ByRizzo Pallavaraayar, writer at
Rizzo Pallavaraayar

As the month of November rolls by, Shah Rukh Khan, the much-loved superstar of Bollywood turns 50 and yet his charm, looks and stardom remains evergreen. Apart from being one of the few superstars to strike gold with every box office tryst, he is wildly popular worldwide for his tawny looks, charismatic mannerisms and extravagant ventures. On the glorious occasion of his birthday, we present you with a timeline of his successful films along with the reasons that make him the invincible Badshah of Bollywood.

SRK's journey to the Bollywood Hall of Fame

Shahrukh's filmi career had a poor start, but he quickly skyrocketed to fame with a series of successful Bollywood films, to the likes of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Darr, Baazigar, Karan Arjun, Mohabbatein, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, My Name Is Khan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and many more. Shahrukh Khan never shied away from enacting the villain's role, which was considered risky for an actor's early career. With these films, he proved his mettle as an ace actor, so much so that his current status is comparable to that of Amitabh Bachchan, the greatest Bollywood actor of all times.

A People's Person

Shahrukh is one of those rare superstars who is never afraid of experimenting with his behavioral attitudes. He can range from being mysteriously sexy at one moment to funny the next. His wit, humor and strong screen presence comes handy every time he hosts an award function. All in all, he is great company to be with and is known to protect his friends fiercely.

Mind-dizzying Popularity

Call it talent, luck or hard-work, Shahrukh Khan has an invincible status quo in the international market of films. His films make huge money in the competitive markets of UK, UAE, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and USA. People of varying age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds go gaga over him. Over the years he has been sought after by crazy fans who have gone to many extents to win over him.

A Self-Made Man

An important reason that can be ascribed to the overwhelming popularity of SRK is the fact that he is a self-made man. He ushered into the film fraternity with no godfather whatsoever and yet, has created revolutionary films, complete with commercial success and critical acclaim. Films like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil toh Pagal Hai and Mohabbatein introduced an entirely novel concept of the' romantic hero' to Bollywood, thanks to SRK.

A talented multi-tasker

One of the most enigmatic facets of Shahrukh Khan's personality is his multi-tasking ability. He can take care of acting, marketing, promoting with alarming dexterity. The way he handles his ownership of the KKR cricket team is simply awe-inspiring. His film marketing strategies are exceptionally well-devised and targeted to specific audience. His current worth is estimated to be of a few millions.

Two more releases of Shahrukh Khan namely, Dilwale starring Kajol and Raees are slated for release in later half of 2015. People can watch all updates of their favorite movie star, Shahrukh Khan on live hindi TV. A great way to unfold and bask in the glory of SRK is by watching Hindi movies live. Wishing all the success and happiness to the Badshah-e-Bollywood on his 50th birthday.


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