Shah Rukh Khan is not only one of the biggest superstars from Bollywood but of the world. Through the years, people have not only loved him but literally worshiped him for all his dedication and hard work he puts into his characters that strike an emotional chord with the fans. Despite that, what are the things that make Shah Rukh, the ‘King of Bollywood’?
Find out from this specially curated list, explaining that on the account of his birthday:
1. International acclaim
Shah Rukh Khan is the first Indian male actor to feature in Time magazine’s special report about Asia’s 20 under 40 Heroes in 2004. He also became the first Indian to make it to Forbes magazine’s Middle East edition’s cover in 2014.
2. Also regarded as the ‘King of Romance’
Through his iconic film ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ he garnered international buzz. Some of the other SRK films that managed to change the definition of love for the watchers were Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Veer Zara, Devdas, Mohabbatain, Kal Ho Na Ho, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and My Name Is Khan.
3. Humanitarian work
The actor is associated with the international non-profit organization known as the ‘Make-A-Wish’ Foundation and helps the wish of terminally ill children come true by spending time with him at his residence. Other than this he also donated the entire prize money earned by his IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders to cancer patients. He has also been felicitated by UNESCO for his social work. A special department for cancer has also been established by the actor along with a special children’s ward at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital. All these things make him the star who does the biggest charity work compared to all the other actors within the industry.
4. Richest actor in the world
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Initially known to be an outsider within Bollywood and starting his career off from the world of Television, Shah Rukh Khan is now regarded as the second richest actor in the world! He makes more money compared to many other international biggies like Jerry Seinfield, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and so on.
5. Record breaking awardee
The actor has been awarded 14 Filmfare awards out of 30 nominations throughout! He along with Dilip Kumar is the only celebrity to have the most award for ‘Best Actor’ i.e. 8 times!. Shah Rukh also has 5 honorary doctorates from The University of Law and La Trobe University (2019), University Bedforshire (2009), University of Edinburgh (2015) and Maulana Azad National Urdu University (2016). Whereas the French Govt. has awarded him the fifth degree of the French Legion of Honour, the Chevalier Légion d’honneur (2014) and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2007). He has also been awarded the Padma Shri in 2005.