5 Movies Starring Shah Rukh Khan That Made Him The ‘King Of Bollywood’

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Shah Rukh Khan, fondly known as SRK is truly the King Of Bollywood. But what made him so? His films! Today on his birthday, we bring you a list of 5 films of his that are must-watch.

SRK is the king of romance but he has also enacted many different kinds of roles and performed that with perfection. Khan is a versatile actor and with each and every movie he has proved that he is the director’s actor.

A film makes an actor and in Khan’s journey in Bollywood, these five films show his growth in the film industry.

While it is difficult to compile a list of Khan’s best films, here is an attempt to list out the top 5 movies of Shah Rukh Khan as the Badshah of Bollywood:

1) Chak De India!

Released in 2007, Chak De India! is a movie about a hockey coach who wants to retain his reputation which was once destroyed. He does that by coaching the often-laughed-at Indian Women’s Hockey team for the World Cup.

2) Devdas

Devdas, the very famous movie that released in 2002 and was directed by the magnificent Sanjay Leela Bhansali, also starring Aishwariya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit, was one of SRK’s best performances. He plays the roles of a lover, who when hurt turns into an alcoholic.

3) Kal Ho Naa Ho

This was SRK’s masterpiece released in 2003 and was directed by Karan Johar. It is a very emotional love triangle also starring Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. The movie has SRK playing a cancer patient who falls in love and the wants his love to fall in love with someone else so that she could stay happy. This film was one without a happy ending and had amazing songs.

4) Swades

Swades was a movie that can be easily remembered forever. This movie did not have SRK in his usual star form. It released giving a strong political message stating that if the government of the country is not doing anything that doesn’t mean that you sit idle and blame them. It is your country too! This movie which also starred Gayatri Joshi,  released in 2004 and was directed by one of the best directors in the industry, Ashutosh Gowariker. The music was also highly praised.

5) Darr

This was Shah Rukh Khan’s career changing performance where he is seen playing the negative role in the movie. He plays the role of a character who falls in love with Juhi but she is in love with Sunny Deol. It gives rise to a love triangle with SRK getting obsessed with the woman he loves and plots crimes. SRK won an award for this movie which released in 1993 and was directed by Yash Chopra.

Did you like our list of SRK’s best movies? Tell us which one is your favourite in the comments below!

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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