Shah Rukh Khan
- Category : 1965-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/5 - Hermit / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (23,56)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 3
Indian film actor referred to in the media as "Badshah of Bollywood", "King Khan" and "King of Romance", having acted in 75 Hindi films in genres ranging from romantic dramas to action thrillers. His contributions to the film industry have garnered him numerous achievements, including fourteen Filmfare Awards from thirty nominations. His eighth Filmfare Best Actor Award win made him the most awarded Bollywood actor of all time in that category, tied only with actor Dilip Kumar. In 2005, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions towards Indian cinema.
Khan is considered to be one of the biggest film stars in cinematic history, with a fan following claimed to number in the billions; in 2011, the Los Angeles Times called him "the world's biggest movie star. Khan has an estimated net worth of over US $600 million.
In December 2001, Khan suffered a spine injury while doing one of the action sequences. He was subsequently diagnosed with a prolapsed disc between vertebrae six and seven. By the beginning of 2003, Khan's condition severely worsened. The slipped disc was eventually touching his nerves which put pressure on his legs and neck. It also presented the risk of paralysis of his arms. In February, Khan was told by doctors that he had to undergo an urgent Anterior Cervical Discectomy. The surgery took place on 24 February in Wellington Hospital, London and lasted for one hour – a titanium disc was inserted in his spine and he was discharged after two days.
His father, Taj Mohammed Khan, a Pathan, was an Indian independence activist from Peshawar, British India, present day Pakistan. According to Khan, his paternal grandfather was originally from Afghanistan. His mother, Lateef Fatima, was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan, who served in the Indian National Army.
He married Gauri Chibber, a Hindu born 8 October 1970, in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on 25 October 1991. According to Khan, while he strongly believes in Islam, he also values his wife's religion. At home, his children follow both religions, with the Qur'an being situated next to the Hindu deities. They have three children, son Aryan (b. 1997) and daughter Suhana (b. 2000). In 2013 they became parents of a third child named AbRam via a surrogate mother.