Shah Rukh Khan, also known as King Khan, surprises audiences with his cameo scenes in numerous films. There are times when Shah Rukh’s cameo appearance has got more applause than the leading actors. He will next be seen in Brahmastra.
Let’s take a look at his 11 impactful cameo appearances in films:
Laal Singh Chaddha (2022): Although Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha did not perform well at the box office, Shah Rukh’s cameo in the film was a touching moment. In one scene, Shah Rukh appears as himself, dancing to the song Mehbooba Mehbooba with a young Laal Singh, who demonstrates the arms-spread-out move that is also SRK’s signature style. Later, it is followed by a montage of Shah Rukh Khan’s incredible film scenes.
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (2022)
Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, directed by R. Madhavan, witnessed Madhavan play Nambi Narayanan’s role, the ISRO scientist who was falsely accused of espionage. King Khan plays himself in this biopic, where he sits to interview Madhavan Nambi in an emotional scene. It showcased his comeback to theatres four years after his 2018 film titled Zero.
Two of the biggest stars of Bollywood joined hands in a beautiful scene in Tubelight, which is directed by Kabir Khan, starring Salman Khan as Laxman ‘Tubelight’ Singh. It has the role of a magician whose name is Gogo, who inspires Laxman to do magic on stage with him while the villagers chuckle at him. Shah Rukh steals the show yet again as Gogo who is kind to ‘Tubelight’, unlike everyone else, and makes him believe in himself.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
A dialogue from it states, “Ek tarfa pyar ki taqat hi kuch aur hoti hai, auron ke rishton ki tarah yeh do logon mein nahi batti, sirf mera haq hai ispe.” Shah Rukh Khan stole the thunder with it and a three-minute cameo in Karan Johar’s romantic drama, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. King Khan played Tahir Taliyar Khan, who is the former husband of Saba (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan).
Bhootnath Returns (2014)
Bhoothnath Returns, starring Amitabh Bachchan, helmed by Vivek Sharma, witnessed Shah Rukh Khan reprising his role as Aditya Sharma, father of Banku (Aman Siddiqui), who becomes friends with the amiable ghost Bhoothnath (Amitabh Bachchan). His role in the second part was for a shorter time period than his role in the first, but his appearance still managed to make an impact.
Luck by chance (2009)
Shah Rukh’s cameo as himself in Luck By Chance, directed by Zoya Akhtar, still resonates with upcoming actors. In a part of it, with protagonist Vikram (Farhan Akhtar), Shah Rukh tells his insight on showbiz. He alerts Vikram that stardom is not good and one must never forget one’s friends who were there when one was ‘nothing’.
Heyy babyy (2007)
A Sajid Khan directorial where Shah Rukh does an entry as Raj, who also takes a chance to leave a mark on Isha to marry him. The cameo was so well perceived by audiences that the song became popular and numerous went to watch the film just for his cameo.
Saathiya, helmed by Shaad Ali and starring Rani Mukerji and Vivek Oberoi, became even more special with Shah Rukh’s cameo as Tabu’s husband, Yeshwant Rao. Shah Rukh stood out as an adoring and supportive husband in just 10 minutes of screen time.
Directed by Krishna Vamsi, Jai Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) plays a significant and supportive role in the film. He becomes a petty thief and helps Nandini escape Narasimha’s man in order to not miss the train to Jaipur.
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000)
Directed by Raj Kanwar, a romantic movie where Pooja chooses Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) to marry after she reveals about him and Jahnvi.
Shah Rukh Khan acts as Arjun in this film starring Sridevi too, which is directed by Raam Shetty. Arjun begins work undercover in Nagraj’s gang, but very soon, Nagraj gets to know about Arjun’s real identity, and he gets slain. When Geeta discovers, she plans to avenge Arjun’s murder.