Sharukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India. He married Gauri Khan on 25 October 1991. They have three children, son Aryan Khan (b. 1997), son AbRam (b.2013) and daughter Suhana (b. 2000). Khan started out his career by appearing in several television serials during 1988-1990. He made his film debut with the commercially successful Deewana (1992). He began to achieve success at the box office from his villainous roles in films such as Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993), and Anjaam (1994). During his years in the Indian film industry, he won eight Filmfare best actor awards, which is highest by any actor and had significant box-office success. Some of his films include Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Om Shanti Om (2007), and Chak de! India (2007).
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Born to Mir Taj Muhammad Khan and Lateef Fatima in New Delhi, India. His name literally translates into ‘Face of the King’. According to some critics he may have influences of the legends Mr. Rajesh Khanna and Mr. Amitabh Bachchan while he acts out roles but he has always been known for his trademark performances.
Born and brought up in Delhi, he was a brilliant student and an all rounder. At St. Columba’s School he won the prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’. He was also the captain of his football, hockey and cricket teams all at the same time. After sustaining a football injury, he started to consider acting as a career. He graduated with honours in Economics from Hansraj College and did his masters in mass communications from Jamiya Miliya Islamia. Khan then went on to study theatre under the reputed Mr. Barry John whom he credits for carving out the actor inside him but his mentor considers his pupil as being solely responsible for his greatness and glory citing Shahrukh to have the perfect combination of ‘talent, perseverance, belief in yourself, a never-give-up-attitude and of course, a bit of luck’; factors needed for success.
The King began his journey by landing the lead role of a commando in 1988 drama series Fauji (1988). He was much applauded for his work and soon became the heartthrob of teenage girls bagging roles in other serials as Circus (1989) and ‘Dil Dariya’, the former being delayed due to various reasons. He also had a minor role in a made for television film called In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (1989).
His big screen debut came in the form of Deewana (1992) where he acted alongside the then top actress of Bollywood Divya Bharti and won the prestigious Filmfare award for Best Debut Actor Male. He had also starred earlier in a small role in ‘Dil Aashna Hai’. This was followed by another hit in the form of Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992).
After a few more films which did average or less at the box office, Khan made the unique choice against all advice to opt for negative roles and played obsessive, somewhat psychotic characters in Darr (1993) and Baazigar (1993). To everyone’s surprise the films were massive hits and Shahrukh earned his first Best Actor award and was also nominated in the villainous role category. His acting was applauded by all in the film industry and carved a niche for future King. The same year he bagged the Critics Award for best performance in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994), a film he often recalls as amongst his favourites.
A series of hits followed to what would be remembered as one of Khan’s most iconic performances; a film which is arguably India’s biggest blockbuster and truly complete with the very best of drama, comedy, romance, thrills and a bit of action as well. The epic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) was released on 20th October 1995 and as of 2011 still plays in a Mumbai theatre, thus being the longest running film in the history. Coincidentally Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise was the initial choice as the main lead but the role went to Shahrukh who is now nicknamed ‘Tom Cruise of India’.
Khan has come a long way since then with a string of hits under his belt which include some of Bollywood’s biggest in both national and international markets namely Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) , Devdas (2002), Swades (2004), Chak de! India (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007), My Name Is Khan (2010), Ra.One (2011) , Don 2 (2011), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)and the highest grossing Chennai Express (2013) thus making him the undisputed megastar of India with a record number of Best Actor trophies and numerous Power awards.
His fame does not stop here; following release of his films overseas he has been credited as the world’s biggest movie star and was named among the 50 most powerful people by Newsweek.
Even with all the success and a statue among the elite in Madame Tussaud’s, he is quoted as being one of the most humble and down to earth personalities although his wit is unmatched by even the best in business. This has led to him being a host of many television programs, game shows and award functions including India’s version of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’.
The King is an active philanthropist funding numerous humanitarian projects and charities as well as being personally involved in them though he prefers to keep this aspect out of the lime light.
