Bollywood's lover boy, Shah Rukh Khan, has turned 48. (Photo: @iamsrk/Twitter)
Bollywood's lover boy, Shah Rukh Khan, has turned 48. (Photo: @iamsrk/Twitter)

Shah Rukh Khan, who is often dubbed SRK, King of Bollywood or King Khan, has turned 48.

The A-list actor celebrates his birthday every year with a customary press meet at his residence in Mumbai.

"I feel very weird when people celebrate my birthday with great enthusiasm every year. So, you all reporters are invited. Come to my home. We will sit down, have cold drinks and chat and all," Shah Rukh Khan was quoted as saying by ANI at an event recently.

Khan, whose latest film Chennai Express has set new box office records, thanked his fans for sending him birthday wishes.

"Thank u all on twitter for the madness u have created ha ha.Ppl (people) think I am a mkting (marketing) genius. But it's u all who make the madness. Love u most," Shah Rukh Khan wrote on Twitter.

"Thank u everyone. All who came outside the house with crackers & posters. Love to u all & apologies to the neighbours.Ur love makes me happy," the actor, who recently had his third child, a son named AbRam, with wife Gauri Khan, added.

Born on 2 November, 1965, Shah Rukh Khan has endeared himself by playing roles of an obsessive lover at the start of his film career, eventually evolving as an epitome of on-screen romance.

While Khan won accolades for his negative lover boy image consecutively in 1993 and 1994 in films such as Darr, Baazigar and Anjaam, he is today fondly called the king of romance.

Khan's portrayal as a lover who can win his lady love with honesty and his undying charm remains the USP of most of his films.

While Shah Rukh Khan makes the audience feel his intense love for the heroine through thoughtful dialogues as in the 2012 flick Jab Tak Hai Jaan, his subtle and humorous ways of expressing love in 2013 blockbuster Chennai Express justify that Khan can rule women's hearts even as he ages and at a time when Bollywood has several budding young actors.

On Shah Rukh Khan's milestone 48th birthday, IBTimes UK presents a collection of some of his best-shot latest photos.

"Sometimes i am crazy, sometimes i am stressed. Sometimes i am lonely...But truly i am blessed," the actor wrote. (Photo: @iamsrk/Twitter)
Shah Rukh Khan in Australia for a performance in October. (Photo: @iamsrk/Twitter)
Shah Rukh Khan in Australia for a performance in October. (Photo: @iamsrk/Twitter)
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in a scene from Chennai Express. (Photo: ChennaiExp2013/Facebook)
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in a scene from Chennai Express. (Photo: ChennaiExp2013/Facebook)