Did you know SRK had a different childhood name?

Shahrukh Khan popularly known as the ‘King Khan of Bollywood’ had a different name as a child. The different name was coined by his grandmother who adored him.

Bollywood’s biggest star Shahrukh Khan carries a lot of label proudly, from Badshah of Bollywood to King of Romance, he owns it all.

However, SRK once revealed a peculiar unknown fact about his name on ‘The Anupam Kher Show’. He revealed that he had a different name in his childhood.

He confessed that his grandmother had named him ‘Abdur Rehman’. However, the name was never registered anywhere.

SRK had commented, “The name wasn’t registered anywhere but she wanted me to accept the name Abdur Rehman. I felt weird. Just imagine Baazigar starring Abdur Rehman in and as. It wouldn’t sound good. Shah Rukh Khan in and as Baazigar sounds better.”

The Devdas actor recalled being teased over his name and how his cousins would pull his leg time and again over the peculiar name.

When I grew up, my cousins started to tease me by singing. They would say, ‘when you get married we’ll sing Abdur Rehman ki main Abdur Rehmaniya.’ It was some old song,” he said.

On the work front, SRK has resumed shooting for his upcoming film ‘Pathan’. Reportedly, he is said to be working Rajkumar Hirani’s film co-starring Taapsee Pannu.

And later, he’ll pick up Atlee’s film, for which it’s being rumoured that South actress Nayanthara has been approached.


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