Shah Rukh Khan, abbreviated SRK and born on November 2, 1965, is a Hindi-language film actor, producer, and television personality from India. He is known in the media as the “King of Bollywood,” the “King of Bollywood,” and the “Baadshah of Bollywood.” He has starred in over 80 movies and received various honors, including 14 Filmfare Awards.The Indian government honored him with the Padma Shri award, while the French government honored him with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Legion of Honor. Khan has a significant following base in the Indian diaspora and throughout Asia. He is regarded as one of the world’s most successful film stars in terms of both audience size and financial success.
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We have ranked Khan’s films according to his acting, from best to worst.
1. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, in which he was acclaimed for his successful acting, comes first. Aditya Chopra’s most well-known film that year was the romantic comedy Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. He played a young Non-Resident Indian (NRI) who falls in love with Kajol’s character while traveling throughout Europe. Initially, Khan was reluctant to play a lover, but this movie is credited with making him a “romantic hero.”
2. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
In second place is the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which was appreciated for its successful acting. He played a college student in Karan Johar’s romantic comedy Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, his final release of the year. He was in a love triangle with Kajol and Rani Mukerji. Author Anjana Motihar Chandra labeled the film the blockbuster of the 1990s, describing it as a “pot-pourri of romance, humor, and pleasure.” Khan won Best Actor at the Filmfare Awards for the second year in a row, despite the fact that he and some critics believed Kajol’s performance had surpassed his own.
3. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
During this period, Mohabbatein (2000) by Aditya Chopra and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001), a family drama directed by Karan Johar, were both hits. According to Khan, both films marked a turning point in his career.
In Rahul Dholakia’s action-crime movie Raees (2017), Khan played the role of the anti-hero, a Gujarati bootlegger turned gangster from the 1980s. Khan’s performance was described as “inconsistent, passionate and power-packed at moments,yet frequently sliding out of character into his customary blend of stock mannerisms,” writes Pratim D. Gupta of The Telegraph in a generally divided review.
5. Om Shanti Om
Om Shanti Om earned Khan his second Filmfare nomination for Best Actor. “The enterprise belongs to Shah Rukh Khan, who tackles humor, high drama, and action with his hallmark style—spontaneous and instinctively brilliant,” Khalid Mohammed of the Hindustan Times observed.
6. Kal Ho Naa Ho
Khan appeared in Karan Johar’s comedy-drama Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), set in New York City, and became the second-highest-grossing movie domestically and the best-grossing Bollywood movie internationally that year. Critics praised Saif Ali Khan’s depiction of Aman Mathur, a man with a deadly cardiac condition, and his emotional influence on viewers when he co-starred alongside Jaya Bachchan, Preity Zinta, and Saif Ali Khan.
7. Name Is Khan
After refusing the role of Anil Kapoor in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Khan began filming My Name Is Khan (2010), his fourth production with director Karan Johar and his sixth with Kajol. My Name is Khan, released in theaters, quickly rose to become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies ever outside of India, bringing Khan his eighth Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
8. Chennai Express
In 2013, Khan played the lead role in Rohit Shetty’s action comedy Chennai Express for Red Chillies Entertainment. The movie received mixed reviews from critics and some criticism for what some felt was a slight against South Indian culture, despite Rajinikanth, a prominent figure in Tamil cinema.
Mohabbatein (2000) by Aditya Chopra, a family drama directed by Karan Johar, was a hit. According to Khan, this film marked a turning point in his career. Amitabh Bachchan co-starred in the movie as a dictator, and they both featured the rivalry between the two men’s ideologies. Widespread praise for Khan’s performances in the film led to the awarding of his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Mohabbatein.
Khan received Best Actor nods for both Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and Don, an action movie that is a remake of the 1978 film of the same name.
In Yash Chopra’s romantic drama Veer-Zaara, Khan portrayed an Indian Air Force pilot who develops feelings for a Pakistani woman (Preity Zinta). The film was shown at the 55th Berlin Film Festival to critical acclaim. In India, it had the largest box office take in 2004.
12. Jab Tak Hai Jaan
The solo film that Khan released in 2012 was Yash Chopra’s final film, the love romance Jab Tak Hai Jaan, in which he starred alongside Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. CNN-IBN praised Khan’s overall performance as one of his best to date but thought that his first on-screen kiss with Katrina Kaif, 20 years his junior, was awkward.
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