Three decades and still counting: The King of Bollywood turns 57 today

Shah Rukh Khan, hailed as the King of Bollywood and the biggest superstar in the world, is  unmatched in his popularity. His ascension to stardom from humble beginnings is stuff of legend. In the dynastic Hindi film industry he became the top actor in the business. It may seem like a fairytale, but it is a testimonial to the actor's raw talent, contagious enthusiasm, and dedication. Three decades have passed since the 1989 television series Fauji began his amazing artistic journey that has reached stratospheric heights of success and redefined Bollywood.

One of the most recognisable figures in modern cinema, SRK has over 80 films to his name, numerous national and international awards, amazing box office results, and a massive global fan following. Baazigar (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil Se (1998), Devdas (2002), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Swades (2004), Chak De! India (2007), My Name Is Khan (2010), and Zero are some of his most well-known works (2018).

In 1989, Shah Rukh Khan made his television debut in the hit show Fauji. Despite being scheduled to make his television debut with Lekh Tandon's programme Dil Dariya, Fauji served as Khan's first television appearance. He received assistance from Fauji in both gaining public notice and landing a part in Aziz Mirza's Circus. After appearing in several TV shows, Khan made his Bollywood debut in 1992's Deewana as the second male lead opposite to Divya Bharti and Rishi Kapoor. He received the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his box office smash Deewana. The actor starred in a number of films that year, including Chamatkar, Dil Aashna Hai, and Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman.

Darr and Baazigar, two of Khan's most famous anti-hero figures, were dramatised in 1993. For his depiction of a dangerously obsessive lover in Darr, he was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role, but Paresh Rawal won. However, Khan's portrayal in Baazigar earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

Khan's performance as a romantic hero in Aditya Chopra's debut feature film, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, marked the largest turning point in his career. Khan received his second Filmfare Best Actor nomination for the role of Raj Malhotra in the film. The action thriller Koyla (1997), the romantic comedy Yes Boss (1997), the romantic song Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), the romantic drama Dil Se (1998), and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai were among Khan's other hits in the years that followed (1998).

He played the title role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2002 adaptation of the timeless historical romance Devdas, which at the time was Bollywood's most expensive film. For Devdas, he won the Filmfare Best Actor Award. Khan next played the part of a young guy with cancer named Aman Mathur in Karan Johar's film Kal Ho Na Ho, where his performance was praised by many critics. Mohabbatein (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Devdas (2002), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), and Veer-Zaara (2004), all of which went on to become the highest grossing Indian movies of their respective years, established Khan as the undisputed king of the box office between 2000 and 2004. He accomplished the feat once more in 2007 with Om Shanti Om.

In more recent films, the actor appeared in Dear Zindagi (2016), a coming-of-age drama, where he played a quirky but profound psychotherapist named Jehangir Khan, and Raees (2017), a crime thriller, where he played the title character, a bootlegger with grey shades. Following them came the 2017 romantic comedy Jab Harry Met Sejal, which failed to impress audiences or critics alike.

Khan only had one release in 2018—the romantic comedy-drama Zero, in which he played a vertically challenged man whose life takes an intriguing turn after meeting two ladies with very different personalities. In the following years, he had appearances in films such as Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (2022), Laal Singh Chaddha (2022), Brahmastra (2022), Pathaan (2023), Tiger 3 (2023), Jawan (2023), and Dunki (2023). (2023).

Over the years, SRK has collaborated with a wide range of businesses, including Pepsi and Pan Masala. He has grown to be one of India's most sought-after celebrity endorsers for this and many more reasons. Additionally, he has served as the brand ambassadors for a variety of brands, including hotels, sports leagues, foreign nations, cities, and more. The TAM research calculates that SRK obtains more than 3% volume share for an average of four hours per day across all television channels. This demonstrates that he will remain in the advertising industry for a very long time.

Complete Endorsement and Ambassador List of Shahrukh Khan as follows:

  1. Dish TV
  2. ICICI Bank
  3. Kent
  4. Mitsubishi Air Conditioners
  5. V-Nourish
  6. Goibibo
  7. Hyundai
  8. Byju’s
  9. BigBasket
  10. Liberty Shoes
  11. Pepsico
  12. Frooti
  13. LUX
  14. Denver
  15. Airtel
  16. LML
  17. Foodpanda
  18. Emami Fair and Handsome
  19. Nokia
  20. Cinthol
  21. Royal Stag
  22. Sunfeast
  23. Pan Vilas
  24. TAG Heuer
  25. Whirlpool
  26. Nerolac
  27. Vi-John
  28. Reliance Jio
  29. Videocon
  30. Aqualite footwear
  31. Signature
  32. Top Ramen Curry Smoodles
  33. Home Trade
  34. Yepme
  35. PharmEasy
  36. Mayur Suitings
  37. DHFL
  38. Pepsodent
  39. Matrix ForEx
  40. Belmonte
  41. Jet Airways
  42. Genus Power
  43. Linc Pen
  44. Gitanjali Jewels
  45. Mahagun
  46. Colgate Palmolive
  47. Sprite
  48. Tata Tea
  49. Hewlett Packard
  50. Diageo’s Masterstroke
  51. Omega
  52. D’décor
  53. ONN Premium Inners
  54. Hero Punch Power
  55. Dubai Tourism

Shah rukh khan also has strong fan base on social media, with 42 million followers on Facebook, 31.6  million followers on Instagram and 42.8 million followers on Twitter. Last post on instagram was wishing happy birthday to the legendary actor Amitabh bachchan


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