His larger than life persona continues to win hearts all over the world with a fan following going into billions. He is the face of brands such as Pepsi, Tag Heur and has a 8 billion dirham property development project comprising multiple residential towers in the UAE named after him called ‘Shah Rukh Khan Boulevard’. He co-owns two production houses ‘Dreamz Unlimited’ and ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’ and the IPL Cricket team ‘Kolkata Knight Riders’.
Recipient of Padma Shri (India), Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), Unesco Pyramide con Marni (UNESCO), L’Etoile d’Or (by King of Morroco) and the Chubb fellowship (Yale) Khan resides in his beachside palatial mansion called ‘Mannat’ in Mumbai, India with his wife Gauri Khan and two children Aryan, Suhana and AbRam.
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His Signature Pose by slowly waving both hands in a rising upward motion
Studied in St. Columba’s school, New Delhi, where he was awarded the ‘Sword of Honor’, essentially the award for best student.
Although his birth name is spelled Shahrukh, he prefers and signs his name as Shah Rukh.
3 children with Gauri, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam. His 3rd child was born via a surrogate mother on 27 May, 2013.
He agreed to star in Aditya Chopra
‘s films without looking at the script first.
One of the four Khans that ruled Bollywood from the 1990s onwards. The other three are Salman Khan
, Saif Ali Khan
, and Aamir Khan
.SRK joined industry later than Salman and Aamir, Saif is one month senior to SRK as his film Parampara released before Deewana.
Runs a production company “Dreamz Unlimited” with actress, friend, co-star Juhi Chawla
and director, friend Aziz Mirza
Named one of Time Magazine’s 20 Asian Heroes under 40. (2004).
Son, Aryan Khan
, voice of Tez Lajawaab (Dash), character for Hindi dubbed version of Disney’s animated film, The Incredibles (Hum Hain Lajawaab).
Shah Rukh and his wife, Gauri Khan
, own the production company “Red Chilies Entertainments”, which Shah Rukh started for friend and colleague, director/choreographer Farah Khan
, for her debut directorial film – Main Hoon Na
Purchased a villa on a man made island on the coast of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Number 74 on E!’s 101 Hottest Celebrity Bodies Countdown (aired January 2006).
Was not very good at Hindi in school, until his mother promised to take him to the cinema if he passed. As he loved films,he got top marks from then on.
His father ran a transport company and his mother was a magistrate.
Loves computer games, video games and hi-tech gadgets.
His first name “Shahrukh” means “face of the king”.
Resides in a mansion called Mannat in Mumbai, India.
Being a Muslim man married to a Hindu woman, he and his wife combine both religious backgrounds into their children’s education.
His parents died before he entered movies. Shahrukh considers it a big regret that they couldn’t see what their son was to become.
He has a dog called Chewbacca.
He has an elder sister named Shehnaz Lalarukh.
Father is Meer Taj Mohammed Khan, Mother is Lateef Fatima Khan.
Fond of BMW cars and owns a number of them including the latest models.
Best friends with Karan Johar
, Arjun Rampal,Farhan Akhtar, Saif Ali Khan
, Hrithik Roshan
and his wife Sussane Khan Roshan, Preity Zinta,Vivek Vaswani,Vivek Oberoi
, Juhi Chawla
and her husband Jai Metha, Rani Mukerji
, Arbaaz Khan
, Sajid Khan
, Jackie Shroff
, Anil Kapoor
, Malaika Arora
, Chunky Pandey
and his wife and Mushtaq Sheikh.
Suffers from back, knee and neck problems.
Firmly insists and had promised himself that he would never kiss on the lips of any of his female co-stars after he had done the movie Maya
His father Meer Mohammed Taj Khan died of cancer in 1981 and his mother Lateef Fatima Khan died of complications in diabetes in 1991.
He has been awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of the Arts and Literature) award by the French government for his exceptional career.
Launched his perfume “SK” with the French perfumers and Jeannes Arthes.
The reason why Khan took up mass communications (film making) is because he loved television commercials.
Had Graduated from Hansraj College, Delhi University and followed it up with a Masters Degree in Mass Communications (Film making) from Jamia Millia Islamia University, in New Delhi, but after a year Shah Rukh opted out as he had to make his acting career in Bollywood.
He had captained all teams in football, cricket and hockey and even played cricket at zone and national level.
