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Loved Shah Rukh Khan in Rocketry: The Nambi Effect? From Saathiya to Luck By Chance, watch films featuring superstar in a special appearance

Shah Rukh Khan has made nearly 30 special appearances in movies in his three-decade long journey in Bollywood.

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Last Updated: 08.52 AM, Aug 11, 2022

Loved Shah Rukh Khan in Rocketry: The Nambi Effect? From Saathiya to Luck By Chance, watch films featuring superstar in a special appearance
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After nearly four years, Shah Rukh Khan fans finally got to see their favourite superstar on the big screen in Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. The star plays himself in the Hindi version of the film, and it's a visual treat indeed. At a public event, R. Madhavan, who is the director and lead actor of Rocketry, revealed at a public event that SRK didn't charge a penny for his role in the film.

In just a couple of months, Shah Rukh came back on the big screen, this time in a special appearance in Laal Singh Chaddha. The superstar plays the role that was originally shown as Elvis Presley in the original version, Forrest Gump.

But this is not the first time SRK has done a good deed for his friends who are actors and filmmakers in the industry. In his career, spanning three decades in the movies, the superstar has made several cameo appearances in movies. Some are iconic, and a few are forgettable too.

Listed below are nearly 30 films in which Shah Rukh Khan had special appearances, and yes, you will be surprised, indeed!

