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Shah Rukh Khan is among the most popular Bollywood actors outside India, he is a mascot of the diaspora population

Shah Rukh Khan is among the most popular Indian cinema and TV actors in the world, his fame extending outside the Indian subcontinent, and into the diaspora population around the globe, his fame remains unmatched even after decades in the industry.  On Eid recently seen thousands gathered to catch a glimpse of him. Shah Rukh Khan aka SRK was a bright student in school.

In a video doing the rounds online among his fan clubs, he said, “My grandfather was Iftikhar Ahmed. He was the chief engineer of the Karnataka state, and he built the Mangalore port. He was educated in London and was one of the top engineers in our country. My father was the youngest freedom fighter in this country, and he was jailed when he was only 16 or 19. He had a lot of friends, one who was a close associate, was General Shah Nawas Khan, who was one of the leaders of the Indian National Army with Subhas Chandra Bose.” He also said, “They are very interesting, my family is very interesting. My father was a lawyer and a freedom fighter, my mother was a magistrate and a social worker, and my sister is an MA in psychology. I have an eccentric, strange family.”

SRK’s parents died when he was young, and he has often spoken about how much he regrets not getting to spend enough time with them. In a 2011 interview with a popular newspaper, he said, “I think both parents are really important for children and it’s a great gift of God if children have both their parents. I lost my parents very early, so I attach a huge amount of importance to having them with you. I fight with my wife saying that a father is more important but I guess that’s a bias being a father. A father needs to be a guardian, a parent, someone who one can look up to. But most importantly, to be a friend.”  “More than my father’s strictness, goodness, his education, or all the ideals that he gave me, what I miss most is having a friend.”

SRK was seen in Zero in 2018, after which he was away from the silver screen for some time. The wait of his fans throughout the world will be over by 2023 in Pathaan, followed by Rajkumar Hirani’s next film, he is also rumored to have begun filming director Atlee’s new venture.

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