Shahrukh’s Net Worth Increased By 1300 Crores In 2023: Pathan-Jawan Earned 2200 Crores, SRK Is The Owner Of 6400 Crores, The Fourth Richest Actor In The World
Pathan and Jawan…
King Khan Shahrukh, who gave the two biggest hits of 2023, has turned 58 today. Even at this stage of age, SRK made a record-breaking comeback, which was never seen before in the history of Hindi cinema. Jawan and Pathan collected a total of Rs 2196 crore at the box office. Both films are in second and third position among the top three-grossing Hindi films in India. The first is Aamir’s Dangal.
Due to this comeback, Shahrukh’s net worth has increased by Rs 1300 crore, now he is the owner of Rs 6411 crore. His name is in fourth position in the list of the world’s richest actors. In terms of earnings, he has left behind Tom Cruise, Jackie Chan, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
There was a time when Shahrukh Khan even sold kerosene illegally due to poverty. His journey to reach this point was not easy. Sometimes he was devastated by his mother’s death, and sometimes his dream of becoming a sportsman was shattered by a shoulder injury.
Shahrukh Khan made the biggest comeback in history
Shahrukh Khan took a break from films after the 2018 film Zero flopped badly. After doing cameos in films like The Zoya Factor, and Brahmastra, Shahrukh made a comeback as a hero after 4 years in the film Pathan in 2023. This film broke many big records by earning Rs 1015 crore.
The film Pathan became the second highest-grossing Hindi film in the history of India, the highest-grossing film of 2023, and the fourth-highest-grossing film in India.
The record of this film was broken by Shahrukh Khan’s second comeback film Jawan, which was also an action film. Jawan is now India’s second highest-grossing Hindi film and Pathan is the third. This is the biggest film of the year 2023.
From King of Romance to Action Hero of the Year
Shahrukh Khan is called the king of romance. However, at the age of 58, he chose to make a comeback from action. Both his films released this year were of the action genre. Shahrukh is the first Bollywood actor to make a record-breaking comeback by changing the genre. However, his next film is a dandy social comedy-drama.
Net worth increased by Rs 1300 crore in one year, world’s fourth-richest actor
Shahrukh Khan’s net worth has increased by Rs 1300 crore in 2023. Last year in 2022, Shahrukh’s net worth was Rs 5116 crore, which has increased by 8% after the success of Jawan and Pathan. Shahrukh Khan’s film Pathan had collected Rs 1050 crore. According to the report in Times of India, he had signed a 60 percent profit-sharing contract with Yash Raj Productions for the film Pathan. Apart from this, he had charged Rs 100 crore as fees for the film.
According to the report of Financial Express, he had also signed Jawan with 60% profit sharing and a Rs 100 crore fee. The film Jawan was produced by Shahrukh Khan’s production house Red Chilli Entertainment. In such a situation, he also got a direct profit from OTT and channel rights. With this, his net worth has increased by Rs 1300 crore.
Now his net worth has reached Rs 6411 crore, with which Shahrukh Khan has become the fourth richest actor in the world. In terms of earnings, Shahrukh Khan has left behind even Jackie Chan and Tom Cruise.
If Dunky is a hit, Shahrukh will be the only Bollywood star to give 3 mega-blockbusters in a year.
Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming film Donkey is going to be released on December 22. This social comedy-drama film is being directed by Rajkumar Hirani, all the films made under his direction have been superhit. Be it Munnabhai MBBS and Lage Rahe Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, Sanju, or PK.
If Rajkumar Hirani and Shahrukh’s film Dunky, which has a track record of 100% hit films, is a blockbuster and earns Rs 500-1000 crores, then Shahrukh will become the only star in the country to give 3 mega-blockbuster films back-to-back in a year. However, Shahrukh is still the only star to give two films earning Rs 1000 crore in a year.
Grandfather was an Afghani Pathan, father could not return due to riots
Shahrukh Khan’s grandfather Mir Jan Mohammad was an Afghani Pathan. His ancestors belonged to Kashmir and settled in Afghanistan years ago. Shahrukh’s father Mir Taj Mohammad was also born in Afghanistan. In 1946, he came to India to practice law at Delhi University, however, he could not return to Afghanistan due to the riots that started with the partition of India and Pakistan. Many relatives of Shahrukh still live in Qissa Khwani Bazaar of Afghanistan.
Although Mir Taj Mohammad was a lawyer by profession, after not achieving success in law, he first started a furniture business, then when that also did not work, he started transportation and kerosene dealing. When all the businesses were closed one by one, he opened a tea shop behind Willingan Hospital in Delhi.
In 1956, Mir Taj Mohammad married Latif Fatima and started living in a rented house in the Rajendra Nagar area of Delhi. After a daughter, their son Shahrukh was born on 2 November 1965. Shahrukh spent 5 years in Mangalore with his maternal grandparents. His maternal grandfather, Iftikhar Ahmed, was the chief engineer at the port. Shahrukh’s mother Latif Fatima was also educated. Latif Fatima, who studied at Oxford University in England, was a first-class magistrate. She was close to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and used to do social work with her.
