He is known as the King Khan of Bollywood for a reason. Shah Rukh Khan has managed to get women of all ages fall in love with him. Even when he’s played the not-so-lovable kinds on the silver screen, SRK has managed to win hearts. He has become the poster boy for the man you don’t just “want”, but “need” in your life. That could be attributed to the kind of person he is in real life.
By the superstar’s own admission, “My eyes are bedroom eyes, they are supposed to be sexy, they are not tired. Girls love these eyes.” And, there is truth in those words. Why do women love Shah Rukh Khan? Google this and you will find a ton of results. In fact, there’s a book by Shrayana Bhattacharya titled – “Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh: India’s Lonely Young Women and the Search for Intimacy and Independence.” This literature documents how the actor with 30-years of acting career has remained a constant across lives of women from different backgrounds. But what makes Shah Rukh Khan’s heart beat? Or rather who does SRK feel truly, madly, deeply for?
His career is not the only one to complete three decades, Khan’s been happily married for the last 31 years to Gauri Khan. As per Shah Rukh, he met his ladylove for the first time when he was in class seven. The rest as we all know is history.
SRK – The one-woman man
The idea of integrity and fidelity is woven into our understanding of true love. Especially in the Indian context, where a marriage is perceived as a sacred bond for the larger group. Shah Rukh Khan’s personal life lends to that narrative. The actor stands as much for love as he represents an ideal family guy. The ‘Pathaan’ (2023) actor made headlines when he declared wife Gauri as his first girlfriend during an AMA session online recently. It sent his fans and the media in a frenzy.
Feels like forever, seems like yesterday….Nearly three Decades and Dearly three kids old. Beyond all fairy tales I tell, I believe this one, I have got as beautiful as beautiful can be! pic.twitter.com/3qHwP7kjWx
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 24, 2019
And while he has a successful career, the actor has always attributed it to his family, especially wife Gauri. He never forgets to acknowledge her presence in little and big ways.
Beautiful homes are made by beautiful home makers. Bas! pic.twitter.com/PXTYIHsrmm
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 5, 2019
#HappyDiwali to everyone. May your lives be lit up and happy. pic.twitter.com/3ppOAvhTmd
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 27, 2019
Whether it is on ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ (2008) or the numerous interviews that the actor has doled out in his 30-year career; Khan makes one believe that he worships that land that wife Gauri walks on. He’s the supportive husband and a doting dad. There are enough instances when we have heard those close to the couple talk about their love story. We all know how the actor came down to Mumbai in a love quest for Gauri. It was in fact, during this time that SRK vowed to rule the Maximum city one day and he did.
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The Picture Perfect Family
SRK may be King Khan, but it is Queen bee Gauri who keeps this family tied together. She is not just the wind beneath his wings, but also the kintsugi that firms bonds every aspect of the actor’s life – his friends, fans and everybody else.
Teaching the young ones at home the essence and sacrifice of our Freedom Fighters for our country India, will still take a few more sittings. But getting the flag hoisted by the little one made us all FEEL the pride, love and happiness instantly. pic.twitter.com/3tNCjkLAgt
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— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 14, 2022
With three chrilder – Aryan, Suhana and AbRam – Shah Rukh and Gauri’s family portrait is complete. Add to that their eternal love story and we bet there would be a plot for a romantic movie on par with many others that the actor has worked in.
My Trio of Sugar & Spice & everything Nice….and oh yeah! Gauri’s too. pic.twitter.com/KwtWYZa51m
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 3, 2019
Ready for the match with the spirit of #FathersDay. Go India Go!! pic.twitter.com/o09xLTq5d3
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 16, 2019
Keeping up the tradition of Tae ‘Khan’ Doh in the family, the latest entrant to the Kiran Teacher ( @care141 )Fight Club. Yellow belt it is… pic.twitter.com/o8Ie7T2Hso
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 26, 2019
Whether it is Raj or Rahul, before any of his on screen characters there is no denying that it is the way SRK-Gauri love story had unfolded in real-life that makes one believe on the stories he lives on 70mm.
Perfect Handstand. Perfect Harmony. Perfect Sunset. And Perfect wife!! Thank you @JumeirahJV and @MakePlansHols for a Perfect Holiday. pic.twitter.com/yysFHdSJmS
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 22, 2019
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