He is a self-made man: Shah Rukh Khan might be earning in hundreds of crores now but before entering the tinsel town, he was a regular boy of a middle class family living in Delhi. He was 15 years old when his father passed away due to cancer; his treatment had been expensive due to which their family business collapsed. Shah Rukh’s mother worked day and night to build the business back but never insisted that her son follow her into it. He once tried his hand at a small restaurant business in Dariya Ganj but couldn't succeed. You'll be surprised to know that his first salary was Rs 50 which he earned by working as an usher at Pankaj Udhas's concert in Delhi. He then came to Mumbai and started his career with a small advertisement assignment. When he signed Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa as an actor, he completed the entire film for Rs 25,000 only. Even on the opening day, he sold this film's tickets at the booking window of a Mumbai cinema.

He is a family man: His characteristics as a perfect family man is one of the main reason for his unattainable heights and his par excellence success. He shows his love towards his wife and is equally concerned about his family even after achieving the success which is unexplainable. Both Diwali and Eid is celebrated in his house with equal fervour and enthusiasm. While his wife Gauri Khan is his main epitome of strength and support, his three beautiful children Aryan, Suhana and AbRam make him forget all his tensions and worries with their smiles. He said in an interview, “My kids are my best friends. I read this line somewhere - I love my children not because they are my children but because I have garnered a friendship with them.”

A great actor: Shah Rukh Khan is a versatile actor. He can perform any role given to him like a pro. He is considered as the King of Romance in Bollywood. From the lover boy as Raj in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, to the patriotic Rahul in the Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani; from the cunning detective in Baadshah to the stylish Don in Don 2; from the music professor in Mohabbatein to evil lover in Darr. And who can forget his role as a superhero in the Ra.One. King Khan has really done a variety of roles.

Well educated: Shah Rukh Khan is one of the few stars who completed his graduation before entering films. Shah Rukh Khan did his schooling from the prestigious St. Columba’s School in Delhi, where he received the school’s highest award, the Sword of Honour. He went on to do Bachelors in Economics from Hansraj College and also intended to earn Masters Degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia in the national capital, but left in order to pursue his career in acting.

Second richest star in the world:
King Khan not only topped the national list but a combined list of Hollywood and Bollywood actors. According to Wealth-X’s Hollywood and Bollywood Rich List, Shah Rukh Khan became the second actor in the world with net value of 600 million US dollars. Also the coveted Forbes magazine rated Shah Rukh Khan as the ‘Top Indian leader in the Arab World’.

Huge fan following: Shah Rukh beats his rivals by miles when it comes to popularity on the international platform. Mostly, all his films are hits abroad and are well received there by critics as well as the public. Besides, he is more popular than any other Indian Personality globally. He has taken Hindi Cinema to masses beyond boundaries and to lands where Hindi may not be spoken but Shah Rukh’s movie songs are hummed across the world. A true global icon, Shah Rukh Khan has put Indian cinema on the world map by being more popular than a Hollywood biggie like Tom Cruise in several foreign lands.

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