10 hits in a row for Shahrukh Khan: Consistency Redefined

With Chennai Express turning out to be one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Indian Cinema, Shahrukh Khan has further consolidated his strong hold on the Box Office. Shahrukh now has 10 consecutive hit movies to his credit and is second only to the legendary Rajesh Khanna who gave 15 consecutive hits in just 3 years. (Also read: Full list of Rajesh Khanna’s 15 back to back hits)

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna to Chennai Express

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna to Chennai Express

Due to SRK’s super success as a romantic hero, he had been criticised for over-using his immensely popular lover boy image. But if we take a closer look at the list of his last 10 movies, SRK has played a variety of character in almost every possible genre in Indian cinema; an arrogant bitter husband who cheats on his wife in ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’, Mafia King in ‘Don’ and ‘Don2’, Hockey coach in ‘Chak De India’, 70s struggling actor in ‘Om Shanti Om’, Introvert government servant in ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’, Autistic muslim in ‘My Name Is Khan’, a Superhero in ‘Ra.one’ and finally back to Rahul in ‘Chennai Express’. All characters are as different from each other as they can be.

After having complete monopoly over the Diwali release date, Shahrukh Khan has successfully managed to capitalise on the Eid Festival release date which was being dominated by his arch rival Salman Khan for the last 4 years. (Also read: Shahrukh Khan and the history of Diwali clashes)

Now, coming to the number of consecutive hit / successful movies, SRK is way ahead of his contemporaries – Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. While Aamir has 6 consecutive hits under his belt, Salman is placed third with 5 (all blockbusters). Not taking any credit away from any ‘Khan’ here, all three have been extremely successful over a long period of time. Just that, SRK has been a little more consistent than the other two. Check out the details in the table below (last failure is marked in RED):

Hit Record
Note: Only movies that were Hit, Superhit, Blockbuser or All Time Blockbusters have been taken into consideration. Non-commercial or special appearances haven’t been included.

Some Interesting Facts:

  • Aamir Khan has not given a flop since ‘Mela’ in 2000. That means ‘Lagaan’, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Mangal Pandey’ added to his list of 6 consecutive hits and makes it 9 movies in a row without a flop.
  • All of Salman’s 5 movies in the list have been huge blockbusters with ‘Dabangg’ becoming All Time Blockbuster.
  • Salman also has maximum number of ‘Biggest Hits Of The Year’ to his credit. (Also read: Biggest hits from 1989 – 2012)
  • From December 2006 to December 2007, i.e. within one year only, Akshay Kumar delivered five consecutive hits in ‘Bhagam Bhaag’, ‘Namaste London’, ‘Heyy Babyy’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ and ‘Welcome’. The next release ‘Tashan’ broke the streak as it turned out to be a Below Average grosser. But that was followed by a huge blockbuster ‘Singh Is Kinng’.
  • Last but in no way the least, Amitabh Bachchan is the only actor till now who gave at least one hit every year for 14 consecutive years from 1972 (Bombay To Goa) to 1985 (Mard). Staggering feat!

Article by Abhishek Sharma tweets @abhu_sharma



  • Consistency is the middle name of Shah Rukh Khan! He was not successful in spurts like others. This is quality of a true blue superstar. 10 hits is the total number of hits that Aamir Khan has in his entire career! LOL!
    Rajesh Khanna’s record of 15 consecutive hits is amazing! He achieved that in 5 years flat! Super-duper stardom!

    Amitabh Bachchan is something else. He is just eternal. No other Hindi film star has given hits after 60. Big B is timeless.

    Salman’s record is also amazing – most number of ATBBs and most number of yearly biggest hits.

    Aamir Khan’s career took off only in 2006. He can give 2 or 3 hits now but overall he will always be the third Khan. This is why his fans swing between excuses of quality and box office!

    Thanks for the balanced article and all facts Indicine!

  • Rajesh khanna and amitabh bachan are the real stars and actors.They really gave their life for acting.SRK,Salman just remaking south commercial masala romantic time pass picture ,these picture these current actors are acting are no brainers you can see these from any time.The pictures rajesh khanna and amitabh bachan used to act is realistic original sellective and art pictures.

  • @Indicine Team Maine suna hai ki Salman khan ki Ready ke Jo ticket Sales hai i.e No of people who bought the tickets to watch Ready are more than the CE Audience.. Is it true ??

    N maybe because of the No of tickets Sold factor SRK Ki CE is not an ATBB ??

    Please do reply indicine :))

  • How can Ra.One Can be considered hit when its budget was 125cr & its collection was 114cr.net
    many of the distributer lost their money so how can you tag ra.one as hit .?

    Please reply indicine .

  • need an answer how can ra.one be a hit . it is worldwide hit agree but not at domestic market ra.one is either flop or below average not at all hit.

  • i am no srk hater but that wont mean i will become a dumb by not seeing obvious truth that is Billu barber (or billu). Even though srk was credited as special appearence in it but that doesnt mean it was not his movie. Seriously u think it was irfan khan as the leading guy in it? SRK has more than 1hr of role in it and plethora of item songs with actresses not part of the film at all.
    Till date, I wonder why was he credited as spcl appearence for billu?
    Films like bhootnath, Dhobi ghat, heroes, hello were not srk, aamir, salman or sunny deol’s movies. They had just 15-20min roles in these films but you cant ignore billu. But the fact that indicine forget billu in this list once again proves that the admin of this site is indeed ………………… ab kya kahoon ?? :)

  • There must b no comparison between Srk and Salman. Coz Srk is a complete package n besides he made his own stand in Bollywood from scratch without any family member in this industry! He deserves to b called as Badshaah and when comes to innovative MVS in India I think Aamir must get d credit

  • if we are are talking about SRK’s 10 Consecutive hits then where has gone “Happy New Year” (is a 200cr club move) ?

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