The name BOLLYWOOD inspired by TOLLYWOOD the name that was used to refer to the cinema of West Bengal.
In 1932 TOLLYWOOD was the earliest HOLLYWOOD inspired name because the Bengali Film Industry was based on Tollygunge.
Indian Cinema has passed through 11 decades of entertainment, songs, love in the rain, exotic locations, “mere paas maa hai”, on screen kissing and much more. The growth in the terms of impact and quality has been tremendous in the last 110 years. Cinema has now become an inevitable part of the Indian culture and society, which a SRK or a BIG B wannabe in every nook and corner of this great country.
First Indian film was made in 1899 by Calcutta based Mr. Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar. He, using a projection apparatus and an imported British camera made two short films namely : The Wrestlers and Man and Monkey.
The first indigenous full-length feature film was made by Dundiraj Govinda Phalke, who is better known as Dada Saheb Phalke. The film was titled ‘Raja Harishchandra’ and was released on May 3, 1914 at the coronation theatre, Bombay. The film ran for 23 days.
Phalke’s ‘Lanka Dahan’, which came out in 1917, went on to become India’s first box office hit.
India made its first talkie in 1931. ‘Alam Ara’ was the first full length indigenously made talkie film, which was produced by imperial films and was directed by Ardeshir Irani. It also contained seven songs and was released on March 14, 1931, Bombay’s Majestic cinema.
In 1937 Ardeshir Irani made the first Colour Film in Hindi : ‘Kisan Kanya’
Dada Saheb Phalke’s contribution to Indian cinema was tremendous and hence, Dada Saheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Awards were started in his honour in 1969.Devika Rani, Grand daughter of Rabindra Tagore, won the first award.
There is not a dot in Bollywood that does not carry Shahrukh Khan's name. He was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India. He married Gauri Khan on 25 October 1991. They have two children, son Aryan Khan (b. 1997) and daughter Suhana (b. 2000). Khan started out his career appearing in several television serials in the late 1980s.
His career actually started out in the year 1988 with the super hit TV series Fauji. What followed after that was another successful TV series called Circus in 1989. So his acting career started with a bang on the small screen and with a bigger bang on the big screen with his first film titled ‘Deewana’ co starring Rishi Kapoor and Divya Bharti in the year 1992. He won the Filmfare award for best debut for that film as well.He confirmed his foothold in the industry with his film ‘Baazigar’ where he played a negative role. It was almost like with that film Shah Rukh made a statement loud and clear that he was here to stay. After negative performances in films like ‘Baazigar’ and Yash Chopra’s ‘Darr’ he went ahead and did an absolute light hearted film like ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na’. Till today many believe that film was one of Khan’s best till date. He also won the critics award for that film.
He came into the A league with Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ that has till date been one of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters in the history of Indian cinema. He got both critical as well as commercial success for the film.
Followed by Karan Johar’s directorial Debut ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ in 1998 which went on to be the biggest hit of that year. Shah Rukh starred opposite Kajol and Rani Mukherjee in that film, Salman Khan also had a guest appearance. After this film it was like Shah Rukh was not just a star anymore, he was one of the most sought after superstars of all times. He had fans not only in India but overseas as well, and a fan base that was growing rapidly. The Year 2000 saw a clash of the titans where the Baadshah and the Shahenshah of Bollywood came together to make history in Mohabbatein.2001 brought them together once again in Karan Johar’s next larger than life film ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’.
Shah Rukh also started his own production house in partnership with Juhi Chawla called Dreamz Unlimited but alas their first film as producers titled ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ flopped at the box office.
Shah Rukh was known to be one of the best romantics that Bollywood had ever seen, and in 2002 with his heart rending performance as the drunken lover in ‘Devdas’ he proved beyond a doubt that he is the best there is, was and would be for a long time. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s award winning saga called ‘Devdas’ took Shah Rukh also known as King Khan to a new level altogether. The film was inspired from Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's renowned novel titled Devdas as well.
Another huge hit in the form of Karan Johar’s Kal Ho Na Ho that was directed by Nikhil Advani. The film was inspired by the Amitabh Bachchan Rajesh Khanna starrer ‘Anand’.
He started another production company called ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’ in 2004 with Farah Khan directing her first film titled ‘Main Hoon Na’. The film was a hit and so was Shah Rukh’s next film with Yash Raj opposite Preity Zinta called Veer-Zarra. As was expected Shah Rukh once again won many an award for the film.
Founded in 2002 as a film production house, Red Chillies Entertainments has branched itself into other spheres of production, starting from setting up a path breaking Special Effects studio, VFX, which brought Hollywood's slick sophistication to Indian cinema.
The desire to amalgamate entertainment with sports is Red Chillies's way of investing in a resurgent India where the future beckons with new sporting careers. This desire led to the conception of The Kolkata Knight Riders in the much hyped Indian Premier League (IPL).
Profit Earned by KKR is more than 26 Crores till date
Shah Rukh Khan who is estimated to be worth Rs. 2500 crores is part of the global elite. Call him Shah Rukh Khan, SRK or even King Khan he is the biggest brand in himself. His go-getter attitude has gone to raj Bollywood. His stamp is on everything from endorsement deals to cricket clubs.
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