At school he was an ace in Hindi, electronics and biology but wasn’t good at all in mathematics.
His acting career in Bollywood was launched by his friend Vivek Vaswani and Hema Malini
Is very scared of riding horses.
For a short span of time Shahrukh ran a restaurant in Dariya Ganj in New Delhi, India.
SRK joined Barry John’s theatre group in New Delhi and learned acting from him, Barry John also taught acting to Manoj Bajpayee
in his theatre group.
Owns three Production Houses in India, Dreamz Unlimited, Red Chillies Entertainment and Red Chillies Idiot Box. Red Chillies Idiot Box Production house will start producing Television Serials in India.
Has started producing television serials in India.
Owns a VFX company, Red Chillies VFX.
He was the one who recommended Rani Mukerji
to Karan Johar for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and has maintained a close friendship with the actress since.
Has done a nude sex scene with his female co-star Deepa Sahi
Is a chain cigarette smoker. Smokes at least 2 packs a day.
In 2010, while doing a cameo in Mudassar Aziz’s Dulha Mil Gaya
(2010), he damaged his shoulder which required him to go through a major surgery.
In 2008, he suffered a major injury on his right shoulder. He ignored the pain, but as it worsened in 2010, he had to undergo a minimal invasive surgery.
While shooting for Shakthi: The Power
(2002) in 2001, he suffered a neck injury while performing a stunt. He was operated in the United Kingdom for the same by a renowned surgeon.
On the sets of Darr
(1993), he fractured three of his ribs while performing a stunt with Anupam Kher
. Kher accidentally lifted his leg, hurting his chest in the process.
Is a huge fan of Manchester United Football Club.
Had recently patched up with his long time arch rival Megastar Salman Khan
at an Iftar Party on July 2013.
When he was just four years of age, Shahrukh happened to throw a rock at a neighborhood boy because of which the latter’s teeth broke. Late at night that day, the child’s father came to the house in an inebriated state while wielding a knife. Shah Rukh’s father coolly opened the door and when this man threatened to kill his son for what he had done, he crosschecked with Shah Rukh as to whether or not he had committed the act of mischief. When the child confessed, the dad asked him to go out and explain himself to the man who was not only drunk but also armed. Shah Rukh had to go outside and apologize for his deed.
Loves watching movies alone in the darkness of his BMW car.
Wears his wedding ring on his right hand.
Shahrukh doesn’t keep a beard as he and his kids find it scratchy.
He does not like ice creams.
Believes in the TINA factor: There Is No Alternative to hard work.
During his busy schedule, he manages with only 4 to 5 hours of sleep.
He won the Raman Subramanyam Award in Class X (1982-1983) for character, all round performance in studies, sports and extracurricular activities and the Sword of Honour in Class XII (1984-1985) for the Best all round performance, loyalty, obedience, integrity and sportsmanship.
The college where he studied was Delhi University’s Hans Raj College, and Shah Rukh did his Economics Honors from the institution between 1985-1988. When Hans Raj celebrated its Golden Jubilee, the college gave away 17 shields to its alumni who had excelled in their lives and professions and Shah Rukh was one of them.
After graduating from Hans Raj, he went on to join Jamia Millia Islamia’s Mass Communications Research Centre to do his masters in filmmaking and journalism.
One of the reasons why Shah Rukh bought Mannat, his palatial bungalow, was since he wanted to have an exclusive prayer room. Shah Rukh says that if he were broke, he will sell everything except Mannat.
His dog’s names are Dash, Hulk, Kai and Juicy.
Studied at St. Columbas School and he believes that it is the best school in the whole world not because he studied in it, but because he feels they are very disciplined.
As a parent, he likes to believe he is a better father than an actor.
When he is sad he becomes quiet and overcomes it with hugs from his kids.
His philosophy with people is: It’s OK if people let you down, their loss not yours.
His ”Flop Films” include: Ashoka the Great
(2001), Shakthi: The Power
(2002), Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke
(1996), English Babu Desi Mem
(1997), Oh Darling Yeh Hai India
(1995), Zamaana Deewana
(1993), King Uncle
(1999), Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
(2000), One 2 Ka 4
(2001), Dil Se..