Wanted to become a sportsman, dream broken due to a shoulder injury
Shahrukh Khan studied at St. Columbus School. Along with their studies, he was also an expert in hockey and football. He received the school’s biggest Sword of Honor award for his excellent performance in sports. He wanted to become a sportsman, but one day while playing, he suffered such a serious injury on his shoulder that the doctors advised him to stay away from sports.
After leaving sports, he started taking part in sports along with studying Economics at Hansraj College. By joining Delhi’s Theater Action Group, he got a chance to learn acting from Barry John. After graduation, he was admitted to the Master of Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia College, Delhi. Then he left his studies incomplete to become an actor and was admitted to the National School of Drama.
Shahrukh did not consider himself worthy of becoming a hero
While learning acting at the National School of Drama, Shahrukh met many people associated with the film and television industry. He first got work in Lekh Tandon’s TV show Dil Dariya, the shooting of which started in 1988. However, the show got delayed and he started his acting career with the 1989 show Fauji, directed by Rajkumar Kapoor. He was also a part of Aziz Mirza’s show Circus (1989–1990), Mani Kaul’s show Idiot (1992), and Umeed (1989).
Shahrukh’s strong acting was compared to Dilip Kumar. Many people told him that he should work in films and not in TV serials, although he did not consider himself worthy of becoming a hero in films.
Told my dying mother, if you go, I will become an alcoholic.
Shahrukh’s father Mir Taj Mohammad died of cancer in 1981. Shahrukh was just making a place in films when his mother’s health became serious due to worsening diabetes. Mother was counting her last breaths in Batra Hospital, but Shahrukh could not muster the courage to meet her.
He was sitting in the hospital parking lot praying for his mother’s safety when the doctor told him that he should meet her for the last time. Shahrukh had told in Anupam Kher’s chat show that he had told his mother who was taking her last breath that if she goes away, I will become an alcoholic. I won’t even study.
Shahrukh believed that a person leaves this world only when he is completely satisfied. If he had troubled his mother, she might have been saved. Shahrukh himself went into shock due to the death of his mother in 1991 and his elder sister Shehnaaz also went into depression. Shahrukh took the responsibility of his sister and kept her with him.
Came to Mumbai to recover from the shock of mother’s death
Sometime before his mother’s death, Shahrukh Khan had received a call from Hema Malini’s niece. She had said that she wanted to talk to you in connection with a film. Shahrukh thought someone was joking, however, within no time, Hema Malini was on the call. He called Shahrukh to meet him, but he did not want to do films, so he did not go.
After some time the mother passed away and Shahrukh was devastated. To recover from the shock, he left Delhi and came to Mumbai. Even then, Hema Malini was looking for a hero for her directorial debut film Dil Aashna Hai, so Shahrukh Khan went to meet her.
Hema Malini had rejected him after seeing her speaking style.
According to Hema Malini’s autobiography Beyond the Dream Girl, Hema did not like Shahrukh’s hair and his fast-talking manner, due to which she rejected Shahrukh. After some time, when Hema Malini did not find any hero for her film Dil Aashna Hai, she cast Shahrukh Khan only.
Shahrukh reached the set of his first film with his wife in wedding attire.
In 1984, Shahrukh met Gauri Khan at a party. After some time, Shahrukh gathered courage and asked for her number, and while talking, both of them started liking each other. Despite the family being against it, both of them faced many difficulties and got married in court on 26 August 1991.
A few days later, both of them got married on 25 October 1991 in the presence of the family. On the very day of their marriage, Hema Malini called him to meet her. Shahrukh had booked a hotel room to spend time with Gauri, however, as soon as he reached the hotel room, he was called and called to the set. Instead of leaving Gauri alone, dressed like a bride, Shahrukh asked her to accompany him on the set.
Hema was not on the set so he left Gauri in the make-up room and started shooting himself. Hema did not arrive even after waiting for hours. When Shahrukh reached Gauri at around 2 o’clock in the night, he saw that she was asleep. This story was written by Shahrukh Khan’s friend and journalist Mushtaq Shaikh in the book Kahaani Shahrukh Khan.
Years ago, Guru Maa had predicted – that this boy would change the face of the industry one day.
After the shooting started, Hema Malini was her guru mother Indira. Mother-in-law had arrived with Shahrukh Khan’s picture. Then he had predicted that one day this boy would change the face of the industry. Years later, what Guru Maa said proved to be true.
In 1991, 4 films Shahrukh Khan, Dil Aashna Hai, Deewana, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, and Chamatkar were released simultaneously and all were hits. Thanks to these films, Shahrukh Khan got the 1992 film Baazigar. Shahrukh Khan became a star by playing negative roles in the films Baazigar and Darr.
Since 1991, Shahrukh Khan has worked as a hero in 78 films. After Pathan and Jawan, Shahrukh is going to be seen in the film Dunky. The film, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, is a comedy-drama film based on Donkey Escape.
Apart from this, Shahrukh Khan will also be seen doing a cameo with Salman in Tiger 3. Tiger 3 is a spy universe film by Yash Raj Productions. Shahrukh’s film Pathan is also included in this spy universe.