Shah Rukh Khan was born in the Indian capital of New Delhi on November 2, 1965 (age 55 as of 2020). His maternal grandmother gave him the name Abdul Rehman, but his father changed it to Shah Rukh after he was born. He attended St. Columba’s School in Delhi, where he was a wicket-keeper in cricket.
Hansraj College, University of Delhi, awarded him a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He also holds a master’s degree in mass communication (filmmaking) from New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University. During his school years, he was a gifted student who got the prestigious award of “Sword of Honor.”
Shahrukh Khan is from a New Delhi-based Muslim middle-class household. His father, Late Taj Mohammad Khan, managed a transportation company, and his mother, Late Lateef Fatima, was a magistrate and a social worker. His parents were married in a hospital, and their love storey began when his father donated blood to his mother, who was injured. Shahnaz Lalarukh is his younger sister. In Delhi, they used to rent a flat.
In 1989, Shah Rukh Khan made his television debut in the serial “Fauji.” After then, he appeared in several TV shows, including ‘Umeed,’ ‘Wagle Ki Duniya,’ and ‘Mahan Karz.’ He also appeared in the telefilm ‘In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones,’ which was made in English. In 1992, he made his debut in the Indian film industry with the film “Deewana,” and went on to star in films such as “Chamatkar,” “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman,” “Maya Memsaab,” “King Uncle,” “Baazigar,” “Darr,” and a cameo in “Pehla Nasha.
Khan resigned out of academic studies to pursue a career in acting after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, and starting a master’s degree in mass communications. He got his start in the movie business by working in theatre and television.
Khan received India’s highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri, in 2005. He had received 15 Filmfare Awards in various capacities by 2012, the majority of them were for best actor.