Gauri Khan (born Gauri Chibber; 8 October 1970), is an Indian film producer and interior designer. She has her own interior design studio, Gauri Khan Designs, which has designed spaces for high-profile individuals such as Mukesh Ambani, Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren, as well as Bollywood celebrities such as Karan Johar, Jacqueline Fernandez and Sidharth Malhotra., she is the co-founder and co-chairperson of the film production company Red Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries. In 2018, Khan was named as one of Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business in India."
Gauri Khan at Satya Paul's celebrations in 2016
8 October 1970
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Alma mater||Lady Shri Ram College|
|Occupation||Film producer, interior designer, costume designer, fashion designer|
|Spouse(s)||Shah Rukh Khan (m. 1991)|
Gauri Khan has produced several successful films under her production company, including Main Hoon Na (2004), Om Shanti Om (2007), My Name Is Khan (2010), and Chennai Express (2013), among others. Three of them - Happy New Year (2014), Dilwale (2015), and Raees (2017) - rank among the highest grossing Hindi films.
Khan was born Gauri Chibber 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 (Hons.). She also completed a six-month course in fashion design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology and learnt tailoring due to her father's garment business.
In 2002, Gauri Khan and her husband Shah Rukh Khan established the film production and distribution company Red Chillies Entertainment. It was transformed from the now defunct Dreamz Unlimited which the couple first established in 1999. She serves as co-chairperson and the main producer of all the films produced under the banner. The first film she produced was Farah Khan's directorial debut Main Hoon Na. The film performed well at the box office, becoming the second highest-grossing film of the year. She also made a guest appearance in two of the film she has produced 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 also designed a fashion collection titled ‘Cocktails and Dreams’ for Satya Paul in 2016.
Khan first expressed interest in interior design as a hobby while renovating her Bandra bungalow, Mannat. The bungalow is a tourist spot and a heritage building deemed important to the townscape and hence exempt from demolition. However, in 2010, she professionally ventured into interior designing in partnership with interior designer and close friend Sussanne Khan to design exclusive interior projects together. The same year, they collaborated on their first commercial project together in Vadodara. In 2011, Khan partnered with Roshan again to launch and introduce The Charcoal Project foundation in Mumbai.
Khan launched her first concept store called The Design Cell located in Worli, Mumbai in early 2014. The store showcases furniture designed by Khan herself as well as various other Indian designers. In 2016, Khan was invited to show her designs at the prestigious Maison et Objet show in Paris.
In August 2017, Khan launched her design studio, Gauri Khan Designs that spans over 8,700 square ft at Juhu, Mumbai. Khan has collaborated with various international artists including Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren for home accessories. In a 2017 interview with Vogue India, Khan spoke about her project, she said ”It’s been an exciting experience, seeing it all come together. I’ve been influenced by my travels across India and the globe. I take a keen interest in the architecture of places when I travel.” For her work in the field of interior design, khan was awarded with the Excellence in Design Award at the Hello! Hall of Fame Awards in 2018.
In 2017, Khan curated a collection of designer lights for TISVA, a premium home decorative lighting brand from Usha International Limited which introduced smart-control magnetic systems—launched for the first time in India.
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 page of the popular Indian lifestyle magazine, Vogue India in January 2008. The photos were taken by the well-known British lifestyle photographer Chris Craymer. The magazine called her the "First Lady of Bollywood". She appeared again on the cover page of Vogue India along with Sussanne Khan in April 2012. She also walked the ramp alongside her husband for filmmaker turned fashion designer Karan Johar at the HDIL India Couture Week 2009.
Gauri first met Shah Rukh Khan in 1984 in Delhi, before the start of his successful career in Bollywood. The couple married on 25 October 1991 in traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, after a six-year courtship.
They have a son Aryan (born 1997) and a daughter Suhana (born 2000). In 2013 they became parents of a third child, a son, named AbRam, who was born through a surrogate mother. According to Shahrukh Khan, while he believes in the religion of Islam, he respects his wife's religion greatly. His children follow both religions; at home the Qur'an is situated next to the Hindu deities.
Filmography as a producerEdit
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Film|
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Also cameo appearance in the end credits|
Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Film
|2010||My Name Is Khan||co-produced with Dharma Productions|
Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Film
|2011||Always Kabhi Kabhi|
|2012||Student of the Year||co-produced with Dharma Productions|
|2013||Chennai Express||co-produced with UTV Motion Pictures|
Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Film
|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||co-produced with Window Seat Films|
|Ittefaq||co-produced with Dharma Productions and B.R. Studios|
|2018||Zero||co-produced with Colour Yellow Productions|
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