Pehla Nasha
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Ashutosh Gowariker's directorial debut was Pehla Nasha, a 1993 thriller. The thriller Body Double from 1984 by Brian de Palma is remade in this film. Together with Pooja Bhatt, Raveena Tandon, and Paresh Rawal, Deepak Tijori portrays the lead character. Aamir Khan, Sudesh Berry, Rahul Roy, Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Saif Ali Khan all make brief cameos in the movie.
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The plot centres on admired prisoner Raghuvir Singh's friend (Kiran Kumar), army officer Major Arjun Singh (Shah Rukh Khan). He falls in love with Geeta (Sridevi), and the two eventually wed and have a happy family. Arjun quickly finds himself in the crosshairs of infamous mobster Nagaraj (Danny Denzongpa). Arjun begins working covertly for Nagraj's gang, but not long after, Nagraj learns of Arjun's true identity, and the two engage in a violent face-off that ends with Arjun's gruesome death. After learning the truth, Geeta decides to exact revenge on Arjun's killer.
Dushman Duniya Ka
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In a 1996 drama film of the same name, directed by Mehmood and produced by Ashok Mishra, Babubhai, and Masoom Ali under the Canmore Cinema brand, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan had cameo cameos, while the music was written by Anu Malik. It features Jeetendra, Sumalatha, Manzoor Ali, and Laila Mehdin. Manzoor Ali and Laila Mehdin are making their film debuts. The main character of the film is Mahesh (Jeetendra), a sincere and hard-working young man who was raised in an orphanage and has no memory of his past. When he and his companion Badru (Shah Rukh Khan) are out one day, he meets Reshma (Sumalatha), another orphan. Mahesh follows Badru's advice and approaches her, but as they speak, they fall in love, and Badru plans to arrange their marriage. They subsequently have peaceful lives and eventually become proud parents of a young, healthy child whom they name Lucky (Manzoor Ali). As long as Lucky stays as sincere and dedicated as his father, he has a very promising future. Lucky starts smoking when he watches his father smoking, but when his father stops him, he says that an elderly man outside his school is the one who supplies him with cigarettes. The elderly man tries to flee as Badru and Mahesh approach him. After pursuing him, Badru is struck by a truck and killed. Unfortunately, Badru dies, leaving Mahesh, Reshma, and Lucky alone.
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The Basu Chatterjee directorial Gudgudee features Anupam Kher, Pratibha Sinha, and Jugal Hansraj in the lead roles. The film is produced by Mahesh Bhatt and features Shah Rukh Khan playing himself.
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The 1998 action thriller Achanak was directed by Naresh Malhotra. Govinda's attire during a song in the climax is similar to Jim Carrey's in The Mask. The film features Shah Rukh Khan playing himself along with Sanjay Dutt.
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega...
In 2000, Raj Kanwar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Rumi Jaffrey, and Sanjay Verma collaborated on the romantic comedy Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, which was written by Rumi Jaffrey and directed by Raj Kanwar. The leading actors are Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, and Salman Khan. This movie is a Hindi adaptation of Chandralekha, a 1997 Malayalam film starring Mohanlal. Shah Rukh Khan makes a guest appearance in the movie as Rahul and is coupled with Rani. SRK joins in the middle and experiences a happy ending with Rani at the movie's conclusion.
Gaja Gamini
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M. F. Husain's 2000 Indian film Gaja Gamini, which also stars Shah Rukh Khan and Naseeruddin Shah, is a homage to womanhood and features Madhuri Dixit, who served as his muse at the time. The mysterious Gaja Gamini (Madhuri Dixit), who inspires, enthuses, and confounds the average person, serves as the movie's key figure. The "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci (Naseeruddin Shah), the poem "Shakuntala" by Kalidas, and the photos taken by photojournalist Shahrukh (Shah Rukh Khan) were all inspired by Gaja Gamini. Sangeeta, a blind girl from Banaras at the beginning of time who inspires village women (Farida Jalal, Shilpa Shirodkar, and Shabana Azmi) to rebel against a male-dominated system and establish a role for women forever, is one of the enigmatic Gaja Gamini's four protagonists.
The romantic drama film Saathiya was released in 2002. It was directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Mani Ratnam and Yash Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. Shah Rukh Khan and Tabu make lengthy cameo cameos in the movie, which features Rani Mukerji and Vivek Oberoi in the key roles. The movie shows Suhani (Rani Mukerji) having an accident, and it later comes out that Savitri (Tabu) is the one who hit Suhani with her automobile. Savitri phones her IAS officer husband out of fear of coming clean. When Yeshwant Rao (Shah Rukh Khan), her husband, shows up at the hospital, he informs the surgeon that Suhani is his wife and he wants her to undergo surgery. After learning about the tragedy, Aditya (Vivek Oberoi) makes his way to the hospital. Suhani enters a coma. Aditya is given an explanation by Yeshwant, who also accepts responsibility for the accident and informs him of it. After threatening Yeshwant, Aditya departs. When Savitri runs into Aditya, she confesses to him that she was to blame for the accident and that she is regretting it.
Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye
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Samar Khan made his directorial debut with the 2005 romantic comedy Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye. Arshad Warsi, Mahima Chaudhry, and Parvin Dabas acted in it, and Shah Rukh Khan made a cameo appearance as himself. Farha's mysterious male idol in the movie, who turns out to be Shah Rukh Khan, convinces her to return home with Rahul and sees to it that their parents are okay with it.
