Shah Rukh Khan as Raj, Devdas and Kabir Khan: King Khan’s iconic movie characters over the years
The Badshah of Bollywood turns 57 today
Shah Rukh Khan has won our hearts with his many onscreen characters
Shah Rukh Khan, who is also known as the King Khan of Bollywood, was born on November 2, 1965. The superstar turns 57 today. The actor, who has been in the film industry for over three decades, boasts of having several blockbusters to his name. He debuted in the television show Fauji, in which he played a soldier. He made his film debut with the 1992 film Deewana. On his birthday, we take a look at some of his most popular roles…
Rahul in Darr
One of Shah Rukh’s most memorable roles, Darr proved that the romantic hero can be an equally-good antagonist, who can pull off being a baddie with ease. He plays Rahul in the film — a psychopath obsessed with Kiran (Juhi Chawla). Rahul stalks and harasses Kiran. It is a cult classic and one of Shah Rukh’s must-watch films.
Raj from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Aditya Chopra-directed Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is a cinematic treat that is undoubtedly a cult classic. It features Shah Rukh as Raj, an NRI who falls in love with Simran (Kajol), whose parents are opposed to their union. Raj travels across the world to win over Simran and her family, fighting against all odds. It is one of the greatest love stories of Bollywood.
Aman from Kal Ho Naa Ho
Another milestone from Shah Rukh Khan’s glorious days is Kal Ho Naa Ho, in which he plays Aman. In the film, SRK is an ailing youngster who travels to New York to receive medical treatment but falls in love with Naina (Preity Zinta). Shah Rukh as Aman is a treat to watch — he is full of life, emotional and has an impeccable sense of humour. The tearjerker film will leave you feeling not just emotional, but pleasantly warm as well.
Kabir Khan from Chak De! India
Who can forget the ‘Sattar minute’ speech from Chak De! India by coach Kabir Khan? The sports drama features Shah Rukh as coach Kabir, who is on a mission to get the Indian women’s hockey team to win the World Championship. The highly-engrossing film is a mixture of inspiration, emotion, sports and Bollywood drama. Shah Rukh’s performance in the film was much appreciated.
Rizwan from My Name Is Khan
Shah Rukh features in a never-seen-before avatar in this film — that of an autistic man, Rizwan. In the film, Rizwan proves that his religion or surname has nothing to do with terrorism or violence across the world. The highly emotional film features Kajol as the leading lady. SRK pulls off the gut-wrenching role with utmost conviction.
Devdas from Devdas
Shah Rukh Khan plays the rich brat Devdas in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic of the same name. He shared screen space with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit Nene. The love story is another cult classic in the actor’s filmography and his character is an icon, who died while waiting for his love to return. Shah Rukh’s portrayal of the troubled Devdas was packed with emotions, perfectly portraying the character’s inner conflict.
Last Updated: 06.45 PM, Nov 02, 2022