02/11/2015 7:55 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

15 Times Shah Rukh Khan Played 'Raj' Or 'Rahul' Onscreen

Shah Rukh Khan poses for photographers upon arrival at The Asian Awards in central London, Friday, 17 April, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Joel Ryan/Invision/AP
Shah Rukh Khan poses for photographers upon arrival at The Asian Awards in central London, Friday, 17 April, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Shah Rukh Khan, fondly known as the 'King of Romance' or 'The Badshah of Bollywood', has made millions of hearts skip a beat with his intense eyes, his cheeky dimpled smile and his larger than life onscreen presence. SRK is famous for the many times he took on the names of 'Raj' or 'Rahul' and made them synonymous as a fervent ,over-reaching lover who would do anything for his ladylove. Here are the 15 times Shah Rukh took on the names of 'Raj' or 'Rahul'.

  • 'Darr' (1993)
    'Darr' (1993)
    Shah Rukh Khan plays the role of an obsessed, passionate lover as Rahul in Darr. This is where the famous "I love you k-k-k-kiran" line comes from.
  • 'Zamaana Deewana' (1995)
    'Zamaana Deewana' (1995)
    Rahul in this movie too, Zamaana Deewana failed to make a mark at the box office.
  • 'Yes Boss' (1997)
    'Yes Boss' (1997)
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    Yet another Shah Rukh Khan-Juhi Chawla starrer, Yes Boss had Shah Rukh Khan playing the role of Rahul, a middle class guy. The movie was a hit but this Rahul wasn't the most memorable character in all of SRK's movies.
  • 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' (1997)
    'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' (1997)
    Directed by the legendary Yash Chopra whose forte was romance, the character of 'Rahul' really blossomed.
  • 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' (1998)
    'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' (1998)
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    However, the 'Rahul' of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai had women swooning with his dreamy romance. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is when 'Rahul' became iconic.
  • 'Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega'
    'Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega'
    A pretty forgettable Rahul in this Salman Khan-dominated movie.
  • 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham' (2001)
    'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham' (2001)
    In this star studded movie, Shah Rukh Khan himself says about his character Rahul, "I love the vulnerability and the honesty in his eyes. He has the appeal of a boy next door."
  • 'Chennai Express' (2013)
    'Chennai Express' (2013)
    Playing Rahul again, this scene is a throwback to the hugely famous train scene with Kajol in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
  • 'Fan'
    Shah Rukh Khan's character in his upcoming movie Fan is rumoured to bear the name Rahul yet again.
  • 'Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman' (1992)
    'Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman' (1992)
    Welcome to the Raj era. Shah Rukh Khan made the name 'Raj' hugely popular by playing 'Raj' in six more memorable movies.
  • 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' (1995)
    'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' (1995)
    Aditya Chopra persuaded Shah Rukh to do this movie by telling him that the only way to be a superstar is to be "every woman's dream man, and every mother's dream son". This is exactly what Raj in DDLJ went on to be.
  • 'Baadshah' (1999)
    'Baadshah' (1999)
    Shah Rukh Khan plays Raj in this movie which lent him the title the 'Baadshah of Bollywood'.
  • 'Mohabbatein' (2000)
    'Mohabbatein' (2000)
    Shah Rukh Khan plays a violin toting, dreamy music teacher named 'Raj' in an university who wages a war against the strict headmaster who despises love.
  • 'Chalte Chalte' (2003)
    'Chalte Chalte' (2003)
    In Chalte Chalte, Shah Rukh Khan continues to be the charmer as Raj who follows his lady love all the way to Greece to woo and win her.
  • 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' (2008)
    'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' (2008)
    Shah Rukh Khan returns to the trademark name 'Raj' after several movies and received several accolades for it from critics as the flamboyant extrovert, Raj. As Manish Gajjar of BBC said, "Shah Rukh Khan makes you laugh and cry as the nerdy-looking, clumsy, bespectacled Surinder and the all hip and happening Raj."

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