Shahrukh Khan (SRK), the second Bollywood Khan to grace this blog with his caricatured presence, is a famous Hindi Film Star, who started his acting career literally from scratch, and became one of the most celebrated actor of Indian Cinema.
Here’s my take on Shahrukh. He sits here contemplating who is the real King of Bollywood (and hence, King Kaun!)
Shahrukh Khan’s Shortest Biography on the Web:
Shahrukh was born on November 02, 1965, in New Delhi, India. Though he was born and then educated in New Delhi (completed school at St. Columba’s, graduated from Hansraj College in Delhi University, and completed his post-graduation from Jamia Milia Islamia) he moved to Mumbai in 1991, after he lost his parents. Shahrukh (a Muslim) married Gauri (a Hindu) and he says that though he is a devout Muslim himself, his wife follows Hinduism – and the children follow both the religions (This can be really tricky, if you ask me…but don’t ask me – ask him.)
Shahrukh Khan’s Film-Career:
Guess the story began in Delhi, when Shahrukh joined the TAG (Theatre Action Group – Barry John) after which he acted in a television serial called “Fauji” in which he played the role of a commando. This was in the late eighties…and I remember people appreciating his work in the serial.
When he moved to Mumbai in 1991, he began his acting career with a movie called “Deewana”. Dewaana was followed by hits such as “Darr” and “Baazigar“. Unlike the other two Khans (Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, who were his contemporaries) Shahrukh’s initial movies cast him in semi-villainous roles. The movie that broke the villain-mold (which hadn’t had the time to harden and so broke easily) was “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge“.
Then came “Pardes” , “Dil To Pagal Hai“, and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai“, and Shahrukh was established as a Star in Bollywood.
In the decade of 2000, among other movies, Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) gave us:
This how Shahrukh Khan transformed into King Khan!
Shahrukh Khan’s Six Pack Abs:
This post wouldn’t be complete if I don’t write about his six-pack abs, which he developed for his son Aryan and flaunted in the song Darde-disco in “Om Shanti Om”.
According to Shahrukh:
“I decided to get ’sexy’ for a boy … my son. He kept telling me to go get a six-pack. He’d say that Salman, Hrithik, John were the ‘good physiques’. And even though I’ve always been fit, never fat, he wanted me to get abs, so I did. This one’s for him.”
- View Shahrukh’s Six-pack abs here,
- Read about more about it here, and…
- Watch the video of “Darde Disco” song here.
(Girls…stop drooling…we don’t want to smudge his caricature – do we?)
Here are some other links for SRK’s Fans:
Thanks to Wikipedia for being such a wonderful source of information:)
And…special thanks to Barb, whose passion for Shahrukh made this caricature happen:-)
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Curiously, regarding Casanova himself, he once remarked near the end of his life that he was not a great lover. He said that a great lover does not go from one woman to the next, like a dog with thousands but makes love to one woman the whole of her life and makes her happy. That, he said, was what made a great lover.
He did:-) Guess he knew how to be politically correct too!
Not so much about political correctness as regret for a life he might have led; the woman with whom he would have been happy was already married when he met her.
A year or three back the BBC did a very good adaptation of his life, with David Tennant playing Casanova as a young man. I think the actor playing him as an old man riddled with disease may have been Peter O’Toole, but the genuine sorrow of this life got to me.
Men are never over the hill:)
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Writer Wilbur Smith
Playboy Enterprises CEO Hugh Hefner
So…Barb has a chance!
Hugh Hefner! You got the best example 😀 The man is a Casanova any day! Yeah, agreed. Barb does have a chance 😀
Barb…are you listening?
Mmm… yeah… as long as I don’t have to get near the Italian dwarf! 😉
I can understand your point of view…
You are sooooo talented. Plus you have broadened my tastes! Many thanks. Yeah, okay…the six pack photo helped. But your caricature got me there!
Thank you Souldipper! I am glad you enjoyed the six-pack photo…almost Greek – right?
King Kaun! 😀 I like Shahrukh because he is a self-made man. Unlike many other actors, he didn’t have a family background. He is outspoken and is not known to mince words. He may not be as great as Amitabh Bachchan but he sure is a family entertainer. And isn’t it great that his wife is a Hindu? We have come such a long way and it’s a pity that we still carry this stigma of Hindu-Muslim. It seems completely ridiculous to me. I also like the way he speaks. No fake accent, no pretense. Nice caricature Shafali. Thank you for sharing it 🙂
Happy to know you feel the same. The guy is a self-made man, no doubt about it. He didn’t have uncles/aunts/parents/friends/associates in the film industry – and he’s possibly got the highest number of awards in the industry.
I just hope that he stops dropping his pants for moolah (which he’s got enough of)…I heard that story about the guy chucking away his trousers because a businessman wanted him to do it in a party! It made me feel sad.
He dropped his pants for money! That’s sad. I hope he doesn’t do it again.
Guess it is… and I think he won’t do it again…now that he’s getting to do TV serials such a Big Boss.
I wish you the best with Shahrukh, but I guess he’s still very much in love with Gauri:) I wouldn’t put him in the polygamist category 😦
John Abraham needs to get a surgery done on his eye…seriously!
I know, I know, I read the “King of Bollywood” book… I know Gauri is the only one…
Oh, John Abraham has eyes? Gee, didn’t notice them! 😉 (they say Venus has that kind of eyes, although he’s more of an Apollon…)
But then… there’s Salman Khan. The only Khan who’s still a bachelor. Wouldn’t you like to give some competition to Katrina Kaif (it won’t be difficult – at least in the skin department…!)
Katrina Kaif is out of the race 🙂 And I don’t think Salman will ever marry. He is already over the hill.
p.s. I wouldn’t throw away John Abraham either… his six-pack in Dostana is just… yummy! 😉 But he’s younger… old-me prefers my same-age Shahrukh (Muslims are allowed more than one wife, aren’t they? ;-))
Aaaw, you did it! Thank you!!!! 😀
Now I better go back to that Bollywood movies list and order some… although I still have to re-watch Dil Se before deciding if I like it or not! 😉
My fave Sharhrukh movies so far:
and whenever I’ll be able to read the subtitles (I shall look for another version in London) I’ll probably add Ashoka! 😀
Thanks again for the great caricature! 😉
You are welcome:)