It was Baazigar, which cast him in an anti-hero role, that proved to be SRK's breakthrough film. The runaway hit earned him a first Filmfare Best Actor Award and we fell in love with the SRK-Kajol jodi forever.
Shah Rukh continued his negative streak with elan in Darr, where he played a psychopath obsessed with Juhi Chawla's character. The actor was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role.
After this brief affair with the 'dark side' SRK returned to the role of the chocolate boy in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. His portrayal of the academically challenged son out to find love and a career in music, was absolutely delightful and showed a new side of the actor to the audience.
While he was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award he managed to win the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance.