As of 2016, Shah Rukh Khan’s net worth is said to be about $600 million (around 4022,00,70,000 crore rupees); easily making him the richest actor in India. This net worth is contributed to both by his role as an actor and stints as a producer, stage performer and television presenter.
Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most popular Indian actors who has made significant wealth from his acting career and is considered as the richest actor in the country. He made his acting debut in the 1980’s and since then, has featured in numerous films and theater productions making him a high-grossing entertainer in India.
His first noteworthy appearance was in Deewana followed by other stints in Darr, Anjam and Baazigar where he mostly played the roles of villains.
His star rose massively when he appeared in a number of romantic films like Dil To Pagal Hai and Kuch Kuch Hota Hain the mid to late 1990’s. The 2000’s were also a successful period in his acting career where he starred in a number of Bollywood hits like Devdas, Chak De India and My Name is Khan.
For his numerous, successful roles, Shah Rukh Khan has earned lots of recognition; both within and out of India. For instance, Khan has earned a total of 14 Filmfare Awards and been awarded with the Padma Shri from the Government of India.
His recognition has also transcended India’s boundaries; the Government of France honoured him with the L’egion D’honneur as well as the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
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He co-owns the production company – Red Chillies Entertainment and also the cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. He is also involved in many other businesses as an entrepreneur.
Aside from his significant net worth, his roles in many successful films have also earned him the nickname of “King of Bollywood” and “Baadshah of Bollywood”. Khan is known to be a social activist/philanthropist who has taken part in a number of disaster relief and healthcare provision programs. He has even earned UNESCO recognition for his philanthropy along the lines of children’s education.
Because of his fame, fortune and philanthropy, Khan is known to be a very influential person in India. He lists frequently among the most influential people in Indian culture. Furthermore, in 2008, he got listed by Newsweek as being amongst the 50 most influential people in the world.
His entrepreneurial ability may have perhaps stemmed from his father who had a number of business ventures and could afford a middle-class life for his family. During his youthful years, Khan featured in stage plays and was a hockey and football player.
Even when he enrolled in Hansraj College to study economics, much of his time was spent in Delhi Theater Action Group where he was even mentored by Barry John, a theater director.
Shah Rukh Khan is a married family guy who has three children with his wife, Gauri Chibber. One of his kids was born by a surrogate mother. Being a Muslim and his wife a Punjabi Hindu, Khan asserts that he respects both religions with his children practicing the two. At his home, it is claimed that the Quran is placed near the Hindu deities!