Shahrukh Khan is regarded as one of the most influential actors in Bollywood. He has been leading Bollywood without any backing from God fathers. He is also the first Indian actor who made his entrance into the Hindi film industry after marriage. He is often quoted as "The King of Bollywood". To his fans, he is also known as King Khan.
Before making his debut on a silver screen, he appeared in several television serials. He made his debut as a lead actor in Deewana (1992). In this film, his stars alongside Rishi Kapoor and Divya Bharti. The name of his character was Raja. After the success of his debut film, Shahrukh Khan did not have to look back.
So far, he has acted in over 70 Hindi films. Some of his most successful films are- Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Chak De India (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008). With his science-fiction movie, Ra.One, that is scheduled to release on October 26, 2011, he will appear as a superhero.
Shahrukh Khan has won 14 Filmfare Awards, including eight Filmfare Awards for Best Actor category. For his contribution towards Indian cinema, he received Padma Shri by the government of India in 2005.