Gauri Khan

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Gauri Khan
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Born Gauri Chhibber
(1970-10-08) 8 October 1970 (age 43)
New Delhi, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Education The Modern School
Occupation Film producer, interior designer, costume designer
Years active 2004 - present
Religion Islam and Hindu
Spouse(s) Shahrukh Khan (1991 – present)
Children 3

Gauri Khan (born Gauri Chhibber on October 8, 1970), is a film producer and interior designer. She is the co-founder of the film production and distribution company Red Chillies Entertainment with her husband, Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan.

She has produced many major movies such as Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om, My Name Is Khan, Ra.One, and Chennai Express. She is also known for the direction of an Indian condom commercial which was aired during the ICC cricket world cup, 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Gauri Chhibber was born in Delhi as daughter of Savita Chhibber and Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chhibber. Growing up in the Panchsheel Park suburb, she did her schooling at Loreto Convent School and graduated from Lady Sriram college, New Delhi. She holds a Bachelor's degree in History.[citation needed]

She met Shahrukh Khan in 1984, and married him on 25 October 1991 prior to his successful Bollywood career.[1] They have a son Aryan (b. 1997) and a daughter Suhana (b. 2000). In 2013, they became parents of a third child named AbRam, via a surrogate mother.

Career[edit]

In 2002, together with Shahrukh Khan, and distribution company Red Chillies Entertainment where she serves as the main producer, she became producer of Farah Khan's directorial debut, Main Hoon Na which launched her career as a producer in Bollywood. The film did well at the box office, becoming the second highest grossing film of the year. Since then she has produced seven films for the company including some of the projects in which her husband is the lead actor. She also made a guest appearance in Om Shanti Om (2007).[2]

She used to host a weekly Hindi music countdown show, Oye, for MTV India in the 1990s. She is also the face of the fashion line, Aftershock.[3] Khan first expressed interest in interior design as hobby while doing up her Bandra bungalow, Mannat. However in 2010, she professionally ventured into interior designing in partnership with Hrithik Roshan's ex-wife Sussanne to design exclusive interior projects together.[4] The same year, they collaborated on their first commercial project together in Vadodara of a massive 60 thousand sq ft private home.

In 2012, Khan launched her own line of furniture in partnership with Roshan's home store in Mumbai – The Charcoal Project. In an interview with Vogue magazine she stated that she choose interior design because of her interest in art, she explained: “I started off as an artist in school with various sketches. I continued that as a hobby for many years, and I think that is where my designs come from.

In 2014, it was announced that Gauri Khan is set to launch her brand new interior store in Mumbai named Design Cell. She has so far received positive responses towards her creativity. [5]

In the media[edit]

Khan is known for keeping low profile and being media shy, though she is often cited as one of the most stylish women in Bollywood.[6][7] She appeared on the cover of Vogue in January 2008. The magazine called her the "First Lady of Bollywood".[8] Priya Tanna, Editor Vogue India wrote : "That she is stylish, enigmatic, and poised is known, but at the shoot we saw another side of her. Even in the frames she shares with Shah Rukh, she holds her own impressively." She also walked the ramp alongside her husband for filmmaker turned fashion designer Karan Johar at the HDIL India Couture Week 2009.[9]

In 2008, she appeared in a television and print commercial for the home furnishings brand, D'decor along with her husband. The couple play themselves in the commercial.[10] On 11 January 2009, while shooting in Los Angeles for My Name Is Khan, she accompanied her husband and director Karan Johar to attend the 66th Golden Globe Awards.[11] In October 2013, she earned much publicity when she accompanied Shahrukh to attend the wedding of British-Asian socialite Pamela Grover's son in the city of Cannes.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Filmography as a Producer[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
2004 Main Hoon Na Farah Khan
2005 Kaal Soham Shah Co-produced with Dharma Productions
2005 Paheli Amol Palekar
2007 Om Shanti Om Farah Khan
2009 Billu Priyadarshan
2010 My Name Is Khan Karan Johar Co-produced with Dharma Productions
2011 Always Kabhi Kabhi Roshan Abbas
Ra.One Anubhav Sinha
2012 Student Of The Year Karan Johar Co-produced with Dharma Productions
2013 Chennai Express Rohit Shetty
2014 Happy New Year Farah Khan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shahrukh Khan, Gauri celebrate marriage anniversary". Business Standard. 25 Oct 2013. Retrieved 4 Dec 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gauri Khan Biography | Bollywood Producer | Fact File | Photo Gallery | Wallpapers | Videos | News | Oneindia.in". Popcorn.oneindia.in. 8 October 1970. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gauri Khan turns model". Sify.com. 17 January 2005. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gauri Khan turns designer — Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.financialexpress.com/news/shah-rukh-khans-wife-gauri-turns-interior-designer/1227447
  6. ^ SRK's wife Gauri Khan now on Vogue cover. Sify.com (2007-12-19). Retrieved on 14 November 2011.
  7. ^ When SRK was insecure about Gauri. Movies.ndtv.com. Retrieved on 14 November 2011..
  8. ^ "Gauri Khan is Vogue's cover girl — Rediff.com movies". Inhome.rediff.com. 18 December 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "SRK, Gauri walk the ramp for KJo". Movies.ndtv.com. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Rubina A Khan (2011-10-13) Gauri Khan strikes a pose as husband SRK looks on. firstpost.com
  11. ^ "I don’t regret turning down Slumdog: SRK". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Gauri Khan attends a wedding with hubby SRK in Cannes". Daily Bhaskar. 14 Oct 2013. 

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