11 Unknown Facts About Shahrukh Khan


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Around 24 years ago, a movie named ‘Deewana’ was released on June 25, 1992, starring Rishi Kapoor, Divya Bharati, and a new upcoming actor named Shahrukh Khan. It has been more than two decades, that this new actor Shahrukh Khan, been working in the film industry and has made a lot of name and fame. May be you know about Shahrukh Khan, and maybe not. But, you must know that he is the most successful as well as one of the most hard working celebrity in the Indian film industry. He has come a long way in these 24 years of Bollywood career, but here are 11unknown facts about Shahrukh Khan, that are very much unique that you will be amazed to hear about them.

Interesting And Lesser Known Facts About Shahrukh Khan

1Name game

Name game

Shahrukh Khan has been named Raj in six films like; Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Chalte Chalte (2003) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008).

He is also been called Rahul in nine of his movies like; Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Chennai Express (2013) etc.

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2Negative role

Negative role

Shahrukh Khan started his career in films, in negative roles. Basically, you can see him playing negative roles in his six movies like; Darr and Baazigar (1993), Duplicate (1998), Anjaam (1994), Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011).

3Red Chillies

Red Chillies

He even tried his hands on production. He co-produced 14 movies till date like; Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000), Mai Hoon Na (2004), Ra.One (2011), Om Shanti Om (2007), Chennai Express (2013) and many more.



He was awarded 14 Filmfare Awards from the total of 30 nominations. He even got special awards, which includes eight awards for Best Actor. He is tied in the Best Actor category with Dilip Kumar.

He has won the Filmfare Best Actor award for Baazigar (1993), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Devdas (2002), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Swades (2004), Chak De! India (2007) and My Name Is Khan (2010).

He has never been awarded the National Film Award, but he has received Padma Shri, in 2005 from The Government Of India. The Government of France has awarded him Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2007 and its highest civilian honor, the Légion d’honneur in 2014.

5Small screen

Small screen

As I have said earlier, in the movies, SRK has started his career in films withnegative roles. But actually, he begun his career in the industry with TV shows. These TV shows garnered much name and fame. His first TV show was Fauji in 1988, later in Circus in 1989.

Later, he returned to TV shows like; Kaun Banega Crorepati replacing Amitabh Bachchan in 2007, Kya Aap Panchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? in 2008 and Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout in 2011.

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Shahrukh Khan has been into 26 cameos from Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega in 2000, Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye in 2005, Heyy Babyy in 2007 to Bhoothnath in 2008 and Bhootnath Returns in 2013, etc.

7Sword of Honour

Sword of Honour

Shahrukh Khan won the sword of honour, a prize that is given to the best student at St. Columbia School in Delhi.



Shahrukh Khan, before becoming an actor tried his hands ona small restaurant business at Daryaganj, in Delhi.



Shahrukh Khan, whose net worth in 2016 is 600 million dollars, apparently got his first salary of Rs 50, which he earned by working as an usher at Pankaj Udas concert in Delhi.

When he signed his movie, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa in 1994, he completed the entire movie in just Rs 25000 and on the opening day, he sold the booking ticket for this movie at a Mumbai cinema theater.



Shahrukh Khan has a phobia of riding horses. So much so, that he has never done any movie riding a horse.



Shahrukh is very particular about his fashion and lifestyle. He is known for having a classy sense of style, mostly he prefers wearing black. It is very easier for him because according to him, no one can say whether he is repeating his clothes or not.

He has a fetish about the clothes he wears and its material. He always sleeps in a freshly ironed pajamas, because he says, “You never know whom you meet in dreams.”

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