(1995), Ram Jaane
(2004), Billu Barber (2009), Ra.One
(1995), Chamatkar (1992), Idiot (1992), Dil Aashna Hai (…The Heart Knows)
(1992), Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
(1992) and Yes Boss
All of his car registration numbers reads 555. Shahrukh is very particular about the registration number as he’s superstitious about it and believes it brings him good luck.
Wears Tag-Heuer’s wristwatches and reading glasses.
He and son Aryan are major WWE Wrestling fans.
Shooting for My Name is Khan in San Fransisco. [June 2009]
His chauffeur’s name is Mohan Dongre.
Starred in Prem Lalwani’s shelved film “Bada Aadmi” directed by Lekh Tandon. Co starring Juhi Chawla. Music by Anand- Miland. This was June 1993.
In 2006, one of Shahrukh’s bodyguards was shot dead by the other.
His personal bodyguard’s name is Yasmin Khan. When his bodyguard got married, Shahrukh gifted him a flat that is located beside his residence Mannat.
Was approached to play Vicky Arora’s role in Feroz Khan’s Yalgaar
(1992). But he insisted on getting a story narration from Feroz Khan himself and not his assistant. After being told about this, Feroz dropped the idea of casting him and launched Vicky Arora. Previous to approaching Shahrukh, Feroz Khan had approached Aamir Khan and Salman Khan for the same role.They both also declined.
Was approached by Vidhu Vinod Chopra to play Raghubir Yadav’s role in 1942: A Love Story
(1994). By the time the shooting started, Shahrukh was already playing lead role’s in films. He declined.
Went for a world tour concert with Akshay Kumar
and Kajol in September 1998. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
Went for a world tour concert with Aamir Khan
, Urmila Matondkar, Mamta Kulkarni in April 1996. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
His Grandmother named him Abdul Rahman at birth but later on his father named him as Shahrukh Khan.
Went for a world tour concert in September 2004. He went with Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Rani Mukherjee, Priyanka Chopra. They went to cities in Canada, America, England.
Went for a world tour concert with Rishi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Raveena Tandon, Juhi Chawla, Ashwini Bhave in September 1994. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
Went for a world tour concert with Sunny Deol, Mithun Chakraborthy in May 1994. They visited cities in Canada , America and England.
Went for a world tour concert with Sanjay Dutt in May 2000. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
Was named Abdul Rahman by his grandmother at birth, but his father renamed him Shahrukh Khan.
Was to star in Subhash Ghai’s shelved film “Ganga” opposite Manisha Koirala. This was after Pardes.
Before Mohabbatien, Aditya Chopra was going to make a film with Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala. He decided to shelve that film. Years later he decided to start that film once again as Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
He won the best actor award 29 times.
Shahrukh Khan has had 226 nominations across popular Bollywood awards, and has won 207 of them.
In 1993, Pavan Chawla turned director and signed Shah Rukh Khan and Pooja Bhatt for his film. A year later the film got shelved.
Starred in the shelved movie ” Kutte Ki Maut” (1995) Starring Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar,Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Directed by Saaed Mirza The film was based on the infamous shoot out at Lokhandwala that rocked Bombay. Years later the film was eventually made as “Shootout At Lokhandwala”.
Starred in the shelved film “Pyar Beshumar” (1994). Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla. Produced and directed by Ketan Desai.
A C grade film named Akela Na Jana was made in the 1990’s. When it failed to release, the director named Salim Khan released the soundtrack with Shahrukh Khan and Kajol on the cover. This was done to increase the sales of the cassette.
A small producer named Navin Rehal was making a C grade film titled “Churalia Nigahon Se”. When that film was shelved he took the pictures of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol , put it on the CD cover and released the soundtrack songs of the film. People were fooled into believing that Shahrukh and Kajol had starred in this unreleased film. This was done to increase the sales of the CD.
In 1998 Shekhar Kapur was going to direct a movie titled “Maut Se Jo Darte Nahin” Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Scripted by Tigmanshu Dhulia. The film got shelved.
