Shah Rukh Khan, the epitome of romance celebrates his 53rd birthday today. The actor’s birthday always turns out as a huge deal for his fans and like every year, they gather outside Mannat to wish the superstar. That one wave he does to his fans just makes us go mad.
Talking about his bright career, from becoming a worldwide icon to make us believe what love and romance are to becoming the first conqueror to speak at TED Talks, Badshah has imprinted a forte for himself in the world like no one else.
Whether it’s his screen presence, his brilliant rhetoric skills, his cute dimples, his signature pose or his style of anecdote, Shah has all the qualities that sweep us off our feet.
On his birthday we bring you seven of his iconic and worth watching interviews of King Khan:
#Ek Din Ek Jeevan with Tavleen Singh
Columnist Tavleen Singh powwowed with known figures, including I.K. Gujral and model Milind Soman to actors Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. It was in the year 1996; Shah Rukh was shooting for the Duplicate movie and Singh got a chance to have a chat with the gifted actor. And he shared the growing Shah Rukh Khan life being absolutely bold.
#Rendezvous With Simi Garewal
A gush-gush gossip show. Invitees include Sunil Dutt to Anil Kapoor and Kapil Dev and young stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan. Shah Rukh and Gauri came to the show spilling beans on their parenthood. Highlight: Shah Rukh Khan singing Kabhi kabhi in qawwali style.
#Ru Ba Ru with Rajeev Shukla
With Rajeev Shukla, SRK went on talking about dreams, films and acting, ups and downs, controversies to getting married to Gauri Khan to talking about her. A heart to heart confession I must say.
#Interview with Rajeev Masand
In this discussion with Rajeev Masand, Khan explained how his children respond to his stardom, and reveals why he’ll give them a good education and a home but not much else.
#Facetime with Anupama Chopra
Shah Rukh Khan talks to Anupama Chopra about Raees, the vague morality of portraying a negative character on screen and the pressures of expectation that being a star entails.
As always, he speaks honestly- about feeling that he let Fan director Maneesh Sharma down, about missing the primitiveness that is afforded when an actor is just starting out and his disinclined acceptance that no matter his actual involvement in a film, he becomes the tacit leader of the pack.
#Aap Ki Adalat
Bollywood’s King ‘Shah Rukh Khan was in Aap Ki Adalat with Rajat Shama. This was the second time Shah came to his show. The show is quite interesting and Rajat Sharma churns out secrets out of the actors very politely. But here the Dilwale actor played well with his wittiness.
#Koffee with Karan
Apart from Shah Rukh Khan’s talent and dedication, what makes him incredibly awesome, is his sharp mind. The superstar is one of the wittiest and funniest actors in the industry. The actor has the ability to twist the question or put Kjo in the spot, which I find engaging to watch. I bet along with me, there are several die-hard SRK fans that agree with this and have been left in splits with SRK’s unbeatable wit. And there are many episodes where he’s proving his wit so check out:
Here’s wishing Shah Rukh Khan, the love of my life (couldn’t stop the fangirl inside me) an incredible birthday! And we wish him good Luck for his upcoming film Zero.