Yesterday it was the beautiful Aishwarya Rai and today it is Shahrukh Khan! 'King Khan', as fondly called by his legions of fans across the world, turned 49 today. He rang in his birthday with a midnight celebration at his home. In fact, a lot of fans were outside his home just to get a glimpse of their beloved star. He did turn up at the gate and thanked his fans for their gesture.
He has more than one reason to celebrate, with his Diwali release Happy New Year setting box-office records. He has been Bollywood's King of Romance for a better part of the 25 years that he has been in the industry. From his humble beginning in television shows like 'Fauji' and 'Circus' to being the second richest actor in the world (yes!) as per a leading international magazine, Shahrukh has definitely come a long way indeed.
He has a string of hit films to his name and is best known for his work in initially in 'Darr', 'Baazigar' and the all-time blockbuster 'Dilwale Dulhani Le Jayenge'. Movies like 'Dil Toh Paagal Hai', 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' and Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham' only stamped his authority on the romance-family-drama genre. Movies like 'Devdas', 'Swades', 'Chak De! India' and 'My Name is Khan' only reaffirmed his status as one Bollywood's most successful actors ever.
Married to long-time sweetheart Gauri, he has two children, Aryan and Suhana. Currently, he is basking in the glory of Happy New Year, which has gained stupendous collections worldwide. He has also begun shooting for his next release 'Fan' where he has a double role and has 'Raees' with Farhan Akhtar. We would like to wish Shahrukh Khan a very Happy Birthday and many more successes ahead.