On the 53rd birthday of the Badshah of Bollywood, Franchise India takes a look at some of the popular franchise under Shah Rukh Khan’s name.
Apart from his acting skills, Shah Rukh Khan is also known for his entrepreneurial skills. Thus, he is regarded as a successful business person. Khan’s journey from a celebrity to an entrepreneur made him made an asset of around Rs 2000 crore, out of which around Rs 800 crore comes from his business engagements.
Khan is not only a household name in India but is also highly popular internationally. In addition, he has been associated with several brands across categories, from iconic ones to new age e-commerce brands.
Red Chillies Entertainment
Red Chillies Entertainment was founded in 2002 by Shah Rukh Khan and his producer, interior designer wife, Gauri Khan. It is a fully integrated studio which is contributing in the most definitive and prominent work happening in the modern Indian cinema.
Over the years, the company has established itself as a leading film studio, a distribution company, and as a visual effects studio.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Kolkata Knight Riders is a franchise cricket team, representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and her spouse Jay Mehta.
Khan bought this franchise(equal to approximately Rs 2.98 crore at that time) in association with his Red Chillies Entertainment..
Trinbago Knight Riders
Formerly the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, Trinbago Knight Riders is a franchise cricket team of the Caribbean Premier League based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. This is among the six teams which were created for the tournament’s inaugural 2013 season.
In 2015, Shah Rukh Khan purchased stake in the Red Steel, expanding his franchise business empire globally.
Cape Town Knight Riders
Cape Town Knight Riders is another professional franchise which is owned by Shah Rukh Khan. Being the third team in the tournament, Khan invested in another cricket franchise team after being a proud owner of Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders.
The cricket scene in South Africa is all set to undergo a massive transformation, where Shah Rukh Khan is expected to contribute in a heavy manner.