Gauri Khan (née Chhibber; born 8 October 1970) is an Indian film producer and fashion designer who works in Hindi films and the designing industry. [1] She has produced films including Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om, RaOne, and Chennai Express under the production company Red Chillies Entertainment that she co-founded in 2002 with her husband, actor Shah Rukh Khan.

Gauri Khan
Khan in 2019
Gauri Chhibber

(1970-10-08) 8 October 1970 (age 53)
Alma materLady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi
  • Film producer
  • interior designer
  • costume designer
  • fashion designer
Years active1992–present
(m. 1991)
Children3, including Aryan Khan

Khan is also an interior designer who has designed spaces for high-profile individuals such as Mukesh Ambani, Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren,[2] among other celebrities.[3][4] In 2018, Khan was named as one of Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women".[5]

Early life edit

Gauri Khan was born as Gauri Chhibber in Delhi to Punjabi Hindu parents Savita and Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chhibber who belong to Hoshiarpur.[6] She was raised in the suburbs of Panchsheel Park, Delhi.[7] She completed her schooling at Loreto Convent School, completed high school from Modern School Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College with B.A. (Hons.) in History. She also completed a six-month course in fashion design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology[2] and learnt tailoring due to her father's garment business.[citation needed]

Career edit

In 2002, 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 one of the films she has produced Om Shanti Om (2007).

She is managed by the Bottomline Media, and close confidante and friend Tanaaz Bhatia from NYC. [8] Khan also designed a fashion collection titled 'Cocktails and Dreams' for Satya Paul in 2016.[9]

Gauri first expressed interest in interior design as a hobby while renovating her Bandra bungalow, Mannat at Siraj Dokadia Road.[10] 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 [11] and close friend Sussanne Khan to design exclusive interior projects together.[12] The same year, they collaborated on their first commercial project together in Vadodara.[12] In 2011, Khan (Gauri) partnered with Khan (Sussanne) again to launch and introduce The Charcoal Project foundation in Mumbai.[13]

Khan with her husband Shah Rukh Khan in 2012

Gauri launched her first concept store called The Design Cell located in Worli, Mumbai in early 2014. The store showcases furniture designed by Gauri herself as well as various other Indian designers.[14] In 2016, Khan was invited to show her designs at the prestigious Maison et Objet show in Paris.[15]

In August 2017, Gauri launched her design studio, 'Gauri Khan Designs' that spans over {cvt|8,700|sqft}} in Juhu, Mumbai.[16] Khan has collaborated with various international artists including Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren for home accessories.[17] In a 2017 interview with Vogue India, She 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."[18] 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.[19]

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.[20]

In the media edit

Gauri 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.[21] 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".[22] 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.[23]

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.[24]

Personal life edit

Khan with her husband Shah Rukh 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.[25] The couple married on 25 October 1991 in traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, after a six-year courtship.[26]

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.[27] According to Shahrukh Khan, while he believes in the religion of Islam, he respects his wife's religion greatly. Their children follow both religions; at home the Qur'an is situated next to the Hindu deities.[28]

Filmography edit

As a producer edit

Year Film Notes
2004 Main Hoon Na Nominated — Filmfare Award for Best Film
2005 Paheli
2007 Om Shanti Om Also cameo appearance in the end credits
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Film
2009 Billu
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
2019 Badla co-produced with Azure Entertainment
2020 Class of '83
Kaamyaab co-produced with Drishyam Films
2021 Bob Biswas co-produced with Bound Script Production
2022 Love Hostel co-produced with Drishyam Films
Darlings co-produced with Eternal Sunshine Productions
2023 Jawan
2023 Dunki co-produced with Rajkumar Hirani Films

References edit

  1. ^ "Gauri Khan Biography, Wiki, Age, Career and Profile". Ganga News English. 20 June 2023. Retrieved 24 June 2023.
  2. ^ a b "I don't want to make my business mass: Gauri Khan". 3 November 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Gauri Khan revamps Jacqueline Fernandez's apartment, shares pics on Instagram". Hindstan Times. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Gauri Khan designs Sidharth Malhotra's new home, Shah Rukh says they stole his hammock". Hindstan Times. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Shah Rukh Khan calls wife Gauri their family's 'fortunate, most powerful' as she features on power list". Hindustan Times. 27 November 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Shah Rukh Khan's father-in-law passes away, actor in Delhi with wife Gauri". 3 March 2016.
  7. ^ "A big fat wedding". The Telegraph. India. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Gauri Khan turns model". Sify. 17 January 2005. Archived from the original on 18 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Cocktails and dreams: Satya Paul, Gauri Khan launch their new collection".
  10. ^ "Mannat Lands End, Siraj Dokadia road". Mannat Lands End. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Interior Designing". 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  12. ^ a b "Gauri Khan turns designer". Times of India ( 10 July 2011.
  13. ^ "Sussanne Khan, Gauri Shinde feted as women achievers". The Indian Express. 8 April 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  14. ^ "A synonym for talent". Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  15. ^ "My Design is a Reflection of My Creativity: Gauri Khan". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  16. ^ Crossley,, Isabelle. "Gauri Khan launches design store in Mumbai". Retrieved 16 February 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  17. ^ "Everything you need to know about Gauri Khan's new design store". Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Gauri Khan's decor advice is a must-read for anyone redoing their home". 18 December 2017.
  19. ^ "Gauri Khan receives Excellence in Design Award". The Times of India. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Gauri Khan lights up the house with TISVA's new collection". Architectural Design | Interior Design | Home Decoration Magazine | AD India. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  21. ^ "Gauri Khan's Complete Style Evolution". Vogue India. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Gauri Khan is Vogue's cover girl". movies. 18 December 2007.
  23. ^ "SRK, Gauri walk the ramp for KJo". Archived from the original on 19 October 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  24. ^ Rubina A Khan (13 October 2011) [ Gauri Khan strikes a pose as husband SRK looks on].
  25. ^ "Famous inter-religious marriages". MSN. 30 January 2014. Archived from the original on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  26. ^ "B'day Special: Shah Rukh Khan (p. 16)". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  27. ^ 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.
  28. ^ 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.


″Gauri Khan’s confession about Shahrukh Khan″ 22 September 2022

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