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The Guardian: The King of Bollywood

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 4, 2006 at 8:05AM

In India, Shah Rukh Khan is so famous he can't leave home without half a dozen minders. Shah Rukh Khan (also known as "King Khan") has been in more than 50 Hindi films and has won 13 Filmfare awards, regarded as the "Bollywood Oscars." He is the biggest star in Hindi cinema and this means billions of fans (Bollywood has a global audience of 3.6 billion; Hollywood has 2.5 billion). Emine Saner meets the world's "biggest film star."
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In India, Shah Rukh Khan is so famous he can't leave home without half a dozen minders. Shah Rukh Khan (also known as "King Khan") has been in more than 50 Hindi films and has won 13 Filmfare awards, regarded as the "Bollywood Oscars." He is the biggest star in Hindi cinema and this means billions of fans (Bollywood has a global audience of 3.6 billion; Hollywood has 2.5 billion). Emine Saner meets the world's "biggest film star."