Shah Rukh Khan is a big star of Hindi cinema popularly known as Bollywood. He is called the King of Bollywood and the biggest superstar in the world. His journey from an outsider’s position in the predominantly dynastic Hindi film business to the top spot may look like something out of a storybook, but it is a credit to the actor’s extraordinary gifts, contagious enthusiasm, and tireless effort. Over the past three decades, the extraordinary artistic journey that began with the television series Fauji in 1989 has continued to flourish, reaching dizzying heights of popularity while reinventing Bollywood.
NASA scientist in Swades (2004), a hockey coach in Chak De! India (2007), and a man with Asperger syndrome in My Name Is Khan (2009) all garnered Khan plaudits from critics. The comedies Chennai Express (2013), Happy New Year (2014), and Dilwale (2015), and the crime picture Raees (2015), are among his most successful works. Many of his films address issues of gender, race, class, and religion, as well as Indian national identity and relationships to diaspora populations.
In addition to his roles as co-chairman of Red Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries and co-owner of the Indian Premier League’s Kolkata Knight Riders and the Caribbean Premier League’s Trinbago Knight Riders, Shah Rukh Khan is also an active businessman in the sports and entertainment industries. Presenting on TV and performing live shows are both regular occurrences for him.