It's Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's daughter Suhana Khan's birthday today. Yesterday, Gauri took to Instagram to share her daughter's picture stating that the young teen is all set for her big 18th birthday party. Well, turning 18 also means that Suhana Khan is now a free bird to pursue her dream in acting, which she so aspires to do!
Shah Rukh Khan often speaks about Suhana Khan's acting skills and her desire to become an actor. He had even told hit-list, "Suhana has expressed her desire to become an actor, but she needs to complete her education first. I have often told her that she will have to work five times harder than me, get paid 10 times lesser than I do and will require a lot of patience and perseverance to be successful."
In pic: Gauri Khan shared this stunning photo of daughter Suhana on her 17th birthday
And it seems Suhana Khan is pursuing her dream, dedicatedly. Last year, a video from Suhana's school drama went viral that gave a glimpse of her acting chops. The play was a modern twist on the fairy tale, Cinderella, with Suhana playing an ambitious, wannabe actress. It showed her range of expressions and looked like, she might very soon be launched in Bollywood too. Suhana Khan is currently studying in London
Time flies fast, and talking about the same Shah Rukh Khan had shared his thoughts on how the age of 16-18 makes kids want to be closer to their parents. "They (Suhana and Aryan Khan) are studying abroad, I miss them a lot but it gives me an opportunity to take some time off otherwise I am so embroiled in work. The age of 16-18 somehow makes the kids want to stick to the parents even more when they get these five-six days break," said SRK
In pic: Suhana Khan with father Shah Rukh Khan and older brother Aryan Khan
While Shah Rukh Khan's conversations with his daughter Suhana Khan has become interesting, the actor, like any other parent, still treats her like toddlers. "It's really nice, it's quality time. It's quite amazing the conversations I have with Suhana. I still treat her like she is two or three-year-old, but she is an adult," he said. When asked if she likes to be treated as 'a kid', the actor quipped, "No, but she has a lot of respect for me."
Last year, when Suhana Khan's acting video did the rounds of social media, veteran actress Shabana Azmi tweeted, "Mark my words... Suhana Khan is going to be a seriously good actor. I've watched a short clip of her acting and it was terrific. Bless her."
Proud daddy Shah Rukh Khan replied to Shabana Azmi's tweet, "How sweet are you to say that. When you say it, that's a big encouragement for the little one. Thanks."
Suhana Khan is the best friend of her dad Shah Rukh Khan. SRK had once said, "I won't say that I understand everything about my kids. But after shooting for 10-12 hours, I make it a point that I go back home and spend time with my kids... I know that I am their best friend, with whom they can share anything. I also behave like a friend with them. I love being with children."
Shah Rukh shared an incident when he flew to London to have fun time with Aryan and Suhana, who are studying there. "I went to London to spend an extended weekend with Aryan and Suhana as they had off. We hardly talk anything intelligent. We just lied down on our sofa, watched movies and ate chips. I think I was able to give them that confidence to come and share things with me and if they have done anything wrong they would get their share of punishment too," he said
Suhana Khan, in a 2013 interview with mid-day, was quoted saying, "Dad is a self-made man and he wants us also to be like that. He has always been supportive of whatever my brother Aryan and me have done. I have spoken to him about what I want to be when I grow up. He wants me to study acting and dabble with both Indian and international cinema. After finishing school, I plan to go abroad, possibly America to learn acting and become like dad one day."
Suhana Khan added, "My father means a lot to me. I can talk to him on any subject like a friend and that’s what I love about him the most."
When Suhana Khan was in Class VII (13-year-old), she used to play football for her school. In fact, Suhana was Dhirubhai Ambani International's U-14 football team's captain
Suhana had then (in 2013) said, "I started learning taekwondo after watching my brother Aryan. Later, I started participating in inter-school athletic meets. I started playing football only three years. But it's football that I love the most."
"I don’t watch football on television. I don’t have any favourite players either. I just love playing the sport. When I first started playing football, I just took it up as a one-off thing. But later, I started enjoying the competition and took keen interest in it. I would love to continue being associated with the sport even when I grow up to be an actor," added Suhana Khan
In pic: Suhana Khan with mom Gauri Khan, brother AbRam and some family friends
Suhana Khan with mom Gauri Khan and brother Aryan during an outing
Suhana Khan and Gauri Khan strike a pose. We believe she gets her style quotient from her mom
Chunky Panday's daughter Ananya Panday and Sanjay Kapoor's daughter Shanaya Kapoor are Suhana Khan's close friends
Suhana Khan with dad Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Kapoor, Jahaan Kapoor and Shanaya Kapoor
This one is the recent picture of Suhana Khan with her friend during her visit to the Taj Mahal
Suhana Khan posing with her friends in this black-and-white image
Suhana Khan takes a selfie with her friend
Suhana Khan's pictures from her London diaries keep floating on social media every now and then
Suhana Khan with dad SRK, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon and others
Suhana Khan with Ahaan Panday (second from left), Alanna Panday and other friends at a party
We can't wait for Suhana Khan to follow dad Shah Rukh's footsteps and step into Bollywood
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's darling daughter, Suhana Khan is a grown-up adult now. From being a hardcore football player to now aspiring to pursue a career in acting, here's a look at some candid photos from the star kid's personal album!