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Khalid Mohammed is the writer and director of the 2005 romantic comedy Silsiilay. Shah Rukh Khan makes a brief appearance in the movie, which also stars Tabu, Bhumika Chawla, Riya Sen, Celina Jaitly, Anita Hassanandani, Divya Dutta, Rahul Bose, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ashmit Patel, and Kay Kay Menon. The film has Shah Rukh Khan as Sutradhaar, who keeps on appearing onscreen while narrating stories about the three leading ladies—Bhumika Chawla, Riya Sen, and Tabu.
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The 2006 science fiction movie Alag, which also stars Dia Mirza and Akshay Kapoor, was written, directed, and produced by Subi Samuel. The main character is a man with exceptional magical abilities and no hair on any part of his body. The movie is partially inspired by Victor Salva's film Powder. Shah Rukh Khan, along with Arjun Rampal, Karan Johar, Sushmita Sen, Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu, and Lara Dutta, feature in the promotional song Sabse Judaa Sabse Alag.
I See You
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I See You is a romantic comedy movie from 2006 that was made by Mehr Jesia and directed by Vivek Agrawal. In the movie, Vipasha Agarwal and Arjun Rampal both play prominent parts. In supporting roles, there are Chunky Pandey, Sonali Kulkarni, Sophie Chaudhary, Boman Irani, and Kirron Kher. The novel If Only It Were True (Et si c'était vrai...) by Marc Levy served as the inspiration for the film. It also borrows ideas from the 2005 Hollywood chick flick Just Like Heaven and the Malayalam movie Vismayathumbathu, both of which were based on the same book. Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan appear in the song Subah Subah, which features at the start of I See You.
Heyy Babyy
Akshay Kumar, Fardeen Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Vidya Balan, and Boman Irani feature in the comedy Heyy Babyy from 2007. The central plot of the film is partially based on the Malayalam film Thoovalsparsham (1990), which is a remake of the American film Three Men and a Baby (1987), which was itself a remake of the French film Three Men and a Cradle. Sajid Khan is the director of his first feature-length production. In the film, Shah Rukh Khan enters during the song, Mast Kalandar, playing the role of Raj Malhotra, a cue to his iconic character from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The actor is shown as a potential suitor for Vidya Balan's character. However, Akshay Kumar explains to him that he is the father of the child and wants to get back to her soon.
Krazzy 4
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The comedy-thriller movie Krazzy 4 was produced by Rakesh Roshan and directed by Jaideep Sen in 2008. Juhi Chawla, Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Rajpal Yadav, and Suresh Menon play the primary characters in the movie, and Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan also make appearances in a few dance performances in the song Break Free. It is a remake of the Hollywood movie The Dream Team from 1989.
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Shah Rukh Khan has a brief cameo appearance in the 2008 Hindi supernatural comedy film Bhoothnath, which was written and directed by Vivek Sharma and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Aman Siddiqui, Priyanshu Chatterjee, and Rajpal Yadav. The Canterville Ghost, an Oscar Wilde short story from 1887, was adapted for the screen. Shah Rukh Khan plays the role of Aditya Sharma, aka Adi, who is an engineer on a cruise line. He leaves for his job while his wife, Anjali Sharma (Juhi Chawla), and their son, Aman Sharma aka Banku (Aman Siddiqui), stay at the haunted bungalow where Kailash Nath aka Bhoothnath (Amitabh Bachchan) is a resident.
Kismat Konnection
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Aziz Mirza is the director of the romantic comedy Kismat Konnection. Shahid Kapoor and Vidya Balan play the key roles, and Juhi Chawla makes a brief cameo. The story's narrator is Shah Rukh Khan. Known for his friendship with Aziz Mirza, it wasn't a surprise to have Shah Rukh as the narrator of the film, which was declared a semi-hit at the box office.
Luck by Chance
In her feature film debut, Zoya Akhtar wrote and directed the drama Luck by Chance in 2009. Farhan Akhtar and Konkana Sen Sharma play the leading roles in this Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani production. Supporting cast members include Rishi Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Dimple Kapadia, Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Isha Sharvani, Sanjay Kapoor, Aly Khan, and Sheeba Chaddha. Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rani Mukerji, Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra, Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, Vivek Oberoi, Rajkumar Hirani, Bobby Deol, Boman Irani, and Anurag Kashyap all made cameo appearances as guests and industry insiders. Talking about Shah Rukh's special appearance, it's one of the best ever seen in the film. The superstar meets Farhan's character after he makes his debut in the film industry. In the scene, SRK tells him to value the people who were with him when he was nothing and that relations should never change even after he achieves fame and success.
Dulha Mil Gaya
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In 2010, Mudassar Aziz released the romantic comedy Dulha Mil Gaya. Shah Rukh Khan makes a cameo appearance, and the film's main stars are Sushmita Sen, Fardeen Khan, and Ishita Sharma. The film features Shah Rukh Khan as Pawan Raj Gandhi (PRG), and he plays Sushmita's boyfriend. He makes an appearance during the Karva Chauth sequence of the film and is shown as a multi-millionaire who is truly, madly, and deeply in love with Sushmita.
Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu
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Amarjeet Singh Bhasin and Makrand Deshpande collaborated on the production of Shahrukh Bola "Khoobsurat Hai Tu" in 2010 under the Music Factory label. With Kay Kay Menon and Nagesh Bhonsle in supporting roles, and Shah Rukh Khan making a brief cameo appearance, it primarily stars Preetika Chawla and Afzaal Khan in the key roles. Laali is one of the city's biggest Shah Rukh Khan fans. Although she now makes money by selling flowers by the road to support her family, her brother, and her lover, she hopes to meet him in person someday and become his heroine. She pauses in front of a car one day while hawking flowers after hearing someone ask for some. Khan is sitting in the front seat when she approaches. Khan grabs her and shouts, "Khoobsurat Hai Tu," just as she is about to pass out. The rest of the story is made up of her attempts to show that she actually met him because no one believes her.
