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Nov 01, 2013 04:31 PM EDT

Shahrukh Khan Birthday, Recent News 2013: SRK ‘Happy New Year’ Star Compared to Dilip Kumar

Shahrukh Khan
(Photo : REUTERS/Stringer ) SRK gets emotional talking about baby AbRam
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(Photo : twitter/@AsharMajeed) Shahrukh Khan compared to the young Dilip Kumar

Happy Birthday Shahrukh Khan!

It’s no surprise that many fans adore Shahrukh Khan for his great acting and personality. In fact, the “Happy New Year” star has been widely compared to another great Bollywood actor, Dilip Kumar.

Not only has SRK been compared to Kumar by his fans, but by his mother as well because his looks resembles the legendary actor.

“I heard that a lot that I looked like Dilip Sahab but I was never convinced until I happened to watch Dilip Kumar’s film in his youth at Ketan Mehta’s office and began rubbing my eyes when Ketan informed me it was Dilip Kumar’s image!” said Khan to Glamsham.

Aside from a close resemblance to Kumar, SRK shares something else in common with the actor, Kumar and Khan’s father hails from Peshawari Pathan. When SRK’s family came to India and resided in New Delhi, Dilip Kumar also lived in the same lane, which was when SRK used to visit Kumar’s house many times as a child until he moved to Mumbai.

Khan’s parents aspired SRK to become an actor like Kumar and eventually got the opportunity to play “Devdas” and first took the blessing of the thespian before shooting. Kumar and Khan have received Filmfare’s Best actor award for the role.

Khan was recently named “India’s Most Attractive Personality” conducted by Trust Research Advisory and took the number one spot beating Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.

Many directors such as Karan Johar also love to have SRK in their movies since he is known to have great hard working habits.

“He’s dynamic, attractive and is one of the finest actors this country has seen,” said Johar. “No matter how many honors he receives, they are less.”

Khan has currently completed 25 years in the Bollywood industry and will continue to be in the industry as he celebrates his 48th birthday on November 2.

“He has reached the pinnacle and I think his love (love of his fans) just continues to grow with every passing year,” said Johar.

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