Happy birthday Shah Rukh Khan: Some unknown facts about King Khan

Shahrukhkhan-factsHere are some unknown facts about the star that probably only a die-hard SRK fan would know. (Express archive photo)

As Bollywood Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan turns another year older somehow gets even more charismatic. Here are some unknown facts about the star that probably only a die-hard SRK fan would know.

1. The actor is said to have not been very good in Hindi during his school days. However, his mother promised to take him to the cinema if he passed. Having a love for films from an early age, Khan scored top marks from then on.

2. Before becoming a star, Shah Rukh Khan ran a restaurant in Dariya Ganj in New Delhi, India for a brief period.

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3. Shah Rukh feels he is not a good swimmer and feels shy swimming in front of people.

4. Shah Rukh does not like ice cream. Hard to believe but true! and the superstar is also scared of riding horses.

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5. Shah Rukh wears his wedding ring on his right hand. He makes sure that his pyjamas are freshly ironed every night because as he says you never know who you might meet in your dreams.

6. Shah Rukh's first earnings was Rs. 50, which he received for working as an usher at a Pankaj Udhas concert in New Delhi. He later travelled to Agra to see the Taj Mahal with that money.

7. Shah Rukh Khan's first name 'Shah Rukh' means 'face of the King'. Though he was named Shahruck, he prefers to spell it as Shah Rukh.

8. The reason why Shah Rukh took up Mass Communications (film making) is because he always had a fondness for Television commercials.

9. Shah Rukh is a chain cigarette smoker and is known to smoke at least 2 packs a day.

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