Always Kabhi Kabhi
The 2011 romantic comedy Always Kabhi Kabhi was directed by Roshan Abbas and was made by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment. In addition to introducing Ali Fazal, Giselli Monteiro, Harsh Nagar, Zoa Morani, and Satyajeet Dubey, it also included supporting performances from Satish Shah, Lilette Dubey, Vijay Raaz, Mukesh Tiwari, and Manoj Joshi. It centres on four teens who start a remarkable adventure during their event-filled senior year of high school. In the song Antenna, Shah Rukh Khan makes a special appearance.
Love Breakups Zindagi
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Sahil Sangha is the director of the love story Love Breakups Zindagi, which Zayed Khan is the producer of through Sahara Motion Pictures and Born Free Entertainment. Zayed Khan and Dia Mirza play the key characters. Javed Akhtar wrote the lyrics, while the music was created by the duet Salim-Sulaiman. The film features Shah Rukh Khan playing himself in a cameo appearance.
Bombay Talkies
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Four short films, Bombay Talkies, each with a different director (Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, and Anurag Kashyap), make up the 2013 anthology movie. The movie premiered on May 3, 2013, marking the start of a new era in modern filmmaking as well as the 100th anniversary of Indian cinema. On May 17, 2013, it had a screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Shah Rukh Khan, along with Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Saif Ali Khan, Sridevi, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Rani Mukerji, Ranveer Singh, Sanjay Dutt, Shahid Kapoor, Esha Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and Ranbir Kapoor appear in the Apna Bombay Talkies song.
Bhoothnath Returns
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In 2014, Nitesh Tiwari and Bhushan Kumar released the supernatural comedy flick Bhoothnath Returns. The film, a sequel to Bhoothnath from 2008, centres on Bhoothnath (Amitabh Bachchan), who is made fun of in Bhoothworld for not being able to frighten kids before being brought back to Earth to atone for his mistakes. The film features Shah Rukh Khan in a special appearance, reprising his role from Bhootnath as Aditya Sharma. He is seen making a request to Bhoothnath to not go wrong with his doings after he comes back to earth from heaven.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Karan Johar is the director, producer, and writer of the 2016 musical romantic drama film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, popularly known as ADHM. Amitabh Bhattacharya wrote the lyrics, and Pritam created the music. Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Fawad Khan all star in the movie, and Shah Rukh Khan, Lisa Haydon, and Imran Abbas make cameo appearances. SRK plays the role of Aishwarya's ex-husband, Tahir Taliyar Khan. In the film, Tahir, whom Ayan (Ranbir) meets at an art museum, explains to him that one-sided love is not a weakness but rather empowering because it isn't shared and one doesn't even want the other person to be present in order to continue loving them.
The 2017 war drama movie Tubelight was written and directed by Kabir Khan. It was produced by Salman Khan and Kabir Khan and takes place during the Sino-Indian War of 1962. With Zhu Zhu (making her Bollywood film debut), Matin Rey Tangu, Om Puri, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub playing supporting roles, the film primarily stars Salman Khan and Sohail Khan. In the movie, Shah Rukh Khan makes a cameo appearance. It is a remake of the American movie Little Boy from 2015. In the movie, Shah Rukh Khan's character, Gogo Pasha, introduces Salman's character to magic tricks by having him lift a bottle without touching it. The key, according to Pasha, is "faith," and faith is capable of anything. He tries to explain the method to his villagers while unaware of it, but he is unsuccessful.
The Zoya Factor
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The Zoya Factor is a 2019 romantic comedy sports movie with Shah Rukh Khan narrating it. It was directed by Abhishek Sharma, produced by Fox Star Studios, and released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures India, and features Dulquer Salmaan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja. The movie is a loose adaptation of Anuja Chauhan's 2008 novel of the same name. It tells the tale of Zoya Solanki, an Indian cricket player who becomes the team's lucky charm during the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and Nikhil Khoda, the captain, who rejects superstition and luck.
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
The 2022 biographical drama film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is based on the biography of Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation who was charged with espionage before being cleared. In addition to writing, producing, and directing the movie, R. Madhavan also stars as the protagonist. The narrative begins with Narayanan's time at Princeton University as a graduate student before moving on to his career as a scientist and the erroneous espionage accusations levelled against him. The Hindi version of Rocketry has Shah Rukh Khan playing himself in an extended cameo appearance. The superstar is the one who interviews Madhavan as Nambi and questions him about his life and also the accusations of being an espionage suspect. Although the screen time is only about 20 minutes, SRK appears throughout the film, which marks his first big-screen outing in about four years.
Laal Singh Chaddha
Aamir Khan plays Laal Singh Chaddha, a dimwitted man with a keen awareness of emotions who observes historical events from India's perspective. The film also features Shah Rukh Khan for a minute or so, playing himself. The superstar features in a special appearance as opposed to how Elvis Presley's character was shown in the original film, Forrest Gump.