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Gauri Khan (born Gauri Chibber; 8 October 1970), is an Indian film producer and an interior designer. She is also the co-founder and co-chairperson of the motion picture production company Red Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries.

Gauri Khan
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Gauri Khan at Satya Paul's celebrations in 2016
Born Gauri Chibber
(1970-10-08) 8 October 1970 (age 47)
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Lady Shri Ram
Occupation Film producer, interior designer, costume designer, fashion designer
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Shah Rukh Khan (m. 1991)
Children 3

Khan has produced several successful films under her production company, including Main Hoon Na (2004), Om Shanti Om (2007), My Name Is Khan (2010), Chennai Express (2013), Happy New Year (2014), Dilwale (2015) and Raees (2017)—the last three rank among the highest grossing Hindi films.

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Early lifeEdit

Khan was born Gauri Chibber in Delhi to Punjabi Hindu Brahmin parents Savita and Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibber[1] 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.[2]

CareerEdit

In 2003, Khan established, together with her husband Shah Rukh Khan, 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).[3]

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.[4] Khan also designed a fashion collection titled ‘Cocktails and Dreams’ for Satya Paul in 2016.[5]

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.[6] The same year, they collaborated on their first commercial project together in Vadodara.[7] In 2011, Khan partnered with Roshan again to launch and introduce The Charcoal Project foundation in Mumbai.[8]

 
Gauri Khan with her husband Shah Rukh Khan in 2012

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.[9] In 2016, Khan was invited to show her designs at the prestigious Maison et Objet show in Paris.[10]

In August 2017, Khan launched her design studio, Gauri Khan Designs that spans over 8,700 square ft at Juhu, Mumbai.[11] Khan has collaborated with various international artists including Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren for home accessories.[12] 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.”[13] 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.[14]

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".[15] She appeared again on the cover page of Vogue India along with Sussanne Khan in April 2012.[16] She also walked the ramp alongside her husband for filmmaker turned fashion designer Karan Johar at the HDIL India Couture Week 2009.[17]

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.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

 
Shahrukh Khan with his wife Gauri Khan at Karan Johar's 40th birthday bash at Taj Lands End

Khan first met Shah Rukh Khan in 1984 in Delhi, before the start of his successful career in Bollywood.[19] The couple married on 25 October 1991 in traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, after a six-year courtship.[20]

They have a son Aryan (born 1997) and a daughter Suhana (born 2000). In 2013, they became parents of a third child named AbRam, who was born through a surrogate mother.[21] According to Khan, while he belives 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.[22]

FilmographyEdit

Filmography as a producerEdit

Year Film Notes
2004 Main Hoon Na
2005 Kaal Co-produced with Dharma Productions
Paheli
2007 Om Shanti Om Also cameo appearance in the end credits
2009 Billu
2010 My Name Is Khan co-produced with Dharma Productions
2011 Always Kabhi Kabhi
Ra.One
2012 Student of the Year co-produced with Dharma Productions
2013 Chennai Express
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
2018 Zero

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gauri Khan Biography". Movies Dosthana. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Gauri Khan". PlanetSRK – ShahRukh Khan discussion forums & community. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Gauri Khan Biography". Popcorn.oneindia.in. 8 October 1970. 
  4. ^ "Gauri Khan turns model". Sify.com. 17 January 2005. 
  5. ^ "Cocktails and dreams: Satya Paul, Gauri Khan launch their new collection". Cocktails and dreams: Satya Paul, Gauri Khan launch their new collection. Retrieved Mai 2018.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "Gauri Khan turns designer". imesofindia.indiatimes.com. 10 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Gauri Khan turns designer". imesofindia.indiatimes.com. 10 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sussanne Khan, Gauri Shinde feted as women achievers". The Indian Express. 2017-04-08. Retrieved 2018-05-19. 
  9. ^ "A synonym for talent". DNAINDIA.com. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  10. ^ "My Design is a Reflection of My Creativity: Gauri Khan". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  11. ^ Crossley, FashionNetwork.com,Isabelle. "Gauri Khan launches design store in Mumbai". FashionNetwork.com. Retrieved 2018-02-16. 
  12. ^ "Everything you need to know about Gauri Khan's new design store". vogue.in. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  13. ^ "Gauri Khan is Vogue's cover girl — Rediff.com movies". Inhome.rediff.com. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 7 Mai 2019.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  14. ^ "Gauri Khan receives Excellence in Design Award". Times Of India. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  15. ^ "Gauri Khan is Vogue's cover girl — Rediff.com movies". Inhome.rediff.com. 18 December 2007. 
  16. ^ "Vogue [India] Magazine Covers, Articles, Interviews, Pictorials - 2012". FamousFix.com. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  17. ^ "SRK, Gauri walk the ramp for KJo". Movies.ndtv.com. Archived from the original on 19 October 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  18. ^ Rubina A Khan (2011-10-13) [ Gauri Khan strikes a pose as husband SRK looks on]. firstpost.com
  19. ^ "Famous inter-religious marriages". MSN. 30 January 2014. Archived from the original on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "B'day Special: Shah Rukh Khan (p. 16)". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  21. ^ Sharma, Sarika (3 July 2013). "Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri blessed with a baby boy". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  22. ^ Zubair Ahmed (23 September 2005). "Who's the real Shah Rukh Khan?". BBC News. Archived from the original on 26 January 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2008. 

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