He is a superstar, once a beginner, and he has achieved immense levels of stardom without any backing or star families to fall back on. Can you guess whom are we referring to? Of course, Shah Rukh Khan. The man who is addressed with names like ‘Baadshah’ and ‘King Khan’, all thanks to his super stardom.
Well, this post is not exactly to talk about his achievements, but his little humble beginnings. SRK started out with the small screen before movies happened. He was a part of serials like ‘Umeed’, ‘Doosra Kewal’ and others, but he came into the limelight with his role in the series ‘Fauji’. He looked handsome as a young soldier in the serial.
So let’s get back in time to see some pictures of Shah Rukh Khan from his television days that are pure nostalgia:
Shah Rukh Khan in 'The Idiot'
'The Idiot' was a 4-part TV series and SRK played a negative role in it. Well, that's where SRK got his manic negative streak from to essay negative roles on the big screen with ease.
Shah Rukh Khan in 'Circus'
In the serial 'Circus', King Khan played the role of Shekharan, a Malayalee Circus person. The show was directed by Aziz Mirza and Kundan Shah and also had filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker in it.
Shah Rukh Khan in 'Wagle Ki Duniya'
'Wagle Ki Duniya' was a famous sitcom in those times. SRK had a guest appearance on the show, he was there for 11 episodes to be precise. The show revolved around the characters created by well-known cartoonist RK Laxman.
Shah Rukh Khan in 'Umeed'
Directed by Joy Mukherjee, 'Umeed' also had actors Mushtaq Khan and Deepti Naval, apart from Shah Rukh Khan. Although, SRK's role in the serial was a minuscule one, he did make his presence felt.
Shah Rukh Khan in 'Dil Dariya'
The serial 'Dil Dariya' was a story of a Hindu and a Sikh family and the tensions brewing between them when the situation and strife increases in Punjab. The serial was helmed by Lekh Tandon and it was Shah Rukh's first stint on the small screen.
Shah Rukh Khan in 'Doosra Keval'
In the serial 'Doosra Keval', SRK played a village boy named as Keval who unfortunately dies while trying to stop his friend from becoming a terrorist. The serial was directed by Lekh Tandon.
Shah Rukh Khan in 'Fauji'
In the 1988 serial 'Fauji', SRK played the role of Lt Abhimanyu Rai. The serial directed by Colonel RK Kapoor aired on DD National channel.