Top 20 Bollywood Power Couples: Shah Rukh Khan & Gauri Khan’s Magical Love Story

Leela Adwani |Sep 20, 2019

Today, let’s take a stroll down memory lane of one of Top 20 Bollywood Power Couples lister, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan.

Shah Rukh Khan is undoubtedly not only the Bollywood King but the King of romance also. The versatile actor is touted as a legendary of the new-age film industry and one of the most iconic artists of B-town. The star, unlike the majority, hails from a humble background and started his career by himself.

The fact that his journey has never ceased to inspire us. The actor stepped his foot into the entertainment industry with a television film Fauji (1989) and after winning big in the television industry, the evergreen SRK got a big-screen break with film Deewana (1992).

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It’s not exaggerated to say his popularity is growing every day and he is also referred to as the “Badshah of Bollywood” by fans. Perhaps, his Bollywood journey has witnessed a lot of ups and downs and several times of changing the choices of film genres.

However, one thing never changed in those years is hands down the support and endless love of his designer wife Gauri Khan. She has stayed with the actor through thick and thin. They have a love story to die for and it’s understandable when they made it to Top 20 Bollywood Power Couples.

Today, let’s take a stroll down memory lane of one of the most-loved couples of the tinsel town, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan.

Everything started in the year 1984

Little do we know that SRK fell for Gauri when he was an 18-year-old boy. The Delhi boy bumped into his future wife at a bash when she was just 14. Words on the street have it that their first date was at Panchishila Club in Delhi.

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In the book, King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema by Anupama Chopra reveals that the teenager couple spent their first meeting by sitting by the pool and sipping colas nervously. It reportedly lasted only five minutes.

When Khan got Gauri’s number, he called her at his home but pretended to be a friend named Shaheen.

A fairy tale wedding took place in 1991

The fact that en route to happiness is never easy. During years of courtship, the couple has faced many hurdles. Among these, the most memorable one was a fight between them which made Gauri leave Delhi for Mumbai herself without letting SRK know. With only Rs 10,000 in the wallet, the actor still followed his girlfriend to this metropolis.

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On 25 October 1991, the couple took the plunge to tie the knot. For this important occasion, the megastar, at that point, had to borrow a suit from his film Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’s costume department.

Another chapter in Mumbai

The Top 20 Bollywood Power Couples lister decided to move to the city Mumbai after SRK had worked in plenty of TV series. However, it was reported that the true reason behind it was to escape the feeling of losing his mother’s death.

Over the years, SRK always has his wife Gauri in his corner. She hasn’t only stood by every of his project, she has also endorsed them.


For the uninitiated, Gauri has turned producer for many of his films like Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om, and Dear Zindagi.

They welcomed their first baby in 1997

After six years of marriage, Gauri was blessed with the baby boy, Aryan on 13 November 1997.

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In 2000, the couple welcomed their daughter, Suhana and their youngest, AbRam came via surrogacy in 2013.

Speaking of their children's study journey, the superstar said he wants all his kids to have to finish studies before stepping foot into the industry.

 “I should not impose my ideas on them because mine are so set. Mine have now been almost fully cultivated... I am here to give my yeoman service to Indian film industry with my cultivated amazing talent. Why just duplicate it to them? Let them learn something,” SRK said in an interview.

Their giant net worth

Being one of the most successful celebs in the industry with more than 80 films to his credit, it wouldn’t come as a surprise when he ranked in the Top 10 Bollywood Richest Actors.

Arguably as the leading Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan’s stardom is unmatched. For those who are unversed, his annual income is Rs 256 crore. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be around $600 million, which makes him become one of the world’s richest actor and richest artists nationwide.


Speaking of the properties, the couple owns a palatial mansion Mannat which is touted as one of the most outstanding landmarks in the city. The 27,000-sq.ft residence costs them a whopping Rs 200 crore. In India itself, the superstar also has a farmhouse Déjà Vu Farm in Alibaug. The house claims the valuation of Alibag farmhouse is roughly Rs 14 crore. However, it’s believed to range at least Rs 75 to 100 crore.

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It’s no secret that SRK is among a few Bollywood stars who can own a wide range of high-end car collection. He has one Bently Continental GT (Rs 4 crore) which is considered as one of the costliest cars in the world, and an Audi A6 (Rs 56 lakh), a royal ride Rolls Royce (Rs 4.1 crore) in his garage. What’s more? a BMW 6 series (Rs 1.3 crore), a BMW 7 series (Rs 2 crore), a BMW i8 (Rs 2.6 crore), and a Mercedes Benz S600 Guard (Rs 2.8 crore) also belong to him.

SRK is the only one celeb in B-town who has the sports car Bugatti Veyron costing Rs 14 crore.

His Vanity Van is also an architectural wonder and the van bathroom can accommodate a 1 BHK flat. It is custom designed and costs him Rs 3.8 crore.

Perhaps, the one of the Top 20 Bollywood Power Couples, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s love story is by far one of the most inspiring stories of B-town. In order to live a life king-size, the couple had to sacrifice a lot and experience a lot of ups and downs together.


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