“Shah Rukh Khan, the man who does not need any introduction, is a complete brand in itself.”
A name that increases the heartbeat of billions, a man who spread his magic of love in such a way that in other parts of the world, Bollywood is identified by Shah Rukh Khan, the ‘King of Bollywood’. He made his own path in the Indian Film Industry with all his hard work, sacrifice, and the most important thing he learned from his failures was knowing where he wants to work.
With his dedication now Shah Rukh Khan owns the title of the second richest actor in the world, and even his net worth is more than that of a very famous Hollywood actor Tom Cruise. It’s not less than a dream for a boy who used to sleep on the streets.
Shah Rukh’s Life
Shah Rukh Khan was born on November 2, 1965. During his school days, Shah Rukh’s real name was Abdul Rehman which his father changed to Shah Rukh Khan later on. One day, during his school days, a teacher asked SRK what he wants to become when he grows up. Then he answered he wants to become a top Bollywood actor, and that day everyone present in the class laughed at him, but the rest all is history; today he is one of the top Bollywood actors in the Industry.
But the journey of becoming the Badshah of Bollywood was not so easy. When Shah Rukh was just 15, he lost his father to cancer as they could not afford his treatment at that time. He was slowly trying to overcome that grief, but life tests you every time; when he was 25, his mother died due to diabetes. His journey was not so smooth, but Shah Rukh was stubborn and earned what he wanted. He was rejected many times due to his looks and hair, but even that could not stop him, and now even his one smile makes people go crazy.
He somehow managed to get some role in the TV industry, from where he started his journey. In 2008 he got his first break in the TV series called “Dil Dariya,” and later on, he acted in various other TV serials like Fauji, Idiot, Umeed, Wagle Ki Duniya, and so on, but this was not the dream he wanted.
Shah Rukh’s Bollywood Entry
Shah Rukh Khan did not have any godfather in the Bollywood industry, which made it more difficult for him and increased his challenges. SRK’s career started with Dil Aashna Hain, and just after that, he gave a blockbuster shot with Deewana. Shah Rukh Khan even accepted the films rejected by big film stars as he wanted to avoid unemployment.
He firmly believes that failure is just a part of life and the true road to success is not just the desire for success but fear of failure and that too if you don’t enjoy and be sacred of your failure, you will never succeed. As Henry David Thoreau said, “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.”
Some life stories just amaze us and make us feel motivated that if a normal one can make this happen, why can’t you. He was so dedicated to his work that even on his wedding day, he could not enjoy it as he had a meet scheduled. He completed his wedding rituals with Gauri Chibber and left his wedding for the shooting, but for this, you definitely need the support, and his partner and the love of his love of life Gauri, supported him and also escorted him to the shooting location.
Gauri stood with Shah Rukh even at his bad, with his flaws, and she was with him when he was nothing, but she was a pillar to Shah Rukh, and he started climbing the stairs of success with his wife beside her. This perfectly explains that behind every successful man, there is a woman. Even in his teenage years, when no one used to believe that he will become a Bollywood star one day, Shah Rukh’s mother always said he will succeed one day and you all will watch him.
Shah Rukh’s Depression Phase
It was known to very few people that Shah Rukh Khan suffered depression after he underwent his shoulder surgery and the main reason was the pain and pressure of being fit and active, but he was too stubborn to lose to depression and won his fight and made a blockbuster come back. He always said that he always faces difficulty expressing his inner feelings and is a very shy, quiet kind of person. Shah Rukh Khan has done over 80 films to date and has given many blockbusters to the Bollywood industry and inspired millions.
This journey was not so easy for him, from a boy who lost both his parents at a very early age and from sleeping in the streets to making his own dreamland and becoming the Badshah of Bollywood.