Shah Rukh Khan turned 54 on Saturday. Better known as King Khan, King of Romance and SRK by fans across the world, Shah Rukh was born on 2 November 1965.
Khan began his acting career in theatre in Delhi and then moved to Mumbai to be a part of Television serials in the ’80s.
He impressed all with his performances as a villain in Darr(1993), Baazigar(1993) and Anjaam(1994). But, he rose to prominence with romantic films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001).
Shah Rukh has also been awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest Indian civilian honour, among several other accolades and doctorates from various universities across the world.
As the internet is flooded with wishes for the superstar, from fans to members of the film industry, people are leaving no stone unturned for making the day special for the megastar.
Here are some iconic looks, to celebrate the icon, from the actor’s career graph from the films many remember him for.
Main Hoon Na (2004)
Shah Rukh played an army officer in the film directed by Farah Khan. A rare mix of political scenery with comedy and action, this film saw SRK in two different roles and was a treat for fans. Main Hoon Na also featured Sushmita Sen, Sunil Shett, Zayed Khan, and Amrita Rao.
Many swear by Main Hoon Na to be Shah Rukh’s best film.
Ranked among the best films of the year by TIME Magazine and among the Top 100 of World Cinema in 2010 by Empire Magazine, SRK’s performance in this Sanjay Leela Bhansali film as the lover who descents into substance abuse after his marriage proposal to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is rejected by his own family, is considered to be one of his best by many.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan(2012)
For many, Shah Rukh looked his best in this Yash Raj film which was a love story revolving around Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma and SRK. He played an army officer in this film as well.
A reboot of the 1978 film of the same name starring Amutabh Bachchan, Don was Shah Rukh’ entry again into the grey zone of a criminal mafia hero. The film was a huge box-office success and a sequel to the film Don 2 released in 2011, which was lauded even more by all.
Shah Rukh looked suave, cool and always a step ahead of everyone. His chemistry with Priyanka Chopra was much appreciated.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Another film in which SRK played two diagonally opposite people in the same film, Raj and Surinder Sahni, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is a film that the actor gets less credit for. He played the mild-mannered office worker Surinder and a funky, upbeat Raj with equal ease and comfort and looked natural in both.
The film was also actor Anushka Sharma’s debut film.
Chak De! India (2007)
This sports film offered a first of a kind role of SRK which saw him in no romantic triangle and relationship. SRK played the chief hockey coach to the Indian Women’s national field hockey team in the film. He was all up his game, serious and bold in the avatar of once a player with an ambition to prove his loyalty for the nation.
Om Shanti Om (2007)
A fantasy romantic melodrama directed by Farah Khan, this film saw SRK play the role of a junior artist of the ’70s who is madly in love with a secretly married superstar, played by Deepika Padukone, who made her debut in this film.
SRK received a lot of acclaim for his performance in the film.
There are many many others in which Shah Rukh was appreciated for his performance, and the list always differs depending on every person’s perspective, but this is a compilation of many popular favourites of the star.