Shah Rukh Khan, the king of Bollywood, is one of the most respected actors of the Bollywood fraternity and is well known by most professionals in the world. He is a self-made millionaire and is considered to be one of the richest actors in the world. What is the source of his income? You would be surprised to know that the actor has different means of earning in addition to his acting career.
These are his additional sources of income.
Shah Rukh Khan started his Bollywood career through daily soaps like Fauji and Circus. His true fans have definitely seen the repeat telecast of these shows and have loved his antics since day one. He has also hosted season 3 of Kaun Banega Crorepati and also the popular kid’s TV show Kya Aap Paachvi Paas Se Tez Hai? His total earnings so far from TV shows alone was Rs. 2.5 crore.
Red Chillies Entertainment
Red Chillies Entertainment is co-owned by Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan. It was started in 2002 and is nearing two decades of success. The production house has an annual turnover of Rs. 500 crores.
Shah Rukh owns 26% of KidZania India’s operations. Even though it is a closed project, a close circle in Business Standard revealed that the entire budget is close to Rs. 100 crore.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shah Rukh Khan has been the proud owner of the IPL cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders. His production house owns 55% of the stake in this team.
Box Office Earnings
Every SRK movie is close to a hit and Shah Rukh Khan obviously takes half the chunk of the box office earnings of his films, like other actors. LiveMint, in a report, claimed that the profits of the films he acts in ranges from 50 to 80%.
Indians are accustomed to lavish, big, fat weddings every year and having a celebrity like Shah Rukh Khan perform is indeed a big deal. He charges close to around Rs. 2 crores just for a guest appearance and at least Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 crores for a performance.
Shah Rukh Khan has been endorsing brands since time immemorial and has been the face of Pepsi, Nokia, Hyundai, Dish TV, BigBasket and even Byjus among others. Rs. 3 to 4 crore is the daily budget for an ad shoot!
Which aspect of SRK’s life fascinates you the most?
Source: GQ India