Shah Rukh, who arguably made the foremost successful transition from TV to the large screen, made raid Bollywood with director Raj Kanwar’s “Deewana” on June 26, 1992, after his playing lead roles in popular TV shows “Fauji” (1988) and “Circus” (1989).
The 54-year-old actor said quite his professionalism, it’s his passion to entertain which can keep him going for several more years within the industry.
“Don’t know when my passion became my purpose then became my profession. many thanks all for therefore a few years of allowing me to entertain you. quite my professionalism i think my passionalism will see me through more years of service to all or any of you,” Shah Rukh tweeted alongside a modern picture of him.
In a subsequent tweet, the actor thanked his wife, producer-interior designer Gauri for clicking the photograph and wrote “28 years and counting…”
The actor’s initial years in films saw him play a mixture of negative characters in movies like “Baazigar”, “Darr” and “Anjaam” and as a small-town simpleton with big dreams in “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman” and “Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa”.
It was, however, his turn in Aditya Chopra’s romance “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (1995), which catapulted him to stardom and gave Hindi cinema one among its biggest romantic heroes.
From 1995 to mid 2000, Shah Rukh starred in titles like “Dil To Paagal Hai”, “Yes Boss”, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Mohabbatein”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, “Devdas”, “Kal Ho Na Ho”, “Main Hoon Na”, “Veer Zaara”, all of which were huge box office hits and earned the actor the tag of Bollywood’s ‘King Khan’.
He also featured in acclaimed films like “Swades”, “Chak De! India”, and “My Name is Khan”, during which he played a standard man on a mission as against his romantic hero staple.
The actor’s dream run came to a halt beginning 2011, together with his sci-fi superhero project “Ra.One”.
Though the last decade saw him deliver huge hits with comedies “Chennai Express” and “Happy New Year” between 2013 and 2014, his other attempts, including “Raees”, where he played a gangster, “Fan”, which had him playing a double role and “Zero”, featuring him as a vertically challenged man, fetched him acclaim but not box office glory.
Shah Rukh, who also owns production banner Red Chillies Entertainment, recently launched their collaborations with streamer Netflix India – espionage thriller series “Bard of Blood”, starring Emraan Hashmi, and “Betaal”, a zombie horror series, featuring Viineet Kumar and Ahana Kumra.