When it comes to Bollywood, there are few names that are just associated with the industry in the most wholesome and game-changing way, and these actors have truly made the industry what it is, not only on the national level but also on a global platform. One of the actors is Shahrukh Khan, a.k.a. the Badshah Of Bollywood. He is known by other names too, like King Khan and the King of Romance as well. Khan is one of the richest stars in the whole world and has had a long and fruitful career in Bollywood with more than 80 films under his name. More than just films, Khan is also known for working with tons of different brands and other business ventures which contribute heavily to Shahrukh Khan’s net worth.
In this piece, we will go through Khan’s early life, his personal life, and other such things that have resulted in King Khan we love and adore today. We will also know more about Shahrukh Khan’s net worth as of 2020 and what is in store for Shahrukh in the coming future.
Shahrukh Khan’s Early Life
Shah Rukh Khan was born on 2nd November 1965, in New Delhi into the lives of a Muslim family. His father, Meer Taj Mohammad Khan, had several business ventures, but they lived a middle-class life.
He went to St. Columba’s School in Delhi. He excelled in both sports and studies. He was also awarded the Sword Of Honour, the school’s highest award. He wanted to pursue his career in sports but due to a shoulder injury, he couldn’t fulfill his dreams in the field. That’s how he set out to turn his life around and is a wonderful actor that we love and know today.
Khan began his stint with acting on the streets and theatres of Delhi where he collaborated on college projects and even took part in various theatre shows. After tasting the happiness acting brings to his life, Khan went to Mumbai to fulfill his next dream of appearing on screens.
His career in Mumbai initially took a start with several Television series appearances in the 1980s. He made his Bollywood debut with Deewana in 1992. Earlier, he did villainous characters in his initially hits like Baazigar (1993), Darr (1993), and Anjaam (1994).
Later, he turned to Romantic ones and the rest was history, Bollywood, and people of the 90s fell in love with their next Romance superstar. The film that made him the King of Romance was Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), for which he was awarded several awards.
To this date, DDLJ brings in an ample amount of money, moreover, he went to create and contribute to various big and well-received films. His highest-grossing movies include Chennai Express, Dilwale, Happy New Year, and Raees.
Other than his acting career, he is also a film producer and a television host. He is often donning the hat of a stage performer and a co-owner of an Indian Premier League cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders, and a Caribbean Premier League team Trinbago Knight Riders.
Khan is also the brand ambassador of 8+ brands and also owns India’s biggest VFX studio. All of this, and much more, has continually been contributing to Shahrukh Khan’s net worth and helped him in buying properties all over the world. In fact, he is known for being one of the actors with the most number of real estate properties to his name.
Awards and Decorations
Khan is one of the most decorated stars of Bollywood. Filmfare Awards, for which he has been nominated 30 times, he has won 14 of them and several special awards including eight for the Best Actor, of course. In fact, Khan has a dedicated area at his home where he showcases all the trophies he has ever won in his career, and it looks nothing short of a trophy store.
However, the actor has yet to win a National Film Award, but he has been awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian Government in 2005. Even the Government of France has awarded him both of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in the year 2007 and Chevalier Légion d’honneur in 2014, two of the highest honors in the country.
Shah Rukh Khan got married to Gauri Chibbar in October 1991, after six years of dating. They have three children, sons Aryan and AbRam and daughter Suhana.
Shahrukh Khan’s Net Worth
The yearly salary of Shah Rukh Khan is about $72 Million. As of 2020, Shahrukh Khan’s net worth sums up to be about $600 Million, which of course makes him one of the richest actors in the world. And he adds up about 6% to his wealth every year. He has been ranked in Forbes’ Top 100 Celebrities list in 2012, 2013, and 2015.
So, this was how King Khan became one of the best, biggest, and even the richest stars ever. However, no one’s story is as simple as it might seem. Khan lost both of his parents at a very early age and post the demise, his sister Shanaz Lalarukh suffered from depression, and only Khan was there to take care of her. It was his talent, faith, and hard work, which has paid him so much up to this date and we can’t wait for him to make a solid comeback on the screens and deliver a performance like never before.