A cinematic leviathan, he is one man who has been showered with awards as an actor, producer, host, advertising star and what not. Almost all his films are blockbusters at the box office. By making it big on the big screen, SRK has proved that a small-time TV serial actor can also have (leave) his impression on the silver screen. He is the actor who has good genre of Bollywood movies of all time. As a romantic hero, he has experienced the kind of female adoration that any other actor would envy.

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SRK carries on the tradition of inviting media on his birthday this year too. The actor has planned a sit-down gathering with journalists at his home. "I feel very weird when people celebrate my birthday with great enthusiasm every year. So, you all (reporters) are invited. Come to my home. We will sit down, have cold drinks and chat and all," Shah Rukh has recently said at the launch of a jewellery lounge by Lista Jewels.

King Khan, as he is profoundly known, has recently given a thrilling experience with Chennai Express and now he is busy shooting ‘Farah Khan's Happy New Year’, slated to release next year.

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At 48, the actor has wisely justified his stature of being called a superstar. Adding another feather into his cap, SRK has topped a list of the most attractive personalities, beating the likes of Salman Khan and megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The actor is 'India's Most Attractive

Personality' according to a 16-city 'survey' conducted by Trust Research Advisory (TRA), a Comniscient Group company, based on what it called a "36 Trait Matrix", to measure "brand attractiveness".

His dimpled smile, killing looks and flawless personality can make girls go mad in split of second. Looking a decade younger than his age, SRK has that charm which can lure any actress to work with him. Meaning ‘face of the king’, Shah Rukh’s name stands true to its metaphor. From an ordinary Delhi boy to the throne of Bollywood , his journey has been full of ups and downs.

Much has been said, reported, written about this ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’ and even by his fans as well as critics. After all, love him or hate him, but you can’t ignore him, for sure.

Even, Time Magazine called him as probably the most recognizable actor in the world. With his unconventional looks and passion for work, King Khan has proved that it takes conviction to get anywhere.

Did you know?


•    SRK and his father, Mir Taj Mohammad, shared a great relationship. They called each other 'yaara'. His parents were never restrictive, and he had a lot of liberties as a child.

•    One of the reasons why Shah Rukh bought Mannat, his palatial bungalow, was since he wanted to have an exclusive prayer room. Shah Rukh says that if he were broke, he would sell everything except Mannat.

•    Shah Rukh is a complete game freak. He loves computer games, video games and hi-tech gadgets. The latest game that Shah Rukh is playing is Smackdown versus Raw which is a wrestling game.

•    Like a royal king who has many lavish leisure pursuit, SRK is also very much fond of BMW cars.

•    SRK is scared of horse riding.

•    Shah Rukh loves watching movie in the darkness of his car. He likes watching films alone and peacefully.

•    For Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Shah Rukh had taken a signing amount of Rs 5,000 and did the entire film for Rs 25,000.

•    SRK's favourite role was the one in 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na', and his all-time favourite Hindi movies include 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron', 'Masoom', Sholay, and 'Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin'.

•    His favourite phrase is 'Let's do it'.

Shah Rukh never asks anything for himself from God. It is always his family and his close people he asks for. But whenever he wants to ask for himself, he never goes to a temple but goes to his parents’ grave. He believes that whatever he asks there will be fulfilled and yes most of them have come true which makes Shah Rukh’s belief all the more strong.

Wishing this superstar a very happy birthday from Jagran Post team.

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