Bollywood in the 90s and early 2000s saw brilliant romantic movies being made and Shah Rukh Khan was in the lead giving life to the evergreen roles of many Raj and Rahuls. However, having acted in gray or antagonistic roles from the very start in Baazigar or Darr, SRK has truly earned the title of King Khan.
On the King of Bollywood’s 55th birthday, here’s looking at some of his most memorable songs:
Mehndi Laga ke Rakhna
From the iconic movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, which recently completed 25 years, it will not be a stretch to say that every 90s kid has heard the song at least once and can remember the lines subconsciously.
Koi Mil Gaya
Starring SRK, Kajol and Rani Mukerji in the lead, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai had attained the icon status soon after its release, defining love in a new way for an entire generation. Koi Mil Gaya is set in the early stages of the movie when Kajol aka Anjali realises her feelings for her best friend Rahul and cannot help but feel bad to notice Rahul fall in love with the new girl Tina. The upbeat song is all about meeting some new and developing alien feelings.
Kal Ho Na Ho
The titular song of the 2003 movie saw SRK’s Aman belt out the painful lyrics dipped in a strong dose of realism. The song also stars the other leads of the film Preity Zinta, and Saif Ali Khan, as the lyrics define the nature of life and its unpredictable turns.
Main Hoon Na
Another titular number, we see Major Ram (aka SRK) go undercover to take care of his half brother Lucky (aka Zayed Khan) and reveal his dead father’s side of the story. SRK enrols into Laxman’s college as a return student and stands true to his words that assure that he will be there always.
Who can probably forget the iconic scene where Shah Rukh is dancing atop a moving train with various singers and dancers aboard? The song rightfully deserves a mention in this list.