Shah Rukh Khan turns 51 today! Check out the lesser known facts about the superstar
He is known as the 'badshah' of Bollywood and with wide open arms (yes his signature style). Shah Rukh Khan has made a name for himself, and proudly after completing more than two decades in the Hindi film industry, he has become brand Shah Rukh Khan. We love him so much, but do we relaly know him that well. So, today we tell you top 5 unknown facts about Shah Rukh Khan. Here, check out the lesser known facts about your favourite star:
Rs 50 as first salary
It's hard to believe this one. But according to TOI.com report, Shah Rukh's first salary was a meagre Rs 50. Imagine, world's one of the most richest actors started off with just Rs 50. He got that salary of Rs 50 by standing as an usher in Pankaj Udhas's concert held in the capital, reportedly
Shah Rukh Khan is perhaps the most favourite star in popular category to have won the maximum number of awards. SRK holds as many as 14 Filmfare awards until now. Also, in the year 2008 'Newsweek' named him as one of their fifty most powerful people in the world. He has also been honoured with the Padma Shri, and the Government of France awarded him both the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Légion d'honneur. Recently, he was called at the University of Edinburgh and given another doctorate besides delivering a lecture for their students.
Anti-hero before hero
Shah Rukh started off doing what mainstream actors didn't even dared think of during the 90s. He played an anti-hero rather than playing the 'hero'. His role in 'Darr' (1993) and 'Baazigar' (1993) made him an overnight star. People loved him as an anti-hero and that made SRK stand apart from the rest.
Black for SRK
The actor has confessed his love for the colour black. SRK prefers to wear black whenever at public outing. In his pet style, SRK was quoted once as saying that if I wear black no one can guess if I am repeating an outfit or not. Well, we certainly love his dressing style!
SRK the husband
We all love to see Shah Rukh and Gauri together, whenever they make any public appearance. Not many are aware of the fact that SRK dated Gari for six long years, before tying the knot and shifting to Mumbai. His wife is a Hindu and he has three kids—Aryan, Suhana and AbRam. The actor proudly respects both the religions.