive back-to-back hits from 1990 to 2010, where he remained at the forefront.

However, SRK doesn’t only rule the entertainment world. He owns the Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinidad Knight Riders who’ve achieved titles in their respective Cricket Leagues as well. An ardent lover of Cricket he partnered with his co-star of Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, and Yess Boss, Juhi Chawla to own KKR in the IPL League.

He still holds his allure today which might not reflect in his Instagram followers. However, it testifies as thousands of fans gather in front of his house, Mannat every day to catch a glimpse of him. People’s favorite, Shah Rukh Khan has become an inspiration for many as he is not only an actor but an active philanthropist as well.

The Badshah’s Gift to His Fans on 30 Years in Bollywood

To mark his three decades of journey and accolades in Bollywood, King Khan gave a surprise to his fans. He shared the poster of his upcoming venture ‘Pathan’ on 25th January 2023. Directed by Siddharth Anand, Pathan celebrates the return of Shah Rukh Khan after his 4-year hiatus since the release of Zero.

Fans are excited for 2023 as that year marks the year of SRK. With three films releasing that year, it is expected to be a blockbuster year for the King of Bollywood. His fans hope that Pathan, Jawan, and Dunki turn out to be box office breakers and celebrate the return of the Khan.

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