Shah Rukh Khan, one of the biggest Bollywood heartthrobs of the past decade and the son of a renowned freedom fighter, is an Indian actor who is compared to Tom Cruise by local fans. Also a film producer and television personality who can dance and sing, Khan is considered one of the most successful film stars in the world in terms of audience size and income. Referred to as the “Badshah of Bollywood,” “King of Bollywood,” and “King Khan,” he has received several accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards given by Filmfare magazine. His first acting jobs were in television serials, such as Fauji (1988), which won him instant recognition. Deewana (1992) was his breakthrough movie that marked the turning point in his acting career. Khan hosted India’s version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for one season, and he has hosted TED Talks India Nayi Soch since 2017, a talk show produced by TED Conferences that airs on Star Plus, an Indian pay television channel owned by Star India. The show has the slogan “Don’t kill ideas,” and in every episode, guest speakers share new ideas with heartfelt stories. As a ubiquitous pitchman in India, he endorses products from Pepsi to Hyundai. Khan is also known as the biggest self-made star India has ever produced, although he went almost bankrupt when his dream project “Ra One” failed. As of 2019, Shah Rukh Khan’s net worth is estimated to be around $600 million (W694 billion), making him one of the richest actors in the world.
Hanna Jeong Staff Reporter
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