8 - 17 August 2019



Shah Rukh Khan, popularly known by the initial SRK, is an Indian actor, film producer, television personality and a philanthropist. Referred in media as the "Badshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" and "King Khan”. He has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films, and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare awards. For his contributions to film, the Government of India honoured him with the 'Padma Shri.'

Furthermore, he has been awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of the Arts and Literature) award by the French government for his exceptional career.

His fame does not stop here; following release of his films overseas he has been credited as the world's biggest movie star and was named among the 50 most powerful people by Newsweek.

He started out his career by appearing in several television serials during 1988-1990. He made his film debut with the commercially successful Deewana (1992). He began to achieve success at the box office from his villainous roles in films such as Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993), and Anjaam (1994). Some of his popular films include Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Devdas (2002), Om Shanti Om (2007), and Chak de India (2007), Don 2 (2011), Chennai Express (2013) and many more.

Even with all the success and a statue among the elite in Madame Tussaud's, he is quoted as being one of the most humble and down to earth personalities albeit his wit is unmatched by even the best in business. His larger than life persona continues to win hearts all over the world with a fan following going into billions.

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2019 is honoured to welcome Shah Rukh Khan in Melbourne this August.

“I’m honoured and delighted to accept the invitation from the Victorian government and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to open their festival as their chief guest. An industry of our magnitude and diversity deserves to be celebrated with great passion and fervour, which is what the festival embodies. I’m particularly pleased with the theme of the festival this year which is courage, an emotion that resonates with storytellers who really have the might to change the society and the world. I have had great memories of shooting for Chak De India in Melbourne and look forward to being back again, this time to celebrate Indian cinema”.
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