ShahRukh Khan is the un-disputed badshah of Indian cinema. Everyone focuses on his car collection, his wealth, or his patch up with Salman Khan ; however, we do feel he is much more that that. Here are some reasons why we all love him so much:
1. Because Shahrukh Khan is a Self-Made Man
Shahrukh Khan had no godfather in the Film Industry, still he is one the most successful Indian actors today. It seems that SRK was one of us who went through all the struggles to scale the ladder of success – right from his Fauji Days, to his KKKK Kiran Days, until he created his own version of the revisionist hero.
2. Besides Being A Great Actor, He is a Silent Philanthropist
Shahrukh’s philanthropic deeds have provided disaster relief, and health care facilities. In 2011, he was even honoured with UNESCO‘s Pyramide con Marni award for his incredible support of children’s education. He is also brand ambassador of several governmental campaigns such as AIDS and Pulse Polio. SRK is also one of the board directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation.
3. He Adopted Twelve Villages In Bhitarkanika National Park During NDTV Greenathon Campaign
As part of the NDTV Greenathon campaign, it is interesting to note that SRK adopted 12 villages to work for the welfare of the village, and to raise awareness about the environment. Another interesting fact is that, Aamir Khan adopted just 5, and Priyanka Chopra who is the brand ambassador of Greenathon adopted only 2 villages.
4. A Youth Icon, He Continues to Inspire People by his work
From struggler, to superstar, to entreprenuer, philanthrophist and a global leader, Shah Rukh continues to be an inspiration to all the young bloods. Perhaps this is the reason why he regularly features in listings of the most influential people in the world time and again. In 2008, SRK was also named one of the 50 ‘Most Powerful People’ in the world by Newsweek. Besides, how can we forget the fact that this man refused Danny Boyle‘s Slumdog Millionaire, for My Name Is Khan…
5. SRK has won numerous National as well as International Awards
For his contributions to Hindi film industry, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, and the Government of France has awarded him both the Légion d’honneur and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Khan has also been bestowed with Morocco’s highest honour Datuk along with many other awards. He has won 188 Awards (including 14 Filmfares) and received more than 200 nominations.
6. He Is very Polite and Down to Earth
Shah Rukh is the most non-controversial Bollywood stars. He shares a good equation with not just his colleagues, but with his media, and fans. While, we have heard stories about how actors throw tantrums on the sets, we have only witnessed a polite and humble SRK over the years. And this is a personal experience, he never forgets to wave you back with the same zeal and enthusiasm.
7. Because he is a ‘Super Dad’ who knows how to Protect his Turf
Remember the Wankhede Stadium incident? Yes, King Khan can go to any extent to protect his Kids. No wonder, he stopped being an Anti-Hero after his kids requested him not to be one. In addition, the world knows Ra-One was made only because Aryan wanted his dad to make a science fiction.
8. An Intelligent man, Shahrukh Khan is often admired for his wit and cocky sense of humour
Shah Rukh Khan knows how to turn any ordinary award show into a great one through his unique antics. With his endearing eloquence, he tackles tricky questions with ease.. Some of his witty one liners are – ‘When a film flops we find hundreds of excuses, right from the colour of one’s socks to the Great Wall of China’; “People say I am repetitive. But what if I repeat myself, so does history!”; “Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to the U.S. -The immigration guys kick the star out of my stardom”; Then how can I miss his Yale speech where he was heard quoting – ‘I become heartbroken, angry and completely convinced that bananas and critics, both should have their skins peeled and fed to the monkeys”. No wonder SRK is every interviewer’s dream.
9. Because He Is A Risk Taker
Shah Rukh’s endurance and success has lot to do with his own inner trust in a world of critics, cynics, and competition. He is not addressed as King Khan for nothing – He established himself as a Bollywood actor and producer. He is the co-chairman of the motion picture production company Red Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries. Not to forget, he is also the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders, risking his money for 3 years – Haan, haar ke jitne waale ko baazigar kehte hain!
10. Shahrukh is truly the Global Indian – representing the ideals of tolerance, love, inclusiveness, hard-work and international ambition.
10. He is a One – Woman Man With No History of Extra-Marital Affairs.
A complete family fan, the world knows his affection for his childhood sweetheart turned wife, Gauri Khan! An exception in Bollywood, he was never linked with any actress ( Forget Piggy Chops!)