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In 2010 Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) came to
T&T to film his popular movie Dulha Mil Gaya, now the well-
known cricket enthusiast is taking on a new role as the owner
of the T&T Red Steel' franchise in the Caribbean Premier
Khan, who captured the hearts of many here and
around the world with his blockbuster romantic
movies, has joined the ranks of Hollywood stars
Gerard Butler and Mark Walhberg, both of whom
own the Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents
respectively, as celebrities who own CPL
The Times of India reported last week that
Khan's company, Red Chillies Entertainment
Pvt Ltd, along with Kolkata Knight Riders
(KKR) co-owners Juhi Chawla (also a
Bollywood star) and her husband, Jay
Mehta, has invested in the T&T Red Steel
Khan, also called King Khan and the
Baadshah (emperor) of Bollywood,
currently owns the Kolkata Knight Riders
team in the Indian Premier League, which
features ace Trinidadian bowler Sunil Narine,
who is also a cricketer in the CPL with the
Guyana Amazon Warriors.
KKR were the IPL Champs in 2012 and 2014 and
the team has a reported brand value of $86 million.
T&T Red Steel captain Dwayne Bravo, who ended
the 2015 IPL season as the top wicket-taker in the IPL
league, under the cap of the Chennai Super Kings,
welcomed the news.
The Red Steel also features spinner Samuel
Badree, Darren Bravo, former South Africa
cricketers Jacques Kallis and Johan Botha, along
with Pakistan's Kamran Akmal among the new
The CPL is set to begin on June 20 with seven
matches to be played at the Queen's Park Oval
in Trinidad, including the semifinals and the
Who is King Khan?
SRK is an Indian film actor, producer and television
personality who has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films.
Referred to in the media as "Baadshah of Bollywood," "King of
Bollywood" or "King Khan," he has been described by the Los
Angeles Times as perhaps "the world's biggest movie star." He is
one of the richest actors in the world, with an estimated net
worth of US$400--600 million, and his work in Bollywood has
earned him numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards.
Khan, who turns 50 on November 2, is married to Gauri Khan and
has three children; AbRam (two years old, born through a surrogate
mother), Aryan, 18, and Suhana, 15.
While Khan is widely known for trailblazing the Bollywood
advertising endorsement industry, Wikipedia.com notes, that his
philanthropic endeavours have provided healthcare and disaster
relief, and he was honoured with Unesco's Pyramide con Marni
award in 2011 for his support of children's education.
He regularly features in lists of the most influential people in
Indian culture, and in 2008 Newsweek named him one of their 50
most powerful people in the world.
• Shah Rukh Khan has never seen his
debut flick, Deewana, which hit the
theatres 25 years ago. Khan confessed
that he never really watched his debut
film. "I have a notion that I don't want
to see my first or last creation. They are
bookends, the story is between (sic),"
he posted in a 2014 tweet on Twitter.
• Khan is named Rahul in nine of his
• In 16 movies, Khan's character dies
or is re-born.
• Khan has had 226 nominations
across popular Bollywood awards, and
has won 207 of them. He won the best
actor award 29 times.
• Khan makes sure his sleeping
pyjamas are freshly-ironed every night
because he believes that "one never
knows who one may meet in dreams."
• Khan has a phobia of riding horses,
and he never eats ice-cream.
• Khan has a special and unique club
named in his honour. The Shah Rukh
Khan Club, in Kolkota, India, was
founded by a huge admirer of Khan,
Arnab Roy on December 13, 1995. The
club established an exclusive Shah Rukh
Khan museum in January 2002.
• Khan is extremely possessive of his
wife Gauri, whom he lovingly calls
• Khan's favourite actor is Dilip
Kumar, and his favourite actresses are
Mumtaz and Saira Banu.
(Source: Hindustan Times and
FUN FACTS ABOUT KHAN
Shah Rukh Khan
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