Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Facts about Shahrukh...

  • He did his High school from St Columbus High School in New Delhi

  • Winner of The Ravi Subramani award.

  • Winner of The Sujit Memorial award.

  • He was an ace in electronics and biology but wasn't good at all in mathematics. Overall a brilliant student.

  • He captained all teams in football, hockey, and played cricket at zone and national level.

  • He graduated from Hansraj College, Delhi University and followed it up with a Masters Degree in Mass Communications (Film making) from Jamiya Miliya Islamiya, in Delhi, but quit it in a year.

  • The reason he took up on Mass Communications (Film making) is because he loved the TV commercials.

  • For a short spell, Shah Rukh Khan ran a restaurant in Darya Ganj, New Delhi.

  • He also joined theatre with Barry John. He started out as an actor on the smallscreen, in Dil Dariya (directed by Lekh Tandon) where he almost went unrecognised because he played a sardarji. His first serial in Bombay was two episodes of Wagle Ki Duniya. Then came Fauji, Ummeed and Circus.

  • Favorite American Movie: It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World

  • Favorite Movie: His favourite film in which he has acted is ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’, where he portrayed a "Chaplinesque character".

  • Favourite Food: Tandoori Chicken

  • Favorite Perfume: Azzaro

  • Favorite way to have his coffee: Decaffe Cappacino or Decaffe Latte from Starbucks with 2/3 satches (packets) of sugar depending on the time of the day.

  • Song he sang when wooing Gauri: Gori Tera Gaon Bada (Film: Chitchor)

  • If not an Actor : A school teacher.

  • Most Happiest Moment: When he got married and when he got his first filmfare award.

  • Most Saddest Moment: When his mother and father passed away - "I can’t get that out of my system".

Some other Facts
  • 2nd November 1965. In New Delhi's Talwar Nursing Home, to parents Mir Taj Muhammad and Lateef Fatima, was born a young boy. For the family, that lived in Rajinder Nagar, a middle class locality in the national capital, it was time to rejoicesrk5.jpg and celebrate the newly born.
  • When he was just four years of age, Shah Rukh happened to throw a rock at a neighborhood boy because of which the latter's teeth broke. Late at night that day, the child's father came to the house in an inebriated state while wielding a knife. Shah Rukh's father coolly opened the door and when this man threatened to kill his son for what he had done, he crosschecked with Shah Rukh as to whether or not he had committed the act of mischief. When the child confessed, the dad asked him to go out and explain himself to the man who was not only drunk but also armed. Shah Rukh had to go outside and apologize for his deed.
  • Shah Rukh had won the Raman Subramanyam Award in Class X (1982-83) for character, all round performance in studies, sports and extra curricular activities and the Sword of Honour in Class XII (1984-85) for the Best all round performance, loyalty, obedience, integrity and sportsmanship.
  • The college where he studied was Delhi University's Hans Raj College, and Shah Rukh did his Economics Honours from the institution between 1985-88. When Hans Raj celebrated its Golden Jubilee, the college gave away 17 shields to its alumni who had excelled in their lives and professions and Shah Rukh was one of them.
  • After graduating from Hans Raj, he went on to join Jamia Milia Islamia's Mass Communications Research Centre to do his masters in filmmaking and journalism.
  • Shah Rukh had a solid theatre background and had worked with an institution like Barry John in New Delhi.
  • Shah Rukh was, in fact uncomfortably possessive about his lady love (Gauri), whom he lovingly calls Gaurima. So much so that he would pick up a quarrel with her even if she let her hair down…literally. Finally, Gauri lost her cool and without informing Shah Rukh, came down to Bombay. Shah Rukh followed her to the huge city and kept looking for her around the beaches because of his awareness that she was attracted to them in a big way. Later, a cab guy advised him to go to Aksa Beach and Gorai Beach. After searching frantically, he managed to track her down when she was standing in the water! Isn’t that filmi?
    One of the reasons why Shah Rukh bought Mannat, his palatial bungalow, was since he wanted to have an exclusive prayer room. Shah Rukh says that if he were broke, he will sell everything except Mannat
  • Both the children, Aryan (13th November 1997) and Suhana (23rd May 2000) have been taught to revere the co-existence of Ganpati and Allah in the Khan household. How wonderfully they are being brought up manifests itself in the story that when Shah Rukh was having a critical neck surgery, Aryan went to the temple and said an Islamic prayer so that his father could get well soon.
  • Shahrukh Khan is a Muslim but celebrates Diwali and Christmas along with Eid every year. He keeps a Lakshmi Pooja every year in his office and at home. He even has a Christmas tree at home. From all the festivals Shahrukh’s kids love Christmas the most.
  • Shahrukh Khan has the holy Quran Bismillah kept along with the idols of Indian Gods at his place. His kids pray to both the God’s simultaneously.
  • Shahrukh Khan can be managed best only by his wife as she understands him the most. She is the only person who can command Shahrukh to do things. Infact Shahrukhs’s daughter Suhana imitates Gauri Khan very well by saying in a strict voice, “Shahrukh, eat your food.”
  • Shahrukh never asks anything for himself from God. It is always his family and his close people he asks for. But whenever he wants to ask for himself, he never goes to a temple but goes to his parent’s grave. He believes that whatever he will ask there will be fulfilled and yes most of them have come true which makes Shahrukh’s belief all the more strong.Shahrukh requires a lot of his own space for himself and his near and dear ones understand that. Whenever Shahrukh is angry, he needs to be left alone or you will only make him angrier.
  • Shahrukh loves watching movies in the darkness of his car. He loves watching movies alone and peacefully.
  • Shahrukh is a complete game freak. In fact he turns everyone around him into a gaming freak. The latest game that Shahrukh is playing is Smackdown versus Raw which is a wrestling game. Shahrukh can’t wait to get his hands on the new Play Station 3 as he is not an XBOX fan.
  • Shahrukh studied at St. Columbus School and he believes that it is the best school in the whole world not because he studied in it, but because he feels they are very disciplined.


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