King of B-Town Shahrukh Khan turns 50 today, and it’s but obvious you’re going to see a lot of him. The actor, who rules Bollywood today, came from a family with no ties to the industry. But he was never one to let that get in his way, and in a career spanning over 80 films in Bollywood, and a number of other projects, he’s gone on to prove that it doesn’t matter where you come from – it’s what you do that counts.
Happy Birthday, Sir.
On this happy occasion, let’s take a look at a few facts about the wittiest of them all!
1. Shah Rukh Khan is the 2nd richest actor, and the 18th highest paid actor in the world
2. He’s won 14 Filmfare Awards, and has been nominated a whopping 30 times
3. He won his school’s highest honour, the ‘Sword of Honour’, when he was in St. Columba’s School
4. He kickstarted his film career by signing 5 movies in one day!
5. Although we remember him having shared the screen most with Kajol, he’s actually done the maximum number of his films with Juhi Chawla! They even own Kolkata Knightriders together.
6. He has an elder sister Shehnaz Lalarukh Khan who lives with him
7. Shah Rukh is quite superstitious, and ensures that the number ‘555’ is always present in his mobile number, licence plate number, and so on.
8. He does not like ice cream and is phobic about riding horses. We’re wondering how he pulled off Baazigar!
9. He likes to sleep in ironed pyjamas.
10. He was the first actor to endorse brands on television commercials.
11. He has a massive following in Europe.