Shahrukh Khan Career Analysis 1992 – 2001 (Part 1)

In the Hindi film industry, it’s difficult to make it big without a godfather. Once you do, it’s even harder to retain the top spot. To be at the top of your game for over 2 decades, is no mean achievement and Shahrukh Khan has achieved it all. Bollywood saw its first Superstar in Rajesh Khanna and even he couldn’t escape the universal law of change. Ironically, if there is any other ‘superstar’ who can claim Khanna’s throne, it’s got to be Shahrukh Khan for both of them excel in the Romance-Drama genre.

For Bollywood, the last two decades have been filled with major milestones. The market for Hindi films has grown exponentially the world over. New superstars (Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor) have make their debuts. But what’s noteworthy is whenever a superstar creates a record or every time a newcomer makes a dynamic debut, instant comparisons are made with Shahrukh Khan. Both within the industry, the media and fans. It proves that over the course of time, SRK has evolved as a standard in himself.

Shahrukh Khan’s Box Office Recap: From ‘Baazigar’ to ‘Badshah’

19922Shahrukh Khan makes his debut with Deewana (HIT) which becomes the 2nd highest grossing film of the year after Beta (Blockbuster).
19933SRK redefines the on-screen persona of a Bollywood villain and consolidates his position further in the industry with Darr (Super Hit) and Baazigar (Hit) which turn out to be 3rd and 4th highest grossing films of the year respectively. Govinda and Sanjay Dutt dominate the top spots with Aankhen (All Time Blockbuster) and Khalnayak (Super Hit). Shahrukh shares the 3rd position with Sunny Deol (Darr).
1994N/AShahrukh has no release. Sanjay Dutt gets arrested. Salman Khan gives the biggest hit of his career in Hum Apke Hain Kaun (All Time Blockbuster). Akshay Kumar becomes a star with Mohra (Super Hit).
19951King Khan alters the rules of the game and reigns supreme as a romantic star. With DDLJ (All Time Blockbuster) and Karan Arjun (Blockbuster) seizing the top 2 spots, SRK for the first time takes the top spot, which was until now held by senior stars (Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol and Govinda).
1996-The year turns out to be a nightmare for SRK with Chaahat (Flop) and English Babu Desi Mem (Flop). Aamir Khan takes the top spot with Raja Hindustani (All Time Blockbuster) followed by Sunny Deol whose Jeet (Hit) and Ghatak (Hit) acquire 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. This year also marked the beginning of the Khan rivalry.
19972Shahrukh bounces back with two successful films and is now officially crowned as the King of Romance. Dil To Pagal Hai (Super Hit) and Pardes (Hit) are the 2nd and 3rd biggest hits of the year respectively. Sunny Mania at its peak with two of his films in the Top 5 : Border (Blockbuster) - No.1 and Ziddi (Hit) - No.5
19981SRK's love with Romance prolongs as he delivers his Second All Time Blockbuster in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which also holds the Numero Uno position by substantial margin. Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (Semi Hit) is a success and takes the 2nd spot. Ajay Devgn's Pyar To Hona Hi Tha (Hit) is at No 3. Salman Khan sees quite a few winners in Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Bandhan (Semi Hit) & Jab Pyaar Kisise Hot Hai (Semi Hit).
1999-SRK's sole release this year was Badshah which unfortunately turned out to be Box Office dud. But it was after this film that he was termed the 'Badshah' by his fans. Salman Khan is on a roll with his films grabbing all Top 3 spots: - 1. Hum Sath Sath Hain (Hit); 2. Biwi No.1 (Hit); 3. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Semi Hit). After a string of flops, Akshay makes a comeback with Jaanwar (Semi Hit).
20002Shahrukh again strikes back with Mohabbatein (Super Hit) and Josh (Above Average) which confirm 2nd and 4th spots. But the year belongs to Hrithik Roshan who makes a dream debut with Kaho Naa Pyar Hai (Blockbuster) and also becomes the first actor to win the Filmfare Best Actor award on debut. His Mission Kashmir, which manages a better opening than Mohabbatein, closes in at 3rd position.
20012Bollywood gets its Biggest Blockbuster ever in Gadar (All Time Blockbuster) and King Khan once again takes the second spot with his film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Blockbuster). Shahrukh Khan-Karan Johar become a brand and their film does exceedingly well in the overseas markets. Aamir's oscar nominated Lagaan (Hit) is the third biggest hit of the year.

In the 10 year period between 1992 to 2001, Shahrukh Khan was easily the most consistent star, making it to the Top 3 seven times. He was unsuccessful twice and did not have a release once.

Article by Archit Mishra

So, which is your Shahrukh Khan movie between 1992-2001? Also, share your thoughts on his best performances in the comments section below.


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  • Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa >>> he was just awesome in this movie….
    the best part was it was kind of negative caractor he played trying to separate aana and chris… but everyone wished that he should succeed and marry Aana..

