->''"You don't know who you're dealing with here! This is KHAN! The TomCruise of India, the BradPitt of Bollywood, the Shia Labeouf of Mumbai, the Topher Grace of New Delhi, the dude from Literature/{{Twilight}} of Calcutta!"''
-->-- '''Aasif Mandvi''', Series/TheDailyShow

[[quoteright:300:[[Bollywood/OmShantiOm http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/srkoso.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300:I'm the king of Bollywood! I can do whatever I want! (But I won't do that)]]

Also called [[FanNickname SRK]] or [[FanNickname King Khan]] by those in the know. Chances are, if you've heard of Bollywood, you've heard of SRK. Maybe in a newspaper article calling him {{Bollywood}}'s TomCruise or Creator/HarrisonFord, as in the page quote, but none of those descriptions can capture the mystique, the appeal, the popularity of the man himself.

Famous for playing endearing [[ManChild manchildren]] who mature due to the [[LoveRedeems the love of a good woman]], but he does get some range in now and again by playing the StalkerWithACrush (''Darr'', ''Anjaam'', ''Bollywood/DilSe''), Buddhist Emperors (''Asoka''), SuperCoach to the Indian women's hockey team (''Chak De India''), and the eponymous ''[[DonTheChaseBeginsAgain Don]]''.

[[ThoseTwoActors Forms a very popular onscreen jodi]] with {{Kajol}} and Creator/MadhuriDixit.
!!Notable Films:

* ''Asoka''
* ''Bollywood/{{Baazigar}}''
* ''Bollywood/{{Darr}}''
* ''Bollywood/DilSe''
* ''Bollywood/DilToPagalHai''
* ''Bollywood/DilwaleDulhaniaLeJayenge''
* ''KabhiKushiKabhieGham''
* ''Bollywood/KuchKuchHotaHai''
* ''MainHoonNa''
* ''Swades''
* ''Veer Zaara''
* ''KalHoNaaHo''
* ''[[DonTheChaseBeginsAgain Don]]''
* ''Bollywood/OmShantiOm''
* ''RabNeBanaDiJodi''
* ''MyNameIsKhan''
!!His work provides examples of the following tropes:

* AlmostKiss: Enforced as he refuses to kiss his costars (reportedly) out of respect for his wife.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: You cannot have a Shah Rukh Khan movie without one of these.
* TheCharmer: Used most famously in ''Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge'' where he charms not only his love interest, but also her entire extended family including his girlfriend's future-in-laws of her arranged marriage that was being forced on her by her father and gets her father in the end to accept him as his son-in-law.
* {{Fanservice}}. All the time. More specifically SexySoakedShirt.
* PsychopathicManchild: Before he became famous as a chocolate hero, he was known for his villainous roles which were almost always in this mold.
* StalkerWithACrush: He plays this in almost all his early movies. Either women he falls in love with return his love and he becomes endearing or in a darker movie, he becomes a psychopath.
* VerbalTic: He's famous for his stutter. He also has a famous line reading from the movie ''Darr'' where his character stutters out the name of the heroine whom he is stalking. "K-k-k-k-kiran!"
* StrokeTheBeard: He regularly strokes the hair on his head in each and every movie.