In 1993, Lekh Tandon was supposed to do a film with Shah Rukh called Bada Aadmi. It was produced by Prem Lalwani and Lekh was going to direct it. It also starred Juhi Chawla. Juhi had some problems during the shoot and Shah Rukh fought for her and left the film. The film later got shelved.
In 1995 G.P.Sippy signed Shah Rukh Khan, Nana Patekar, Raveena Tandon for a film. It eventually got shelved.
Was signed for Purab Ki Laila Paschim Ka Chaila but opted out. He was replaced by Sunil Shetty. This was when Anil Kapoor and Tabu were doing the film in 1993. They were later replaced by Akshay Kumar and Namrata Shirodkar.
Vivek Vaswani brought Shah Rukh Khan to the sets of Benaam Badshah. Upon seeing Shah Rukh, it was Anil who suggested that Vidhu Vinod Chopra was looking for a face like Shah Rukh’s for 1942 A Love Story. Anil wanted him for the role eventually played by Raghuvir Yadav.
Personal Quotes (36)
(December 2001, about Hrithik Roshan
): I wish I looked as good as he does. And I wish I danced as well as he does!
Yes, I do have a close circle of friends and I am very fortunate to have them as friends. I feel very close to them I think friends are everything in life after your family. You come across lots of people all the time but you only make very few friends and you have to be true to them otherwise what’s the point in life?
I’d rather sink trying to be different, than stay afloat like everyone else.
I cannot repay my fans for what they have done for me, they have given me so much love and that love has taken me to the number 1 position where I am today, the only thing I can do for my fans is to never stop working, and to do films till the very end, it is the only way I can express my love for them.
To me, Devdas is the end of love stories. I’ve portrayed an obsessed lover, a nice lover, an angry lover, a romantic lover. And now I’ve played Devdas. For someone who doesn’t even like love stories, I’ve played an awful lot of lovers. Personally speaking, I wouldn’t see any of the romantic films I’ve acted in.
I’m the luckiest man in the world and I don’t want to hide from the faces I’m acting for. So I don’t surround myself with guards, I’ve never given an interview in which I’ve said I feel bad that I can’t go shopping or I can’t go to Chowpatty and eat bhelpuri without being mobbed. I’m not the kind of guy who goes out wearing dark glasses (I don’t think I’m a big enough star to hide behind them, honest). I go to see movies in the cinema theatres, I go to restaurants with my family and friends even though I know people are going to disturb me there.
God has become a generic term like ‘mind blowing.’ It is embarrassing. I would have said that to Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar. I used to tell them I want to stand in the same space as you. I’ve told Kamal Haasan and Rajesh Khanna
Saab, I just want to touch you. They are the gods of acting. When people call me God, I say, no, I’m still an angel or saint of acting. I still have a long way to go. Though I cannot ever surpass these legends I would like to be next to them.
(August 2004): Awards that ignore me are losers.
(August 2004): I’m try-sexual. I try anything that’s sexual.
(August 2004): I have no competition. Every year the names I’m pitted against keep changing. You can’t cream the competition, you have to kill it.
I keep hearing that our films are escapist and unreal but I find our films the most real in the world. We don’t have people going up in a rocket and single-handedly blowing up a meteor. We don’t have a president on Air Force One saving the world or things coming out of people’s stomachs. Our fantasies and escapism are real. It’s just people singing and dancing in the street. If England had won the World Cup you would have seen people singing and dancing like that.
I don’t like wearing dark glasses. I’m happy with the fact that people know me. I want people to scream and shout at me, I want people to trouble me when I’m having lunch, I like six bodyguards around me. I love being a star. I find it very strange when people who are famous say they don’t want to be photographed. I don’t want to be photographed first thing in the morning, I don’t want people peeping into my bedroom, but besides that, it’s a wonderful life.
