Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

As Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan turns a year older, we have a list of the best films of his career. Starting from a TV show entitled Fauji in 1989 to becoming the Badshah of the filmland, Shahrukh Khan has always won our hearts with his charm and versatile acting chops.

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From portraying negative characters in Deewana, Darr and Baazigar to making us drool over his charm with his chocolate boy avatar in DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, SRK is a power-packed entertainer worldwide. On the occasion of his special day, let us go down memory lane to witness some of his blockbusters.

Top 10 SRK Films You Can’t Miss To Watch On His Birthday

Here is the list of the best films that made us fall in love with Shahrukh Khan over and over again.

1. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

Year: 1995

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Anupam Kher, Pritam, Mandira Bedi

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After portraying a negative character in Baazigar (1993), Shahrukh Khan got a chance to showcase the lover boy inside him in Aditya Chopra’s DDLJ. While Shahrukh Khan portrayed the character Raj, the dream boy of every Indian girl, Kajol played his love interest Simran in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.

No wonder the film has created a history of romance in Indian cinema with SRK and Kajol romancing on screen.

2. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Year: 1998

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Archana Puran Singh, Anupam Kher

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Karan Johar made his directorial debut with the young love triangle for ages. Featuring the magical on-screen pair Shahrukh Khan and Kajol in the lead roles, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai became a cult classic film of the era. While Rani Mukerji was featured in a supporting role, Salman Khan made a cameo appearance in the romantic drama.

3. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Year: 2001

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor

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The film actually lives up to the name- Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. The family entertainer is one of the much-celebrated films in every household. The film has an ensemble cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, SRK, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor.

Shahrukh Khan’s charismatic performance in K3G made him the favourite son of every Indian mother and an ideal man in every girl’s heart.

4. Devdas

Year: 2002

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic Indian romantic drama features Shahrukh Khan as Devdas, Aishwarya Rai as Paro and Madhuri Dixit as Chandrmukhi. The story exhibits an incomplete love story, where Dev leads to self-destruction as he indulges in alcoholism to alleviate his pain.

The blockbuster won 5 National Awards and 10 Filmfare Awards in 2002.

5. Kal Ho Naa Ho

Year: 2003

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bachchan

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Written and directed by Karan Johar, Kal Ho Naa Ho is considered to be one of the best SRK films of all time. It is a roller coaster ride of fun, laughter and lots of emotions in the 3 hours of drama. Kal Ho Naa Ho emerged as the highest-grossing film worldwide in 2003.

6. Main Hoon Naa

Year: 2004

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan, Amrita Rao

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Another epic emotional ride for the fans, Farah Khan’s directorial Main Hoon Naa featuring Shahrukh Khan is an all-time fan favourite. The film is a perfect blend of love, laughter, comedy and emotions with a unique concept of bromance.

7. Veer-Zaara

Year: 2004

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan

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Yash Chopra’s directorial drama Veer Zaara was a love story that trumped the borders between India and Pakistan. While SRK played Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian airforce pilot, Preity Zinta portrayed Zaara Hayat Khan, an innocent yet bubbly girl from Pakistan who wishes to pour his grandma’s ashes in a pious river of Punjab.

While the duo falls for each other and Veer crosses the border to get his love, he gets imprisoned for life on the charges of spying.

8. Swades

Year: 2004

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Daya Shankar Panday

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Shahrukh Khan stars as Mohan, a scientist at NASA who comes to India to visit his Amma. Later he discovers the backward and underdeveloped condition of his village and decides to stay back for the upliftment of his hometown. Swades is the first Indian movie filmed inside the headquarters of NASA.

9. Chak De India!

Year: 2007

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagrika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

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Helmed by Kabir KhanChak De India peddles patriotism, gender bias and religious bashing at the same time. Shahrukh Khan plays the role of a coach of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team, with the desire to salvage his reputation lost in the past and make the Indian team win the international tournament.

10. My Name Is Khan

Year: 2010

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Jimmy Shergill, Karan Malhotra

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Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan once again joined hands to produce the masterpiece entitled My Name Is Khan.
While KJo directed the best film of his career, SRK showed one of his brilliant performances portraying the character of an autistic man Rizwan Khan, who embarks on a journey to meet the President of the United States with an attempt to change the perception of people regarding his religion.

My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist,” says Rizwan in the end!

Here we sum up the best films of SRK’s career. Shahrukh’s charm and stardom are unparalleled, and no one from the fresh crop of actors can take his place. He has a huge fanbase nationally and at the global level. We wish the megastar prosperity and a great year ahead. Happy Birthday, King Khan!



By Ocean Rana

Research Scholar/ Content Writer; Assistant Professor at SAGE University, Indore

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