Shah Rukh Khan completes 25 years in Bollywood: SRK's roles that wowed his fans
What do we say about Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Everything SRK did in the film had the audiences spellbound. The twinkle in his eye, the madcap flirt acts and, eventually, the good guy who wins over his stern opponents, it is no surprise the film is still playing at a theatre in Mumbai
As the middle-class youth, who struggles to find a job in Mumbai, SRK depicted the frustrations of the common man in such a convincing manner in Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman that everyone could identify with his character. A few years later, he played a similar role in Yes Boss, and although the movie was not equally successful, it remains among SRK's memorable performances
Whether it was the revenge seeking hero in Baazigar or the obsessed lover wiling to go to any extent to get his lady Darr, Shah Rukh shocked cine goers who expected the regular boy-girl fare. Bollywood had never seen something like that before, and the grey characters pitchforked SRK into super stardom
Shah Rukh Khan gave what many considering his most charming on-screen avatar in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. Despite being madly in love, SRKs character in the film sacrifices his one-sided love with a heavy heart so that two sweethearts can unite
First in Dil To Pagal Hai, and then in Main Hoon NaÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ, Shah Rukh played not only the romantic but also a pal with great affection. Whether it was looking after Karisma Kapoor in DTPH or taking care of Amrita Rao in MHN, SRK was endearing in both
In Mohabbatein, Shah Rukh's character, Raj Aryan Malhotra, is without his love (played by Aishwarya Rai) for most part since the latter has committed suicide. However, Raj picks himself up and spreads affection all around him, all the while feeling his lover's presence around.
Agreed, Swades wasn't a success, but the film in which SRK plays a NASA scientist, who returns to his Indian village to improve the pathetic conditions back home, made people sit up and take notice of Shah Rukh Khan the actor. Pic/ Santa Banta
If Swades was proof of SRK's growing stature as a performer, Chak De! India reaffirmed that he was more than just a romantic hero. Portraying the hockey coach, who was unfairly termed a traitor by his own countrymen during his playing days, the actor came up with a heart-warming performance, one that is hard to match. Pic/ Santa Banta
'Om Shanti Om' was a reflection of Shah Rukh's superstar status. He did everything in the film from playing a desi superman to doing an item number. However, it were his award--winning speeches delivered in two different janams in this rebirth saga that melted the hearts of the viewers. Pic/ Santa Banta
Imagine Shah Rukh Khan with a moustache, a formal pant and shirt, that too not tucked in neatly. Yes, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi had a rather ungainly looking SRK pitted against the beautiful Anushka Sharma. SRK though managed to compellingly prove in the end that this was indeed a God-made jodi. Pic/ Santa Banta
'My Name Is Khan' was the much-awaited release of 2010 for two reasons - One: It was touted as Shah Rukh Khan's comeback of sorts. He was last seen in a leading actor role in December 2008 when 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' was released. Two: It was the reunion of the magical pair of SRK-Kajol who last worked together in 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' in 2001. Shah Rukh not only won hearts with his portrayal of Rizwan Khan, but also broke box office records. SRK and Kajol, both, won Filmfare Awards for their performances. Pic/Santa Banta
"Don't underestimate the power of a common man." Watch this film and you are sure to take that SRK dialogue home with you. This romantic action comedy directed by Rohit Shetty is the second collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone after 'Om Shanti Om' (2007). It follows the journey of Rahul (Naam toh suna hi hoga - SRK) from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what ensues along the way after he falls in love with Meenalochni "Meena" (Deepika) the daughter of a local don. Pic/Santa Banta
Why do we walk into a movie theatre to watch a film? To be entertained. And Shah Rukh Khan does just that in 'Happy New Year' with vibrant song-and-dance sequences, self-referential rumour and action scenes.
After a considerable gap, the real Shah Rukh Khan got back with a fabulous combination of two roles; one playing a young, ebullient fan reminiscent of his vulnerable younger days and the other playing the superstar that he is today, with the charisma and power of his personality all intact. Gaurav Chandna (Shah Rukh Khan) is a Delhi boy, who runs a cyber cafe in the city, has grown up on the superstar Aryan Khan's (SRK) films and considers himself his biggest fan. It is all good till Gaurav decides to take his obsession a little too far and aspires to meet his idol. His passion takes an ugly turn when he encounters the man he revered in a not-so-flattering circumstance. Right from the beginning of this thriller, which undoubtedly boasts of one, oops, two of his best performances, it is evident why Shah Rukh Khan is needed for a film of this sort, and why only someone in his position and with his caliber could do it too. Pic/Santa Banta