Gauri Khan

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Gauri Khan
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Born Gauri Chibber
(1970-10-08) 8 October 1970 (age 45)
New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film producer, interior designer
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Shah Rukh Khan (m. 1991)
Children 3

Gauri Khan (born Gauri Chibber; 8 October 1970), is an Indian film producer and interior designer. She is the co-owner of the film production and distribution company Red Chillies Entertainment along with her husband, the Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.

Khan has produced several critically acclaimed and blockbuster films, including Main Hoon Na (2004), Om Shanti Om (2007), My Name Is Khan (2010), Ra.One (2011), Chennai Express (2013), Happy New Year (2014) Dilwale (2015) and Raees (2016)—the last four ranks among the Highest grossing Hindi films.

Personal life[edit]

Gauri Khan with her husband Shah Rukh Khan in 2014
Shahrukh Khan with his wife Gauri Khan at Karan Johar's 40th birthday bash at Taj Lands End

Gauri Chibber was born in Delhi to Punjabi parents Savita and Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibber[1] and raised in the suburb of Panchsheel Park. She completed her schooling at Loreto Convent School and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College with a bachelor's degree in History.[citation needed]

She met Shah Rukh Khan in 1984, and married him on 25 October 1991 prior to his successful Bollywood career. They have 3 children: son Aryan Khan (b. 12 November 1997), daughter Suhana Khan (b. 22 May 2000), and son AbRam Khan (b. 27 May 2013 via surrogacy).[2]

Career[edit]

Khan at an event in 2015

In 2004, together with Shah Rukh 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) and Happy New Year (2014).[3]

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.[4] Khan first expressed interest in interior design as a 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 Khan to design exclusive interior projects together.[5] The same year, they collaborated on their first commercial project together in Vadodara of a massive 60 thousand square foot 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.

Khan has launched her brand new interior store in Mumbai named Design Cell. She has so far received positive responses towards her creativity.[6]

In the media[edit]

Khan at The Charcoal Project event in Mumbai, 2014

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. She appeared on the cover of Vogue in January 2008. The magazine called her the "First Lady of Bollywood".[7] Priya Tanna, the editor of 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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10] In October 2013, she earned much publicity when she accompanied Shah Rukh to attend the wedding of British-Asian socialite Pamela Grover's son in the city of Cannes.[11]

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
2015 Dilwale Rohit Shetty Co-produced with Rohit Shetty Productions
2016 Raees Rahul Dholakia Co-produced with Excel Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gauri Khan Biography". Movies Dosthana. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Shahrukh Khan, Gauri celebrate marriage anniversary". Business Standard. 25 Oct 2011.  ..
  3. ^ "Gauri Khan Biography". Popcorn.oneindia.in. 8 October 1970. 
  4. ^ "Gauri Khan turns model". Sify.com. 17 January 2005. 
  5. ^ "Gauri Khan turns designer". imesofindia.indiatimes.com. 10 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri turns interior designer". Financial Express. 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  7. ^ "Gauri Khan is Vogue's cover girl — Rediff.com movies". Inhome.rediff.com. 18 December 2007. 
  8. ^ "SRK, Gauri walk the ramp for KJo". Movies.ndtv.com. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Rubina A Khan (2011-10-13) [ Gauri Khan strikes a pose as husband SRK looks on]. firstpost.com
  10. ^ "I don't regret turning down Slumdog: SRK". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 20 January 2009. 
  11. ^ "Gauri Khan attends a wedding with hubby SRK in Cannes". Daily Bhaskar. 14 Oct 2013. 

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