Shah Rukh Khan turns 55


As superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday turned a year older, his co-actors Juhi Chawla, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene as well as Bollywood stars Anushka Sharma and Rajkummar Rao among others wished him health and happiness.

The actor is celebrating his 55th birthday in Dubai where he is attending the Indian Premiere League with his team Kolkata Knight Riders.

Khan started his acting journey with television shows “Fauji” and “Circus”. He made his Bollywood acting debut with “Deewana”, opposite Divya Bharti and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor.

The actor followed it up with boy-next-door roles in “Chamatkar” and “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman”.

Chawla played the female lead in the film, which also marked a start of their friendship, and led to many more memorable films like “Darr”, “Yes Boss”, “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani” and business collaborations.

The actor said she will be planting 500 trees on her friend’s birthday.

“From co-star, co-producer to co-owner… dotted with much laughter and some tears, it’s been a long, colourful & eventful journey. Happy Birthday @iamsrk,” Chawla posted on Twitter.

After working on series of cute love stories, Khan made a switch to playing grey characters with films like “Baazigar”, “Darr” and “Anjam”.

Dixit-Nene, who starred opposite the Bollywood star in “Anjam” and also in blockbusters “Dil To Pagal Hai as well as “Devdas”, reminisced the time she spent with Khan.

“Whenever we meet, there’s masti, magic & loads of love. Here’s wishing you a very happy birthday Shah Rukh. Stay safe & hope to see you soon,” she posted on Instagram.

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Apart from giving a major makeover to Khan’s image, “Baazigar” also marked actor Shilpa Shetty’s Bollywood debut.

Shetty shared an Instgram Story wishing the actor on his birthday.

“A very happy birthday to my first hero, my Baazigar @iamsrk. I pray you always get all that your heart desires and a lot more because you deserve all of it, Shah,” she wrote.

The success of these films made SRK one of the most in-demand actors of his generation and earned him many precious friends in the industry including choregrapher-director Farah Khan.

“Happy birthday @iamsrk…. the most valuable Antiques are old friends,” she captioned a throwback photo with Khan.

The actor also starred in her directorial debut “Main Hoon Na” as well as other filmmaking ventures — “Om Shanti Om” and “Happy New Year”.