The gorgeous Gauri Khan, wife of Bollywood’s King Khan Shah Rukh, turns 47 today. Her original name was Gauri Chibber. She was born and brought up in Delhi in Punjabi Hindu Brahmin’s family.
Shah Rukh and Gauri’s story was one of love at first sight. They celebrated their 25th marriage anniversary last year. Gauri and Shah Rukh met each other in 1984 and got married in October 25, 1991. It remains one of the most successful marriages in Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan always speak about his love at first sight, how he proposed to her, their marriage and 3 beautiful children. Let’s take a look at what Gauri Khan has said about Shah Rukh and her marriage over the years.
1. Dating Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan is Bollywood’s heartthrob and every girl’s dream man. However, he is a committed man, who loves Gauri Chibber, now Khan, from the bottom of his heart. Even, Gauri is only man whom she went out with. In an interview to a leading daily, Gauri said, “Shah Rukh was the first person I met and went out with. And he has been the only man.”
2. Marriage and struggling period
The couple went through a lot of struggle to be together, from keeping their relationship a secret for five years to even changing his name to pose as a Hindu boy to impress Gauri’s parents. They did all they could to convince her parents about their love and its seriousness. Shah Rukh was finally able to get Gauri’s hand and her parent’s blessings. And, the couple finally got married in 1991. It was a Hindu marriage ceremony. Gauri said about her parents’ reaction on her marriage with SRK, “Yes, my parents were obviously not for it because we were so young and then, to take a decision to get married to a person who was going to join films and also from a different religion.”
3. Gauri on Shah Rukh’s successful career in Bollywood
Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most successful actors of Bollywood. However, it seems like SRK’s biggest critic is at home, his wife Gauri Khan. On Karan Johar’s chat show, Koffee with Karan, Gauri spoke about criticising SRK. She said, “If he is bad in a film I don’t need to praise him. He needs to accept that, I am an audience. He needs to deal with it. Shakti was his worst performance in a long time. I respect him for his profession, he is King Khan and gets great write ups, but he doesn’t hear from other people, and I should tell him because no one else tells him.”
4. On support from Shah Rukh
Gauri, who recently designed a restaurant, gave us a little glimpse into just some of the things they talk about. She recently told HT Cafe, “I must say that he’s been a great support. Shah Rukh is very talented with design and he is extremely creative. In fact, I discuss work with him off and on, and our conversations are always fruitful.”
5. SRK still showers love and gifts on Gauri
Even today, Shah Rukh Khan showers love and lots of gifts to Gauri Khan on her birthday. The couple has completed 25 years of marriage, but now also Shah Rukh loves Gauri like the very first day. Gauri said to HT that Shah Rukh showers her with presents. “He gives me gifts that I happily accept, but I never gift him anything in return… and that is the rule,” she said.
6. Together forever
When HT asked her to share the secret behind their successful marriage of over two decades, Gauri said, “We both are very easy-going people. He doesn’t question me about too many things, and he also stays busy with his work. I think when people spend all their time together is when trouble starts brewing. I love the fact that he gives me my space, and I make sure I give him his.”