Birthday Special: Here are the firsts of everything SRK has achieved so far
November 2, Monday is being celebrated by ‘Fans’ all over the world as it happens to be Bollywood’s King Khan, SRK’s 50th birthday. The actor celebrated his birthday with his fans and loved ones as the clock struck 12. SRK has given us some of the most memorable and biggest blockbusters in the Indian cinema. The actor, who is known for his quick comebacks and wit, restored people’s faith in fairytale love stories with his charming performances. Today, we all know who Shah Rukh Khan is and what makes him ‘The King of Bollywood’ but what about his firsts that got him where he is today? On his special day, let’s take a trip down memory lane and recall the firsts that the legendary star has achieved in his life. Take a look!
The actor’s first advertisement
SRK, who is known as the King Khan of advertisement by his fans, featured in Liberty shoes’ 1988 advertisement. The star did this advertisement while he was still shooting for ‘Fauji’.
The time he first appeared on a television show
In 1989, a young talented man stepped into the world of television as Abhimanyu Rai in ‘Fauji’ and conquered audience’s hearts. Here’s a quick fun fact: If it wasn’t for production delays, ‘Dil Dariya’ would have been SRK’s television debut, instead of ‘Fauji’.
The time when SRK and Gauri graced the screen together
The Cinthol advertisement, where we see SRK and Gauri’s adorable chemistry, won hearts all over the India and soon enough, the two became the power couple of Bollywood.
SRK’s entry in Bollywood
After making his mark on the small screen, Shah Rukh Khan moved on to become the King of Bollywood. The actor made his debut in the Indian cinema with director Raj Kanwar’s ‘Deewana’ in 1992. Just like him, his entry in the film was equally legendary. The actor made his entry on a bike with song ‘Koi Na Koi Chahiye’ playing the background.
The first time SRK made everyone fall in love with dark characters
Apart from becoming the man of every girl’s dream, SRK also happens to be the one who got audiences fall in love with darker roles with equal affection and admiration. SRK starred in an anti-hero role for the first time in ‘Baazigar’, where we saw him play the role of an avenger murderer. Later came ‘Darr’, ‘Anjaam’ , ‘Ram Jaane’, ‘Duplicate’, ‘Josh’ and ‘Don’.
When SRK got a life-size wax statue
In year 2007, a life-size wax figure of Shah Rukh Khan was installed at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London.
When he was honoured with a Padma Shri award
From the beginning of his career until today, SRK has bagged many big awards for his performances. In 2005, SRK was honoured with India’s first fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.
SRK’s first car
SRK, who now has numerous fancy cars, used to drove a Maruti Omni in his initial days. This was SRK’s first car, which was gifted to him by his mother.
The time he brought his first house
The actor, who owns several properties in India; including his well-known house ‘Mannat’ in Mumbai, an elegant apartment in London and a villa on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, bought his first house after the success of his film ‘Deewana’. The actor brought his first house, a three bedroom living space at Amrit Apartments on Carter Road, Mumbai.
SRK as Aryan on the silver screen
SRK, who’s fondly known as Raj or Rahul, will be seen using a new name on the silver screen for the very first time. We’ll see the actor playing the role of Aryan Khanna in his upcoming film ‘Fan’. Now what makes this special? Well, the fact that Aryan is SRK’s elder son’s name and don’t we all know how much the actor loves his children?