  • kkhh n kkkg n ddlj were landmark films in his career n dese 3 films actually made him so popular in country n abroad , tek out dese 3 films frm his career n u might c no srk in bollywood, n if u c dese films r of yashraj dat too directed by yash chopra n aditya chopra , n also karan johar , so it shows , yashraj n dharma made srk d superstar as dey showed him in d romance genre wich ppl lyked.

  • 2000, hrithik completely dominated ryt wid his debut, if he wud hav chosen gud scripts n taken tym fr his wrk, den he cud hav avoided dose flops n been consistent, 2001-2002 let hrithik dwn wich let srk again reclaim bck his spot or else it was too difficult to stop hrithikmania

  • @ velocity ….utter rubbish… you cannot compare hritik & SRK…. Hritik is good but SRK is excellent…
    don’t believe me watch CDI and Swades…
    and dan imagine Hritik doing these roles…

  • Why are the following movies not mentioned for 1994: Zamana Deewana, Guddu, Ramjaane and the best of all time, OH DARLING YEH HAIN INDIA?

  • I some times think , why I m srk fan? when did it happen? above list tells me all .. probably it was diwana movie’s song ..”jane jana dewaana mera naam rakh diya” , or may be bazigar’s dialogue “har kar jeetne wale ko baazigar kehte hai’ , or it could be darr”s k.k.k kiran , perhaps DDLJ’s dialoge ‘bade bade shehron…or..’palat ! ‘.., or shayad pardes’s song “yeh dil ” , may be chahat’s mind blowing scene
    where anupam kher is standing on his shoulders , i guess dil se’s “bhai saab aapke paas maachis hai?'” caused that …I think it was charisma which kept on increasing with every movie….i think i am not only person who watched his all 70 movies!!! But he is the only actor who’s all the movies have been watched by most of people..

  • Awesome..Mindblowing
    Its indeed gr8 2 have so many records and facts at one place.good job Indicine.

    So Planet Earth———–>>>
    Its Officially proved on record that SRK IS THE REAL KING……..indicine u made my day man

  • Although its tough to choose three movies as i i liked all of srk’s movies. My favorites r
    1. Dilwale dulhanya le jayenge
    3. KKKG

  • This list just proved that srk is nothing without yash raj and dharma..thats all at 1996 (flop and disasters ) and why is aanjam(flop)omitted from 1994 and my favourite film MAYA MAMSAB

  • hey indicine where are duds like Maya memsaab…..and others…………
    pathetic or should say biased
    or you should change the article name SRK 1992-2001 (only good ones)………………
    my pick
    3)Kabhi haan kabhi na (my all time favr8)

    plus in 2000 Hrithk was at the top stop………….
    Srk was down at that tym.
    biased article indicine

  • @sopy, stop ur rubbishness, oh really ?? hrithik is jst gud?? u r givin biased comment being srk fan, watch koi mil gaya,guzaarish,agneepath,jodhaa akbar, u vl find y hrithik is superior

  • Hey Archit mishra!!!You must stop writing article on bollywood stars because you have not deep knowledge of bollywood!!!I must laugh on Indicine who allowed you to do!!!!Hrithik is not the only actor that won award on their debut!!!There are other two stars(Rishi kapoor for the film Bobby and Anupam kher for the film Saaransh) that won award for their debut!!!!I can write better that you(Archit mishra) if Indicine allow!!!!!!

  • Thanks all fr tremendous response & participation. Also, just 2 clear confusion, i wud lyk 2 mention that Hritik is the only actor 2 hv won Filmfare Best Actor on his Debut amongst his contemporaries. And i guess rishi kapoor & anupam kher r probably not counted as HR’s contemporaries. Anyways keep ur thoughts/comments coming :)

  • indicine…u can’t face criticism……… that’s y u deleted my comment…….
    where is maya memsaab, oh darling yeh hai india & other duds……..not always but most of the time you r biased…….

    however my favr8
    2)Kabhi haan kabhi naa

  • jus voted for ddlj kkhh and baazigar widout think, really its tough to vote for one and not for another,, i hv equally liked all these moviz..

  • Its almost impossible to select only 3 movies,all of them are very good with DARR,DDLJ,SWADES,MOHABBATEIN may be in top 5

  • My all time favourite moive is DDLJ. i think DDLJ is the bollywood’s best movie ever..
    so 1 DDLJ
    2 K3g
    3 Mohabbatein
    ” Tujhe dekha to ye jana sanam // Pyar hota hai deewana sanam “

  • King salman is the rulling of the blockbusters and hollywood. He gave more blockbusters and all times. Blockbusters than sharuk khan. King salman is a no.1 star more than 5 years. Sharuk khan is far way behind of king salman stardum. Top 5 blockbusters stars:
    1- king salman khan
    2- amir khan
    3- ajay devjan
    4- sharuk khan
    5- akshay kumar
    Base on their blockbusters performances.

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