In 1992 when Shahrukh Khan first made his debut in Bollywood in Divya Bharti and Rishi Kapoor starrer Deewana nobody knew he will be one of the top superstars and rule the industry for the coming decades. He has been adored by millions of fans as the King Of Romance. While the actor rose to fame for his portrayal of romantic heroes, SRK has explored characters with different shades and layers. Today, the actor celebrates 29 years in Bollywood. Thus, we listed down the most memorable characters played by Shah Rukh Khan which left a long-lasting mark.
Mohan Bhargav in Swades
Ashutosh Gowariker's Swades rediscovered SRK in a different light. His portrayal of Mohan Bhargava, a NASA scientist who returned to India became iconic. The film is still considered one of the milestones of Bollywood.
Kabir Khan in Chak De! India
Yet another path-breaking performance by SRK. The sports drama saw the actor breathing into the character of Kabir Khan, the dedicated and determined coach of the Women’s Hockey Team of India. Shah Rukh once again proved his mettle in the film.
Devdas Mukherjee in Devdas
Based on Saratchandra Chattopadhyay’s timeless novel, Devdas is a tale of a man destroyed by his own mistakes and fate combined. SRK put an intense and layered performance which left a mark in the audience’s hearts.
Dr. Jehangir Khan in Dear Zindagi
SRK turns a free-spirited psychologist who helps the protagonist (Alia Bhatt) to get over her depression. We can’t but fall for the lovable and inspiring Dr. Jehangir Khan in this Gauri Shinde directorial.
Rahul Mehra in Darr
Shah Rukh is loved for his lover-boy image but before that, he scared the audience with his portrayal of Rahul Mehra, a creepy-stalker in Darr. Even now the chill runs down our spine when we hear his unnerving whisper ‘Ki Ki Ki Ki Kirraan’. (Special mention: SRK also played crazy obsessed lover in Anjaam with elan).
Aman Mathur in Kal Ho Naa Ho
There are few characters that become synonymous with some emotions, Aman Mathur from Kal Ho Naa Ho is one of them. We still get teary-eyed thinking about SRK’s character in the much-loved film.
Raees Alam in Raees
Shah Rukh Khan can nail grey characters and how! His role in Raees will be remembered for his effortless portrayal of the character.