People have always been fascinated by movies. Films reflect the reality of a society’s cultural, political and even economic conditions and may re-affirm or escape these realities by creating alternative universe where the viewer can immerse himself or himself for a few hours. It is therefore of no surprise that the love for movies transcend all races, cultures and nationalities. One such example that emphasizes the transcendence of film and movies lies in the emergence of Bollywood, often used to define the thriving Hindi film industry based in Mumbai, India. One of the most famous Bollywood personalities is the hunk Shahrukh Khan, often proclaimed as “The Bollywood King”. This article aims to dissect the reasons behind Shahrukh Khan’s phenomenal rise to stardom and renown.
Born on November 1965 to upper middle class parents, Shahrukh Khan grew up to become a well-known film actor, producer, television host, social activist and even acquired ownership of the IPL cricket team. He has acted in approximately 70 films and has won several Best Actor awards. If one looks closely, it is obvious that Khan has several attributes which helped in making him one of the most influential people in the world today. For one, he has a very positive self-image. Strong self-esteem is crucial in an individual’s success and it is quite evident that Shahrukh Khan has a very strong self esteem.
Apart from this, he displays exceptional discipline and hard work in all his endeavors. He is known to be polite, punctual and courteous, traits which are often lacking in many showbiz personalities today. Definitely, all of these traits helped make Khan the movie mogul that he is today.
While he may have everything that money can buy – direct system, the most advanced technological gadgets, a home from an exclusive suburb, and others – Shahrukh Khan doesn’t forget his roots and continue to be level-headed despite all the success that he have already achieved.