Gauri Khan (born Gauri Chibber; 8 October 1970), is an Indian film producer and an interior designer. She is also the co-owner of the production house and distribution company Red Chillies Entertainment along with her husband, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
Gauri Khan at Satya Paul's celebrations in 2016
8 October 1970
New Delhi, Delhi, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Alma mater||Lady Shri Ram|
|Occupation||Film producer, interior designer, costume design|
|Spouse(s)||Shah Rukh Khan (m. 1991)|
Khan has produced several successful films, including Main Hoon Na (2004), Om Shanti Om (2007), My Name Is Khan (2010), Ra.One (2011), Chennai Express (2013), Happy New Year (2014), Dilwale and Raees—the last three rank among the highest grossing Hindi films.
Gauri Chibber was born in Delhi to Punjabi Hindu Brahmin parents Savita and Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibber with roots in Rawalpindi and raised in the suburb of Panchsheel Park. She completed her schooling at Loreto Convent School, she completed twelfth from Modern School, Delhi; and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College with B.A. She also completed six months course in fashion designing from NIFT, Delhi and learnt tailoring due to her father's garment business.
She met Shah Rukh Khan in 1984 and married him on 25 October 1991 prior to his successful Bollywood career. They have 3 children: son Aryan Khan (b. 12 November 1997), daughter Suhana Khan (b. 22 May 2000), and son AbRam Khan (b. 27 May 2013 via surrogacy).
In 2004, together with her husband Shah Rukh Khan and distribution company, Red Chillies Entertainment serves as the main producer, she became a producer of Farah Khan's directorial debut Main Hoon Na, which launched her career as a producer in Bollywood. The film did well at the box office, becoming the second highest-grossing film of the year. She also made a guest appearance in Om Shanti Om (2007) and Happy New Year (2014).
She used to host a weekly Hindi music countdown show, Oye, for MTV India in the 1990s. She is also the face of the fashion line, Aftershock. Khan first expressed interest in interior design as a hobby while doing up her Bandra bungalow, Mannat. However, in 2010, she professionally ventured into interior designing in partnership with Hrithik Roshan's ex-wife Sussanne Khan to design exclusive interior projects together. The same year, they collaborated on their first commercial project together in Vadodara of a massive 60 thousand square foot private home.
In 2012, Khan launched her own line of furniture in partnership with Roshan's home store in Mumbai – The Charcoal Project. In an interview with Vogue magazine she stated that she choose an interior designing because of her interest in art, she explained: "I started off as an artist in school with various sketches. I continued that as a hobby for many years, and I think that is where my designs come from.
Khan has launched her brand new interior store in Mumbai named Design Cell. She has so far received positive responses towards her creativity.In 2017, Khan launched her new boutique store Gauri Khan Designs at Juhu, Mumbai. Gauri Khan Designs, her flagship store, opened in August in 2017. So what led her to take the plunge and make interior designing her profession? She answered, “After I redesigned Mannat, Sussanne [Khan] visited and loved it. She had just begun her own design work and invited me to collaborate with her on some projects. I enjoyed doing that, and from there began my formal journey as a designer.”
In the mediaEdit
Khan is known for keeping a low profile and being media shy, though she is often cited as one of the most stylish women in Bollywood. She appeared on the cover of Vogue in January 2008. The magazine called her the "First Lady of Bollywood". Priya Tanna, the editor of Vogue India wrote: "That she is stylish, enigmatic, and poised is known, but at the shoot we saw another side of her. Even in the frame, she shares with Shah Rukh, she holds her own impressively." She also walked the ramp alongside her husband for filmmaker turned fashion designer Karan Johar at the HDIL India Couture Week 2009.
In 2008, she appeared in a television and print commercial for the home furnishings brand, D'decor along with her husband. The couple play themselves in the commercial. On 11 January 2009, while shooting in Los Angeles for My Name Is Khan, she accompanied her husband and director Karan Johar to attend the 66th Golden Globe Awards. In October 2013, she earned much publicity when she accompanied Shah Rukh to attend the wedding of British-Asian socialite Pamela Grover's son in the city of Cannes. Gauri Khan Designs, her flagship store, opened in August in 2017. So what led her to take the plunge and make interior designing her profession? She answered, “After I redesigned Mannat, Sussanne [Khan] visited and loved it. She had just begun her own design work and invited me to collaborate with her on some projects. I enjoyed doing that, and from there began my formal journey as a designer.”
Filmography as a producerEdit
|2004||Main Hoon Na|
|2005||Kaal||Co-produced with Dharma Productions|
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Also cameo appearance in the end credits|
|2010||My Name Is Khan||co-produced with Dharma Productions|
|2011||Always Kabhi Kabhi|
|2012||Student of the Year||co-produced with Dharma Productions|
|2014||Happy New Year||Also cameo appearance in the end credits|
|2015||Dilwale||co-produced with Rohit Shetty Productions|
|2016||Dear Zindagi||co-produced with Dharma Productions and Hope Productions|
|2017||Raees||co-produced with Excel Entertainment|
|Jab Harry Met Sejal|
|Ittefaq||co-produced with Dharma Productions and B.R. Studios|
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