Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan


11/2/1965, New Delhi, India

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Shahrukh Khan is a major Bollywood actor, film producer and television host. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of Hindi Cinema and one of the most successful actors in history - with a fan base numbering in the billions and a net worth of…more


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    • Shah Rukh: I keep hearing that our films are escapist and unreal but I find our films the most real in the world. We don't have people going up in a rocket and single-handedly blowing up a meteor. We don't have a president on Air Force One saving the world or things coming out of people's stomachs. Our fantasies and escapism are real. It's just people singing and dancing in the street. If England had won the World Cup you would have seen people singing and dancing like that.

    • Shah Rukh: I do have a close circle of friends and I am very fortunate to have them as friends. I feel very close to them I think friends are everything in life after your family. You come across lots of people all the time but you only make very few friends and you have to be true to them otherwise what's the point in life?

    • Shah Rukh: God has become a generic term like `mind blowing.' It is embarrassing. I would have said that to Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar. I used to tell them I want to stand in the same space as you. I've told Kamal Haasan, I just want to touch you. They are the gods of acting. When people call me God, I say, no, I'm still an angel or saint of acting. I still have a long way to go.

    • Shah Rukh: I'm the luckiest man in the world and I don't want to hide from the faces I'm acting for. So I don't surround myself with guards, I've never given an interview in which I've said I feel bad that I can't go shopping or I can't go to Chowpatty and eat bhelpuri without being mobbed. I'm not the kind of guy who goes out wearing dark glasses (I don't think I'm a big enough star to hide behind them, honest). I go to see movies in the cinema theatres, I go to restaurants with my family and friends even though I know people are going to disturb me there.

    • Shah Rukh: Recently an actor asked me to teach him how to speak fast. Wasn't I once criticised for speaking too fast? Now they're doing it my way.

    • Shah Rukh: Home is where Gauri and the children are...

    • Shah Rukh: To me, Devdas is the end of love stories. I've portrayed an obsessed lover, a nice lover, an angry lover, a romantic lover. And now I've played Devdas. For someone who doesn't even like love stories, I've played an awful lot of lovers. Personally speaking, I wouldn't see any of the romantic films I've acted in.

    • Shah Rukh: It's not like Steven Spielberg is waiting with a script for me. I don't think I'll ever be offered a great international film in my lifetime, so I'd rather be a king here. Moreover, Indian cinema is the greatest in the world. But of course, after spending three months in LA, London, and New York I found that our cinema is a little exaggerated. To make a mark in the West we have to reach their level without losing our identity, culture or songs. I don't want to star in a Hollywood film, but want to make a film that crosses over universally.

    • Shah Rukh: I don't think I am a specifically talented enough 40-year-old actor. I am sure there are a lot of 40-year-old actors there who are more talented, better looking, speak the language better.

    • Shah Rukh: I`m an apolitical guy. My job is to act. I barely know how to make a film, forget trying to run the country.

    • Shah Rukh: I am no philosopher but what I speak is same as what is in my heart, I do think things over and create my own perspective but always have respect and room for other people's opinion.

    • Shah Rukh: (About school) I was naughty in school. In college, I spent most of my time on sports. My school was very strict. At that time the discipline seemed harsh but as time goes by I think this has helped me a lot. Discipline to me means: If you have to do something you follow it to the end.

    • Shah Rukh: I talk to Allah, I pray to him.

    • Shah Rukh: (If he was not an actor) Perhaps I would have gone into advertising, making ad films. Perhaps I would have been a teacher; I like teaching.

    • Shah Rukh: (About his wife) I have known her since I was 18 and she was 14. She was the first girl I asked for a dance. I was shy with women.

    • Shah Rukh: Maybe the country doesn't pray for me like they do for Sachin Tendulkar, but I know I'm on a good wicket as well.

    • Shah Rukh: I'd like to believe there's a little of Hitler and Napoleon in me. Even if I try, I can't be as selfless as Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa.

    • Shah Rukh: If it could have happened through a film that I was associated with, it would have made be doubly proud. It makes me proud anyway. I am not disappointed.

    • Shah Rukh: I don't kiss on screen. Period.

    • Shah Rukh: Whenever I fail as a father or husband... a toy and a diamond always works.

    • Shah Rukh: I work like a retailer. I sell my services, take my money and keep it in the bank.

    • Shah Rukh: Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning. You can't escape it.

    • Shah Rukh I haven't given up smoking. I'm very clear about it, it's a personal choice. I want to cut down on it. It shouldn't be made into an issue to say, damn good or damn bad. Whether I give it up or not shouldn't be an issue.

    • Shah Rukh: I'd rather sink trying to be different, than stay afloat like everyone else.