Shah Rukh Khan, also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality.
Referred to in the media as "Baadshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" or "King Khan", he has appeared in over 80 Bollywood films.
Described by the Los Angeles Times as perhaps "the world's biggest movie star", Khan has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide.
He was reportedly one of the richest actors in the world in 2014, with an estimated net worth of US$400–600 million, and his work in Bollywood has earned him numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards.
Khan started his career in theatre, and he appeared in several television series in the late 1980s.
He made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with Deewana.
Early in his career, Khan was recognised for portraying villainous roles in the films Darr, Baazigar and Anjaam.
He then rose to prominence after starring in a series of romantic dramas, including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
He earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of an alcoholic in Devdas, a NASA scientist in Swades, a hockey coach in Chak De!