15 Bollywood Stars You Should Know About in America

SLAMthe Tour 20 Sep 2014 (213 )

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1. Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan is a highly paid Bollywood actor. He’s been referred to as the “King” of Bollywood. He has been active since 1988 and has appeared in over 80 films. His career began in TV and theater, but soon made his feature film debut in 1992 starring in a musical that blends romance and action entitled Deewana, directed by Raj Kanwar. Fun fact: Khan replaced Armaan Kohli who’d walked out of the project. As a result, Khan earned his first major role in feature movie. Khan received a number of accolades for his stellar performance and versatility in films such as Baazigar and Darr,. He was also recognized for his work in Chak De! India and My Name is Khan–films that cross genres. Red Chilies Entertainment is partially owned by Khan. The production company which makes films such as Chennai Express and Always Kabhi Kabhi. Khan’s wife Gauri Khan, is a film producer and costume designer. She is also co-owner of the production company. They have been married since 1991.