Shah Rukh Khan (born 1965) is an Indian film actor, producer and
television personality. Often referred to as the "King of Bollywood", he
has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films. Described by the Los
Angeles Times as perhaps "the world's biggest movie star", he has a
significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora. Khan started his
career with appearances in several television series in the late 1980s.
Early in his film career, he was recognised for his portrayal of
villainous roles in Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993) and Anjaam (1994). He
rose to prominence after starring in a series of romantic films,
including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). He later earned critical acclaim for his
portrayal of more serious roles, including an alcoholic in Devdas (2002)
and a man with Asperger syndrome in My Name Is Khan (2010). His work in
Bollywood has earned him numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare
Awards. Khan is co-chairman of Red Chillies Entertainment and a co-owner
of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Rukh_Khan>
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British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour issued the Balfour
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Jewish homeland in Palestine.
American Quaker Norman Morrison set himself on fire in front of
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Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting merged to
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