“I haven’t given up smoking. I’m very clear about it, it’s a personal choice. I want to cut down on it. It shouldn’t be made into an issue to say, damn good or damn bad. Whether I give it up or not shouldn’t be an issue.” (Movie Mag, May 2006)
“I was supposed to have done Rang De Basanti
(2006), the guy on the motorbike. I didn’t have the dates. They were shooting in Delhi and the dates were clashing with Paheli.” (Movie Mag, May 2006)
“It’s not like Steven Spielberg is waiting with a script for me. I don’t think I’ll ever be offered a great international film in my lifetime, so I’d rather be a king here. Moreover, Indian cinema is the greatest in the world. But of course, after spending three months in LA, London, and New York I found that our cinema is a little exaggerated. To make a mark in the West we have to reach their level without losing our identity, culture or songs. I don’t want to star in a Hollywood film, but want to make a film that crosses over universally.” (Movie Mag, May 2006)
On trying to get Paheli (2005) an Oscar nomination: “There’s a misreport here about our lobbying at the Oscars. The understanding that we have of the Oscars is very different from how it really is. Because Indian film, foreign films are not known, you’re supposed to hire a PR company which we did. It’s not as if you just go there, show your films, lobby and talk to them. You’re not allowed to lobby as in you’re not allowed to meet the Academy members, talk to them or even make a call to them. You just keep advertising in the ‘For Consideration For Oscars’ category. We took out full page ads in papers like Variety and Hollywood Reporter. The only good thing we did was that we advertised very frequently, it was promoted on the same scale as the biggest of films. We did it because we could afford it.” (Movie Mag, May 2006)
“I felt Ashoka the Great
(2001) should have been chosen for the Oscars. We had worked towards that. We had these international distributors for it. We were the first to actually release an Indian film internationally in traditionally non-Indian theaters. We spent a lot of money and lost a lot of money too. We were the first to put up boardings in London, in tube stations. We did speak to everyone who was anyone here, wondering if Asoka could go to the Oscars. But the one that got chosen was Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
(2001) which was even better. So we had no complaints. After that I didn’t make any film for the foreign market.” (Movie Mag, May 2006)
You must respect your seniors, bu never get intimidated by them. Winning should be a habit, not an option. The four Hs are important when you play to win — honesty, humor, hard work and a bit of haraamipan.
I don’t look at the figures that my movies make. The only figures I look at are girl’s figures. (When asked to comment on what he felt about the figures his movies gross.)
Whenever I fail as a father or husband… a toy and a diamond always works.
If I talk to a girl, it’s assumed that I’m having a scene with her. If I don’t, then it’s assumed that I’m gay.
I don’t kiss on screen. Period.
There are only two Khans. Ghenghis Khan and Shahrukh Khan.
Sex is not required to sell my film. My name is enough.
You never win the silver, you only lose the gold.
I am very shy. If I am flying British Airways and the air hostess asks me two questions, and I don’t understand her accent – I will go hungry for the entire flight.
The dream I chased, took me on a journey. A journey more rewarding then the goals, the achievements. When I look back it’s like facing a million mirrors. Each reflection opens a window. A window to the world I’ve just discovered. The world I want to share with all of you.
If I am a role model, I must be the worst one in the world.
I’ve never had a girl make a pass at me.
Togetherness, passion, laughter, faith, trust and jealousy are the essential ingredients of love.
The collar-bone is my favorite part of the human body.
If asking me whether sleeping with X or Y gives the media pleasure, then so be it. It’s a small price to pay.
I don’t think I would have become an actor if Kajol wasn’t a part of my films and life. And I don’t think I would have continued acting if Rani wasn’t a part of films either. I think perhaps in seventeen years they sum up my career as the most beautiful career.
Rani has looked her career best in Paheli. For myself, Aziz and Juhi, Rani is the only leading lady for our production house. She is the best actress we have had in I’d say the last 16 years!
[Speaking to Rani Mukerji on a talk show] I’ve known from the time you started. I’m very fond of you… I love you! We’ve done different kinds of roles together. Chalte Chalte I think was very interesting. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was interesting because you’d just started out… Its wonderful to see you evolve as an actor over the years and personally I do believe that Rani Mukerji is the best actress in the country in the last 16 years. I think she’s absolutely wonderful!
[In the making of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai] I’ve worked with a few new comers [Mahima Choudary, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji] recently and Rani is the best of the lot. She lights up the screen with her appearance, she’s very very beautiful and extremely talented, it was a pleasure working with her.