7 Lesser Known Facts About Shah Rukh Khan

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

-Shah Rukh Khan

Aging with grace, superstar Shah Rukh Khan turns 51 on this day. Humane, hopelessly romantic, charming and witty; SRK is a name that needs no introduction.

While you might be aware of the friend, actor and superstar Shah Rukh Khan, today we share with you lesser known facts  about the eminent personality. Read on and be surprised!

  • He has been honoured with UNESCO’s Pyramide con Marni award for helping educate the children of India. He is the first Indian to have won this award.
  • The number plates of all his cars read 555. The star is superstitious about numbers and believes that this number brings him good luck.
  • In his younger days, he played cricket at zonal and national level. He was also the captain of his school’s football and hockey teams.
  • Shah Rukh has a phobia for horses and dislikes eating ice-cream!
  • At first Shah Rukh was named “Abdul Rahman” by his maternal grandmother but his father later changed it to Shah Rukh Khan.
  • He was paid only Rs. 25,000 for his first movie Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa.  He even sold movie tickets from the booking window of a Mumbai theatre on the first day of its release.
  • Shah Rukh Khan has been awarded the status equivalent of Knighthood in Malaysia.
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Here’s wishing King Khan a very happy birthday!